Well folks, we've finally got a date for the Mac SlingPlayer client: October 31 (well, for the public beta at least). So Mac users, while you're waiting for trick-or-treaters at your front door, kick back at your desk and take the new SlingPlayer for a spin. Sharon Rylander, Sling's beta program manager writes that if some act of God prevents this release from happening: "I will setup a mini-private beta on the 31st for anyone who has posted on Sling Community and is willing to abide by our beta rules. In other words, for all of you who have been hanging out here at Sling Community, waiting all these months, I'm guaranteeing you a download on the 31st." So there you go.