Attack of the Carbon Fibre Pentium-M Notebooks

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Date: Thursday, June 16th, 2005, 11:17
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MPC Carbon Fibre NotebookThe Acer Ferrari 4000 is the first notebook to employ a carbon fiber casing according to Gizmag. Now MPC has joined the carbon fibre club with its own high-powered notebook:

Designed to offer an ultra-sleek notebook with exceptional performance in a lightweight form factor, the TransPort U1000 ultra-portable notebook computer weighs less than four pounds, an Intel Pentium M processor for high-performance mobile computing, and 12.1″ display integrated into a carbon-fiber lid. At US$1,900, it’s a lot of performance in an incredibly light package, but someone should tell them about the attractiveness of the carbon weave. Read More at Gizmag.

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MacTel? Jam Box? What's in a Name?

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Date: Thursday, June 16th, 2005, 10:27
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It looks like Apple is considering branding its new line of Intel-based Macs under the “MacTel” moniker. MacSlash and CNet have posted that Apple has filed a trademark for the term. Does anyone else out there think that MacTel sounds horrible? What about the “MacIntel?”
Or “Intelintosh?”
Or just “InTosh?”
Ok, product naming is not my strong suit, Ok?
Read on for more on (GASP!) Asteroid…

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Mac OS X for Intel Running on Tablet PC

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Date: Thursday, June 16th, 2005, 09:29
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Check out this interesting post over at MacDailyNews about Mac OS X running on a Tablet PC:

“So, Apple has released their dev kits for OS X on Intel hardware and I was lucky enough to be the recipient of one. I took a disk image off of this badboy and loaded it onto my tablet. It booted but unfortunately the tablet’s screen didn’t work. I tried booting with an external monitor and… it actually worked. Having configured linux in the past to recognize the wacom digitizer I set to work on getting it up in OS X. This proved none too difficult as the tablet essentially just has a serial port to which the digitizer is connected. The standard wacom drivers for OSX worked fine once I configured it for this port,” Charles Alexander writes in a posting over at Tablet PC Buzz.

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Three Strikes: Analysts Wrong on Apple

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Date: Thursday, June 16th, 2005, 01:59
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RoughlyDrafted: For the last two decades, legions of industry wags have kept repeating three things Apple needed to do in order to survive. But they were never right, and even when they appeared to be right, they weren’t.

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Analysts Fail to Predict Apple's Success with iPod, QuickTime, iTunes

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Date: Thursday, June 16th, 2005, 01:12
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RoughlyDrafted: Analysts comfortable with predicting Microsoft’s impending takeover in new markets are sweating bullets. For years, they’ve felt safe in discouraging any potential competition to Microsoft, and instead forecasting an inevitable domination of any and all markets to which the software giant shows any interest in entering.

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Steve Jobs' Gives Commencement Speech at Stanford

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Date: Tuesday, June 14th, 2005, 00:45
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MacDailyNews: Apple CEO Steve Jobs gave a somber and intensely personal commencement speech at Stanford on Sunday,” Tanya Schevitz reports.
Other good links:
Be a dropout, says Jobs – Edmonton Sun, Canada
Dropping out of school is good thing, says Steve Jobs – Inquirer, UK
College dropout Steve Jobs speaks to graduates – Houston Chronicle, TX
Dropping out suited me: Jobs – Sydney Morning Herald

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Steve Jobs Commencement Speech at Stanford (Updated)

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Date: Tuesday, June 14th, 2005, 00:45
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MacDailyNews: Apple CEO Steve Jobs gave a somber and intensely personal commencement speech at Stanford on Sunday,” Tanya Schevitz reports.
Click through for an audio download link and the full text of the speech….

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Soaring Demand for Laptops Lifts Intel's Outlook

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Date: Friday, June 10th, 2005, 10:25
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Globe and Mail: Intel Corp., the world’s biggest computer chip maker, boosted its second-quarter sales and gross margin forecast yesterday, citing strong demand for its laptop-related chipsets. In a scheduled mid-quarter update after the close of trading, the chip maker said sales will range from $9.1-billion (U.S.) to $9.3-billion. In mid-April, Intel estimated sales for the quarter ending July 2 would come in between $8.6-billion and $9.2-billion. FULL STORY
Did Steve Jobs’ deal with Intel to switch to their processors have an impact on this announcement? We suspect that Apple got a nice concession of guaranteed supply of super-fast mobile Intel chips (hopefully Yonah chips) in exchange for all of Apple’s microprocessor business. Maybe we’ll see a dual core 4GHz PowerBook in January 2006.

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No More Excitement During Transition from Apple?

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Date: Thursday, June 9th, 2005, 18:26
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Will there be a slow-down in innovation from Apple after the Intel announcement?

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On Intel: What's the Rub?

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Date: Thursday, June 9th, 2005, 11:40
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Adam Barber offers some perspective on Apple’s switch to Intel. I know, “another intel article” but it’s a pretty good read. In it Adam talks about Bill Gates and his gain as well as details on G4 optimization and Altivec…

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