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Third Parties Already Taking Advantage of Tiger

Zonk posted more than 9 years ago | from the catch-the-thingie-by-the-tail dept.

OS X 371

tezbobobo writes "Tiger been out hours and already the Apple download page has been updated to take advantage of the update's new features. These cover areas including Spotlight plugins, Dashboard plugins, and Automator plugins. These allow a range of actions from searching within omnigraph documents (spotlight), to resizing photoshop documents (automator), and (my fav) a dashboard wireless locator. The best bit -- a cursory glance indicates about half are freeware."

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heh (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12385482)

apple sux

Great! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12385483)

They are fast :)
So am I
First Post :)

Re:Great! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12385493)

3rr0r 1337: j00 R l4t3

Silly people (5, Funny)

chia_monkey (593501) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385491)

Silly people! Dont' they know Apple is going out of business? They have been for the past decade or so.

Re:Silly people (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12385553)

Burgeonating the countryside!

Or perhaps... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12385608)

...burninating the countryside? [homestarrunner.com]

Re:Silly people (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12385945)

Silly people! Dont' they know Apple is going out of business? They have been for the past decade or so.

Longer than that I think.

Apple Computer! Proudly going out of business for over 20 years!

"Tiger"? I thought they renamed it BHR (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12385498)

Butt Head Reseller

Re:"Tiger"? I thought they renamed it BHR (-1, Flamebait)

Elektroschock (659467) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385781)

Regardless what Apple does, we will see Apple users praising features that other operationg systems
had implemented for a long time. The Steve Jobs effect, marketing, a product designer + apple community, and a crappy music player without a colour display will be cool....

It's all about rationalising decision, and what silly arguments you will find:
- Mac OS X was a Unix and based on open source technology
- Mac OS X had good usability
- Power PC processors are better
- Having a restricted set of devices you can use with Macs is great and we like to pay more for the same technology.
- outer appearance of hardware matters
- Intel user are too common people

Well, I would not object Softpear [sf.net] but Apple Mac OS X, you know, I just do not like the community. I do not want to belong to the exclusive club.

Re:"Tiger"? I thought they renamed it BHR (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12385860)

Of course you know that the iPod comes with a color display now. In fact, Apple is moving to make the color iPod (presently called the iPod Photo) the standard model.

So naturally you know that the "no color display" part of your argument is invalid.

Right? You know that, right?

--
M

Re:"Tiger"? I thought they renamed it BHR (0, Troll)

rob10405 (677929) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385893)

Don't worry we don't want you in the club. You must have been hit with a lot of dodge balls in grade school to post such a bitter reply. I heard that alt.douche.bags is looking for members, I think you would fit right in.

Re:"Tiger"? I thought they renamed it BHR (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12385986)

Intel user are too common people

For some reason, the phrase "furrowing their brows in a vain attempt to understand the situation" springs to mind here.

Other Widget Download Site (4, Informative)

sammykrupa (828537) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385511)

Here is another Widget download site:

http://www.dashboardlineup.com/ [dashboardlineup.com]

(I should say that I am partly affiliated with it.)

Re:Other Widget Download Site (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12385567)

Don't forget Konfabulator [konfabulator.com] for those of us too poor to buy Tiger.

Re:Other Widget Download Site (1)

the_2nd_coming (444906) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385599)

why would some one want to punish themselves with that load of bloated crap?

Re:Other Widget Download Site (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12385707)

Could you tell me what's so bloated about Konfabulator? And why is it better in Dashboard? (I just bought my first Mac and can't afford to buy Tiger, I'll keep my money and buy books on Cocoa programming instead) Why is Konfabbulator so bad? It seems fast enough for me.

Re:Other Widget Download Site (1)

fshalor (133678) | more than 9 years ago | (#12386021)

I ask windows users that once a week.

10.3 is by far one of the best os's out there. I still like my linux desktop for hard workstation tasks (since I've only an ibook g3) but if 10.4 is anything like the jump to 10.3, I'll be very happy.

Montreal? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12385514)

Montreal?
muahahahahahahahaha

(get it?)

Dashboard Wireless Plug-In (2, Funny)

WillAffleckUW (858324) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385516)

Is that for warganging? Driving on the open road, searching for unsecured WiFi ports?

