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Column view in the Finder is great for navigating through your disk's hierarchy, but the columns often aren't wide enough to show the full names of all the files. To expand a column to a width that will show all file names in their entirety, double-click the handle that you would normally drag to expand or shrink the column. To expand all the visible columns to that width, Option-double-click the handle.

 

 

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Darwin 1.0 & VPC with Windows 2000 Available

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Darwin 1.0 & VPC with Windows 2000 Available -- Apple has released Darwin 1.0, the open source core of Mac OS X. Based on FreeBSD and Mach 3.0 technologies, Darwin enables registered developers to customize and enhance the kernel of Apple's forthcoming operating system. Darwin 1.0 also includes preliminary support for Intel processors. In addition, Apple released an update to Darwin Streaming Server, used for streaming QuickTime content over the Internet. Darwin 1.0 is available for free for Power Macintosh G3 and G4, PowerBook G3 (Bronze keyboard), iBook, and iMac systems with a minimum of 32 MB of RAM and 800 MB hard disk space. A single installer is available as a 221 MB download or as 11 segments.

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Mac users who require access to the latest version of Microsoft Windows can now purchase Connectix's Virtual PC with Windows 2000. As with other versions of Virtual PC, you can run Windows 2000 from within the Mac OS, exchange files between operating systems, and have full USB support under Mac OS 9. Virtual PC with Windows 2000 requires a G3 or G4 processor that's 350 MHz or faster, Mac OS 8.6 or later, 1.1 GB hard disk space, and 96 MB of RAM.

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Tangentially related, Be, Inc. recently announced the free BeOS 5 Personal Edition for Intel systems. A Pro edition that works on older PowerPC-based systems should be available from Be's distributors (who will also set its pricing). Be does not support Apple's G3 or G4 systems, apparently because Apple will not provide technical information about their architecture. Be, Inc. was the subject of much industry speculation three and a half years ago when Apple was reportedly considering the BeOS as a future Macintosh operating system; instead, Apple bought NeXT, whose technology forms the backbone of the forthcoming Mac OS X. [JLC]

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