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Sunday, April 20, 2003

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NeXT Still Stands Out In Its Mac Incarnation
by Dan Gillmor, San Jose Mercury News
Software developers loved what they could create with the NeXT platform. And for many, OS X has meant a phoenix-like rebirth.


Beware Extended Warranty Hard Sell
by Jenny Callison, The Cincinnati Enquirer
The expense may not be warranted.

CEOs' Options Keep Them Flush
by Todd Wallack, San Francisco Chronicle
Apple's stock plummeted 79 percent over the past three years, sending many workers' options undersater. But don't cry for co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Steven Jobs.


Apple's Dead Again: How Does An Irrelevant, Struggling Company Keep Delivering New Technology?
by Tom yager, InfoWorld
If Apple is dead, it?s the most productive corpse I?ve ever seen.

Why So Many Bugs?
by Gene Steinberg, Mac Night Owl
As Apple looks to how things might go better in Panther, one issue would be reliability. A Mac user should feel comfortable that an upgrade installation or an incremental update could be installed with near absolute success.


Cleaner 6: Video Compression King Is A Must-Have App For Serious Videographers
by Zack Stern, MacHome
Casual users won't get as much out of Cleaner as they invest in its cost and learning curve and they should be fine compressing a Web-ready video in programs like iMovie. However, advanced users, moonlighters and video pros will have complete control over all aspects of compression for online, CD, DVD and other formats.

Mac OS X Unix Package Management
by Jason Deraleau, O'Reilly Network
With tools like Fink and DarwinPorts, installing these Unix utilities is easier than ever (especially when you look at the GUI management tools that are being developed for both projects).


Sunday, April 20, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

SARS IN SINGAPORE : Has the virus escaped into the wild? The Pasir Panjang Wholesale Center has been closed down after 2 cases of SARS were discovered there. Are vegetables safe to eat? The health ministry seems to think so, based on the absense of any warning on this matter.

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