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Archive for June, 2001

It has been reported extensively elsewhere, but I admit to being surprised: StarOffice meet Star Wars (on http://www.zdnet.com). Don’t get me wrong: StarOffice is a fine piece of work – I have been testing version 3 several years ago, and found it different from a classical *Works or *Office, but certainly not less capable, friendly or stable. But it’s not every day that a large entity (can’t call it a company) decides to follow through on its need for multi-platform solutions.

Back to the future: as I have often told family and friends, an old Mac may still be sufficient for your computing needs. Here’s confirmation if you need it: Great Classroom Computer Buys on a Coke and Lunch Money Budget — 68K Macs(http://www.mathdittos2.com/columns/view/v010625.html).

It has been almost two hours now that I’m surfing and scrolling around Macs Only! (http://www.macsonly.com). Don’t try to get more praise from me than that!

Even USA Today writes about the new iBook, in Updated iBook is bound to impress (http://www.usatoday.com).

Yet another iBook review, from someone who wrote about all things Macintosh before I even owned one: iBook, once tested, shows touch of elegance. Bob Levitus now writes for the Houston Chronicle (http://www.chron.com).

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Nothing much to signal, except that I have added to the Mac OS X Bookmarks page. And I did add a shortcut to this page to the navigation link list on the right.

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I’m not certain if Eliotte Rusty Harold archives his QotD’s, so I’m copying it:

Quote of the Day

Like most people, I wrote the Macintosh off a long time ago. After an 11-year relationship, I dumped the Mac in 1996 and persuaded my partners to switch to a Windows-only network. I thought Apple Computer was pretty much toast. But then Steve Jobs refocused the employees and started getting real financial results, and the company delivered a series of truly cool devices. All of which led me, a few weeks ago, to buy my first Apple product in years–the gorgeous Titanium G4 Macintosh. Now I’m rethinking the Macintosh as a factor in computing. There’s one simple reason: Unlike Windows, the Macintosh seems to work.

–Stewart Alsop
Read the rest in Fortune.com

For someone who seems to have lost a part of his faith in Apple, this is a notable quote to put on your home page (http://www.ibiblio.org/javafaq/).

And by the way, the ibiblio homepage is very well done and interesting as well. The *real* Pearl Harbor – or at least some parts of it – can be seen here (http://www.ibiblio.org/memory/phi1.html).

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It’s worth reading the Ars Technica articles, indexed from What is Mac OS X 10.0? (arstechnica.com) about Mac OS X. Not only are they very thorough, but they have been following the matter explicitly since the second developer version, released in December 1999. Perspective gives insight…

How about some Python? It’s been a while since I mentioned Python, and I’ll admit to not having tried all that I said I wanted to. This article about Python and XML might just change my mind: Revisiting XML tools for Python (IBM developerWorks).

If this is not realized, than SOAP isn’t worth 2 cents: SOAP Interoperability (IBM developerWorks).

No use reinventing the wheel (hey, I adore reuse!), especially when it’s about Open Source Software: Free Software Leaders Stand Together is one of several good answers to the silly statements by Microsoft top gun Craig Mundie (cf. The Commercial Software Model). But then there are the questions raised on ZDNet: Is BSD getting lost amid the open source salvos? (http://www.zdnet.com).

On a related theme (;-), InfoWorld writes: “Why on earth would Apple harass a small group of developers whose only sin seems to be the desire to make a contribution to the computing platform they love? The only explanation seems to be that, far from being afraid that theme developers will copy elements of the Mac user interface, somebody at Apple fears that the developers will create a better UI than Aqua. That hardly seems as if it would be a great tragedy to those who truly believe in an open-source approach, so I guess that somebody at Apple doesn’t.” (read it all at Apple padlocks UI decor).

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Read a balanced view of a complex and delicate matter: Picking a Winner: .NET vs. J2EE (Software Development Online at http://www.sdmagazine.com).

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With the latest JavaOne behind us and an upcoming iBook in the near future, I’ll have to dive into the Java-on-Mac-OS-X matter. I’m going to start here: Apple Developer Center (developer.apple.com/java/).

CNET reports on the OS Death Match: Windows 2000 vs. OS X. I’m sure many Mac-fanatics will love this kind of article – as if they were contemplating buying a Windows computer!

I have updated the iceBookMarks again…

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If you want to change the look of your Mac OS, you should visit ResExcellence (http://www.resexcellence.com). They offer more than themes and buttons; actually, there a lot of interesting tips just on how to use your system with documented and undocumented features.

I have yet another reason to investigate Mac OS X and the applications that are available for this platform: OmniGroup has published a new tool, called OmniOutliner (http://www.omnigroup.com).

No, I don’t want to start mentioning all competitors of Palm Computing. But HandEra (http://www.handera.com) is a bit special. They were, if memory serves me, the first company – then called TRG – to offer large memory upgrades for Pilot and Palm devices. And now they build and sell their own Palm-based device. I certainly like most of the features they offer: more pixels on the screen, card slots, voice memo function,…

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