Enterprise November 17, 2010

Enterprise November 16, 2010

Neil Ticktin over at MacTech has been thoroughly putting Microsoft Office 2011 through its paces and has found that in almost all cases it is significantly faster than its predecessors.

All of these items give users a great deal more “user speed”…and those are not the type of things that can be measured with a stopwatch. However, in many cases, you will see significant “user speed” improvements, regardless.

Microsoft Office 2011 is still $20-$50 off at Amazon. expand full story


Apple’s move to junk Java on the Mac may make things a little more complex but could ultimately make the platform more secure, some experts say.

Apple recently revealed plans to abandon native OS X support for Java, following this news up with an alliance with Oracle under which Java on Mac development and maintenance passes to the OpenJDK project for Mac OS X. expand full story

Why lawyers choose a Mac instead of a PC

Legal professionals are embracing Apple solutions in ever greater numbers, new research provided by online software as service supplier, Clio, claims.

In a survey of 835 US lawyers, Clio found 55 percent of the group already use Macs: 18 percent of Mac-using lawyers have been using a Mac for under a year, 41 percent between 1-3 years and the rest for over 3 years. expand full story

Enterprise November 12, 2010

Relax developers, relax developers, for today Oracle and Apple have announced how they intend maintaining Java on the Mac — and to be honest it looks like it will be better than before.

Apple will contribute nearly all the key components, tools and technology required for a Java SE 7 implementation on Mac OS X, including a 32-bit and 64-bit HotSpot-based Java virtual machine, class libraries, a networking stack and the foundation for a new graphical client.

OpenJDK will then make Apple’s Java technology available to open source developers so they can access and contribute to the effort.

Press release follows: expand full story


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