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Apple's future hard to read

Apple Computer will offer rebates on the PowerMac G4 Cube in an attempt to boost lagging sales, while the chances for Mac OS X's success suddenly look shakier.

 

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Apple Computer will offer rebates on the PowerMac G4 Cube in an attempt to boost lagging sales, while the chances for Mac OS X's success suddenly look shakier.

 


Apple launches rebate program for Cube, PowerBooks
Looking to boost sluggish demand for its PowerMac G4 Cube and spur sales of PowerBook laptops, Apple Computer kicks off a mail-in rebate program good through the end of the year.

Can Mac OS X sell without an office suite?
Microsoft officially takes the wraps off Mac Office 2001, but only the next version will fully support Mac OS X, Apple's new operating system scheduled to ship early next year.

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Apple dishes up QuickTime 5 preview
The streaming media program for Macintosh offers new features, such as protection against video and audio skips caused by slow Internet connections.

New G4 chip hits 1 GHz; Apple plans uncertain
Motorola says it will boost its G4 processor to 1 GHz and beyond, although it is unclear when or if Apple Computer will adopt the faster chips.