June 8 in Low End Mac History
- 1978: Intel introduces the 8086 CPU. Three years later, the 8088 would power IBM's first personal computer.
- Intel introduces the 8086 CPU. Three years later, the 8088 would power IBM's first personal computer.
- The Apple Store, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. "Have you heard that Gateway now sells as much equipment through their storefronts as they do via phone, mail, and online orders?"
- The Celeron effect, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Thanks to an on-chip L2 cache, Intel's cheap Celeron rivals Pentium III performance. IBM's enhanced G3s may offer similar benefits to the Mac user.
- Mac Ripoff: Performa 6218CD, Dan Knight, Mac Daniel. One user's experience with Apple's all time worst Road Apple.
- Flash Cards: a solution for low memory Macs, Maxwell Cabral, My Turn. A novel use for Compact Flash cards.
- Stone flecked Classic, CustoMacs. This popular process covers the drab beige or platinum finish with a stone-lick appearance.
- Guide to iMac CPU upgrades, iMac Channel. As of today, there are three CPU upgrade options for the early iMacs. This page lets you compare them.
- PowerPC PowerBooks: 5300 and 1400, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. Two good values in older PowerPC PowerBooks, the 1400 and 5300.
- Review: Epson Stylus Photo 870, Dan Knight, Mac USB & FireWire. Yes, it really does output photographic quality prints.
- The 'Book Review, Charles Moore. Bargain 'Books, DVD firmware update for PowerBook G4, new iBook keyboard errata, new cases, deals, and more.
- Why Macintel? Because Apple can, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 06.08. Full circle: Mac OS X roots go back to NeXT's operating system that ran on x86 hardware.
- Core 2 paves way for Mac Pro, Core 2 benchmarked, Parallels Desktop release candidate, and more, The Macintel Report. Intel's new Core 2 chips point to more powerful Macs, Intel's new chipsets abandon parallel ATA, the Mac vs. PC difference, and a step-by-step guide to using Boot Camp.
- MacBook 'that good', easy hard drive swap, mooing noise disaster, and vent cover problems, The 'Book Review8. Reviewers find the MacBook screen nice, the keyboard excellent, but have mixed reactions to heat and noise. Also, Parallels Desktop runs nicely on the MacBook.
- Fixing negative feedback on eBay and problems booting a Blue & White G3 in OS X, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag8. Several tips on dealing with negative feedback and scammers on eBay, a FireWire install tip, and troubles getting a b&w Power Mac G3 to boot into OS X 10.3.
- 'Santa Rosa' MacBook Pro released, rugged 250 GB and 15,000 RPM notebook drives, 64 GB flash drive, and more, The 'Book Review. Also MacBook reviews, new MacBook Pro benchmarked, one in five take notebook on vacation, WiFi finding software, bargain 'Books from $170 to $2,299, and more.
- 30 days with OS X, free remote control for your Mac, 32 GB for the Mac Pro, and more, Mac News Review. Also Parallels 3 gains graphics acceleration, ZFS coming with 'Leopard', where to buy OS 9 CDs, Google Gears comes to the Mac, low-cost analog video import for the Mac, and more.
- Bog-slow: A return visit to dialup Internet, Charles Moore, Charles Moore's Mailbag. With wireless broadband going down when it rains, Charles Moore has no option but to try getting by with dialup access until the problem is resolved.
- Alan Zisman gets an iPad, Alan Zisman, Zis Mac. Now that the iPad is available in Canada, Alan Zisman discovers its advantages and its limitations.
- Thunderbolt's potential, yet Target Display Mode is broken on 2011 iMac, Dan Bashur, Apple, Tech, and Gaming. Thunderbolt has unlimited potential, yet it prevents the 27" 2011 iMac from using Mini DisplayPort input as earlier models did.
- Why I expect the next iPhone by mid September, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Apple consistently releases new iPhones and iOS versions at the same time, and the new iPhone has to be out before the next iPod touch.
- iPad Rules While Kindle Fire Fizzles, Apple on iOS Security, Flexible Corning Willow Glass, and More, iNews Review. Also how to replace your laptop with an iPad, iPad case raises money for clean water, cases for New iPad and iPad 2, and more.
- Double-Res Retina Display a Bad Idea, New Low Power Ivy Bridge CPUs for MacBook Air, and More, The 'Book Review. Also solving MagSafe problems, Ultrabook death spiral begins, first Thunderbolt/USB 3 hard drive, two Thunderbolt docks, and more.
- New Macs (Including Mac Pro) Expected at WWDC, Pros and Cons of Sandboxing, and More, Mac News Review. New Mac hardware and peripherals expected at next week's Worldwide Developer Conference, sandboxing limitations, and 5 free QuickTime alternatives.
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