Thursday, September 5, 2002
Mac OS X 10.2 Jagaur
Although Steve Jobs declared version 10.1 to be the "mainstream release" of Mac OS X, Jaguar, with its unique branding and pumped-up feature set, represents OS X's first real step into the mass market. I just hope it's got what it takes to make it. After all, it's a jungle out there.
Mac, Camera, Action!
Following the lead of one of Hollywood's biggest names, Ben Hammersley produces his debut film — on a laptop.
While Swtich campaign clearly draws the battle lines on the OS front going forward, other overtures between the two companies do not. Apple's recent release of the iPod for Windows, for instance, points out an uneasy alliance if ever there was one, with the two companies slapping each other with one hand and slapping each other on the back with the other.
Faceoff: Macs Vs Windows
An Apple for the teacher? Doubt it. In Central New York, teachers and students alike probably use a Windows-based personal computer.
Maine Rings In A New School Year With iBooks
The 18,000 seventh-graders in Maine will begin class this year with new iBooks, as the Maine Learning and Technology Initiative begins its first full year of providing the systems to students.
Apple Offers Free Gifts To .Mac Members
Apple has started offering .Mac members 100 free 4x6 Kodak prints through the iPhoto print service and a free copy of the popular puzzle game, Alchemy Deluxe.
Perhaps It's Time To Close A Few Apple Stores
If you are reading this Mr. Jobs, you have a problem. Whoever you have in charge of hiring people is doing you (and me) an injustice.
Payoffs For Laptop Learning Long-Term, Multifaceted
The Class of 2008 will be unlike any that came before it in Maine.
Beware The Celebrity CEO
It's not necessarily a good thing if a company's leader is too well-known.
Scaled-Down Software In Photoshop's Image
Having equipped Elements with 90 percent of Photoshop's features for 15 percent of the price, Adobe has just written an attractive little rule of its own.
The Two Faces Of Jaguar
If you don't have a compelling reason to install Jaguar today, wait for the inevitable 10.2.1 update. And if you just can't do without it, do your homework first.
Bigger And Better
In short, and just for a moment taking one's eye off the attractiveness of the new big iMac, this thing isn't so much a computer as a lifestyle machine.
Play It Safe
There are few utilities more indispensable for Mac OS users than Symantec's Norton Utilities for Macintosh.
Speed Is In The Cards
Are processor upgrades worth the money?
Do Ya Think I'm OS Xy?
Once only a Mac geek's dream, OS X now cuts it as an operating system with something for us all.
Bigger iPods And iMacs
Both products have features that will make them desirable to get and a pleasure to own.
Crazy Apple Rumors Site: Woz finally gets around to installing OS 9. "I figured it was probably safe to try it out now."
Dan Gillmor: They've stopped one online music service. They haven't stopped progress.
If Microsoft sells a Works for Mac, with at least Word, Works, Encarta, and Money, for the same price as the Windows version, I'll buy it in an instant.
HSBC Rejects Microsoft Licensing Model
High street bank HSBC has criticised Microsoft's moves towards subscription-based licensing, claiming that it forces too fast an upgrade cycle with few benefits for business users.
Microsoft's Control-Freak "Entertainment PC"
Microsoft's most important customers are not end users. They are the intermediaries.
Microsoft Dangles .Net Server In Front Of Customers
Microsoft called on some of its top software executives Wednesday at a developer gathering here as it prepares to release the next version of its server operating system, which is expected to ease some server management and security headaches for customers.