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Monday, May 12, 2003

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Apple Tweaks Microsoft Over A New Computer
by John Markoff, New York Times
Apple executives took obvious glee last week in noting that the new graphics software that is scheduled to appear in "Longhorn" apes features that have been in Apple's OS X operating system since 2001.


Apple Bringing IP Networking To FireWire
by David Nagel, Creative Mac
Apple has released a new software package that allows for traditional networking over a FireWire connection. The software is a preview release, available now for Mac OS X 10.2.5.

Ranchero Releases NetNewsWire 1.0.2
by MacMinute
Version 1.0.2 improves performance, adds new weblog editor features for Movable Type and Radio UserLand users, and fixes several bugs.

Astronomical Improvements
by Apple
"I'd never written a GUI-based app in my life, but Cocoa made it ridiculously easy."

'Salling Clicker' Gets New Name, New Focus
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
In explaining the name change, developer Jonas Salling reiterated that the company's commitment to Sony Ericsson products remains strong.

Increasing Wi-Fi Use Raises Airline Safety Concerns
by Chris Gaither, Boston Globe
Unlike cellphones and two-way pagers, which are banned from use on planes, laptops are allowed to be used once the plane has ascended past 10,000 feet. But computer makers are now building Wi-Fi chips into the current generation of laptops, raising questions about the impact of these radio signals on the instruments used by pilots.

Apple Expo Kicks Off September 16 In Paris
by MacMinute
Apple Expo 2003, the 20th anniversary of the premier Mac event in Europe, will take place in Paris, France from September 16-20 at Paris expo, Hall 4.

Windows Wants To Play With Apple's iTunes
by Brian Garrity, Reuters/Billboard
A host of leading media and technology brands, as well as music subscription services, are planning to slug it out when a Windows-compatible version of Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store hits the market later this year.

IBM Preps 1GHz-Plus PowerPC 750GX 'Gobi'
by Tony Smith, The Register
IBM's next revision will finally take the G3 family to 1GHz and beyond.


The Spirit Of Unix
by Tom Yager, InfoWorld
To me, including Linux, BSD, and Darwin in the Unix category seems wholly appropriate given Unix's origins.


by Marcos,
All these great features aren't found anywhere in a single application, maybe three or four, and a couple won't be free. Cocktail is free, and that's what makes it so great.

Power Mac Versus Pentium 4 And Xeon 3D Gaming & Graphics
by rob-ART morgan, Bare Feats
The fastest Pentium 4 system beats the fastest Power Mac G4 when doing graphics intensive 3D functions.

A Supersize PowerBook
by Jason Brooks, eWeek
If you're after a sharp-looking, well-performing laptop with screen real estate to spare, I suggest you cruise into an Apple store and check one out.

Apple Xserve
by Tom Henderson, Network World
Apple's new Xserve is fast and well equipped for network use.

Upgrades For The Tray-Loading iMac
by Dan Knight, Low End Mac

17 Programs That Will Send Students To The Head Of The Class
by Peter Cohen, Adrienne Robillard and Frankin Tessler, Macworld
Fun may not be the first word that comes to mind when you mention algebra practice. But education-software makers are working to change that.


Monday, May 12, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

THE FUTURE OF WINDOWS : Joshua Allen have this to say about the new UI in Longhorn, the next version of Windows due in 2005. "Obviously, [Mac advocates] haven't seen the product. Just wait until they actually see Longhorn UI, and their jaws drop permanently agape."


MSN Offers Look At New Consumer IM
by Paul Festa, CNET
Microsoft's MSN unit continued a gradual unveiling of its new instant messenger application for consumers, showing screen shots of the new software and setting a summer timeframe for its release.

Bug Found In Intel's Itanium 2 Could Cause Data Loss
by Mark Hachman, ExtremeTech
Intel has discovered a bug in its "McKinley" Itanium 2 processor that could cause instability, an unexpected system shutdown, and potentially loss of data, company officials said Monday morning.

Next Windows PCs To Sport Media Server Software
by Rick Merritt, EE Times
Microsoft Corp. detailed some of its goals for making its next version of Windows a central hub for multimedia home networks at its WinHEC in New Orleans last week.

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