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Sunday, November 16, 2003

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Here Comes Apple
by Jake K, AlwaysOn
As the markets begin to understand the enormity and inevitability of Digital Media, it's clear that there will an unlikely beneficiary: Apple.


Tim Larkin: Composing Myst's Musical World
by Bija Gutoff, Apple
"With Apple technology, everything integrates so well."

School District Taps Into Laptop Technology
by Dolores Orman, Democrat And Chronicle
The Honeoye Falls-Lima school district is gearing up to launch in February a digital learning project that involves leasing laptop computers for middle school students to use in school and at home.


Discussion: Nonexistent Windows OS Superior To Panther
by Slashdot


Crazy Golf
by Kirk Hiner, Applelinks
At 12 holes, it's only a temporary fix, but it's better than another year of withdrawals.

Ultimate PC: One Piece At A Time, We Build 3 Dream Systems And Take Them For A Spin
by Heather Newman and Mike Wendland, Detroit Free Press
Suppose money was no object. Just what would you buy if you could equip your personal computer with the biggest and the best, the finest and the fastest?

The Panther Report: Can A G3 Deliver The Goods With 10.3?
by Gene Steinberg, Mac Night Owl
I'm pleased to report that the diehard Mac OS 9 user most likely isn't going to suffer worse performance on an iMac in this category, and, in fact, will find some things noticeably quicker when upgrading to Panther.


Sunday, November 16, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

4 YEARS AGO : Linux Torvalds had this to say. "The iMac comes in five colors. Who cares from a technical standpoint? But they're obviously selling like crazy."

YET ANOTHER EXAMPLE of how to lie with statistics.



Brazil Gives Nod To Open Source
by Associated Press
If he is to make good on his promise to improve life for the tens of millions of Brazilians who live in dire poverty, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva knows that one key challenge is to bridge a massive technology gap. And if that means shunning Microsoft software in South America's largest country, then so be it.

Intel Moves Deeper Into Supercomputing
by Michael Kanellos, CNET
Intel plans to dedicate $36 million for basic research into improving the performance of supercomputers made from off-the-shelf parts as it continues to expand its reach in the very high end of the computer market.

Sun's StarOffice Still Can't Rival Microsoft
by Walter Mossberg, Wall Street Journal
This program is mainly for light users preparing basic documents who either can't afford Office, or hate Microsoft so much they'll live with some complexity and limitations.

Microsoft's Latest Media-Playing Software Wins Grudging Praise
by James Coates, Chicago Tribune
With every .wma and .wmv I made reviewing the latest software, I couldn't help feeling that I was making a pact with the devil.

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