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Tech: MS Suit, Java not .NET, Verizon DSL
Evening tech news: Microsoft has asked the judge in its antitrust hearing to delay his ruling by another four months; A survey of IT professionals finds that most web applications that will be delivered in 2002 will use Java instead of .NET; Verizon DSL customers are appealing a judge's decision in their suit which alledges delivery of lackluster service.
Retrospect update fixes bugs, supports drives
Dantz has updated its popular backup software, Retrospect, to driver version 4.3. The update fixes bugs, works around several problems and supports more new drives.
Mozilla 0.9.7 adds dozens of features, fixes
The Mozilla Organization, who coordinate the development of the open source Mozilla browser project, have released Mozilla beta version 0.9.7. Several new features and bug fixes have been implemented. The Labels feature in Mail&News is now fully implemented; Mail&News now supports basic S/MIME functionality; the Mac OSX toolbar collapse button is now implemented; ChatZilla 0.8.5 is now included; spring-loaded bookmark folders have been added; Mozilla now supports the longdesc attribute of the img tag; a print preview function is available for the Macintosh. Mozilla also runs under Mac OS 8.5 again. [Classic, Carbon]
iGetter 1.6: download management util
iGetter 1.6 is a $25 download utility that can resume broken downloads, supports segmented (accelerated) downloading, browser integration, queue filtering by various criteria, file mirrors support for additional acceleration, cookies support, processing web page links, scheduling downloads for low traffic periods, reconnecting modems, hang up and shut down when the downloads are done. [Classic, Carbon]
PowerMail 3.1.1 supports more spell-checkers
CTM Development has posted PowerMail 3.1.1, an update to its email client that adds the ability to select AppleEvent-based spell-checkers shipped as packages such as Casady & Greene's Grammarian X (in addition to regular Classic or Carbon applications.
PrefsOverload 3.5 manages preferences
PrefsOverload 3.5, an update to the $15 shareware utility for managing preferences, brings support for OS X, better application speed and stability, an "Aqua-ized" interface, and other enhancements
Apple pulls iPod Updater: B&W PowerMac issues
Apple has pulled the iPod Software Updater version 1.0.3 due to hardware incompatibilities. The update, which was released yesterday, has compatibility issues with "blue and white" Power Macintosh G3 systems. "The iPod Software Updater 1.0.3 has been temporarily removed due to incompatibilities with "blue and white" Power Macintosh G3 systems," an AppleCare document that was updated today reads, "A new version which addresses the issue will be posted shortly."
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