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Tuesday, November 18, 2003

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Apple Unveils 20-Inch iMac
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
"By offering a huge, gorgeous 20-inch widescreen display, Apple has once again raised the bar on what customers can expect from an all-in-one desktop."

Apple Offers Dual-Processor 1.8GHz Power Mac G5
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Apple on Tuesday announced a new dual-processor Power Mac G5 operating at 1.8GHz. The new dual-processor system replaces the single-processor 1.8GHz G5 previously available, and costs US$2,499 — only $100 more than the 1.8GHz system it replaces.


iPod Seen As Apple's Growth Engine
by Marie Feliciano, Taiwan News
Move over Mac. iPod, Apple's slim digital music player, is the engine that will drive the company's future growth, company officials said yesterday.

Apple Primes 10.3.2 'Panther' Update
by Nick Ciarelli, Microsoft Watch
Version 10.3.2 will include updates to networking, graphics drivers, and USB, sources said. The update will also improve WebDAV, international text, and AFP Server, Apple reportedly told testers in a brief release note.

PC Magazine Names Apple Power Mac G5 Winner In 2003 Awards For Technical Excellence
by MacDailyNews

Apple's "Programming For Panther" Promo Ends Nov 21
by Macs Only!
"Get the software, hardware, training, and support you need to accelerate your Panther development."

Apple Offers Panther And G5-Optimized Pro Apps
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
Apple on Tuesday released new versions of its Final Cut Pro 4, DVD Studio Pro 2 and Shake 3 applications, all optimized for the Power Mac G5 and fine-tuned for Panther.


.Mac Promising Software That Is No Longer Available
by MacFixIt
".Mac is being deceptive making you think that there are more free software offers than actually exist."

How To Fix What's Wrong With Windows
by David Coursey, ZDNet
Windows-based PCs are too hard to use. The cure: Microsoft should let its programmers start over with a clean slate and completely revamp the OS. Want proof it'll work? Just look at Apple.

Microsoft Should Integrate Their 'eTunz Music Store' Right Into Windows
by Steve Jack, MacDailyNews
You see, leveraging Windows is a smart move, an instant win, it's already been done before, and Microsoft got away with it, too.

Shareware Reviews In Macworld
by Dori Smith
If review will only save the prospective customer time, not money, those will be the first products to be cut (or more likely, never assigned in the first place).

Macworld, "Shareware", And The Future
by Under The Microscope
The best independent software companies who don't do boxed software can hope for is someone like Tim who's out on patrol, looking for the next big thing. Hopefully this will change, because a lot of the best damned software on the Mac is coming out of someone's garage - just like the original Apple-1.


G4 iBook Or Titanium PowerBook — Which Is The Best Choice? (For You)
by Charles Moore, MacOPINION
If I were currently in the market for a laptop, this would be a conundrum for me too.


Tuesday, November 18, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

WAIT A LITTLE MORE for your PowerBook G5... Meanwhile, have fun with the PowerBook Dual G4.


Novell Delays Open-Source Project
by Martin LaMonica, CNET
Developers and corporate customers eager to get their hands on an open-source version of Microsoft's .Net line of programming tools will need to wait a little longer.

Does MSN Get The Message?
by Jim Hu and Stefanie Olsen, CNET
Microsoft's MSN online service reached an important milestone when it posted its first quarter of operating profitability — but that doesn't mean its problems are behind it.

Jury Awards SPX $62 Million In Microsoft Case
by Reuters
Diversified manufacturer SPX said a jury awarded its Imagexpo unit $62.3 million in damages and found that Microsoft had infringed on a patent for conferencing software.

"Wronghorn" Is Just Plain Wrong — A Rational Response
by Mike Kolitz

Gates Targets Linux In Comdex Keynote
by Peter Coffee, eWeek

Fine Print On The Microsoft's New Tablet OS
by Carmen Nobel, eWeek
Microsoft is readying a new version of the Tablet PC platform that improves upon the handwriting features in the operating system. The device and software was demonstrated by Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates in his Sunday evening keynote address.

Microsoft's SPOT Watches Will Be Late
by Joris Evers, IDG News Service
Microsoft and watchmakers Fossil of the U.S. and Suunto Oy of Finland only recently started a large test, too late to make the December gift-giving season.

Dell Laptop Lines To Diverge In 2004
by Stephen Shankland, CNET
Dell plans to make its two laptop lines more distinct in the second half of 2004, a move that could better suit its products to a growing customer base.

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