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Wednesday, December 20, 2000

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Apples To Oranges: Much-Maligned Apple Still A Breed Apart From PC Maker Crowd
by SF Gate
No matter what we think of the results, there's no denying that Apple is still trying to blaze trails in the PC marketplace. While skittish Intel clone vendors pump out iMac and Cube knock-offs, Apple is releasing not just new products or better-looking products, but new types of products, aimed at opening up markets for PCs where none existed before.


Apple Brazil Chief Confirms Mac Plant
by MacNews Brasil
Apple Brazil's general manager says a new South American factory is in the works.

An Apple For The Teacher?
Apple Computer is quietly dishing out another rebate, this one aimed at repeat customers in the education field.

Multiprocessing In Mac OS X
When Mac OS X ships, multiprocessing (MP) on the Macintosh will undergo a quantum leap as preemptive multitasking and multithreading increase the efficiency of multiple CPUs working together.

Apple To Webcast Macworld Keynote
Although Apple, by policy, does not discuss future product announcements, Jobs strongly hinted during a recent conference call with analysts that the company will make major hardware introductions at the event. Many analysts believe that Apple needs to shake up its product line to boost sales and return to profitability.


This Is Definitely Not The End, My Friend
by BusinessWeek
Here we go again. Apple Computer swoons once more, and the Chicken Littles come out of the barn.

The Education Of Apple Computer
The education industry has become just that - a giant industry - aligned more to the thinking of big business than to the Norman Rockwell scene of a teacher and her classroom.

DIFFERENCE ENGINE: The Education Of Apple Computer
So how does Apple regain its position as the computer company of education? Perhaps by being less of a computer company and more of an education company.

OS X Open Architecture

OS X: Take The Bitter With The Better
by Low End Mac
Ultimately, I suspect that switching over to the new OS will be like pulling off a bandage — painful for a few seconds, but that's it.

Blizzard Entertainment Does More For Mac Gaming Than Apple
by The Mac Observer


Photoshop 6.0
by MacAddict
If you've been using Photoshop for a while, you have every reason to upgrade. The vector and text tools and the Print Preview feature are worth the $179 upgrade price. If you are new to image editing, get Photoshop now - it has no equal.

Sin Gold
by MacNN
Sin Gold is a solid first-person shooter with strong graphics, great multiplayer functions and decent plot. While it doesn't add anything new to the first-person shooter genre, the game is enjoyable and priced affordably.


Wednesday, December 20, 2000
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Paul Hurley, MIS Manager at McDonough, Holland & Allen, tells us that working exclusively on Macs is the only way he would be able to keep over 300 machines connected with a staff of only two.

Can we also make Mozilla the best Porn browser ever? (Thanks, Camworld)

Mark Hurst gave us some good samplings of the exhibits at the New York University's ITP (Interactive Telecommunication Program) winter show.


Intel Stumbles, AMD Gains In 2000
What caused Intel to stumble in 2000 and Advance Micro Devices to enjoy one of its best years ever? A lot of little events in 1998.

Ballmer, Ellison: Can We Work It Out?
by ZDNet
The CEOs of Oracle and Microsoft discussed interoperability when the two met face to face earlier this month. Was anything else on the agenda?

Ballmer Calls For "Cost-Conscious Culture" At Microsoft
A humbled Microsoft is adjusting its priorities.

Bad Tidings For Notebook Sales
'Twas the week before Christmas and all through the stores, notebook sales were falling like never before.

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