By Special Request

Okay, okay, I'll try to brighten up and post some news commentary. But that's only because you asked for it.

  • Yes, yes, we all know Tiger will be out on the 29th already. It will probably take ages to surface over here, so I'm going to take a deep breath, wait for the first upgrade reports, and then try to get mine at leisure. Quite honestly, I have a lot of other things on my mind right now, but the lack of iSync support for current phones is likely to be a major downer for me - the only saving grace is that their VNC-like Remote Desktop software seems to be bundled in, at long last restoring parity with XP on the remote access front.
  • SuSE 9.3 is due to be released on April 18th - I'm actually quite curious about this, since so far the 9.2 Live CD was the only Linux that allowed me to do proper painless power management and suspend on my M100. And by proper I mean by setting a checkbox. No apmd voodoo, no ACPI hassles - it just worked, which is as it should be.
  • Rendezvous is now officially called Bonjour. I will eventually be editing my Wiki to reflect this here and there, but like someone put it in rendezvous-dev earlier today: "Call it Fred for all I care." It still does the job, and does it beautifully.
  • I think I let other mentions of this slip earlier, but a lot of noise is being made about Microsoft going after the Blackberry with Magneto. Despite the usual Microsoft twist of "looking for added benefits" by leveraging their massive developer community, I can't help but reflect on the utter disaster that is their current Pocket PC user interface - mine has been gathering dust for months now, and I actually prefer their OS to Palm's...

And speaking of Microsoft, I would like to extend a special compliment to Paul Thurrott. You can't spend all your time posting anti-Apple news items, one after the other, without the sort of commitment and devotion that makes you stand out as a true supporter. Heck, I wish I could be that devoted to a single vendor.

But then again, I try to stay truly unbiased. I've no trouble owning up to the fact that I once considered applying for Microsoft, and that I would not mind considering them again (or Sun, or Novell, or whatever).

After all, It's not about the software or hardware you use - it's how you use it to change the world, one bit at a time.

Let me go twiddle some bits to relax, then.