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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/21-Aug-06

Visual Basic a Casualty of Processor War — Matt Neuburg’s article about the demise of Microsoft’s Visual Basic on the Mac spurs discussion of the utility of Visual Basic and Virtual PC. 32 messages

Leopard wish list — Did Apple’s preview of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard fulfill your wishes for the next version of the operating system? TidBITS readers share and debate their own ideas. 43 messages

iTunes Server — It’s one thing to share a common set of music files from one computer using iTunes, but what if each person accessing it wants their own playlists and song ratings? 4 messages

Retrospect to DVD – what write speed do you get? The type of DVD media you use for backups can affect the write performance in Retrospect. 8 messages

Recovering audio from aging CD-Rs — Remember all those audio CDs you burned several years ago? They might not be holding up well over time. How do you get the audio off of them? 5 messages

AOL Drops Fees, Offers 5 GB Free Storage — Glenn Fleishman’s article on AOL’s new pricing prompts some ruminating on online video and video iPod sales. 2 messages

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