Thursday, October 12, 2000
Apple To Offer Cube, PowerBook Rebates
Some Mac resellers contacted by MacWEEK have confirmed reports that Apple plans to offer rebates to customers of the G4 Cube and PowerBook, though others said that they had not heard official word of the program.
With New Office Suite For The Mac, Microsoft Does More Than Windows
Entourage is also the clearest evidence that as the market for Apple software has declined in recent years, some of the best Macintosh programmers have taken refuge at Microsoft.
Windows ME, Mac OS X Spell Change
My final verdict is that ME upgrades and the OS X public beta are probably a bit too much bother except for computer weenies. But soon they will be built into all PCs and Macs, and that'll be a great day for everybody.
Can Mac OS X Sell Without An Office Suite?
"OS X has to have 2001," Gartner analyst Chris LeTocq said. But "OS X's schedule from Microsoft's perspective is a moving target, so I don't think this can be laid at Microsoft's feet."
Apple To Offer Cube Rebates, Retailers Say
Apple plans to offer a $300 rebate to consumers who buy a PowerMac G4 Cube along with an Apple monitor, according to resellers familiar with Apple's plans. One of the dealers said that Apple is also going to offer $200 rebates on its PowerBook line of notebook computers.
The Future Of Low-End Gaming
If you are looking for the current first person shooter, well, you may be disappointed, but just about any other genre still has plenty of life even on less than modern Macs.
Microsoft Tests Media Player For Macs
Software giant Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled new software for playing video and audio on Apple Computer's computers, stepping up its drive to dominate the Internet media technology market.
Apple G4 Cube Is Not All It's Cracked Up To Be
Singapore G4 Cube buyers, perturbed by Net reports of ''hairline cracks'' in the computer's shell, have been calling local distributors to enquire and complain.
Microsoft Launches Office 2001 For Mac
"Microsoft put craftsmanship into this product," said Clent Richardson, Apple's VP of worldwide developer relations, who was also on hand. "There are also many Mac-only and Mac-first features."
Coming Second To Steve Jobs
I don't doubt that Steve Jobs has some big character flaws. Most of us have. But I would take out my own appendix with a sharpened spoon before I would trust the kind of writer who seeks to sponge of some of that fame he believes he deserves so richly himself but which unexplainably went to the likes of Steve Jobs, by writing books which under the guise of being "critical" are simply covert and cowardly attacks.
Office 2001 is a substantial upgrade—and we've only covered the major new features here—but it is not the quantum leap that its predecessor was. Some current users might think twice about whether Entourage, and the new features in the other applications, are worth the rather steep $299 upgrade price.
After protected memory, preemptive multitasking, a slick interface, and bragging rights, OmniWeb is the best reason to update to Mac OS X.
New Zealand Herald: Cracks Appear In Australia's Apple Ban. I see the word "Cracks" and I see the word "Apple". Then I see the word "Ban", and I got alarmed. :-)
David Pogue: No, I wouldn't want to work for Steve Jobs. And I certainly wouldn't want to be Steve Jobs; he's driven by demons that Wes Craven doesn't even dream about. But as long as he keeps the job, I'll be his customer—and his highly entertained audience.
Eolake Stobblehouse: I don't doubt that Steve Jobs has some big character flaws. Most of us have. But I would take out my own appendix with a sharpened spoon before I would trust the kind of writer who seeks to sponge of some of that fame he believes he deserves so richly himself but which unexplainably went to the likes of Steve Jobs, by writing books which under the guise of being "critical" are simply covert and cowardly attacks.
Windows-Based Destroyer To Dominate Littoral Battlespace
While one arm of the US government continues to bear down legally on Microsoft, another - the US Navy - looks more Windows-aholic day by day.
Bill Gates Victimized In Hack Attack
A hacker recently changed three stories on the Web site of a California newspaper, making one read that Microsoft Corp. chairman Bill Gates was arrested for breaking into NASA computers, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Schedule Set In Microsoft Case
The timetable reflected a compromise. Microsoft had sought at least five months to file documents, and the government had pressed for a faster review that would have had the filing period ending in late December.
Microsoft Makes Nice
Datacenter is better than its predecessors, but unfortunately much the same language was used to boost Windows NT as it came out of the chute.
Pentium 4 Won't Dominate Intel Sales Until 2002
Because of a number of marketing and technical issues, the more technologically advanced Pentium 4 will continue to be overshadowed by the Pentium III, at least in terms of revenue and units produced, for some time, say analysts and Intel executives.
AMD Edges Past Estimates In Tough Quarter
AMD reported fiscal third-quarter net earnings, excluding one-time gains, of $219 million, or 64 cents a share—2 cents better than expectations. Including nonrecurring gains, the company achieved earnings of $1.18 per share. Revenue came to $1.21 billion.