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BSD desktop share triples that of Linux
According to 'published reports,' Ernest Prabhakar of Apple Computer informed attendees at the USENIX BSD Conference earlier this week that BSD (upon which Mac OS X is based) is now "three times more popular" than Linux on desktop computers. Because Linux' primary strengths are in server-related applications and uses, columnist Kelly McNeill of osOpinion says bragging about BSD's desktop share over Linux "might be likened to an individual bragging that he is the fastest downhill skier in all of Egypt."
OSX game revised for speed
SpearSoft has released a major update to its Mac OS X version of Harpoon3. According to the developer, the game runs considerably faster than previous releases because the GUI (Graphical User Interface) no longer lags the rest of the application. SpearSoft says a new update will include cosmetic enhancements.
Radiation detection device software updated
Black Cat Systems has announced the release of the Rad (GM-10) version 1.3.0 software for the GM-10 nuclear radiation detector. The GM-10 plugs into any Macintosh or Windows computer (using a standard serial port) and detects alpha, beta, gamma, and x-ray radiation. The latest version of Rad includes improvements to the automated uploading of graph images to websites and the ability to print copies of data graphs.[Classic, Carbon]
Washington Post praises iMac in Sunday review
The latest edition of the Washington Post's "Fast Forward" tech column takes a flattering look at Apple's new iMac desktop computer: "Most computers might as well have descended from the boxes they were shipped in. Apple's new iMac looks more like something evolved from R2-D2," says Technology columnist Rob Pegoraro "And the iMac's screen-on-a-stalk is staggeringly useful -- I would call it "obvious," except hardly any other manufacturers offer anything like it."
\'Everything Is Easier On A Mac\' pamphlet sc
James Meister has provided eight scans from Apple's "Everything Is Easier On A Mac" pamphlet that outlines why the Macintosh is the easiest and most intuitive platform for creative and business uses. Apple launched the campaign recently with an online Web site that highlights nine reasons the Mac is easier to use than Windows. Apple has been reducing the prominence of its "Think Different" slogan as it shifts to a new advertising approach.
2nd test version of AudioGalaxy clone avail.
Mac OS X developer Eric Seidel today announced OpenAG X v1.0PR2 (Preview 2). OpenAG X is a Mac OS X client for the AudioGalaxy file sharing network. OpenAG boasts many features including robust support of the v520L audiogalaxy protocol and full support for file sharing and downloading. OpenAG is under "constant development" and is available to the open source community.
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