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Wednesday, August 7, 2002

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Followup Mac Conversation With Microsoft
by Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Network
I'm pretty clear that the members of the Mac BU at least are solidly committed to the Mac and to OS X.

Hollywood Sets Stage For Piracy Battle With PC Industry
by Jim Hu, CNET
Michael Eisner and Steve Jobs were once a model pairing of old and new media, but these days they aren't the best of friends.


Musical Tribute
by Radha Basu, Computer Times Singapore
Fuhua Primary School combines technology and patriotism to produce a digital music video dedicated to National Day.

Apple Serves Up Big
by Eileen Yu, Computer Times Singapore
Apple is counting on Xserve's price advantage and beefy product specifications to attract users.


Macs With Intel Inside? You Bet! Here's How
by David Coursey, ZDNet
The hard part isn't the technology, it's Apple getting its head around the business issues and lining up the necessary support.

Why Nobody Buys Apple
When does your average IT nerd care about 'cool'?

Just Say No To Unfinished Software
by Beverly Woods, Low End Mac
Why should I support software makers who never finish anything?

Safeway Are A Bunch Of Anti-Mac Bigot Weenies And I Want My Internet Groceries, Dammit!
by Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
Must... restrain... fit... of... self... righteous... Mac... fanatic... pique.

Intuit's QuickBooks Employs FUD Against MYOB
by Matt Deatherage, TidBITS
There is no product here, just an announcement from a company with one of the greediest, most cynical, and most customer-unfriendly track records of any Macintosh software company.

Smile When You Say That, Microsoft
by Charles Haddad, BusinessWeek
I'm not saying the Mac community should turn on Microosft. Redmond has been, and can continue to be, a valuable ally. But we shouldn't take any lip from the company, either.


RollerMouse Keeps Both Hands Close To The Keyboard
by James Cummings, Cox News Service
The RollerMouse Station improves the ergonomics of typing on a computer by positing a device that does the work of a mouse directly below the keyboard's space bar.

A Laser Printer Bargain
by Gary Krakow, MSNBC
Samsung's ML-1430 impresses with both speed and quality.

Two Books On Mac OS X
by Kirk McElhearn, TidBITS
One provides a window on the visible side of the operating system and the other looks behind the scenes; many intermediate to advanced users of Mac OS X will need a little from each.

On Hardware Failures And Low End File Recovery
by Charles Moore, MacOPINION
More on my WallStreet meltdown and how I retreived my non-backed up files.


Wednesday, August 7, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Tom Weiss: NeXT's innovative windows-based GUI has, as far as I know, completely disappeared. Somebody forgot to do homework?

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