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Saturday, March 25, 2000

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Mac OS 9 Update Leaks Out Early
by ZDNet
The updater some users have downloaded from the company's servers was a pre-release version being tested internally at Apple's Cupertino, Calif., headquarters. The official release of Mac OS 9.0.4 will take place some time next week.

Microsoft To Post IE5 Monday
Microsoft said on Friday that Internet Explorer 5.0 for Macintosh will be available for download beginning Monday, March 27. The company also announced that it will release Outlook Express 5.02, an update to its e-mail client with beefed-up security features.


88 Million And Counting
by New York Times
Amid all the noise from the two video game console manufacturers, it's easy to forget the $4.2 billion industry's greatest "bit" player of all — the little Game Boy.

Who Will Buy MetaCreations' Graphics Software?
At this point, we can only speculate about potential buyers, but the list of likely candidates is short.


Why Apple Was Brilliant For Showing Aqua Now
by The Mac Observer
By the time Mac OS X is released, many of us will have come around to liking Aqua. In fact, many of those who attack the interface now will be its most strident defenders should any outside forces attack it once it is released.


Civilization II Gold
by Macworld
Civilizaton II Gold is an impressive refinement of the Civilization series. Whether you're new to strategy games or a re a hard-core Civ fan who wants to play over a network, Civilization II Gold delivers.

by MacNN
GrabPac advocates college students or professionals using the GrabPac to keep the iMac safe during transit from home to school or between trade shows. We recommend it for anyone who's likely to take their iMac with them anytime.


Saturday, March 25, 2000
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Dan Gillmor: The only conceivable source for these leaks is Microsoft, which is positioning itself to be able to claim it really, really tried to settle but those unreasonable government people wouldn't listen.

Why didn't Steve Jobs do a keynote at Internet World? Macworld has some guesses.


Microsoft Confirms Whistler Leaked, Investigation Under Way
Microsoft confirmed today that code from an upcoming version of a consumer operating system was posted to the Internet, and the company is now trying to figure out who did it.

Microsoft Offers To Settle Antitrust Case
by Associated Press
Microsoft faxed a detailed proposal to government lawyers today to settle its landmark antitrust case after the trial judge warned he will deliver his verdict Tuesday absent progress in secret settlement talks in Chicago.

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