[MyAppleMenu] May 27, 2004
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Mac News for Mac Users
*** Mac OS X 10.3.4 Released; Panther Server Updated
by Jim Darlymple, MacCentral
The Mac OS X 10.3.4 update includes many improvements to applications and networking technology.
*** Analysts: Apple Could Benefit From PC Upswing
by Blane Warrene, MacNewsWorld
"Expiring OS support will play a significant role in driving PC replacements going forward." For Apple, this is an opportunity to acquire new customers.
*** June Date For 64-Bit Linux On G5
by PC Pro
Terra Soft's Y-HPC, the 64-bit version of Yellow Dog Linux, is currently being tested on Apple's Xserve and Cluster Node servers.
*** MSN Vs. iTunes, iPod
by Todd Bishop, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"The proposition is that you can buy a number of different devices with the MSN Music service as opposed to just a single device from Apple."
*** A 3G Data Card For Your Mac?
by Graeme Wearden, ZDNet UK
iBook and Powerbook users currently can't use the UK's only 3G data service, but Vodafone is working on a fix.
*** Mac Users, Developers Reconciled To Security Threats
by Ian Betteridge, eWeek
*** Why I Am Not A Platform Zealot
by Justin Gehtland, O'Reilly Network
Every OS has its place, its uses, and most importantly, its quirks.
*** Just A Thought: Sniffing Around For The Econo Mac
by Vern Seward, Mac Observer
People won't bother to even look at the nice smelling Mac because it cost far more than what they would pay for 'good enough'.
*** The Mac Gets Its Big Break: A Role In Home Theaters
by J.D. Biersdorfer, New York Times
The EyeHome digital media player is a small silver box that links the Mac to the television set so that music, photo and video files stored on the computer's hard drive can be seen and heard through the TV and home theater system.
*** Use A Windows Keyboard On Your Mac With uControl
by Dan Knight, Low End Mac
Whether you're looking to add an external keyboard to your portable or need to replace a keyboard you've spilled liquids into and can't find a Mac keyboard, this freeware utility is great.
*** Poor Herman
by Heng-Cheong Leong
A lesson to all marketers out there: name your products carefully. Don't be like Herman Melville, whose famous novel has its name changed recently by Apple to "Moby D**k<http://broken.typepad.com/b/2004/05/itunes_censorsh.html>."
The Tomorrow Weblog
Emerging Technology. Innovative Applications. New Economy.
*** Tool To Aid Developers With Code Analysis
by Dennis Fisher, eWeek
The project began with the goal of creating a lexical analysis tool to find potential security flaws in source code, but in the five years since, it has evolved as technology and security practices have advanced.
*** For Some, The Blogging Never Stops
by Katie Hafner, New York Times
Blogging is a pasttime for many, even a livelihood for a few. For some, it becomes an obsession.
*** Oracle To Finish Linux Makeover This Year
by Stephen Shankland, CNET News.com
Oracle will finish switching its 9,000-person in-house programming staff to Linux by the end of 2004, the database powerhouse said Wednesday.
*** Microsoft: Linux Isn't Cheaper
by Ina Fried, CNET News.com
The other things in life
*** Feed The Worms Who Write Worms To The Worms
by Steven E. Landsburg, Slate
The economic logic of executing computer hackers.
[Tech & Science]
*** A Fiery Death For Dinosaurs?
by Amit Asaravala, Wired News
A new study by a team of geophysicists and geologists suggests that the dinosaurs died within hours after an asteroid impact, not months or even years as previously suspected.
*** Welcome To Planet Pixar
by Austin Bunn, Wired
How the pixel-packing upstart became an animation superpower and left Disney in the dust.
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