news of 2004-02-26 says PowerBook G5 in about 8-12 weeks

and iBooks to use Motorola's PowerPC 7447A in a future upgrade. Our own sources could not confirm's rumour that the PowerBook G5 is near to ready. However: We've been surprised in the past (Aluminum PowerBooks early last year, for example). has not much of a track record so far and has been wrong in the past (for example about IBM's PowerPC 970FX running at 2.6 GHz instead of 2.5 GHz, however nobody but ourselves had that right back then).

[ written by fryke™ on 2004-02-26 at 17:00 CET ]
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Correction: It's quite stable. ;)

In my previous post I mention that Safari v125.1 appears 'crashy'. However after a restart I haven't had a single crash of Safari in 10.3.3 7F34. I've also received comments from a few developers: Some have also had that crash on first launch, others have not. It seems to be okay.

[ written by fryke™ on 2004-02-26 at 16:04 CET ]
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Safari 1.2 v125.1 in Mac OS X 10.3.3 7F34

Apple has apparently updated Safari (and WebKit) for Mac OS X 10.3.3. However, this build (Safari) seems a bit crashy, sadly. (First launch: Crash. Second launch: It seems a bit better now. Haven't found any changes, really - not UI-wise, anyway.) The build in this seed notes v614/613 as the build number.

[ written by fryke™ on 2004-02-26 at 11:48 CET ]
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Apple seeds Mac OS X 10.3.3 7F34

Apple seems to be wrapping up the work on Mac OS X 10.3.3. The single 'known issue' in this build is, that "The Knowledge Base article referenced in the installer read me is a place holder. Article is not available online yet." This means the ReadMe note has now been written and the KB article is now being prepared. Whether or not 7F34 will be the build downloadable through Software Update remains to be seen, though.

The 10.3.3 Update delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther" and is recommended for all users.
Key enhancements include:
- network volumes are now available in the Finder sidebar and Desktop for convenient access
- improved file sharing and directory services for Mac (AFP), UNIX (NFS) and PC (SMB/CIFS) networks
- improved PostScript and USB printing
- improved font management
- updated Disk Utility, DVD Player, Image Capture, Mail and Safari applications
- iPods connected via USB 2.0 are now recognized by iTunes and iSync
- additional support for FireWire and USB devices
- new ATI and NVIDIA graphics drivers
- improved compatibility for third party applications
- FileVault, FireWire 800 and WebDAV improvements from Update 10.3.1
- previous standalone security updates and Bluetooth Update 1.5
For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website:

[ written by fryke™ on 2004-02-26 at 11:06 CET ]
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