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Saturday, August 28, 2004


Apple Fans Abuzz Over New iMac

With Apple's next imac expected to be unveiled as soon as next week, Mac fan sites are buzzing with speculation over the design.

HP: New iPod-Ready Printer, HPTunes Expand Apple's Products

HP has demonstrated a new portable, LCD-equipped photo printer, which can connect with the iPod via USB for direct digital printing.

Free iPods For Duke Freshmen: Tools Or Toys?

The school approached Apple about the project and got the iPods at a discount. Each student also got a $10 gift certificate to buy music from a Duke-only iTunes Music Store Web site developed by Apple.


Microsoft To Gut Longhorn To Make 2006 Delivery Date

Microsoft is cutting back its Longhorn client's planned feature set so as to be able to make its current delivery targets: Beta 1 by next year and final release some time in 2006.

See Also: Developers React To Longhorn Delay

Developers had mixed reactions to Microsoft's revamped Longhorn plans Friday, with some unhappy to see the Windows update split into pieces but others pleased with what they see as a more pragmatic approach.

See Also: Avalon Faces Axe As Microsofft Dismembers Longhorn

Microsoft project managers have demanded that features be jettisoned in order for the next major version of Windows to ship as project by 2006, and the major loser is the new GUI, codenamed Avalon.

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