[MyAppleMenu] Jun 24, 2003

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MyAppleMenu Newsletter
Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003

MyAppleMenu : Top Stories
Apple Steps Into The Future With Panther And G5 (Jim Dalrymple, MacCentral)
"We're not in a space where we are still finishing things we wanted to do with Mac OS X; Jaguar was that and we are beyond that now."

Apple & User Centricity. A Fan Letter. (Steve Mallett, O'Reilly Network)
Everything I saw this morning made me reel in the fact that Apple really, truely gets it and delivers.

Apple Benchmarketing Raises Questions (Mark Hachman, ExtremeTech)
It appears that Apple requested an optimized compiler to be used with its processors, while forcing the Intel processors to use a generic alternative.

MyAppleMenu : News
Hello, iPod. Goodbye, MD (Gizmodo)
Sony really dropped the ball.

Power Mac G4s And G5s Compared (David Read, MacCentral)

Power Mac G4 Prices, Configs Slashed After G5 Intro (Peter Cohen, MacCentral)
Users interested in one of Apple's G4-based pro desktop systems will find their choices more limited than before, although bargain hunters may find some deals.

Aladdin Offers Ten For X Vol. 2 (Dennis Sellers, MacCentral)

Apple Takes A Bite Out Of Video IM (Christopher Saunders, Instant Messaging Planet.com)
Jobs hopes to encourage the spread of video chat by integrating it into instant messaging.

Apple Plan To Roll Out Net Music In Europe Delayed (Charles Arthur, Independent)
Attempts by Apple to launch a European version of its online Music Store has been held up until next year by disputes between record companies and their artists over licensing.

Apple Steps Up Speed (Benny Evangelista, San Francisco Chronicle)

Apple Hits A High, But Fails To Convince Big Investors (K. C. Swanson, TheStreet.com)
Shares of Apple hit a one-year high in intraday trading Monday, propelled by enthusiastic chatter about a new powered-up chip for its high-end computers and a promising venture into the online music business. But though Mac lovers may see reason to applaud, heavy hitters in the fund world aren't exactly jumping out of their seats.

EverQuest Mac Edition Now Available (MacMinute)
EverQuest is a real-time 3D massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

The MacHax Best Hack Contest 2003 (Adam C. Engst, TidBITS)
The touchstone for the MacHack developers conference has long been the annual MacHax Group's Best Hack Contest, in which numerous Macintosh developers of all skill levels show off their programming talents and learn new skills, all while having some fun and entertaining their friends.

Apple Announces Chip Deal And Other Moves To Lift PC's (John Markoff, New York Times)
Steve Jobs unveiled a new alliance with IBM today in a bid to stay innovative and independent in a computing world dominated by Microsoft and Intel.

Apple Unleashes Panther (Ina Fried, CNET News.com)
With its new Panther operating system, Apple is once again asking Mac users to pay to adopt a new cat.

Oracle Bringing Database Software To Mac OS X (MacMinute)
Oracle today announced plans to issue a production release of its next generation database technology on Mac OS X, citing high demand for its Database Developer Release.

Wolfram Announces Mathematica 5 (Dennis Sellers, MacCentral)
Mathematica 5 boasts over 100 new algorithms for symbolic and numerical computation.

Mac Enthusiasts React To WWDC News (David Schloss, MacCentral)
Macintosh users are an easily excitable bunch.

MyAppleMenu : Opinions
3 Months Ago: Apple Switch (John C. Dvorak, PC Magazine)
Apple will switch to Intel processors within the next 12 to 18 months.

Linux: Cheap, Reliable, But Fast? (Scott Rosenberg, Salon)
What I find interesting -- and what Boutin doesn't really acknowledge or deal with in his article -- is how effecitvely Apple has rekindled developers' interest.

Thrills At The Mall Of America's Apple Store (Julio Ojeda-Zapata, Pioneer Press)
If Apple has raised the bar for OS X's hardware requirement above my iMac, I'll be bummed.

Flipping The Switch (Paul Boutin, Slate)
Linux's new popularity may hurt Apple more than Microsoft.

MyAppleMenu : Reviews
My Life And The Big Screen (Bangkok Post)
The 17-inch PowerBook G4 is a bit heavier, but you do get more computer for your trouble.

The Power Mac G5 Value Equation (Dan Knight, Low End Mac)
Apple has definitely turned things on their head with the Power Mac G5 when the dual 2.0 GHz machine offers 2.5x the sheer power of the 1.6 GHz model at just 50% more money.

MyAppleMenu Tomorrow : Top Stories
Justices Back law To Make Libraries Use Internet Filters (Linda Greenhouse, New York Times)
Limitations on access to the Internet were, for library users, of no greater significance than limitations on access to books that librarians chose for whatever reason not to acquire.

MyAppleMenu Tomorrow : News & Opinions
Books Block Wi-Fi At San Jose Library (Robert Mullins, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal)
Information technology from the 15th century -- the printed book -- is thwarting technology from the 21st.

MyAppleMenu Reader : World
Big Macs Mean Different Things In Boston And Beijing (Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom, Straits Times)
There is more to keep in mind about globalisation than a divide between the worlds of mass-produced Lexus cars and individuated olive trees.

MyAppleMenu Reader : Science & Tech
The Clocks That Shaped Einstein's Leap In Time (Dennis Overbye, New York Times)
Einstein's relativity has long been regarded by scholars as a monument to the power of abstract thought. But if Dr Peter Galison is right, physics and Einstein have flourished more in their connections to the world than in any ivory tower aloofness. And one clue to the origin of relativity can be found in something as mundane and practical as a 19th-century train schedule.

MyAppleMenu Reader : Life
The Next Great American Newspaper (David Gelernter, Weekly Standard)
For a generation this country has needed a whole new set of institutions, and today they are finally (albeit obliquely) arriving and taxiing in.

Seeing Red (Scott McLemee, Chronicle Of Higher Education)
Philip Foner influenced a generation of young labor historians, but critics call him a plagiarist who helped himself to their research.

MyAppleMenu Reader : Expressions
Questions At One O'Clock (Wesley McNair, Slate)

MyAppleMenu SingaporeSurf : News & Opinions
Singapore's ValuAir Says At Least 6 Months More Before It Applies For LIcence (Julia Ng, Channel NewsAsia)
A ValuAir spokesperson said a feasibility study is currently underway and should take some 6 months.

SingTel Sues StarHub Over Cable Use (Bryan Lee, Straits Times)
Cables were meant for homes only, says telco.

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