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Thursday, February 27, 2003


Turning The Desktop Into A Meeting Place
by Paul Boutin, New York Times
Spring replaces icons for software applications nad Web sites with representations of people, places, and things that can be connected.

Antioch Classrooms May Switch Over To PCs
by Rowena Coetsee, Contra Costa Times
To PC or not to PC? That is the question Antioch Unified School District trustees will consider tonight when they discuss a proposal to replace every one of the district's Apple Macintosh computers with Windows-based personal computers.

QuickTime Broadcaster Updated
by MacMinute


Whither Virtual PC?
by David Zeiler, Baltimore Sun
While no one outside Microsoft knows for sure what the company has in mind for Virtual PC, the weight of the evidence indicates it won't be deep-sixed anytime soon.

Hardware PC Versus Software PC
by Marc Zeedar, MacOPINION
My hope is that with Microsoft controlling both VPC and the OSes that run on it, the product will drop in price.


Jazz Speakers J9906
by Greg Gant, Inside Mac Games

Apple 20in Cinema Display
by Steve Caplin, MacUser
It's combination of high specification and aggressive pricing is set to win over designers in particular with an unbeatable setup.

Software Can Make Mousing Easier
by Al Fasoldt, Post-Standard
With USB Overdrive, you can assign operations to any of your buttons and to many combinations of keys and buttons.


Thursday, February 27, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

WE ALL GOOGLE : The question is, is google a new verb?

WINDOWS AT GENIUS BAR : I wonder if the geniuses at Apple's retail stores had customers bringing in Windows machines before.

"Your QuickTime Player for Windows doesn't work with my Windows XP."

HERMAN GOERING AT THE NUREMBERG TRIALS : "Why, of course, the people don't want war," Goering shrugged. "Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece. Naturally, the common people don't want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship."

"There is one difference," [Gustave Gilbert] pointed out. "In a democracy the people have some say in the matter through their elected representatives, and in the United States only Congress can declare wars."

"Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."


Taiwan Forces MS To Slash Prices
by Reuters
Microsoft will cut software prices in Taiwan by 26.7 percent to settle an investigation into unfair trade practices, the island's competition watchdog said Thursday.

Rivals Chip Away At Microsoft's Dominance
by Byron Acohido, USA Today
For the first time in nearly a decade, Microsoft faces genuine competition for the heart of its monopoly: its Windows operating system and Office software, now on more than 90% of PCs.

Microsoft Open Source Plot Exposed
by Nicholas Petreley, LinuxWorld
The most powerful voice in open source's corner? Microsoft, of course.

Microsoft Tunes P2P For Windows
by Martin LaMonica, CNET
The software giant on Wednesday unveiled a beta, or testing version, of the Windows XP Peer-to-Peer Software Development Kit. The programming tools are designed to let software providers or corporate developers more easily build peer-to-peer applications on top of Windows XP.

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