news of 2004-10-25


Tomorrow's the big day of the music announcement. We're certainly expecting new iTMS locations (Switzerland, please?) as well as an iPod (or similar device) using the 60 GB drive. The black U2 branded iPod is in talks as well. We'll see tomorrow...

[ written by fryke™ on 2004-10-25 at 18:58 CET ]
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There's another kid in town. iEmulator emulates a PC on a Mac, or so they claim. There's a bunch of screenshots available, "untouched" as the site promises, that show the software emulating up to 4 PCs at a time. They claim they can get a 1.5 GHz G4 emulate about a 500 MHz PC. However you should keep in mind that performance and experienced performance are two different things altogether. The software should be available in November, so we're waiting for comparisons to VPC before applying for a license. ;)

[ written by fryke™ on 2004-10-25 at 15:35 CET ]
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Windows XP is 3 years old

Happy Birthday, Windows XP! Teletubby-Land has found its way to 'their' desktops on 25th of October 2001. Around that time, I was testing near-final builds of Mac OS X 10.1 and was eager to follow the future evolution of that operating system. In the past three years, we have not only seen the final release of Mac OS X 10.1 (Puma), but also the final releases of 10.2 (Jaguar) and 10.3 (Panther) as well as several 'service packs' in the form of releases such as the most recent 10.3.5 update. In the same time, Microsoft has released SP 1 and SP 2 for Windows XP, both without seriously updating the feature set of the operating system. Granted, they kinda had to focus on the security issues - and many people around the globe are glad they did - but on the other hand: If you want to make sure you're using the most insecure operating system, prone to attackers using worms and viri, Windows XP is still the way to go. And with Longhorn 'just around the corner' (2-3 years?), here's a toast to another three years of Windows XP, while we on the good side will be enjoying Tiger (10.4) in the first half of 2005 and probably Mac OS X 10.5 before Longhorn arrives. Cheers!

[ written by fryke™ on 2004-10-25 at 13:54 CET ]
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