Free Internet for Mac Users

Q: I’ve been using many different free Internet service providers, but it seems that more and more free Mac ISPs are either closing their services or dropping support for Macintosh users. I still want free Internet access for my Mac, but I can’t find it anywhere. Are there any more free Internet access services left […]

400 MHz iMac G3

There were four different G3 iMacs that ran at 400 MHz: two introduced in 1999, one in 2000, and one in 2001. The 400 MHz iMac DV and 400 MHz DV Special Edition were introduced in October 1999. These included a DVD-ROM drive and were the first iMacs with built-in FireWire. They have RAGE 128 […]

400 MHz iMac (Early 2001)

The 400 MHz iMac 2001 is the slowest member of the iMac 2001 family and has the least features. It is the only model to use the original G3 (PowerPC 750) processor and the only model that doesn’t include a CD-RW drive. To all intents, this is last year’s 400 MHz iMac DV at a […]

75 Mac Advantages, Part 2

2001 – Based on reader feedback, I learned there are some advances in the latest version of Windows that negate some of the advantages I wrote about in Part 1. I bow to their superior knowledge of the Windows platform (I use both platforms but am a mere user, not a network administrator or suchlike) and so, I’ve […]

iMac G3 (Early 2001)

With the early 2001 revision to the iMac line, Apple ended up with four models running at three different speeds – there were different 500 MHz iMacs for the North American and international markets. These iMacs run Mac OS 9.1 and later. The entry-level indigo 400 MHz iMac is the only CD-ROM model in the […]

Speed Up Internet Explorer on the Classic Mac OS

2001 – Since the release of version 5, Internet Explorer became the Mac world’s number one browser, with many Netscape users dumping the Navigator or Communicator 4.x in order to get Microsoft’s latest offering. In any case, Explorer is very popular in the Mac crowd, and a few of you may want to maximize its […]

Mac Network Appliance: Make Your Own MP3 Server

Computers are supposed to make life easier, right? It seems like if I have a faster computer, I should be able to get things done more quickly and have more free time for important things – like talking to my fiancé or getting some exercise. But often that isn’t the way it seems to work […]

75 Mac Advantages, Part 1

2001 – In this series of articles I will be taking a look at Apple’s venerable 75 Macintosh Advantages brochure issued a couple of years ago but mysteriously missing from its website today. Or perhaps not so mysteriously; after Mr. Jobs and Mr. Gates declared a truce to the Windows/Mac OS wars, many of the […]