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TidBITS#564/22-Jan-01

Macworld Expo coverage continues in force this week, with Jeff Carlson’s look at the new Power Mac G4s and three short articles about trends we noticed. Plus, reader Jim Carr encourages California users participating in [email protected] to sit it out for a while. In the news, we look at Apple’s first quarter financial results, report on your opinions of Apple’s digital lifestyle thrust, and note the passing of Hewlett-Packard co-founder William Hewlett.

Mark H. Anbinder No comments

The Other Garage

The Other Garage -- Although the Macintosh industry reveres the Silicon Valley garage in which Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built the first Apple I computers, it was the other Palo Alto garage duo, William Hewlett and David Packard, who are credited with much of the modern computing revolution

Jeff Carlson No comments

New Power Mac G4s Debut with SuperDrive

Although the PowerBook G4 Titanium stole the show at this year's January Macworld Expo (see "PowerBook G4 Titanium Burns Bright" in TidBITS-563), Apple also tantalized the crowds with improvements to the professional Power Mac G4 line, adding faster processors and the capability to create custom CDs and DVDs. The new machines feature PowerPC G4 chips running at speeds of 466, 533, 667, and 733 MHz, but include only single processor configurations by default

Adam Engst No comments

Macworld SF 2001 Trend: Cool Utilities

No utility made the kind of big splash that, for example, Connectix's RAM Doubler made when it was introduced back in 1994. However, there were a number of worthy entries that made this Macworld Expo a showcase for innovative utilities rather than high-end applications. Aladdin Transporter -- Aladdin Systems was showing the $150 Aladdin Transporter, an interesting program that falls somewhere between a macro utility and a scripting language