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Monday, March 15, 2004

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Happy 10th Birthday, Power Mac!
by Simon Jary, Macworld UK
20040315powerpc The transition from Motorola's 680x0 chips to PowerPC was a shift nearly as challenging for Apple's engeineers as from OS 9 to OS X.

See Also : Ten Years Old: Apple's Power Mac Line by Tony Smith, The Register

iTunes Music Store Downloads Top 50 Million Songs
by MacMinute
Apple today announced that music fans have purchased and downloaded over 50 million songs from the iTunes Music Store, not including songs redeemed from the currently-running Pepsi iTunes promotion.


Original Mac Design Team To Kick-Off Macworld Boston
by Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral
"The Macintosh at 20 — A Celebration of 20 Years of Innovation" will feature a panel of the original Mac designers Jef Raskin, ANdy Hertzfeld, Bill Atkinson and Jerry Mannock.

GraphicConverter 5.0 Released
by Peter Cohen, MacCentral
The new release of GraphicConverter supports lossless cropping of JPEGs, conversion to CMYK, and adds a browser search function, among other features.


iPod Ad Sold My Wife On Black Eyed Peas
by Robert Scoble
Who said advertising doesn't work?


Program Allows Users To 'Konfabulate' OS X
by David L. Hart, San Diego Union-Tribune

iPod Mini: Small Is Beautiful
by Leander Kahney, Wired News
Competing players stand little chance of unseating the iPod as the top player on the market: None is as cool, as slick, as pleasurable to hold, use or listen to as the iPod mini.


European Union Supports Antitrust Ruling Against Microsoft
by Associated Press
The EU wants to force Microsoft to offer computer makers a version of Windows without its own Media Player.

Microsoft Effort To Share Code Reaches Milestone
by Steve Lohr, New York Times
Today, Microsoft is announcing that its shared-source program has one million licensed participants, from lone software developers to large corporations.

Leaked Code Still Could Bear Malicious Fruit
by Dennis Fisher, eWeek
The real danger isn't the vulnerabilities that crackers find and then post for all the world to see; it's the ones that they keep to themselves for personal use that have researchers worried.

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