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Monday, April 29, 2002


Apple's eMac Attack In Schools May Pinch Margins
by Tish Williams,
"Why are they being hurt so bad on the margins? Now you know why: because they are being aggressive."

Fetch FTP Client Updated
by MacMinute

Pogue's Many Hats
by Pioneer Press

Apple's New eMac Sports 17-Inch Screen
by Ian Fried, CNET
Apple has a good reason to use a flat CRT monitor. They typically cost less than LCDs and cost is all-important in the cash-strapped education market. Apple, which virtually created the education market, is now chasing Dell Computer.


Inspector Gadget: iMac Desktop
by Rob Murray, Telegraph


Monday, April 29, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong


Okay guys, the 17-inch iMac you've been waiting for is finally here.

Windows' About-turn?

The Windows operating system have been progressing from an application-centric to a document-centric user-interface over the years, with "innovations" such as SDI and OLE. But the task-bar in Windows XP, with its "group windows of the same application together" feature, seems to be a reverse trend.

I'm still waiting for some open-source projects to give us a truly document-centric OS, something along the line of OpenDoc. Instead, it seems we are still getting Mac/Win windows managers, and mosaic-derived web browsers.


Lindows And High-Tech Trademark Troubles
by Doug Isenberg, ZDNet
An elementary principle of trademark law says that generic terms cannot be protected.

Why Gates Won't Apologize
by Amy Harmon, New York Times
Whatever the outcome of the Microsoft trial, don't expect Bill Gates to say he's sorry.

New Microsoft Security Chief To Juggle Tech, Policy
by Elinor Mills Abreu, Reuters
Meet Microsoft's new tough cop: a security czar who says he will draw heavily on his government background to shore up the holes in Microsoft's software that make it a popular target for hackers — one of the company's top missions for the year.

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