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7.2002 PEEL July

  1. 1. The Peel A PUBLICATION OF THE BIRMINGHAM APPLE CORE http://www.applecore.org Please e-mail your questions or comments to Ted Galloway, Editor Apple Unveils Dual-Processor Power Macs (tedgallo@charter.net) Starting at $1,699 Fast Xserve Architecture, DDR Memory & Pre-loaded Mac OS X v10.2 Jaguar CUPERTINO, CaliforniaAugust 13, Bruce Chizen, president and CEO of 2002 - Apple today unveiled an all new Adobe, added, These new Power Macs run Power Mac G4 line featuring dual Adobe Photoshop faster than any PC weve PowerPC G4 processors in every model, seen. starting at just $1,699 (US). With dual 1.25 In addition to the super fast dual 1.25 GHz, dual 1 GHz and dual 867 MHz GHz model, the new line also includes PowerPC G4 processors, the new Xserve models with dual 1 GHz and dual 867 high-performance architecture with sup- MHz processors; all with Velocity Engine port for up to 2GB of Double Data Rate and up to 2MB of advanced DDR back- (DDR) memory at up to 333 MHz, the side level 3 cache per processor to further industrys first ATI Radeon 9000 Pro graph- boost performance. All models also in- ics card and an enhanced enclosure with clude next generation graphics technolo- increased storage up to nearly half a gies from NVIDIA and ATI, including the terabyte, the new Power Macs are the fast- est desktop workstations for creative pro- See Dual-Processor... p. 3 September 2002 fessionals. The new all dual processor Power Mac Vol. 24, No. 9 G4 line also ships with Apples new Mac OS X version 10.2 Jaguar pre-installed, offering more than 150 amazing new fea- Inside this issue tures and applications. Taking advantage Dual-Processor Power Macs......1 of Jaguars advanced UNIX-based architec- BAC September Meeting.............1 ture and symmetric multiprocessing capa- bilities, the Power Mac G4 line delivers BAC September 14, Meeting BAC Board of Directors..............2 For Sale/Wanted..........................2 over 18 gigaflops (18 billion floating point The September 14, 2002 BAC BAC Disk of the Month...............2 operations per second), and runs profes- Monthly Meeting will be held at Family OS X License...................4 sional applications like Adobe Photoshop the Homewood Public Library in New Sales Record with Jaguar..4 up to 90 percent faster than a 2.53 GHz room 116 starting at 10:00 a.m. OS X Version of AOL...................5 Pentium 4-based PC.* The program will be presented Blast from the Past......................5 You can now get a dual-processor G4 on “Photoshop 6” by Jill Tolbert History of Apple-Macintosh .......5 system with Xserve architecture and DDR who teaches computer courses at Display Ads..................................6 memory, pre-loaded with Jaguar for just $1,699, said Steve Jobs, Apples CEO. Bessemer State. These are the fastest Macs ever, and Jag- Come early and enjoy coffee uar really makes the dual processors sing. and cookies plus ..
  2. 2. 2 The PEEL 2002 BAC Board of Directors BAC Disk of the Month PRESIDENT The BAC DOM (Disk of the Month) is available at each BAC meeting. These Bill Henry bhmbill@earthlink.net CDs contain updates, shareware, and freeware. The cost is $3 and is available at VICE PRESIDENT/PROGRAMS the BAC meetings from Disk Librarian Jerry Jenkins. Jim Hillhouse jhill@hillhouse.com. CDOM for September - New Stuff SECRETARY Bunny Washburn dwashburn9966@aol.com CDOM Descriptions TREASURER/WEBMASTER Address Office Classic 3.0 Freeware Penelope Fenton Keep your names, addresses and phone numbers the way you want them. penelopejane@mindspring.com BounceToyX1.0 Freeware MEMBERSHIP/PEEL EDITOR Ted Galloway A game. Stop the moving squares by clicking on them. Requires OS X. tedgallo@charter.net CaptureMeX1.0 Freeware INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA LIBRARIAN Capture an area of the screen and send it to the printer, the clipboard, memory, Luther Fuller etc. Of course, you select the area. Requires OS X. fullerluther@alltel.net DISK LIBRARIAN Curator 2.3.1 Jerry Jenkins Image display. Displays images in folder selected as thumbnails. You can gjenkins1333@charter.net then rotate, organize, view in slide shows and rename. **************** DragnBack 4.3.2 Shareware The Apple PEEL is the official newslet- Drag'nBack is a backup program. It is easy to work with and empowers you ter of the Birmingham Apple Core Macintosh to devise a backup strategy that suits your particular needs. You can have fun User Group. It is free to members as a benefit of membership. Unless otherwise noted within doing backup withDrag'nBack. It only backs up the files that have changed since the articles, all material published herein may the last backup. A backup disk can be any Finder-mountable storage device. be reprinted without permission by any not- Drag'nBack backs up files by making a mirror image copy of the original files.If for-profit Apple User Group provided proper you think you can do a backup with the Finder, think again. credit is given to the author(s) and the proper iDVD 2.1 Update X Freeware publication. Instead of placing a