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Thursday, December 20, 2001

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Burning With Ambition
by Benny Evangelista, San Francisco Chronicle
Sales of recordable DVDs expected to heat up, thanks to home movies.


Interview: Erik Ryan Of Microsoft
by MacSlash
The inside scooop on the MBU, Office v. X, and more.

Bare Bones Releases BBEdit 6.5.1
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
The new version gains language support for JSP and an improved version of the "bbedit" command-line tool.

Qualcomm: Eudora For OS X Coming In Early 2002
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
"We will be resuming the OS X effort immediately."

Apple Preps For QuickTime Live Conference
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
QuickTime Live will give attendees a chance to get more information on Apple's implementation of MPEG-4.


OS X Is Good To Go Mainstream
by Jim Heid, Los Angeles Times
For many of the niches where the Mac is popular, the transition to OS X will take more time. But for mainstream business and Internet use, OS X has reached its stride.

Digital Cameras For Less: How Much Will $300 Buy?
by David Pogue, New York Times
To see just how much trickling has gone down, I asked each major camera company, How much digital camera does $300 buy?


Thursday, December 20, 2001
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Idiot Installers

Now, here are some of things I do when I update software on my Mac...

  • Backup my data.
  • Move application back to its original folder, if I can remember. Otherwise, just dump it at the top level of Applications folder.
  • Pray.

Damn idiot installers.


Dave Winer: It's the perfect workaround for future antitrust problems. Just let the PC die and replace it with [Xbox] that they fully control. Does Microsoft have the power to make the PC die? I don't know. They'll deny it's their intention, but the tea leaves say something different.

Manny, Omni Group: Once a pgorammer has used Cocoa, there's never any question about what the future of programming will be.

Doc Searls: Buy Apple stock.

Is Eudora's OS X development effort still continuting towards a final release, or has it stopped, with just a beta version? MacInTouch's readers weigh in with different hear-say.

Downloading the Internet here.


Microsoft Sues Linux Start-Up Over Name
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
Microsoft filed a motion against Lindows, which is developing a version of the Linux operating system that will run popular Windows applications.

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