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TidBITS#550/09-Oct-00

Microsoft Office – love it or hate it, it’s the 3,000-pound gorilla of the Macintosh software scene. This week brings the release of Office 2001 and the latest versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, along with the new Entourage, which Contributing Editor Matt Neuburg examines in depth in this issue. Also this week, we look at the reasons behind Apple’s stock plunge and note the Supreme Court denying an expedited hearing of the Microsoft antitrust case.

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Apple Stock Falls, Chicken Little Panics

Whenever we take a week off, we worry that we'll end up doing just as much work as ever keeping up with breaking news events. But last week was notable mostly for the media thrashing that followed Apple's warning on 28-Sep-00 that quarterly revenues would be between 6 and 9 percent below analysts' expectations, and that profits (before any investment gains) would be off by as much as 33 percent