Tuesday, September 10, 2002
Mac OS X-Only Booting For 2003
Apple today announced that starting in January 2003, all new Mac models will only boot into Mac OS X as the start-up operating system, though they will retain the ability to run most Mac OS 9 applications through the "Classic" environment.
Netscape won't dislodge Internet Explorer from its hegemony over browser space. But its open-source sibling is aiming at even bigger game: Windows.
Apple's Schiller Pushes Printing With 10.2
In a keynote address here Tuesday at Seybold San Francisco 2002, which was largely devoid of new announcements, Apple Senior Vice President Phillip Schiller spent an hour teasing out the new "print, publishing and design" features of Apple's recently released OS X 10.2 operating system.
Apple Kicks Off "Design Freely" Promotion
Free copy of Adobe InDesign 2.0.
Apple Launches Latest "i" Software
Apple on Tuesday released its latest "i" application, as the company seeks to combat slowing computer sales with an increased emphasis on software and services.
Rendezvous Gains Approval, Says Apple
Apple states that developers are "rapidly adopting Apple's innovative new Rendezvous networking technology for incorporation into everything from consumer electronics to printers, enterprise database management and educational applications."
Apple Expo In Full Swing
More than 70,000 attendees are expected to visit the show, which has attracted 250 exhibitors.
Industry Turns The Page
This year, industry leaders are focused on using networking technology — specifically powerful server computers — to sort through images, rather than using desktop computers alone.
Copland And NeXT
In the end, it took like five years to deliver on a usable version of the next generation Mac OS. What is interesting in that it would have taken only another 2 or 3 years maximum for Apple to have delivered on Copland (plus some of Gershwin) had they followed a variant of the initial course.
Apple's Good, But That's No Reason To Switch
The newer versions of Windows are themselves mighty fine.
Even Free, iCal Isn't Worth The Price
iCal is rife with bugs, display glitches and mind-boggling interface oversights.
Toast Titanium 5.1.2
Toast Titanium covers all the bases and provides an excellent platform for discovering why Zip drives are hitting the auction sites at prices lower than the cost of shipping.
Configuring Sendmail On Jaguar
Sendmail is complicated software, no doubt about it. But Sendmail is also the Swiss Army Knife of mail servers, and I don't mean one of those little key-chain trinkets.
Apple's 'Jaguar' Is Useful Upgrade
Overall, Jaguar is a good upgrade for Mac users, who may soon find they can't live without the new Sherlock or Mail features.
Er... Steve? I still cannot watch VCD movies on the world's most powerful desktop operating system.
But... Steve? Does that mean all-new all-improved all-kiss-ass machines coming in January 2003?
Cyril Borgomano: It is quite easy to have a compatibility box called Classic, even if the processor was an AMD chip, for instance. But it would not work with a "real" Mac OS 9.