October Meeting Notes
- SVMUG - Silicon Valley Mac User Group
October 20, 2003
Schedule for tonight (Updated: we changed it!):
7:15-8:00 Main Demo - Kawika Holbrook shows iMovie
8:00-8:15 Cortland's Corner - nifty OS 10.3 features
8:15-8:30 Break Time
Paul - Adobe Systems - checking us out.
Peter - software product manager
Orrin - a Switcher! Switched his whole office to Mac!
Tonight's iMovie demo is the first of four iLife demos.
First of 4-part iLife series.
Please submit your questions using our forms, for Q&A later tonight.
Sailing Clicker is an app for Bluetooth phones that lets you remotely
control Mac apps. Find it at
http://homepage.mac.com/jonassalling/Shareware/Clicker/ or check
Wayport special offer
90 connections of up to two hours - free!
At MacDonald's, until the end of the year.
Coupons available at **** http://www.wayport.net/mcd/ibmfreeconnect
The offer is extended as a part of a market pilot and survey
program by Wayport.
Each e-mail address may have up to 90 connection sessions, each
session up to
two hours in duration.
Wayport services corporations and business nodes (hotels, etc.).
Typically, the service can be accessed from the parking lot.
The service is 10Mbps 802.11b protocol.
MacWorld SF Expo Discount for user group members
November 10 -- Free Exhibit Hall Pass
December 8 -- 15 percent off Conference packages
Learn More at the MUG Center.
The User Group Priority Code is: E-SFMUG.
O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference - Monday October 27 - Thursday October 30
Keynotes on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Apple special event for Panther rollout on Friday October 24.
8 pm - midnight
(waiting lines typically start forming at 6 pm)
iTunes for Windows has been downloaded by more than 1,000,000 users in
just four days.
Some rollout problems have been noted:
firewall configuration problems,
legacy file deletions.
Apple is providing Windows Support pages on the Apple web site.
By the way, iTunes installations include Quicktime and Quicktime
The player is automatically configured to handle QT content.
The iTunes Music Store is getting 70% of Internet music sales,
prior to the Windows rollout.
Apple has formed a co-promotional program with Pepsi. An ad will appear
at the Superbowl. 300 million bottles of Pepsi branded drinks will be
distributed, with one-in-three bottle caps giving the lucky user a free
song from the iTunes Music Store.
This is the third major revolution that Steve Jobs has driven.
graphic user interface
online media sales
AOL deal - AOL music service has a one-click jump from them to
the iTunes store. Apparently the AOL store is piped to the iTunes
News from Virginia: G5 based supercomputer.
2nd fastest machine in the World, at a cost of $5M.
The fastest clustered supercomputer cost $300M!
Google uses 100K distributed processing boxes.
Mid-November, a supercomputing conference may offer some
details on the performance.
VaTech is offering free instructions on how-to-build-your-own.
Apple at the Paris Expo demonstrated a cordless mouse and keyboard.
"The End of the Tether"
The connection is via bluetooth. The computer will automatically
discover the remote devices, and setup a pairing that will allow
the keyboard or mouse to exclusively work with the host computer.
The range is about 30 feet.
The price are $70 for either a mouse or keyboard.
Dot-Mac accounts are up for renewal now - be sure to renew!
New generation iPods are able to record, via a third party microphone
Microsoft is revising their strategy toward security issues.
No more kernel patches - instead a perimeter policy will be
Safari will not work with Citibank - pop up windows must be enabled!
My previous PC network used a LinkSys print server on an HP LaserJet -
is there a Mac solution?
Use a Direct Jet card, cost of about $20. Use the TCP/IP Appletalk
iDataPro and Stickybrain. See Lynda, to discuss how it is used.
Panther must be run on B&W G3 or later, and all iMacs or later.