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Macintosh meltdown

Aftershocks continue to follow last week's announcement of Apple's $100 million buyout of Power Computing's "key assets."

Aftershocks continue to follow last week's announcement of Apple's $100 million buyout of Power Computing's "key assets," forcing Power out of the Mac business. CNET's NEWS.COM examines the consequences of the recent developments for Apple and the Macintosh.

Latest developments
•  Motorola gives up Mac clones update
•  IBM likely to stop licensing Mac OS
•  Readers still want their Macs  NEWS.COM Poll
•  It's official: Apple keeps Newton update
•  Umax to make Intel notebook
•  Motorola moves away from PCs update
•  Power debuts Intel notebook update
•  Umax clone licensing finalized update
•  Mac faithful threaten exodus
•  Clearance sale on Mac clones
•  Apple expands Power Mac line
•  Readers oppose merger
Terms of the deal
•  Apple buys Power for $100 million
•  Power called more harm than good
•  A double-edged sword for Apple  news analysis
•  Backlash among Mac faithful
•  Apple to write off buyout
•  Interviews and analysis  CNET Radio
Previous coverage
•  Rules change for Mac OS (August 28, 1997)
•  Apple: No clear strategy (August 12, 1997)
•  Power Computing IPO at risk (August 8, 1997)
•  Apple gets tough on cloning (August 6, 1997)
•  Cloners bypass Apple on OS (July 21, 1997)
•  The history of Apple  timeline