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Microsoft released Windows Media Player for OS 9 and OS X. (previously only available with Office X)

Alias/Wavefront is releaseing a free Personal Learning Edition - While this is a full version of Maya... it has some limitations: The Maya Personal Learning Edition restricts users to non-commercial applications through the display of a watermark on images as well as through the use of a special non-commercial file format. Moreover, Maya Personal Learning Edition cannot be used with industry-standard plug-ins.

Apple posted Applescripts for iPhoto.

 

mischief

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Aug 1, 2001
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Ick!

Why would I voluntarily use the WiMP? CD quality?? Are they NUTS?!? If That's CD quality to MS I'm glad they don't publish music!
 

Sayer

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Welcome to MacWorld Phoenix

First of all, some (okay a lot) of streaming content is WMP only. That sucks and the player sucks and the quality sucks, but without it you are locked out. So to have it at all is good when you need/want it. Plus I bet various schools have random WMP streams/content and having a Mac OS X version lets us participate for some time yet despite the usual PeeCee bias that exists pretty much everywhere.

My real reason for this post is something I have not seen anyone speak to yet.

I went to the Apple Store in Chandler AZ to watch the Stevenote in full motion, big screen glory. Our own little "MacWorld Phoenix" as one of the Apple Store guys said before the show.

I am trully amazed at the Apple store's design and layout. I had no idea there were bathrooms behind and to the left of the display nor that they would have tons of chairs ready to roll out so we could sit down for the 2-and-some-hour Stevenote.

Plus the Genius Bar was offering bottled water if needed.

Apple really has a great store concept. Every model and core function of the digital hub is represented - and they all actually WORK. There is software there that I could not possibly get in a brick and mortar store anywhere else in this lousy valley. The people working in the store are also the best (being Mac users and not minimum wage teenagers who think Linux is the only OS you should run).

The Mesa, AZ CompUSA is an absolute joke and must be one of the worst SWIAS anywhere. Its now even worse than pre-SWIAS CompUSA, I am not kidding.

Apple really kicks butt sometimes in surprising ways. Who thought their stores would be executed as well as their computers (iMac 2002 still to be determined)?
 

mcbane

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I think it is pretty amazing that alias/wavefront is doing this. It gives anybody access to arguably the most powerful 3d animation and modeling package there is. This allows everybody the opportunity to explore their computer artistic side just as they would a pencil and paper (of course you do need a computer, and a good one at that, but close enough). Anyway, I give them a lot of credit for this.
 

Beej

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Jan 6, 2002
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Arrrrrrrrg!

Anyone have any idea as to why I can never download anything from microsoft.com? I can't get the office try out, and I can't get wmp, and there's been stuff in the past I can't get.

I've tried OW, IE X, IE 9, but I always get a "download.microsoft.com - no such thingy"

Any ideas?
 
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kidtronix

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wmp

well wmp might be able to fulfill something that mac has been missing out on? the format of svcd (mpg2 based). i know a lot of people would like to be able to check samples and preview their svcd's before burning them, but which is yet possible to do on a mac. however, on windows it is possible to watch svcd in wmp...