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TidBITS#549/25-Sep-00

Aside from the releases of PageSpinner 3.0 and MRJ 2.2.3 and news of Apple’s licensing of Amazon’s 1-Click patent, this issue is devoted to explaining XNS, a new Internet technology platform, and XNSORG, the independent non-profit tasked with maintenance of the XNS standard and governance of the XNS community. It’s worth a look. (Please note: no issue next week!)

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No Issue Next Week

No Issue Next Week -- We're taking the next issue of TidBITS off to recover from finalizing several major projects with some family vacation plans next week

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Poll Results: Teneration X

Poll Results: Teneration X -- Apple has made it clear that the official pronunciation of the X in Mac OS X is "Ten," and not "Ex." But it's going to be interesting to see if Apple backs down on that over time, since a full 53 percent of the 1,300 respondents to last week's poll claim they most commonly say "Mac OS Ex" when talking about Apple's forthcoming operating system

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Introducing XNS and XNSORG

For many of us, the allure of the Macintosh started with the feeling that our use, support, and evangelism really could change the world. That was certainly true for me and for Tonya, and I watched her interest in the Mac, and then in HTML, fade somewhat as it became harder for her to see how her actions made a difference