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Macintosh

no separate desktop images for Spaces in Leopard

I installed Leopard on my old PBG4 last weekend. I did a clean install and am slowly moving over prefs and files (iPhoto and iTunes moved over.) In general I like Leopard and it runs fast on my old 1 Ghz machine. There’s things I don’t like (the 3D dock, the transparent menu bar) but I know that the internal updates are worth the update.

What I cannot comprehend is how Apple could have not implemented Spaces with the ability to have separate desktop images. What’s the use of virtual desktops if you can’t change the desktop images so you can have a visual reminder of which desktop you are on? It’s absolutely incomprehensible to me that I have to have the same desktop image on all of my “Spaces.”

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Macintosh

printing to PDF

One of the biggest changes for me with computing on the Macintosh has been the amount of PDFs I generate. The Mac OS allows any application to “print to PDF” which is an amazing feature for obvious reasons. That and these PDFs are all indexed by Spotlight makes it really handy to search for things that I’ve saved to my HDD for posterity.

Recently Mac OSX Hints covered a free “virtual printer” called CUPS-PDF, which basically takes a few of the steps out of “printing to PDF” and makes it even easier and faster. I’ve just installed this new “virtual printer” and can highly recommend it.

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Macintosh

Remote Desktop now a Universal Binary

For those of us on newer Intel Macs who need to access Windows PCs remotely…
Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac 2.0 (Beta)

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Macintosh

Steve Jobs in a Box

Longish profile of Steve Jobs by John Heileman in New York Magazine: Steve Jobs in a Box.

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Macintosh

Flip4Mac reaches 1.0

Now that Microsoft will not be supporting Window Media Player for the Mac, they are providing a free plugin to view Window Media files in Quicktime.
Windows Media� Components for QuickTime