Monday, February 28, 2000
Jobs Takes Decades To Become Overnight Success
Unlike so many 20-something CEOs who are minting money, Jobs has made his riches the old-fashioned way: He is reaching his billion-dollar Internet payday from Apple Computer nearly a quarter-century after co-founding the company.
Macworld Tokyo: Making iMountains Out Of Molehills
Sound impressive, but the fact is, the latest round of updates were either minor or long overdue. Has its recent success gone to Apple's head, and it is now content to sit on its laurels?
QED: Apple To Dominate Education Sales
Not only did Apple take fourth place among PC manufacturers in the retail/mail order market for January, but 34 percent of the computers purchased among the top five brands in school districts during the 1999-2000 school year will be Macs.
Good Design, Bad Design
Despite a few shortcomings, Apple design remains miles ahead of what you'll find in the Wintel world.
The ideal OS should be fast, have useful features, work on all Macs with sufficient memory, stay out of the way, and have a non-obstrusive interface, which is definitely not Aqua!
Apple Confidential: The Real Story Of Apple Computer, Inc.
Apple Confidential is part novel, part history and part textbook. Owen Lintzmayer weaves this combination into a superbly informative and interesting book for the rest of us.
In Its Current State, Microsoft Has No Appeal
Al I want is for Microsoft to dispense with the arrogance and bullying that defined the company during the 1990s, when nothing could stand in its way.
Kerberos Made To Heel To Win2000
In a move that company detractors said is another sign of its infamous "Embrace, Extend, Extinguish" strategy, Microsoft has used an open Internet security standard in its Windows 2000 operating system and made modifications without openly documenting its changes.
Intel To Debut Celerons In March
Continuing a flood of new chip intros, Intel will roll out 566 MHz and 600 MHz Celerons — and faster Pentium IIIs, too.
Dell Develops Wireless Technology
Dell's new product, called TrueMobile, conforms to the IEEE 802.11 wireless local area network standad, which has also been adopted by Apple and Compaq for their wireless systems.
Intel Whacks Pentium III, Celeron Prices
Intel has cut prices on its Xeon, Pentium III and Celeron chips for desktop PCs by around 25 percent, a discount that will shortly be followed by PC price cuts and faster processors.