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Wednesday, October 30, 2002

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How Apple Is Expanding Its Universe
by Charles Haddad, BusinessWeek
It's making its own technology easier for other to adopt, and it's even incorporating features it hasn't invented.

Can Open Source Compete With Microsoft?
by Paul Festa, ZDNet
If the parallels between RealNetworks and Netscape Communications were once suggestive, they became flagrant Tuesday as the struggling streaming-media company followed the defanged browser pioneer in releasing its source code to the world.


Mac Game Makers Speak Out On Demos
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
To find out why Mac game demos are so few and far between, MacCentral sought comments from leading commercial publishers of Mac games.

Apple Doc Offer Details On CSS Bugs In IE
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
A new technical paper posted to Apple's developer site outlines some of the problems Mac users of Microsoft Internet Explorer encounter with Web sites that utilize Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). The documentation is written to help Web developers better understand what's happening and how to work around the issues.

Activist's Archive Preserves A Vision Of California's Coast
by Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News
Some people go to the beach and come back with a snapshot. Ken Adelman has come back with 7,000 of them. And he isn't finished yet.


Battle Of The Online Stores: Apple Vs. Dell
by Cathleen Santosus, EcommerceTimes
The Apple Store provides a better product search engine, including product illustrations with its results, but Dell's search engine outperforms Apple's for queries seeking service-related information.


Flat Scream
by Wes Stewart, United Press
We've been looking at the displays at local electronic stores and have made a discovery. The LCD screens are harder to read than traditional CRTs.


Wednesday, October 30, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

LESSONS FROM STEVE JOBS : Always back up all your data when installing new software, even for innocent-looking software like MP3 players.

Always upgrade to the latest firmware before installing new software, even though all the hardware and software come from the same company.

Always read the full instructions, and make sure you understand — and perform — every single line. Ignore that shiny new computer that is supposed to do all that repetive and boring chores for you.

Hey, wait a minute. Someone can really make some money starting a new company to make a computer for the rest of us who believe things should just work.


Workstation Makers Switch Off Intel Tool
by Michael kanellos, CNET
Intel's hyperthreading, a performance-enhancing technology that lets one chip act something like two, has been available on workstations since April. But so far it's mostly been taking a nap.

Is Intel's Gain AMD's Pain?
by Michael Kanellos, CNET
Intel took a substantial amount of market share from rival Advanced Micro Devices during the third quarter, but analysts say AMD will likely bounce back as chip inventories return to normal.

Goliath Crushes David
by Farhad Manjoo, Salon
Even as it was fighting its antitrust battle with the feds, Microsoft was already on to Round 2: Winning the streaming-media wars.

Thumbs-Up On Security For Windows 2000
by Robert Lemos, CNET
Windows 2000 has passed all required tests for a security certification accepted in 15 countries, Microsoft announced Tuesday. While software vulnerabilities may still occasionally bug the operating system, the Common Criteria certification attests that the key software components of Windows 2000 meet a specific level of security.

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