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Saturday, February 16, 2002

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Novice Techie Revives Aging Macs
by Susan Palmer, The Register-Guard
People have taken to calling Kerwood the Mac Lady, and it's a name she doesn't mind.

Easy 802.11b Wireless For Small Businesses
by James Davidson, O'Reilly Network
For less than $1,600 you have all the equipment you need.

QuickTime Live Lets The Goods Stream In
by Stephanie Jorgl, Apple
Fresh on the floor of QuickTime Live, software and hardware developers lured conference attendees with their latest QuickTime-enabled goodies.


All Middle Schools Signed On To Laptop Program
by Associated Press
Education Commissioner J.Duke Albanese said Friday that all 239 middle schools in Maine will participate in the state's laptop computer program, a level of participation he described as a validation of the program's worth.

PCs Are Incorrect On TV
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
In Fox's hit TV show, 24, the villians use PCs running Microsoft Windows. The good guys, of course, use Macs.

Faulty PowerBook Hinges Spark Possible Lawsuit
by Ben Wilson, NewsFactor

Eco-Challenging Mother Nature And Digital Photographers
by Apple
"The computer really is the hub of the workflow. That's why, besides the beauty and the graphics and the ease that Macs provide, they have every piece of the puzzle that we need."

Mac OS X Consolidates Three Desktop Systems
by Apple
"On my desk I used to have an iMac, a PC, and an X terminal. It was pretty crazy until Mac OS X came along."

Beach Talk: Getting The Paper Out
by Garrison Frost, The Beach Reporter
Uisng graphic design software, we can pretty much do anything we want.

Metrowerks Gets New CEO
by Stephen Shankland, CNET
Jim Welch, chief financial officer, has been promoted to chief executive, replacing David Perkins.


The Power Of X
by Robert X. Cringely, PBS
How the best thing for Apple, for users, and even for Microsoft, would be an Intel version of OS X.

PIM Data In Mac OS, Not So Easy
by Dan Gillmor, San Jose Mercury News

Flaws In Mac OS X And Office V. X: Are Apple And Microsoft Listening?
by Pierre Igot,
There are several major flaws in Mac OS X and in Microsoft Office v. X that Apple and Microsoft seem unwilling to address, even though they result in a severe decrease in usability and productivity.


Suitcase 10 For OS X And Classic
by Joel Davies,


Saturday, February 16, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Latest from rumormonger: IBM buying out Apple.

Tips for setting up your OS X from scratch.


McCann-Erickson's Microsoft .NET Ads To Launch In 10 Markets
by San Francisco Business Times

The Convergence Of .NET And Java
by Dan Mezick, ZDNet
The line between competing development platforms is already starting to blur.

Microsoft: Security Charges 'Unfounded'
by Reuters
Microsoft on Friday said chages that its new Web service development software contained a flaw leaving computers open to hacker attack were "unfounded," but admitted that the intended security feature in question had never been designed as a kind of silver bullet.

Microsoft Denies 'Homestation' Multimedia Hub Talk
by Reuters
Microsoft on Friday denied it is building the "HomeStation", a rumored living room entertainment hub industry watchers have speculated could combine the software giant's Xbox video game console with digital video, music and Internet functions.

Microsoft Must Give States Windows Code, Says Judge
by Reuters
Microsoft will have to supply the computer code for its Windows program to a group of states seeking stiffer antitrust sanctions against the software giant, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Microsoft Cautions Against Quick Move To .Net
by Matt Berger, InfoWorld
Do not upgrade existing applications to .Net unless there's a clear business benefit.

Lindows Asserts Its Individuality
by Ian Fried, CNET
Lindows, a start-up developing software that would let many Windows programs run on Linux computers, this week released legal papers designed to head off Microsoft's efforts to thwart the product.

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