Did you know that Mac OS X still recognises floppy disks? I wonder how many people realise this.
Monthly Archives: December 2012
Apple and Microsoft doing something wrong?
Now this is interesting. It seems to me that Microsoft and Apple are doing something completely wrong. It appears that half of computer users is still using the previous version of Windows and a quarter is still using XP, while Windows 8 is out for a few months already. It is even worse for Mac OS X: most users decided to stick with Snow Leopard (10.6), while Apple already released two new versions of its operating system.
source: statowl.comWhy does this happen? First of all, because Windows 8 and Mountain Lion aren’t really upgrades. Windows 8 is nothing but Windows 7 with a brick wall that won’t run on netbooks with odd resolutions but will run on tablets and Mountain Lion is Lion with the same yet slightly tightened security measures and a few extra features, e.g. social integration, that nobody needs.
Operating System Share' (%) 2009 2012 --------------------------------- MS Windows Windows 8 0.57 Windows 7 3.13 48.77 Windows XP 56.62 25.66 Windows Vista 26.92 9.45 ----------------------------------- Mac OS X OS X 10.4 2.07 0.33 OS X 10.5 5.80 1.43 OS X 10.6 2.54 5.24 OS X 10.7 4.62 OS X 10.8 2.13 ----------------------------------- Other Linux 0.33 0.97 Other 2.02" 0.48 ----------------------------------- ') numbers may not add up because not al Mac and Windows versions are included ") includes Windows 2000
Links for Beginners in LiveCode Programming (Update)
Here’s an updated list of websites for starting LiveCode programmers.http://h.webring.com/hub?ring=runtimerevoluti1
http://livecode.tv This is the collection as of December 2012. Please, tell me know if you know about any links that belong in this collection.
Installer Maker Holidays Discount
The holidays are near, although some believe that the end is neigh. Both occasions are good reasons to offer you a big discount on a license for the Installer Maker Plugin. From 17 until 27 December, new licenses are 33% off.Installer Maker Plugin is the best tool available for LiveCode to wrap your standalones in an installer for Mac OS X or Windows. An overview of all features can be found at http://qery.us/za and there you can also purchase your license.
To get the discount, click on the Plimus button on the website and use the coupon code 33OFF. If you have any questions about this offer or Installer Maker, use the contact form on the website.
Installer Maker Plugin 1.7.15 for LiveCode
We are happy to announce a new version of the Installer Maker Plugin.In response to a number of recent bug reports from our customers, we have made the following changes: • no more delay when going to a different screen (this delay now occurs right after you open the plugin/application and should now be hardly noticeable)
• we fixed a bug, which made the “Use None” button of the Picture tab of the Appearance screen dysfunctional
• if an installer for OSX was created on Windows, the installer will set an executable bit for any *.app folders after all files have been written to disk Installer Maker Plugin can be downloaded from our homepage. Licenses can be purchased on the same website.
Bill Atkinson Discusses HyperCard
Bill Atkinson, creator of HyperCard, sees the seeds of early web browsing in the Apple software. Atkinson declares that HyperCard’s biggest impact is how it has influenced greater innovation. Complete video at http://qery.us/3bh (subscription needed to watch without ads).