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Tuesday, January 21, 2003

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Is There Hope For Java?
by Farhad Manjoo, Salon
A judge has ordered Microsoft to make it easy for Sun's popular programming language to work with Windows. But the remedy may be too little, too late.

Wireless Far From Flawless
by Henry Norr, San Francisco Chronicle
For most people, my advice is to hold off on 11g for now — if you have to buy now, go with the tried and true 11b.


5GB iPod Unavailable At Apple Store Due To "Significant Holiday Demand"
by MacMinute

Apple Web Site Recognizes Safari Users
by MacMinute
Several MacMinute readers note that Apple's Web site now recognizes what browser you are using ó- as long as you are surfing with its new Safari Web browser.

Phoenix Browser For OS X Released
by MacNN


Apple Takes On Enterprise Shine
by eWeek
To those who gripe about having only one real end-user IT choice, we have a suggestion: Stop complaining and look at Apple.

Focus Your Energies Wisely
by Ben Franklin, Entrepreneur
Don't spend so much time fighting competitors that you lose sight of what's important.


Apple Safari 1.0 (Beta)
by Troy Dreier, PC Magazine
Speed is the main reason to try Safari, but the product also introduces several eyebrow-raising innovations.

Introductions To VPN's Under Mac OS X
by Thomas Vincent, OSXFAQ

AirPort Extreme: In The Key Of G
by Glenn Fleishman and Adam C. Engst, TidBITS
We're bullish on 802.11g because it's backwards compatible, and because it doesn't rely on unproven technology. Faster speed at about the same price? Count us in.


Tuesday, January 21, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

AQUA : One of the casualty, I think, of the cross-platform reinvent-everything mentality of the Mozilla effort is the difficulty of adopting native features of operating systems.

TCO : "Although Windows is reasonably easy for the not-entirely-technically-competent person to install and administer, I think Macintosh leads it in that space." — Bruce Perens, former Linux/Open-Source strategist for HP.

YAHOO! : "I've got some really good news: I lost my job last week!" — Michael Clarke, in Hunkabutta

MUST BE BEFORE OS X : "I could make a Macintosh crash by sitting in front of it." — Bradley Belcher.


When Bill Gates Speaks, Look For The Devil In The Details
by Andy Ihnatko, Chicago Sun-Times
The Bill Gates who steps up to a conference podium is, in equal amounts, both sinner and savior ... and the devil will always be in the details.

Microsoft Reveals Source Code To Russia
by Reuters
Russia has become the first country to get its hands on one of the world's most closely guarded corporate secrets—Microsoft's blueprint for its Windows operating system, the software giant said Monday.

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