Now that would be sweet!

Re:Dashboard Wireless Plug-In (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12385692)

war what?

Oh yeah.

Warriors! Come out and PLAYEEEYAY!

Re:Dashboard Wireless Plug-In (1)

Sporkinum (655143) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385766)

Click the link and you'll see that it is only displaying locations from a database based on a zip you enter. So no, it doesn't do ad-hoc searching.

Re:Dashboard Wireless Plug-In (1)

TrippTDF (513419) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385806)

It's not for me. I was Born to be Wired.

hope... (0)

mangus_angus (873781) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385524)

they don't use "Tiger" in the name. TigerDirect will have to file lawsuites with all them either now or the day before the company releases their product....

Re:hope... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12385804)

TigerDirect will have to file lawsuites with all them either now or the day before the company releases their product....

I guess I'll start a new company so I can sue them for when they release the next version of MacOS X.

Possible names:
LuchsDirect
LionDirect
CheetaDirect
Jag uarDirect

any help?

Reinventing the wheel (4, Interesting)

Quarters (18322) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385528)

An OS level script that resizes a Photoshop document. That makes up for Photoshop's glaring lack of scripted/recorded actions that can be batched.

Does Photoshop 1 even run under OS X 10.4?

Re:Reinventing the wheel (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12385565)

Huh? I guess you've never heard of creating a Photoshop Action droplet.

Re:Reinventing the wheel (5, Insightful)

jandrese (485) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385573)

Yeah, but this way it can be combined with non-Photoshop operations. You could build a script to generate an index and filesystem with an integrated browser to build customized demonstration CDs.

Re:Reinventing the wheel (4, Insightful)

Dink Paisy (823325) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385839)

Photoshop can be driven by Javascript, VBscript and Applescript. Those aren't limited to Photoshop. Although, now that I think about it, the premise of Automator seemed to be that you could easily create scripts. So it's probably just using the existing scripting capability of Photoshop, but exposing it to users in a simpler package.

Missing the point... modularity (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12385623)

The point of automator is that you can assemble drag and drop scripts that work across applications. With a few clicks, you can assemble a script that will have safari download all the images from a site, resize them in photoshop, and send them out using mail.app to all your friends. This creates an integrated script workflow. The scripting abilities of Photoshop are *only* useful for controlling the functions provided by Adobe applications.

Re:Reinventing the wheel (1)

hakalugi (162528) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385638)

I have PS Elements 2.0, 3.0 and PS-CS all on 10.3.9 running fine.

10.4 on the way, will know more then. (CS has built-in automation, that's (one reason) why you pay more for it)

Re:Reinventing the wheel (1)

Quarters (18322) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385673)

See, the joke in my first post was that Photoshop has had scripted/recorded actions for batching images since Photoshop 2, circa early 1990's. Of course CS has automation. Photoshop has had it for 6 revisions now.

Re:Reinventing the wheel (2, Informative)

Ucklak (755284) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385882)

"...why you pay more for it"

Pay more for what?

CS is alot cheaper than the individual counterparts that make it.

The Professional CS is $1200 with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, GoLive.

It used to be $700,$700,$500,$150,$100
Half that for upgrades.

Re:Reinventing the wheel (1)

j!mmy v. (613784) | more than 9 years ago | (#12386019)

Actually, Photoshop 1.0.7 runs just fine in Classic. Quite fast, actually.

/because using layers is cheating

a cursory glance reveals... (2, Informative)

digitaldc (879047) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385532)

....OmniGiraffe and CandyBar look cool, keep up the freeware and a big thank you to whoever offers it!

Re:a cursory glance reveals... (2, Informative)

robbieduncan (87240) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385823)

OmniGraffle is certainly not free. The Omni group offer a free trial, but it costs ~$80

Re:a cursory glance reveals... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12385974)

>The Omni group offer a free trial, but it costs ~$80

damn, that's an expensive free trial

It is official; Netcraft confirms: Apple is ghey (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12385542)

It is official; Netcraft confirms: Apple is Homosexual

One more crippling bombshell hit the already beleaguered Apple community when IDC confirmed that Apple market share has dropped yet again, now down to less than a fraction of 1 percent of all servers. Coming on the heels of a recent Netcraft survey which plainly states that Apple has lost more market share, this news serves to reinforce what we've known all along. Apple is collapsing in complete disarray, as fittingly exemplified by failing dead last in the recent Sys Admin comprehensive networking test.

