VMware Backtracks on OS X Client Virtualization

Despite apparently lifting restrictions on running client editions of OS X under the new VMware Fusion 4.1 and placing the onus of compliance upon the end-user (see screen shot below), VMware has now backtracked and announced that the ability to virtualize OS X clients as discovered by Macworld’s Jason Snell was “a mistake”.

VMware's Original Statement Regarding OS X Client Virtualization Discovered by Macworld


Today VMware announced this “mistake” would be rectified in a forthcoming patch. (If you ask me, it sounds more like Apple dropped the hammer on VMware.)

Of course that doesn’t mean you can’t go and download the 4.1 update now to enjoy OS X client virtualization until the patch is released…and then who says you need to apply the patch when it’s ready?

VMware’s announcement follows:

VMware Fusion 4.1 was released late last week and includes many great improvements.  One change was the introduction of a new license verification step for users to verify they are in compliance with the OS licensing terms.

When the license verification step was added in VMware Fusion 4.1 the server edition check was omitted. We are preparing an update.

Running Mac OS X client in a virtual machine continues to require Lion (purchased from the Mac App Store or a USB thumb drive.)  Users should always ensure they remain in compliance with any applicable software license agreements.

For Mac Eyes Only – Steven P Jobs: 1955-2011

Episode #236b News Update

Steve Jobs

“Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”


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Running Time: 3:05

FMEO Extra: News and Views with Gary

Episode #230c

The show may be taking the week off, but Gary took the time to put together a bonus episode of News and Views from Across the Pond for you, the segment where Gary takes a look at Apple news of special interest to Mac fanatics from the UK and Europe.



> UK eBook Sales
> Fourth Paris Apple Store
> Boardroom iPads
> Dolly Drive
> EU Galaxy ban, well nearly.
> Dutch Judge throws out patents
> Galaxy Tab Ban in Germany continues, for now.
> iPhone Survey UK


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Running Time: 7:33

For Mac Eyes Only – SPECIAL REPORT: Steve Jobs Resigns

Episode #230b News Update

In a letter addressed to Apple’s Board of Directors and to the Apple community, Mr. Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple.

In his place, Mr. Tim Cook has been named the new CEO of Apple, Inc.

The complete text of Mr. Jobs letter reads as follows:

To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:

I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.

As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.

I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.

I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.



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Running Time: 2:29

Checking in from the iPad 2 line

Barry at the Northbrook Apple Store waiting to get his mitts on the new thinner, lighter, faster iPad 2

Review soon Barry?


UPDATE 3/11: And the store is open…

Amazon Takes Aim at Netflix & Apple…and Fires!

Holy Cow! This couldn’t wait for next week’s show folks because Amazon.com just announced a new benefit for Amazon Prime members that promises to blow the doors of the world of streaming content right off its hinges!

Amazon Prime, for those who don’t know, is Amazon’s paid service that gives its members free two-day shipping on everything Amazon sells.  It’s really an awesome service that I use it myself and since I first joined as a Prime member, my saying has become: If it’s not on Amazon with Prime Shipping, it’s not worth buying. [Read more…]

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FMEO News Update: Security Update 2010-005

The hazards of releasing FMEO a day earlier than normal!

Apple released a big security update late yesterday afternoon dubbed Security Update 2010-005.

The 81MB update for Snow Leopard (212MB for Leopard!) contains several important fixes to improve your Mac’s security.

These updates include:

  • A CoreGraphics patch to close the potential malicious PDF exploit in Preview.
  • Additional packet inspection to help prevent denial of service exploits in Samba.
  • PHP updated to 5.3.2 to close several security holes in 5.3.1.
  • Apple Type Services (ATS) has improved bounds checking to protect against documents containing maliciously crafted fonts.
  • Anonymous TLS/SSL connections are now disabled to help protect against “man in the middle” attacks.
  • Improved handling of Certificate Host Names in libsecurity, and the update also includes an update to ClamAV for OS X Server to close known security vulnerabilities.

Security Update 2010-005 can be downloaded for Leopard Client and Server as well as Snow Leopard Client and Server via Software Update or can be downloaded directly from Apple’s support site using the links below:

> UPDATE: Security Update 2010-005 for Leopard Client / Server
> UPDATE: Security Update 2010-005 for Snow Leopard Client / Server


For Mac Eyes Only News: Apple Delays Leopard Until October

We’ll talk about this on our next show of course, but Apple just released a statement that Leopard will be delayed until October and the primary culprit is not Vista compatibility as previously rumored, but…

…the iPhone.

we had to borrow some key software engineering and QA resources from our Mac OS X team, and as a result we will not be able to release Leopard at our Worldwide Developers Conference in early June as planned.”

They say Leopard WILL be feature complete by WWDC, a near final version demoed, and beta copies will be handed out to developers to pound on before Leopard is released from its cage in October.

Apple concludes with:

“We think it will be well worth the wait. Life often presents tradeoffs, and in this case we’re sure we’ve made the right ones.”

Really Apple (née Computer) Inc?

If we are to take this with a silver lining, we’ll content ourselves by saying that Leopard will be stable, safe and bug free by then … right?

No word on how this will affect iLife ’07 or iWork ’07, but we can only presume they will be held until October as well — and very likely renamed.

Read the entire statement at http://www.apple.com/hotnews/

For Mac Eyes Only News: Get A Mac For Security

Apple released a hilarious new Get a Mac commercial that precisely encapsulates the point of my rant yesterday.

Entitled “Security”, this ad reminds us just how flimsy Microsoft’s new enhanced security is within Vista. As I mentioned in For Mac Eyes Only, when it boils right down to it, all the user has to do is “turn off” the warnings and they’re left with nothing more than “warmed-over” Windows XP.

So sad…