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Thursday, November 13, 2003

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Windows Vs Apple
by Nigel Kendall, The Times
Microsoft and Apple have new operating systems. We put them head to head.


Two Promos Offered For Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro
by MacMinute
Now through February 28, 2004, you can buy any Mac and save US$300 when you purchase Final Cut Pro 4 and DVD Studio Pro 2 at the same time. Or you can save $150 if you purchase Final Cut Pro 4 and DVD Studio Pro 2 without a Mac.

Your Mac Life Coming To Atlanta Apple Store
by Dennis Sellers, MacCentral
Your Mac Life, the Internet show about all things Mac, will do a live broadcast in from the Apple Retail Store in the Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta, Ga. on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. It's the first in a series of live shows to be presented in Apple retail stores around the U.S.

X For Teachers Participants Get Final Cut Express Deal
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Apple has e-mailed educators who participated in this past year's X for Teachers program information about a special deal on Final Cut Express. For a limited time, those educators can score the digital video editing software for a $200 savings off the regular price for educators.

BBEdit Adds SFTP Support, Rendezvous, More
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
The new version of BBEdit gains support for SFTP, adds FTP and SFTP server discovery through Rendezvous and a new "Preview in BBEdit" live HTML rendering feature.

Apple Reports Panther-Specific Java 1.4.1 Update
by MacNN
Apple has posted a new Panther-specific Java 1.4.1 update after pulling the previous version due to compatibility issues with other software.

Thinking Smaller
by John Morgan, Hartford Courant
Prompted by yet another round of miniaturization, computer makers finally seem willing to rethink what PCs can look like. The result could be a revolution not just in style but in convenience.

Apple Dealers Sound Off About DJs
by Byron Connolly, CRN
Apple dealers are frustrated by the vendor's decision to sell its products at David Jones stores, but believe their 'specialist knowledge' will give them the upper hand when competing with the mass market retailer.

iTMS Sales Pose New Problem For Billboard Charts
by MacMinute
Rising sales of digital tracks through music services such as the iTunes Music Store are raising questions about how such transactions should be measured on the Billboard charts.

iPod Now Available Through UK Virgin Megastores
by MacMinute
"We're thrilled to be working with Virgin Retail to bring the iPod to even more customers."

'Panther' Sparks Software, Hardware Updates
by Daniel Drew Turner, eWeek
Apple's delivery of "Panther" has prompted a wave of third-party updates. New releases range from interface enhancers to major enterprise-level databases.


The Reality Of Bugs
by Dave Hyatt
People are constantly shocked and amazed that their pet bug hasn't been fixed in subsequent releases (e.g., in Mozilla or Safari), but those people simply don't understand how many hundreds of thousands of bugs their particular problem is competing with.

The School Daze Ahead
by Vern Seward, Mac Observer
Wouldn't it be nice if Apple did for laptops as it did for institutional desktops and continue to make G3 iBooks exclusively for the education market and price them accordingly?

What I'd Like To See Addeed To The iTunes Music Store
by Chuck Toporek, O'Reilly Network
So here goes...

Enjoyed The Music Apetizer? Try The OS Main Course
by Stephen Van Esch, Low End Mac
Cue the ad, please: Your life with iTunes and iPod is good, why not make it great with a new Mac?


Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
by Greg Turner, Inside Mac Games
Each provides wonderful additions to the title before it, and THPS 4 sets a new standard for interactive environment.

Neverwinter Nights
by Bill Stiteler, Applelinks
It's rich, detailed, great story, finely-tuned.

by Chris Seibold,
NNW is extremely useful, easy to use and simple to set up, all in all a great way to add functionality to your Mac.

The "Little" Changes In Panther: Which Ones Were Worth It?
by Ted Landau, MacFixIt
As I went down the list of small things that had changed in Panther, I found myself repeatedly asking: "Was this change worth it?" That is, did the change improve the OS enough to justify the headache of having to revise my book? Happily, the answer was most often yes. But there were some resounding no votes as well. Here's a sampler of these smaller changes in Panther — and my vote as to whether or not the change was worth making.

Power Mac Dual G5: First Glance
by Chris Barylick, MacGamer
Apple has made one of the finest machines in the company's history and from a gaming perspective, the G5 almost never falters.

TV's New Appeal
by Garry Barker, Sydney Morning Herald
EyeTV is a digital video recorder that allows you to not only watch TV on your Macintosh but to record the program, play it back and even burn it to a video CD for later contemplation and possible enjoyment.


Thursday, November 13, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

COOLEST INVENTION OF THE YEAR : Get your Advanced Frozen Pea Technology. (via CARS)

RUMORS DU JOUR : Not only will Apple be unveiling new iMac in a cube, but there will be faster Power Mac G5s too.

Oh, and Xcode 1.1 is coming soon too.


Don't Make Fred's Mistake: Protect PC From 'Meanies'
by Mike Himowitz, Baltimore Sun
I thought I'd seen just about every kind of nasty Web infection known to man, but until a friend called a couple of weeks ago, desperate for help, I'd never seen them all on one computer. It was a frightening experience.

Asian First-Timers Prefer Linux To WIndows
by Andrew Orlowski, The Register

Microsoft: 'We Should Learn From Open Source'
by Jo Best,
Microsoft has a soft spot for Linux, but it believes that recent developments in the open-source community have killed the free software model.

CERT Warns About New Microsoft Vulnerability
by Paul Roberts, IDG News Service
The buffer overrun vulnerability in the Workstation Service, a Windows component, is well-suited to exploitation by an Internet worm and would allow malicious hackers to remotely attack and compromise vulnerable systems, CERT said.

Microsoft, EU Square Off Behind Closed Doors
by Reuters
Microsoft responded to European Commission charges of market abuse Wednesday in a hearing in which a lawyer said its chief executive will be shown dismissing "monopoly" as a game he plays with his kids.

Microsoft Aims To Simplify Database Management
by Martin LaMonica, CNET
Microsoft on Wednesday introduced tools to ease database administration for both the current and forthcoming edition of its SQL Server database.

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