May 16 in Apple and Low End Mac History
May 15 - May 17
- iMac: A second look, Dan
Knight, The iMac Channel. "We've had over a week to put iMac in
perspective - and it's still a winner."
- Raised in a 6-color world, Jeff
Brown, My First Mac. "And so that summer (1993) we bought a
Performa 450. It was my true first Mac, and I loved every bit of
- The exclusivist Mac, Stephen
Van Esch, Mac Scope. "Some Mac users clearly feel that using a Mac
marks them as a different breed."
- Low End Mac Cubed, Dan
Knight, Mac Musings. We've switched to a G4 Cube while the TiBook
is in for repair - our thoughts on Apple's most compact desktop
- Troubleshooting your Mac,
Charlie Ruggiero, Mac Daniel. Basic Mac troubleshooting with a
close look at startup problems.
- MP3 and the Mac, part 2,
Korin Hasegawa-John, Mac Daniel. An introduction to MP3 players -
take your tunes anywhere.
- SE/30 catharsis (or not), Jeff
Adkins, Mac Lab Report. "I decided that I would get an SE/30 on the
internal network surfing the Internet as a cathartic
- Bring out the GIMP, Jason
Walsh, PPC Linux. No, Linux doesn't have Photoshop, but it does
- More on being Microsoft free,
gatekeepers, fighting spam, freezes, OCR, and Redux, Charles
Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Anti-MS sites, experts and
gatekeepers, POPmonitor vs. spam, G4 freezes, OCR software, and
problems with Redux.
- Don't confuse a pretty
interface for an easy or efficient operating system, Adam
Robert Guha, Apple Archive. Are Apple and Microsoft sacrificing
simple functionality as they attempt to create flashier operating
- New OS X disk utility,
CharisMac adds AAC support, PB G3 batteries, iBook SuperDrive, and
more, The 'Book Review. Also FireWire/USB drive
price reductions, three types of laptop cases, and bargain 'Books
from $400 to $2,069.
- SCSI and OS X on a beige G3,
CoreCrib not a good value, tray-loading iMac upgrades, and
more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Also more on the 68000
Dash 30fx clone and how to tell which ROMs your beige Power Mac G3
- 2 Apple failures:
Apple III and Lisa, Tom Hormby, Orchard. Apple's two
not-so-great product lines between the Apple II line and the
- Bigger, faster, more: Enough
already!, Ted Hodges, My Turn. Stop lusting after new hardware.
Dust off your old Macs and see what they're really capable of.
- Mac vs. PC metaphors, uControl for
trackpad scrolling, less costly G4 for iMac A-D, SilverKeeper
feedback, and more, Charles W Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings.
Free trackpad scrolling utility, $160 G4 upgrade for Rev. A-D
iMacs, WallStreet display repair, and more on the best Mac
- Life beyond Low End Mac.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
- 13" MacBook. Apple's
entry-level MacBook uses Intel Core Duo, has a 1280 x 800 display,
includes iSight, and replaces both the iBook line and the 12"
- The MacBook value equation:
Incredible value, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. With a widescreen
display, dual-core CPU, fast bus, and $1,099 base price, the
MacBook isn't just a great value - it could gut sales of the 15"
- The PowerBook 3400: Surprisingly
useful and spry with the Classic Mac OS, Charles Webb,
PowerBook Beat. The last PowerBook before the G3, the PB 3400
actually outperforms the "MainStreet" PowerBook G3 - and it's
generally available for under US$100.
- The May 2007 MacBook value
equation, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Bigger hard drives, 8% more
processing power, 802.11n WiFi, and a faster SuperDrive make the
updated MacBook better than its predecessor, but is it a better buy
than the close-out model?
- 3 GB in a MacBook, CRT danger,
need for 'Tiger' already a problem, a BeOS for Mac source, and
more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Also a display problem
in Safari, MS Office for OS X 10.2, G4 upgrades for Pismo, an
improved Extended Keyboard clone, the Backspace key, and how the
Enter key puts the Finder in rename mode.
- Too stressed to even think about
computers, Ted Hodges, Vintage Mac Living. "I've been so
preoccupied that I haven't been able to think about computers, much
less write about them."
- Mac Pro beats HP and
Dell at their own game: Price, Frank Fox, Stop the Noiz. Whether
comparing the top-end or low-end of Mac Pro options, comparable models
from Dell and HP cost more.
- Open source virtualization for
Macs, iMac shutdowns, Psystar reviews, and more, Mac News Review.
Also aluminum iMac USB power concerns, Penryn iMac twice as powerful as
fastest G5 iMac, Radeon vs. GeForce in top-end iMac, Odysseus email
client in beta, and more.
- Limited USB bus power in Santa
Rosa Macs, 1 TB in your 'Book, MacBook cooler, and more, The 'Book
Review. Also Hitachi first to market with 320 GB 7200 rpm notebook
drive, Apple to refund for sparking power adapters, interoffice style
sleevecases, 10 hour external MacBook Air battery, bargain 'Books from
$150 to $2,699, and more.
- BlackBerry's bold challenge to
iPhone, Zune sales still flat, 3G iPhone launch nigh, and more,
iNews Review. Also a new Google Reader for the iPhone, an iPod-based
supercomputer, remote Mac access from iPhone and iPod touch, new cases,
and much more.
- Mac OS 9 isn't dead
yet, Adam Rosen, Adam's Apple. In some areas, the need to run
Classic Mac software or the cost of upgrading apps to OS X keeps people
using Mac OS 9.
- Office 2008 and Adobe CS
installers don't require PPC, going to miss AppleWorks, quiet
computing, and more, Charles W Moore, Charles Moore's Mailbag. Also
the notion of Apple CPUs in future MacBooks, using .docx files with Mac
OS 9, favorite mice and keyboards, and more.
- iPad 1 and iPhone 3GS outsell
Android, tablets put PCs in danger zone, voice recognition, and
more, iNews Review. Also 64 GB 3G iPad top seller in Eurpoe,
'light spots' on some LG iPad screens, Queen Elizabeth gets an iPad,
Photoshop Touch apps, and more.
- The MacBook Legacy:
2006 to 2011, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Apple's original consumer
Intel-based notebook, the MacBook filled an important niche until it
was phased out in 2011.
May 15 - May 17
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