May 1 in Apple and Low End Mac History
May 1 - May
- 12" iBook G3/500 (dual USB) introduced.
The "iceBook" is smaller, lighter, faster, and less expensive than
the old clamshell iBook.
- Apple and Volkswagen, Jake
Sargent, iThings Considered. Why an Apple-Volkswagen merger would
- Best low end Macs, religious computer
wars, email diversity, and StarMax 3000 questions, Charles W Moore,
Miscellaneous Ramblings. Feedback on
budget Macs, religious computer wars, OS X Mail, and Motorola
- Picking the right multibutton
mouse for your Mac, Korin Hasegawa-John, Mac Daniel. If you
find Apple's one-button mouse too limiting, here are some great
alternatives with two or more buttons, scroll wheels, and
- 3 domains, 2 buyouts, 1
frustrated customer, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report. From @home
through attbi.com and now on to comcast.net, it's been a year of
unwanted changes for a lot of cable Internet users.
- Have iBook, will relocate yet
again, Dirk Pilat, Down But Not Out. The iBook toting doctor
leaves New Zealand behind for a temporary home in Germany.
- Winning Mac users to OS X, why
Power Mac sales are down, OS X printer peculiarities, and more,
Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Also thoughts on recasing older
Macs, choosing Jaguar and an iBook, adding CD-RW to an iMac, a
source for a gigabit ethernet card, and a really cheap Windows
- DRM increasingly restricts
what you can do with your CDs, DVDs, and downloaded tunes,
Nathan Thompson, Embracing Obsolescence. "The more media is a
hassle to transfer from device to device, the better the
opportunity the various corporations have to sell consumers the
same product over and over."
- Pismo modem issues, best Mac
keyboard, Pismo processor upgrade value, and more, Charles
Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Also swapping screens between
Lombard and Pismo, more on Frankenpismo, PRAM reset may resurrrect
dead Lombard, and more on the dead Lombard.
- Vista just one reason
for growing Mac market share, Frank Fox, Stop the Noiz. With 200
million PC owners replacing their computers this year, Apple has a real
opportunity to increase its growth rate.
- Macintosh peace of mind, PA Semi
and the iPhone, $40 802.11g PCI card, and more, Dan Knight, Low End
Mac Mailbag. Also Power Mac vs. Mac mini, more on DVD User Op Patch,
12" vs. 14" iBook, and VGA for a Power Mac 6100.
- Troubleshooting Eudora, backing up
a Beige G3, and why Macs are green, Charles W Moore, Miscellaneous
Ramblings. Problems getting help with Eudora, backup options for a
Power Mac G3, and how the long-term usefulness of Macs makes them
environmentally friendly computers.
- Looking back
at the Dual USB iBook on its eighth birthday, Charles W Moore, 'Book
Value. Introduced on May 1, 2001, the white iBook had a fresh new
design that endured until it was replaced by the MacBook five years
- Ubuntu 9 'as slick as' OS X?, 8
reasons to go Mac, Startup drive repair tips, ExpanDrive 2, and
more, Mac News Review. Also how to avoid Terminal, Mac mini media
center worth it?, Freestyles adjustable Mac keyboard, Roller Mouse
Free, and more.
- iPhone not a netbook, OS X on
Dell netbook, USB 2.0 external display adapter, and more, The 'Book
Review. Also jump in laptop spending plans, $49,000 lost notebook
value, USB ports too close on MacBook Pro, bargain 'Books from $170 to
$2,580, and more.
May 1 - May
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