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Mac OS X 10.4.6|
Finder can also now create quick and dirty slide shows just by highlighting
the graphic files you want to use and then selecting "Sideshow" from the
menu. (Very useful for displaying Porn I would imagine)
I found this totally hilarious. After years of controlling how users
may or may not insert or remove media, Apple now has to deal with USB flash
drives that you can yank out exactly whenever in the hell you feel like
it just like the old PC floppy disks. Mac OS X wants you to select "eject"
(even though you can't physically "eject" a USB drive) and then it will
graciously allow you to remove it without complaining.
The VPN software has received a number of additional features and options.
Unfortunately it still isn't apparently quite enough to connect to a Nortel
VPN with group authentication. Even though VPN protocols are supposed to
be standard some people tack on their own proprietary extras requiring
their own VPN client. Nortel gives away their Windows client for free but
their Unix/Linux/MacOS client (Netlock) costs around $90 per user.
Mac OS X 10.4 includes the new Safari 2 web browser. As of 10.4 Safari
2 is not available as a separate download and is only available as a part
of Mac OS X.
I guess everyone has to have their built in browsers these days. At
least Safari isn't evil like a certain other browser.
A couple of new applications now included with Mac OS X include
a dictionary / thesaurus and a graphing program.
I couldn't test this out myself, but Apple is heavily promoting their
enhanced iChat program that now has the ability to do video conferencing.
To do this iChat requires:
A fairly powerful Mac for multiple users.
An iSight or other camera with microphone (included with some Macs.)
Someone to talk to (not included.)