There is a nice article about Apple and the marketing of the new G5. The author took a closer look at the benchmarks and some Mac users did’nt like that. I think it’s quite normal to deal with all these superlatives in marketing materials. This has nothing to do with Apple. You simply cannot trust any company trying to sell products :-) See details at http://www.haxial.com/spls-soapbox/apple-powermac-G5/.
At the beginning of WWDC 2003 Apple released the final version of their web browser Safari. Safari 1.0 has some great improvements and performs very well – even on slow G3 Power Macs.
One month after the last update Apple released a new version fixing SSL security issues. Available by web or Software Update.
It was a long time since the last official beta release, but now it’s out. Get it!
Did you ever try to get Sendmail (8.12.x) on SuSE Linux 8.1 accept autenticated SMTP sessions? It’s very easy – even with the out of the box versions of SASL and Sendmail! But if you try, it would be helpfull to know that you have to create a Sendmail-specific config file for SASL.
/usr/lib/sasl/sendmail.conf has to contain at least one valid method how Sendmail should check if the user and password are valid. In my case I use PAM and therefore it’s sufficient to have one line in it
Allowed methods are
sasldb, passwd, shadow, PAM, kerberos_v4 or
The only thing you need if you use PAM is the corresponding file in /etc/pam.d/ which is in this case named
Update: Today I found some helpful information about SMTP AUTH http://www.jonfullmer.com/smtpauth/.
Microsoft has acquired Connectix’s »Virtual PC« products, including Virtual PC for Mac. Hmm, seems as if they want to earn money two times ;-) Read the story at Yahoo!
Wow! More than 2 years after Apple initially released OS X Quark catches the ball and begins to talk about a new version which will run natively on OS X. I remember their previous releases (3.x and 4.x) and all the bugs – we’ll have to wait until Quark 6.5 is out to get a reliable application. More info at http://www.quark.com/products/xpress/60_series1.html.
If you plan to buy a SONY FX77 Digital Still Camera with Bluetooth support don’t expect that it will work with current Bluetooth capable devices and applications. I had to learn that it uses a Bluetooth profile »BIP« (Basic Imaging Profile) which is supported only by a small number of devices (SONY laptops for example) at the moment.
Recently I found »Youpi Key« for Mac OS X. And I like it very much! You can define certain keystrokes, actions and more and assign shortcuts to them. Now I can start all basic apps I need after login, open a browser and display all the websites I like, start background SSH port-forwarding for remote access and so on with just a few shortcuts ;-)