May 31 in Low End Mac History
- Fruit-flavored slot of death?, Paulo Rodrigues, Tangerine Fusion. Slot-loading drives and laptops could be a dangerous combination.
- Moore orders a SuperMac, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. The Frankenstein 9500 is dead, but a SuperMac S900 is on the way to replace it.
- Mac advocacy sites, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report. An overview of Mac advocacy resources on the Web.
- Harman/Kardon compatibility guide, Paulo Rodrigues, Tangerine Fusion. iSub, SoundSticks, Apple Pro Speakers, slot-loading iMacs, Cubes, and G4s - what works with what.
- System 6 Tips: Emulating the Apple Menu, Manuel Mejia, Mac Daniel Jr. How to simulate the Apple Menu using System 6.
- The innovative Lisa, Dan Knight, Online Tech Journal. Perhaps the most innovative computer before the Macintosh, Lisa paved the way for a GUI future.
- Using computers effectively in the classroom, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. Computers have great potential in the classroom, but first we need to make sure the teachers know how to use them effectively.
- SuperMacs, free email, and hockey puck mice, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. SuperMac problem with Seagate Barracuda drive, two free email options, and sources for the hockey puck mouse.
- Refurb SmartDisk sale, same day pickup from iResQ, TiBook 800 benchmarked, and more, Charles Moore. Deals from SmartDisk, Small Dog, and the Apple Store; sleep fix for BlueChip upgrade; TiBook performance and flaking paint; plus bargains on iBooks, G3s, and G4s.
- The first expandable Macs and portable Macs, Tom Hormby, Orchard. 1986-89: Macs gain slots, color, speed, and portability while the last Lisas end up in a landfill.
- NotePad Deluxe: A powerful, friendly information organizer, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. "...this is such a well engineered, thoughtfully conceived, and obviously high quality product that it's worth the extra few bucks."
- Less is more: 12" PowerBook still a lawyer's best friend, Andrew J Fishkin, The Mobile Mac. Weighing all the pros and cons of the MacBook, the 12" PowerBook G4 remains the ideal field computer for this user.
- MacTablet, MacBook mini, and MacDock: Resurrecting the dockable 'Book, Matthew Wright, My Turn. Apple had a great idea with the PowerBook Duo and Duo Dock. Here's how they could resurrect the concept for the 21st century.
- Avoid rev 1 Mac Pro, flak on myth busting, and mad at Low End Mac, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Expect early Mac Pro shipments to have teething problems, flak vs. flack, kudos on myth busting, and problems finding useful StyleWriter info on LEM.
- What does Palm's subnotebook Foleo mean for Mac users?, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Palm's compact Foleo has a full-size keyboard, a widescreen display, and weighs under 2.5 lb. Could it be a good Mac companion? Could Apple go the subnotebook route?
- In an iPad world, Intel could displace ARM with a new CPU, Tim Nash, Taking Back the Market. With Windows and x86 in decline and the handheld market exploding, a whole new Intel CPU optimized for tablets and smartphones could create a bright future.
- Fiat 500 pros and cons, more on Rosetta and Lion, docXConverter working just fine, and more, Charles Moore, Charles Moore's Mailbag. Also using an older Mac to keep Rosetta available, the reality behind PowerPC installers, and a free .docx conversion service.
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