Post-weekend Misc. News

By Julio Franco
Aug 18, 2003
  1. Since we were too lazy to keep you guys informed during the weekend, here you have a round-up of items from the past few days and a few brand new others:

    Straight from our new Hot Deals forum (posted by LNCPapa): Best Buy has the Platinum for $199.99 with a $70 INSTANT REBATE, that makes your total $129.99 plus tax.

    Apple's School Days Are Numbered - Mom and dad have spoken, and what they say is this: Why should my child work on a Mac in class when most people use PCs at home and in the office?

    Linux will have 20% desktop market share by 2008? - Siemens Business Systems, after conducting an extensive survey on non-technical workers is predicting that the Linux desktop will capture 20% of the market for desktop computers in large enterprises within the next 5 years.

    Gamespy has posted interviews with John Carmack (id software=Doom III talk) & Rick Johnson (Raven=Quake IV), worth a read for catching details on the upcoming games. CNN has also posted an editorial on Doom III.

    Microsoft to release tiny XP service pack? - The rumour is that Microsoft has got into such a flap about the Blaster worm that it's readying a small service pack called SP1a for Windows XP, which might emerge within the next two weeks.

    Sun's Gemini mixes old, new technologies - Sun Microsystems will come out with a new line of microprocessors for dense servers next year that will wed cutting-edge design concepts to a chip from the 1990s.
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    This is a great question I have wondered about for quite some time. I know that when I was growing up I never used a MAC, but when I got to college that is almost all they had in the computer labs. Frankly it gets quite annoying if it is something new and you are used to the PC.

    Why should we make kids learn the PC at home, and then while at school learn something totally different, only to go home again and use the PC again?

    I can understand to broaden their knowledge, but what if they are like me and don't really want to use a MAC at all? Do we force them? I can't see this solving anything, but who knows......
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