You don't need to be a Kreskin to predict Apple's future. The hand writing is on the wall: Apple faces a bleak future. In fact there won't be any future at all for Apple because Apple is dying. Things are looking very bad for Apple. As many of us are already aware, Apple continues to lose market share. Red ink flows like a river of blood.

Apple is the most endangered of them all, having lost 93% of its core developers. The sudden and unpleasant departures of long time Apple developers Jordan Hubbard and Mike Smith only serve to underscore the point more clearly. There can no longer be any doubt: Apple is Homosexual.

Let's keep to the facts and look at the numbers.

Apple Admin leader Theo states that there are 7000 users of Apple Admin. How many users of ConsoleOne are there? Let's see. The number of Apple Admin versus ConsoleOne posts on Usenet is roughly in ratio of 5 to 1. Therefore there are about 7000/5 = 1400 ConsoleOne users. Apple posts on Usenet are about half of the volume of ConsoleOne posts. Therefore there are about 700 users of Apple. A recent article put Apple at about 80 percent of the Apple market. Therefore there are (7000+1400+700)*4 = 36400 Apple users. This is consistent with the number of Apple Usenet posts.

Due to the troubles of Word Perfect, abysmal sales and so on, Apple is going out of business and will probably be taken over by Apple who sell another troubled OS. Now Apple is also dead, its corpse turned over to yet another charnel house.

All major surveys show that Apple has steadily declined in market share. Apple is very sick and its long term survival prospects are very dim. If Apple is to survive at all it will be among OS dilettante dabblers. Apple continues to decay. Nothing short of a miracle could save it at this point in time. For all practical purposes, Apple is dead.

Fact: Apple is Homosexual

I'm not a fucking troll, you idiot mods! (1, Funny)

Thud457 (234763) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385836)

But can it play the new Bruce Springstein "Devils and Dust" album, that is only available as a "DualDisc" travesty, on a powerbook?

Typical worthless crap (-1, Flamebait)

realmolo (574068) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385544)

It seems to me that whenever I hear about some great new Mac software, it ends up being some prettified version of something that:

a)already exists
b)has no reason to exist in the first place

I mean, seriously. How much Mac software is the equivalent of "faceplates for your cell phone?"

And yes, I know that there is all kinds of that crap for Windows and Linux, too. But in the Mac world, it really seems to be the focus of a lot of attention.

Re:Typical worthless crap (2, Insightful)

Bender0x7D1 (536254) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385569)

There's more focus on it in the Mac world because they don't suck, they work properly and don't come preloaded with spyware.

Re:Typical worthless crap (1)

Winterblink (575267) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385582)

Perhaps you should actually qualify your rant by stating what you're ranting about.

Re:Typical worthless crap (5, Funny)

99BottlesOfBeerInMyF (813746) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385612)

I mean, seriously. How much Mac software is the equivalent of "faceplates for your cell phone?"

Yeah I mean how many metadata plug-ins do we need to be able to search the text inside our prototyping, graphics, and organization applications. I mean this must be like the 50th time someone has provided a way for me to instantly search my system for tree diagrams in a proprietary format with particular text in them.

Oh wait, no it isn't.

Re:Typical worthless crap (1)

o-hayo (700478) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385740)

Maybe it focuses a lot of attention because it isn't worthless? Maybe your wrong? *gasp*

Let me explain it this way... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12385761)

Typical worthless crap

It serves much more of a purpose than you ever will.

Ponder that after mommy tucks you in bed tonight.

Yes but what about... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12385552)

the Homo Plugin, which allows users to quickly search for fellow Apple queers? When will that be available?!

And you prefer an OS that installs (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12385647)

itself by default where you can see colon?
C: , get it?
I'm here all week; don't confuse the tip jar with the spitoon.

Prediction (4, Insightful)

chia_monkey (593501) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385575)

In no time at all there are going to be a whole slew of Dashboard-centric sites, Automator-centric sites, Spotlight-centric sites, and so forth. Just like there are a myriad of PHP, Javascript, CSS, etc sties, we're going to see a bunch based solely on this new Mac OS.

