What's New - May 16, 2001

By: James Reynolds - Revised: 2006-07-03 devin


What's new for the Mac in the previous month:
  • General issues, workarounds and fixes
  • New Software and hardware
  • Software and hardware updates/patches

Mac OS X

Like so many other sites, I am splitting OS X news for the month to another page. If you are hacking around with it, you might want to check our page out, otherwise, it may not interest you now.

What's New for Mac OS X.

New Software

Adobe Acrobat 5.0
AirPort 1.3.1
BBEdit 6.1.1
CarbonLib 1.3.1
Eudora 5.1
Final Cut Pro 2
QuickTime 5.0.1
Mac OS X 10.0.3
Netscape Communicator 4.77
Open Transport 2.7.6

Full listing for 3-21 to 4-20 (1.3 M file):
Full listing for 4-21 to 5-15 (360K file):

Or see: versiontracker.com

Software Notes

Acrobat may have problems installing. Use the standalone installer.

AirPort 1.3 Software Base Station problems see: here and here.

CarbonLib conflict and startup problems see: here, here and here.

Final Cut Pro - out of memory error can cause corruption see here; QuickTime Pro Serial number problems with software included with FCP2 see here; and see here.

Quicktime 5 notes: Requires new serial number for Pro registration (QuickTime Pro 4 serial number will not work).

Mac OS X 10.0.3, along with 10.0.2 and 10.0.1 does not really have documentation that tells you what is changed or installed. Many people upset at Apple over this.

Netscape Communicator install caution. Communicator 4.77 may install ObjectSupportLib and AppleScript 1.1 in the extensions folder. AppleScript is up to version 1.6 and ObjectSupportLib is not necessary on systems running Mac OS 8 and later. This is not really a new problem, consider this a reminder.

The following programs will be leaving us :(
  • SoundJam MP, the mp3 player - More info
  • Kerbango, the internet radio station tuner used with iTunes and SoundJam - More info

Hardware News

New iBook - More info

G4/667 no longer being sold - More info

From MacFixIt:

    MacCentral reports that Apple has expanded its warranty protection on refurbished products. Now, refurb products bought from Apple or authorized dealers will be covered by a one year warranty, and are also eligible for AppleCare.

Retail News

From MacFixIt:

    This Upside article notes that while Apple has delivered some lackluster financial performance over the last year, the worst is over and the future looks bright.

From MacFixIt:

    This Reuters article begins: "Microsoft Corp. has a message for all those who still see the software giant as a rival to Apple Computer. Get over it." Quoting Kevin Browne, general manager of the Mac Business Unit, it says "Compared to Windows it doesn't look big, but as an independent company it looks all right."

Apple retail stores opens May 19th in the Tysons Corner Center in McLean Virginia, a suburb of Washington D.C. and Glendale California - More info

Cool Stuff

Macs in schools

From MacFixIt:

    This Web site is aimed at educating school administrators about the pros and cons of Macs and PCs. The site is targeted at the Carteret County school board, but the information is useful to any organization struggling to get or keep Macs as the platform of choice. (Thanks, Bryan Forrest.)

WWDC 2001

Richard Glaser, James Reynolds, and Terry Simons are going to WWDC 2001 (World Wide DeveloperÕs Conference) from the ACLIS group. There are several others on campus that are going as well.

James is planning on attending lectures on WebObjects and Java. Terry is planning on attending lectures on Networking and Security. Richard?..

If there is anything else that any of you are interested in, please let us know. We will take notes and post them on the web.

WWDC Session topics:
Project Builder,
Interface Builder,
other Mac OS X
development tools,
Carbon,     Cocoa,
Networking and Security.

There will be many vendors available to discuss issues.
  • Do you have a gripe with Adobe?
  • Feeling like telling Netopia how awesome they are?
  • Are you curious about something else concerning a vendor, let us know and we will try to talk to them.
Let us know by Friday (5-18-01).

Official WWDC 2001 page: http://www.apple.com/developer/wwdc2001.

To see sessions from last year: http://connect.apple.com/WWDC2000 (case sensitive URL).

More on last year's WWDC: http://www.apple.com/developer/wwdc2000.

Volume Purchase

By Richard Glaser.