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iStat Menus 2.0 Released
Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 1:30 PM EST
Posted by: Glenn

iSlayer today announced the release of iStat Menus 2.0, a major update to their monitoring software for Mac OS X. According to the release notes, this update brings support for Snow Leopard and includes numerous improvements. This includes the following additions, changes and fixes to the software:

  Aqua skin support in all dropdowns.

  New menubar layout selectors.

  Installer now allows you to install for all users.

  Added red and purple skins.

  Added option for "Preferences..." item on each dropdown.

  Display options for each mode are built into the new layout selector.

  New calendar and world clocks.

  Added over 20,000 new cities to world clock database.

  You can now add custom cities to the world clock database.

  Added several new clock formatters.

  New clock format selector.

  Calendar icon can now be place anywhere.

  Fixed bugs with week number calculations.

  Calendar supports any day as the first day of the week.

  Improved calendar support for countries where weekends are on thursday and friday.

  Date in Date & Time dropdown now uses the full date format as specified in the International or Language & Text preference pane in system preferences.

  Option to group items together for CPU extra.

  Improved CPU dropdown display on 16 core systems.

  Added pie graph mode to CPU.

  Option to limit CPU history graph to 1 item.

  Added Console item to CPU and Memory extras.

  Added pie graph mode to Disk Usage.

  Added disk ejecting.

  Added disk mounting.

  You can now have multiple disks or sensors in the menubar.

  Network disks are now support in Disk Usage extra.

  Added option to use base 10 match for calculating hard drive sizes (same as Finder in 10.6).

  Added Disk Utility item to disks extra.

  Added new Activity extra for disk activity.

  New Sensors extra replaces the Temperatures and Fans & Electrics extras.

  Option to hide "rpm" suffix from menubar display for fans.

  Fixed bug with "disable on battery" option for S.M.A.R.T drive temperature monitoring.

  Support for battery cell voltages.

  Added Overlay graph type to Network extra.

  Added option to scale network graphs to visible peak.

  Added network location switching.

  Added dot mode to Network & Activity extras.

iStat Menus 2.0 weighs in at 5.5MB and requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later.

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