As summer starts to set in here, things are slowing down a bit, so we have a few longer articles you can sit back and read at your leisure. Adam and Glenn team up for a look at what Google’s forthcoming Chrome OS could mean for Apple, Matt Neuburg contributes a detailed look at Cocoatech’s Path Finder 5, and Jeff Carlson finds himself sucked into etymological enjoyment at Wordnik. Be sure to check out our ExtraBITS links this week, along with our coverage of the releases of Safari 4.0.2, Default Folder X 4.2.1, VLC 1.0, and Electric Sheep 2.7.
The Wordnik Web site is far more than a dictionary, providing real-time Twitter examples, Scrabble scores, community-provided pronunciations, and more information on nearly 1.7 million English language words.
The Mac OS X Finder is stupid, slow, and unhelpful. What can you do? You could pray for Snow Leopard and hope it brings some improvement. Or you can try Cocoatech's Path Finder 5 right now.
Google has announced - but not shipped - Google Chrome OS, a stripped-down operating system based on the Linux kernel and designed to give inexpensive netbook computers access to Web applications.
Notable software releases this week Safari 4.0.2, Default Folder X 4.2.1, VLC 1.0, and Electric Sheep 2.7.
Read on for a collection of links to the most interesting articles and resources that the TidBITS staff discovered on the Web this week.
TidBITS Talk readers this week are still evaluating the TidBITS Commenting System and how it relates to the discussion list, as well as looking at several other topics. Read on to learn more about copying SMS messages on the iPhone to a Mac, lightning strikes and how to avoid equipment damage, disabling system keyboard shortcuts, finding social networks around the world, buying a physical phone for Skype usage, and choosing which version of Windows XP to use for Boot Camp.