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TidBITS#514/24-Jan-00

This week we finally conclude our notes from Macworld Expo, with Adam taking a close look at rationale behind the market research numbers Steve Jobs shared during his keynote address. Contributing Editor Matt Neuburg joins us with a review of Papyrus, a bibliography management program that offers numerous features to academics everywhere. In the news, we cover Apple’s $183 million Q1 profit and Connectix’s free update to RAM Doubler 9.

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Connectix Releases Free RAM Doubler 9 Update

Connectix Releases Free RAM Doubler 9 Update -- Perhaps the most essential utility that fell prey to compatibility problems with the release of Mac OS 9 was Connectix's RAM Doubler 8, which replaces Apple's built-in virtual memory scheme with alternative methods of increasing the amount of memory available to applications

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Apple Posts $183 Million Profit

Apple Posts $183 Million Profit -- Apple Computer posted a $183 million profit for its first fiscal quarter of 2000. Apple's unit shipments were up 46 percent compared to the same quarter a year ago: Apple sold nearly 1.4 million systems during the quarter (including 700,000 iMacs and 235,000 iBooks) and 51 percent of those sales were to international customers

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Poll Results: Swimming Towards Aqua

Poll Results: Swimming Towards Aqua -- After only one live preview, Apple's new Aqua interface for Mac OS X has been branded everything from the "Jolly Rancher interface" to the equivalent to the misfire that was New Coke

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Doing the Numbers with Jobs

At the beginning of his keynote address at Macworld Expo in San Francisco, Steve Jobs spent about five minutes going over Apple's numbers, primarily those garnered from market research