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Apple updated Tiger to .11 this afternoon, so I fired up Software Update the second I saw the news over on Mac Rumors. (I’m not a total zombie, but I am particularly susceptible to OS updates and shiny objects.) The reboot chugged a little longer than the last few updates but came up fine.

I’ll upgrade the PowerBook to Leopard sometime after Christmas, but I want to get an external drive first to run Time Machine on the initial install. And I’d like to add another 512 MB of memory to have a full 1 GB so I can adequately handle Leopard’s awesomeness. Leopard is supposedly the last new OS for PowerPC machines, so I guess I’ll have to buy a new MacBook Pro when Liger comes out.

Safari 3 is included in the .11 update, but I’ve tooled around with it a bit and still like Firefox better.

UPDATE:  Peter is obviously pushing “brains” (deep voice, vacant, slowly: braaaaaaiiiins) to be the most tagged word on this blog — ahem, Oprah! — so here’s one from me.

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itunes_logo.jpegA network shirt and former network shirt took swipes at Apple this week.

Jeff Zucker, NBC Universal president: “We know that Apple has destroyed the music business – in terms of pricing – and if we don’t take control, they’ll do the same thing on the video side.”

Huh? Zucker is pulling NBC content off the iTunes Store over pricing and said it was “a relatively easy decision” because NBC only made $15 million last year on its iTS content. But how exactly did Apple “destroy” the record business? The labels seemed to be handling that job — $18 albums, no anti-piracy strategy — just fine before Apple came along.

Michael Eisner, former Disney CEO: “”[The studios] make deals with Steve Jobs, who takes them to the cleaners. They make all these kinds of things, and who’s making money? Apple! They should get a piece of Apple. If I was a union, I’d be striking up wherever he is.”

So Oprah Apple is making all the money or getting on iTS isn’t worth the effort? Zucker and Eisner need to do lunch and coordinate their whining.

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