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Tuesday, October 15, 2002

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Microsoft Pulls Ad After Net Faux Pas
by Associated Press
Who was that mysterious Windows user? Red-faced executives at Microsoft Corp. on Monday pulled a breezy advertisement purportedly by a free-lance writer who switched to using Windows software from the rival Macintosh, amid questions about whether the woman actually exists.


Apple Strengthens Pro-Arabic Stance
by AME Info
With the recent release of the acclaimed MAC OS X V10.2 'Jaguar', Apple has continued to display its commitment and resolve in serving the interests of its Middle Eastern users.

More Consumers Burning To Create Own DVDs
by Francine Brevetti, San Mateo County Times


Microsoft Ad Unravels — Lessons
by Dan Gillmor, San Jose Mercury News
This is tomorrow's journalism, a partnership of sorts between professionals and the legions of gifted amateurs out there who can help us — all of us — figure things out.

Mac Rocks! But Apple Ads Oversimplify Switch
by Andy Ihnatko, Chicago Sun-Times
Switching to an entirely different OS requires a more sophisticated advertising than expressing a yearning for a simpler way to get pictures out of a digital camera.


Xserve Stands Out
by Magie Biggs, Federal Computer Week
Agencies should consider it as a platform that can easily handle middle-tier and back-end business-critical operations.

Soldier Of Fortune II: Double Helix
by Corey Tamas, MacGamer
Soldier of Fortune II puts more effort into making the game which comes out of the box as playable as possible without the need to install mods, add-ons or patches.

The Importance Of Being Backed Up
by Gene Steinberg, Gannett News Service
If you have valuable files that are costly or time-consuming to recreate, don't take any chances. Make multiple backups.


Tuesday, October 15, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong



Gateway Snubs Microsoft
by Lisa M. Bowman, CNET
In another blow to Microsoft, a fourth computer maker plans to bundle Corel's WordPerfect Office with its low-end consumer machines.

Microsoft Ponders Further Licence Changes
by Steve Ranger,
Microsoft is planning to simplify its licensing agreements, but insists that this will not lead to more costs for customers.

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