Tuesday, September 19, 2000
Expectation For Mac OS X
If MacOS X is truly based on a UNIX processing model, then it will be the finest desktop OS out there. If it takes off with third party support, than I would buy a lot of Apple stock right now, because they will dominate the desktop.
Inside The Public Beta
MacWEEK offers first impressions of Mac OS X Public Beta, including some surprising discoveries about the Classic environment.
Warner Bros., Maverick And Apple Bring Madonna's "Music" To The Web
In a unique Internet event that coincides with the worldwide release of Madonna’s eagerly awaited new album, Warner Bros. Records, Maverick Entertainment and Apple today announced that all ten tracks from Madonna’s “Music” CD are immediately available exclusively at www.madonnamusic.com exclusively in Apple’s QuickTime format.
Corel Strikes Financing Deal
Software developer Corel has struck a complex share-purchase deal that could add $56 million in much-needed cash to its coffers.
Electric Image Announces Management Buyout
The 3-D graphics developer is back on its own two years after being acquired by Play. CEO Dwight Parscale told MacWEEK that the long-awaited Electric Image Universe upgrade is close to beta, and a new version of Amorphium awaits.
Apple's Controlling Desires
Considering what a key ingredient marketing has been to the company's success, it's understandable that Apple would take an acute interest in what's being written about it. However, its recent efforts to exert control over independent publications — and to justify that control in the name of security — is as disingenuous as it is counterproductive.
4 Years Ago - Can Apple Make Surfing Obsolete?: Hoping to go beyond the "Back" and "Forward" buttons on Web browsers, Apple Computer is trying to gather momentum on a navigation technology that lets users "fly through" Web sites.
Klein's Departure Won't Impact MS Case
Analysts say the legal wheels are already in motion, so resignation of DOJ's antitrust chief won't affect much.
Microsoft Skeptical Of Office Security Report
Microsoft is downplaying a report of a security vulnerability in Microsoft Office documents that could theoretically be used by a malicious programmer to gain control of a target computer.
Microsoft Nemesis Leaving Justice Department
Joel Klein, the head of the Justice Department's antitrust division who led the government's case against Microsoft, plans to resign at the end of the month.
Windows Outstuffs Linux In Poll
The Linux operating system was sailing along with a comfortable lead in an MSNBC poll asking users to rate the "Best OS." Then, all of a sudden, Windows wins and Linux drops to last. Bitterness rages.
Microsoft, Japanese Firms Drive Deal For Windows CE In Cars
A unit of Microsoft and five Japanese companies today said they have agreed to develop software for automobile computers, enhancing the functions of car navigation systems.