May 29 in Apple and Low End Mac History
- The original Macintosh, Dan Knight, Online Tech Journal. An in-depth look at the original Macintosh and how it shaped future Macs.
- Picking MP3 software, Evan Kleiman, Mac Daniel. Choosing the MP3 software that best fits your style.
- The OS X curmudgeon grumbles again, part 2, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. More thoughts on Mac OS X vs. the classic Mac OS and reader feedback.
- Mac Advocate Glossary, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side. AtAT, Borg, Evangelista, Macolyte, Reality Distortion Field, and other terms every Mac user should know.
- Byte, February 1984, Blast From the Past. The first Macintosh, the second Lisa, Intel's new 80186 CPU, ProDOS for the Apple II, IBM's CD-9000 lab computer, more.
- Macs don't die, they get upgraded, Eric Schwarz, The Power of Mac. A dead printer means a new one, and that means a USB card for the old Power Mac.
- PowerBook 1400, Kanga, and WallStreet reflections, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. More thoughts on the PB 1400, 3400/Kanga, WallStreet, and cooling your laptop.
- 30 signs your school is abandoning the Mac, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report. They may not tell anyone it's happening, but here are some indicators that Macs might be on their way out in your school.
- Operation FlashBook: Running Tiger from flash on a PowerBook G4, John Muir, Mac Daniel. With the hard drive failing and Compact Flash prices falling, it was time to consider running the PowerBook G4 from flash. Looking back at 6 months, was it worth it?
- If the Mac mini is dead, what will replace it?, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Has Apple discovered that selling a low-end computer for $599 doesn't work when the market has a $299 mindset? If so, how can they reach the low-end market?
- Bean: Free word processor is fast and lean and looks great, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Bean is a great tool for basic word processing, but it doesn't support the kind of high-end features some users may depend upon.
- Making new Mac users with old iMacs and Tiger, buying newer vs. upgrading, booting Compact Flash, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Getting seniors online with old iMacs, buying a newer Mac rather than upgrading an old one, booting PowerBooks from Compact Flash, and questions about video conferencing.
- Low End Mac's Compleat Guide to the Kanga PowerBook, Charles Moore, 'Book Value. The first G3 PowerBook was the world's fastest laptop computer when it was released - and 2.5x as fast as the PowerBook 3400 that it replaced.
- Mac value comes from productivity and MacBook integrated graphics debated, Frank Fox, Stop the Noiz. There are cheaper PC notebooks, but the Mac gains its value from increased productivity. Also whether onboard Intel graphics on the MacBook is inadequate.
- Old Macs last and last, removing Mac OS 9, and disposable notebooks, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Reliable Macs just keep on truckin', removing OS 9 from your OS X Mac, and thoughts on 'disposable' laptop computers.
- MacBook White updated, DIY Mac tablet, danger of 'Safe Sleep', $350 80 GB SSD kit, and more, The 'Book Review. Also Apple tablet 'confirmed', 3G and lower cost MacBook Air models rumored, 500 GB bus powered hard drive, Mini DisplayPort adapters, bargain 'Books from $179 to $2,299, and more.
- Women rank Apple tops, a legal Hackintosh, inside USB 3, best Mac shareware bundles, and more, Mac News Review. Also what to do with an original Macintosh, Apple's most intriguing designs, Apple's 'buy a Mac, get an iPod touch' student promotion, and more.
- New Yorker cover made on iPhone, next gen CPU for next iPhone, Frog Guitar app, and more, iNews Review. Also possible $100 iPhone price cut, AT&T wants Palm Pre, 10 best iPhone apps, SendPhotos apps for iPhone and Macs, and more.
- How to Change DNS Servers, Improved Google Search App, 3 Free Photo Apps, and More, iOS News Review. Also superiority of Apple's iPhone charger, 10 battery for iPad, Kodak All-in-One printer with iPad HD support, and more.
- MacBook Pro Price Cuts Portend New Models?, Retina Display MacBooks Expected to Cost More, and More, The 'Book Review. Also Retina resolution may be underwhelming, Sonnett's Thunderbolt-to-ExpressCard adapter reviewed, and more.
- Jobs Wanted an iCar, Why OS X Is Growing More Like iOS, iMac Memory Upgrades, and More, Mac News Review. Also 'nanny computing' is the future of OS X, Getting Ready for Mountain Lion ebook, three free OS X utilities, and more.
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