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TidBITS#682/02-Jun-03

Enjoy solving crossword puzzles? If so, you’ll want to read Kirk McElhearn’s look at crossword puzzles on the Internet. Also this week, Adam opens a grab bag of wireless networking hardware and software, Apple reduces the prices of 12-inch and 15-inch PowerBooks, AOL and Microsoft settle an antitrust lawsuit, iTunes 4.0.1 drops Internet music sharing, Virtual PC advances to version 6.0.2, and Bare Bones Software celebrates their 10th anniversary!

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Microsoft Settles with AOL for $750 Million

Microsoft Settles with AOL for $750 Million -- Last week, Microsoft Corporation announced it would pay AOL Time Warner $750 million as part of a wide-ranging settlement of AOL's 16-month old antitrust lawsuit against the company, ending one of the most troublesome legal disputes to come in the wake of the long-running federal antitrust case against Microsoft

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Virtual PC 6 Updates

Virtual PC 6 Updates -- In these transition months before Microsoft takes over the Virtual PC line (see "Microsoft Acquires Virtual PC" in TidBITS-668), Connectix isn't sitting still

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Bare Bones Software Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Never let it be said we don't play well with the younger kids. Despite TidBITS being an official teenager now, Tonya and I had a great time at the Bare Bones 10th anniversary dinner on 19-May-03 with Rich Siegel, Meredith Taitz, Patrick Woolsey, and the rest of the Bare Bones crew, along with a few other guests like Andy "America's 42nd most-beloved industry personality" Ihnatko and Steve "Mr

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iTunes 4.0.1 Restricts Music Sharing

Only a few weeks after releasing iTunes 4 in conjunction with the iTunes Music Store, Apple has released iTunes 4.0.1 via Software Update, rolling in a few bug fixes and steamrolling Internet sharing of music by restricting sharing to a single subnet on a local network. One of the innovative features in iTunes 4 was the capability to share music with anyone on the Internet; you chose Connect to Shared Music, entered their IP address, and watched their shared playlists appear in your playlist pane

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Wireless Grab Bag: Old Macs, Mac OS X, and More

I've been collecting bits and pieces of interest to wireless network users for a while now, and have come up with information about connecting older Macs - in either Mac OS 9 or Mac OS X - to wireless networks, ways of improving wireless reception for the Titanium PowerBook G4, instructions on how to dissect an AirPort Extreme Base Station, and a speed-enhancing product of which every wireless network user should be aware. Non-AirPort Adapters -- Owners of older Macs that don't accept AirPort cards have had to work hard to find appropriate wireless network adapters: PC Cards for older PowerBooks, PCI cards for older Power Macs, and USB adapters for older iMacs

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/02-Jun-03

Classical music for the digital lifestyle -- Annoyed at how the digital lifestyle seems to favor rock and pop over classical music? So are some TidBITS Talk readers, and Greg Sigman's manifesto may be the seed of a future article about the problem and how to fix it