VPC and latest security update from Apple

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MacWindows: the Web Site for Macintosh-Windows Integration:

“Fixing VPC/Panther slowdowns: Security update, other. January 28, 2004 — John Dougherty reports that the recent Apple Security Update to Mac OS X 10.3 solved his problem with slow Virtual PC performance in Panther:

I upgraded my three computers with the security update and Airport update yesterday, and amazingly, the slowdowns with VPC 6.1 have vanished. I don’t know which update was responsible, but all is well now. Recap- iMac 20″, TiBook 667, G4 Cube 450, all with OS X Panther 10.3.2. Only the Cube worked before, but I hadn’t updated to 10.3.2 on the Cube until today (I thought that may have been the culprit).

If you’ve installed this update and had VPC performance problems with Panther, please let us know if this solved the problem for you.

Kevin Montgomery stopped running a piece of software:

I too found Virtual PC 6.1 to be unbelievably slow! For me, the problem turned out to be an installation of Henwen I was running to monitor my Internet activity for anything nasty. Once I stopped running Henwen, Virtual PC’s speed picked up immediately.”

So I suppose some of you should see an improvement?

Text(SMS) messaging to and from your Mac

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Another wow! about the OS X Panther. I read about it here. Old article I know, but I just got my Bluetooth enabled phone Smile
Basically you do your text messaging from your mac. Incoming calls will also show on your screen (provided the phone is in the neighbourhood of your mac. Incoming messages can be saved in your address book under the caller’s name there. and yes synchronising contacts, ical etc. is a breeze as well! Well done, Apple!

Web Cam Watchers Help Injured Iowa Woman

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People around the world watching live on a Web cam as a horse gave birth called for help when the mare—in pain and confused—kicked her owner after delivering her foal. Bev Holzrichter said she owes her life to people from California to Germany who called for help after witnessing the incident over the Internet, Thursday’s Clinton Herald newspaper reported.

Wow! How’s that for saving lives through the Internet and the online community? The power of online communities is incredible.

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