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100k G5’s

Apple announced that 100k G5’s have been ordered on Monday.

Now that Apple is making that much… they should send me a freebie just to say “thanks for loving Mac OS X” 😉

In other news, Bender (file server) is still running after 48 hours. A good sign. Lets see if it can beat the previous record of 40 days of service running Mac OS X 10.2. I doubt it as 10.2.7 will be released soon and require a restart… but after that, we will see.

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Apple

OS X 10.2 for my server

Going to install Mac OS X 10.2 for my server this weekend (just arived). Should be interesting. What’s neat is I ordered it via Apple with ground shipping… came overnight. Quickness.

If only F/A-18 Hornet Operation Iraqi Freedom came so quick from J&R now… can’t wait to shoot up some Iraqi MIG’s. 😀

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Apple

MacWorld to stay in NYC?

The Register is running an interesting article. Apparently there is still debate if they should move or not.

Seems like Boston keeps losing things to NYC. Babe Ruth, many World Series, and now MacWorld NY

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iTunes for Windows

Looks like Apple still plans to release iTunes for Windows by the end of the year.

Not bad. I would have thought it slipped to early next year. I’m still wondering what the UI will be like. A smoother OS X like port… or a Windows implementation of the Apple Service?

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Apple gets an A

MacNN today reported Apple gets good grades from PC Magazine . Horray.

IBM got a good grade to for the Thinkpad.

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Apple Software

Safari Madness

I’ve used it before, but today I gave Safari a real go. Despite the fact that some bugs exist, it does a pretty good job. My biggest complement goes to the UI. It’s clean, simple, and totally Apple. It shares the same DNA as Steve Jobs.

I also like the snapback and iSync functionality. Some nice little Apple features make web browsing pleasant. Rendering is pretty good, fast, clean, and pretty compatible.

Still though, I favor Camino. From the pages I tested (including my own) it loaded faster, and had the best rendering of the two browsers (both of which blow Internet Explorer away). The biggest incompatibilities I’ve noted are mainly with JavaScript not functioning properly (especially sites with large complex scripts) or some XHTML pages. All of which Camino and Mozilla do very well.

IMHO the winner is still Camino, and the entire Gecko line of browsers, although Safari gets an honorable mention. It’s UI features are clearly superior.

I don’t think many sites will cater to KHTML browsers though. I think it’s much more likely for them to test in Netscape or other Gecko browsers, than KHTML based browsers. As a result, Gecko based browsers will most likely always have an upper hand in compatibility, unless KHTML manages to really keep up, despite the never ending obstacles that lie in it’s way.

A side note: I’m need to check out OmniWeb (the WebCore version), and give that a go. I haven’t gotten to that yet.

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Apple

PowerMac G5

Boy is it odd missing a week of such big news (though vacation is nice). Got to love the new G5. Serious power. Just an odd looking case. And lack of a 2nd drive bay is quite sad. Especially considering what power is behind it. IMHO I like the extendability the big G3/G4 towers provided.

Panther sounds yummy.

Safari being released means i will be busy at work.

Last post of the day (promise)… bed time now. 5:30 comes early. Even bots such as myself need some recharge time. To the bed cradle.

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Apple

Quark Express

Well, the big Apple news today, is ironically not about Apple, it’s about Quark, who finally finished up Quark Express, two years late.

Apple has a nice large ad on their homepage about it, pointing to this link:
http://www.apple.com/macosx/applications/quarkxpress/
But the big question, as the /. community asks is… Is this to late for Quark? Is there an audience left that hasn’t moved on?

I personally am of the opinion that it will need to be priced really good to sell, and it needs to be one heck of a solid reliable product. They can’t afford to have a buggy first OS X release like many other companies had. There is no time to rebound. That is, if they have time to take a first crack at the OS X market.