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Thursday, December 5, 2002

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Sign Of A Rotted Clime
by Charles Wright, Los Angeles Times
Like a growing number of people, Bishop — an engineer turned business consultant — is tired of buying software and hardware that doesn't live up to the marketing blurb.

Will Apple Be Expelled From School?
by David Zeiler, Baltimore Sun
Survey confirms longtime slide among districts; While some remain loyal, price holds greatest sway over budget-conscious administrators and boards.


Some Resellers Stop Selling eMacs Due To Display Issue
by MacFixIt

InDesign Updated
by Macworld UK
The update addresses issues identified in InDesign 2.0.1. These include an incompatibility which caused InDesign to quit when launching on Mac OS X when AutoProtect is enabled in Norton AntiVirus.

Adobe Celebrates And Contemplates
by Jon Frott, San Jose Mercury News
Dreamer geniuses founded Adobe Systems, but the company runs on reality now.

Worshipping At The Altar Of Mac
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
The Mac community is like a new-age religion, one expert argues, but is it truly a cult?

Macworld Expo Tokyo Cancelled
by MacUser
The Macworld Conference and Expo planned for Tokyo this coming March has been cancelled after Apple backed out of its plans to exhibit and a number of other major vendors followed suite.

Intuit Talks QuickBooks 5 For Mac
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
The Mac development team recently gave MacCentral a look at the company's short-term and long-range plans for the software.


The Technology Beneath The Brand
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network
Sometimes companies cling too tightly to brand identity, and I think Apple falls prey to this.

Beyond MHz: It's The Whole System That Counts
by Evan Kleiman, Low End Mac
The truly fast computer has a balance of components, and while they're not necessarily the fastest individual components, they can work faster than a computer designed around a single very fast component.


Quicken 2003
by MacHome
Intuit's annual update adds new features but overlooks some old flaws.

Video Editing At Your Computer
by J.D. Biersdorfer, New York Times


Thursday, December 5, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

APPLE'S BRAND is all they've got? "I can't believe people considered 'experts' really think this way," says Evan Williams.

SAY THANKS TO YOUR BUSINESS PARNTERS, give an iPod. Just make sure you don't cross the line between bribes and gifts.

Or, how about 10% off a new iPod, courtesy of Dell?


Test Version Of .Net Server On Tap
by Joe Wilcox, ZDNet
Microsoft on Thursday is expected to issue the second release candidate for Windows .Net Server 2003, as the product slowly advances toward its scheduled April release date.

Microsoft Judge Renews Support For Sun Plan
by James Rowley, Bloomberg News
The federal judge overseeing private antitrust suits against Microsoft Corp. voiced more support Wednesday for Sun Microsystems Inc.'s request to force the world's largest software maker to include Sun's Java programming language in its Windows operating system software.

Microsoft Holds Monopoly, But Also Vision
by David Kirkpatrick, Fortune
I predict it will eventually become some sort of regulated utility—its monopoly accepted as a necessary evil and the price we have to pay for widespread access to inexpensive computing.

Judge Eyes Shortcut In Sun Case Against Microsoft
by Peter Kaplan, Reuters
A federal judge on Wednesday suggested Sun Microsystems Inc. drop some demands and go directly to trial on whether to force software giant Microsoft Corp. to carry Sun's Java program.

Microsoft Vows More Cash For Xbox
by Reuters
Microsoft on Wednesday said it would pour more resources into its efforts to carve out a position in the $10 billion video game market rather than cutting its losses and exiting from the venture.

Microsoft: Linux On Desktops A Threat
by Reuters
Microsoft Chief Financial Officer John Connors said on Wednesday that the software giant's future growth would be hurt if the rival Linux operating system was to establish a foothold on desktop computers.

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