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Wednesday, November 19, 2003

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Apple PowerMac G5 With OS 10.3 "Panther"
by Wilson Rothman, Time
Bottom line for the Mac users: it only gets better from here on in. Bottom line for Windows people: getting a Mac doesn't mean switching. It just means having a little more fun.


MacExpo 2003 Starts Tomorrow In London
by MacMinute

Apple Releases Security Updates For Panther, Jaguar
by MacMinute
In the release notes for the Panther version, Apple said the update includes updated OpenSSL and zlib "gzprintf()" function components. Apple said the Jaguar version includes the following updated components: gm4; groff; Mail w/CRAM-MD5 authentication; OpenSSL; Personal File Sharing; QuickTime for Java; and zlib "gzprintf()" function.

In Pleasanton, Teachers And Students Get Apples
by Diana Reinhart, San Antonio Express-News
Pleasanton decided to give out the laptops so that students graduate with the skills they need to live in a digital age.

Apple Computer Could Run Out Of Steam
by Forbes

Sun Cofounder Bill Joy Loves His Power Mac G5; Prefers Mac OS X To Linux; Has 'No Interest' In Windows
by MacDailyNews


.Mac Benefits Confusion
by MacFixIt
"I looked at that page also, but didn't feel deceived. I felt the page was saying, 'Look what you could have received if you had a .mac account' and [implying] that new subscribers would get equivalent offers in the future."

Apple Has Just Shot Itself In The Foot... Twice
by Sean Foushee, MacNETv2
How many Mac users will forgo purchasing the 2.0Ghz G5 during the Christmas season for the opportunity to purchase a similar machine and save $500?

Singles Make Comeback Online
by Francis Volpe, The Sentinel
Building your music collection a song at a time, a buck at a time, is most convenient of all.

Change In Spring Status
by Brent Simmons
The unfortunate part is that the market doesn't always reward applications like Spring.


Safari 1.1 Cookie Theft
by MacInTouch

FileVault Security Loophole
by MacFixIt

Customize FileMaker Menus With Fast Tasks
by Alan Graham, O'Reilly Network

Hell Forze Over And Heaven Has Got The Funk
by Jason Rainbows,


Wednesday, November 19, 2003
by Heng-Cheong Leong

GO FIND NEMO : G4 CubeQuarium.

HACKERS, START YOUR ENGINES : The problem: how to move saved games from one Xbox to another, when couples break up.

MERRY CHRISTMAS : Get a USB-powered Christmas tree for your Mac. :-)

RUMOR DU JOUR : If you are not satisfied with the 20-inch iMac, get ready for iMac G5 by mid-2004.


Opening Up Office XML Schemas
by Joe Wilcox
Overall, the schema licensing is a promising change for Microsoft customers using Office 2003. What I don't understand: Is why Microsoft didn't just take the more open, interoperable approach in the first place.

MSN Goes Hollywood
by Sebastian Rupley, PC Magazine
The business model is to offer video advertising services in lieu of charging subscription fees.

Why Linux Is Wealthier Than Microsoft
by Russ Robert, BusinessWeek
Linus Torvalds can muster more creativity from his far-flung rank and file than Bill Gates can from his corporate monolith.

Microsoft Gets Serious About Security
by Paul R. La Monica, CNN/Money
But concerns about more viruses may continue to hover over the stock for years to come.

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