CommuniGate Systems Opens the Door for Mac and Linux High-Performance
Calendaring and Scheduling With the CalDAV Standard

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| With the new CalDAV support, Mac OS users can reap huge benefits through
| shared calendaring and scheduling, without having to rely on Microsoft client
| or server products.

Applies to Linux users too:

'Mac people' more open, liberal than PC users

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| People who prefer Apple's Macintosh computers over PCs have long been
| considered to be on the artsy, hip end of the personality spectrum -- and now
| a study proves that "Mac people" indeed are more liberal and open-minded than
| average folks.

Hardware and preinstallation as an Apple advantage?

The Mac and Windows Alternative: My Linux Laptop

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| Having the difficulties that I did has convinced me that the biggest benefit
| to an Apple Mac over Linux isn't really the Mac's desktop or operating
| system. Let's be honest here, the Mac is basically just Unix and the
| Gnome/KDE Linux desktops are quickly catching up to the whole Mac experience.
| No the biggest benfit to a Mac over Linux is that Apple has installed the
| Unix operating system for you. Until more PC and laptop manufactures get
| behind Linux, Mac will continue to reign in the arena of the Unix/Linux
| dektop installed on the home PC and laptop. That would make me sad, except
| I'm too happy using my Linux laptop to do anything but smile.

Not too sure about the hardware...

Mail DVD sparks "brisk trade" at repair shop

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| A free DVD given away with the Mail on Sunday has created a "brisk trade" at
| Apple repair stores, according to a PC Pro reader.
| As we reported on Monday, last Sunday's free Jazz Singer DVD was printed on a
| new format called EcoDisc, which is half as thin as an ordinary DVD and can
| get stuck in certain Apple slot-loading drives.

Linux, unlike Apple, cannot afford to do the PR game and hide flaws such as the
ones below.


Leopard is the New Vista, and It's Pissing Me Off

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| Before Apple makes any more smug OS-related attacks on Microsoft, it ought to
| take a good look in the mirror.

Apple's Xmas gift: wireless networking problems

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| In October, the Apple faithful received the latest, greatest update to their
| much-vaunted operating system, Mac OS X. As with every other upgrade, it has
| a wonderful name: Leopard. *

10.5.1 Fixes Numerous Leopard Flaws

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| 10.5.1 also reportedly fixes problems in storing wireless network passwords
| and using Disk Utility, and it addresses five Mail flaws. A bug that resulted
| in "potential data loss issue when moving files across partitions in the
| Finder" has been corrected; this issue cropped up when using Command-drag to
| move, not copy, files in the Finder across local hard drives and mounted
| volumes. * *

Massive Data Loss Bug in Leopard

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| Aaaand … poof!
| The directory on our Desktop is now gone. The directory shown in the C$ mount
| will only contain files that were copied entirely before the connection was
| disrupted, but nothing more (in the demonstration case, there’s only one file
| in "test", so nothing was copied successfully). *
| [...]
| Where’s the rest of our data?
| Apple, please FTFF already. This is unacceptable.

Leopard early adopters suffer for the rest of us

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| Mac OS X 10.5.1 will likely arrive around Thanksgiving with fixes for most of
| the problems encountered by the brave early adopters.

Some Leopard upgraders see 'blue screen of death'

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| A significant number of Mac owners upgrading to Leopard on Friday reported
| that after installing the new operating system, their machines locked up,
| showing only an interminable -- and very Windows-like -- "blue screen of
| death." *

New iMacs plagued by interface freezing issues

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| A growing number of users have reported that Apple's aluminum all-in-one
| computers suffer from a flaw that locks up the interface, rendering the
| system all but inert until a reboot. *