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Tuesday, June 24, 2003

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Apple Steps Into The Future With Panther And G5
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
"We're not in a space where we are still finishing things we wanted to do with Mac OS X; Jaguar was that and we are beyond that now."

Apple & User Centricity. A Fan Letter.
by Steve Mallett, O'Reilly Network
Everything I saw this morning made me reel in the fact that Apple really, truely gets it and delivers.

Apple Benchmarketing Raises Questions
by Mark Hachman, ExtremeTech
It appears that Apple requested an optimized compiler to be used with its processors, while forcing the Intel processors to use a generic alternative.


Hello, iPod. Goodbye, MD
by Gizmodo
Sony really dropped the ball.

Power Mac G4s And G5s Compared
by David Read, MacCentral

Power Mac G4 Prices, Configs Slashed After G5 Intro
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Users interested in one of Apple's G4-based pro desktop systems will find their choices more limited than before, although bargain hunters may find some deals.

Aladdin Offers Ten For X Vol. 2
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral

Apple Takes A Bite Out Of Video IM
by Christopher Saunders, Instant Messaging
Jobs hopes to encourage the spread of video chat by integrating it into instant messaging.

Apple Plan To Roll Out Net Music In Europe Delayed
by Charles Arthur, Independent
Attempts by Apple to launch a European version of its online Music Store has been held up until next year by disputes between record companies and their artists over licensing.

Apple Steps Up Speed
by Benny Evangelista, San Francisco Chronicle

Apple Hits A High, But Fails To Convince Big Investors
by K. C. Swanson,
Shares of Apple hit a one-year high in intraday trading Monday, propelled by enthusiastic chatter about a new powered-up chip for its high-end computers and a promising venture into the online music business. But though Mac lovers may see reason to applaud, heavy hitters in the fund world aren't exactly jumping out of their seats.

EverQuest Mac Edition Now Available
by MacMinute
EverQuest is a real-time 3D massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

The MacHax Best Hack Contest 2003
by Adam C. Engst, TidBITS
The touchstone for the MacHack developers conference has long been the annual MacHax Group's Best Hack Contest, in which numerous Macintosh developers of all skill levels show off their programming talents and learn new skills, all while having some fun and entertaining their friends.

Apple Announces Chip Deal And Other Moves To Lift PC's
by John Markoff, New York Times
Steve Jobs unveiled a new alliance with IBM today in a bid to stay innovative and independent in a computing world dominated by Microsoft and Intel.

Apple Unleashes Panther
by Ina Fried, CNET
With its new Panther operating system, Apple is once again asking Mac users to pay to adopt a new cat.

Oracle Bringing Database Software To Mac OS X
by MacMinute
Oracle today announced plans to issue a production release of its next generation database technology on Mac OS X, citing high demand for its Database Developer Release.

Wolfram Announces Mathematica 5
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
Mathematica 5 boasts over 100 new algorithms for symbolic and numerical computation.

Mac Enthusiasts React To WWDC News
by David Schloss, MacCentral
Macintosh users are an easily excitable bunch.


3 Months Ago: Apple Switch
by John C. Dvorak, PC Magazine
Apple will switch to Intel processors within the next 12 to 18 months.

Linux: Cheap, Reliable, But Fast?
by Scott Rosenberg, Salon
What I find interesting — and what Boutin doesn't really acknowledge or deal with in his article — is how effecitvely Apple has rekindled developers' interest.

Thrills At The Mall Of America's Apple Store
by Julio Ojeda-Zapata, Pioneer Press
If Apple has raised the bar for OS X's hardware requirement above my iMac, I'll be bummed.

Flipping The Switch
by Paul Boutin, Slate
Linux's new popularity may hurt Apple more than Microsoft.


My Life And The Big Screen
by Bangkok Post
The 17-inch PowerBook G4 is a bit heavier, but you do get more computer for your trouble.

The Power Mac G5 Value Equation
by Dan Knight, Low End Mac
Apple has definitely turned things on their head with the Power Mac G5 when the dual 2.0 GHz machine offers 2.5x the sheer power of the 1.6 GHz model at just 50% more money.


Tuesday, June 24, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

AN APPLE A DAY : MusicOnMac — the site for artists.

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