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Monday, October 21, 2002

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IDG Softens Stance In Macworld Spat
by Ian Fried, CNET
The trade show organizer said Apple will indeed take part in January's Macworld Expo in San Francisco and said the parties remain in talks about Apple's participation in future East Coast shows.

Governor Angus King Talks About Maine's Laptop Program
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
"Change is hard and this is a big idea. We have persevered, people in the education community have rallied around the idea, the legislature looked at it and passed the plan and now it's happening."


Adobe Releases Acrobat Reader 5.1
by MacMinute
The update adds new capabilities for e-government initiatives, digital signature validating, and the ability to open file attachments from directly within Acrobat Reader.

Apple Opens The Apple Store For Business
by Jim Darlymple, MacCentral
As the name suggests the new Apple Store will cater to the business community.

Macs Making Music: A Producer's Journey
by David Ellefson, MacCentral
If you get a chance to check out Ken's work I'm sure you'll agree that he has not only perfected his craft but also helped many aspiring artists soar with the aid of his production skills.

Apple: Microsoft's Friend Or Foe?
by Lisa Gill, osOpinion
Microsoft's motive for not renewing its agreement with Apple may have less to do with sales of software and more to do with what it needs — or does not need — from the relationship.


Four Useful Utilities For OS X
by Evan Kleiman, Low End Mac

New Flat-Panel iMac's Flash Worthy Of Its Cost
by John P. Mello Jr., Boston Globe
Its $2,000 price tag may cause some consumers to wince, but they'll find their purchase justified.

Hands On With The 20GB iPod For Mac, Windows
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral

How Does The Radeon 7000 PCI Graphics Card Compare To The Others?
by rob-ART morgan, Bare Feats
If you are a 3D gamer looking to speed up your favorite graphics intensive game (like Quake3 Arena), don't expect any help from the Radeon 7000.


Monday, October 21, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

ANOTHER FOR THE CARS : John Baxter has insider knowledge. "The rumor that the problem is that Logan Airport won't handle Steve's jet is totally bogus."

ON THE RAT RACE : Scott Adams, on the differences between men and women in typical rat races. "Men can handle humiliation better... We can bascially be the bottom dog licking the paws of the top dog for 40 years, if whenit's done we get a chance at being the top dog."

Count me out.


Ballmer: Mod Chips Threaten Xbox
by David Becker, CNET
CEO Steve Ballmer said Microsoft may pull its Xbox game console from the Australian market because of a court decision that legitimizes "mod chips" for hackers, an Australian newspaper reported.

Microsoft's Ballmer: Surge Is Anomaly
by Reuters
"We're not trying to say that we think the sales results of our first quarter will be sustainable."

I See Him On E-Mail At 6:30am And On IM At Midnight Or 1. He Sent Me Mail At 2:30 In The Morning And I Had An 8am Meeting With Him
by Kristi Heim, San Jose Mercury News
Microsoft VP is mastermind behind ambitious plan to revamp software package.

Reborn Or Stillborn: All New For Microsoft's Languages?
by ComputerWire
Microsoft's problem with standards seems to be that it just can't stop itself from fiddling and tweaking to improve performance.

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