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Thursday, April 25, 2002

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DVD Lovers Burn Out
by Julio Ojeda-Zapata, Knight Ridder Newspapers
The bottom line: If you're buying a computer for DVD authoring, consider making it a Macintosh.


Apple's Cinema Tools Wins 2002 Vidy Award
by MacNN

Real: Licenses Could Kill MPEG-4
by Stefanie Olsen, CNET
Proposed licensing fees for MPEG-4 could mean its early death on the personal computer, RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser said in a press conference Wednesday.

Reader: MS Pulls Plug On Project 4 For Mac
by MacNN

Apple Computer Retail Site Planned For Mall In Novi
by Neal Haldane, Detroit News
Apple Computer is planning to open its first retail outlet in Michigan at Twelve Oaks Mall, possibly by this summer.

The Workaround: 32 Steps To Frustration
by Peter Meyers, New York Times
Some software companies often don't even try to fix what is wrong with their product. They say it's up to you to "work around" the problem.

Nvidia Vs. ATI: The Struggle For Mac Graphics Dominance
by Ben Wilson, NewsFactor
Graphics card firm Nvidia has taken over Apple's desktop line from competitor ATI - and is aiming to make it a clean sweep with the portable line.


Why We Love Our Macs
by Kevin Webb, Low End Mac
Only Apple builds computers which capture the imagination of users.


Black And White
by Bill Stiteler,
I found the game so incredibly aggravating that I had to leave my apartment so I would have more space in which to swear.

Windows Lover Asks Burning DVD Question
by Jim Coates, Chicago Tribune
Anybody who absolutely needs to get into burining home DVDs should move over to Macintosh.

XP On The PowerPC
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network
Some Windows users have been looking at the new iMac and iBook alongside traditional PC hardware offerings. Why not?


Thursday, April 25, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

How small is the iPod? Now you know.

Do not try this at home. Remember, this is a professional captain.


Xbox Game Sales Wilt In March
by Reuters
The console ended up barely registering in the top 20 for the full month.

Gates Vs. States: Who Came Out On Top?
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates clearly dominated the courtroom during his three days on the witness stand, legal experts said. But states' attorney Steven Kuney still managed to give the judge in the antitrust case a plan for achieving many of the trustbusters' goals.

Intel's New Bag Of Chips
by John G Spooner, CNET
Optimism was the main message from Intel CEO Craig Barrett during the company's shareholder meeting Thursday, as he and other executives introduced plans for new chips and improved chipmaking processes.

Microsoft: How To Catch A Linux Migrator
by Peter Galli, eWEEK
Microsoft is ratcheting up efforts to catch companies migrating from Unix to Linux before they make the switch.

AMD Gets Microsoft Support On New Chips
by Michael Kanellos, CNET
AMD confirmed Wednesday that it will collaborate with Microsoft to tune Windows to run on its upcoming family of Hammer chips.

Trust Microsoft? You Say: No Way!
by David Morgenstern, ZDNet
With the Trustworthy Computing encyclical in their hands, Microsoft's brass now must translate its message into doctrine, as well as actual products. Their sermon of warning—to expect slow, slow progress—fell on mostly deaf ears.

Inside The Xbox
by Dennis McCauley, Salon
Sales have been disappointing, and the co-creator of Microsoft's game console jus tquit his job — a day before a book portraying him as a hero hit the bookstores.

Fiorina Denis Merger Memos Mislead Shareholders
by Associated Press
Sighing several times in exasperation, Fiorina said Neal was drawing the wrong conclusions about the meaning of the charts because they were taken out of context, as if someone looked at selected snapshots instead of "the whole movie."

Gates: Custom Windows Could Run On PCs
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates acknowledged Wednesday that an existing version of Windows for ATMs and other specialized machines that lets companies drop included components such as a browser could be configured to run on everyday computers.

Microsoft Keeps Low Profile At Conference
by Stefanie Olsen, CNET
It seemed like more than just a sign of the times when Microsoft failed to field a booth at the Streaming Media West conference here this week—especially since the software big-leaguer has been relentlessly pushing its latest, greatest (and as yet unreleased) media technology, Corona.

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