April 19 in Apple and Low End Mac History
- 2004: 1.33 GHz 12" PowerBook G4, 1.33 and 1.5 GHz 15" PowerBook G4, and 1.5 GHz 17" PowerBook G4
- 2004: 1.0 GHz 12" iBook G4and 1.0 and 1.2 GHz 14" iBook G4
- The dark side of testing, or how Microsoft always wins, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. "...some reviews and benchmarks are being deliberately handled so the Microsoft product is the hands down winner."
- The Mac library, Evan Klieman, Mac Happens. Evan shares the books he finds invaluable when working with Macs.
- The AppleSeed Project: 'Clustered' Power Macs outperform Cray Y-MP Supercomputer, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings.
- Origin of the 75 Mac Advantages, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report. The original author of the "75 Mac Advantages" tells his story.
- OS X via FireWire, Paulo Rodrigues, Tangerine Fusion. Why putting OS X on an external FireWire drive might be your best bet.
- Retake, Matthew Urban, Matt's Mac. Tools for editing multimedia on a 68k Mac.
- Peerless value?, Dan Knight, Online Tech Journal. A look at removable media, especially Iomega's new Peerless drive.
- Apple turns $43M profit, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Not a great quarter, but Apple turned a profit when most PC makers were losing money.
- Scramble saves Apple, Tim Nash, Taking Back the Market. One successful financial quarter should pave the way for another.
- Creating a home network, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. Setting up a simple home network to share files and/or an Internet connection.
- The next step for Mac OS X, part 2, Jason Walsh, My Turn. The big thing that Mac OS X gets right - that most other Unicies get wrong - is configurability.
- PowerBook cooling tip, battery deal for legacy PowerBooks, new TiPaint color, and more, Charles Moore. Passive PowerBook cooling, 2-for-1 battery deal, TiBook touchup paint, new cases, and bargain 'Books.
- 12" PowerBook G4/1.33 GHz. Increases CPU speed by 33%, boosts the system bus speed, doubles VRAM, and supports ATA/100 drives.
- 15" PowerBook G4/1.33 and 1.5 GHz. 20-33% more processing power plus improved graphics.
- 17" PowerBook G4/1.5 GHz. A bit faster, a 4x SuperDrive, and a lower price.
- 12" iBook G4/1.0 GHz. More onboard RAM, a faster CPU, a bigger level 2 cache, and the same price as last years 800 MHz model.
- 14" iBook G4/1.0 and 1.2 GHz. Not only faster, the new 14" iBooks are also available with a 4x SuperDrive.
- Where are the autofocus, zoom lens, low light webcams?, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Cheap digicams and camcorders have autofocus, zoom lenses, and decent low light performance. When will webcams offer the same kind of features?
- Replacing Lombard with a TiBook: Which one is enough?, Joe Rivera, Mac Fallout Shelter. Nice as the Lombard was, it has a new owner. The new 'Book should have FireWire, G4 power, and run Tiger nicely. How much TiBook is enough?
- Not perfect yet, but Boot Camp works as advertised, Alan Zisman, Mac2Windows. Thanks to Apple's Boot Camp software, you can now install and run Window XP on any Intel-based Mac. It works, but what are the limitations?
- Project Quadra: Building a FrankenMac from a Quadra 700, IIci, and IIvx, Joseph Burke, My Turn. How a found Mac IIci plus an eBayed Q700 mainboard ended up in a Mac IIvx found at a neighbor's yard sale.
- Wasteful consumerism, iPhone plus Apple TV, and Laurence Gartel on the joy of old Macs, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. LaserWriter Pro value, how the iPhone plus Apple TV can change computing away from home, and digital media pioneer Laurence Gartel on how much more creative you can be on old Macs.
- Charles Moore finally installs Snow Leopard, Charles Moore, Charles Moore's Mailbag. Installing, updating, and migrating to Mac OS X 10.6 took hours, and Snow Leopard introduced problems not seen in Leopard.
- Leopard on a 12" PowerBook, John Hatchett, Recycled Computing. The 12"cher was upgraded with 1 GB of RAM, Mac OS X 10.5 installed, and then user profiles were migrated from the Pismo.
- iPhone OS 4 preview, smaller iPad planned?, Opera for iPhone is fast, eBay for iPad, and more, iNews Review. Also the need for an iPad keyboard, iPad return rate, Android alternatives, new cases and stands for iPad, and more.
- Camino, a fast alternative to bloated heavyweight browsers, Simon Royal, Mac Spectrum. Other browsers may have more features, but Camino is a sprinter that's great on low-end Macs - and very nice on newer ones as well.
- Who Is the Ebook Villain, Apple or Amazon?, Frank Fox, Stop the Noiz. Amazon.com wants the right to sell ebooks below cost. Apple wants publishers to guarantee it can retail ebooks at the same price.
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