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TidBITS#684/16-Jun-03

After winning the browser wars, Microsoft is walking away from the battlefield by putting Internet Explorer for Macintosh out to pasture. Also this week, Adam quiets his Power Mac G4 with a new power supply, Mariva Aviram looks at other forms of Internet-guided offline recreation, and we note the releases of Internet Explorer 5.2.3, Final Cut Pro 4, QuarkXPress 6, QuicKeys X2, and NoteTaker 1.5, along with ratification of the 802.11g wireless specification.

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QuicKeys X2 Beefs Up Macros

QuicKeys X2 Beefs Up Macros -- CE Software has released QuicKeys X2, the latest Mac OS X version of their long-standing macro utility (see "QuicKeys X: Return of the Ghost" in TidBITS-602)

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Security Update 2003-06-09 2.0

Security Update 2003-06-09 2.0 -- Last week, Apple released Security Update 2003-06-09, which addresses an obscure potential security problem related to using Apple Filing Protocol to share a Network File System (NFS) mounted volume

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Microsoft Releases IE 5.2.3 for Mac OS X

Microsoft Releases IE 5.2.3 for Mac OS X -- Right after confirming that the only future development on Internet Explorer for the Macintosh would be bug fixes (more later in this issue), Microsoft has released Internet Explorer 5.2.3 for Mac OS X, enhancing compatibility with proxy servers and fixing a few bugs (including the annoying Mac OS X bug that caused a pop-up menu to appear much of the time when you clicked a bookmark on the Favorites Bar)

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Internet Explorer for Mac in Maintenance Mode

Two weeks after Microsoft announced it would stop development on a stand-alone version of Internet Explorer 6 for Windows - instead continuing to integrate Web browsing functionality into the Windows operating system - the company has now confirmed that there will never be an Internet Explorer 6 for Macintosh

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Replacing a Power Mac G4 Power Supply

Back in February, Apple quietly started a program to replace the noisy fans in the Power Mac G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors). For $20 shipping and handling, Apple will ship you a new power supply and fan along with installation instructions