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Featured below are a few recent articles contributed by Mac Guild members. Click the Articles navigation link to see more articles.

VMWare Fusion 4 vs Parallels Desktop 7 - Benchmarks

Are you wondering what the latest speed tests are for running Windows on your Mac? Check out these MachTech benchmarks comparing VMWare Fusion 4 and Parallels Desktop 7. As author Nick Ticktin concludes, "One thing is clear: virtualization for the Mac works well."

Read the benchmark excerpts: VMware Fusion 4 vs Parallels Desktop 7 (11-1-11)

WWDC 2009 Conference

Yet another wonderful WWDC summary from Mac Guild Staff Writer Larry Peng on the 2009 World Wide Developer's Conference. With Snow Leopard at the heart of this year's WWDC, this write-up includes details from the conference, ranging from the Keynote, State of the Union for Core OS, OS Server and Developers, iPhone integration, and much more. This write-up is 45 pages long, an excellent summary! The WWDC articles are now only presented in PDF format. To save the PDF to your desktop, right-click on the link below, or view the PDF on your browser and use the Adobe toolbar to save the document. The Mac Guild webmaster apologizes for the delay in getting this posted!

Read the full article: WWDC 2008 Trip Report (12-17-09)

Google Chrome

For those wondering about Google's new web browser, Google Chrome, Mac Guild member Alex Levinson gives his first impressions of the browser. He takes a look at both the Mac version as well as the Windows version.

Read the full article: A First Look at Google Chrome (12-26-09)

WWDC 2009 Conference

Yet another wonderful WWDC summary from Mac Guild Staff Writer Larry Peng on the 2009 World Wide Developer's Conference. With Snow Leopard at the heart of this year's WWDC, this write-up includes details from the conference, ranging from the Keynote, State of the Union for Core OS, OS Server and Developers, iPhone integration, and much more. This write-up is 45 pages long, an excellent summary! The WWDC articles are now only presented in PDF format. To save the PDF to your desktop, right-click on the link below, or view the PDF on your browser and use the Adobe toolbar to save the document. The Mac Guild webmaster apologizes for the delay in getting this posted!

Read the full article: WWDC 2008 Trip Report (12-17-09)

OS X Web Browsers

Like many others, I consider myself a typical Mac OS X web surfer, usually switching off between Apple's Safari and Mozilla Firefox. Claire J Rottenberg has put together an interesting article about a few other browsers that I have not visited in awhile, or never even heard of. It makes for an interesting read for all Mac OS X web surfers.

Read the full article: Special Features of Mac OS X Web Browsers (12-20-08)

Garmin RoadTrip

For those of you that have been using Garmin products for a number years and lamented the fact that Garmin only supported the Windows interface, the freeware RoadTrip for Mac OS X will be a welcome relief. Check out this detailed review of the software by Mac Guild member John Gebhardt.

Read the full article: Review of Garmin's RoadTrip (12-15-08)

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