trademark symbol This version updates iDVD 2.0, which is required. Also, must have a on each occurrence of a trademark name, we PowerMac or G4 iMac with built-in Superdrive and at least 256 mb of RAM. state that we have used trademark names for InternetExplorer X 5.2.1 Freeware editorial purposes only, for the benefit of the Web Browser. This version of update is for Mac OS X. trademark owners, with no intent to infringe on those trademarks. iTunes 3.0 X Freeware ©Copyright 2002 This latest version from Apple requires OS 10.1.5. MemoPad X 5.3 Shareware This notepad utility stores and retrieves text notes. It saves all modifications automatically. Store with multiple fonts and colors if desired. This version is limited until registered where you can then unlock for the complete functions. FOR SALE/WANTED OfficeX SR1 Update Freeware ************* This update for Office v. X is a collection of all updates for all Office v. X programs. There are more than 1,000 performance improvements and fixes. Do you have computer re- Office v. X will now be faster, more stable and more efficient. Requires Office lated items for sale or is there v. X and Mac OS X. an item that you would like SilverKeeper 1.0.1 Freeware to purchase? Will Backup, Compare, Synchronize or Restore folders on Apple Power We will list the item in this Macintosh computers. It can copy or compare folders of any writable device space. Send information by that is visible as a volume mounted on the Macintosh Desktop. This includes the 25th of each month to: hard drives, ZIP drives, DVD-RAM drives; almost any internal or external tedgallo@charter.net Macintosh disk or flash device. Runs best under Mac OS 9.1 or 9.2. Some- This space is free to cur- what limited under OS X. rent BAC members. Virex 7.0 Update Freeware This updates Virex, which is required. ************* Recent Stuff In addition to the new stuff, there are many recent shareware and freeware releases included on the disk.
  3. 3. The PEEL 3 Dual-Processor...from page 1 Mac OS X version 10.2 Jaguar, Apples next-generation operating system as the startup operating system, as well as new ATI Radeon 9000 Pro with 64MB of DDR SDRAM, Mac OS 9.2.2. with a quad-pipe 3D engine and Smartshader technology for cinematic effects and realism. The combination of powerful Availability graphic cards and Jaguars groundbreaking Quartz Extreme The Power Mac dual 867 MHz and dual 1 GHz processor compositor, provides customers with advanced workstation models are available this week through the online Apple Store graphics capabilities that are light years ahead of any other (www.apple.com), at Apple Retail Stores and through Apple platform. In addition, all Power Mac G4 models now include Authorized Resellers. The dual 1.25 GHz processor Power one ADC and one DVI port allowing users to drive two Apple Mac G4 is expected to be available in the second half of Sep- flat-panel displays simultaneously. tember. The new Power Mac G4 line offers enhancements to its award-winning easy-access enclosure including four internal drive bays, each capable of hosting up to a 120GB ATA/100 drive, for a total of nearly a half a terabyte of internal storage; and two optical drive bays which can each hold a CD-RW, Combo or SuperDrive for burning DVDs and CDs. Jaguar offers Power Mac G4 customers amazing new fea- tures and applications including a new Mail application de- signed to eliminate junk mail, iChat AIM-compatible instant messenger, a system-wide Address Book, Inkwell handwrit- ing recognition, QuickTime 6 with MPEG-4, improved Uni- versal Access, an enhanced Finder, Sherlock 3 with Internet Services and Rendezvous, Apples revolutionary home net- working technology. The three-model Power Mac G4 line features: *a dual 867 MHz or a dual 1 GHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine and 1MB backside L3 cache, and dual 1.25 GHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine and 2MB of backside L3 cache; *ATI Radeon 9000 Pro with 64MB DDR SDRAM or The new Dual-Processor Power Mac G4 NVIDIA GeForce4 MX with 32MB DDR SDRAM graphics and dual display support in all models; support for 256 or 512MB of 266 MHz or 333 MHz DDR SDRAM, with sup- port for up to 2GB; *four 3.5-inch hard disk drive expansion bays with either a 60GB, 80GB or 120GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive running at 7200 rpm; *two external expansion drive bays, including support for a SuperDrive DVD-R/CD-RW and/or Combo DVD-ROM/ CD-RW optical drive; five slots, including four open high- performance 64 bit 33 MHz PCI slots and an 4x AGP slot for graphics; *two 400-Mbps FireWire ports and four 12-Mbps USB ports; 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet built-in on the motherboard and AirPort 802.11 wireless network ready; *a collection of productivity and professional software titles including Lemke Software Graphic Converter, Omni Groups OmniGraffle and OmniOutliner, Caffeine Software PixelNhance, and Ambrosia Software Snapz Pro X; in addi- tion to Apples suite of Digital Lifestyle applications includ- ing iMovie, iPhoto, iTunes and iDVD (requires SuperDrive).
