Une page vient de se tourner, l’excellent site ThinkSecret cesse toute publication.
Apple, Think Secret settle lawsuit
December 20, 2007 – PRESS RELEASE: Apple and Think Secret have settled their lawsuit, reaching an agreement that results in a positive solution for both sides. As part of the confidential settlement, no sources were revealed and Think Secret will no longer be published. Nick Ciarelli, Think Secret’s publisher, said « I’m pleased to have reached this amicable settlement, and will now be able to move forward with my college studies and broader journalistic pursuits. »
Bref, gageons que cette histoire ne se renouvellera pas, et restons sur cette note positive de Nick :
« For some time, I’ve been ready to move on, » said Ciarelli, a social studies major. « My hope would be that my professional career is not defined by a project I launched while in junior high. Now I have that opportunity. »
All the hand-written specialised detection routines, written in x86 assembly language, are here too. On Intel based Mac machines, this code is executed natively under a thin wrapping layer, but on PowerPC machines, this code is dynamically translated into native PPC code. So, excepting few specific windows-only archive extractors it has nearly the same detecting abilities as the windows version, at the same or slightly lower performance level.
The fastest Windows Vista notebook we’ve tested this year is a Mac. Try that again: The fastest Windows Vista notebook we’ve tested this year–or for that matter, ever–is a Mac. Not a Dell, not a Toshiba, not even an Alienware. The $2419 (plus the price of a copy of Windows Vista, of course) MacBook Pro’s PC WorldBench 6 Beta 2 score of 88 beats Gateway’s E-265M by a single point, but the MacBook’s score is far more impressive simply because Apple couldn’t care less whether you run Windows.