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See All Your Books in iBooks

The iBooks app for iOS lets you assign your books to different collections, but does not have any obvious way for you to see all of your books, regardless of the collection you have put them in. There is, however, a workaround that can show you just about all of your books at once: reveal the search field at the top of any collection in iBooks and type a single space into that field.

With this search, iBooks lists all of the books that have a space either in the title of the book or in the author's name. Other than the rare book that has a one-word title and a single-name author, you end up with a list of all of your books.

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Free "Take Control of VMware Fusion 3" Simplifies Windows on a Mac

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Thanks to sponsorship from VMware, we are pleased to provide Joe Kissell's new "Take Control of VMware Fusion 3" for free. In Fusion 3, VMware added 64-bit optimization for Snow Leopard users, Windows 7 support, a simplified process for porting a physical Windows installation to a virtual Mac installation, and better support for graphically intense applications.

Joe covers all this, plus walks readers step-by-step through many possibilities for installing Windows on a Mac, the best ways to configure Fusion, techniques for working effectively in Windows with Mac hardware, and much more.

To help readers further explore the Take Control series, "Take Control of VMware Fusion 3" also comes with a coupon code worth 50 percent off one ebook order.

Print copies of "Take Control of VMware Fusion 3" are also available for $12.99.

If you'd like an idea of what's involved in running Windows on your Mac with Fusion (or even more generally), we published a slightly edited excerpt that explains the topic over on the Take Control site.

 

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Comments about Free "Take Control of VMware Fusion 3" Simplifies Windows on a Mac
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Does Joe Kissell also cover the question how to get a VMware Fusion version without anti-virus software?

I know about the 'lite' version, however, it's sold for the same price as the 'standard' version including rather bloated anti-virus software.
Joe Kissell  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2009-10-28 09:40
I don't mention the Lite version in the book, under the assumption that Windows antivirus software is highly desirable, and all the more so if it's free! You don't have to actually install the antivirus software if you don't want to, even if you download the full version - but at least you have it if you want it. It's true that it makes the Fusion download larger, but I consider that extra size well worth it.
VMWare Fusion has come with AV software for quite a while. I do not install it. WHat I do is I backup the initial image. If anything happens, I simply restore the original backup and start over. For people where this is not sensible, I'd suggest Avast! (or AVG, though recent versions seem too bloated for me).
Bravo to the sponsor, Joe, and the TC staff for making this available -- another example of how Take Control Books and TidBITS do things right ... for all concerned. Our thanks!