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Thursday, October 31, 2002

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Mac OS Among Least Prone To Attack
by Paul Roberts, InfoWorld
Macintosh, which is used on between 3 percent and 5 percent of the world's computers, was the target of only 31, or .05 percent, of all overt digital attacks through October 2002.

Mac Attack!
by Jacy L. Youn, Hawaii Business Magazine
Apple's efforts to lure new users means a business boom for Hawaii's Mac market.

Mouse Musings: Readers Weigh In On Whether Apple's One-Button Mouse Is Due For An Upgrade
by David Zeiler, Baltimore Sun
Many Mac users do have sound reasons for keeping their one-button mouse.


Apple's Mexico Operations See 25% Growth, New Distribution Channels Being Developed
by The Mac Observer
The article also says that the company expects to grow another 30% during the current fiscal year.

Apple Launches "Suiten The Deal" Promo
by MacMinute

Security Firm Says Mac OS Least Vulnerable To Attack, Windows Most Vulnerable
by Bryan Chaffin, The Mac Observer

Streaming Unlimited
by Seamus Phan, Network Computing Asia
Just what is FireWire and why is it so interesting?

GraphicConverter 4.5 Released
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral

Microsoft To Offer Free Fujifilm USB Drive With Office
by MacMinute
Consumers who purchase full and upgrade versions of Microsoft Office v. X will receive a free 128 MB Fujifilm USB Drive.

Mac O'Lanterns Light Up Halloween
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
For a pair of Mac fans, there's no one scarier than Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer. That's why they carved his portrait into a pumpkin, along with an amazing likeness of "Switch" star Ellen Feiss.

Apple Joins Guardian In The Newsroom
by Macworld UK
Apple UK's project -ñ called the Newsroom ñ- with the Guardian and Observer newspapers has been a huge success, Apple claims.

Students Get Chance To Promote Reading, Learn About Filmmaking
by Rachel Wilk, Miami Herald
The project gives students the chance to learn the skills that go into creating a movie, such as teamwork, time management, creative learning, and computer and business skills. Additionally, it gives students the chance to see what the process of making a movie is really like.

Apple Extends "X For Teachers" Program To Canada
by MacMinute
The program gives a free copy of Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar) to every K-12 teacher in Canada.

Apple Computer Opens First Area Outlet At Towson Mall
by Bob Allen, Towson Times
Judging by the dozen or so people browsing, trying out Mac systems and products or in deep discussions with one of the sales reps on a rainy day last week, the store's post-modern decor and attractive displays are achieving their intended effect.


Quartz Lament: 10.2 On The Low End
by David Parker, Low End Mac
The chance to start over and build a slick and fast OS has been missed.


WarCraft III
by Mark Satrlin, MacReview
Blizzard continues to push the envelope for strategy games while keeping game play balanced and fun.

Apple Xserve
by Sean Greathouse, Macworld
Server provides impressive processing power and smooth looks but lacks good RAID implementation.

Fall Technology Guide: Code Of Honor
by Peter Lewis, Fortune
Sure, the PC industry is in a slump—but innovation hasn't faded. In that spirit, we've harvested the season's brightest new goods.

When Headphones Measure Up To The Music
by Ian Austen, New York Times
Advances in lightweight headphones have taken the compromise out of listening to music on the go.


Thursday, October 31, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

HAPPY HALLOWEEN : "What would Halloween be without Jack O'Lanterns... with a Joy of Tech twist!


Microsoft Thinks Small
by Peter Galli and Carmen Nobel, eWeek
Microsoft Corp. is developing two new versions of its Windows CE operating system that will give smart devices greater storage capabilities and, as such, a more vital role in the enterprise as a portable data repository.

Microsoft Flags Three Security Holes
by Robert Lemos, CNET
Microsoft released three advisories late Wednesday that warned of security holes in its Web software, in Windows' virtual private networking features and in default settings of Windows 2000.

Microsoft Antitrust Decision Due Friday
by Declan McCullagh, CNET
A court ruling in the long-running Microsoft antitrust case will become public Friday afternoon.

Tablet PCs Wont' Come Cheap
by John G. Spooner, CNET
When a new crop of tablet PCs debuts next week, they aren't likely to be cheap.

HP Takes Merger Into A New Year
by Ian Fried, CNET
Friday marks a significant pivot point for Hewlett-Packard. As the company enters its first full fiscal year as a combined entity with Compaq Computer, the old HP is looking to tie up loose ends, and the new one is turning toward the future.

Intel To Appeal Itanium Injunction
by Michael Kanellos, ZDNet
A U.S. District Court judge issued an injunction Wednesday that bars Intel from making and selling its Itanium processor, but immediately suspended that order to allow the chipmaker to appeal the ruling.

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