February 5 in Low End Mac History
- TiBook Report #4, Dan Knight, The 'Book Page. Battery life, SETI performance, and more on heat.
- Miscellaneous upgrade advice, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 02.5. Tips on upgrades for StarMax, SuperMac, and other Mac OS computers.
- Clean-Install Assistant, Dan Knight, Classic Mac Wares. Incredibly useful utility helps with clean installs, system updates, and moving to a new Mac.
- Installing memory upgrades, Charlie Ruggiero. An overview of memory upgrade procedures for Macintosh computers.
- Going Ten, part 3: Progressing slowly, Dan Knight, 10 Forward. It's going to be a while before I stop booting into OS 9.x to get my work done.
- 2 routes to OS X, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Two routes taken when adopting Mac OS X.
- A lesson well learned, Robert McQuistion, My First Mac. Some lessons are only learned the hard way - like don't sell your favorite computer.
- A faster loading Classic environment, Dan Knight, X-Basics. How to use the good old Extensions Manager to optimize your Classic enviroment.
- The new iMac and eMac value equation, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Apple has improved the value equation with the new iMacs and new eMac pricing - but there's also one great value among the discontinued models.
- Waiting for a real speed bump, Stephen Van Esch, Mac Scope. Every speed bump seems to be a reminder that we've lost the MHz War, no longer a reason for rejoicing.
- Old G4s not discontinued, the CPU race, back to WYSIWYG, source for Comm Slot II ethernet, and OS X performance, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Older Power Mac G4 remains as OS 9 bootable option, the physical accuracy of WYSIWYG, upgrades for older Macs, and more.
- Tex-Edit Plus: Powerful styled text editing for OS X and the Classic Mac OS, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Whether you're looking for a powerful text editor or a simple, flexible word processor, Tex-Edit Plus could be exactly the tool you need.
- Why I recommend Macs to amost everyone, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. While no current Mac meets the author's needs, for most users, Macintosh is the way to go.
- Low End Mac sued over new mascot, Hardy Menagh, The Lite Side. Low End Mac's new mascot has come to the attention of the people behind the 1971 cult classic, Silent Running.
- Better YouTube viewing on older Macs, too many dead pixels, Safari problems in Panther, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Also picking the right used G4 iBook, Quartz Extreme support for PCI video, problems with Mac OS 9.x on G4 Power Macs, open firmware problems with 667 MHz PowerBook, and more.
- Using new tech with old tech, John Hatchett, Recycled Computing. Yes, you can use a 2000 iMac, a Pismo, a G4 iBook, an iPod touch, and several new MacBooks together quite nicely.
- A few words in appreciation of Steve Jobs, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. "...Jobs has been instrumental in conceiving, popularizing, and enhancing technological innovations that really have changed the world profoundly . . . enriching the lives of millions of users."
- 12" G4 iBooks and PowerBooks are Mac netbooks: Cheap and powerful enough, Phil Herlihy, The Usefulness Equation. Recent tests comparing a 1.33 GHz G4 iBook and a 1.6 GHz Atom-based netbook show the old Mac holds its own. It also has some advantages.
- iPad perfect for handheld computing, John Hatchett, Recycled Computing. You can hold the iPad in one hand and operate it with the other, giving it real advantages over a laptop computer.
- Touch shifts the Apple empire, Tim Nash, Taking Back the Market. Apple dominates mobile computing, and it will be difficult for competitors to match the value of the iPad.
- 42 reasons a netbooks is better than an iPad, hard drive upgrade value, faster netbooks, and more, The 'Book Review. Also why the iPad can't compete with netbooks, 802.11n WiFi card for older Intel MacBooks and Mac minis, and a DJ keyboard cover for MacBooks.
- 90% of premium PCs are Macs, OS and browser market share, Chrome browser to dominate, and more, Mac News Review. Also 27" iMac too popular for supply, eco-friendly 2 TB hard drive, Puppy Linux for PowerPC Macs, 6-core Mac Pro rumored, and more.
- iPad targets netbook users, iPad 'flaws' don't matter, in-page search for iPhone Safari, and more, iNews Review. Also FSF considers iPad 'iBad' for freedom, Touch Mouse app turns iPhone into wireless keyboard and trackpad, privacy screen for iPhone, and more.
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