April 18 in Low End Mac History
- Rodney 'outs' Outlook for the Mac (not Outlook Express), Rodney O. Lain, Things Macintosh. "I scoff the veracity of his claims, but he swears that there is a Mac version of the Outlook client."
- Going Wintel for a month: Conclusion, Steve Wood, View From the Classroom. "In short, I'm obliged to do most of my computing one month a year using Windows compatible machines."
- The computer for the best of us, Stephen Van Esch, Mac Scope. Apple can't compete on price, so let's position Macs as premium brand computers.
- Organize your files and never lose track of them, Michael Munger, iBasics. How to organize your hard drive and use the different views.
- Do Macs cost too much?, Dan Knight, iMac Channel. Even the iMac seems overpriced for the budget computing market, but is that a bad thing?
- BeOS or NeXT: The right choice, David Puett. Another look at BeOS - and why Apple did right to choose NeXT instead.
- Children of MacPaint: Orphans and the 8-bit video world, Manuel Mejia, Mac Daniel. A brief look at second-generation paint programs for the Mac with a focus on Ultrapaint.
- No room to update to 10.1.4, Dan Knight, 10 Forward. Why you shouldn't try to run Mac OS X on a small partition.
- The sorry state of Macs in New Zealand, Dirk Pilat, Mac UK. Our UK correspondent has moved to New Zealand, where Macs seem to be virtually unknown.
- The next step for Mac OS X, part 1, Jason Walsh, My Turn. After 20 years with mice and GUIs, isn't it time we stopped pointing and clicking?
- Macs for little kids, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report. My twin 3 year old sons learned to use a trackball before they could talk.
- How to survive while your Mac is gone for repair, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. AppleCare is wonderful, but how can you be productive when your Mac is gone for service for several days or more?
- AppleDesign helps older Macs retain their value, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. The evolving visual appearance of Macs is one of several reasons that older Macs hold their value much longer than Windows PCs.
- FireWire port failure, promising new battery technology, 802.11b on a PB 5300, iBook serial numbers, and more, Charles W. Moore, The 'Book Review. Also a new "urban" laptop case, three new FireWire/USB 2.0 drive systems, and bargain 'Books from $248 to $2,119.
- Picking an older Power Mac: Go G4, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. If you plan on running OS X, the G4 processor makes a big difference - and older Power Mac G4s are very affordable these days.
- Michigan's student laptop program endangered, but Macs could help, Dan Knight, MacInSchool. State and federal budget cuts could destroy a successful laptops-for-students program. Here's how Apple could change the playing field.
- Kinesis Contour Keyboard looks odd but is surprisingly relaxing and comfortable, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Unconventional design makes for a very comfortable keyboard that's easy to adapt to and very convenient.
- iPodictionary, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side. Apple's iPod has lead to some interesting social phenomena - and to their naming as well.
- Swimming upstream: Using Macs in the law office, Andrew J Fishkin, The Mobile Mac. Macs are not mainstream in the legal profession, but they're just right for this law office. Here's how they're used.
- Windows security for Mac users, Alan Zisman, Mac2Windows. Yes, you can run Windows XP on the new Intel-based Macs, but before you do, you should know the dangers inherent in having a Windows machine connected to the Net.
- Does the iPhone plus Apple TV point to the future of personal computing?, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Looking at the capabilities of Apple TV and the iPhone, it seems there could be a lot of synergy between the two devices, revolutionizing personal computing.
- 6.6 percent Mac market share, OS X safe but not secure, still using older Macs, and more, Mac News Review. Also IBM letting some employees switch to Macs, iMac vs. Gateway One, hacks for Macs and iApps, USB-to-UltraSCSI converter, personal television software, and more.
- Graphic glitches plague Penryn 'Books, MacBook Air reassuringly solid, 3D Notebook mouse, and more, The 'Book Review. Also adding RAM to a MacBook Pro, notebook buyer's guides, falling in love with the MacBook Air, bargain 'Books from $150 to $2,699, and more.
- Racetrack memory could mean 2 TB iPod/iPhone, iPhone killing the 'Net, iPod tops survey, and more, iNews Review. Also no Good Housekeeping seal for the iPhone, use an iPod touch as a phone, hacks for iPhone and iPods, lamps with iPod docks, and more.
- More Memory Means a Hotter Running MacBook, Simon Royal, Mac Spectrum. Although you might think that more RAM means less stress on the hard drive and thus less heat, the opposite is true.
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