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Monday, November 4, 2002

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New Stores Make Fast Mac Friends
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
Crowds always line up at Apple Store grand openings — including a contingent of Macintosh fans who travel cross-country to attend every one so they can bond with like minds.


.Mac Woes Continue With Account Deactivations
by MacNN
Apple continues to struggle with its .Mac subscription services as dozens of readers report temporary, but inconsistent outages over the weekend, quadruple billing for a single .Mac subscription and unexpected account deactivations for paid account holders as of November 1st.

Apple To Open Edison And King Of Prussia Stores Saturday
by MacMinute
Apple will open its two newest retail stores in Edison, New Jersey and King of Prussia, Pennsylvania on November 9, according to the company's retail page.

Family Tragedy Puts Bare Feats Site On Hiatus
by MacMinute
A recent death in the site administrator's immediate family has, understandably, resulted in the stellar Web site closing down for a period of time.

Fink Named Sourceforge Project Of The Month
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
The Fink project purports to "bring the full world of Unix Open Source software to Darwin and Mac OS X." Folks involved with the Fink project modify Unix software to compile and run on Mac OS X and make it available for distribution.

Library Boost For Opera 6
by Macworld UK
Opera Software has unveiled its speed-enhanced Opera 6 for Mac Beta 2, offering shared library support.

Impressons On Laptops: A Great Tool For Schools
by Tess Nachelewicz, Press Herald
Now that the state's 17,000 seventh-graders actually have the laptops in their hands, educators are seeing another benefit: Students seem more eager to learn.

All Aboard! (But No PCs Allowed)
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
Most weekends, multimillionaire tech executive Doug Humphrey takes to the seas in his ex-British Royal Navy patrol ship. As a security measure, the only computers he uses — or allows — on board are Macs.


New Laptop Crop For Apple?
by Matthew Rothenberg, ExtremeTech
The evergreen Mac grapevine is flowing again, as Apple-centric sites and discussion boards across the Web sound off on rumors of new laptops on tap for this week.

Why Don't All Macs Come With RAID?
by Robert Crane, Low End Mac
Redundancy can sell more machines, especially if Apple advertises the fact.


My Big Fat Wedding DVD: Latest Software Converts Wedding Video To DVD
by Benny Evangelista, San Francisco Chronicle
Both iMovie and iDVD were easy to use but not close to being automatic.

HP's Color-Laser Printer Offers Divine Indulgence
by Simson L. Garfinkel, Seattle Times
The installer didn't work for the network-based printer, but I was able to manually add it using Apple's Print Center utility. Once added, all my Mac could do was print.


Monday, November 4, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE Thanks to the wonderful creative work of Disney, now whenever I hear a certain piece of music, I immediately think of Donald Duck.


Microsoft Shares Jump On Settlement Nod
by Reuters
Shares of Microsoft surged Monday as investors grabbed shares after the company won a settlement of U.S. antitrust charges that avoided tough remedies demanded by nine states.

Microsoft Ruling May Blunt Other Cases
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
Friday's antitrust ruling may give Microsoft powerful ammunition to defend against more than 60 private lawsuits pending against the software giant, legal experts say.

How Did Microsoft End Up Policing Microsoft?
by Andrew Orlowski, The Register
I want to be a Judge. No, seriously — it's a Judge's life for me. Any other job now looks simply like too much hard work.

Many Consumers Discount Ruling
by P.J. Huffstutter and David Colker, Los Angeles Times
The antitrust battle has failed to resonate for computer users as they have seen innovation, competition thriving in the industry.

Microsoft's New Set Of Hurdles
by Steve Lohr, New York Times
While Microsoft has squelched the competitive challenge posed by Internet browsing software, the "Internet threat" that so worried it in the 1990's is still alive and well, though in a very different form.

New Outlook To Give Spammers The Boot
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
Microsoft is taking spam fighting more seriously in the next version of its widely used Outlook e-mail and contact-management software.

MS Job Ad Seeks Evangelist To 'Demolish Competition'
by John Lettice, The Register
The kind and gentle convicted monopolist is now seeking a Developer Evangelist who can: "Demolish competition by knowing everything they do and thwarting their every move in the relevant spaces."

MS Rivals Vow More Battles
by Wired News
Microsoft's rivals said they would seek tighter limits on the world's largest software company after a federal judge approved most of its antitrust settlement with the Justice Department.

Dell Selling PCs At Costco
by Michael Kanellos, CNET
PC giant Dell has been expanding its sales by appearing on shopping channels and at kiosks in malls—and now it's going to the discount chains.

Microsoft Looks To European Resolution
by Joe Wilcox, CNET
Microsoft hopes to use its Friday antitrust victory as a starting point for resolving legal troubles in Europe.

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