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Monday, January 20, 2003

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Apple Shows Real Substance Behind The Pretty Case
by Lee Gomes, Wall Street Journal
Who does Steve Jobs think he is, making the world of PCs interesting again?


Safari Tops 1 Million Downloads
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
Apple on Monday announced that its new Internet Web browser Safari has been downloaded more than 1 million times. Safari has been available as a public beta since it was introduced at Macworld Conference and Expo earlier this month.

Apple Enthusiasts Get All Wrapped Up In iPod
by Francine Brevetti, San Mateo County Times
MP3 player spawns robust harvest of accessories.

Apple's New Video Editor Designed For Business Use
by Charles Bermant, Seattle Times
With the new Final Cut Express, Apple is seeking to increase its presence in the video-editing market and offer professional capabilities to a wider user base.

Laptops Project To Boost Learning For Malcolm X Academy Students
by Mike Wendland, Detroit Free Press
"Technology lets every student have a seat in the front row."

O'Reilly Releases "Learning Unix For Mac OS X, Second Edition"
by MacMinute


Computers Are Taking Over The World
by Patrick Richardson, Miami News-Record
It's fast, sleek and sexy. Only one problem. Stupid thing doesn't work right.

Meet Apple's Rendezvous — No Pain Networking
by David Coursey, ZDNet
It will be possible to bring home a new device—perhaps a video recorder or even new speakers—plug it in and start using it with no setup required. That's the world I'm really looking forward to.


MacPower 60
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
The MaxPower 60 and its siblings are designed for those who must operate a laptop away from normal power sources for extended periods of time.

Connected Clothing For The Networked World
by Walter S. Mossberg, Wall Street Journal
Before you stuff one more gadget into your pocket, you might consider trying one of these garments. Some of them border on the geeky, but they also might make using your gadgets more convenient and comfortable.


Monday, January 20, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

THE BROWSER WAR : The competition is not, I feel, between Safari and Internet Explorer and Mozilla.

Rendering of HTML data is a service provided by the operating system, something that Microsoft correctly supported in Windows, and something that Apple is now working on.

The competition, instead, will be the quality of such a service offered by the different operating systems: the completness and the usefulness of the APIs. The measurement indicator will be the number of innovative applications that arises from the availability of such an API from the operating system.

The result, so far, is a big fat zero (correct me if I'm wrong) on the Windows front. Apple do have some catching up to do, but the bar is not high at all.

THE SPELLING WAR : Echoing what David Coursey said... I once worked in a project with the code name Rendezvous. Nobody can spell the word correctly.


Gates Upbeat About Technology's Future
by Paul Krill, Computerworld

Microsoft Sizes Up The Penguin
by Phil Hochmuth, Computerworld
A sign that the IT industry has taken notice of Linux is that for the second year in a row the world's biggest software firm (and Linux antagonist) will have a booth at LinuxWorld.

As Linux Nips At Microsoft, Its Advocates Talk Numbers
by Steve Lohr, New York Times
The evidence is now overwhelming that Linux, once a symbol of software's counterculture, has become a mainstream technology.

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