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Apple to open Mayfair, Twelve Oaks stores
.Mac offers slideshow, backup utils for Jag
.Mac is now offering a new slideshow sharing feature and an updated backup utility:
- .Mac Slide Publisher is a small application that shares a group a of photos via a drag & drop interface. The application transfers photos to your iDisk and turns them into a screensaver that can be viewed by any Mac OS X 10.2 user via the "Screen Effects" pane in System Preferences. The feature provides automatic updates to all subscribers of the slideshow. [247 KB]
- Backup v1.2 for Mac OS X 10.2 adds the ability to backup to multiple CD or DVDs, improved performance, and updated interface with "more QuickPicks, an enhanced report log, and streamlined controls." Use of the utility requires a valid .Mac account (trial .Mac subscribers have limited functionality). [download requires login]
Reader posts photo gallery from Jaguar event
MacNN reader Chris Nicholson writes: "I posted some quick pics from the event [Apple Store, Schaumburg, IL], there were way more people there than any of the Apple staffers or mall people suspected (and way more than _I_ thought would be there!)." The page notes that Apple Stores offered a one-night-only discount of 10% to attendees. Other photos are available from MacCenter (Ft. lauderdale, FL) and Apple Store Westfarms (Farmington, CT).
Apple releases updates for OS X 10.2
Apple's has released a number of updates for OS X 10.2 as well as other information articles on the new release:
- QuickTime Streaming Server 4.1.1 now allows allow for remote operation of the QuickTime Broadcaster under Mac OS X 10.2. It offers web-based administration for users to easily administer their broadcasts from a remote machine (as well as from the local server machine). [8.5MB]
- Apple's WebObjects 5.1.4 includes versions of the WebObjects developer tools updated to run on Mac OS X 10.2; however, there is no update needed for the deployment version. [8.7MB]
- Mac OS X 10.2 does not include Mac OS 9, according to another Knowledge Base article: "The Classic environment of Mac OS X 10.2 allows you to use Classic applications provided you already have a copy of Mac OS 9. Customers in the United States who use Mac OS 8.6 or earlier and have a Mac OS X-compatible computer may purchase a copy of Mac OS 9 by calling the Apple Store at 1-800-MY-APPLE."
- Mac OS X 10.2, however, will update some Mac OS 9 components, even though it does not include a full OS 9 install: "Mac OS X 10.2 includes some Classic components with version numbers later than Mac OS 9.2.2. These are later versions than the same-named components included with Mac OS 9.2.2."
A Knowledge Base document notes that Apple Remote Desktop 1.1 chooses between two versions of its preference file, and installs the version that is appropriate for your system: "When your an existing installation of Mac OS X 10.1 with Apple Remote Desktop 1.1 is updated to 10.2, you must reinstall Apple Remote Desktop 1.1 to get the correct preferences file."
Apple's Knowledge Base also documents OS X startup graphics corruption when multiple OS X installs are present, problems using Classic by some system users, the computer's Rendezvous Name (different from the computer's name), changes to the Apache Document Root Behavior, loss of AppleTalk connectivity and Sound in Classic apps after sleep, problems with iBook waking from sleep when using a RGB video cable, and problems recognizing an iPod after it has been renamed.
Other Mac OS X 10.2 changes include: replacement of inetd with xinetd (although inetd is still running), Apache 2.036 is included for evaluation in OS X Server, and problems using the 'apachectl' script for Apache.
Third-party developers release Jaguar updates
Several third party developers continue to release updates for Jaguar, including:
- Griffin's iMate 1.5.2 for its universal ADB-to-USB adapter adds complete compatibility with Jaguar and also adds support for many non-input devices in Classic (e.g., running an application in Classic that has an ADB hardware protection dongle). It also has a preference pane that can select whether you want the iMate to operate under Classic (hardware protection dongles, calibrators, and other non-input devices) or OS X (input devices like mice, keyboards, or trackballs). [502KB]
- Griffin's PowerMate 1.1.2 offers complete compatibility with Jaguar, adding both mouse and scroll functions as well as a sensitivity adjustment and a gaming mode. PowerMate 1.4b2 for Classic also adds several new features including Long Click and CD Eject. [Classic, OSX]
Keyspan has posted updated Jaguar-compatible drivers for its products, including the Keyspan USB Serial Adapter 1.4b9 driver and its Keyspan SX Pro Serial 1.1b3 driver. [USB, SX Serial]
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