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Friday, November 8, 2002

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MS 'Preparing .Net For X'
by Paul Krill, Macworld UK
It appears that Microsoft is preparing the ground to bring .Net to the Mac.

Hey Mac, Can You Burn A DVD?
by Paul Boutin, Wired News
Just because Apple is making a DVD burner available with its new high-end PowerBook doesn't mean you'll be able to make illegal copies of Hollywood movies.


SuperDrive Firmware Updated
by Macworld UK
Firmware Update 1.0 addresses an incompatibility with the recently introduced 4x DVD-R and 2x DVD-RW media, and the 2x SuperDrive in the Power Mac G4. These incompatibilities can damage the SuperDrive in extreme cases.

Mac EverQuest 'In Feb 2003'
by Jonny Evans, Macworld UK
Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) plans to ship its 3D multiplayer fantasy role-playing game EverQuest for Mac in February 2003.

Hoover Elementary Earns Grant For New Portable Computer Lab
by West Branch Times
Hoover Elementary earned a $25,000 grant, which will be used for a portable computer lab.


Just A Thought - Apple Targets My Wallet With iPod
by Vern Seward, The Mac Observer
Man! I really want an iPod!

Little Room For Improvement In New PowerBook, iBook
by Adam Robert Guha, Low End Mac
What Apple really needs to concentrate on is getting its act together when it comes to processors.


by Michael J. Martinez, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
These ten holiday gifts will put friends in tune and in the picture.

Dual-1.25GHz Power Mac G4: Top-Of-The-Line System Offers Impressive Performance — At A Premium Price
by Jonathan Seff, Macworld
If you simply must have the world's fastest Mac, do lots of video and graphics work, and can pony up the dough, this is the ultimate Mac.

Chimera Continues To Challenge IE On Mac OS X
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network
One of the most delightful projects to come out of the Mozilla effort is the Chimera browser.


Friday, November 8, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

OVERACHIEVER : Steve Jobs is not a genius, says Lisa DiCarlo in Forbes, about Pixar...

But he has a virtually untarnished track record for seeing around corners, for conceptualizing and capitalizing on market opportunities that just aren't apparent to others.

SNOWING IN WINDOWS LAND : From a slashdot reader...

Anyone else see the name on the DVD... next to the [Powerbook] on I sense a swipe at Windows XP.

(The codename for Windows XP was Whistler.)


Microsoft To Offer Peek At New Tools
by Mike Ricciuti, CNET
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates will offer a glimpse Friday of future versions of the companyís Visual Studio.Net development tools bundle.

Magazines Plan Tablet PC Editions
by Stefanie Olsen, ZDNet
Six major magazine publishers, including Forbes and the New Yorker, plan to don a new image for tablet PCs, creating digital facsimiles of their periodicals and pushing the fold on Web advertising.

States At Crossroads In Microsoft Case
by Jonathan Krim, Washington Post
To appeal, or just police the accord?

Jury Is Out On Tablet PCs
by Gary Krakow, MSNBC
Sure, it's cool — but is it really worth the price?

Microosft Calls 'Foul' On OS Vulnerability Data
by Paul Robert, IDG News Service
"There's no way to determine if the same issue is counted multiple times, or if erroneous vulnerabilities are being reported."

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