  4. 4. 4 The PEEL Comments: Apple offers Apple sets new sales record family OS X license with Jaguar By Applelinks Senior Editor John H. Farr August 27, 2002 - Apple today announced that more than 100,000 copies of Mac OS X version 10.2 "Jaguar" were Thursday, August 15, 2002-Apple Computer has decided sold worldwide during its first weekend, setting a new record to make it easy for everyone to be honest, according to CNET for Mac OS sales for a single weekend. More than 50,000 News.com. Beginning with the official introduction of OS X people visited Apple's 35 retail stores during Friday night's 10.2 (Jaguar), the purchase of a $200 copy of OS X will per- "100 Minutes of Jaguar" launch event. mit the buyer to legally install Jaguar on up to five personal "Jaguar is our fastest out-of-the-gate OS release ever, and Macs. Yes, we know what you're thinking. it's looking like a home run," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. True, there is no technological barrier that prevents any "The reviews are off the charts, and customers are raving OS X purchaser from installing the software on more than about Jaguar's stability, one machine. This has always been the case with Apple oper- speed, new features and ating systems, although Mac users are legally required to Windows compatibility." purchase a separate copy for each machine an operating sys- With more than 150 amaz- tem is installed on. "Huh?" you say? You say you've always ing new features and applica- gotten an installation CD from your buddy or your sister or tions, "Jaguar" includes a borrowed one from the office? Well, most of us have, and new Mail application de- Apple knows this. One doesn't encourage market share growth signed to eliminate junk by making it difficult to break the license, after all. So what's mail, iChat AIM-compatible going on? Microsoft! in- stant messenger, a system- Microsoft is in the process of forcing everyone to pay for wide Address Book, Inkwell each and every separate Windows installation. If you have handwriting recognition, three PCs at home and want Windows XP on all of them, our QuickTime 6 with MPEG-4, understanding is (and please let us know if we're mistaken) improved Universal Access, that three copies of the CD will be required. Apple knows an enhanced Finder™, that people pass installation CDs around. If they wanted to Sherlock 3 with Internet prevent this, they could. But by offering a $200 for 5 Macs Services, Quartz™ Extreme graphics acceleration technol- OS X 10.2 license, they make it easy for consumers who want ogy and Rendezvous™ Apple's revolutionary networking to be strictly honest to upgrade all their computers economi- technology. cally and put Apple squarely on the "good guy" side of the Pricing & Availability continuum opposite Microsoft. Mac OS X v10.2 "Jaguar" is available through the Apple Apple is "nice." Apple gives consumers the same breaks Store (www.apple.com), at Apple's retail stores and through that businesses get. Apple gives family discounts on OS X, Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of whereas Microsoft does not with Windows. You can buy Apple $129 (US) for a single user license. software and no longer feel guilty for ignoring all the fine Mac OS X v10.2 "Jaguar" Family Pack is a single resi- print on the CD wrapper. People will buy this $200 version dence, five user license package that is available through of OS X because they want to be legal and support the good the Apple Store (www.apple.com), at Apple's retail stores guys. This is a psychological move, part of the branding pro- and through Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested re- cess, rather than a pragmatic way to make more money. In a tail price of $199 (US). way it's like giving consumers a way to make an offering to The Mac OS Up-to-Date program covers both new Mac goodness... purchases made on or after July 17, 2002 and Mac OS X Think about it: very clever, karmically clean, and great v10.1 purchases made on or after July 17, 2002. The Mac publicity to boot. It also gently reminds Mac users that oper- OS X v10.2 Up-To-Date package is available for a shipping ating systems are intellectual property and will make at least and handling fee of $19.95 (US) and includes the Mac OS a few hesitate ever-so-briefly before loaning a friend that Jag- X v10.2 upgrade CDs and an updated Developer Tools CD. uar installation package. Very interesting, we say, and only Mac OS X v10.2 "Jaguar" requires a minimum of 128MB wonder if the people who thought this up know how clever it of memory and is designed to run on the following Apple really is. products: iMac, iBook, Power Macintosh G3, Power Mac Check out the BAC web page at: G4, Power Mac G4 Cube and any PowerBook introduced after May 1998. www.applecore.org
