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Wednesday, August 21, 2002

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Mac OS X Switcher Stories
by Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Network
Switchers appear to be adopting Mac OS X at twice the rate of Mac OS 9 users.

Switcher's Remorse
by Astrid Storm, Salon
My name is Astrid, I'm an Episcopal priest, and I've been a Switcher for about two months now. And yes, I confess... I wanna go back!

Mac Motivates Maverick Animator
by Apple
Hereís a good modern fairy tale for you. A man with no experience of computer filmmaking decides that heíd like a new hobby, and settles on 3D animation. He starts work one night on the Mac in his bedroom, and within a year has given up the day job, acquired an old-fashioned patron whoís willing to pay his way through the making of the film and is fielding offers from Hollywood.


Wing And A Prayer
by Garry Barker, Sydney Morning Hearld
Apple has been driving the trend through its adoption of two wireless technologies, Bluetooth and 802.11b.

A Rush Of Software Updates
by Rob McNair-Huff, Mac Net Journal
Expect more as the weeks winds down. We are in for an interesting next few weeks in Mac OS X land.


Why Computer Fonts Are So Valuable
by Thomas C Greene, The Register
Mick Dimmick sent me an excellent e-mail memo describing just how difficult and time-consuming it is to create a superior font, and perhaps offering justification for the Beast's decision.

What Mac Fans Want From Microsoft
by Charles Haddad, BusinessWeek
Apple users share their thoghts on Redmond's inflated prices, buggy software, and the odd symbiosis that keeps Macs viable.


MacBack On TiBook/iBook Article
by Nathan Torkington, O'Reilly Network
I received a lot of mail about my article on things I wish I'd known about TiBooks and iBooks.


Wednesday, August 21, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong


Steve Outing asks, why aren't there more news sited imitate the way International Herald Tribune presents long text stories. My guess: because it doesn't work on my browser of choice.

Cory Doctorow: A little birdie tells me that in Jaguar, screenshots are saved in PDF instead of TIFF.

I thought humans are supposed to need less sleep as they grow older... so why am I so craving for sleep this past week?

The original Knowledge Navigator video, via memepool.


Back To School For Office XP
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
A deal to offer students a cheaper version of Microsoft's Office XP software may be part of a larger plan for the software maker: Increasing sales of the productivity suite to consumers by slashing prices.

Will LindowsOS Run Windows Applications?
by Matthew Broersma, ZDNet UK
Reality has increasingly intruded on's plans for a Windows-compatible, consumer Linux desktop, causing it to change the way it approaches consumers.

Aussies Dump Microsoft For Linux
by Nick Farrell,
Licensing 6.0 angers corporates down under.

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