If you have successfully downloaded the 10.1 MB “semi-public beta” of Palm Desktop for Mac OS X (4.0v76) color yourself lucky. The beta was “only intended for Palm employees” according to once reader justifying the 300 user limit and woefully slow FTP server.
Mirrors are available if you do a little digging or if you are a member of the PowerPage Historic Society (PHiSh) but most downloaders are discovering that you will also need Mac OS X native versions of popular conduits if you want to sync data from anything other than Palm Desktop.
In response to some issues I uncovered in my first look at the iBook Dual USB, namely keyboard bulge and OS X not waking from display sleep, Vic Orly writes about some other issues he has uncovered:
Today Palm Inc. posted Palm Desktop 4.0 beta 76 with support for Mac OS X. Rejoice!
Your can get it from the beta download page. Simply complete a form and you are in business! Beware the server is extremely busy right now. The company is also soliciting feedback on the software via a Public Beta Feedback Form, so make it better by posting your experience there.
I received the following email from Intuit yesterday out of the blue, asking for input for QuickBooks for Mac, including Mac OS X. They are looking to determine which flavour of QuickBooks should be brought to the Mac – None, the Web version’s plugin, or one of the fully-featured versions. Those of you who have been waiting for Intuit to be open to such ideas, now is your chance to be heard! Should the survey link no longer be acceptable, above is a link to quickbooks.com and below is the email address from the sender.
If you have a pre-FireWire bronze PowerBook G3 (Lombard), or various other iMacs and iBooks, you may be looking forward to downloading Mac OS 10.1.2 in the hopes that your built-in video board will finally be functional. Unfortunately, these machines (with Rage Pro and similar ATI boards) are still unsupported, despite meeting the system requirements listed on the Mac OS X box and Web site.