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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1215 on: April 03, 2009, 06:36:21 AM »
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The only problem (or not, maybe) is that it runs off of the current version of IE on your system.

It's pretty slick, but you have to configure it to your liking.  It used to come perfectly configured, but as releases came out, they changed things, and you had to re-configure it to act like it did when it first came out.

It's pretty much useless now I suppose, with IE8 and firefox being so great.  But, it's another browser to test out if you're looking for a change.  I guess I just wish that they had customizable skins and plugins.

That would make it IE on steroids.  Well, more like firefox, but you get the idea...
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1216 on: April 03, 2009, 03:03:16 PM »
Anybody tried Avant Browser?
I think Bob tried it out for some time...
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1217 on: April 03, 2009, 06:57:23 PM »
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1218 on: April 03, 2009, 11:13:11 PM »
FCC Asked to Investigate Skype for IPhone Restriction

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The letter cites the FCC's Internet Policy Statement (PDF link) which states that "consumers are entitled to run applications and use services of their choice" in order to "preserve and promote the open and interconnected nature of the public Internet."

What if the application/service you want to run is osx and you only have a Windows computer ???

Sorry .:Mac:., I have to ask.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1219 on: April 04, 2009, 04:02:45 AM »
FCC Asked to Investigate Skype for IPhone Restriction

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The letter cites the FCC's Internet Policy Statement (PDF link) which states that "consumers are entitled to run applications and use services of their choice" in order to "preserve and promote the open and interconnected nature of the public Internet."

What if the application/service you want to run is osx and you only have a Windows computer ???

Sorry .:Mac:., I have to ask.

First I do hope the FCC investigates this. Apple doesn't care what network you use. However the Developer Agreement states that VOIP can not be used on the Cellular network because the Cellular Carriers make Apple enforce it. For example T-Mobile in Germany is banning the use of Skype on the iPhone even over WiFi:
http://www.macworld.com/article/139827/2009/04/tmobile_skype.html

So you must understand that there are some things Apple must do to keep AT&T and the other Carriers happy.

As for OS X on a PC, you know (and I have posted this 1,000 times) that Installing OS X on a PC is expressly forbidden by the OS X Licensing Agreement. Something that psystar will find out in November when the case goes to trial.
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1220 on: April 04, 2009, 06:42:30 PM »
Microsoft Hits Apple Where it Hurts

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This isn't personal, just passing along news that might interest some of the forum members.  :)

In a not so surprising discovery, the Microsoft ad seems to be faked  ;)
See the link:
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/04/03/microsofts_lauren_ad_faked_say_bloggers.html
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1221 on: April 04, 2009, 07:18:32 PM »
Microsoft Hits Apple Where it Hurts

Mac,
This isn't personal, just passing along news that might interest some of the forum members.  :)

In a not so surprising discovery, the Microsoft ad seems to be faked  ;)
See the link:
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/04/03/microsofts_lauren_ad_faked_say_bloggers.html

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1222 on: April 04, 2009, 07:18:38 PM »
It might have been better to let a sleeping dog lye.
The fact still remains that for the amount of $1000.00, there isn't very much available when it comes to an Apple Computer.
For that price however, you can purchase a very good PC.
Sorry Mac but fact are facts. Apples are expensive.  Oranges (PC's) are much cheaper.  :)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1223 on: April 04, 2009, 07:54:39 PM »
It might have been better to let a sleeping dog lye.
The fact still remains that for the amount of $1000.00, there isn't very much available when it comes to an Apple Computer.
For that price however, you can purchase a very good PC.
Sorry Mac but fact are facts. Apples are expensive.  Oranges (PC's) are much cheaper.  :)

You know me bob, since when could I let a sleeping dog lye ;)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1224 on: April 04, 2009, 09:12:31 PM »

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1225 on: April 04, 2009, 11:02:40 PM »
who need MS Office ???
I do.
There are thousands of configurations and format features that these services does not have. For this kind of users, no, MS Office is still the best office suite round. But, my luck is to have MS Office paid by my company ;)
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1226 on: April 05, 2009, 02:41:33 AM »
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We aren't all that lucky... ;D
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Re: Interesting Software and System News
« Reply #1227 on: April 05, 2009, 04:52:43 AM »

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Re: Interesting Software and System News
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