Apple’s Snow Leopard: A flurry of changes
CNet / Erica Ogg
“According to rumors, the release of Mac OS X 10.6, Apple’s operating system also known as Snow Leopard, might arrive a bit early. Though Apple announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June that Snow Leopard would hit stores in September, tech blogs became overly excited when it was whispered that it might be ready to debut on or about August 28.
How much does it matter that it could arrive five whole days before September officially begins? It doesn’t. Regardless of when the operating system ships, here’s what to expect from Snow Leopard, and why it might matter to you.”
A Second Chance for Second Life: Northrop, IBM Use Virtual World as Setting for Training, Employee Meeting
WSJ Online / Scott Morrison
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“When American soldiers and police officers from across the U.S. want to learn how to operate Northrop Grumman Corp.’s Cutlass bomb disposal robot, they go to the military contractor’s secure Space Park installation.
But they don’t have to jump in a car or hop on a plane to get there. That’s because Space Park exists only in cyberspace, or more specifically, in the computer-generated world called Second Life.”