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Monday, October 27, 2003

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Apple Singing A New Song With iTunes
by Paul Andrews, Seattle Times
As a digital-lifestyle provider, Apple no longer considers itself a computer — or even software — company. Where Microsoft fits in the new landscape is less clear, and may not even matter to its long-standing rival.


Bare Bones Announces Panther Compatibility
by MacMinute

Panther Software Updates Galore
by Dennis Sellers and Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Third-party software updates to assure compatibility with Mac OS X v10.3, "Panther," are coming fast and furious.

UK Punters Pounce On Panther
by Karen Haslam, Macworld UK
Excited Mac fans besieged Mac resellers nationwide on Friday night, awaiting the official release of Mac OS X 10.3 Panther.

Mozilla Firebird 0.7.1 Released For Mac OS X
by MozillaZine
"Version 0.7.1 is a recommended upgrade that fixes several usability issues and significantly improves performance."

School Board Seats Contested
by Nicole Johnson, Richmond Times-Dispatch
Among the hot-button issues is the question of what to do next with the county's Apple iBook program, which has more and more students using laptop computers.

Apple Resellers Cry Foul Over NCR Deal
by Byron Connolly, CRN
Apple resellers are up in arms over the Apple Australia's decision to appoint NCR as a national services provider, claiming they will lose business as a result.


Mac.Ars Takes On Apple's Consumer Desktops
by Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica
What is the root cause of the drop in sales in Apple's consumer desktop segment, and what can they do to rectify the situation?


The Super GameHouse Solitaire Collection
by Erica Marceau, Applelinks
The Super GameHouse Solitaire Collection is an okay collection, but it doesn't really provide many more features over using a real deck of cards and a book of rules.

Jaguar, Meet Panther
by Julio Ojeda-Zapata, Pioneeer Press
You likely don't need Panther if you use Jaguar, but not getting it may prove unbearable. The upgrade is that appealing.

Panther: The Cool, The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Panther is certainly interesting and will get better with minor tweaks.

Down And Dirty With Panther
by Clark Mueller, MacTeens

Mac OS X 10.3
by Keith Martin, PC Pro
The bottom line is that Mac OS X 10.3 looks and works significantly better than before.


Monday, October 27, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

MY DARLING, my daughter, on her first birthday, with some of her loot.


Microsoft Sets Answer To iPod
by Reuters
Portable Media Center, Microsoft's answer to Apple Computer Inc.'s iPod digital music player, will be able to play MP3 files as well as audio and video content recorded in Microsoft's own digital format.

Windows Longhorn Build Leak Starts Hype Two Years Early
by John Lettice, The Register
Lots of enthusiasm, screenshots and fairly direct routes to illicit downloads means Microsoft doesn't care/ maybe likes the publicity, while barrages of take-downs and people skulking in increasingly dark corners mean the other.

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