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17 reasons why it might be.  I’ve had good success with Onyx to clean up macs here. 

Read Write Web describes the future of Firefox…no tabs?

Also, it was inevitable, but the parodies of Microsoft’s new Laptop hunter ads have begun.  Good! Seriously, the ads point out the obvious.  But, as with many things in life, you get what you pay for.  You want quality?  Buy quality.  Macs are known for good design both inside and out hardware wise including a well-designed OS.  If all you care about is money, then get a cheap PC.  But I’d rather save my money and get something better.  Or even go to the opposite end and get a PC running Ubuntu linux

There’s a number of different ways to test Internet Explorer via OS X.  I think devthought has got the best one

AppleInsider posts benchmarks of the new iMacs and Minis.  Doesn’t look like there has been a big performance increase.

We wanted to create and run some custom error pages for 404 and 403 server errors for our site.  The standard way to do this, it seems would be to create a .htaccess page for the site and configure httpd.conf to allow for it. 

However, after some digging around, I found that since I’m running more than one site on our server (virtual hosts), the configuration can be done via the sites virtual host configuration file.  Opening up this file in a text editor (I like vi for this purpose) allows you to manipulate this as well as some other configurations for the site.

Terminal commands would thus be:

cd /etc/httpd/sites

sudo vi sitename.com.conf

If you already have a custom 404 page (which can be changed in the “Sites” tab of the Web Service under Server Admin), you should see the configuration:

ErrorDocument 404 /WhateverYourPageNameIs.htm

Now, all you have to do is add another entry below this one formatted just like that for any other error code, in our case a 403 Forbidden error:

ErrorDocument 403 /WhateverYourForbiddenPageIs.htm

If you don’t already have a custom 404 document, you can add these entries just before the start of the module listings. 

If you’re running SSL on a site, you’d need to modify the config file for the SSL version of the site. 

It’s nice.  I like it better than the last version, but really, it looks a lot like Chrome.  I mean, it’s not Chrome, but it shares some similarities for sure.  It still isn’t enough for me to switch from Firefox, though.