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Wednesday, November 28, 2001

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Beware Of Geeks Bearing Gifts
by Charles Haddad, BusinessWeek
Bill Gates hopes to placate trustbusters by giving computers to poor schools. Unless Apple moves quickly, Microsoft could dominate classrooms, too.


CDFinder Update Adds iPod Support
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
CDFinder is a shareware tool for cataloging hard disks, CD-ROMs, DVDs, floppies, ZIPs and "anything else that spins."

Experts Ready For Macworld San Francisco
by Macworld UK
This ain't your parents' Mac.


Apple Computer iPod
by Eliot Van Buskirk, CNET
Simply beautiful, beautifully simple.


Wednesday, November 28, 2001
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Macintosh 2001 = Windows 1992

Apple: Investigate using path-based file-system APIs.

Update on Nov 30: This tech note was subsequently removed.

Rumor Monger

According to the mole reporting to The Register, we should see PowerMac G5 this coming Macworld SF. That's less than 2 months away. And if past experience is of any guide, availability of the machines will be just a little after that.

Of course, past experience also tells us not to believe too much...


Andy Serwer: Seems like old times. Steve Jobs went ballistic on Microsoft today.

Cameron Barrett: Apple is not a monopoly and is not in any position to hurt other companies financially through unethical (and sometimes illegal) business decisions.

Damien Barrett: I just moved 1.5GB of MP3's to my iPod in under 3 minutes. Speaks for itself. Are there any reasons why FireWire will not be big?


Senate To Review Microsoft
by CNN/Money
Judiciary Committee wants to probe effectiveness of antitrust settlement.

IBM To Cut 1,000 Jobs
by Reuters

Microsoft Secures New Vice President
by Claire Smith, Lawyer News

Intel Admits Pentium 4 Supplies Still Tight
by Tony Smith, The Register
Volumes may not increase significantly this quarter.

Microsoft Move May Hasten Settlement Of European Case
by Steve Lhor with Paul Meller, New York Times
The move is procedural, but it could hasten the path toward settlement in Europe by allowing talks to begin earlier and avoid a possibly confrontational hearing.

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