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New Documents in Snow Leopard's TextEdit

In the Snow Leopard version of TextEdit, you can now create a new document by Control-clicking TextEdit's Dock icon (when it's running), and choosing New Document from the pop-up menu. This isn't a major feature, of course, since you can also just press Command-N while in TextEdit, but consider Control-clicking other applications' Dock icons to see what functions they might make available.

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VMware Fusion 3.1

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VMware has updated its virtualization software for the Mac, VMware Fusion. Version 3.1 enhances many of the features present in its most recent public beta, offering improved graphics performance via OpenGL 2.1 support for Windows 7 and Windows Vista, enhanced USB connectivity for your virtual machine with the new EasyConnect feature, and extended support for virtual hard disks up to 2 TB. The update also adds 8-way SMP, new OVF (Open Virtualization Format) tools, drag-and-drop capabilities in the installation assistant, and shortcut capabilities for opening your virtual machine's configuration file in a default text editor. ($79.99 new, free update, 432 MB)

 

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Comments about VMware Fusion 3.1

How likely is it that upgrading Fusion will make it necessary to call Microsoft to convince them that my copy of Windows is still a valid one? I ask because when I used Parallels that happened to me whenever I upgraded.