What's New - Nov 19, 2008

By: Benjamin Martin - Revised: 2009-01-28 richard

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


  • What's New
    • Ben Martin ~ U of U
  • Scientific Imagery
    • Bryan Jones, Moran Eye Center, U of U
  • CrossOver Mac
    • James B. Ramey, VP Of Sales, CodeWeavers

NetRestore RIP

Ref: http://www.bombich.com/software/netrestore.html

  • Mike Bombich announced on Nov. 17th that he will no longer be developing NetRestore
  • He has suggested DeployStudio as NetRestore's successor


Ref: http://www.deploystudio.com/index.html

  • DeployStudio Asstant
    • Enable and configure server daemon, create DeployStudio NetInstall sets
  • DeployStudio Admin
    • Monitor deployments, write workflows, enter computers, manage dmgs
  • diffPackageMaker
    • Make packages from FS snapshots

Open Radar

Ref: http://openradar.appspot.com/faq

  • Apple's bug DB is closed due to "customer sensitive info"
  • If all bugs are posted it looks like they have 25 listed so far ...
  • However the origination date is really old on some (imported from somewhere or incorrect?)
    • 29-Jan-2004

Apple getting cozy with DRM

Ref:  http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08/11/18/apples_new_macbooks_have_built_in_copy_protection_measures.html

  • You cannot play Fair Play movies on non HDCP compliant displays through the display port (that means ALL VGA monitors, projectors, etc.
    • After the fact it appears Apple has removed this restriction ... let's hope it doesn't come back