You gotta hand it to Apple. They create an entire industry around an iPod (don't you love how Belkin, once a patch cord company, makes loads of money off iPod accessories) and are now already sporting sites all over for an OS just recently (and in some places not even out yet) released.

Apple Tiger (1)

Princess Tarja (876619) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385583)

The all k-new Kdashboard try it k-now!!

ClickBook for Mac (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12385601)

One of the better Mac programs...

ClickBook for Macintosh OS X [bluesquirrel.com]

Out for hours??? (1)

ibn_khaldun (814417) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385602)

I just walked (in the rain...) over to the campus bookstore to purchase Tiger and, while there are signs all over the place about it, they can't actually sell it until 6 p.m. Meanwhile the guy in the office next to mine got his in the mail yesterday. Grrrr...

Perhaps I should move to the Gilbert Islands...

Gilbert Islands is one option. (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12385650)

Alternatively, you could just GET A FUCKING LIFE!

Re:Out for hours??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12385671)

Perhaps I should move to the Gilbert Islands...

I don't think you'll get there before 6pm...

Re:Out for hours??? (1)

Blapto (839626) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385717)

Been out for almost an hour in Europe at the time you posted.

Please don't flame me into oblivion but... (-1, Troll)

Valarauk (670014) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385603)

Why is this on the front page of slashdot? Free tiger publicity doesn't bother me overmuch but apple making sure there a plenty of free/shareware download links on their website seems more like something that should remain in the apple section of slashdot. Perhaps with a "this is not quite news" disclaimer in the summary.

Re:Please don't flame me into oblivion but... (1)

digitaldc (879047) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385712)

I guess because people like the new OS and freeware and want to tell the world about it?
PS what is the difference between much and overmuch?

You're kidding, right? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12385731)

You're complaining about Mac coverage on a web site that heralds every update to Purple Wombat Peppermint Linux Whatsis?

Oh, and get the fuck over yourself.

Re:Please don't flame me into oblivion but... (2, Interesting)

Nice2Cats (557310) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385801)

Why is this on the front page of slashdot?

To be honest, that was my first reaction, too. However: The little plugin thingies are going to be one of the first places where lots of people cut their teeth on programming. Apple is doing a certain amount of hand-holding here and provides some documentation and a great programming enviroment -- it got even better with Tiger. Since this site is for people who at least would like to pretend that they could code if they only had the time (ah, like me), it does make sense.

One word of advice: If you ever have to ask a question that is critical about Apple on Slashdot, post as AC. Things that are considered normal, harmless questions or even humorous in other sections get trolled to death here. The "Cult of Mac", unfortunately, is not a joke.

Right Now (0, Flamebait)

0kComputer (872064) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385605)

About a hundred guys over at Microsoft are freaking out; figuring out how to patent this stuff for use in longhorn.

Amazon (1)

LittleLebowskiUrbanA (619114) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385616)

Anybody gotten their copy of Tiger or even shipping information on it from Amazon yet?

Re:Amazon (1)

the_2nd_coming (444906) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385636)

no.. but I have my package sitting on the truck out for delivery right now and I bought from the apple store on line with my student discount.

Re:Amazon (1)

whitefael (305869) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385829)

I don't think Amazon started getting shipments READY until today. My status finally changed this morning to "Shipping Soon." You would think they could have started shipping the orders a few days before release so we would receive them on the day of the release! Now, it looks like I won't get mine until Wednesday!

apple store celebrates tiger (2, Interesting)

demon411 (827680) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385635)

my roommate works at @pple store and she says it's open late from 8 to midnight for all u apple geeks to go gawk.

Taking Advantage (3, Insightful)

vertinox (846076) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385642)

Did anyone else misread the headline and think: "Oh no! They are releasing spyware for OS X!"

*Phew!*

Still, I'm hope they made sure that Automator is secure with Mail.app unlike vbscript and Outlook Express originally was. I'd rather not have my email being Automated to send certain things to everyone on my address book.

Re:Taking Advantage (1)

brasten (699342) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385720)

I'm glad I finally saw someone else worry about that... when I first heard the idea of automator scripts that can be saved and sent to other computers, that was my first concern... Just started installing tho, so I guess I'll find out soon...

