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18.11.2003

DienstagsMac0rama

Heute unter anderem:
• Mehr Gerüchte zu Dual 1,8GHz G5 und 20" iMac
• iPod gets punk'd
• Virtual PC für Mac weiter terminlos
• Probleme des task-based Windows interface
• Adobes Stellungnahme zum 'sluggish Mac'
• Windows-to-Linux Roadmap
• Griechisch Petition (erneut)
• FavBar ausgreift
Die Details wie gewohnt beim Weiterlesen...

AppleInsider legt zu den gestrigen Gerüchten nochmal nach:

"According to two anonymous reports, Apple retailers in the north east had received shipments of both dual 1.8 GHz Power Mac G5s and a new 20" iMac as of early this morning. A third 'mystery' product, priced at $749 USD, was said to be unknown and rumored to be either a wide-screen 17" display or possibly a reduced price on the 20" Apple Cinema Display."
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Apple dehnt die iPod-Werbetrommel aus, auch bei MTV wurden iPod Spots gezeigt und Sendungen von Apple gesponsort, u.a Punk'd.
(via macnn)
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'Finding Nemo' hat es auch zur bestverkauften DVD aller Zeiten gebracht und Steve Jobs freut sich natürlich:

"Pixar's creative team pours their hearts into creating the industry's best DVDs for our films, so this resounding success is especially gratifying. We're thrilled beyond words."
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Generic Computertry über die Probleme des 'Task-based' Windows interface:

"The task - based interface is something Microsoft has wanted for a while. Wizards, paperclips, Bob, all of these things attempt to make the computer conform to what we use it for. In other words, the user should think less of the computer, and more of what they wish to do with the computer. This is not a bad thing. In fact, you use task based interfaces every day. Your ATM. Your DVD player. Your microwave oven. Your car. They work very well. But notice the one thing they all have in common.
The devices they are interfaces for are single, or limited - task devices."
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Nach all der Aufregung:
"In the recently-published Illustrator CS for Dummies, Ted Alspach, Adobe's Group Product Manager for Illustration Products, wrote: 'As of 2003, Windows systems have taken a decisive lead over Macs when it comes to performance. The difference is most apparent with graphics applications such as Photoshop and Illustrator, but you'll notice it with other applications as well. If you're thinking of purchasing a new system, and speed and responsiveness is important (or at least more important than the feel of the OS, I suggest getting a zippy PC over a (comparably) sluggish Mac.' "

Nun eine Stellungnahme von Adobe:
"'Ted Alspach's views do not reflect the views of Adobe. He shouldn't have written what he did and indentified those opinions with Adobe. It can be safely assumed that Ted won't be making any more statements like that,' said Brady.
'Any performance issues that might have been considered when he wrote his book have been made irrelevant by the Power Mac G5 launch. It's our view that in the creative pro space, the Mac is stronger than ever,' he added."

Beides zusammen nachzulesen in der PC Pro.
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Snerdware bietet mit Groupcal (Public Beta) einiges für iCal:
"Now you can take full advantage of the all the group calendaring features of Exchange directly from Apple iCal. Finally, view and share your calendar schedules quickly, easily, and transparently with your coworkers running Outlook. All with no Exchange Server 2000 install."
(via macdailynews)
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Am Rande bemerkt in der Computerworld:
"Sommer said plans call for a new version of Virtual PC for Mac to be offered next year, but she declined to provide specifics on timing and features. The current versions of Virtual PC for Mac don't run on the latest Power Mac G5 processor, but Sommer said Microsoft is working on that functionality for the next version of the product."
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IBM bietet eine Windows-to-Linux roadmap für Entwickler, die allerdings auch für Terminalinteressierte einen Blick wert ist.
(via Universal Rule)
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FavoritesBar (mehr dazu auch bei mir) liegt jetzt in Version 1.0.2b vor und ist inzwischen sehr ausgereift.
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Die Petition für eine bessere Griechisch Unterstützung durch Mac OS X hat es nach fast einem Monat (damals bei mir verlinkt) auch zu MacNN geschafft und erfreut sich jetzt hoffentlich einer wachsenden Öffentlichkeit.

Bei TidBITS.com hat man sich der neuen Sprachfunktionalitäte in 10.3 angenommen:

"With Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar, Apple made sweeping changes to the operating system's language handling and internationalization features, which are key to the Mac's acceptance throughout much of the world and for many people who regularly work in multiple languages. Three weeks of working with the foreign language capabilities of Mac OS X 10.3 Panther reveals a number of interesting new features. Although the changes are not as great as those we saw in Jaguar - and a couple new bugs have been introduced - the experience is on balance overwhelmingly positive."
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Außerdem (Halb-)Wissenswertes aus dem Terminal - heute:
11/18 First hydrogen bomb blasts Enewetok, 1952
(So einfach ist das).

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