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MacOrama für den 25. März 2004

Frank Patalong hat für SPIEGEL ONLINE den iPod mini entdeckt:
"Das beginnt schon bei der Verpackung: Der Mini kommt in einem würfeligen, weißen Karton daher, nicht in einem wie auch immer gearbeiteten "Päckchen". Das Auspacken ist ein sinnlicher Spaß: Für so was zeigen altgediente Ökos Unternehmen an, während es Werbeclubs mit Preisen prämieren. Das ist ein Signal: Ein Produkt, das in so etwas steckt, ist edel."

Die Hardware-Deprivierung ist langsam schwer zu überbieten, AppleInsider liefert wenigstens ständige Hoffnungsstückchen:
"Apple Computer last week advised its reseller channel to immediately submit all orders for end-of-quarter purchases, sources said. The company went on to warn dealers that all CPU inventory (with the exception of Power Macs) is expected to be "sold-out" by March 27th and a product dry spell would occur for approximately the first three weeks in April.
While this situation is typically indicative of imminent product revisions, reliable sources said the dry spell simply reflects the beginning of the educational buying season. For the next several weeks, the majority of units rolling off Apple's manufacturing lines will be used to fill large, educational-based orders--significantly limiting supply to distributors."

Abhilfe für einen langsamer werdenden Safari (1.2.1) findet sich bei thewalrus.de, konnte diesen Fehler bei mir allerdings bisher nicht beobachten.

Bei Mac.Ars gratuliert Eric Bangeman zum (gestrigen) dreijährigen OS X Bestehen:
"It has been a long and winding road for OS X users. After three years, Mac users have a modern, mature, and stable desktop OS. While there have been some hiccups along the way, Apple has generally done a good job rolling out new features in the four major releases. Arguably, their commitment to frequent 10.X.X releases and security updates is even more important, as most bring more functionality and stability to the OS X experience. Having a Unix-based OS has proven to be a benefit to Apple. It has gotten their machines into places they otherwise never would have been used, and has opened up a world of open-source software to Mac users."

Government Computer News:
"Anything Apple creates or modifies in the OS "goes back to the open-source community for peer review," Apple vice president John H. Brandon said. "We try to be very proactive about security" by offering automatic security and other software updates when a system goes online.
As a further security measure, "the systems are shipped locked down,” he said. “Users must make a conscious choice to open ports and obtain authority to change an application."

Weitere Xserve Erfolge bei internetnews.com:
"While the Xserve has proved popular as a file and print server or as a Web server, Apple Director of Hardware Storage Alex Grossman told internetnews.com the G5 is gaining popularity on the edge of the network with content delivery providers and telecommunication companies.
"We're being welcomed into these new areas," Grossman said. "What we're seeing is the QuickTime streaming platform being used for a number of content delivery uses. These companies are looking at their UNIX-based Sun and other vendor boxes and moving over to Macintosh OS X Panther."

Und im Bio-IT Bereich, bei Macworld UK:
"Apple's brand new Apple Workgroup Cluster for Bioinformatics has been declared a finalist in a prestigious life sciences show."

Außerdem (Halb-)Wissenswertes aus dem Terminal - heute:
03/25 Aretha Franklin is born in Detroit, 1943

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