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Apple is reportedly winding down updates to its 10.5.3 Server update, AppleInsider has learned. Officially, Apple has released updates for iMac graphics and its Java engine in Leopard, and Microsoft has finally updated Messenger for Macs. Unofficial reports have Apple changing its mind on exclusive carrier deals, and say that iPhone users have very different tastes than BlackBerry owners.

New Leopard Server 10.5.3 seed

Similar to its progress with the client version, Apple's testing process for 10.5.3 Server is quickly coming to an end, according to people familiar with a new test build.

Labeled as build 9D25, the new seed reportedly fixes only a handful of unresolved bugs, including issues with the Mail and Web Server components, the Server Assistant, and Slapconfig.

Those aware of the update also tell AppleInsider that developers have been asked to center their testing primarily around these areas as well as multiple server manager components, Directory functions, and servers for both podcasting and Wikis.

Apple is still expected to finalize and release 10.5.3 for users within the next two weeks.

iMac ATI Radeon HD Graphics Firmware Update 1.0.1

Apple has issued version 1.0.1 of its ATI Radeon HD firmware update (848KB) for its new iMacs released yesterday.

The minor fix increases system stability for systems using either the Radeon HD 2400 XT or Radeon HD 2600 Pro, the company says.

Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 1

Also launched is Update 1 for Leopard's Java engine (57MB).

The upgrade installs Java SE 6 1.6.0_05 for all compatible Macs, bringing them up to date with the more recent codebase. The update doesn't replace J2SE 5 or override earlier Java preferences.

Microsoft releases Messenger for Mac 7 with video

Ending a relatively long quiet period of development, Microsoft on Thursday released Messenger for Mac 7.

Video support is the highlight of the update, the company explains. Although currently limited to corporate environments, the feature allows multi-user audio and video chats and is the first in the Mac history of the product.

All users also receive support for automatically finding other Windows Live users through Bonjour local networking, a contact list search function, and the ability to rename contacts.

More details on video chat for home users will be available in "coming months," Microsoft notes.

Apple rethinking exclusivity deals for Europe, Latin America?

Apple could break from its current practice of choosing an exclusive carrier when it brings the iPhone south of the US, the Spanish-language business paper Cinco Dias reports.

The California electronics giant is reportedly having doubts after witnessing poor sales in Europe, which have often seen customers unlock the phones themselves for use on unsanctioned carriers.

Alleged sources close to negotiations say the company may allow the phone to be sold through multiple providers in Latin American nations. This is likely due to the different cellular service climate in the region, according to the paper: while large carriers like Telefonica Movil dominate in some countries, they only hold on to minority shares in others.

Future European deals may also see Apple breaking its mould, the report adds. Discussions with Telefonica in Spain have been ongoing for months, while Apple may use Italy as a testbed and include more than just Telecom Italia as a provider.

Apple has declined comment on the claims, but earlier this year made it clear that the company isn't married to its one-carrier-per-country model.

Study: iPhone, BlackBerry appeal to very different audiences

Although they compete in the same market, the iPhone and BlackBerry lines appeal to two very distinct groups of users, a new study from ChangeWave finds.

Users of Apple's touchscreen device typically skew towards its interface. About 36 percent of respondents who use an iPhone most like the overall integration of the iPod, phone, and web functions, while 27 percent like the touchscreen interface specifically and 16 percent talk up its overall ease of use.

BlackBerry owners, however, are almost exclusively devoted to e-mail. A full 56 percent of users cite e-mail as the appeal of their devices, with virtually all other factors falling well under the 10 percent mark -- including the physical keyboard, at 5 percent.

What users complain about also varies sharply, the researchers point out. Despite its reputation, RIM's BlackBerry is more likely to generate complaints about its keyboard (11 percent of users), especially on the small Pearl series. Among iPhone owners, the most common yet unique complaint is being locked to AT&T in the US, with the lack of copy-and-paste text coming next.

Both are united in their dislike of being limited to slow EDGE data speeds with GSM-based versions of their devices, ChangeWave says.

As much as iPhone advocates may enjoy their devices, however, the group is also much more likely to draft wish lists for a new model. About 19 percent of users want 3G Internet speeds, with 18 percent seeking third-party native programs and 15 percent hoping for GPS navigation. Business e-mail support and voice dialing come next at 10 and 8 percent respectively.

Most of these features are likely to be resolved in June, when Apple is predicted to launch its 3G handset and new iPhone firmware.

BlackBerry users, by contrast, are said to be conservative and have little to demand.

