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Tuesday, April 11, 2000

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Apple Extends Push Into Professional Video Market
Apple bought a software company today and said it will partner with two others to accelerate a push into professional-level digital video publishing.


Collectors Rescue 'Classics' From Curb
by Knight Ridder Newspapers
You recently bought an iMac or some other newfangled contraption, and your significant other wants extra space in the closet. So, you're finally getting rid of the old machine. Yet you get a lump in your throat when you picture your trusty computer in a mucky landfill. You'd rather it go to a good home where it would be used and appreciated.

Academy Gobbles Up Second-hand Apples
by The Morning Call
Proving the adage that one man's trash is another man's treasure, the Jim Thorpe Area School District is giving away 28 older model Apple computers that some school districts still use in classrooms.

Apple Announces Bundling Deals With Pinnacle, Matrox
Apple Computer used a Monday morning press conference at the National Association of Broadcasters show to announce product-bundling deals with Pinnacle Systems and Matrox as well as an update to Final Cut Pro, Apple's digital-video editing software. Apple also announced that it has acquired Astarte's DVD authoring software.

Corel Acquires MetaCreations Products
The suspense is over. MetaCreations on Monday announced that it has sold Painter, Bryce, Kai's Power Tools and KPT Vector Effects to Corel, the company best known to Mac users for its CorelDraw illustration program and WordPerfect productivity suite.


NAB: Are Apple Video Enhancements Ready For Prime Time?
by Macworld
Apple didn't come to the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention empty handed.

Windows ME Features Mac OS X Should Have: System State Saving
by The Mac Junkie
While OS 9 allows you to restore your system files to their original state, that doesn't necessarily help you to get your system back to where it was before you had a crash.

Breaking The Mold
Apple has done a great job, in my mind, coming back from the dead. Now, I think, it's time for Apple to get out of the restaurant business. How long can we enjoy the same old steak, served by the same old server, and the same old flowers in the foyer? Where shall we go tonight? Chilis? Or Applebees?

Mac Cards, jCards, And Warning Signs
by Mac OS Daily
Is Apple the villian here? Who are we to say? There is a tendency among people to see the world and its conflict related issues simply as questions that revolve around two positions.


AvantGo 3.3 For The Macintosh
by MacOS Daily
Simply stated, I love AvantGo. It makes my Palm IIIx infinitely more useful.


Tuesday, April 11, 2000
by Heng-Cheong Leong has awarded the Best of the Net award to the Business Mac site. Congrats!

Found this in comp.huuman-factors, by Brains: I know plenty of Mac people who are perfectly happy with the way things stand with their Mac OS, but I don't know a single Windows user who likes the default Microsoft theme settings. Interesting.

Microsoft has spoken. Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.5 is better than Microosft Internet Explorer 5.0. Proof is in the picture. For more info, check out Interface Hall of Shame.

SlashDot Discussion : What do you use for digital video editing?


Gates Hedges His Political Bets
by San Jose Mercury News
Gates' visits to both sides of the partisan aisle in Washington are evidence that, as with most issues involving the high-tech industry, the Microsoft case doesn't cleave cleanly along party lines.

Microsoft Hires A Bush Adviser To Lobby Bush
by New York Times
The Microsoft Corporation has quietly hired Ralph Reed, a senior consultant to Gov. George W. Bush's presidential campaign, to lobby Mr. Bush in opposition to the government's antitrust case against the software giant.

Sun Shouldn't Bask In Hollow Victory Over Bill
by PC Week
Microsoft certainly didn't play nice with Sun's Java, but on that point, both companies are equally guilty.

Is Microsoft On The Ropes?
by PC Week
The evidence is mounting that Microsoft has been severely distracted by the trial, resulting in the delay of at least one of the company's major products.

MS Remedies? Rumors Abound
by Wired News
Now that a federal judge in the Microsoft trial has said what he always said he would say, rumors about the impending punishment are reaching a high pitch.

Microsoft Story Pulled From WSJ Online Site
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition today issued and then pulled a story saying Microsoft may be stripped of the rights to its Internet Explorer Web browser as part of the remedy in the government antitrust case it lost earlier this month.

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