Have you ever wanted to pilot NASA’s Mars Rover from the comfort of your Mac? Matt Neuburg comes close with Plantraco’s Desktop Rover and Telecommander software. Back on Earth, Microsoft today released Microsoft Office X Service Release 1 – Tonya Engst has the details of what’s new (and what’s not included). We also note the releases of Virtual PC 5.0.3, Eudora 5.1.1 (now running under Mac OS X), ConceptDraw 1.8, and Spring Cleaning 5.0.
Virtual PC 5.0.3 Released -- Connectix has updated Virtual PC to version 5.0.3, adding new features and fixing bugs. The program's new Password Protection feature prevents users from modifying a virtual machine's settings, exiting full-screen mode, or creating or deleting virtual machines
Eudora 5.1.1 Finally Ships for Mac OS X -- Qualcomm has released the long-awaited final version of Eudora 5.1.1 for both Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X. Eudora users still running Mac OS 9 will appreciate a few small bug fixes, but the big news is the availability of Eudora for Mac OS X
ConceptDraw 1.8 Adds XML Support -- CS Odessa has released version 1.8 of its charting and diagramming products ConceptDraw and ConceptDraw Professional (see "Make the Connection with ConceptDraw" in TidBITS-553)
Aladdin Releases Spring Cleaning 5.0 -- Aladdin Systems has released Spring Cleaning 5.0, adding a number of new features to the company's system clean-up and uninstaller utility
Microsoft has released the first major update to Microsoft Office X in the form of Office X Service Release 1 (SR1). The update, an 11.9 MB download, updates each primary Office program (Excel, Entourage, PowerPoint, and Word) from version 10.0 to 10.1
The Desktop Rover, from Plantraco, is four inches long, charmingly cute, and utterly without purpose. It does have some relevance to Mac OS X - that's the excuse for describing it in TidBITS - but just barely