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Operating System

Why computer boffins still have to use some of that old black magic

Apple fans all over the world will be happy to see that Mac OS 8 came out bang on time. This, of course, is only the first step on a long, long road.

Tuesday, 29 July, 1997, 12:00am

System 8 means the bottle can wait

With all of the bad news about Apple floating around, some Mac users may get the impression that the fat lady is about to sing. Well, don't start drowning your sorrows in your favourite brew just yet.

24 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Advice on new systems, but without the hard sell

My company computer network has about 30 PCs running Clipper DOS. When I get quotes for a system upgrade from consultant companies I can't help but think that they are trying to sell us a system we don't really need to boost their commission on sales of hardware. Who can give independent advice on a small business computer network in Hong Kong?

20 May 1997 - 12:00am

Courses provide solid grounding

There are many study programmes offered at different academic levels by Hong Kong's higher educational institutions, non-profit professional organisations and private sector institutions, for those willing to sharpen their skills as well as develop a better understanding of the constantly-evolving world of technology.

11 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Hold your horses...new sofeware can wait awhile

IT looks like Windows 95 made quite an impact in the local market. The number of questions I have received in the past two weeks related to the operating system and from people who went out and bought it far surpasses enquiries on any other subject.

19 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Niche players are the face of things to come

THE disintegration of the 'old' computing industry structure will continue to accelerate through the 1990s and more niche-market players will capture bigger portions of industry revenue, according to the latest McKinsey & Company annual report on the computer business.

21 Feb 1995 - 12:00am