Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Jul 2007 22:40 UTC
Mac OS X "So far this year, Apple users have been exposed to the kind of vulnerabilities that are more commonly associated with Windows. The Mac maker has plugged security flaws that could have resulted in OS X customers being 'owned' by basic actions such as visiting a malicious website, watching a video file or opening an email attachment. However, despite all these vulnerabilities, the Mac's resilient platform, its advanced automatic software update tools and the apparent lack of attention from malware authors means Apple users are far safer from attack than users of Windows." On a related note, Apple has released updates to iTunes and QuickTime. The QuickTime update eliminates the need to buy QuickTime Pro in order to play videos full screen.
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mzilikazi
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2006-02-11

"The Cupertino-based company said QuickTime 7.2 includes a new version of QuickTime Player that unlocks support for viewing videos in full-screen -- a feature which was previously available only through a $30 QuickTime Pro license."

Is that supposed to be some kind of a free value update from Apple? Are we to be impressed with this? What kind of extortionist makes you pay $30 for full screen capabilities?? There are numerous other media formats & players out there and it's shenanigans just like this that make FOSS so appealing. The Mac camp must just be thrilled.....well.....with the exception of those that already paid the $30.

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Wowbagger Member since:
2005-07-06

Those 30 bucks will enable you to view videos fullscreen, but that's only one tiny little function that gets unlocked, you can also edit QuickTime files, exchange, delete tracks in QuickTime do all kinds of editing and convert into any thinkable format.

By the way with a 3 line or so AppleScript you've been able to use QuickTime player in fullscreen mode all the time.

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Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Actually you get advanced export and conversion functions, recording and a number of other extras for the pro version. But you wouldn't know that because you neither use a Mac or have Quicktime Pro and would just like to rag on the fullscreen thing, which is a bit late because that was fixed just today.

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