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Monday, July 8, 2002

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Apple Macs At Risk From Rogue Software Updates
by Matt Loney, ZDNet UK
Full instructions are available on the Internet for how to fool Apple's SoftwareUpdate feature and install a backdoor on any Mac running OS X. Worse, there appears to be no patch.

Being Independent Of Microsoft Not Easy
by Dan Gillmor, San Jose Mercury News
Macs are, on balance, just better for my blood pressure. I've long felt that the difference between PCs and Macs was that PCs tend to get in your way, and Macs tend to get out of the way.


Chip, Hardware Stocks Decline
by Chris Kraeuter, CBS MarketWatch
Stocks of PC makers showed the most weakness in the hardware arena.

New Tricks, Fewer Clicks
by Philip Michaels, Macworld
FileMaker Pro 6 looks to save time, steps with new featuers, XML support.

Coming Batch Of Earnings Reports May Give Clues On Tech Economy
by David A Sylvester, San Jose Mercury News
Is the painful deflating of the tech bubble nearly over, and how soon will more normal economic growth resume?


Apple Should Focus On Quality
by Garrison Ganter, O'Grady's PowerPage

Remembering Rodney O. Lain
by Pioneer Press
Too bad your writing an outstanding obit is what it's taken for me to finally write you.

Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For Your - Ask What Your Mac Can Do For Your Country
by Duane Straub, OSXFAQ


Color Jetprinter A Bit Disappointing On Takeoff
by Deborah Porterfield, Gannett News Service
Photos don't live up to expectations.

Netscape 7.0 Preview Release 1 Vs Netscape Communicator 4.7 Vs iCab 2.8.1
by Charles W. Moore,

Clive Barker's Undying
by Chris Barylick, Inside Mac Games
It could have been a truly terrific game if the designers had seen fit to support multiplayer elements that had never really been tried before, but itíll have to settle with being something less for the time being.

OS X: More Than Just Another Unix Variant
by Zack Martin, Low End Mac
I think that Linux has great advantages, but none of these port over well for desktop users.

eMac: High-Power Computing Within Reach
by BusinessWorld

Sleek New Iomega Hard Drive Offers Speed, Portability
by James Coates, Chicago Tribune
This is an extension of Iomega's earlier and bulkier portable hard drives sold under the Peerless brand name, with the emphasis on speed, size and large storage space.


Monday, July 8, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

An Apple A Day

Low End Mac has a new site: Apple Quicklinks.

"Instead of simply listing links, AQL will typically include a short description of the article or a brief excertp... We'll also be more selective... instead of posting every link on every site and ending up with maybe 10-20 covering the same material."

Thanks for describing MyAppleMenu. :-)

And MyAppleMenu is an independent web site. too. :-)


Unpacking a Xserve.

Hey kid, just because you bought your own iMac (good choice, by the way) doesn't mean your parents cannot still control you when you are naughty. :-)


Gateway Touts Chic Yet Cheap PCs
by Ian Fried, CNET
Gateway announced Monday a set of low-end consumer computers that adopt the sleek, new black and silver styling that the direct PC seller plans to use throughout its desktop line.

Itanium 2 On The Way, But Will It Sell?
by Michael Kanellos, CNET
The Itanium 2 processor marks a significant step in Intel's strategy to penetrate the upper echelons of the computing market. But analysts and others are asking whether it will thrive in the current economic ice age.

Intel Is Seeking Safety In Diversity
by Olga Khariff, BusinessWeek
Products that don't depend on PCs are its next big hope. It's a dicey strategy, but many analysts are becoming optimistic.

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