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Authorware 6.0 Player released for Mac
Macromedia has released Authorware Player 6.0 for both Mac OS 8/9 and OS X, which allows you to view application created with its Authorware application that generates Web-based tutorials and audio/video simulations. [Classic, Carbon]
Reader: MS settlement includes Macs
Tim Rand writes about the proposted settlement for Microsoft's antitrust litigation:
"I find it interesting that the Proposed Microsoft settlement for the Microsoft Antitrust Litigation includes the donation of Macintosh systems to schools. See page 24 of [pdf document] as well as other locations throughout the proposed settlement. What it doesn't say is anything about the proportions of non-Microsoft equipment. As well, where it refers to Macintosh systems, it is usually listed as ... or Pentium ... or some such alternative. There are a lot of references to Windows 98SE as the standard OS, but not a version of Mac OS. My guess is that all they would donate would be Mac Office and not anything else. Since this is a class action suit and as computer owners and users includes you and me, we should all review the settlement and give the Court our views of this proposed settlement."
Reader: iDVD2 fails to burn some DVDs
Doug Jones notes that iDVD2 for OS X fails to burn 90 minute projects or any project over 60 minutes.
Planet of Apes CD works with Macs
Julian Huff writes: "Just thought I'd drop a note that the Limited Edition Planet of The Apes CD-ROM that comes with the DVD states that it requires a 200 mhzPC with Windows 98, 2000, or NT with 64MB RAM. However, when I popped it in my Quicksilver 867, it came up and ran just fine! Mac compatibility is not mentioned on the cover of the CD, but it's nice to know that it was thought about and implemented! Now, if only Lucas Arts and other companies would get a clue and start doing this with their DVD content!"
CrushFTP 3.0b21: ftp server in development
Ben Spink's Java-based ftp server, CrushFTP 3.0b21, offers now supports Netscape 6 (as well as IE) for Web administration as wellas adds search support for ftp sites, improves directory parsing, IRC bot authentication, and other changes.
HotApp 1.0rc2 adds new features to kybd util
HotApp 1.0rc2 adds the ability to execute a system command (e.g. sleep, restart, Shutdown) as well as open a directory in the Finder to the keyboard utility. HotApp SDK, now available, is a free developer kit which can be used for the development of new plugins for HotApp.
YP Rectilinear Motion 1.0 teaches physics
Yves Pelletier has released YP Rectilinear Motion 1.0, a shareware ($20) educational software package designed for physics teachers and physics students that allows the user to plot a graph of velocity as a function of time as well as provide a simulation of the motion described by the graph.
ConceptDraw Medical illustrates medical docs
Computer Systems Odessa has released ConceptDraw Medical, a special edition of ConceptDraw Professional, based on its powerful vector drawing engine. The $250 cross-platform application can be used for for illustrating, visualizing and demonstrating medical documents. It is bundled with over 120 libraries and 3000 objects as well as images on different medical topics (bones, cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, genital, muscles, nervous, and sensory systems). Upgrades are $125.
Office v. X ships with Windows Media Player
Richard Kim writes that "Office V.X comes with a OS X version of Windows Media Player in the Value Pack installer that comes on the CD." (It is not yet available on the Web.)
Loan Calc 1.3: loan calculator adds printing
Maxprog has released Loan Calc v1.3 adds printing support to its $10 shareware, currency-independent loan calculator that offers "everything from monthly payments up to total loan costs and allows you to generate and save to a text or excel sheet the full payments list, from a customizable start date." [Classic, Carbon]
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