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Tuesday, August 20, 2002

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Apple's Mac Muscles In
by Hiawatha Bray, Boston Globe
Lots of scientists are taking a long second look at a computer that many of them, not long ago, might have dismissed as a toy.

Apple Extends .Mac Subscription
by Macworld UK
Apple has extended the subscription period for former iTools members so that those signing up for the company's .Mac services can use the service for longer.


Apple Takes Bow For Another Emmy
by Ian Fried, CNET
Steve Jobs credited Final Cut Pro for bringing the quality of a $50,000 editing bya to anyone willing to spend $1,000 for video-editing software.

PGP Finds New Home With Startup
by Matt Berger, IDG News Service
Network Associates has unloaded its software portfolio based on the security technology PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) to a startup launched Monday by a collection of security industry veterans.


Tuesday, August 20, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Ben hammersley: Hang on, if I can now run any Xwindows app, as well as command line stuff, and hence can use any Open Source Linux application as well as any native OS X applications, and use the Fink package manager to stay up to date... all for free... why the hell didn't I switch earlier?

There are only 10 kinds of people in the world—Those who understand binary, and those who don't.


Security Flaw In Key Microsoft Services
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
Microsoft on Tuesday warned users of a number of its subscription programs, including product testing and volume licensing, of a potential security flaw affecting the software they use for downloads.

Intel To Debut Faster Pentium 4 Next Week
by Reuters

Two Chip 'Brains' Better Than One?
by Michael Kanellos, ZDNet
There's more than one way to build a multi-chip microprocessor, according to Intel.

Microsoft Faces Taiwan Inquiry
by BBC News
Microsoft is facing an investigation by Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission into allegations that it has abused its market power.

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