Favored Freeware: BootCD

BootCD is a Cocoa app that creates a disk image that can be used to burn a MacOS X boot CD with a working Finder and Dock on it. This utility is unfinished and still has some flaws, but works. The current version works much better than previous versions, and includes the ability to run Drive10 and other utilities, although Norton does not yet work from the CD.

Pros: Finally, a working boot CD with all of your favorite utility apps! This is a life-saver for anyone who has to fix computers on a regular basis.

Cons: BootCD is not compatible with MacOS X 10.4 (“Tiger”).

Note: BootCD is a featured tool in my recommended Routine Maintenance.
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Blogroll Dive: 12/26/05

Here are the highlights from today’s Blogroll dive:

  • Bryan reviews the Performancing extension for Firefox.
  • Owen discusses the likelihood of plugin incompatibilities under WordPress v2.0.
  • Michael Heilemann recommends that we “unite around a common feed icon.”
  • Khaled ruminates on the need for Flock.
  • Rick has a new puppy.
  • Michael Hampton discusses the roadmap to Bad Behavior v2.
  • Jon announces the launch of Outside the Lines Media, his father’s photo retouching service.
  • Sarah reports on the true cause of Beethoven’s death.
  • Angsuman briefly reviews WriteBoard.
  • And, Tom reviews Zoho Writer.