"The bottom line for RIM [BlackBerry] owners continues to be, 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it,'" ChangeWave observes.
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ChangeWave... always ahead of the curve...

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Let me know when 10.5.3 Retail is released. Otherwise, this is "we have no news" to pay for our time.
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Let me know when 10.5.3 Retail is released. Otherwise, this is "we have no news" to pay for our time.

If you don't want to read about 10.5.3, don't read the articles. I want to know about development and I definitely consider it news.

Keep them coming.
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When I read the new MSN supported video, I urged to download it. Big was my disappointment when I saw it doesn't count for my "personal" account, and even bigger was my disappointment when I saw they changed nothing about the general interface of the program. This thing is uuuuuugly. Alos unnecessary clutter on smaller screens. On my Macbook, I think the Adium people every day for the option of making my contacts list so tiiiiiiiny and putting all my chats in one tabbed window.
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Indeed, still eagerly awaiting 10.5.3 - enough with the "within 2 weeks" that we've had for the last two weeks .

Messenger 7 is interesting - I've just installed and not much seems different. Video ... well there are no visible menu options for it, but searching in the help menu shows that there should be a couple - maybe a corruption from previous version preferences hmmm.
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BlackBerry users, by contrast, are said to be conservative and have little to demand.

"The bottom line for RIM [BlackBerry] owners continues to be, 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it,'" ChangeWave observes

Both these statements demonstrate a devout ignorance. I love both, but they serve very different purposes. For enterprise use nothing beats the BlackBerry for the very reasons enterprise exists (BTW, I am quite demanding). And the bloody arse statement, "it ain't broke, don't fix it," is so incredibly insipid that it defines the idiot at ChangeWave who said it. I believe that Apple should be more concerned about further refining their iPhone versus going after a well established market that is doing quite well without Apple. Choices are what make consumers happy.
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Java 6.0 only works in 64bit browsers. So good for Firefox, useless for Safari.
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Let me know when 10.5.3 Retail is released. Otherwise, this is "we have no news" to pay for our time.

Apple often releases several minor updates a few days before releasing a 'major' update, so the Java update might indicate that 10.5.3 is coming soon (given that there also have been multiple 10.5.3 seeds over the last two weeks), but then again it is just an increased likelihood not a determining condition.
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Messenger 7.0 sucks!!! It is exactly the same thing... wait, no, here's what changed:

1. Contact search bar.
2. Bonjour friends (don't even know what I gain with this)
3. Slightly different icon.

That's it!!! Nothing else... Video is only for enterprises... Not even nicknames!!! Nicknames for god's sake!!!!! That's like the simplest thing in the world... Well, they didn't even add that...

Anyway, some people would tell me: well, download Adium, but I think it is almost the same, just a few different things...

Stupid Microsoft... So many years without an update, and all you could do was 3 little canges that I could have even done myself?!!!!! Damn...
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And the first thing I did was work out how to turn off points 1 and 2.

Video only for enterprise - as in the corporate account option? Oh.

As for nicknames, you can now right-click on friends and say 'Add Nickname', which you couldn't in 6.0.3, if that's what you mean.
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As much as iPhone advocates may enjoy their devices, however, the group is also much more likely to draft wish lists for a new model. About 19 percent of users want 3G Internet speeds, with 18 percent seeking third-party native programs and 15 percent hoping for GPS navigation. Business e-mail support and voice dialing come next at 10 and 8 percent respectively.

Most of these features are likely to be resolved in June, when Apple is predicted to launch its 3G handset and new iPhone firmware.

I am curious--How many people expect the June 3G iPhone to have full GPS capabilities? For me, it would make a difference: I would find a way to pay for an iPhone + GPS and I wouldn't feel guilty about breaking the budget.* But is it really coming?


*Maybe I will count on my 1GHz TiBook to last another year... (Oh the horror!)
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A word of caution for the iMac Graphics update it is only for imacs showing Model Identifer: iMac8,1

And this is from imacs from early 2008 which is BS as I have an early 2008 imac from feb 2008 and it doesn't work.

After a call to apple it seems there maybe an installer bug which is stopping it being applied for quite a few people.

As for Java 6 it installed without problems not really sure what is changes yet but will test soon.
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BlackBerry users, by contrast, are said to be conservative and have little to demand.

Blackberry users, by contrast, have little to demand... that is until they see what a smart phone could be?!

C'mon Apple App Store!!!

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I believe that Apple should be more concerned about further refining their iPhone versus going after a well established market that is doing quite well without Apple. Choices are what make consumers happy.

