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Gadgets We Love: iPod
by Dennis Kneale, Forbes
Like drivers of vintage Corvettes who stop at the same traffic light and give each other a smug thumbs-up, iPod users on the New York subway eye one another approvingly, spotting the distinctive white and tangle-prone earphones that mark another member of the club. Our faces share the same beatific look, as we get lost in sound, gleefully embracing technology that actually delivers.

A Look At Mac OS X 10.3 'Panther'
by Inside Mac Games
Panther is by far the best version of Mac OS X ever released. It's solid, it's fast, and it's smart; you'd have to be crazy not to upgrade.


County Leaders Seek To Create Laptop Computer Initiative For Area's Schools
by Erik Arvidson, North Adams Transcript
At a time when the Berkshires are attracting apple pickers galore, local civic and educational leaders have their sights set on a different kind of Apple: a $1,100 laptop that could help local students reach their full potential.

Panther Events Kick-Off In New York
by David Schloss, MacCentral

Palo Alto Apple Store Launches Panther
by David Read, MacCentral

Dropped iPod Bounces Back
by Macworld UK
Apple's market-leading iPod MP3 player offers another hidden feature — robustness — but Macworld doesn't advise readers to test this out.

Scientific Computing: Apple's Next Big Leap?
by Robert McMillan, IDG News Service
"Really, for the first time in this industry, you have a computer that can do all the scientific applications, and you can run Microsoft Office."

Apple's 'Panther' Set To Prowl
by Ina Fried, CNET
Microsoft's next version of Windows is not expected for a couple years, but Apple Computer's latest operating system arrives Friday night—the company's fourth OS release in less than four years.

Apple To Open New Retail Stores November 1
by MacMinute
The stores are located at The Village at Corte Madera in Corte Madera, California, and the Promenade Shopping Center in Marlton, New Jersey.

Apple Releases New iPod Software For Panther
by MacMinute
Apple has released iPod Software 1.3.1, which improves compatibility between Mac OS X 10.3 Panther and iPods without dock connectors.

Sun Co-Founder, Bill Joy, Says Apple OS Superior To Microsoft Windows — Derides Windows For Poor Architecture
by Architosh

Panther Unleashed Into The Wild
by MacMinute


User, Music Universe Expanding For iTunes
by Glenn Fleishman, Seattle Times

Apple Knowledge Navigator Revisited
by Jon Udell
Apple's vision, in any case, was and is spot on. I wonder how much closer to reality it will be in another fifteen years.

Tales From The Night Of Panther
by Derrick Story, O'Reilly Network


Young On The Nose
by David Shaw, Los Angeles Times
Restaurants are ceremoniously pairing drinks (vintage juice, flavored milk) with kids' meals.

Ten Things I Dig About Xcode
by James Duncan Davidson, O'Reilly Network
In the short amount of time that I've played with Xcode so far, these are the things that I've found myself really digging about it.

Creating Easy-To-Deploy Unix Applications For OS X
by Mark Roseman, O'Reilly Network
With OS X's Unix foundations came the promise of access to thousands of Unix applications for Mac users. But if those applications are hard to install, configure, and use, everyone loses.

Troubleshooting Mac OS X 10.3: Palm Confirms That Desktop Software 4.1 Problem; Default Folder X Workarounds
by MacFixIt


Saturday, October 25, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

INTRODUCING my daughter: Jiayi Stefanie Leong.

She's one today.

TABLETS IN THE CLASSROOM : No Apple laptops for every student here in Singapore, but there is a new initiative with Microsoft supplying tablet PCs.


Microsoft Results Could Show Weakness In License Plans
by Joris Evers, IDG News Service
Financial analysts express concern that Microsoft's installed base is rejecting its software subscription plan.

Microsoft, SuSE Linux Unwrap Messaging Servers
by Joris Evers and Ed Scannell, InfoWorld
With cost pressures at the front of enterprise customers' minds, Microsoft and SuSE Linux have aimed their new messaging servers at aiding the corporate bottom line.

AOL Closes A Windows Service
by Robert Lemos, CNET
America Online's gated Internet community may just have gotten a bit more secure.

Hand-Size Windows PCs WIthin Your Grasp
by Michael Kanellos, CNET
Start-up Antelope Technologies plans to release next month a Windows XP computer that fits into a person's hand.

Microsoft Gets Deeper Into Gizmos
by David Becker, CNET
Microsoft's roadmap to the future includes side trips into casino gambling and sewing-machine design.

Flea Bugs Windows Users
by John Leyden, The Register
A new virus called Flea is on the loose. The Visual Basic Script worm disguises itself as the 'signature file' in HTML-formatted mail.

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