Stories by Peter Cohen

QuarkXPress 7.31 update released, for Leopard

Quark this week released QuarkXPress 7.31, an update for its desktop publishing software for the Macintosh and Windows. QuarkXPress 7.31 is a free update for QuarkXPress 7 users.

Report predicts LCDs to overtake CRTs in 2004

Market research firm DisplaySearch Inc. today published its 2002 LCD Monitor Strategy Report. The company said that it expects LCD monitors to overtake CRTs on a revenue basis in 2004, outselling them by 5 to 1 by 2006.

Nvidia, others join The Khronos Group consortium

Dynamic media consortium The Khronos Group has announced the addition of new contributing members to its ranks. The consortium is hoping that as its membership continues to grow awareness will build for its efforts to promote the OpenGL ES and OpenML digital media standards.

Yellow Dog Linux 2.3 ships

Terra Soft Solutions Inc. Friday announced the release of Yellow Dog Linux 2.3, the latest major release to its flagship PowerPC-based Linux operating system.

OpenML positioned as cross-platform DirectX alternative

The Khronos Group -- an independent, not-for-profit consortium of hardware and software developers -- is promoting the use of OpenML. The specification is positioned as a cross-platform rival to Microsoft's own DirectX technology, which is used extensively by Windows game developers and other application programmers.

New Intersil chipset unites 802.11a, b and g standards

Wireless networks are taking the business and consumer worlds by storm, but incompatibilities between emerging standards still cause uneasiness in some users and network administrators looking to make the move to wireless. Network product maker Intersil Corp. is promising to change that with its new PRISM Duette, a chipset that can be used in future generations of wireless devices.

Apple 'in a great position' for next computer boom

Writing for The Chicago Tribune, Alex L. Goldfayn said that Apple Computer Inc. is making progress wooing PC users to the platform, thanks to a combination of innovative products and an expanded high-profile retail presence. Goldfayn's analysis comes in a new article entitled Apple pictures growth (registration is required to view the story, but it's free).

New IEEE wireless spec based on Bluetooth

The Standards Board of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association (IEEE-SA) has approved IEEE 802.15.1, a standard for wireless personal area networking (PAN). The new standard is adapted from portions of the Bluetooth wireless specification.

GURL Watcher Web monitoring software released

If you have security concerns about the Web for your kids, employees or other users, Quicomm has announced the release of a utility you may be interested in: GURL Watcher 1.0. The software views and records Web use.

Amidst losses, Corel cites 2001 as 'turning point'

Software publisher Corel Corp. Friday turned in its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2001 results, for the period ending November 30, 2001. The company's revenues for the year were US$134.3 million, producing a net loss of $7.3 million. Fourth quarter revenues totaled $31.6 million, producing a net loss of $10.7 million.

Copy protection on new audio CD excludes Macs totally

Universal Music Group Inc. has employed a controversial copy protection scheme on a new audio CD this week. Designed to prevent the music on the CD from being pirated, it also excludes the disc from being played at all on Macs, DVD players, and CD-compatible video game consoles.

Jobs: Microsoft settlement still not good enough

As Microsoft Corp.'s lawyers once again sit down with mediators and lawyers for the plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit today, Apple Computer Inc. CEO Steve Jobs has offered a statement reiterating his company's position.

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