Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Apple Sends Invites to Secret Event, Tablet PCs' Future Uncertain

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August 30, 2005

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In This Edition
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1. News: Tablet PCs' Future Uncertain
2. Opinion: Tablet PC Is Stronger Than Predictions Suggest
3. News: Apple Sends Invites to Secretive Music-Related Event
4. Opinion: Wanted: Good, Open Source E-Mail Client for Windows
5. News: Microsoft Makes WinFS Beta 1 Bits Available
6. News: Gulf SMBs Flirting with Disaster
7. News: Apple Sticks with Freescale Chips Through 2008
8. News: Adobe and Macromedia Stockholders Approve Acquisition

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News and Views
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1. News: Tablet PCs' Future Uncertain

New shipment forecasts show that, despite early predictions
to the contrary, tablets may not break into the mainstream
anytime soon.
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Tablet PCs: More than a Niche?
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2. Opinion: Tablet PC Is Stronger Than Predictions Suggest

David Coursey thinks that with a little price adjustment and
an improvement to the form factor, Tablet PCs should catch
on, despite analysts' dire warnings. What do you think?
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3. News: Apple Sends Invites to Secretive Music-Related Event

With the words "1,000 songs in your pocket changed everything,"
referring to the introduction of the original iPod four years
ago, the message said simply, "Here we go again."
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4. Opinion: Wanted: Good, Open Source E-Mail Client for Windows

Mozilla's Thunderbird has too many shortcomings, Chandler is
too raw, and Novell's Evolution won't be out for Windows
anytime soon, so the field is open.
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5. News: Microsoft Makes WinFS Beta 1 Bits Available

The WinFS rumors were true: Microsoft has posted for download
by its Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) subscribers a first
beta of its next-generation WinFS file system. Get the story
from Mary Jo Foley of Microsoft Watch.
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Windows Vista
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6. News: Gulf SMBs Flirting with Disaster

Hurricane Katrina highlights the greater risk small- and
medium-sized businesses face compared with their larger
counterparts. If you can't afford elaborate disaster recovery
beforehand, your disaster recovery will be more serious
afterward.
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7. News: Apple Sticks with Freescale Chips Through 2008

Smoothing Apple's transition to Intel, Freescale Semiconductor
will continue to supply microprocessors to Apple for some time.
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8. News: Adobe and Macromedia Stockholders Approve Acquisition

Adobe and Macromedia announced that the stockholders of each
company voted in favor of Adobe's proposed acquisition of
Macromedia at their respective special stockholder meetings
held Aug. 24.
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