Thunderbird spotlight plugin PLEASE (3, Interesting)

Danathar (267989) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385643)

I would LOVE to be able to search my mail with spotlight...but I can't yet find a thunderbird plugin....sadness overwhelms me

Re:Thunderbird spotlight plugin PLEASE (1)

the_2nd_coming (444906) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385684)

so make one.

Re:Thunderbird spotlight plugin PLEASE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12385745)

Gnus

Re:Thunderbird spotlight plugin PLEASE (1)

WinkyN (263806) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385713)

Don't feel too bad. There isn't a plug-in for Entourage yet, either.

Re:Thunderbird spotlight plugin PLEASE (1)

pastpolls (585509) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385768)

I was going to say.... Well, make one... but wait, it is a MS product.

Re:Thunderbird spotlight plugin PLEASE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12385787)

"Get off your ass and code it yourself."

Isn't that, after all, what you open-source types tell people who come to you with suggestions and bug reports?

Re:Thunderbird spotlight plugin PLEASE (1)

shaitand (626655) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385953)

"with suggestions"

Sometimes, with demands, always.

"bug reports"

Only if the bug reports are behaviorial aspects that annoy people who are not within the intended audience. For instance, for projects I work on, the intended audience is generally ME.

Re:Thunderbird spotlight plugin PLEASE (3, Informative)

Fabb (27886) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385851)

Spotlight's indexer has a file-level granularity.

For Thunderbird messages to be indexed, searchable and retrievable, each message should be saved as an individual file.

This is actually what Mail 2 does, and also what BeOS's mail did - you could set up live query folders that would hold mail messages based on your criteria. It's no coincidence that BFS' creator Dominic Giampaolo now works at Apple on Spotlight...

Re:Thunderbird spotlight plugin PLEASE (2, Insightful)

99BottlesOfBeerInMyF (813746) | more than 9 years ago | (#12386051)

For Thunderbird messages to be indexed, searchable and retrievable, each message should be saved as an individual file.

You might want to mention that Thunderbird's version of the mbox format does not do this, instead one file is created for each mailbox. Unless this changes, it will not be easy to implement Spotlight searching on individual mail messages in Thunderbird.

This is actually a potentially large failing in Spotlight. Being able to find the right file is a wonderful thing, but for really big files it would be much better to find a location within that file.

TigerDirect? (1)

mekkab (133181) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385659)

[reads the article] Oh! I thought this was a Dupe of TigerDirect (the third part in question) taking advantage of the release of Mac OS X Tiger to make a claim against Apple for a little free advertising!

Carry on!

P.S.- Just ordered the Mini a few minutes ago.

Re:TigerDirect? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12385765)

"P.S.- Just ordered the Mini a few minutes ago."

and that matters to anyone else exactly HOW?

Re:TigerDirect? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12385870)


He's a trendwhore....

"I buy things suddenly because everyone else thinks they're cool now."

I hope he realizes that he doesn't get Tiger with the Mini.... It might hurt him to realize he's running a 1.5 year old OS...

Re:TigerDirect? (1)

mekkab (133181) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385937)

News for Nerds. Stuff that Matters.

And the Mini will have Tiger on it. How is this not OBVIOUS to you?! Moran!

Re:TigerDirect? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12385981)


Only if you buy it seperately. Mini ships with Jaguar.

Re:TigerDirect? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12386012)

By "Jaguar", I mean "Panther", of course.

Still satisfies the ($os ne "Tiger") criteria.

Yay. (Yawn) (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12385676)

That's great news. The tens of people interested in macs will be happy.

Can I put a tiger in my tank? (4, Funny)

Quiet_Desperation (858215) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385691)

I knew a guy in college who tried to take advantage of a tiger. They never did find all the bits.

"Bloody zoos!" - Rick on The Young Ones

SuperKaramba (2, Insightful)

bosewicht (805330) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385728)

Isn't dashboard just superkaramba?? thats what it looks like, y is everyone making suc ha big deal out of it? It has been running on Linux for sometime

Re:SuperKaramba (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12386039)

No, dashboard is just konfabulator [konfabulator.com] . Damn near the same product, as far as I can tell. It is somewhat controversial for that reason.

