Friday, November 17, 2000
Apple Told Resellers: "No Stores"
A senior Apple Computer executive told Mac resellers less than a month ago that the company had no plans to open retail stores in the near future, said a dealer who attended the meeting. Apple now appears to be going ahead with such plans.
Apple Computer Biting Into Retail Area
Apple Computer Inc. is venturing into the retail arena with its very own Apple shops, selecting downtown Palo Alto, just a couple of miles from Jobs' home, as the start. The new store will sell Apple computers and related products.
Open-Sourcing The Apple
There will exist a cadre of OS X developers doing nifty Aqua applications whether the sources are released or not, but that group won't include so many of the talented BSD and Linux people who are backing other technology simply because it's free, both ideologically and monetarily, and the importance of that community should never be underestimated.
Apple: Software Piracy Costs Are "Numbling"
Peter Davies, European legal director for Apple, told Bloomberg News Wednesday that software piracy is getting worse, especially in Europe, and the ramifications are that manufacturers are losing billions.
Apple Updates Darwin, Asks For X86 Work
Apple has quietly updated its open source operating system foundation, Darwin, to version 1.2.1, and it appears to come with a plea for more work on the x86 side of things.
Will Cube Copy Bring Apple's Wrath?
Taiwanese company's virtual twin to the Power Mac G4 Cube has Mac fans wondering when Apple will send in the lawyers.
Cracks In The Facade
After all, if a consumer wants to buy a professional desktop machine from Apple, what are the choices? A G4 Cube that sports a flawed case, and a G4 tower that might have a flawed power switch.
The Age Of EveryMan Tech: Many Third Party Options
For the first time, I realize the frustration of my PC friends. They would point out a weakness of the Mac and I would go on a rant about ease of use and productively. I would go in the closet, pull down an SE30 and do all kinds of things to it, daring them to do the same with a PC of the same year. Of course they couldn't, but that didn't change the fact that they had valid points.
Sexy Sounds: Harmon/Kardon's Speakers Look Organic, Sound Tasty
This is probably the best audio you’re going to get from a computer at anywhere near this price, and it stands up respectably to a $200-400-range home audio system.
Office 2001 Mac Edition
Microsoft has finally seen the light.
J.D. Biersdorfer in New York Times: Apple is the king of computer couture.
By the way, if you, like me, do not know what's a couture, this is how GuruNet defines it: The business of designing, making, and selling highly fashionable, usually custom-made clothing for women; Dressmakers and fashion designers considred as a group; the high-fashion clothing created by designers.
And, no, this is not the word-of-the-day web log.
Pentium 4 Impressive But Not Ready For Mainstream
Unlike Pentium III, which was merely an enhancement of Pentium II, Intel's Pentium 4 chip is a major new design that offers much more than the inclusion of additional instructions. Initially, mainstream users probably will not need the additional power and features of the new chip, but high-end users may want to consider immediate adoption.
Pentium 4 Computers Arrive Monday
Computers containing the Pentium 4 will arrive on Monday. Let the kvetching begin.