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Wednesday, February 16, 2000

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Apple Upgrades iBook, PowerBook Laptops
Apple today announced a revamped line of notebooks for professional users, an upgraded iBook for consumers and faster chips in its professional desktop computers.


Apple Seeks Stockholder Okay To Expand Share Count
by Reuters
The expanded share count could permit the company to split its shares two-for-one, in effect giving Apple shareholders two shares valued at half the price of a current share... Such a move is often interpreted by stockholders as an expression of confidence by management that the shares are set to trade still higher, providing a further psychological boost to investors.

Gates Was A Big Mac Fan, Ex-girlfriend Reveals
by The Register
But it wasn't just the Mac that Gates admired: Winblad recalls being present with him when Steve Jobs was speaking, and that he had confessed to her: "Some day I'll be as good a public speaker as he is. How do I do that? I'm going to work on that."


Wednesday, February 16, 2000
by Heng-Cheong Leong

The bus and the ad.

Did you know that it is illegal to have oral sex in Maryland, Florida and Virginia, but it is legal in Singapore, as long as you follow it up with the actual act? Yeah,

Get it while it's still hot! Here are some screenshots of the Aqua interface in Mac OS X Developer Preview 3, courtesy of

Apple finally pushing into the small business market? The evidence is in the toolbar, claims a MacNN reader. The toolbar, on the Apple web site, now features a Made4Mac, Hiring, and a Small Biz item.


Protesting Microsoft's 'Innovation'
It's what any true Mac partisan would do: go on a self-imposed 'Microsoft fast' in response to the Redmond monoply's final straw.

Did Windows 2000 Miss The Revolution?
by Inter@ctive Week
While Windows 2000 gestated for the past five years, the world of operating systems changed. The notion of one OS that can fit all devices may be as antiquated as the idea that mainframe computers can handle all computing tasks.

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