Articles posted on September 25th, 2003

Delaying change

Thursday, September 25th, 2003 • 9:35 pm

An interesting article in the The New York Times about the striking similarities between the current “battle” against peer-to-peer file sharing waged by the RIAA and the battle waged by the US administration in the early 1990s against strong encryption in business and consumer tools. Those seeking to restrict the new technology are using “legal […]

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Mac OS X 10.2.8 and avoiding trouble with system updates

Thursday, September 25th, 2003 • 9:15 pm

The many problems caused by Apple’s latest “minor” system UPDATE Mac OS X 10.2.8 indicate that the usual advice bear repeating: Don’t rush to install updates on the very day that they are released. There are enough volunteer beta testers out there that will do it, experience the pain caused by the bugs introduced by […]

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iTunes 4 bugs due to DRM

Thursday, September 25th, 2003 • 1:01 am

I guess that with any new version of a software product, you have to expect bugs — even bugs that might take a while to get fixed. But what I find particularly grating about iTunes bugs is that they are primarily due to the imperfect implementation of the “digital rights management” procedures in the software. […]

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