Tuesday, January 21, 2003
Is There Hope For Java?
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
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.
Apple Web Site Recognizes Safari Users
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.
Apple Takes On Enterprise Shine
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
Don't spend so much time fighting competitors that you lose sight of what's important.
Apple Safari 1.0 (Beta)
Speed is the main reason to try Safari, but the product also introduces several eyebrow-raising innovations.
AirPort Extreme: In The Key Of G
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.
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
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
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.