March 6 in Low End Mac History
- Hard drives: Bigger and cheaper, Steve Wood, View From the Classroom. Even huge drives have become affordable.
- A rescued Fat Mac, Jonathan Wise, My First Mac. "I found my first Mac in the garbage...."
- The only computer worth using, Walt, My First Mac. Pentium-powered Presario can't replace beloved Mac, "the only computer worth owning."
- Free POP 3 email, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Nine tested sources for free email accounts.
- iMac underpowered for MP3s, D. Pierce, My Turn. iMacs are just too slow at ripping MP3s without a G4 processor.
- Get around the Napster block, Jake Sargent. Bypassing Napster's screening - and alternate sources of shared music.
- Bring back the Cube, Stephen Van Esch, Mac Scope. If any Mac could look at home in the living room and work as a digital hub, it's the Cube.
- The upgrade option, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Upgrading an older Mac can be a viable, cost-effective alternative to replacing it.
- My iBook, part 1, Eric Schwarz, The Power of Mac. Anticipation - waiting for FedEx to deliver a new iBook ordered from the Apple Store.
- Is your Mac secure?, Charlie Ruggiero, Mac Daniel. How to secure your Mac and its files in the classic Mac OS.
- Defending the Mac in 3 minutes or less, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report. "I believe this argument isn't really about Mac vs. PC; in fact, I think it is more about teachers making professional judgments about what are the right tools to get the job done."
- Looking for a Power Mac G4? Here's why you want an AGP model, Dan Knight, Mac Daniel. Why a used Power Mac G4 with AGP video is a much better value than a Power Mac G4 with PCI video.
- Fast ethernet surprise, Mozilla HTML editor useful, comments on beige G3 and blue & white G3, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Also a possible risk using Drive Setup, the lowdown on SCSI throughput on the oldest Macs with SCSI, and setting up a wireless network with pre-AirPort Macs.
- Apple's next 3 world changing things: iHubbub, iSticker, and iRide for free, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side, 2006.03.06. For those who think last week's leather, mini, and hi-fi announcements weren't going to change the world, Steve Jobs has three more tricks up his sleeve.
- Upgrade for compatibility, SeaMonkey fastest Mozilla, LimeWire, and journalistic credibility, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Upgrades may be fore compatibility and ease of use, not just speed. Also SeaMonkey the fastest Mozilla browser, LimeWire for sharing files, and the credibility of new media vs. old media journalism.
- The $900 notebook: Where is Apple?, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. With cheap Windows laptops starting below $500 and good ones in the $800 range, Apple should introduce a MacBook that sells for less than $1,100.
- The black MacBook is a gem of a notebook, Ben Zalutsky, No Windows for Me. Apple's MacBook is fast, has great battery life, and is pretty well designed.
- No more ugly dates (in your digital photos), Dan Knight, Digigraphica. Tired of ugly, blocky, wrong colored dates in your digital images? This proposal could eliminate them for good, giving you control over typeface, color, and placement.
- The Mac vs. PC debate, John Hatchett, Recycled Computing. The debate has been raging since 1984, and the simple truth is that both types of computers do the same kind of thing, just a bit differently.
- Leopard on a Cube, G4 CPU swap limitations, Power Mac G5 a good choice?, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Also looking for a scanner that works with Panther and the hsitory of expansion slots in low-cost Macs.
- Dual 1 GHz Power Mac G4 benchmarks. Our Mirrored Drive Doors machine is finally benchmarked using Leopard. Results are compared with Panther and Tiger.
- New Mac mini and iMac benchmarked, FireWire 400-to-800 solutions, dual-band AirPort Extreme, and more, Mac News Review. Also new iMac and Mac mini dissected, OS X share still above 10%, fastest SATA boot drives for the Mac Pro, iMac keyboard loses numeric keypad, and more.
- 17" MacBook Pro reviews, Battery Update improves battery life, matte screen for MacBooks, and more, The 'Book Review. Also 17" Unibody problems, MBA hinge defect, netbooks and notebooks merging, SSD upgrade service for MacBooks, bargain 'Books from $170 to $2,999, and more.
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