Will Leopard’s Boot Camp integration be the end of virtualization? Probably not, at least for most users. But Apple has made Boot Camp significantly more appealing in Leopard, and may give the other two options a run for their money.
An anonymous reader writes “Scientists have developed a form of plastic skin that can heal itself when damaged. The material relies on an underlying network of vessels — similar to blood capillaries — that carry a healing agent to areas on the material’s surface that sustain damage. Unlike previous self-healing systems that relied on capsules of agent buried in the polymer and which became depleted after one use, the new system can respond to damage at the same point many times over.”
Read more of this story at Slashdot.
Leopard is looking really good, particularly the improvements in Mail.app. Will it be improved enough to make me ditch Thunderbird? If it still stores mail in a proprietary pain-in-the-ass format, then no. But if all the new bells and whistles work with IMAP and nothing stored locally, I’m there, man.
And of course, it’s about damn time they got around to virtual desktops. Looks like they did it pretty well, with a good-looking couple of pager options.
This is probably aimed squarely at forgetful folks like me…
In light of the recent book on BSD Rootkits by Joseph Kong, some of us have been paying closer attention to possible rootkits in the wild. This post on “The Cryptography Mailing List” highlights Intel Active Management 2.5, which essentially boils down to hardware rootkit functionality built right into the machine.