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Both these statements demonstrate a devout ignorance.

So Apple shouldn't enter RIM's area of expertise because RIM has a well established market, but due to lack of choice is full of malcontents. Yet choices make consumers happy but you don't want Apple to enter into RIM's market? I'm so confused??

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I don't know what MS is thinking by not adding video chatting support to the Messenger! do they think that they can pressure users to switch back to Windows by making their life a more difficult?! Anyway, I am using Messenger on Parallels to chat with my family and friends who don't have a Mac.

It is almost impossible to find a cross platform chat client the support video and audio chatting these days.
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I don't know what MS is thinking by not adding video chatting support to the Messenger! do they think that they can pressure users to switch back to Windows by making their life a more difficult?! Anyway, I am using Messenger on Parallels to chat with my family and friends who don't have a Mac.

It is almost impossible to find a cross platform chat client the support video and audio chatting these days.

there is only ONE mac client that provides video chat with msn users: mercury messenger, a java client that is by no means pretty, but it works.... http://www.mercury.im
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" the iPhone and BlackBerry lines appeal to two very distinct groups of users"

"The bottom line for RIM [BlackBerry] owners continues to be, 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it,'" ChangeWave observes.

These two quotes say it all.
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I don't know what MS is thinking by not adding video chatting support to the Messenger! do they think that they can pressure users to switch back to Windows by making their life a more difficult?! Anyway, I am using Messenger on Parallels to chat with my family and friends who don't have a Mac.

It is almost impossible to find a cross platform chat client the support video and audio chatting these days.

You could find out easily what they are thinking by reading their blog:
http://www.officeformac.com/blog/Mes...-Now-Available

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Speaking of Audio and Video support, in the blog post "A Chat about Messenger", posted back in November, I shared with you background information on why AV is not available yet in the Personal service. We are on track with the plan mentioned in the last post, as we are delivering Audio and Video on Corporate service first. We are making progress and working on the delivery of Audio and Video for the personal service and are looking forward to getting the feature out there and in your hands as soon as we can!
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Java 6.0 only works in 64bit browsers. So good for Firefox, useless for Safari.

So, you are saying that Safari does not work with 64-bit chips? There is no Safari for a G5 Mac or most of the Intel Macs?
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And the first thing I did was work out how to turn off points 1 and 2.

Video only for enterprise - as in the corporate account option? Oh.

As for nicknames, you can now right-click on friends and say 'Add Nickname', which you couldn't in 6.0.3, if that's what you mean.


Yeah, that and also that it should already know the nicknames I've given to all my contacts... just as it does it in Windows...

Still, I don't have that... Maybe cause my version is in Spanish... But I tried to download the English version 3 times, and it downloads de Spanish version... I have no idea why.
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So, you are saying that Safari does not work with 64-bit chips? There is no Safari for a G5 Mac or most of the Intel Macs?

I think it means that Safari must be a 64 bit program to use the new Java. I wasn't aware that Firefox was available in 64 bit code. Anyway, 64 bit capabilities in a chip is an empty bullet point without software coded to use 64 bit instructions.
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Apple could break from its current practice of choosing an exclusive carrier when it brings the iPhone south of the US, the Spanish-language business paper Cinco Dias reports.

The California electronics giant is reportedly having doubts after witnessing poor sales in Europe, which have often seen customers unlock the phones themselves for use on unsanctioned carriers.

Alleged sources close to negotiations say the company may allow the phone to be sold through multiple providers in Latin American nations. This is likely due to the different cellular service climate in the region, according to the paper: while large carriers like Telefonica Movil dominate in some countries, they only hold on to minority shares in others.

Future European deals may also see Apple breaking its mould, the report adds. Discussions with Telefonica in Spain have been ongoing for months, while Apple may use Italy as a testbed and include more than just Telecom Italia as a provider.


/duh
/about_time
/yay!


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Blackberry users are typically buttoned-up-shirt tightwads who work at companies with a org chart bigger than the government. They usually the middle aged, overworked husband with two children whose wife heads the PTA and whose kids' names, invariably, are Taylor and Jordan. They usually drive a Camry or Taurus, with the wife in the Honda Odyssey or one of those hideously ugly Lexus SUVs. They tend to live close a Safeway and do their bulk shopping at Wal-Mart or Kohl's.

iPhone users, OTOH, are more carefree, graphic artist types who are tuned to the ergonomics, aesthetics and user interface of the iPhone. They tend to hang out at art galleries and drive Subarus, Volkswagens or Audi A3s. They have a fixed gear bike and had myriad threesomes while in college on the East Coast, or UC Berkeley. They don't own a TV, but, rather, watch their media fix by watching MoveOn.org videos on Democracy Player running on their MacBook Pro. They never shop at the Gap, and have a Razor scooter in the trunk of their car.

