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Wednesday, December 19, 2001

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Office X's Secret Ingredient: Fun
by Charles Haddad, BusinessWeek
Microsoft isn't often associated with playful design, but the new Mac version of Office takes Apple's spirit and runs with it.

Playing Games With Apple
by Daniel Drew Turner, Salon


Apple's iPod Arrives In South Africa
by ITWeb


Macs Influenced 'Lord Of The Rings'
by Stephan Somogyi, ZDNet
Hopefully, the experiences with apps like HiDef and VPC 5 will cause Apple to realize that real developers are having real problems with OS X's core technologies.

Apple Computer
by Catherine Aman, Corporate Counsel
Laws that back up [Apple's] actions were written with companies in mind, to prevent nfair competition, not to stifle consumers.

OS X, An Unfolding Epic
by Michael Silver, Gartner Viewpoint
The story has unfolded slowly, and it won't have a happy ending until more business applications arrive.


Low End Mac's Low Cost Holiday Gift List
by Tristram Perry, Low End Mac
A list of fifteen truly low-end Mac-related gifts.


Wednesday, December 19, 2001
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Desktop Linux? Dead

Kimbro Staken: Now that there is an OS that has true UNIX core, an outstanding GUI and robust application support there is no going back. Any hope for Linux on the desktop is gone.

Cool ads? Dead

AdCritic has closed shop. And I've just gotten broadband. Sigh.


I hope that whatever Steve Jobs is going to unveil next is not as boring as merely iMac with flat screen.

Anybody saw that "If this banner is flashing, you've WON!" banner ad over at Low End Mac? That's precisely one reason why I don't want advertisement on this hobby site.

Is Byte, the dead-wood version, back?


Worm Surprises As Holiday E-Mail
by Reuters
A newly discovered computer worm, sent under guise of a holiday greeting, has popped up in the United States and Europe and, if activated, could destroy personal computers, experts said on Wednesday.

Microsoft Settlement Likely To Fail
by Dan Ackman,
The settlement deliberately fails to compensate plaintiffs and lis likely to be rejected by the court perhaps in the next couple of days.

Compaq, HP CFOs Say Merger Terms Are Definitive
by Reuters

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