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Arrogance Unleashed: The Foul Stench of Computerworld’s Mike Elgan

mike elgan
Daniel Eran Dilger
Mike Elgan, a former editor of Windows Magazine, has recently gone on an anti-Apple rampage, posting countless articles on why users should torment themselves with fear, doubt, and uncertainty about Apple. Elgan’s desperation is so overreaching that it is, like Rob Enderle, an embarrassment even to Windows Enthusiasts.

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October 6, 2007   46 Comments

Leopard and the History and Future of Mac OS X on PowerPC

PowerPC Future
Daniel Eran Dilger

How long will Apple continue to support existing models of Macs in the latest version of Mac OS X? Previous versions of Apple’s OS have drawn the line for officially supported Macs based on practical considerations, rather than just being arbitrary or artificial. Here’s what the past suggests for Mac OS X Leopard and the version that comes after it.

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September 30, 2007   6 Comments

How Open will the iPhone Get?

iPhone Open or Closed
Daniel Eran Dilger
There is obvious interest in iPhone development, and users of the device have good reason to demand a vibrant software ecosystem growing up around it. There are a lot of applications Apple doesn’t have the time or inclination to deliver, but which would greatly increase the value of the phone and subsequently expand sales. Apple needs third party help.

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September 15, 2007   2 Comments

SCO, Linux, and Microsoft in the History of OS: 1990s

OS history of the 90s

Daniel Eran Dilger
[continued from part two: SCO, Linux, and Microsoft in the History of OS: 1980s]

Intel 80×86 vs Motorola 68000.
In the 80s, a new generation of graphical computers from Apple, Atari, Commodore, and NeXT–all based on the Motorola 68000 family of processors–leapt past the previous generation of 8-bit computers. That new hardware enabled more powerful software using a fully graphical user interface.

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August 18, 2007   8 Comments

Troy Wolverton Documents Faux Apple Shareholder Outrage

Troy Wolverton Documents Faux Apple Shareholder Outrage
Daniel Eran Dilger
Troy Wolverton must be back from vacation, as the Mercury News has resumed publishing slanted reports designed to cause panic about Apple under his name. The latest are particularly galling.

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August 11, 2007   2 Comments

Daniel Lyons: Fake Steve Jobs and the SCO Shill Who Hated Linux

Daniel Lyons: Fake Steve Jobs and the SCO Shill Who Hated Linux
Daniel Eran Dilger
After months of tongue in cheek blogging as an even more wildly eccentric and brutally forthright version of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Daniel Lyons of Forbes Magazine was outed by Brad Stone of the New York Times as the real Fake Steve Jobs. What Stone didn’t reveal was Lyons’ far more scandalous past as a shill for the bottom feeding SCO Group and its outrageous attack on Linux and open source.

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August 7, 2007   6 Comments

More on Scott Moritz and the Jim Cramer Street Misinformation Engine

More on Scott Moritz and the Jim Cramer Street Misinformation Engine
Daniel Eran Dilger
While awaiting Troy Wolverton to return from vacation so he can set the record straight on his questionable reporting for the Mercury News, CNET, and the Street, let’s take a look at the Street itself, and why that site constitutes a black eye for anyone who writes for it.

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August 5, 2007   7 Comments

More on Troy Wolverton, the Street, and Apple Scandal

More on Troy Wolverton, the Street, and Apple Scandal
Daniel Eran Dilger
Responding to two recent articles, one on the San Jose Mercury News associating Apple with an unrelated scandal and the other on manipulation of Apple’s stock prices using manufactured news, Troy Wolverton wrote me to correct the record.

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August 5, 2007   4 Comments

10 FAS: 10 – Apple’s Mac and iPhone Security Crisis

10 FAS: 10 - Apple’s Mac and iPhone Security Crisis
Daniel Eran Dilger
Windows Enthusiasts weary of making excuses for Microsoft’s security failures have discovered that the best defense is a good offense.

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August 2, 2007   9 Comments

10 FAS: 9 – Troy Wolverton, Neil Cavuto, and the Apple Stock Scandal

10 FAS: 9 - Troy Wolverton, Neil Cavuto, and the Apple Stock Scandal
Daniel Eran Dilger
Google for ‘Apple Scandal’ and the results are overwhelmingly related to options backdating. Those backdated options from 1997 – 2001 resulted in Apple taking an $84 million charge against operations, but continued to monopolize the headlines for months with the panic that Steve Jobs might go to jail and Apple might be delisted from the NASDAQ stock exchange.

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July 31, 2007   2 Comments

10 FAS: 8 – San Jose Mercury News’ False Apple Scandal

San Jose Mercury News’ False Apple Scandal
Daniel Eran Dilger
What says scandal more than covering up outright fraud with secret, illicit favors? And what could be more fake than to mix Apple up into a scandal that the it has nothing to do with? Let’s ask the San Jose Mercury News, a paper that enjoys dancing on the boundary of libel whenever Apple is involved.
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July 30, 2007   3 Comments

10 FAS: 7 – Apple’s Hardware and Dvorak’s Microsoft Branded PC

Apple vs Microsoft in Consumer Electronics
Daniel Eran Dilger
While the previous fake Apple scandal advanced the myth that Apple’s first generations of hardware releases are unusually problematic, the seventh fake scandal charges that all Apple hardware is bad, and only sells due to excessive advertising and a blind pool of devoted fans who don’t know any better. The best answer to these claims is look at Microsoft’s own hardware efforts and the comments made by Windows Enthusiasts.

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July 29, 2007   2 Comments

10 FAS: 6 – Apple’s First Generation Hardware Tainted!

Apple's First Generation Hardware Tainted
Daniel Eran Dilger
While the fake Apple scandals so far have all been invented for the iPhone, the sixth is trotted out for nearly every Apple product release. It’s the warning to not buy the first version of anything from Apple, because it’s always plagued with all manner of problems. But is that true?
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July 28, 2007   No Comments

10 FAS: 5 – iPhone Sales vs Zune, Palm, RIM, Symbian, Windows Mobile

iPhone Sales vs Zune, Palm, RIM, Symbian, Windows Mobile
Daniel Eran Dilger
Fake Apple Scandals keep getting more bizarre. The fifth says that the iPhone’s launch greatly underwhelmed. It tries to leverage the myth that everyone–including Apple–expected the iPhone to sell a million units in the opening weekend. The truth is more spectacular than the faked disappointment however.
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July 27, 2007   2 Comments

10 FAS: 4 – Iain Thomson: iPhone Too Powerful vs Palm, WM, RIM

Iain Thomson: iPhone Too Powerful vs Palm, WM, RIM
Daniel Eran Dilger
The fourth fake Apple scandal was so over the top I’d planned to reserve it for number ten, but I simply couldn’t contain this crowning achievement of scandal invention any longer.
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July 26, 2007   2 Comments