I'm a Blackberry user, BTW, just in case you thought I was dissin' them.
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Indeed, still eagerly awaiting 10.5.3 - enough with the "within 2 weeks" that we've had for the last two weeks .

Messenger 7 is interesting - I've just installed and not much seems different. Video ... well there are no visible menu options for it, but searching in the help menu shows that there should be a couple - maybe a corruption from previous version preferences hmmm.


Good deal! I didn't know Messenger 7.0 was out. Checking it out now.

Looking forward to 10.5.3 and hoping some new features are in the mix.
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Apple often releases several minor updates a few days before releasing a 'major' update, so the Java update might indicate that 10.5.3 is coming soon (given that there also have been multiple 10.5.3 seeds over the last two weeks), but then again it is just an increased likelihood not a determining condition.

I worked there and at NeXT. I was being rhetorical.
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I don't know what MS is thinking by not adding video chatting support to the Messenger! do they think that they can pressure users to switch back to Windows by making their life a more difficult?! Anyway, I am using Messenger on Parallels to chat with my family and friends who don't have a Mac.

It is almost impossible to find a cross platform chat client the support video and audio chatting these days.

you know there's skype too. www.skype.com

And the nice thing about skype is it works wonders when doing international video chats.
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Study: iPhone, BlackBerry appeal to very different audiences

BlackBerry users, by contrast, are said to be conservative and have little to demand.

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Me thinks it because most Blackberry users don't actually pay for them i.e. don't have any interest in the basics since they've been required to use them for work. And fiscally conservative because their companies own them.
Most iPhone users are owners and are therefor more interest in how they function- big difference.\
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I am a little peeved about Apple Java 6 release. Notably it doesn't support any 32-bit Intel machines. Sure I can code for Java 5, but it is the point of locking out recent computers, since any Intel Mac can't be older than three years.
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Blackberry users are typically buttoned-up-shirt tightwads who work at companies with a org chart bigger than the government. They usually the middle aged, overworked husband with two children whose wife heads the PTA and whose kids' names, invariably, are Taylor and Jordan. They usually drive a Camry or Taurus, with the wife in the Honda Odyssey or one of those hideously ugly Lexus SUVs. They tend to live close a Safeway and do their bulk shopping at Wal-Mart or Kohl's.

iPhone users, OTOH, are more carefree, graphic artist types who are tuned to the ergonomics, aesthetics and user interface of the iPhone. They tend to hang out at art galleries and drive Subarus, Volkswagens or Audi A3s. They have a fixed gear bike and had myriad threesomes while in college on the East Coast, or UC Berkeley. They don't own a TV, but, rather, watch their media fix by watching MoveOn.org videos on Democracy Player running on their MacBook Pro. They never shop at the Gap, and have a Razor scooter in the trunk of their car.

I'm a Blackberry user, BTW, just in case you thought I was dissin' them.

Nobody really cares who you are, what you are, and who and what you think other people are. You and your prejudices have as much effect on our lives as the speck of dried phlegm stuck on the tip of a dust mite's smallest limb.
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I am a little peeved about Apple Java 6 release. Notably it doesn't support any 32-bit Intel machines. Sure I can code for Java 5, but it is the point of locking out recent computers, since any Intel Mac can't be older than three years.

Is this an Apple issue? What does Java 6 bring to the table? If it only brings features utilized by 64-bit systems I don't see how this is Apple's fault or even an issue worth complaining about. It's like complaining that any 64-bit app doesn't work on your 32-bit system. Usually the 64-bit systems add features only able to be supported on 64-bit, that being the case it is pointless to complain about it. Buy a new Mac or live with it, Apple can't help that Intel didn't come out with a 64-bit chip for the first Intel Mac off the line.
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Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 1

Also launched is Update 1 for Leopard's Java engine (57MB).

The upgrade installs Java SE 6 1.6.0_05 for all compatible Macs, bringing them up to date with the more recent codebase. The update doesn't replace J2SE 5 or override earlier Java preferences.

