news of 2005-05-02

Rob Enderle at it again...

Whenever Robbie-Boy writes an article about products by Apple, he seems to beg for flame-mail. I sure sent him one. This time, he's talking about Tiger, Windows XP 64, Longhorn and Linux. In the article he states: "Borrowing heavily from what we had seen in Longhorn (Microsoft's next version of Windows) last year, Tiger is an impressive piece of work." Ignoring, of course, the fact that Apple's been working on those features for at least 1.5 years, quite probably more.
He also states: "On the product side, Tiger has a number of features that appear to have been pulled from Longhorn's preview last year. The biggest one is "smart search," a feature that allows you to rapidly search a variety of file types to find what you need. With storage approaching a Terabyte now, this is an incredibly useful feature and one Windows users will have to get from a third party until Longhorn ships late next year." - Again ignoring how long Tiger's been in development, but also ignoring that Longhorn users will only get WinFS in beta form at the end of 2006. All Longhorn will have - according to current plans, at least - is smart folders, which are only saved search criteria. Nothing like Spotlight's metadata-crawling desktop search engine.
Rob Enderle: You're an ignorant, arrogant man, who's begging to be flamed.

[ written by fryke™ on 2005-05-02 at 23:09 CET ]
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QuickTime Broadcaster 1.5

Apple has released the new version today. The update brings along H.264 streaming and requires at least Mac OS X 10.3.9 as well as QT7.

[ written by fryke™ on 2005-05-02 at 18:09 CET ]
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Jobs to open WWDC 2005

A little more than a month away, Steve Jobs will hold the keynote at WWDC 2005 on 6th of June. According to available material, the developers' conference will mostly be about developing for Tiger.
Information about the next big version of Mac OS X will quite probably not find its way to this WWDC. Instead with the new 1.5y cycle, we can expect Apple to release a first developer preview version of Mac OS X 10.5 at next year's WWDC, with a release at the very end of 2006.

[ written by fryke™ on 2005-05-02 at 16:15 CET ]
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PatchBurn 4 first alpha released

If you've been waiting for a new version of PatchBurn (which installs device profiles for internal and external DVD-drives not directly supported by Apple's applications) for Tiger compatibility: A first alpha has been released. But make sure to check whether your burner isn't supported out of the box by Tiger, since it for example does support my external NEC 2500A suddenly. If you've upgraded from Panther, your old PatchBurn-generated profiles are still present and do work fine, btw. Might want to take them out in order to test Tiger with your drive directly.

[ written by fryke™ on 2005-05-02 at 01:53 CET ]
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