January 31st, 2001

There are lots of great articles, and some really bad ones, on the Internet. Though we link to all of them at MacOS News Around The Web, some of them deserve special mention here. Most of what we will mention within these pages will be among the best, but on occasion we will talk about articles that are so bad or so wrong we just have to say something. Consider them mini-editorials on our part about things we think you might also be interested in.

Best [2:00 PM] Mac Night Owl - Appleis Educational Market: Can They Stem the Erosion?
Even when times were lean for Apple, they always had the education market to call their own. That has been becoming more untrue over the last couple of years, and is definitely something Apple wants to address. This article looks at the possibility of that happening. Our favorite quote from this piece:

Was there any deep, dark, secret reason why the Mac was no longer acceptable? Apparently parents had complained that their kids were not being exposed to the same computers most of the rest of the world used, without considering the virtues the Mac offered, and the fact that a portion of their kids would be going into professions where Macs still rule.

Expanding into the business market would help too. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

Best [2:00 PM] Business Wire - Eazel Strikes Deal with WorkSpot...
The fevered excitement surrounding the Linux community has taken a back seat to OS X and its Aqua interface over the last few months. However, Linux is strong as ever, and Eazelis Nautilus file management systems is one of the reasons why. Nautilus gives users a powerful GUI for the powerful OS, and now any user on any Web enabled computer can see what Nautilus has to offer. Our favorite quote from this piece:

"We are excited about providing users of Windows, Macintosh, and Unix the opportunity to see what weire creating at Eazel," said Mike Boich, chief executive officer of Eazel. "We think people will be surprised by how easy it is to use Linux with Nautilus software and our soon to be released Eazel Services."

We are excited to see it too. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

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