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It is always easier to see the defects than the virtues first. Yet that may be to the good, as the defects get dealt with at the start, and we move on from there. So it is with Mac OS X Jaguar.
With any major software upgrade, there comes a risk of losing existing functionality. The Mac OS X Jaguar upgrade is no exception. A few surreptitious tweaks will bring things back.
There is nothing quite like an engine replacement to boost horsepower. The PowerLogix PowerForce G4 ZIF 550MHz upgrade CPU for Macintosh G3 towers is no exception. Combine it with Mac OS X, and you get a winning team.
PowerLogix has been making Mac processor upgrades for a while. I do not recall how or through whom PowerLogix got recommended to us. Nevertheless, in a word, this upgrade gets two thumbs up from me.
After a long wait, the open source version of Sun's StarOffice, called OpenOffice, has become available for Mac OS X. While pre-beta software, nevertheless it is worth the wait.
If you have a need to run Windows, Linux, or some other x86 operating system and you don't want the bother of an additional computer system, then run it on your Mac! With Virtual PC, of course.
A few weeks ago Apple Computer announced their quarterly earnings. Once again the leadership at Apple succeeded in thinking different and not performing at all like the rest of the computer industry. Well, most of the industry, anyway. What did they come up with that was so startlingly out of character? Come here. Closer. I'll whisper it to you. See, I don't want to say it too loud. Ready? Here it is:
They made a profit.
There is a subtle, yet upsetting murmur echoing through the IT industry. Believe it or not, its XServe-centric. Apple's sleek new rack unit has many hardened systems administrators reevaluating the Mac as a serious contender in the technology delivery arena.
After what feels like a long wait, the long-awaited Mac OS X version of the venerable RealPlayer is out. And it's real. Give it a listen.