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MacOS News Around The Web Archives
Monday, November 4th, 2001

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Today's Column & Article Summaries

Mac Halloween Articles

Mac O'Lanterns Light Up Halloween - Wired
Wired writes up some outstanding jack-o'-lanterns done with Mac personalities by the folks at GeekCulture. A very entertaining read.

Foxtrot Cartoon - Foxtrot
Foxtrot offers a nice poke at Microsoft for Halloween. A very funny cartoon.

Mac News

IBM's 970 - Power4-lite, and the future of the PowerPC? - iGeek
David K. Every offers a gearhead look (in plain English) at the PowerPC 970, IBM's new PowerPC processor. He is largely answering Ars Technica's detailed look at the same thing, and counters some of the assertions made in that publication. A very good read, though a tad sloppy with some of the editing.

Fall Technology Guide: Code of Honor - Fortune
Fortune says that Jaguar is the most impressive software of 2002. Great exposure for Apple and the Mac market.

Mac Columns/Editorials

How Apple Is Expanding Its Universe - BusinessWeek
Charles Haddad offers his thoughts on how Apple is working to extend its market share. A good read, and good exposure for Apple to mainstream readers.

Mouse musings - SunSpot
David Zeiler talks about 1-button mice, and includes lots of reader feedback. An interesting read.

Mac Humor

Dell Attempts To Hasten Cyber-Apocalypse. - Crazy Apple Rumors
CAR offers its skewed look at the Apple/Dell iPod deal. Their take is that it is a sign of the apocalypse. Always entertaining.

Microsoft-Can't-Build-A-Secure-OS Articles

Microsoft flags three security holes - News.com
Sit down, lest you fall, before reading this, but, believe it or not, Microsoft has announced three new security holes. Actually, they aren't new, as they were identified earlier this year by a security company. And still the lemmings march on.

Other Tech Articles

A Court Gives Intel 30 Days To Appeal Patent Injunction - Wall Street Journal
The Journal reports on court proceedings in a patent infringement suit against Intel by Intergraph. IBM has been found to be violating Intergraph's patents, and the court is giving the company 30 days to appeal the ruling, before being forced to stop selling the Itanium. A very interesting development.

Does search engine's power threaten Web's independence? - News.com
This piece deals with Google's growing power in the search engine market, and includes comments from lots of whiners who get tense when Google figures out how to beat their rank spamming techniques. An interesting read.

MacOS News Around The Web Specials


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MacOS News Around The Web Archives.

The MOSN (Very Informal) Rating System

We rate our articles using a very informal and highly subjective system. The purpose of Mac OS News Around The Web (MOSN) is to highlight articles that stand above or below the norm. Most of what we highlight is something we simply feel is good or important. We also include the occasional article that is just badly written, or better yet wrong. Sometimes, we even offer a good rootin' tootin' rant.

  • Good Read - The article is enjoyable for some reason, but not stellar. It may have a good angle or just be well written.
  • Very Good Read - Everything that a Good Read has, and then some.
  • Great Read - We give this rating quite rarely, and an article or editorial has to really knock our socks off to get it. This usually requires style in addition to substance.
  • Important Read - Some articles are important. They might state an opinion we think vital, or perhaps someone has uncovered some fiendish new plot, but Important Reads should be read. Now.
  • Fun Read - An entertaining article, usually comedic in nature. We are fond of satire, subtlety, and witty things that make pointed fun of Microsoft.
  • Entertaining Read - Unlike a Fun Read, an Entertaining Read just sort of tickles our fancy. Many Entertaining Reads are clever.
  • Interesting Read - This is a close cousin of the Entertaining Read. This article is something that caught our attention, but may not be spectacular, or even outstanding, in terms of writing style. That's usually what keeps an Interesting Read from being a Good Read or a Very Good Read.
  • Handy Read - A Handy Read is an article that is helpful in some way. It's almost always a tip piece, or some other kind of help article.
  • Frustrating Read - Sometimes spotted as an Annoying Read, this article is usually just a really stupid opinion. Sometimes it will even be a stupid opinion that is poorly written.
  • Really Bad Read - Most articles that fit this description are seldom worth our, or your, attention. Sometimes something is so bad, however, that we feel compelled to mention it so that you can avoid it. We're nice like that.
  • A Waste Of HTML - We haven't actually given this one out yet, but we are almost looking forward to the day we do so.

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