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You may recently have noticed web addresses which include the word tinyurl. I did and, mea culpa, didn't bother to check it out. Until now.

Easy enough to do. Just type tinyurl in your browser's address box and up comes the tinyurl site at http: // tinyurl. com with a request to type or paste in one of those long addresses with which this column has been littered. Up comes a shorter address - which you might be more inclined to follow up. So, as an example, the full url a few lines down is rendered http: //tinyurl. com/ qxhgy. Magic. And it's free.

And so to the never-rains-but-it-pours department. Guerrilla Mac fundamentalists have been running Windows on Macs for more than a month. Then Apple puts out Boot Camp to do the same, only of-cially.

Then Parallels brings out Workstation for running Windows within Mac OSX (rather than side by side) and now OnMac reports a procedure that adds Linux, so you can triple boot your pet operating system. I don't know why you should want to do this but the how is at http: //wiki. onmac. net/ index. php/Triple_Boot_ via_BootCamp (or http: // tinyurl. com/qxhgy) And what next? Mac OSX on inexpensive PCs?

Just joking.

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