Jobs Offers Free OS X For $100 Laptops but is Declined

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Date: Tuesday, November 15th, 2005, 10:25
Category: Software

Slashdot: “Steve Jobs offered Mac OS X free of charge to the $100 laptop effort by the One Laptop Per Child project. However, his offer was declined because the project was looking for a 100% open source solution. The laptops will now be running on Red Hat Linux on AMD chips.”


More on PowerBook Safe Sleep

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Date: Tuesday, November 15th, 2005, 10:05
Category: PowerBook

pb-sleep-progress-bar.jpgTUAW has an excellent article on the new Safe Sleep feature found in the October 2005 PowerBooks

With the latest iteration of PowerBooks Apple just released, a new feature called Safe Sleep was introduced that Fabienne covered a couple weeks ago. In case you missed it, the short of the long of this handy new feature is that it works like the Hibernate feature of Windows: you can save a snapshot of what you’re working on to your hard drive and completely power down the notebook – meaning you can swap out batteries and power back up to your desktop as you left it in about 10 seconds, or simply store the notebook without draining any power, like the regular Sleep feature does.

Click through to the TUAW article to find out about how to enable Safe Sleep on any PowerBook. Click into this article for more on Safe Sleep…


The Apple Core: First Intel Macs to arrive in January?

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Date: Tuesday, November 15th, 2005, 09:12
Category: The Apple Core

mac-mini-200.jpgLast week I reported that the first Intel Macs may be coming sooner than originally expected. New PowerBooks and iBooks built on Intel hardware are rumored to arrive as soon as April or May 2006