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Friday, November 1, 2002

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Stores Offer A Chance To Polish The Apple
by David Sheets, St Louis Post-Depatch
"I now know what I want to be when I grow up. I want to be a Mac genius."

Japan's Growing Mac 'Mod' Squad
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
Mac owners in Japan love to modify their Macs, from painting the lids of laptops to replacing the entire shell with custom-made transparent plastic.


'Modders' Can't Leave Macs Alone
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
Tinkering with computer hardware is an old hobby popular with PC owners. Still, some Apple users can't help but get into the act.

Dell Will Not Sell iPods In UK
by Simon Aughton, MacUser

Online, The Dead Do Tell Tales
by Glen Helfand, Wired News
Morticians can thank the popularity of HBO's Six Feet Under for giving their industry a quirky TV profile, but consumer technology is also redefining the once-staid business by adding a whole new "product" line — the digital memorial.


The Point Not Taken
by Timothy R. Butler, Open For Business
No matter how often it has been said, it seems that many GNU/Linux and Macintosh users refuse to see the obvious.


It's Everything I Need And More
by Bernard Quinn, Low End Mac
My iBook does everything I need it to and more. It looks great, and I'm having fun using a computer for the first time in years.

Norton Antivirus 8.0: Stalwart Virus-Protection Suite Comes To Mac OS X
by Stephan Somogyi, Macworld
With the exception of PC virus detection, Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 8.0.2 provides the tools necessary to keep your Mac free of viruses. The responsibility for updating your virus definitions, however, remains with you.


Friday, November 1, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

WHERE RUMORS COME FROM : John K Fisher speculates on Slashdot why Apple is putting out a document listing CSS bugs in Microsoft's Internet Explorer...

When you're trying to convince MS users that they can use Mac versions of programs they are used to, why point out serious flaws in one of the biggies? Unless, of course, you have something better you're planning to push...

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HAPPY NEWS : Hey, what do you know, the RSS feed of MyAppleMenu validates as RSS over at Mark and Sam's validator.


Tablet PCs: Still A Work In Progress
by Charles Cooper, ZDNet
The encouraging news is that the designers are going in the right direction.

Gates' Pen Vs. The Keyboard?
by Jay Greene, BusinessWeek
After many trials and failures, Microsoft says it finally has tablet PC software that works. Here's the inside story.

Gates: "This Is Big. Don't Doubt Me."
by Patricia O'Connell, BusinessWeek
With Moses-like faith, he's bringing Tablet PCs to the people, and he's sure they'll extend "the magic of software".

Microsoft Renews Video Editing Push
by Reuters
Microsoft will add a video-editing feature to its Windows XP operating system with a new program that automates and simplifies home movie making, the world's largest software maker said on Friday.

Free Thinkers
by The Economist
Can free source-code stop Microsoft?

Namibia Wisely Spurns M$ 'Gift' In Favor Of Linux
by Thomas C Greene, The Register
Accepting the 'gift' would entail outlays of money in the range of fifteen times the value of the M$ Trojan horse.

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