It’s Apple Tuesday

Yet another distraction – today is one of those Tuesday’s when Apple makes some major product announcement. The word on the street is new iMacs and new iLife and iWork software. I’m looking forward to all three, but particularly the software. iMovie needs to be updated to support the new AVCHD HD camcorder format and iWork could emerge into a legitimate Microsoft Office alternative. Office, which is still lagging behind with its 2004 Mac version, has not been optimized for the Intel processors that Macs now use. It’s showing its age and its replacement, Office 2008, is not due out until, well, 2008. I’d just as soon avoid it completely if Apple can offer a viable alternative. Apple’s Keynote is already superior to PowerPoint, but the word processor Pages has a ways to go. We’ll see if it catches up later today.

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