Adobe posts Photoshop CS3 Beta
Adobe has released the beta version
of Photoshop CS3 (684 MB DMG containing the English Universal Binary version). Initial reports point at some problems with serial numbers, though. You can use the beta for two days even without having a serial number, though. (The official way is to give your CS2 serial number and get a beta CS3 serial number. According to some sources, this doesn't actually work, however, but we're sure Adobe will solve this in the coming days.)
Apple seeds Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" 9A321
A new build is available to ADC Select and Premier members. Apparently, there are a couple of known issues with this build (keyboard navigation problems in Dock, Spaces, Exposé; Asian input methods not working; Finder crashes with AFP volume mounting; Active Directory not working correctly etc.) - and there's still speculation as to what the "secret" features Steve Jobs talked about when first talking about Leopard would be. A new look as rumoured last week (about an internal-only build with a newer build number than the one now seeded)?
We know that internally, Apple is probably ten or more builds ahead, but this doesn't change the timeframe. Leopard is not expected to be released to the public before the previously rumoured March/April 2007 timeframe. However: The public will definitely see more of Leopard at MWSF '07.
Parallels Desktop Mac 2.5 Beta
Parallels is actively developing Windows support into intel Mac users' hearts and minds. ;) ... The beta version of Parallels Desktop 2.5 has a new mode called "coherence mode", which allows Windows' windows to float among your Mac OS X windows, i.e. you can run the Windows version of IE7 next to Safari to compare how things look. Or run Microsoft Access in Parallels and still see your Macintosh MS Office apps behind the Windows version of Access. You can download the beta here: Parallels' Beta Test Page
. Nicely done already, this update will certainly make a splash. It's basically what we wished Connectix would do for Virtual PC for years...
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