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Thursday, May 9, 2002

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Jaguar Preview Is Stunning
by Daniel H. Steinberg, O'Reilly Network
Except for the keynote, all of the sessions are covered by a NDA that attendees sign when they join the Apple Developer Connection. Fortunately, there was quite a bit of news in the keynote.

Mac Attacks PC Users
by Tim Bajarin,
It is clear that Apple has gotten the attention of many die-hard PC owners and is using this new software to effectively show off the Mac platform's real virtues.


Ushering In A New Breed Of Music Video-Makers
by Steven Patrick, The Star
Thanks to information technology, filmmakers no longer need access to millions of ringgit worth of equipment ñ all they need are the right ideas, a digital videocam and some software.

Mounting Speculation About New Apple Device
by MacUser
Speculation is growing that Apple's 14 May announcement of new rack-mounted servers may well be a smokescreen for the unveiling of a brand new product.

From Symantec, Security Tools For Online Users Of Mac OS X
by Joe Hutsko, New York Times

PDA Evolution: Newton To Now
by Jay Staton,
Why did the Newton fail? How did we end up with our current crop of handheld devices?

Apple Developers Conference Gives Rare Peek At Future
by Jon Fortt, San Jose Mercury News
When one of the most secretive companies in Silicon Valley starts dropping hints, the ears of geeks everywhere perk up.

Pixar's "Monster" Payoff Continues
by Reuters
Pixar Animation Studios reported Wednesday a fiscal first-quarter profit well above expectations as hit movie "Monsters, Inc." fueled a surge in revenue.


Will Jaguar Be A Free Upgrade For Current OS X Users?
by Rob McNair-Huff, Mac Net Journal


Berners-Lee: Keep The Web Royalty-Free
by Edd Dumbill, O'Reilly Network
Tim Berners-Lee made a strong appeal for the development of the web to continue unencumbered by patent royalties.

Quicken 2002 Deluxe
by MacReview

Mozilla Gets Browsing Just Right
by Jeff Adkins, Low End Mac
When's the last time you installed a program that made you smile because it was just right.

Inside Virtual PC 5.0
by Rene Murad, Mac Help Net
So, should you buy it? In a word, sure!

Latest iPod Model Shakes, Rattles And Rolls
by Andy Ihnatko, Chicago Sun-Times
For all of the iPod's megahypersuperginchiness, it's still a Mac-only product. This would be a fine opportunity for me to trumpet another player as "the iPod of the Windows world," but, whoops, there isn't one.

Nomad Jukebox 3: Why It's Better Than Apple's iPod
by Janice Chen, CNET
While you might have to sacrifice sleek design and the iPod's slicker navigation, you'll save a bundle opting for the Nomad 3.


Thursday, May 9, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

: All of [these programs] could take a lesson in user interface design from Apple's iDVD 2 for the Mac.

Charles Wright: Could it be that people feel more passionate about Macs not because of their technology, which in most key areas is no better than, and in some cases not quite as good as, that of the PC, but because their design somehow gives them a personality?


Microsoft's Troubling Lessons For Schools
by Jason Brooks, eWEEK
So, in the spirit of software that's flexible and free of hardware-specific entanglements, I'd suggest that schools install Linux on their machines.

Judging XP - Modular Myth Or Mandate?
by John Campbell, osOpinion
If Bach can successfully build a modular version of Windows, it seems logical that Microsoft's legion of software developers should be able to perfect it with little effort.

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