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New and Noteworthy: Buy a Mac to avoid viruses; OS X 10.3 adds a lot; Macs used for supercomputer; The iPod a bridge to tomorrow

New and Noteworthy: Buy a Mac to avoid viruses; OS X 10.3 adds a lot; Macs used for supercomputer; The iPod a bridge to tomorrow

Tired of fighting viruses? Buy a Mac Walter Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal discusses the burden of viruses on consumers and small businesses: "But for consumers and small businesses, there's a simple way out of this endless morass: Buy an Apple Macintosh computer. There are no viruses on the Macintosh's excellent two-year-old operating system, called OS X. And the Mac is a terrific computer -- as good as, or better than, Windows for the typical computing tasks important to mainstream users." More.

Apple's Latest 0.1 Adds a Lot The New York Times' David Pogue provides a preliminary review of Panther: "Wherever you stand in the Macs vs. Windows debate, this much is certain: In Panther, Apple has taken an already sparkling, super-stable operating system and made it faster, better equipped and more secure." More.

Low-Cost Supercomputer Made With 1,100 Macs The New York Times is the latest news outlet to cover Virginia Tech's 1,100-Power Mac G5 supercomputer: "A home-brew supercomputer, assembled from off-the-shelf personal computers in just one month at a cost of slightly more than $5 million, is about to be ranked as one of the fastest machines in the world." (Most of the world's supercomputer have cost $100 million to $250 million.) More.

Apple's Bridge to Tomorrow Business Week claims that the iPod is becoming an entirely new platform thanks to its compatibility with both the Mac OS and Windows. More.

 

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