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mindwaves
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Apr 27, 2002, 06:44 PM
 
1) AOL Instant Messenger X (yes, I do use Adium)
2) iCab

It is so funny to note that AIM has been in beta status since 2 weeks after OS X 10.0 came out and iCab well.....
     
oVeRmInD911
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Apr 27, 2002, 06:46 PM
 
OmniWeb 4.1
     
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Apr 27, 2002, 07:19 PM
 
FS2002 Mac (Although I'd imagine thats just plain vaporware )

ICQ 3.0X

I'd say mozilla, but they just went final release 1.0
     
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Apr 27, 2002, 09:04 PM
 
Originally posted by mindwaves:
<STRONG>1) AOL Instant Messenger X (yes, I do use Adium)
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AIM is constantly in beta for both platforms, all OSes. Of course, that's only if you want the latest version.
     
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Apr 27, 2002, 09:13 PM
 
ircle
     
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Apr 27, 2002, 09:27 PM
 
WOW, no one's said OSX itself???
Where have all the MacNN regulars gone?

I love the U.S., but we need some time apart.
     
Adam Betts
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Apr 27, 2002, 11:11 PM
 
Transmit too. It's still pretty buggy
     
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Apr 27, 2002, 11:23 PM
 
All software is in permanent beta. Version number means nothing now.
     
oVeRmInD911
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Apr 27, 2002, 11:25 PM
 
Originally posted by &lt;Guy Incognito&gt;:
<STRONG>All software is in permanent beta. Version number means nothing now.</STRONG>
thanks a lot for ruining all of our fun
     
Adam Betts
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Apr 28, 2002, 12:46 AM
 
Originally posted by &lt;Guy Incognito&gt;:
<STRONG>All software is in permanent beta. Version number means nothing now.</STRONG>
You're half-right, half-wrong

For the right part: Some software companies don't know how to properly version'ed their products. The worst company with worst version decision gotta be AOL. "All new AOL 6.0!!" then added some graphics and then said "All new AOL 7.0!!"

For the wrong part: With no version number, software will be going to nowhere. x.1 = feature-wise, x.x.1 = bug-fixes, 1.x = major improvement that include both features and bug-fixes, x.x.x.1 = internal build. I still do not understand Apple's MacOS X version plan though.

Also, without version number, we will never heard about versiontracker.com. Pretty scary, eh?
     
   
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