It's about time!!!! It kills me that apple is 9 months behind the times when it comes to Java. For months upon months the only version of Java5 available for macs was plagued with a known memory leak. Well, I guess the only version of java5 still is, but at least we can use java6 now.
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I am a little peeved about Apple Java 6 release. Notably it doesn't support any 32-bit Intel machines. Sure I can code for Java 5, but it is the point of locking out recent computers, since any Intel Mac can't be older than three years.

Older machines still support Java 5, so who cares? Just make your code backwards compatible for a while. I mean, most major industries are still requiring backwards compatibility with Java 1.4, so its not like you're being rapidly forced into a Brave New World of Java.
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Java 6.0 only works in 64bit browsers. So good for Firefox, useless for Safari.

so we need a Safari update. Apple was way behind the times on Java, I'm really glad they caught up. Just because Safari doesn't support Java6 doesn't mean we shouldn't be able to develop it on our Macs.
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so we need a Safari update. Apple was way behind the times on Java, I'm really glad they caught up. Just because Safari doesn't support Java6 doesn't mean we shouldn't be able to develop it on our Macs.

I don't believe I have seen any applet that strictly requires Java 6. The changes in Java 6 are mostly related to desktop applications. Major language improvements (some may disagree) were already in Java 5. If you are developing for Java 6, chances are you aren't developing for the browser context.
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I don't believe I have seen any applet that strictly requires Java 6. The changes in Java 6 are mostly related to desktop applications. Major language improvements (some may disagree) were already in Java 5. If you are developing for Java 6, chances are you aren't developing for the browser context.

agreed.
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[QUOTE=AppleInsider;1245950]Apple is reportedly winding down updates to its 10.5.3 Server update, AppleInsider has learned. Officially, Apple has released updates for iMac graphics and its Java engine in Leopard, and Microsoft has finally updated Messenger for Macs. Unofficial reports have Apple changing its mind on exclusive carrier deals, and say that iPhone users have very different tastes than BlackBerry owners.

And most are probably windows using saps used to suffering.
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Blackberry users are typically buttoned-up-shirt tightwads who work at companies with a org chart bigger than the government. They usually the middle aged, overworked husband with two children whose wife heads the PTA and whose kids' names, invariably, are Taylor and Jordan. They usually drive a Camry or Taurus, with the wife in the Honda Odyssey or one of those hideously ugly Lexus SUVs. They tend to live close a Safeway and do their bulk shopping at Wal-Mart or Kohl's.

iPhone users, OTOH, are more carefree, graphic artist types who are tuned to the ergonomics, aesthetics and user interface of the iPhone. They tend to hang out at art galleries and drive Subarus, Volkswagens or Audi A3s. They have a fixed gear bike and had myriad threesomes while in college on the East Coast, or UC Berkeley. They don't own a TV, but, rather, watch their media fix by watching MoveOn.org videos on Democracy Player running on their MacBook Pro. They never shop at the Gap, and have a Razor scooter in the trunk of their car.

I thought this was hilarious. Almost as funny as the line, "BlackBerry users are said to be conservative and have little to demand."
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Blackberry users are typically buttoned-up-shirt tightwads who work at companies with a org chart bigger than the government. They usually the middle aged, overworked husband with two children whose wife heads the PTA and whose kids' names, invariably, are Taylor and Jordan. They usually drive a Camry or Taurus, with the wife in the Honda Odyssey or one of those hideously ugly Lexus SUVs. They tend to live close a Safeway and do their bulk shopping at Wal-Mart or Kohl's.

iPhone users, OTOH, are more carefree, graphic artist types who are tuned to the ergonomics, aesthetics and user interface of the iPhone. They tend to hang out at art galleries and drive Subarus, Volkswagens or Audi A3s. They have a fixed gear bike and had myriad threesomes while in college on the East Coast, or UC Berkeley. They don't own a TV, but, rather, watch their media fix by watching MoveOn.org videos on Democracy Player running on their MacBook Pro. They never shop at the Gap, and have a Razor scooter in the trunk of their car.

I'm a Blackberry user, BTW, just in case you thought I was dissin' them.

*lols @ this*
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Is this an Apple issue? What does Java 6 bring to the table? If it only brings features utilized by 64-bit systems I don't see how this is Apple's fault or even an issue worth complaining about. It's like complaining that any 64-bit app doesn't work on your 32-bit system. Usually the 64-bit systems add features only able to be supported on 64-bit, that being the case it is pointless to complain about it. Buy a new Mac or live with it, Apple can't help that Intel didn't come out with a 64-bit chip for the first Intel Mac off the line.

It's a business decision. Moving your entire code base to 64bit only streamlines a lot of your management processes.
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