This is the eternal question, and for some reason it has been bothering me for a few weeks. Since both seem to be equally featured, I’d love to see what the pros and main-stream users have to say. Which is better, DivX or 3ivx? You decide.
In other news, the current build of MPlayerOSX (B8r3) has been fixed and now plays media files correctly. OS X users, grab this app if you don’t all ready have it. It’s a life-saver.
Apple is now offering the Tiger Early Start Kit. That’s right, I’m talking to all you impatient developers and non-developers out there (but don’t expect a beginner-friendly package). The Kit comes with all the benefits of an ADC Select Membership (for one year), pre-release versions of OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and XCode 2.0, access to downloadable updates and documents, one-on-one Tiger support, and a free Tiger Training DVD while supplies last. The best part is, you get all of this for only $500. Sure, that sounds like a lot, but it’s the same price that you would pay if you bought the ADC Select Membership by itself!
OQO is now taking pre-orders for their first model, Model 01. For those of you wondering what an OQO is, click the link at the beginning of this article. In short, it’s in between a notebook computer and a PocketPC. The OQO is a fascinating device designed by the brains behind the original PowerBook G4, and you really have to see it and read its specs to truly appreciate it. The OQO is available with either Windows XP Home or Pro. Sorry, no OSX. I’d love to look into one, but I’ll be too busy setting up my new iMac.