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Thursday, May 8, 2003

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Jobs To Keynote WWDC 2003
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
It's no great surprise to attendees of past Worldwide Developers Conferences, but today Apple made it official.

Apple's OS 9 Overstays Its Welcome
by David Zeiler, Baltimore Sun
So while a majority of Mac users may not yet be on OS X, they're on the road that will take them there — whether they realize it or not.


Mac OS X Server 10.2.6 Released
by MacMinute

MacPlay To Ship 2 New Titles This Month
by MacNN
MacPlay has announced that its first two gaming titles developed by Virtual Programming are expected to ship this month.

Corel Painter 8 Now Shipping
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
The new version features improved compatibility with Adobe Photoshop, more than 400 new brushes, new creative features and a redesigned user interface.

Why The iMac Was Put To Sleep
by Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier, NewsFactor
The original iMac debuted in 1998, and more than 6 million units were sold during its lifetime, making it one of Apple's most popular products.

New Mozilla Beta Posted
by MacMinute

Apple, Macromedia To Present At Macworld Expo In July
by MacMinute
IDG World Expo today announced that Apple and Macromedia will each deliver a feature presentation at Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo.

DiskWarrior 3.0 Has OS X Native Directory Rebuilding
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
DiskWarrior fine-tunes your hard drive by ordering the directory structure efficiently and by defragmenting the disk contents.


Music Store Deletions
by MacInTouch
Apple is apparently deleting musical selections from the iTunes Music Store.


Monsoon PlanarMedia 14
by Greg Gant, Inside Mac Games
They?re an acquired taste, but if you give them a chance, you?ll be more than happy you did.

Virtual PC, A PowerBook, And .NET
by Brian Jepson, O'Reilly Network
My experience has been that Virtual PC is quite usable for day-to-day stuff.

Windows Or OS X?
by Byron Hinson, TopTechTips
Perhaps I am shallow and it is because of the great looks but the likelihood is that it is that on a Mac you have the best software for photos, movies, music and DVDs and a much lower chance of getting a virus than a Windows PC.

Panting For An iPod!
by Shoshana Berger, Business 2.0
With 30 gigabytes and a less shocking sticker price, the third-generation Apple music player puts the competition on ice.

900 MHz Pismo - Better Than Son Of Pismo?
by Charles Moore, MacOPINION
Powerlogixí release of their new, Blue Chip 900 MHz CPU upgrade for the Pismo G3 PowerBooks last week got me to thinking.


Thursday, May 8, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

UUUH! UUUH! DIE! DIE! : Amelio threatens to have Meat Lover's Pizza delivered to Steve Jobs late at night, as reported by CARS.


Intel Gives Glimpse Of Wireless 'Nirvana'
by Jeffrey Burt, eWeek
Kevin Kahn has a clear vision of what a "grand and glorious nirvana" looks like: a world where any mobile device can connect into any wireless spectrum at any time.

Media Centers To Become More Home-Worthy
by Konstantinos Karagiannis, PC Magazine
To say that we weren't raving over the first batch of Media Center PCs is an understatement.

Windows XP To See Double
by Michael Kanellos, CNET
Microsoft plans to retool its Windows XP operating system so that two people can run applications on the same machine concurrently, an important step toward the company's goal of transforming the PC into a home entertainment center.

Microsoft To Broaden DVD Support
by Richard Shim, CNET
Microsoft is expanding its involvement in the rewritable DVD market, announcing Thursday that future versions of Windows will support all major formats.

Microsoft Fixes Passport Flaw
by Robert Lemos, CNET
Microsoft security and product teams worked overnight to fix a flaw in the password reset feature of the Passport identity service that threatened to compromise millions of accounts.

Microsoft: A Separate Look For Security
by Michael Kanellos, CNET
The software giant plans to visually alter document or application windows that contain private information that's secured through Microsoft's Next-Generation Secure Computing Base.

Securing The Next Generation Of Computing?
by Konstantinos Karagiannis, PC Magazine
The real challenge will be convincing hardware manufacturers to work together on this.

How One Microsoft User Made The Switch To Open Source
by David Strom, Internet Week
So why did he decide to change things?

Ballmer Details Microosft's Digital Media Protections
by Helen Jung, Associated Press
Microsoft Corp. has spent more than $250 million developing technology to control how users view or share copyrighted or sensitive material, and is making headway in trying to make computing more secure in the future, Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer said.

Windows Media Service 9 Raises Bar For Apple, Real Media
by P.J. Connolly, InfoWorld
Management and performance is greatly improved over the previous release of WMS. Although shops wishing to use Unix-based operating systems as the underpinnings of their streaming media servers — or the MPEG 4 media format — are more likely to choose Real Networks' Helix, WMS9 cannot be ignored.

Microsoft Catches Up On Storage In Windows Server 2003
by Mario Apicella, InfoWorld
Judging by advances in Windows Server 2003, Microsoft is dedicating more resources toward bolstering storage capabilities.

Microsoft, Best Buy Accused Of Scam
by Reuters
A Los Angeles man has filed a proposed class action lawsuit against Best Buy and Microsoft, accusing them of scamming customers by charging them for online services without their knowledge.

Microsoft Drops Price On Windows CE
by Michael Kanellos, CNET
Microsoft has lowered the price on Windows CE.Net to encourage developers to squeeze the operating system into consumer electronics devices and industrial equipment.

Microsoft: Longhorn To Arrive In 2005
by Michael Kanellos, CNET
Longhorn, the next major version of Windows for desktop PCs, will debut in 2005 and will usher in a new level of graphics for PCs, Microsoft executives said Wednesday.

Media Player Flaw Flays PC Security
by Robert Lemos, CNET
Microsoft warned Windows Media Player users on Wednesday that a flaw in the way the application handles the download of "skins," or interface colors and motifs, could allow an attacker to take over a victim's PC.

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