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TidBITS turns 15 this week! In lieu of blowing out candles, Adam looks back over 15 years of Mac ownership. This week also brings a flood of Apple news, starting with the 29-Apr-05 release date of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger (and word that our "Take Control of Tiger" ebooks will be released simultaneously), and continuing with the company’s stellar Q2-05 earnings report; the release of Mac OS X 10.3.9 Update; fixes to iMovie HD, iDVD 5, iPhoto 5, and iSight software; and the announcements of Final Cut Pro 5, DVD Studio Pro 4, Motion 2, and Soundtrack Pro.

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Mac OS X 10.3.9 Update Released

Mac OS X 10.3.9 Update Released -- Apple has released Mac OS X 10.3.9 Update, which is almost certainly the last numbered release for Panther. With Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger due to ship 29-Apr-05 (details later in this issue), any new Panther releases will be specific application or security fixes (as was true for Jaguar)

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Adam & Tonya at New Mexico User Groups

Adam & Tonya at New Mexico User Groups -- Tonya and I have never traveled to the southwest United States, so we're particularly looking forward to a trip to visit not one, not two, but three New Mexico-based Macintosh user groups in early May

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DealBITS Drawing: PDFpenPro Winners

DealBITS Drawing: PDFpenPro Winners -- Congratulations to Kevin Wong of, Rick Jarnat of, and Ferd Diemer of, whose entries were chosen randomly in last week's DealBITS drawing and who each received a copy of SmileOnMyMac's PDFpenPro PDF editing utility, worth $94.95

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Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger To Be Released 29-Apr-05

Ending the rampant speculation of exactly when Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger would be released, Apple last week announced that its next-generation operating system will be available for sale as of 6:00 PM on Friday, April 29th, 2005, although you can also pre-order from Apple (and other retailers)

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Take Control News/18-Apr-05

People at Apple aren't the only ones furiously preparing for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. We're putting the finishing touches on our slate of Take Control of Tiger ebooks, which we plan to ship right when Tiger does. Pre-orders Open for Our Tiger Ebooks -- Apple announced that Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger would ship at 6:00 PM on 29-Apr-05, prompting immediate questions in email from readers asking if we would be updating our ebooks for Tiger

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/18-Apr-05

The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be faster. Replacing eFax with MaxEmail -- Adam's article on switching to a new fax service prompts other suggestions from readers, including other applications that can view the TIFF-F formatted files that some services create