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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/21-May-07

Powering down without losing state — Apple’s recent environmental announcements bring up the issue of leaving computers running all day and night, and what can be done to conserve energy. (14 messages)

Fax death is exaggerated — The demise of faxing appears to be a U.S. phenomenon, as usage around the world is still quite high. (2 messages)

Video conferencing with PCs — What are the best options for video-based chat between people running Macs and Windows-based PCs? (5 messages)

Good deals on .Mac renewals? Apple’s .Mac service can be renewed for less than the $100 the company charges, but where are the deals found? (3 messages)

Good deal on Applecare — Apparently, everyone is looking for a deal this week! In addition to .Mac renewal specials, AppleCare can also be bought for less than what Apple charges directly. (2 messages)

Microsoft Acting Like a Patent Troll? Readers ponder Microsoft’s latest legal maneuver that appears intended to intimidate Linux users. (2 messages)

Little Window on OS X 10.4 Desktop — After a mysterious tiny window appears on a reader’s Mac, other TidBITS Talk participants provide suggestions for how to banish it. (3 messages)

Restoring keychain from .Mac — A reader’s keychain data goes to the great lockbox in the sky, but he can’t resurrect it from the copy that exists on his .Mac archives. (1 message)

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