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Monday, December 9, 2002


Microsoft Releases Query X
by MacMinute
Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit today released Query X, software for Mac OS X that uses Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) to allow users to import data from databases into Excel X.

Macworld Expo Tokyo Cancellation Disappoints Users
by Kuriko Miyake, Digit
Many of Japanís ardent Mac users have been online expressing their disappointment with the cancellation of Macworld Expo Tokyo 2003.

Siglap Set To Revive Its Glory Days In Art
by Straits Times
The secondary school, known as an art powerhouse in the 1970s and 1980s, will be the art centre for schools in the east zone.


Rants & Raves: Worshipping At The Altar Of Mac
by Dan Snodgrass and Steve E.M. Ployment, Wired News
I can assure you that the term "cult" is misapplied, both in this article and throughout the tech media.

Mac Or Windows?
by Jonathan Gennick, O'Reilly Network
On the one hand, I'm very annoyed with Microsoft right now. On the other hand, the Windows/Intel platform is the clear winner when I look at performance-for-the-buck, and also in terms of knowing that I'll be able to buy the software and hardware that I need two and three years down the road.


The 18th Annual Editors' Choice Awards
by Macworld
If 2001 was the year that Mac OS X finally arrived, full blown, on the scene, then 2002 was the year that the people who make Mac hardware and software accepted OS X as their own.

Month With A Mac: Can The Mac Replace My PC?
by Adam Scheinberg,
Doing the job best has to be proportionate to the value, and Mac's hefty price tag along with some of the (admittedly trivial) pet peevish annoyances along with an untraditional layout left me PC hungry.

Firing Up Jaguar On Older Macs
by David Frith, The Australian

Crisp Apple Displays Not For Faint Of Wallet
by Jim Coates, Chicago Tribune
As the proud owner of a $999 17-inch Apple Cinema Display, I can tell you that it is, indeed, awesome in delivering full-color digital displays that are crisp, solid, unwavering, unflickering and unusually delightful to behold. It's also almost unbearably expensive.


Monday, December 9, 2002
by Heng-Cheong Leong

I'M SINGIN' IN THE RAIN : Unless Hollywood can get the technology to even encrypt the bits between the speakers and my brain, or embed a broadcast flag in my ears, all these digital rights stuff is not going to defeat priacy one bit.

CANNOT SEND EMAIL MORE THAN 500 MILES : Er.. Eamil really doesn't work that way... or does it?

BROWSER WAR : Connect 4.

WATCH ME GROW MY BEARD is up to Day 52.

Next up: watch me grow my fingernails.


Microsoft Brings Visual Studio To Office 11
by Ed Scannell, InfoWorld
Microsoft on Monday announced a new set of tools that will allow programmers to use the company's Visual Studio .Net to build customized solutions around Word and Excel documents.

HP, Microsoft Reaffirm .Net Ties
by Martin LaMonica, CNET
Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft on Monday tightened their partnership to promote the latter's .Net software initiative.

Why You'll Own A Media Center PC Someday
by David Coursey, ZDNet
We used to call this convergence. I am not sure what to call it today except the natural process of PC evolution.

Replay It Again, Sam
by Farhad Manjoo, Salon
Personal video recorders already have Hollywood running scared. Now Microsoft is pushing a new computer that will make trading TV shows as easy as using ... Napster.

In Software, Still Testy After All These Years
by Steve Lohr, New York Times
This time, IBM and Microsoft are the leading rivals in the unfolding era of networked computing.

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