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Wednesday, December 13, 2000

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Apple, Sun, Cisco Et Al To Set Streaming Media Standard
by The Register
A bunch of famous companies and a not-so-famous one today unveiled the latest in a very long line of industry bodies to develop a set of open standards, in this case streaming live audio and video over the Net.

Mac Users Don't Have A Seat At NMCI
by Federal Computer Week
Despite Macsí uncertain future in the Navy, the Apple booth at last weekís Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association TechNet Asia-Pacific 2000 conference in Honolulu sometimes was busier than competing PC vendorsí booths.


MacSoft Delivers New Games For The Holidays
by Apple
From Tom Clancy’s latest adventure full of tactical action to titles based on classic board games and TV game shows, MacSoft has some recreation to intrigue anyone who owns a Macintosh.

Apple's Innovations Welcomed By Creative Types
by Union-Tribune
While we Mac people may be in the minority, we've always been in the forefront of what computing is all about.

Myst III: Exile Release Set For April
by MacCentral

BBEdit 6.0.2 Adds Features, Fixes Bugs
by MacCentral


Jobs Is Nimble Enough To Put Apple Back On Track
by BusinessWeek
Though his Cube hasn't caught on and he has made other missteps, the CEO has a great overall record and can change course quickly.

One Step Forward, None Back
by osOpinion
I already pay a premium to use Apple's products — the tradeoff is, I can use those products longer, easier and ultimately save money.

Microsoft & Bloatware Revisited
by The Mac Observer
This kind of power is not necessarily for everyone, but let me testify that yes, there ARE people who need all the stuff that some bloatware has to offer.

One For The Money
We Mac users have often been called cultists. But the important thing is that as long as we spend our time prostrate before our monitors, producing bits of ourselves in digital formats, the belief will go on.


FireWire Hard Drives
by Macworld


Wednesday, December 13, 2000
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Ron Lieber, Fast Company: There are certain things that writers would take responsibility for themselves because they saw them happen with their own eyes... Sometimes, you have to take a writer's word for it, and every so often, you get burned. Even The New Yorker. Big deal.


Microsoft Scores Big Points In Video Game Market
by Reuters
Microsoft on Wednesday said the top independent video game developer, Electronic Arts, will make titles for its upcoming Xbox console, giving a huge boost to the software giant's push into the $20 billion-a-year video game market.

Analyst Downgrades Microsoft On PC Worries
Prudential Securities analyst Douglas J. Crook downgraded his estimates on Microsoft Wednesday, citing more ominous news about PC sales.

Pentium 4 Linux Problem All Chipzilla's Fault, Apparently
by The Register
Intel seems to be largely to blame for the fact that many Linux distributions won't install on the Pentium 4. According to the latest Linux 2.2.18 kernel notes, Chipzilla's big mistake was to break the usual pattern in CPUID model numbering without telling people - or at least without telling them loudly enough.

Microsoft CEO Predicts Rosy Future For Streaming Media
Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer on Tuesday acknowledged serious shortcomings in current audio and video streaming technology but promised better things to come.

Microsoft Releases BizTalk E-Commerce Softare
Microsoft and Sun Microsystems are squaring off on yet another front.

Microsoft Settles Temp Lawsuits
by Associated Press
Microsoft has reached a $97 million settlement of federal lawsuits from temporary workers who challenged the software giant's employment practices, which once allowed employees to be classified as temporary for as long as 14 years, a plaintiffs' lawyer said.

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