Something I wanted to mention for several weeks now, is that Apple Switzerland has come to agreements with various enterprises to sell Macs in their stores. These are "Die Post" the national mailservice, selling iMacs and iBooks, "Manor" and "Migros" selling the same machines and software (these are two major supply chains (food and non-food), if not the biggest, in case of Migros) and finally also the french company Fnac (biggest CD store chain in Europe, I think) selling software and Macs alike ( only in Geneva for now). In France Apple made a deal with "France Telecom" that looks about the same. Now the Germans are hoping for a deal with "Deutsche Telekom", which might further improve European marketshare. This may also explain why our marketshare here in Switzerland is so high (6.5% business and 11% home). Well, enough pimping for today.
xlr8yourmac.com has various user reports on all kinds of hardware, the most exotic one being a DVD-R drive (not DVD-RAM or RW).
Today was the big day of AMD, as it introduced the 760 chipset, which finally supports DDR-SDRAM as system memory. Several sites have posted articles on the topic, here is a list:
ATI M4 released
MacCentral notes that ATi has finally released the new Mobility chip (for PowerBooks) called M4. The chip is basically the same as the one used today, but supports 4x AGP and 32MB of memory. While the new chip wouldn't give you any performance boost on a current UMA motherboard, due to the 2x AGP port, it is a nice option for the upcoming UMA-2 motherboards. Small amounts of Video RAM and slow chips have always been a problem with notebooks.