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Saturday, August 17, 2002

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Audible Books On Your iPod
by Erik T. Ray, O'Reilly Network
Apple's [iPod] implementation is simple and intuitive. Audible's pricing is reasonable and its Web site is very friendly. Together, it's an incredible combination that fits the digital hub strategy well.

iBooks And TiBooks And MyBooks
by Nathan Torkington, O'Reilly Network
Apple's Switch campaign is great, but nobody tells you what you really need to know when switching. Here in one place is my top-ten list of switching essentials.

Apple Doesn't Slam The Door On OS 9... Yet
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
"We are not including a full Mac OS 9 CD in the Jaguar software update for the simple reason that an overwhelming majority of customers that will be buying... already have an OS 9 System Folder."


Inventor, Toy Maker Dies At 47
by Elise Ackerman, San Jose Mercury News
James Sachs, a technologist, toy maker and e-book pioneer, died Thursday after a 19-month battle with lymphoma.

Laptop Conference Gets Under Way In Orono
by Associated Press
"Everything changed the way the students looked at school, the way they looked at themselves."

Netscape Communicator 4.8 Released
by MacNN


Apple OS 9: Buried Alive?
by Elizabeth Millard, osOpinion
It seems that a better strategy would be to let users coast in OS 9 for as long as they like, or at least until OS X is replaced by the next major operating system.


Switching Is Not So Simple
by John Morris, CNET
Apple's brazen bid to steal Windows users has gotten lots of attention, but before you jump on the bandwagon, be sure to weigh the pros and cons.

Hands On With Monsoon's PlanarMedia 9 Speakers
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
The PlanarMedia 9s require a bit more massaging than the average set of speakers to get them sounding right, I'll admit, but the net result is very interesting and appealing.

Titanium PowerBook G4/800
by Richard Hallas, Inside Mac Games
The PowerBook is marketed as a desktop-replacement system, and that's exactly what it is.

CodeWarrior 8
by Douglas A. Welton,
CodeWarrior's product maturity shows through in the polished interface presented to the user.


Saturday, August 17, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Dori Smith found this...

BSD is for people who love UNIX.
Linux is for those who hate Microsoft.


Intel, PC Makers Sued Over P4 Performance
by Tom Mainelli, PCWorld
Customers seek class action status in charge that vendors misrepresented the power of Intel's top chip.

Mapping Microsoft's Mobile Mission
by Steve Gillmor, Mark Jones, Ed Scannell, and Jon Udell, Infoworld
Juha Christensen, corporate vice president of Microsoft's mobility group discusses where the Pocket PC, Wi-Fi, and peer-to-peer fit in Microsoft's mobile vision.

Analysts: Dell Move Into Printers, PDAs Benefits Users
by Tom Krazit, Infoworld
Dell's eventual entry into the printer and PDA markets will cause headaches for some vendors and delight users as the company drives down prices, analysts said.

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