April 15 in Low End Mac History
- The business iMac?, Dan Knight, The iMac Channel. "I'm not really proposing that Apple build an iMac with a 17-19" screen. After all, if it's not compact, it really isn't an iMac."
- Still more on living Microsoft free, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Ten more readers weigh in on the pros and cons of living Microsoft free.
- More Microsoft blunders, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side. Dead supporters and an anti-Unix site on a Unix server - that's just the beginning!
- SETI@home and the megahertz myth, Roberto Perez, My Turn5. How SETI@home helps dispel the Megahertz Myth.
- MP3s and music to go, Steve Watkins, The Practical Mac. Three types of MP3 players that let you take your music with you when you're away from your computer.
- Microsoft buys Ambrosia, plans Zbox, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side. Microsoft "very excited" to bring Terminal Velocity games to PCs and new Zbox handheld gaming system.
- CR calls Mac mini 'not quite budget', security improved in 10.3.8, CherryOS goes open source and more, Mac News Review. Also Bluetooth improved; Mac mini developer notes; OWC Mac mini upgrade options; KVM with DVI, USB, FireWire, and audio; and much more.
- Widescreen iBooks coming, maximize battery life, take-apart guides, first fuel cell laptop, and more, The 'Book Review. Also PowerBook and iBook 'best laptops', Linux fan impressed with PowerBook, new drives from MCE, bargain 'Books from $425 to $1,700, and more.
- iPod a security threat, maximize iPod battery, podcast searching, PodLock iPod security, and more, iPod News Review. Also the Presidential iPod, FAA gives away iPods, changing EQ settings iPod 'Missing Manual', iStory Creator, study Torah via iPod, and much more.
- A $99 PC, a $399 hackintosh, and growing the Mac market, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. There is a low-end market, which now includes a $99 bare bones PC and a $399 computer designed to run Leopard.
- Graphite Clamshell iBook still a real eye catcher and useful tool, Carl Nygren, My Turn. This one stood out from a batch of indigo iBooks for its color, extra processing power, and DVD-ROM drive.
- FaceBook: The Missing Manual a very useful resource, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. There is so much to Facebook that you almost need a book to take full advantage of it. This is that book.
- HDTV vs. computer monitors, Windows XP vs. Mac OS X, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Also SynergyKM vs. Teleport, Outlook Express and the classic Mac OS, and Mac OS 9 vs. OS X.
- Is it worth maxing the RAM in old G3 and G4 Macs?, Simon Royal, Mac Spectrum. Increasing memory can make your old Mac faster and make you more productive, but it probably won't improve resale value by the amount you spend.
- InvisibleShield great protection for iPods, notebooks, cell phones, PDAs, and more, Tommy Thomas, The Review Vault. The InvisibleShield is nearly invisible and adds virtually no size or weight to your electronic device.
- Low End Mac's Overview of G3 PowerBooks. A brief overview of the five different G3 PowerBook models Apple has offered.
- WiFi security advice, Unibody MacBook or white one?, deleting Mac apps, and more, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Also getting external Western Digital drives to work with older Macs and a PowerBook Duo prototype found on eBay.
- Multiple input bug squashed, eBay tips, 160 GB hard drive recommendation for Pismo, and more, Charles Moore, Charles Moore's Mailbag. Also why WindowShade X may never work with Snow Leopard, monitoring and reducing CPU load, iMac G5 system support frustration, and more.
- iPad outsells Xoom 25 to 1, iPad 2 vs. Xoom and PlayBook, MLB.com At Bat for 2011, iCab Mobile, and more, iNews Review. Also tablets change the way consumers engage content, iOS to dominate through 2015, free Macworld iPad 2 Starter Guide, and more.
- Apple grows in shrinking PC market, Commodore 64 recreated, Opera 11.10 released, and more, Mac News Review. Also Vatican hails Linux and Wiki cultures, OWC sled mounts laptop drives in Mac Pro, PDF Editor that also extracts to Word, and more.
- 7 sizzling SSDs, 2011 MacBook Pros and 6G SSDs reviewed, Sonnet Thunderbolt peripherals, and more, The 'Book Review. Also iPad hammering laptop sales, PowerBook legacy lives in today's MacBooks, Boot Camp update for 2011 MacBook Pros, and more.
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