Merom MacBooks Delayed/Not Delayed?

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Date: Monday, September 11th, 2006, 23:40
Category: Intel

The originally reported that Apple’s Core 2 Duo notebooks would be delayed until 2007, but then updated their post claiming that MeromBooks would indeed arrive in 2006. Maybe they’ll arrive… tomorrow?

Unless you have had your head buried in the sand, you know that Woodcrest is getting the lion’s share of production, over 70% of Xeons will be new. Conroe is next in line with 20+%, followed by a syphilitic trickle of Meroms. The keen among you will notice that these proportions are in relation to the pain Intel feels from AMD.

Apple to delay Merom notebooks


BBEdit 8.5 Rocks

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Date: Monday, September 11th, 2006, 23:45
Category: Software

It’s no secret that I love the BBEdit. I’ve been using it to write and edit the PowerPage since it’s inception and simply can’t live without it. Today Bare Bones Software released BBEdit version 8.5 with some pretty cool features including Code Folding which collapses sections of text, Clippings which provide quick access to frequently used pieces of text and a greatly improved (and searchable) preferences panel.
All-in-all BBEdit 8.5 includes nearly two hundred new features, refinements and user interface improvements. For an exhaustive list of what’s new, see the current release notes.
Upgrades are US$30 from version 8 and US$40 from version 7. A new license costs US$125.


Why Apple is Winning in Media Downloads

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Date: Monday, September 11th, 2006, 19:10
Category: Opinion

Apple has taken ownership of the music download market by using some of the same principles used by Microsoft to build support for Windows. RoughlyDrafted Magazine presents an interesting look how Apple took the lead, why there is so little effective competition, and why things aren’t likely to change. Why Apple is Winning in Media Downloads. Also presented: A Visual Comparison of CD, DVD, HD and iTMS downloads.
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Contributed by: Daniel Eran, RDM


The Apple Core: Apple-Expo 2006 predictions

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Date: Monday, September 11th, 2006, 08:00
Category: The Apple Core

crystal_ball.jpgOne side effect of announcing the new Core 2 Duo iMacs and faster Mac minis last week is that it effectively removes them from contention for debut at Apple’s media event tomorrow.
This combined with the company’s less-than-subtle “It’s Showtime” theme make predictions a little easier than usual, although there are some wild cards at the end. Without further ado, here’s what I think that Apple will announce tomorrow:
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.