IBM to take over Motorola's duty?
Yahoo has an editorial by Kelly McNeill from OS Opinion talking about the possibility of IBM taking over Motorola's role of Apple's primary (and only) CPU supplier in the future, if Motorola keeps failing to deliver. (Although I'd like to remind everybody to not yell at Motorola for having "screwed up again". As things stand at the moment, we have no real infomation on what the state of Apollo and G5 chips are.)
Spymac does it again
http://www.spymac.com/html/sage.php (yeah this is intended like that, I promised never to link at this page directly) has a new column with an aparent Apple insider talking about the future of PowerMacs. While the info seems rather sensible, I'd still take it with a pound of salt. After all it's from Spymac.
Leaked G4 info?
The famous AI forums and xlr8yourmac have produced one more rumor. Aparently Apple had been leaking info on upcoming speed-bumped PowerMacs G4 at their Learn & Earn page. However the info has been pulled and not been officially (or unofficially) confirmed at the moment.
Go 2 Mac also rehaches some rumored specs that have been appearing in the AI forums during the week.
Microsoft up for a major change?
the register comments that if Microsoft really wants to keep up to Bill Gates' recent visions of safe computing, it wil have to rethink and overhaul some major structures in the way they have been producing software since the beginning. The register hopes, yet doubts that they'll manage to do it to such a degree that would be required. I guess we'll continue to see obscure security schemes, hidden undocumented patches and all the like.
FiringSquad has a nice article on what exactly has been going wrong in the software industry (read: Microsoft) in the past. Very interesting piece of text that is sure to open up a lot of eyes!
Good news from IBM
the register has some interesting news from IBM. They have some impressive plans for their upcoming servers. Plans include the Power4 and "Cell" chips.
Netscape sues Microsoft again
MacCentral reports (among many others of course), that Microsoft has been sued by Netscape again, and again on the browser bundling issue. Last time it was 50/50 for Netscape/Explorer...today it's 2% Netscape and 96% Explorer...
MOSR has two things they always have: A: some interesting new rumors on upcoming PowerMacs, B: major server issues (ie, it's down again).
Want another analysis?
Business 2 has some very well informed and though-thought analysis of what Apple needs to do in order to stay in business.
Slashdot notes that aparently there are problems with Linux and AMD processors. Aparently another issue with AGP ports, as seen with the first Athlons / Athlon boards. Who's to blame is still not quite clear, everyone is throwing in dementi left and right.
IMG reports that Aspyr has released Spiderman, a 3D third-person action/adventure game a lot have been anxiously expecting.