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Friday, April 5, 2002

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Apple Accepting Orders For New Video Software
by MacMinute
Apple is now taking orders for DVD Studio Pro 1.5 and Cinema Tools 1.0 for Final Cut Pro without having formally announced either software title yet.


Forward Migration: Endless Noise Using Macs For USPS
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral

New iMacs Hit UK Shelves
by Dominique Fidele, Macworld UK
All models of Apple's new iMac are now shipping in the UK.

Grid Computing: The New Buzz
Grid computing is the use of a homogenous network of computers as the equivalent of one supercomputer.

MPEG-4 Group Touts Interoperability
by Joris Evers, IDG News Service
Interoperability is important as the multi-vendor model is what distinguishes MPEG-4 from competing coding technologies offered by RealNetworks and Microsoft.

Will Apple's FireWire Demolish USB 2.0?
by Ben Wilson, NewsFactor
Although Apple embraced the original USB standard and helped popularize it, the company has been reluctant to show support for USB 2.0, which poses a threat to FireWire.

Apple Pare A Small Number Of Jobs
by Ian Fried, CNET
The cuts, which are the latest in a series of small-scale moves by the Mac maker, came in its sales and support operations.

ILM Spawns Tweak Films
by Sheigh Carbtree, Hollywood Reporter
"There are still a fw things we are waiting to come to Mac OS X... but we're really impressed with the Unix underpinnings on OS X."


Everything Is Not Easier On A Mac
by Adam Robert Guha, Low End Mac
Sorry, Apple, but some things really are easier on Windows.


Apple iPod 10GB
by Eliot Van Buskirk, ZDNet
Apple has made a good thing even better, though we still wish the company would include a carrying case and a belt clip.

Office Packages For Mac OS X
by Damien Gallop, MacWrite


Friday, April 5, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

It's the Operating System Sucks-Rules-O-Meter.


Anti-Unix Site Returns - On MySQL?
by Andrew Orlowski, The Register
While Unisys has switched the front-end server to Windows IIS, the most likely explanation for keeping port 3306 open is that the back-end stilli nterfaces to a MySQL database.

Dell Says Hewlett Merger Is Opening Doors
by Steve Lohr, New York Times
The president of Dell said yesterday that his company had "without a doubt" benefited from the uncertainty among corporate customers about the effect of HP's planned purchase of Compaq.

Dell's New Goal: Double In Size
by John G Spooner, CNET
Dell plans to remake itself into a bigger, fiercer competitor by selling servers and high-end services to businesses, and by moving into new consumer PC markets around the world.

Anti-Unix Web Site Back Online
by Michael Kanellos, CNET
Web site is live again after a lengthy outage that brought glee to Unix and Linux programmers.

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