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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

UpGraded Macs??

Seems like The Apple Insider may have some inside info where Apple is expected to make at least one hardware-related product announcement during this week's Apple Expo, despite the company's decision to cancel its opening keynote presentation at the Paris show.

They say "Based on previous reports, the company appears ripe to update either its PowerBook G4 laptop line, its Power Mac G5 line, or both product lines."
But as of 6:00PM Paris time, nothing.

Also Mac Treasure Tracing Club has some eairly photos of Apple's booth at the Apple Expo.

Final Countdown?

O.k. I was reading this article and it was a little annoying.
It say's
"Windows Vista is the biggest release for Microsoft since Windows 95. With that release, Apple was tested -- and they failed miserably."

Apple never failed with their software. They failed on decision about letting other company's use their OS in there computers.
Rob Enderle says:

"However, Microsoft has changed as well. Having made vast improvements in terms of security and quality"

This will have to be a wait and see if Microsoft has done better in these areas.

It goes on:
"The MS platform has changed dramatically as well, however, and it is much greater than just the operating system these days. Apple, on the other hand, hasn't advanced nearly as much"

I don't think the crack addicts of L.A. could be that blind, With so much new software and new hardware coming out by Apple in 2006 who is he watching??

"Just like the last time, they will largely leverage hardware this time, and, as before, they will be up against companies with resources that eclipse their own."

Only problem is Apple now is very visable with the young and (ahem) older users wanting their products. Apple is not just sitting around thinking they have it all.

"It will be the combination of Microsoft's two products, Vista and Office 12, that will carry the competitive load."

When it comes to Office 12 Apple has nothing to worry about because at the moment Apple does not compete with it. It's used on both platforms.

"Glass is the user interface enhancement that appears to improve on what Apple currently has with Tiger."
Ya we know Redmond copys Apple, what's new??

"For this round Vista in many ways is equal to or better than Tiger or more advanced"

well maybe equal, but then again you forget about next OS called "Leopard", which comes out around the same time.

"This suggests that 2006, at least after August, will be great time for buyers and sellers of PC hardware and that has to be a good thing for everyone -- except Apple."

Well guess what, Apple this times has many things up their sleeve. If Apple was not a threat, Microsoft would not do things like this to catch up. that's right MS is been on the sidelines for a long time when it comes to their OS and music. We shall see what both companys do in 2006. One thing is for sure, Apple will not be standing around, Apple will take Vista seriously. But as for Rob Enderle, I'm not the only one who see's this guys short sighted-ness.

Steve know what's going on. This quote from the Paris show Steve Jobs said
"You don’t want to burn in Hell. Microsoft is copying our operating system,” he said, adding, “Dell is copying our hardware."

Apple introduces major .Mac enhancements: 1 GB of storage, Backup 3.0

Backup 3.0: New features include the ability to automatically back up iLife content, Home folder, iTunes purchased music and Spotlight search capabilities. Also allows incremental backups.
Increased Online Storage: Storage for individual members has increased to 1GB of combined email and iDisk space, .Mac Family Pack customers now receive 2GB of combined storage.

.Mac Groups: allows creation of "online communities" through which users can share digital media. Allows users to post files, pictures and movies with a common group iDisk; publish group web pages and post links to other sites; and use a shared iCal calendar.
French and German Localization: In addition to English and Japanese, localized versions of the .Mac website are now available in French and German.

New Products
Sonnet Technologies Inc. has announced the G5 Jive, an internal hard disk mounting system that enables Power Mac G5 users to add up to three more Serial ATA (SATA) hard disk drives to their system, internally.

According to MacWorld Microsoft's Office should come out with a update to Office 2004 for Mac (Service Pack 2) (SP2). Targeted mainly to enterprise users, the new service pack adds new features to enhance Exchange Server support in Entourage. SP2 updates all of the applications in Office 2004, but does not deliver Spotlight support to Mac OS X 10.4 users.

How Safe is VOIP?
Well according to th BBC

48% increase in Windows viruses in six months
74% of the top 50 malicious code samples steals confidential information
80% of the top ten adware programs install themselves via browsers
50% of top ten adware programs hijack browsers
61% of all e-mail is spam
51% of all spam originates in the US
read the rest here.

Apple Stocks
Apple stocks yesterday hit a new all-time high of $52.64, up $1.43, or 2.79% on volume of 27,976,505. As of 9:02 $53.70 Another all time high!:D


  • At 9/20/2005 12:18:00 PM, Blogger Noway said…

    From Billdo's article

    "Still, this is the closest to Apple's capability we have ever seen from Microsoft and for those of us who simply cannot use Apple machines this will be very well received."

    What a moron.

    He simply cannot use Apple machines?

    Does big bad Bill G. have a gun to his head or something?

    He is not smart enough to figure out a superior OS?

    Even though he admits that currently Tiger is the best out there right now.

    Vista will not be released for a "YEAR"...whatever with this clown.


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