Monday iMac Moment

The news is back! I’m at the airport waiting for my monthly flight to Toronto. Next week: Sitges, Spain for the Pearson International Sales Conference. I’d rather be in Paris today.
Supposedly, that’s where Apple will unveil the new, G5 based iMacs today at MacWorld Expo. I keep checking for an announcement but nothing so far.

The first African-American astronaut took flight in 1983. Lord Rutherford, who discovered the atomic nucleus, was born in 1871. President Carter was attacked by a rabbit on a canoe trip in Plains Georgia in 1979.

The Splendid Splinter, Ted Williams, was born in 1918. Bill Gates’s bridge partner, Warren Buffet is 74. Happy 34th Birthday, Cameron Diaz.

  1. On the other hand, maybe I’d rather have an Orion. Orion Multisystems announced its multi-processor cluster workstation based on the Transmeta Efficeon chip and runing Linux. Each motherboard can host up to 12 processors. The top of the line DS-96 deskside Cluster Workstation has 96 nodes and claims 300 gigaflops peak performance, 150 Gflops sustained, with up to 192 gigabytes of memory and up to 9.6 terabytes of storage. The company said it consumes less than 1500 watts and fits unobtrusively under a desk for just $100,000.
  2. Intel has announced a chip size breakthrough. The company has created a prototype chip that packs 10 million transistors into an area the size of the tip of a ball-point pen. The 65 nanometer chip will go into production next year.
  3. Call Longhorn Windows 2006. Or 2007. Something like that. Microsoft says it will ship the next version of its Windows operating system in around two years. But with a schedule like that don’t expect some of the promised new features, like WinFS – the highly touted databasing file system.
  4. San Francisco, Los Angeles, and other California cities and counties are suing Microsoft. The class action suit attacks Microsoft for it’s monopolistic business practives. SF City Attorney Dennis Herrera says, “It’s anticompetitive, it’s predatory, and it denies consumers, and in this case taxpayers, the benefits of innovation that a free marketplace should provide.” The local governments are seeking millions in damages.
  5. Slashdot reports that Kevin Mitnick’s Caller ID trick will soon be available to everyone. The Caller ID Falsification Service will allow you to enter the number you’re calling, and the number you’d like to appear as the id. Within a couple of seconds the site will call you back with your connection. will launch September 1.

Listen in tomorrow at 6:45a Pacific for my weekly news commentary on KGO 810 AM in San Francisco.

18 Replies to “Monday iMac Moment”

  1. Glad to see you posting again, Leo. I wish I were in Paris, along with you and everybody else here.

  2. Glad to see you posting again, Leo. I wish I were in Paris, along with you and everybody else here.

  3. Leo
    Please let your U.S. fans have a little more info on whats going on. We still hope that you will return ( much like McAurther) to the U.S. market.

  4. No, Patrick is marrying another woman. She was in the audience of one of the final shows from San Francisco. Sarah Lane is shacked up with the dufus Kevin Rose.

  5. Leo, the keynote is on the 31st so the news wont come until very early tomorrow morning in the US.

  6. Welcome back to Canada Leo, listen I was wondering if Andy or Monica have you hooked on Tim Horton’s coffee yet when your staying in Toronto? If not don’t worry it won’t be long. Love the new CFH – Starchoice has really been promoting it alot (probably because Shaw owns a piece of Tech TV Canada)hope you are nejoying your time in Canada.

  7. We should get a new Leo book, use the idea of Where’s Waldo and Find Waldo now but with our friendly neighborhood Leo Laporte.
    Have Leo hiding(oops…I mean vacationing) at a beach or ski slope or computer conventions, etc with hundreds of other ppl and u would have to find him. Have it come with a DVD and Calendar version also!!! Whats ur take on this???
    Plus I got a question about Patrick getting married. I just heard about it because I do not have G4TechTV anymore where I live. Patrick is married to Sarah from TSS??? I know its a silly question but like I said I do not have G4TechTV to watch (Boo Hoo)

  8. HIya Leo!!!! Welcome back!! 🙂
    Was getting REALLY worried for a little while.Please don’t EVER give this up.
    I wish I could see CFH2 here in South Carolina, I don’t even watch Screen savers anymore, cuz it SUX now.
    Anyway,good to hear from you again !

  9. I just saw the new imac’s they are ugly, i’m glad that i recently got the old style. It’s my luck when i buy something the discontinue it for something supposedly better.

  10. Have another great week in TO Leo, Must be very tiring to be taping 4-5 shows each day. I don’t envy you that workload. I hope you have a great support crew to take the load. I hope you get a chance to see and enjoy some of the sights in the city.

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