I guess we're seeing another difference between M$ and Apple. M$ sees a product they like, and they buy out the company and rewrite the history books to make it look like a M$ product. Apple... just steals the idea and doesn't bother paying for it?

Liger next? (1, Informative)

ayeco (301053) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385758)

What's bigger than a Panther, better than a Tiger, and cooler than a Jaguar? A Liger of course.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liger [wikipedia.org]

Re:Liger next? (1)

javaxman (705658) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385959)

That would be so cool. I'm tempted to think Apple's just not cool enough to use "Liger", but you never know. They've got to run out of cat names some day, and they should use this one while it's still semi-hot, and the geek appeal is undeniable. Maybe it's a release between Tiger and 'Lion'.

Thanks for the link, though. I was sure it was just a dumb Napoleon Dynamite joke, how was I supposed to know they actually exist?!?

Wikipedia Widget? (2, Interesting)

Tibor the Hun (143056) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385769)

one word:
sweet!

Curses! (1)

Have Blue (616) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385783)

It looks like the "wireless finder" widget is just a handy way to look up known access points in a database. It's not a Dashboard clone of MacStumbler (which is theoretically doable since Dashboard widgets can load native code through Javascript extensions).

Which? (4, Funny)

MoogMan (442253) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385821)

Wait, is this Mac OSX Tiger or TigerDirect? I'm confused...

Re:Which? (3, Insightful)

Tsiangkun (746511) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385962)

You can tell by all the support being given to users of this particular Tiger that it's not tiger direct.

DUPE! - Come on editors!! (1)

datbox (800756) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385858)

Third Parties Already Taking Advantage of Tiger

I don't even have to RTFS(ummary) to figure out this is a dupe [slashdot.org] !

;)

A little offtopic, but.... (1)

zorander (85178) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385896)

For anyone who bought panther the day it came out--is it possible? If I go to an apple store do I have any expectation of walking out with tiger? Or should I expect it to be long out of stock?

You bastards! (3, Funny)

demonbug (309515) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385917)

"Third parties already taking advantage of Tiger"

See, this is why I'm in favour of the two-party system; you just can't trust those third parties. Bunch of savages.

Wait, what are we talking about again?

Multiple OSes officially supported? (2, Interesting)

core (3330) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385922)

Anyone knows if there's "official" support for partitioning the disk to support several versions of MacOS X? While I'd love to write code on Tiger (and must make sure my games work on it), I also need to support older versions. I know how to install multiple versions on the same Powerbook, just wondering if there's any known side effects or differences from a 'virgin' mac :P

Cartoon-like miniature golf for Mac: http://www.funpause.com/gardengolf/ [funpause.com]

Someone please explain to me... (-1, Flamebait)

badmammajamma (171260) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385934)

how this is front page news??

Seriously, is it that slow of a day that crap like this gets front page?

Custom Spotlight tag action? (1)

Fabb (27886) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385935)

I wonder if it's possible to develop an Automator action that would add custom Spotlight tags to files (from a dialog, clipboard, whatever).

The Spotlight UI does not allow adding new metatags to files, but the API supports it.

100+ (1)

demon411 (827680) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385940)

My sister just got here laptop in december and now they expect her to pay 100+ dollars to upgrade? She just bought her laptop, etc.. but she doesn't want to get too far behind version, what should she do, upgrade every x.0 upgrade?

NeoOffice/OpenOffice.org Spotlight Plugin (4, Informative)

soullessbastard (596494) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385955)

One that probably isn't on the page may be the Spotlight plugin to allow for indexing of OpenOffice.org 1.x and NeoOffice formatted files. Unfortunately, I couldn't open source it prior to the Tiger release because the APIs were covered under NDA, but no longer!

The NeoLight metadata importer is licensed under LGPL and illustrates basic parsing of OOo 1.x formatted documents using CoreFoundation XML utilities. It's still in development and could use some developers to lend a hand testing, optimizing, and determining if we're extracting all the relevant content properly.

More information can be found in this trinity article [neooffice.org] .

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hype... (1)

PerlDudeXL (456021) | more than 9 years ago | (#12385975)

It's a new release of a known OS and nothing brand-new, so I don't understand the hype around Tiger.

Quite a few webloggers made a real hype and countdown to the day Tiger release day (at least over here in Germany).

for the record: I'm not a mac user.
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