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Wednesday, April 9, 2003

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Dell Drops iPod
by Ian Fried and Michael Kanellos, CNET
Dell Computer has stopped selling Apple Computer's iPod music player after only six months, bringing to an end an unusual marriage of marketing convenience. Meanwhile, the 5GB iPod is fading further into the sunset.

Apple Drops Education eMac Pricing
by MacMinute
Apple has lowered the educational price of its low-end eMac to US$779, a $70 price drop.


StuffIt 7.0.3 Expands Unix Archive Support
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
v7.0.3 is now able to browse .TAR archives, BZIP2 and GZIP formats.

OmniWeb 4.2 Released, V4.5 To Gain Apple WebCore
by MacMinute
OmniWeb 4.2 adds a number of features intended to improve user experience and bring greater compatibility with Web servers and Internet plug-ins.

Apple Store Coming To San Francisco
by MacNN

Interview With Fink's Project Leader Max Horn
by Eugenia Loli-Queru,
The Fink project wants to bring the full world of Unix Open Source software to Darwin and Mac OS X. They modify Unix software so that it compiles and runs on Mac OS X and make it available for download as a coherent distribution.

Runtime For Java Updated
by Macworld UK
Apple has released a Mac OS 9.2.2 version of Mac OS Runtime for Java MRJ 2.2.6.

PC Mall Gov To Sell Apple Products To Government Customers
by MacMinute
PC Mall Gov, a subsidiary of PC Mall, announced today that it has received authorization to sell Apple products to U.S. federal government customers as part of its contract with the General Services Administration (GSA).


I'll Take Mac OS X Only Please
by Gene Steinberg, Mac Night Owl
Clearly developers took that mock burial ceremony for Mac OS 9 at last year's WWDC to heart.

Poll: Graphite 'Best iMac Colour'
by Alison Turner, Macworld UK
Graphite and Bondi blue are the two all-time favourite colours of the CRT G3 iMac.


by Michael Phillips, Inside Mac Games

No VPC Support For Airport Extreme
by Clayton Crawley, O'Grady's PowerPage

Final Cut Express
by Brian Burnham,
Final Cut Express embarrasses the likes of Adobeís Premiere, beating it in features and price.

Content Barrier X
by MacSofa
It does a great job of blocking web access and monitoring chat software. But it is not a total solution for blocking, controlling and restricting Internet content.

Virtual Hosts, Mod_rendezvous_apple, And Apache On Mac OS X
by Joe Maller, O'Reilly Network
A three-step workaround for serving locally-named virtual hosts to Rendezvous clients.


Wednesday, April 9, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

BYE BYE SWEET MEMORIES : Derek Fakehany, in MacInTouch, reports that if you delete a acocunt, all mails ever received and sent from the account will also be deleted.

MAKING THE NEWS : Dan Gillmor is writing a book about the "intersection of technology and journalism." And you are invited to be part of the book.


Intel To Ship Canterwood, New 3GHz P4 Next Week
by Sumner Lemon and Martyn Williams, InfoWorld
New chip set revs bus speeds from 533MHz to 800MHz.

Windows 2003: Could The Crusade Backfire?
by Peter Judge, ZDNet UK
The very nature of a Windows product launch could serve to underline to CIOs just how very different Microsoft's world is to their own.

The First Linux Marketing From Microsoft
by Andy Oram, O'Reilly Network
Microsoft is admitting that in one quite crucial, huge area—consumer devices—they are going to have to live and let live with Linux.

False Alam
by Dana Blankenhorn, Moore's Lore
A hand-held PC is still a PC.

Microsoft Forms Trusted Computing Group
by Dennis Fisher, eWeek
Microsoft Corp. and some of its key partners on Tuesday announced the formation of a new group that will develop and implement a set of specifications for trusted computing platforms.

HP Does Low-Price PC Limbo
by Ian Fried, CNET
Lowering the bar on the price of an entry-level PC, Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday introduced a line of build-to-order models that start at just $319 after a $50 rebate.

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