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Thursday, May 16, 2002

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AOL Won't Let IE Take Mac Test
by Evan Hansen, CNET
America Online has dropped Internet Explorer from a test version of its software for Mac OS X, the latest sign that the Internet giant wants a rematch in the browser wars with Microsoft.

Apple Struggles To Regain Share Of School Market
by Andrew Trotter, Education Week
The latest Mac seems enticing, but will school leaders bite?


Apple Retail Stores In Hobart, Nassau County
by MacNN

Connecting Gadgets, Without Wires
by Davide Pogue, New York Times
This season seems to be Bluetooth's coming-out party.

Apple Shows Xserve For Small Businesses
by Deni Connor, Network World Fusion
Analysts say loyalty to the Apple Macintosh is a big factor in the Xserve's prospects.

Ambrosia Releases Bubbble Trouble X
by MacNN
Bubble Trouble X has a new level editor and features improvements such as being able to play it in the multi-tasking friendly "in a window" mode.

24's Good Guys Do Use Macs
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
As Fox's hit espionage thriller 24 draws to a close, the theory that the good guys use Macintosh computers while the bad guys use Windows PCs appears to be reinforced.

AOL Begins Testing New Mac OS X Software
by MacMinute

Sybase Moves ASE Database To The Mac
by Matt Hicks, eWEEK
On the same day Apple introduced its Xserve server line, the compute rmaker gained some additional enterprise support from Sybase and its relational database software.

'This Is War'
by Devin Leonard, Fortune
Should the computer industry protect Hollywood from digital theft? The guns are drawn.


Apple's Xserve: Why It's A Big Deal For All Of Us
by David Coursey, ZDNet
The advent of Xserve is a pivotal event both for Apple and in the history of Unix. This is a Unix server for the masses, from the only company yet to make Unix a mass-market desktop OS, too.

Jaguar Testdrive
by Peter Lindberg,
It's really snappy.

Tales From The Frontier Of Value Subtraction
by Doc Searls
How insane does an industry have to be when it manages to screw its partners, its customers and its osurces, all in one move?


Larger iBook Shows Signs Of Deisgn Compromises
by Julio Ojeda-Zapata, Saint Paul Pioneer Press

Printing At Home Has Never Been Better
by Rick LePage, Macworld
Epson remains at the top of the heap in print quality and color fidelity.


Thursday, May 16, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

You May Want To Ignore Me

Everytime I receive one of those automatic updates / patches for my Windows XP (and there's plenty), the dialog box always warn me, some updates may require a restart. Every single time, without fail, the dialog box will warn me: you may need to restart.

What it doesn't seem to tell me is that whether this particular update will require a restart.


Some pretty good stuff can be found at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference.

Peter Lindberg: Is it "ex-serve" or "ten-serve"? Has anyone watched the QuickTime videos?

$20 Bill 9/11 Anomaly.


Microsoft Dealt Another Blow On Lindows
by Tiffany Kary, CNET
Microsoft's claim to the word "Windows" suffered another blow this week when a federal judge again questioned the company's assertion that the term is not generic.

EU Told To Reconsider Microsoft Case
by Nick Farrell,
US Department of Justice said that some of the legal arguments being used by the Commission's antitrust authorities against the software giant have already been rejected by US courts.

Judge Quizzes Microsoft, States On Sanctions
by Reuters
A federal judge on Wednesday sharply questioned attorneys on both sides of the Microsoft antitrust case, still weighing how far-reaching sanctions against the software giant should be.

New Celerons Straddle Pentium Divide
by Michael Kanellos, CNET
Intel released a pair of Celeron chips on Wednesday that are similar on the surface but different underneath.

Windows XP Updates: More Trouble Than They're Worth
by Jay Lyman, NewsFactor
Analysts say that despite a rocky start, which included a serious default security flaw found less than two months after its release, Windows XP has been Microsoft's best OS.

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