Friday, October 11, 2002
Apple Pitches Mac OS X To Linux Fans
At this year's Expo the business giants and Linux geeks were joined for the first time by consumer-friendly Apple, which is pitching its Mac OS X operating system as the ultimate workstation environment for developers, researchers and system administrators.
School Software Hits Some Snags
Hatboro-Horsham's Power School program cost more than expected and some teachers struggled when it was introduced.
New Interface Looks To Endanger Mouse, Keyboard
Researchers at the University of Delaware (UD) have invented a technology that they say will do away with the traditional mouse and keyboard, replacing them instead with a touch pad and finger motions that will allow computer users to control their machines "like magic."
Apple Store Coming To Edina, MN
Although Apple hasn't officially acknowledged the store in its opening plans, the mall's owners are confident enough to include information about the forthcoming store in their Web directory.
Orlando, Fl. Apple Store To Open Oct. 19
The store is opening at the Mall at Millenia, a new shopping mall located on Conroy Rd. in Orlando, near Route 4 at Exit 78.
Apple's Lagging Laptops: Switching Mobile PC Users Will Take More Laptop Than Apple Is Currently Offering
If Apple can make its laptop line as inarguably superior as its desktop line currently is, and as competitively priced as its desktop line is, weíll likely have a switcher, new software and all.
Remember This? "I Wonder Which Brand Of Camera That Was!"
Every word in the commercial is true, whether longtime PC user Kearns believes it or not.
Mac-PC Networks: Leaping Past Jaguar
Miramar Systems' PC Maclan gets Windows to play nicely with Macs by teaching it to speak Appletalk, which is simple to use .
MY PET THEORY : Bosses are like your pet. You make them happy — scratch their bellies when they want you to, for example — and they will protect you from evil-doers and the occasional mailman.
I hope my bosses don't read this. :-)
RANDOM STUFF : Shamrock Elementary School is on a Macintosh platform "because of the child-friendly and reliable reputation of Macintosh computers."
C# Standardization Moves Ahead
Microsoft and its allies have quietly expanded an effort to gain acceptance for C#, the software giant's competitor to Java and a foundation for its next-generation Internet services.
Microsoft Warns On E-Mail Security
The flaw, which affects the free e-mail software bundled in Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser, could allow attackers to crash the e-mail program or to potentially take over the user's machine.
Can We Trust Microsoft-Owned Slate On TiVo Story?
I don't think this story has any place on Slate in the first place, because of the perception of conflict of interest.
Microsoft Opens Passport Source To Developers
Speaking at a conference on digital identity in Denver, Microsoft CTO Craig Mundie said the company will make the source code of its Passport Manager available to licensed companies, academics, developers and governments as part of its Shared Source Initiative.