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Wednesday, December 4, 2002

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Apple Offers IP Over FireWire Preview Release
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Apple's Developer Connection (ADC) Web site is now offering an IP over FireWire Preview Release — technology that enables Macs and other devices to communicate using TCP/IP through FireWire instead of Ethernet or other common networking media.

Apple: It's All About The Brand
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
Ask marketers and advertising experts why Mac users are so loyal, and they all cite the same reason: Apple's brand.


Opera 'Should Be Default Mac Browser'
by Dominique Fidele, Macworld UK
Opera should be the default browser in all new Macs, Opera Software's chief executive officer Jon von Tetzchner revealed as the company releases Opera 6 for Mac Beta 3.

Out Of The Boutique, Into The Big Time
by Garry Barker, The Age
Where Xserve has gone into operation in Australia, corporate users have been impressed by performance and price but critical of documentation and what some of them call Apple's "retail" approach to corporate buyers.

For Mac Users, It Takes A Village
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
Consumer behaviorist Tom O'Guinn thinks the key to Apple's loyalty is the Mac community itself. Apple users are not loyal to Apple per se. They are loyal to Apple and to each other.

New S.J. School Gives Every Studnet A Laptop
by Maya Suryaraman, San Jose Mercury News
At San Jose's new Evergreen Valley High School, the idea of a computer lab is virtually obsolete.

Apple's Wireless LAN Problem
by Robyn Weisman, NewsFactor
Despite its striking industrial design, speed and versatility, the TiBook has an apparent Achilles' heel that has gained increasing attention of late. Its wireless LAN setup has been reported to be very limited in comparison with other notebook computers.

Apple Connects With New Bay Street Store
by East Bay Business Journals, David Goll
"We want to grow our market share, pure and simple."

High-Tech Jacket Developed In Vermont
A textile data strip allows buttons on the jacket's sleeve to communicate with a digital music player located in a compartment in the chest.

Usability Is Next To Profitability
by Jane Black, BusinessWeek
Software companies have finally grasped the value of easy-to-fathom programs, and they're pouring resources into the task.

New OS Creating Macintosh Converts
by Deni Connor, Network World
Unix-based Mac OS X 10.2 offers network executives more familiar administrative tools. Releases Mozilla 1.2.1 Mac OS, OS X Browser
by The Mac Observer


Macworld Readers Divided Over Digital Hub
by Dominique Fidele, Macworld UK
Just over half of Macworld Online readers think Apple's focus on the digital hub alienates professional users — 56 per cent replied: "No, it forgets pro users."

An Interview With Tim O'Reilly
by Jennifer Buckendroff, O'Reilly Network
We set the tape rolling—yes, we still use tape—and from iPod to Web services to O'Reilly's upcoming Emerging Technology Conference, here's what Tim's thinking about as of late.


Apple Laptops And OS X - How Much Power Do You Need?
by Charles Moore, macOPINION

iApp Power Play
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network
You probably didn't realize this because Apple's marketing focus to consumers is simplicity, not integrated environments. But there's certainly more to the iApps than initially meets the eye.


Wednesday, December 4, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

FREE MUSIC : Finnish taxi drivers will have to pay royalties just to switch on the radio. Are things adding up to the creation of an "Open Source" music movement?


Judge Explores Sun Challenge Of Microsoft
by Reuters
A federal judge hearing Sun Microsystems' private antitrust suit against Microsoft said today that forcing Microsoft to carry Sun's Java software in the Windows operating system could be an attractive remedy.

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