Texas Attorney General Dan Morales is going to talk to Texas computer execs before deciding on an anti-trust action against Microsoft.
CNN: Court rules that Microsoft can include web browser in Windows 98. One week ago Microsoft CEO Bill Gates, in a "rally" n New York, reiterated his message that any delay in the shipment of Windows 98 would have a grave effect on the American economy. Well it looks like our economy is going to be OK. But we'd better take a look at this situation. Our reliance on a single company for the health of our economy, if true, says that our economy actually isn't very healthy.
Live coverage of Microsoft press conference.
DaveNet: Rhapsody Cancelled.
Perhaps Rhapsody hasn't been cancelled? Although it's pretty clear in the NY Times interview with Jobs, another report from WWDC contradicts the Times story.
firstname.lastname@example.org: "We should have just announced that we were taking the product that was code-named Rhapsody and officially calling it Mac OS X, shipping in 1999 with the Carbon APIs to ease porting efforts, and the Blue Box for existing binaries."
NY Times: Rhapsody's out, according to Jobs. An observation, the OS X strategy is Copland. A much better approach for developers and users. Will we support it? Let's see some execution first. To the people who felt we should jump on Rhapsody, learn the lesson. It isn't really software until you can use it. Imagine all the money and time we could have wasted on Rhapsody. Net-net, Jobs is playing it right. It's a rough road he's on. That's OK because that's reality.
A random observation, when I write about Apple the rudeness factor in the email I receive goes up several orders of magnitude.
Prepress AutoTools is a Frontier application that automates batch processing of Quark XPress files.
In early 1996 I outlined a plan for the revival of Apple. Jobs is pretty much executing that plan, with one exception. There's still no money available from investors for Mac-based development.
Henry Norr on MacInTouch: It Makes Sense.
MSNBC spins the poll that overwhelmingly said that Microsoft should be split up.
Michael Pease, a HyperCard user, prefers English-like scripting syntax.
Salon: The dumbing-down of programming.
W3C: DataChannel-authored note on distributed object communication.
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