  5. 5. 5 America Online Introduces All New OS X Blast from the Past Version for Macintosh Users Powered By Netscape [ Ed. note: This article appeared in the Apple PEEL June/July 1993 issue. The nation's largest Internet service provider has unveiled Club Officers were: what America Online is calling its "best version for Apple President - Sam Johnson, Vice-President - Marie Prater, Macintosh computers yet." The new AOL for Mac OS X is Secretary - Raymond Hawkins, Treasurer, Terry Martin, completely redesigned to look like a true Mac application Membership Chairman - Don Bennett, Peel Editor - Boyd and includes many new features, including some not yet in Ennis, Art Director - Steve Creel, Disk Librarian - Luther its PC counterpart. The new AOL Mac version integrates Fuller, and Video Librarian - Bill Bankson.] browser technology from AOL's Netscape unit instead of Mi- crosoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer. Apple Bytes AOL members on Macintosh computers won't have to look hard to find major changes in the new AOL for Mac OS X. Apple has unveiled what some are calling the Mac III,s The top of the screen beams with colorful new icons, the incorporating new audio/visual technology, direct memory buttons glow, and translucent menus ensure that nothing im- access bus architecture, and the new high-speed Geoport. portant is buried on the screen. The Quadra 840av and Centris 660av, both featuring built- America Online is the only major Internet service provider in digital video and 32-bit digital signal processors, will that offers a look-and-feel exclusively designed for Macs. be available by the end of the summer at prices starting at AOL and Apple are a natural fit since both companies focus about $2,300. on the consumer, and are about making technology easy, ac- Both will be able to capture and output 16-bit color cessible and most of all fun. video, and output 16-bit CD-quality sound. The new Macs The new AOL for Mac OS X delivers many new features, will also be the first to include Apple’s Casper voice-rec- including some not yet included on AOL's Windows version ognition software. such as the ability to access saved web addresses from more The high-end Quadra 840av comes in the Quadra 800 than one computer. Members can now personalize their emails case, with three NuBus slots, up to 128 MB RAM, and and instant messages with hundreds of pictures such as Harry support for 24-bit color on 21” displays. The consumer- Potter and other popular cartoon characters. And new icons level Centris 660av ships in an adapted Centris 610 case, indicate when a member is online but away from the com- with room for one 7” NuBus card and two internal SCSI puter, or available only on a mobile device such as a pager. devices and is expandable to 68 MB of RAM. Additionally, the new Welcome Screen offers one-click ac- (Ed: Compare that with the new Dual-Processor Power cess to local breaking news and weather. Macs that Apple recently introduced.) The new AOL for Mac OS X is available now as a free upgrade for existing U.S. members at: http://www.aol.com The History of the Apple-Macintosh Computer Web-site Care to trace the history of the Apple Computer? The site lists all computers made by Apple from the Apple I intro- duced in 1976 to the Macintosh G4 Quicksilver model intro- duced in January 2002. Each page lists the specs of the ma- chine along with the date introduced and date terminated. There is also a picture of each machine. Go to http:// www.apple-history.com) Attend the BAC “General Meeting” the 2nd Saturday of the month at the Homewood Public Library at 10:00 a.m. as well as the Saturday morning “Get Together” in the food court at Brookwood Village starting about 9:30 a.m. Apple IIc
  6. 6. 6 The PEEL McKinney Technologies, Inc. Alabama’s Apple Source since 1988! Simplifying Technology ComSouth offers 1824 29th Ave. So., Suite 220 a complete selection of Homewood, AL 35209 Ph: 205-802-7886 Fax: 205-802-7898 Macintosh info@mckinneytech.com hardware, software, service, Specializing in Consulting, Support, Maintenance, Service & ComSouth extended warranties, and classroom training Authorized Repair for the Apple Macintosh Birmingham 942-9622 State-wide 800-536-0301 www.comsouth.com Apple Consultants Network Authorized 225 Oxmoor Circle • Suite 810 Authorized Sales & Service Homewood, AL 35209 Sales & Service Place your ad in this space to be seen by all members of the Authorized Birmingham Apple Core • Consultation • Sales Value Added Reseller And Service Provider • Installation • Training For information contact Peel Editor, • Digital Imaging Solutions Chris Perry Ted Galloway at: tedgallo@charter.net or by 1722-B 28th Ave. So., Homewood, AL 35209 phone at: 822-3219 Phone (205) 870-7044 Fax (205)780-1944 e-mail: perrycomputer@mac.com www.perrycomputer.com 3417 Wisteria Drive Birmingham, AL 35216 Be sure to check your mailing label for your BAC renewal month. To renew, mail $30 to BAC, PO Box 59745, Birmingham, AL 35259

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