1999: After looking over the requirements for deploying FileMaker 5, my employer has decided to cancel the upgrade order. We have a network of about 80 Macs, most running System 7.5.5 and many running 68040 processors (including IIcis with Sonnet upgrades), and everyone uses FileMaker with shared databases on our file server. The cost of […]
A problem I used to have with using Macjordomo was with people sending subscription emails that were either in HTML format or had misspelt or missing subscription commands. Whenever I would receive such email, it would generate an error in Macjordomo.
1999: Three iMacs? Well, Apple’s done it before. Despite the amazing success of the iMac, there always seem to be two previous versions available on the close-out and refurbished market. But three different iMac models in production at the same time? What is Apple thinking?
1999 – I disagree about the G4 being a “marginally better” CPU than the G3. Given the 603 vs. the 604, where the 603 cannot handle multitasking properly and has a bus utilization rate that is so high that it cannot be configured for multiprocessing, nor can it handle intensive floating point calculations. The 604 […]
1999: Farallon Communications have upgraded the driver for their Fast EtherTX-10/100, a 10/100 Mbps Ethernet card for CardBus-enabled PowerBooks. (Note: Lombard has built-in 10/100 Mbps).
1999: Getting kinda antsy waiting for USB connectivity for your WallStreet PowerBook? I know I am. There were supposed to be USB CardBus adapters for Macs shipping months ago. Originally the delay was reported to be the release date of Mac OS 8.6, but that came and went, and we’re almost ready for OS 9’s […]
1999: I am a PC user. I’ve been one professionally for about six years. Working on PCs has truly been bliss, I so enjoyed maintaining them, tweaking them, and making them run efficiently. Throughout the years, I have moved up through the ranks very quickly. I started out as a technician and am now working […]
1999 – After a summer of swimming and camping, summer jobs, and/or just generally lounging about, kids across America have been back in our nation’s classrooms for several weeks. My school started back on August 16!
1998: Last week, I wrote about ATMs from a human interface perspective. I suggested graphics and color and a modicum of intelligent programming could go a long way in making ATMs more friendly and less frustrating.
Short Takes, Sept. 23, 1999 Cinema Display DFP – DFI Confusion Correction Why Doesn’t iBook Have A Sound-In Port? CD-R/RW Expansion Bay Drive For Wall Street PowerBooks Lombard SCSI Disk Mode Problems Discussed How To Beat The High Price Of Wall Street Internal Modems Trackpad Clicking Not Default-Enabled On iBook Moore’s Mailbag
Reviews and comparisons of the MicroMac ThunderCache Pro and Sonnet Presto accelerators for the original Color Classic.
1999: Last month, the PowerBook Guy was offering 292 MHz/1 MB cache daughter cards to upgrade Series I WallStreet 233 (no cache) PowerBooks. The bad news is that (a) the 292 MHz card wouldn’t work in my WallStreet Series II 233 MHz (512 KB cache), and (b) they sold out in a couple of days.
For the most part, the PowerBook 150 was a very nice computer. It was the fourth and final model in Apple’s economy series that started with the PowerBook 140 in October 1991. The 140 ran a then-decent 16 MHz 68030, shipped with 2 MB of memory (expandable to 8), and had a 20 or 40 MB […]
1999: I’ve been running The iMac Channel since May 1998. I still don’t own an iMac, but my home computer is getting closer to the iMac’s specs all the time. (For the record, we now have two iMacs at work. Our web server is a Rev. B iMac; the other is a 333 MHz iMac […]
1999: While Apple’s new AirPort wireless LAN system is only directly supported so far by Apple on the iBook and G4 Power Macs, that doesn’t mean that owners of earlier Macs are shut out.
Short Takes, September 16, 1999 Jeremy’s CSM Bundle 2.0.1 Available No PRAM Backup Battery in iBook Apple Extends Repair Support for WallStreet 13.3″ Screens Beyond Warranty Period Another PowerBook USB PC Card Adapter Apple’s 22″ LCD Cinema Display Support not Limited to Sawtooth G4s 400 MHz Upgrade for PowerBook 2400? MacCave Journal On Line MR […]
“The book is here to stay. What we’re doing is symbolic of the peaceful coexistence of the book and the computer.” Vartan Gregorian, on computerization of the New York Public Library card catalog
1999: “All you get is 32 megs of RAM? Only a 6 gigabyte hard drive? But I want more!” you say when you order your iMac.
Short Takes, September 13, 1999 USB CardBus Adapter for PowerBooks Gerry’s ICQ d32 Released Possible Data Corruption When Reading Audio CDs with PowerBook G3 Series Lombard “Help” Files Missing after OS 8.6 Clean Install Moore’s Mailbag
Appendix II: iCab 1.7 Anomalies Identified by Daniel Morris
New Features in iCab Preview 1.7
1999: Now that I’ve been using the latest v1.7 preview build of the German iCab browser for several days, I’m happy to report that it is definitely more stable on my computer than its predecessor, v1.6a, was – and I can’t overemphasize how much more convenient I’m finding the new Save As Text function, which […]
1999: Apple has responded to the uproar over the inability of Blue & White Power Mac G3s with certain ROM upgrades to accept G4 processors. The following is from Apple’s Tech Exchange. (Because Apple considers this an off-topic discussion, this page was removed from their site.)
I’ve received some excellent reader feedback on The Ethernet Alternative to USB Drives, mostly from people who are already using older Macs as networked file servers.
I maintained several email lists using Macjordomo, a freeware email list server from Leuca Software. The purpose of this page is to explain how Macjordomo works and how you can add, delete, or change your subscription – although the examples provided in this article are no longer in use. (Take that, spammers!)
Macjordomo is a powerful, easy-to-use freeware listserver. Versions are available for Mac OS 8 and 9 as well as Mac OS X.
1999: I’ll admit it: I read PC Magazine. No, I’m not planning on selling out to the dark side. I have DOS roots, but I don’t even want to know how to use Windows. I read PC Magazine to learn about the hot new technologies and get the perspective from the other side of the […]
1999: Here it is – my first Miscellaneous Ramblings column for Low End Mac. Before I get down to the topic at hand, I would like to thank Low End Mac’s publisher, Dan Knight, for his support of MR, and I look forward to working with him and other Low End staff.
1999 – USB is slower than promised, providing at most two-thirds of the expected speed based on its 12 Mbps bandwidth (see The Truth About USB Speed). But the iMac, iBook, and Lombard PowerBook don’t have any other option, do they?
1999: Everything the iMac has is big: The hard drive is big. The monitor is big. The speakers are . . . small.