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TidBITS#534/12-Jun-00

Who decides what should appear online? Two articles tackle different aspects of that question. First, Adam weighs in on Adobe’s lawsuit against MacNN over publication of Photoshop 6 pre-release information. Then, Kirk McElhearn looks at the hyperlink and wonders if there’s any content behind it. We also note the Microsoft breakup ruling, Apple’s QuickTime deal with RealNetworks, and releases of QuicKeys 5.0 and Illustrator 9.0.

Geoff Duncan No comments

Judge Orders Microsoft Breakup; Company to Appeal

Judge Orders Microsoft Breakup; Company to Appeal -- U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson last week ordered Microsoft be split into two separate enterprises, one focusing on operating system software, and the other encompassing Microsoft's other business interests, ranging from office applications and hardware to games and online services

Geoff Duncan No comments

RealNetworks Supports QuickTime

RealNetworks Supports QuickTime -- Apple Computer and RealNetworks have announced that RealNetworks has licensed QuickTime technology and that RealServer 8 will support streaming QuickTime content to Apple's QuickTime Player

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Adobe Draws Up Illustrator 9.0

Adobe Draws Up Illustrator 9.0 -- With the release of Adobe Illustrator 9.0, Adobe Systems is working to draw more Web designers to the vector illustration program by providing additional drawing and exporting options

Geoff Duncan No comments

Poll Results: On the Road Again

Poll Results: On the Road Again -- Last week's poll asking which computing and communications gear people find most useful while travelling came up with a somewhat surprising winner: while respondents were able to choose among high-tech items like cellular phones, PDAs, laptop computers, and pagers, old-fashioned pen and paper was cited by nearly 70 percent of the respondents

Adam Engst No comments

MacNN Sued by Adobe, News at 11

Thanks to an article in the legal newspaper The Recorder forwarded by a colleague, we've learned that graphics powerhouse Adobe has filed suit against the Macintosh News Network (MacNN) based on MacNN's AppleInsider Web site's 30-May-00 publication of details from a confidential document about the forthcoming versions of Photoshop 6.0 and ImageReady 3.0

Kirk McElhearn No comments

Click Me (or, The Ubiquity of Hypertext)

Links. They're everywhere. All over the Web. Millions of them. It's hardly surprising; after all, links make the Web what it is. The Web is nothing more than an agreement, or a protocol, called HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP), that provides a common language