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How fast is a Power Mac G3? In our feature article, Rick Holzgrafe muses about speed and shows us a simple program he’s run on different computers for 20 years. See how a G3 compares to a Cray Y-MP! Also this week, Adam examines the new email list headers you see at the top of TidBITS and TidBITS Talk. In the news, Apple releases Mac OS X Server and a public beta of QuickTime for Java, and announces that it is jumping on the open source bandwagon with Darwin.

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Mac OS X Server Ships

Mac OS X Server Ships -- Apple last week shipped Mac OS X Server, a new Unix-based operating system for high-end server use. Formerly codenamed Rhapsody, Mac OS X Server features the popular Apache Web server, Apple's WebObjects, the capability to boot newer Macintosh models remotely via NetBoot, a high-performance Java virtual machine, network services such as DNS and Apple File Protocol, Web-based administration, and a consistent Mac-like user interface

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QuickTime Gets a Caffeine Boost

QuickTime Gets a Caffeine Boost -- Apple today announced the public beta release of QuickTime for Java, further extending the reach of QuickTime to any application written in Java on either the Mac OS or Windows

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Explaining All Those List Headers

Whenever I explain how email works to novices, I call email headers "the glop at the top," since they aren't easy for us humans to digest. Headers are lines of text that precede any Internet email message; they carry descriptive information about the message rather than the message itself