J2SE 5.0 Release 4

Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0 Release 4 delivers improved reliability and compatibility for Java 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 on Mac OS X v10.4.5 and later. This release includes J2SE version 1.5.0_06. With this update J2SE 5.0 becomes the preferred Java version, superseding Java 1.4.2. Java 1.4.2 is still installed on your machine, but applications will run with J2SE 5.0 unless they specifically request Java 1.4.2.

For more details on this Update, please visit this website: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=302983

Macbook Pro Offer

So I was reading Phils blog and he just got his Free Mac Mini. I then spoke with Jason who has done a LOT of these offers and gotten everything from iPods to Money … and a new Macbook Pro as well. Anyways I decided to join the bandwagon and see if I can score myself a new Macbook…. If I can then I will have a 15.4in G4 Powerbook for sale. Anyways Stay tuned for all the updates.

UPDATE: Here are the specs of the Macbook they are offering.

* 15.4-inch TFT® display with 1440 x 900 resolution
* 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo® processor with 2 MB shared L2 Cache
* 512 MB (single SO-DIMM) 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-5300)
* 80 GB 5400 rpm Serial ATATM hard drive
* Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit); built-in 54 Mbps AirPort Extreme® (802.11g); built-in Bluetooth® 2.0+EDR

April 6th 2006 – 9:15am – I Signed up for an account to get a Free Macbook Pro.
April 6th 2006 – 9:43am – Signed up for Wine offer
April 6th 2006 – 9:57am – Signed up for Video Doctor DVD’s
April 6th 2006 – 10:12am – Signed up for Earthlink Trial.
April 6th 2006 – 10:50am – Signed up for Great Fun! Circuit city Gift Card.
April 6th 2006 – 11:06am – Signed up for Trial of Real Networks Rhapsody

Mac OS X 10.4.6 PowerPC Update

The 10.4.6 Update is recommended for all users and includes general operating system fixes, as well as specific fixes for the following applications and technologies:

– login and authentication in a variety of network environments
– file access and byte range locking with AFP file sharing
– network access when using proxy server automatic configuration files
– connecting to Cisco VPN servers using IP/Sec
– using Bluetooth wireless devices
– searching iWork ’06 and Microsoft Office documents with Spotlight
– saving Word documents automatically when using a network home directory
– creating Automator workflows for iPhoto 6
– synchronizing contacts and calendars to .Mac and mobile phones
– mounting and unmounting iDisk volumes
– compatibility with third party applications and devices
– previous standalone security updates

For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n303411.

For detailed information on Security Updates, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n61798.

Quicktime 7.0.4

QuickTime 7.0.4 is an important release that delivers numerous bug fixes, support for iLife ’06, and H.264 performance improvements. This update is highly recommended for all QuickTime 7 users.

Important Notice to QuickTime Pro Users
Installation of QuickTime 7 will disable the QuickTime Pro functionality in prior versions of QuickTime, such as QuickTime 5 or QuickTime 6. If you proceed with this installation, you must purchase a new QuickTime 7 Pro key to regain QuickTime Pro functionality. After installation, visit www.apple.com/quicktime to purchase a QuickTime 7 Pro key.