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A podcast about Macs done by a Mac geek for Mac geeks. Show 32. Since I missed Modays show due to illness, this show is double featured so it’s really all to much to cover here. You’ll just have to listen. Enjoy. Shownotes in HTML or OPML
Featured Music: You’re a Friend, The Flying Public
This is my first comment. Great show. Missed ya while you were under the weather. Wanted to say a few things about Camino. I noticed that development had come to a standstill but I didn’t know the team had pretty much quit on it. I hope they restart. I guess you could say Camino has lost out to Firefox but I wanted to clarify that while Firefox is cross-platform Camino was designed specifically for the Mac to give it a more OS X look and feel. The drop down menus and buttons look like the ones in Safari, while Firefox has a more Windows/Linux look to its rendering. I think the original intention of the design team was to provide a more Mac-like experience rather than to compete directly against Firefox. Camino interface doesn’t look like Safari but in use it has more in common with Apple’s browser than its Mozilla siblings.
Keep up the good work on MacCast. Take it easy.
Hey Adam, great show. It’s been 5 years since I owned a Mac, but now that I have one again, your show has been very interesting and helpful for me to get reaquainted. Your personal research and knowledge combined with listener input makes for a great resource.
A simple question if you don’t mind: Mac owners keep telling me that there are no viruses in the Mac world. This is hard for me to believe. How good is this advice? Can you offer any “protection” suggestions for a new owner?
Just wanted to point out that Camino is still under development. As far as I can tell. Apparently the Mozilla Foundation just hired Josh Aas officially. You can read a little more about it here. LinkHe is now one of the few paid employees of the Foundation, and from what I can gather he’s going to be doing a lot of work on both Camino, and Firefox.
For what it’s worth, I’m looking forward to seeing what comes out of this.
Just another note on Camino. It is built with a Cocoa user interface where Firefox is not (someplace on the Camino site they go into what those differences are). And if you check the nightly builds they do change. It seems to take less memory than Firefox and seems to run faster, but does not really support extensions. And I really like the All-in-one gestures extension. Also like the Yahoo companion (they say it is only for windows on the Yahoo site but it works on Mac OS X) and the Google extension. With out those Camino is not as fun as Firefox.
Great podcast! I wasn’t sure at first that it would be useful as I tend to follow a lot of Apple news feeds using RSS, but I’ve found a lot of interesting info through your podcast that I couldn’t find elsewhere.
I just wanted to note that Pod2Go works really well with older iPods sans the Notes feature. Pod2Go supports all iPods back to Generation 1 by sychronizing with the Contacts feature instead of Notes.