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Tuesday, October 1, 2002


Home Networking Wars: PC Vs. Mac
by Jay Lyman, NewsFactor
Although Apple's AirPort components may be more expensive than comparable PC networking equipment, a Mac network may be easier to set up.

Opera Offers Cheap Browsers For Higher Education Users
by Joris Evers, IDG News Service
In a bid to get more universities and colleges to use its Web browser, Opera Software ASA launched a special licensing program with the browser costing as little as $1 per copy when bought in volume.

.Mac Subscribers Top 180,000
by MacMinute
Apple today announced that more than 180,000 users have signed up for the company's .Mac Web services since it was launched in July, with 80,000 of those users signing up since September 17.

Aqua Eye-Candy Comes To The PC
by Andrew Orlowski, The Register
Stardock has released a small utility that brings several of the dazzling effects seen in Apple's Aqua UI to the PC.

Cell Phones Seek Data Unity
by Ephraim Schwartz, Infoworld
As cell phones and handheld devices become more ubiquitous, new technologies are emerging to give handsets the ability to exchange data with PCs and almost all other digital devices.


The Do's And Don'ts Of Shareware
by Sanford Selznick, O'Reilly Network
All programmers at one time or another become fed up with middle management, the quality of available software, or just needing something more, and dream of being the next Bill Gates.

Presenting Mac OS X
by James Duncan Davidson, O'Reilly Network
Obviously, people are looking to buy.


Apple Has A Tiger By The Tail With Updated iPod
by Andy Ihnakto, Chicago Sun-Times
I think the bottom line with the iPod remains what it was last year: It wins hands-down on form and features.

The Canon I850 Photo Printer Does It All
by M. David Stone, PC Magazine
All told, the Canon i850 Photo Printer delivers a lot of printer for the price, whether you want to print photos or are just looking for a high-quality, general purpose printer.

The Importance Of Being Sleek
by Stephen Manes, Forbes
Computer makers want you to forget about dull beige boxes. The hype is moving to flashier, integrated units with built-in color LCD screens.


Tuesday, October 1, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

Cameron Barrett: Dead-tree books is not the only form of media that makes a person an author.

I think I've been dabbling in Perl for too long... Now, whenever I want to type a variable name in C, I have to fight this urge to start with a dollar sigh.


Analysts See Dell Making More Market Share Gains
by Reuters
Dell Computer Corp. has used market share gains to stave off the technology spending downturn that has driven some competitors to losses, and analysts said they expect that push to continue as the company expands.

Athlon XP Running Out Of Steam?
by Ken Popovich, eWeek
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. on Tuesday announced two faster Athlon processors, but said the chips won't be available until late November, fueling speculation that the early unveiling was spurred by growing pressure from rival Intel Corp., which is set to release a 3GHz Pentium 4 in the coming weeks.

Dell Drops Prices On Flat Panels
by John G. Spooner, CNET
Dell Computer is aiming to catch the eye of consumers and businesses with a new, lower priced 17-inch flat-panel display.

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