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Saturday, March 17, 2007


Apple Offers To Help Employees With Stock Option Troubles

In the wake of its backdated stock-options troubles, Apple Inc. is offering affected employees the chance to amend the strike price of past options that were incorrectly backdated and receive cash payments to cover related losses and tax penaltiies, accoding to a regulatory filing Friday.

Disney Clears Jobs In Options Probe

Walt Disney on Friday cleared Steve Jobs of wrongdoing in connection with backdated options grants at Pixar, the animation studio he sold to the entertainment group for $7.4bn last year.

Apple Releases iTunes 7.1.1

iTunes 7.1.1 addresses a stability issue and minor compatibility problems in iTunes 7.1.


Vista Vs MacBook

The MacBook has been well thought out, and designed to be easy to use for a person. Not a user, but a person.

The EU's Ongoing Joust With iTunes

There are benefits to a universal DRM scheme. Musicians working out of their home who lack access to lawyers or expensive physical media distribution networks can make money from their creations, which otherwise could only be distributed for free. I'm not, however, willing to be trapped in the middle as the format war continues unabated. Sorry, garage bands of the future, you will just have to wait.

The Limits Of Apple's Warranty

I discovered I had entered into the "you're kind isn't welcome here" zone in Apple's revised support system. You see, it turns out that after 90 days as a Mac owner, your status changes.



10 Minutes of Good Wishes

Steve Jobs has sent in his 10 minutes of well-wishes. How about you?

Okay, You Go Live In Your Fantasy-Land

Some Windows users are just not worth the marketing effort to get them to be switchers.

Jerry Lee Cooper: IBM tried, and spent a huge amount of money developing OS/2 but could never keep up with Windows. Apple tried to create their own system for years, but finally gave up recently and moved to Intel and Microsoft. It's just not possible that a freeware like the Linux could be extended to the point where it runs the entire computer from start to finish, without using some of the more critical parts of Windows. Not possible.

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