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Apple updates for Safari (3.1.2) and Tiger (2008-004)

June 30, 2008 Leave a comment

Via Apple Software Update I’m told there are updates for both Safari and OS X.

You can get the Safari Update here.  Read about it here.

Get the OS X Tiger 10.4.11 2008-004 Update here.  Read about it here.

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Categories: Mac OS X, Security, Software, Web

Microsoft Messenger 7.01 update

June 28, 2008 Leave a comment

Normally, I’m an Adium kind of guy, but I thought I’d try MS Messenger when 7.0 came out a little while ago.  Well, now they’ve updated it to 7.01 and you can get it here.  Thanks to MacNN for the heads-up.

Categories: Productivity, Software, Web

Updated to FireFox 3!

June 17, 2008 Leave a comment

Have you updated to the latest FireFox yet?  I just did.  It is definitely faster than FireFox 2!  And so far, no crashes or other problems.  The only issue I have with it is that I probably updated too early.  I didn’t allow time for one of my favorite extensions to be updated for the new FireFox.  That extension is Tab Mix Plus and you can read all about it here.

The one other thing I did with this version was to copy my profile to a new directory (one that I could actually remember the name of 🙂 ) and create a new profile to point to it.  That way, all my hard earned extensions, bookmarks and folders along with the order I put them in would be carried across to the new version.  (Actually, I didn’t try starting it up to see if FF3 would create a new profile or use the old profile)  If anyone wants to let me know whether I maybe wasted my time could let me know.

If you want to know how to copy your existing profile info, see the Mac-specific info located here.  Once you have a copy, put it to good use by creating a new profile using the info found here.

Have fun!

Categories: Software, Web

Adium updates to 1.2

January 6, 2008 Leave a comment

When I started up Adium today, it told me it had an update to 1.2, so update I did.  If you want to know what’s changed, be sure to visit this page.  Once you decide this is something you want, go here to download.

Internet Explorer from your Mac

December 21, 2007 Leave a comment

Ever since I bought my MacBook Pro, I’ve had this unexplainable aversion to installing and using X11. I’m not sure why that is. Maybe it has to do with it not being “pure Mac”. Don’t know.

Anyway, lately I’ve been coming across apps that I think I’d really like to have on my system. One would be the GIMP. I haven’t installed it up til now because it requires X11. Another is Open Office, but I found a port that actually doesn’t need X11. Both of these I’ll write about in future posts as I get them installed.

The other day I came across an article that showed me how to install the Windows version of Internet Explorer — several versions, actually — using X11 and Darwine. So, here’s how…

First, you need to install X11. Since I have Tiger (yes, still :P) I used the instructions found here. Well, that part was easy. (I’m doing this in real-time in case you didn’t know, so hopefully things will go smoothly…)

Next, go to this site and follow the instructions. I’ll do it now. Results in just a few minutes.

Okay, it’s been a little more than a few minutes. More like a day has gone by. But anyway…

It doesn’t look like I can use this IE for what I want. Basically, what I was looking for was a way to run Outlook Web Access on Windows IE because it behaves very much like the Outlook app itself with context menus (using right-click), folders, email groups, etc.  I have it running under Parallels, but it would be much cheaper, time and memory wise, to run ies4osx. However, running Outlook Web Access on ies4osx has two problems. First, I couldn’t get it to recognize right-click within the Inbox window. That’s a problem. Even that isn’t a killer because I could do all those functions using other keystrokes or via menu options, but still… The second problem is the killer. It’s that if you try to write an email, you can’t! It opens a window with the header, but the text area doesn’t work. It’s probably some kind of control, and if I look long enough for it, I might be able to install and activate it, but it’s too much trouble at this point. A project for another day I guess .

If any of you have ies4osx installed and working with Outlook Web Access, please let me know!

Java updated to Release 6 for OS X 10.4. I’m a little confused…

December 16, 2007 Leave a comment

The download page for Release 6 says that it updates ” J2SE 5.0 to version 1.5.0_13″.  However, my understanding is that Sun already has a version of Java called Version 6 (1.6).  Therefore, Apple’s Release 6 (based on 1.5) is not the same as Java’s Version 6 (1.6).  Is this correct?

I guess I’ll update it anyway since I need to, but it sure is a little confusing…

FireFox update update

December 4, 2007 Leave a comment

Not one week from the last update, a new update for FireFox appears! Get 2.0.11 from here.

Here’s what it’s all about:

What’s New in Firefox 2.0.0.11

Release Date:
November 30, 2007
Stability Update:
This release corrects a compatibility issue with some websites and extensions discovered in Firefox 2.0.0.10.
Earlier Changes:
For information about previous changes, please see the Firefox 2.0.0.10 Release Notes.
Firefox 2 Features:
For an overview, please see Firefox 2 Features.
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