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Saturday, June 22, 2002

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Improving The Outlook For Entourage
by Dale Dougherty, O'Reilly Network
PC users moving to Mac OS X have Paul Berkowitz to thank for helping them port their personal data to a new platform. Apple and Microsoft should also be thankful, as well as a little embarrased that they are relying on an individual developer to make up for their own shortcomings.


Interview: Jordan Hubbard
Jordan Hubbard is one of the creators of FreeBSD and currently a manager of Apple's Darwin project. With just a high school education, Jordan has offered some impressive contributions to the world of computing.

Wall Street Braces For Second-Quarter Warnings
by Amy Baldwin, Associate Press
While concerns about terrorism still haunt investors, the greater influence on trading is the fact that the market is in the throes of one of its most anxiety-producing periods - warning season.

Velocity-X: 200 Gigaflop Mac Cluster
by MacNN

Are Macs Really Cheaper To Own?
by Ben Wilson, NewsFactor
Garnter has backed away from its blanket statement that Apple's Mac computers are cheaper to own and maintain than PCs — but many still believe that to be the case.

Will Apple Release iPod Software For Windows?
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
A research note from Needham analyst Charles Wolf today indicates that Apple may be close to releasing Windows syncing software for its popular iPod MP3 player.

eMaac Debut In Hong Kong Unimpressive
by MacNN

Apple Promotions Expiring Next Week
by Jim Darlymple, MacCentral
Several of the promotions that Apple has launched over the past couple of months are due to expire next week.

Apple And Bioinformatics
by Bryan William Jones,
Where does Apple fit into this and why are they interested in bioscience?

iPod-Windows Link Getting Stronger
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
Software maker MediaFour plans to release on Monday its XPlay program, the company's first Windows application for connecting PCs with Apple Computer's iPod digital music player.


MacHack, Day 1
by Jonathan Gennick, O'Reilly Network
Lots of people have their kids with them.

Apple Stock: Is Now The Time To Buy Or Sell?
by Remy Davison, Insanely Great Mac
Rather than becoming alarmed at the stock plunge, we should perhaps view tech stocks as settling at something like their real value.

Unicode: Sick Of This Push And Pull
by Pierre Igot,
The problem is well-known to proficient Mac users, but sufffers from an utter lack of attention on the part of those people who are in a position to solve it in a satisfactory manner.


ColdFusion MX On Mac OS X
by Dick Applebaum, O'Reilly Network
The evolution of ColdFusion MX, one of the hottest new Web development products, and how to get ColdFusion MX running on Mac OS X.

Music Gets Bigger And Smaller
by Charles Wolrich, Forbes
As the storage capacity of hard drives increases and their phyiscal size continues to shrink, the portable music players that use them can only get better.

Moore's Guide To The Best Free And Cheap Mac Productivity Software 2002
by Charles W. Moore,

Quartz Internet Explorer For Mac OS X
by Damien Gallop, MacWrite
It's just about fantastic.


Saturday, June 22, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Damien Barrett found this: Computers are like air conditioners, they don't work when you open windows.


Microsoft .Net Software's Hidden Cost
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
Companies plannning on moving their old programs to Microsoft's new .Net software plan had better prepare for sticker shock: Making the conversion could cost roughly half of the original development cost, Gartner says.

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