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The State of California has outlawed spam (again), but will legislation make a difference? Attorney Brady Johnson weighs in on why making spam illegal is a difficult proposition. Also in this issue, Jeff Carlson praises – and mourns – Netflix Fanatic, Apple announces that Mac OS X 10.3 Panther will ship 24-Oct-03, and we note the releases of iCal 1.5.1, iSync 1.2.1, StuffIt Standard Edition 8.0, StuffIt Engine 8.0.1, and ConceptDraw V.

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ConceptDraw V Released

ConceptDraw V Released -- CS Odessa has released ConceptDraw V, a major revision to their powerful business diagramming package (see "Make the Connection with ConceptDraw" in TidBITS-553 for a full review of an earlier version)

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A Sad Fan of Netflix Fanatic

Not only am I a huge fan of Netflix, the popular online DVD rental service, it turns out that I'm one of its better customers. For $20 per month, Netflix sends me three DVD movies from a list of titles that I set up, which I can watch at my leisure without worrying about incurring late fees

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/13-Oct-03

Early G3s and Panther -- Readers speculate about which machines Mac OS X 10.3 will support. Although early beige Power Mac G3s aren't officially supported, will Panther run on them anyway? (2 messages) Palm and Mac compatibility -- Palm's new handhelds include updated built-in applications, but how well do they synchronize to the Mac? (8 messages) Mac OS X 10.2.8 problems -- Even though Apple pulled its problematic Mac OS X 10.2.8 update and replaced it with a "fixed" version, some people report problems with the new revision