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April 18, 2001

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Can a New Pricing Scheme Help Oracle?
Would Oracle be helped by following Computer Associates' new subscription-style way of booking sales revenue, or is it just creative accounting?

Questioning Cisco's Severance Deal
Is a six-months'-pay package for laid-off Cisco employees appropriate? Some feel it's not generosity, but a sign of management's overindulgence.

Apple User Reminded of La Diff�rence
"I'm amazed at how many people think that fighting the hardware is just part of owning a computer. C'mon, it doesn't have to be that way!"

Leaving the Intel Mindset
Building a video editing system with AMD chips lets this Fool demonstrate that clock speed isn't the whole picture.

Rambus: Feeling Vindicated?
News of chipset instability problems prompts one Fool to think perhaps AMD should replace that "Powered by DDR" sticker with one that says "some assembly required."

Lucent's Bankruptcy Risk
A long-term Lucent shareholder worries about the threat of bankruptcy for this troubled company. Are there solid reasons why it's very unlikely to happen?

Questions for Berkshire's Annual Meeting
Fools on the Berkshire Hathaway board are drawing up a list of questions to put to Buffett and Munger during the Q&A at the upcoming meeting in Omaha.

Waited On by a Millionaire
The 76-year-old grandmother who waited on this Fool is a classic example of the "Millionaire Next Door."

A Whole New Perspective on Debt
If you've ever wondered how your neighbor seems to live better than you do on the same income, this Fool's story will strengthen your resolve to be frugal with credit cards.