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Saturday, November 2, 2002

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It Computes: Laptops Equal Better Learning
by David Atkin, Globe And Mail
Maine's idea was to provide every Grade 7 student in the state with a computer. Already it's making a difference, its proponents say.

Software Aims To Ease Mac Switch
by Ian Fried, CNET
Apple Computer has a new weapon in its campaign to woo PC users: a $59 piece of software that makes the switch to Macintosh easier.

Microsoft's Weblog Software
by Anil Dash
Lists in Team Servcies, in a word, are weblogs.


Store Hopes To Be Apple Of Consumers' Eye
by Dana Knight, Indianapolis Star
Apple wants to take a bite out of Indianapolis' PC-dominated computer market by flashing its products at the city's ritziest mall.

iMac, iPod Up For PC Magazine Technical Excellence Award
by MacMinute
The awards recognize "individuals and products that have advanced the state of technology and set new standards for technical innovation in 2002."


Thinking About Tim O'Reilly's iPhoto Album
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network
We have a new medium here, and its possibilities are very exciting.


Six Degrees: Innovative Software Watches Your Every Move And Help You Retrace Your Steps
by Jennifer Berger, Macworld
Unless you're perfectly organized all the time (and who is?), you can probably make good use of Six Degrees. It makes connections more as a human being does and less as a machine does.

Bunch Of Browsers Stand Up To Explorer
by Glenn Fleishman, Seattle Times
While none of these five blows IE out of the water, each has distinct features that might appeal to individual tastes.

Watch It, Record It, Burn It, Courtesy Of EyeTV
by Bob LeVitus, Houston Chronicle
If you like TV, you'll love EyeTV.


Saturday, November 2, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

INDUSTORIOUS CLOCK : A cool clock. Can I have one on my Mac?


For Microsoft, Ruling Will Sting But Not Really Hurt
by Steve Lohr, New York Times
More than four years later, little has changed. And there is little in yesterday's ruling on sanctions in the case by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly that will slow down the big software maker.

Money Talks, Microsoft Walks
by Scott Rosenberg, Salon
Yesterday and today, Microsoft has had the power. The court's decision means the company will have it tomorrow, too. If that's in the public interest, then I guess Microsoft 'R' Us.

Microsoft: Freedom To Dominate
by Dan Gillmor, San Jose Mercury News
Competition took a hit on Friday. So did the usefulness of antitrust law. And so did innovation, which is the worst loss of all.

Microsoft Tunes Windows Media Software
by Matt Berger, InfoWorld
Microsoft Friday will release a near-final version of its Windows Media Player 9 software and announce the availability of a new version of its digital home-movie-making application, which uses the latest Windows Media Video file format.

Will The Tablet PC Be A Write-Off?
by Sumner Lemon, InfoWorld
The only real quesiton that remains is whether Gates' prediction will come true, or if the Tablet PC will go down in history as another unsuccessful attempt by the Redmond-based software company to drag pen-based computing from its comfortable home in niche vertical markets.

The Microsoft Case: Is It Over?
by Declan McCullagh, CNET
Microsoft's five-year antitrust case may have reached its anticlimactic end.

Rivals Come Up Short In Decision
by Declan McCullagh, CNET
U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said Friday that she rejected harsh antitrust punishments for Microsoft because they would unfairly benefit its competitors.

Judge OKs Most Of Microsoft Settlement
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
A federal judge Friday largely accepted a proposed settlement in Microsoft's long-running antitrust case with the U.S. Justice Department.

Is Microsoft Losing Ground To Linux?
by Robert Lemos, CNET
Open-source software gave Microsoft a one-two punch this week, with the European Union and an African nonprofit educational organization showing preference for Linux systems.

The Tablet PC: It Rocks
by Michelle Delio, Wired News
Might as well pawn off the old PC now. Tablet PCs are coming and suddenly even the coolest little laptop looks so 20th century.

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