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Opinion: Unix and Mac OS X

Author: JT Smith MacWeek.com says that in the late 80s, calling a kernel plus a shell an "operating system" was anachronistic; today it is prehistoric.
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Seybold to shine light on Web

Author: JT Smith Internet publishing technologies will be in the spotlight next week as Seybold San Francisco 2000 takes over San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center from August 28 to September 1. From MacWeek.com.
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Compaq to develop supercomputer

Author: JT Smith The U.S. Department of Energy announced Tuesday it has selected Compaq Computer Corp. (NYSE:CPQ - news) to develop the world's fastest supercomputer for its Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. From an Associated Press...
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Napster site among Web's top 50

Author: JT Smith Associated Press reports that the embattled music file-swapping company's site had 5.4 million visitors in July, making it the 47th most-visited site.
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Forbes tries embedded Web links

Author: JT Smith The magazine, according to an Associated Press report, is mailing out free handheld digital readers to all 810,000 of its subscribers to see if they'll take to the idea of jumping around the Net byscanning little bar codes in ads and stories.
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Speed beyond need: Pentium IV

Author: JT Smith Intel Corp.âs new, turbo charged Pentium 4 processor aims to make computers into hot rods capable of ripping through even the most demanding applications. From Associated Press. Category: Unix
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Keeping King afloat

Author: JT Smith Reuters reports that Stephen King fans frightened about being cut off from the authorâs online serial novel have been sending extra cash to cover for freeloaders. Category: Open Source
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Tech-savvy Europeans find wireless Internet not ready for the masses

Author: JT Smith An AP story @ FloridaToday.com says, "Yet while the technology promises a new world of convenience, even Bohman - co-founder of a company that offers wireless business services for handheld computers - admits the wireless Internet is not yet ready...
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Inprise readies 64-bit tools

Author: JT Smith Tuesday Inprise/Borland announced that it will port its tools to the 64-bit versions of Windows 2000 and Red Hat Linux, as they become available and Intel ships the Itanium chipset. Story from InfoWorld.com via IDG.net
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Intel backs peer-to-peer concept

Author: JT Smith According to a PCWorld story, Intel CEO Craig Barrett has firmly planted the Intel flag behind the concept of peer-to-peer networking as pioneered on the consumer side by Napster.
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