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400,000 Windows users switch to Mac

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Needham & Co. estimates that the "iPod halo" may have attracted up to 400,000 Windows users to the Mac so far this year.

A Sad, Sad, Sad, Sad Macworld

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Here at Macworld Boston -- the annual gathering of the East Coast Mac fans -- not only were Apple and its CEO missing; so, too, were the bustling crowds of shows past.

Apple releases Mac OS X 10.4.2

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Apple today released a new update for its Tiger, Mac OS X 10.4.2, with new features and security updates. Here's a look at all the improvements:

The Lonely Apple Repairman?

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I'm convinced there will never be a lonely Apple Computer repairman. What finally persuaded me was my experience last week with the folks Apple calls the "geniuses."

IBM to Apple: Watt Me Worry?

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Apple said earlier this month that it will switch to Intel chips from PowerPC chips as IBM's future PowerPC processors' projected power consumption will make them too difficult to design into future Apple systems. But IBM begs to differ.

A first look at Apple's Intel Mac (with pix)

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Apple's Intel-based Mac development kits have started trickling into developer's hands featuring 3.6GHz Pentium 4 processors with 2MB of L2 cache operating on an 800MHz bus with 1GB of RAM.

No Threat to Linux with Apple and Intel Deal

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It shouldn't even threaten Linux by any means. Linux has more than a few things that go in its favor, at least for the time being. The idea of open-source software is an amazing one. The idea of running a system that costs absolutely nothing on the software side is a powerful one, and Windows and Mac OS X would have a difficult time competing against that.

Security chip to limit OS X to Macs

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Apple could use the Trusted Platform Module chip to ensure that only Mac computers can run its OS X operating system.

Forbidden fruit

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Apple seeks more federal business, but along with Bigfoot and the Bermuda Triangle, its strategy remains a mystery.

Apple's NZ distributor happy with Intel decision

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Apple's decision to switch from IBM to Intel chips isn't fazing Renaissance, Apple's New Zealand distributor.

"It's very exciting news, but it's very early days yet," says Renaissance's Apple division head, Steve Ford.

IBM Left in the Dark

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Apple purportedly pulled a bit of a fast one on IBM, with Jobs only informing IBM of the decision late in the day Friday, right before Monday's big announcement. IBM apparently learned of the possibility of the deal the way most of us did, through news reports.

Developers get taste of Intel-based Macs

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In late-night sessions this week, Apple developers have been getting their first look at how much work they have ahead to convert their programs to run on Intel-based Macs.

Apple & Intel: What you need to know

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Apple’s startling announcement that it will begin a transition away from PowerPC chips to Intel-made processors has left Mac fans’ heads spinning, and not just because a former “enemy” of the Mac is now counted among its allies. What do you need to know?

Apple's Intel switch doesn't spell security doom

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Apple's switch to Intel chips does not spell the start of Windows PC-style security problems for Macs, experts say.

Apple opens up open-source effort

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Apple Computer has expanded its open-source operations, cheering volunteer Web browser coders who had raised complaints against the computer maker.

What does Apple’s move mean for Linux?

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Now that the rumors have turned out to be true, what is this going to mean for Linux — if anything?

Apple to Switch Macs to Intel Chips

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Apple Confirms Plans to Switch Its Macintosh Line to Microprocessors Built by Intel

Apple to ditch IBM, switch to Intel chips

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Despite denials when the story was first leaked by Wall Street Journal last month, Apple Computer plans to announce Monday that it's scrapping its partnership with IBM and switching its computers to Intel's microprocessors.

Apple considers Intel for Macs - or not

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Apple Computer Inc. has been in talks that could lead to a decision soon to use Intel Corp. chips in its Macintosh computer line, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. But Apple said the news should be placed 'in the category of rumour and speculation'.

Apple sued for racial and sexual discrimination

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Ex-employee apparently didn't appreciate being called a "rather obese-sized black lesbian".

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