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TidBITS#601/15-Oct-01

Mac OS X 10.1 is a success, but it’s not an unqualified success, and this week Matt Neuburg looks at one area where 10.1’s interface is both inconsistent and incomprehensible: Open and Save dialogs. For network geeks, Adam marvels at the PacketShaper, a network device that monitors and improves the performance of Internet connections. In the news, 4D ships WebSTAR V, Macworld returns to IDG, and Handspring announces the hybrid cell phone/PDA Treo Communicator.

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Macworld Returns to IDG

Macworld Returns to IDG -- Four years ago, during one of the dips in the Macintosh industry, the fierce competition for advertising between the two leading Macintosh magazines, Macworld and MacUser, was halted by International Data Group (IDG) and Ziff Davis merging the two (along with Ziff Davis's MacWEEK) into a joint venture called Mac Publishing

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WebSTAR V Ships for Mac OS X

WebSTAR V Ships for Mac OS X -- 4D, Inc., is now shipping WebSTAR Server Suite V for Mac OS X, marking the move of another long-time Mac OS Internet server to Apple's new operating system despite its built-in set of Unix-based Internet servers

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Apple’s Dirty Little Secret

The dust has settled, and Mac OS X 10.1 has brought Apple's new operating system from embryo to infancy. We all have our favorite features: the new keyboard shortcuts for controlling menus and dialogs, copy and paste (and Undo!) to manipulate files in the Finder, the restoration of AppleScript to something approaching first-class citizenship

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Sculpting Internet Traffic

As you may remember from back in April, we had to move a number of TidBITS servers from Geoff's suddenly darkened broadband connection to the relatively poky 56 Kbps frame relay connection at our old house in Seattle