Critical Mass

Mozilla On Mac OS X Part 3

Last week we continued the process of building Mozilla for Mac OS X. This week we complete that process.

Mozilla On Mac OS X Part 2

Last week we began the process of building Mozilla for Mac OS X. This week we carry on that process.

Mozilla On Mac OS X Part 1

One of the beauties of Mac OS X is its inherent ability to click into the wide, wide world of unix open source software. Mozilla is the browser engine underneath Netscape's hood. You can download it for OS X. Or you can build it yourself from source code. Let's do it!

Building Unix Applications on Mac OS X

Last week we built a small handful of unix applications on Mac OS X. This week we'll raise the bar a little, and try something more complex.

Before we proceed, I need to mention that a contributor to the forums noted how both MD5 and CVS, which we built from source code last time, are now included in OS X right out of the box. Type md5 filename and cvs at a Terminal prompt to see if you already have them.

Building An X Application for Mac OS X

Mac OS X is built on a BSD-unix foundation. Unix and the X Window system were made for each other. Typically unix applications are built on individual machines directly from source code, providing maximum cross-platform flexibility. Today we will try our hand at building a fun X application under Mac OS X.

Worriless Wireless on Mac OS X

Odds are it was before your time when parents told children to sit back from the television. It was because at the time there were measurable X-rays from the screen. With today's leaded glass, X-rays stop inside the set, though a few are bound to escape from the back. A wireless ethernet base station is something of the same thing. If you stuck your head next to it for a short time, nothing would happen. If you stayed there continuously for a year, probably something would.

A Case For Mac OS X

The organization of a friend of mine, which has been a unix shop for years and had standardized on Pine Mail, is moving to Windows 2000 Server and Microsoft Internet Mail in the back office and Outlook and presumably XP or Me on the desktops. Hello!?! Anybody home? For what earthly reason would you trade in a reasonably secure in-house network for an unreasonably insecure one? Because everybody else is doing it, of course! There is a lot to be said for momentum.

Secure Shell Logins and Mac OS X Part 2

Last week we broached the subject of automated secure shell logins between Mac OS X and other unix-like hosts. Today we'll apply these principles to some practical uses.

Secure Shell Logins and Mac OS X Part 1

During his first Macworld keynote of the year, Steve Jobs announced that as of that moment all new Macs would boot up OS X by default. That was a watershed moment for Apple. Beauty, power, security, and industry support are all there. Mac OS X is poised to be the greatest operating system ever.

The MacWorld 2002 Keynote

It is the event that Mac fans wait for, the Macworld keynote by Steve Jobs. As always, it was worth the wait.

Apple's goal for Apple Store growth was to open twenty five stores by end of calendar year 2001. In fact the company opened twenty seven stores. The stores have been tremendous for Apple as one of its premiere showcase vehicles.

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