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26.11.2003

MittwochsMac0rama (Update)

Heute unter anderem:
• Rendezvous Browser
• Apple als 'lovemark'
• Xserve im wissenschaftlichen Einsatz
• neuer 5GB iPod?
• Jobs vs. Gates
• Brasilien linuxt
Das und mehr beim Weiterlesen...

Stephen Withers stellt kurz den sehr empfehlenswerten Rendezvous Browser vor:

"Rendezvous Browser displays a live inventory of the Rendezvous services available on your LAN."
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The Globe And Mail berichtet etwas verspätet auch noch sehr positiv über 10.3, hat dafür aber ein besonders schönes Fazit zu bieten:

"If your Windows PC is near the end of its life, I encourage you to take a serious look at Panther (perhaps on an eMac computer) before chaining yourself to anther Windows-based machine. This advice goes double for anyone with children, and triple for anyone with teenagers. (If they want to buy a bare-bones PC to download music from Kazaa and play PC games, let them spend their own money. You have a life of your own.)

If you're a power user who prefers plain text to eye candy, take a look at all that OS X offers under the hood (e.g. FreeBSD, Apache, GCC, X11, etc.). It's a good thing to be able to code while downloading e-mail and watching a DVD.

Finally, if you're a Mac user still clinging to the classic Mac OS, I encourage you to set aside your preferences (literally) and embrace the future. Think of it this way: you've avoiding paying for three system upgrades so far. Treat yourself to a new Mac now, and you can have Panther for free!"
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Etwas Brand-Blabla bei lovemarks.com:

"Lovemarks transcend brands. They deliver beyond your expectations of great performance. Like great brands, they sit on top of high levels of respect - but there the similarities end.
Lovemarks reach your heart as well as your mind, creating an intimate, emotional connection that you just can’t live without. Ever.
Take a brand away and people will find a replacement. Take a Lovemark away and people will protest its absence. Lovemarks are a relationship, not a mere transaction. You don’t just buy Lovemarks, you embrace them passionately. That’s why you never want to let go."

Natürlich verwundert es hier auch nicht weiter, dass Apple in der Liste der beliebtesten Brands/Lovemarks momentan auf Platz 2 auftaucht.
(via BoingBoing)
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Computerworld Singapore mit einem Bericht über den Einsatz von Macs für wissenschaftliche Zwecke:

"The researchers at Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL) are making use of Apple's Xserve to do its number crunching. One of the key goals of TTL is to undertake research in molecular biology and genetics in the fields of life sciences, including plant sciences."
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Seite 2 Gerücht über einen neuen kostengünstigen 5GB iPod bei MacRumors.
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Am 04. Dezember wird BBC2 eine Sendung über Jobs und Gates ausstrahlen:

"The show features Apple CEO and company co-founder Steve Jobs, and Microsoft founder and chief technology officer Bill Gates.
These two men were "responsible for the birth of modern personal computing," the report says, asking "but which of the two men is the world's most powerful computer mogul?"
Show presenter and financial analyst Alvin Hall will try to quantify the merits of both men. The show features "helpful insights from those who know them best", and will declare "who emerges at the top of the technological pile," show information says."
(via Macworld UK)
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"Brazil's government is urging its massive bureaucracy to use free software like Linux on its computer systems in a cost-cutting move that could cost Microsoft millions of dollars in lost revenue."
Mehr bei Reuters.
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Bei Daring Fireball werden aus Tradition Finder-Merkwürdigkeiten ausgebreitet:

"It’s a Daring Fireball Thanksgiving-week tradition: griping about the OS X Finder.
Today’s example pertains to a very specific instance of click-through in the Panther Finder. (Click-through is what happens when a window in the background accepts mouse clicks without bringing the window to the front first.)"
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Ein langer Artikel über den Werdegang und die Visionen des Steve Jobs bei macdirectory.com, stammt allerdings noch aus der Pre-G5 Zeit.

"There are some companies in the world who rely strictly on research and numbers to figure out what people want," says Segall, remembering Jobs' return. "Only when the world is asking for something do they deliver it. There are other companies [like Sony] who try to invent products that people have never even dreamed of before. So some of the most successful products
of our time -- like the Walkman and the mini-van -- never showed up in research at all. They were born of intuition, creativity, genius and a desire to just do something really cool. Those are the qualities that Apple embodies. Shockingly [to some], there is no research at Apple when it comes to new products. None at all. It is through sheer smarts and innovation that
Apple is able to come up with things like the original Macintosh and both generations of iMac. This is what makes Apple different. So along the way, Apple may stub its toe now and then. It shows up as a hockey-puck mouse. Or a Cube. But that's the price of bold thinking and fiery imagination."
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Außerdem (Halb-)Wissenswertes aus dem Terminal - heute:
11/26 Cream performs their farewell concert at Royal Albert Hall, 1968
(So einfach ist das).

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