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Networking (Apple)

Submission + - Safari on Windows

Anonymous Coward writes: "As per Steve, Safari will soon be available on Windows. I'm scratching my head going huh? because Safari is such a crappy browser that fails to properly render a large number of sites and whose javascript fails to properly execute code on many sites. I use a Mac and so Safari is part of the environment I use, but I never use it because it fails on so many sites. Huh?"

Submission + - Safari Available for Windows (

Toreo asesino writes: Apple have released Safari for Windows XP and Vista. Currently only in beta 3 stage, it was announced during a conference of developers for Apple products in San Francisco, and shows Apple's clear intention of expanding the 4.9% market share Safari currently has.

Interestingly, Apple also claim their browser is almost 2x the speed of other browsers for html and JavaScript performance.


Submission + - Safari to joins the Windows browser race (

BIGjuevos writes: "Safari is to join the battle of the Web Browsers on the Windows Platform. But the question remains, can the average computer user handle having to choose from 4 mainstream Web Browsers in order to fulfill their browsing experience?

'Apple has launched a version of its web browser Safari for Windows, competing head to head with Microsoft's Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox. Chief executive Steve Jobs said Apple "dream big" and wanted to expand the 4.9% market share Safari currently has. Mr Jobs was speaking at a conference of developers for Apple products in San Francisco, California. He said Safari was "the most innovative browser in the world, but also the fastest browser on Windows".'"


Submission + - Apple's Safari 3.0 Beta for Windows XP/Vista

mbowles writes: Apple has just released the Safari 3.0 Beta for Windows. Get it while it is hot In his keynote Steve Jobs claims it is faster than any other Windows browser, even in application load times. So far, I like it. In the long run, we'll see. I am quite amused at the thought of Apple releasing a browser for Windows. It seems almost brazen.
Networking (Apple)

Submission + - Apple releases Safari for Windows (

jonbryce writes: The BBC is reporting that Apple has released a beta of their Safari browser for Windows.

I am posting this story using it. The menu text appears to be in Russian, but appart from that, it seems to work.


BBC Download Plans Approved 177

An anonymous reader writes "The BBC reports that following approval from the BBC Trust (an independent oversight body) they are now allowed to release their 'iPlayer', enabling the download and viewing of BBC owned content such as Doctor Who. Unfortunately the Trust also mandated the use of DRM to enforce a 30 day playable period, and exempted classical music performances from being made available. There will now be a 2 month consultation period. According to one of the trustees, the Trust 'could still change its mind if there was a public outcry and it was backed up by evidence.'"

Submission + - IBM's Chief Architect Says Software is at Dead End

j2xs writes: "In this InformationWeek article Where's the Software to Catch Up to Multicore Computing? the Chief Architect at IBM gives some fairly compelling reasons why your favorite software will soon be rendered "deadly slow" (my words) because of new hardware architectures. Why? The darn s/w doesn't understand how to do work in parallel to take advantage of 16, 64, 128 cores on new processors. Science fiction? Think again. Intel just stated in an SD Times article (Jan 15, 2007 hardcopy issue) that 100% of its server processors will be multicore by end of 2007. We will never, ever return to single processor computers. In my view, software developers are in a state of denial and it's the end-users who will get burned in the end."
Linux Business

SCO Admits They Might Just Not Win - Maybe 126

inetsee writes "According to Groklaw, SCO has admitted in a 10K filing that if the court grants any or all of IBM's six motions for summary judgement, 'We can not guarantee whether our claims against IBM or Novell will be heard by a jury.' The site goes through a statement by statement run-down of SCO's filing, noting things like the absence of employee numbers (a piece of information they told investors they would disclose). Elsewhere in the document, it is revealed that SCO's stock is in danger of being delisted from NASDAQ, they may come under further litigation from an unrelated legal matter, and SCO is now claiming that OSes like HP-UX and Solaris are derivatives of code that they 'own'. Despite the dire pronouncements throughout the filing, if everything else runs according to plan their 10K indicates they could keep fighting the good fight for another 12 months."
Lord of the Rings

Scientists Hope To Settle "Hobbit" Debate 164

Several readers wrote in with news of the debate around the identity of an ancient woman whose diminutive skeleton was found on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2004. Fox News reports that Australian scientists have discovered a subterranean chamber that may contain DNA proof that will settle the question of whether "the Hobbit," as the specimen is called, actually is a representative of a new branch of the human family, or not. The find's discoverers named the putative new race Homo floresiensis. Others in the anthropological field question this identification, arguing that the meter-tall Hobbit was a modern human who had something wrong with her. In a paper just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, with one of the original discovery team as co-author, researchers say they have compared the Hobbit's skull to those of modern humans with various ailments such as microcephaly, and that the Hobbit is different.

Cingular, Others Fined For Using Adware 109

amigoro writes "Cingular, Priceline, and Travelocity have been fined for using adware by the New York Attorney General. The companies will each pay $30K to $35K as penalties and investigatory costs. More importantly, the companies agreed to a series of restrictions and best practices that, while they make eminent sense to consumers, will be loathsome to businesses accustomed to having their way with our computers."

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