Apple behaving weird
the register notes that Apple has forced AdCritic to pull their Apple ads off the site. Ironically the ads had been shown as positive examples of good advertisement. Sometimes Apple just makes shit, and the damn lawyers just are chasing behind the money.
First MWNY rumors
the register has posted the first guesses of what Apple is going to announce at MWNY. Together with the stuff already rumored by other sites, well have plenty to welcome. New iMacs, faster G4s, probably some kind of Set-top-box-iMac, new mouse and keyboard, new retail channels, new software and games, Voodoo4 and 5 cards, announcements from nVidia...cool.
the register also notes that the latest versions of Windows 2000 and also ME do or will have larger bootdisks, which are required for certain BIOS upgrades. Stupid enouhg, the new boot disks take up over 1MB of space, not leaving enough space on the disk for the actual BIOS updater app. Remember those PC fools stating the iMac sucked because it had no floppy drive? Now they're going to need two of them, hm?? hahaha
Optical storage part 3
FiringSquad has put up their 3rd part of the article talking about how optical storage works. This time they discuss CDR and DVD technology.
FireWire doing well
MacNN notes that the market for FireWire products has grown by 300% from 1998 to 1999. That surely looks good. MacNN also has some more inof on the topic.
Total Impact has released their newest thingiew: a Quad PPC CPU PCI card that incorporates either 4 G3 or 4 G4 chips with 2 DIMM slots and everything else a basic computer needs. The cards can be used to offload CPU intensive operations from the main CPU. The cards run independently under Linux and can be used in Macs and PCs. Surely a great thing, if you do that kind of stuff. up to 8 of the monsters can works together, for a total of 32 CPUs. That equals to 32 GFLOPS avg. speed for the G4 models. Well kind of.
MS in the crossfire
MacCentral notes that the EU now also has started investigating against Microsoft, in a debate around Windows 2000. If the U.S. DoJ chickens out of the trial or gets paid well enough to let drop the case, the EU will go on.