If you wanted an external drive for booting a PowerPC Mac, you officially needed a FireWire one. But it seems some PowerPC Macs can boot from USB.
Changing the hard drive in a Clamshell iBook G3 requires a complete strip down. I look at modding it to make it easier.
I love Macs, and I’ve been publishing Low End Mac since April 1997. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I haven’t had much time to write lately, but that’s finally changing.
It’s debatable whether the Mac IIsi is really a Second Class Mac. The IIsi was a bit of an odd duck. On the one hand, it was the only Mac II to ship without a NuBus slot. On the other hand, it could be seen as a monitor-less SE/30.
I’ve been getting email since Remy Davison published The 10 Worst Macs Ever Built on Insanely Great Mac. Shouldn’t I add the Mac Classic to the Second Class Macs list?
When it was introduced in February 2006, the Core Duo Mac mini was the smallest desktop computer on the market – and the second-least expensive Macintosh Apple had ever built. As with other first-generation Intel Macs, the price was $100 higher than the model it replaced.
When it was introduced in January 2005, the G4 Mac mini was the smallest desktop computer on the market – and the least expensive Mac Apple had ever built. Measuring 6.5″ square and 2″ tall, the Mac mini was dwarved by almost any desktop computer built before it.
The Yikes! Power Mac G4 is essentially a Blue & White Power Mac G3 with a better CPU and no ADB port. If the Blue & White G3 is a Best Buy, why is the Yikes! G4 a Road Apple?
We try to avoid calling any Mac a Road Apple while it’s in production, so we conducted our post mortem after the Cube was “put on ice”.
The iMac was a positively brilliant departure from conventional computer design, but the USB mouse and keyboard were less than brilliant departures from the norm.
In the history of mouse design, none have earned more scorn than the round USB mouse that Apple shipped with early iMacs and Power Macs with USB.
SCSI isn’t the black art it sometimes seems to be, but the various terms different people use for the same thing makes it tough to sort out. I hope the following lessens the confusion.
Did you know that Apple once had a gaming console?
2014 – If you were on the Mac Web in July 2007, you probably saw Fudder’s article, The Very First iPhone – or at least stories about the article or links to it. The mock-up (below) was created by Frog Design, built by Hertmut Esslinger, and bears more than a passing resemblance to the Apple IIc.
In 2006 or so, Dan Warne published his list of the top 30 mistakes made by new Mac users. We want to revisit them.
Apple made the biggest change in Macintosh history with the introduction of the Macintosh II and SE in 1987.