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Wednesday, September 25, 2002

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Utilities For Switching On The Cheap
by Terrie Miller, O'Reilly Network
If you're considering making the switch, you might be concerned about your additional software costs as well. Those basic utilities can add up fast! In this article, we'll look at some inexpensive options to get you productive on some common tasks.


DVD Capture 1.0 Grabs Stills From DVDs
by Rob McNair-Huff, Mac Net Journal

Mailsmith 1.5.4 Released
by MacNN


Grave Concerns
by Garry Barker, Sydney Morning Hearld

Second Thoughts About Intel In Macs
by Charles Haddad, BusinessWeek
A deluge of reader mail has opened my eyes to some very sound reasons why the Motorola PowerPC chip's days may be numbered.

You Can't Buy Community
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network
Money can't buy you love, friends, or piece of mind ... only market share. Apparently, that's what "community" means to Microsoft.


iPod's Deserved Triumph
by Paul Gilster, The News & Observer
Apple's iPod is the best portable digital music player on the market.

Norton Utilities 7.0: Veteran Disk-Tools Suite Gains OS X Support But Not Speed
by Stephan Somogyi, Macworld
Norton Utilities 7.0.1 is a worthwhile addition to any conscientious OS X user's tool chest; however, if you're looking for a bargain, we recommend purchasing Norton SystemWorks 2.0.

Power Mac 1.25GHz MP Versus Others
by rob-ART morgan, Bare Feats

King Of All MP3 Players
by Christopher Allbritton, Popular Mechanics
Look out, Apple. Sure, your iPod MP3 player is sleek and smooth, but as always, upstarts from the PC world are looking to take what you've done and do it cheaper.

Web Services With AppleScript And Perl
by Rnadal L. Schwartz and Apple Developer Connection, O'Reilly Network
You can't create a SOAP web service with AppleScript, but you can have it act as a SOAP web client and use Perl to create the service.


Wednesday, September 25, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

It seems to me that the haze / smog / pollution outside of my window is at its worst this year.


Intel Send Out Worrying Sign
by Kevin Smith, Irish Examiner
US computer chip giant Intel, added to growing unease about the countryís slowing economy yesterday by ordering its Irish employees to take time off at Christmas.

Tablet PC—No Habla Espanol, Yet
by Ian Fried, ZDNet
When devices running the specialized operating system hit the market Nov. 7, they'll support English, French, German, Korean, Japanese and both simplified and complex Chinese. However, they won't be able to make heads or tails out of Spanish or Italian, among other languages.

Microsoft Tries Wi-Fi
by John Morris, CNET
Home networking gear makes the Rubik's Cube seem like a kid's toy, but the Microsoft hardware group is attempting to change that.

Cattle Drive
by Matt Miller,
More are betting these days that Gateway will be put out to pasture than beat Apple as the computer of passionate choice.

Microsoft And HP Unveil The Media Center PC
by Bill Howard, PC Magazine
A Media Center PC doesn't make a cost-effective addition to the TV room, but it could be useful in other rooms where space is more an issue than cost.

Psion Supports Windows CE In New Netpad
by PMN
Psion Teklogix, the enterprise mobile computing business, has announced that it will offer a Windows CE version of its Netpad industrial tablet.

HP — The Switzerland For Servers?
by Steve Anglin, O'Reilly Network
Is HP becoming the Switzerland for server software and middleware solutions?

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