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Windows XP: some GUI elements from OS X?
A thread in our forums notes a side-by-side image of Windows XP and Mac OS X operating systems, pointing out the startling similiarities between some GUI elements of each. (Our news item from several days ago has hundreds of comments from readers as well.)
Tic-tac-toe for OS X
RealMac Software has released OnX for OS X, a simple , $5 shareware game of tic-tac-toe for two players.
If PCs were cars, \"the Mac would be a Lexus
In his final farewell column, eWeek editor John Dodge admits that he bought an iMac last fall as promised: "Yes, I did buy the Mac as promised last fall, and it's lived up to my expectations. If computers were cars, the Mac would be a Lexus for its reliability and elegance. The PC? An AMC Gremlin." (Dodge will become editor-in-chief of ZCast.tv, a new streaming video service from ZD.)
NEC PC Engine Emulator for Mac
TGEmu is a new (Carbonized) NEC PC Engine Emulator for Mac OS, featuring "reasonably good compatibility, along with reasonably good sound, though it isn't perfect yet."
Websites tested on Macs?
Andrew Harrison writes about problems he experienced with Entertainment Weekly's Website (which we encountered as well):
"Hey MacNN, as dedicated Macintosh users, I think we are required to point out companies who either don't care about us, or ignore us as consumers.
The problem is Entertainment Weekly's Website The site is horribly slow in IE5 even with my broadband connection, to top it off, resizing the browser window in Explorer 5 either freezes the machine or the browser unexpectedly quits. Is this just me, or does it happen to others? Another problem, this in Netscape 4.0.5, - Load the same page, and shrink the browser window(once or twice) and watch all the content dissapear! Are these problems specific to the website, or problems in each browser?
Anyhoo, I think it is necessary for we Mac users to let E-Weekly know that their website is ignoring an important set of people."
Tech: Napster pursues restricted MP3 format
Tech news: Napster is developing a restricted MP3 format that would allow it to control what users can do with the files, including restrictions on burning audio CDs; Microsoft is facing two more lawsuits alleging racial discrimination; Dell will further cut prices on its systems in an effort to gain marketshare; and spam has started to make an appearance in the area of instant messaging.
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