June 11 in Low End Mac History
- 2012: 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display, 15" Mid 2012 MacBook Pro, 13" Mid 2012 MacBook Pro, 13" Mid 2012 MacBook Air, and 11" Mid 2012 MacBook Air. New Ivy Bridge CPUs, Intel HD Graphics 4000, and finally USB 3.
- Hands Off My Site, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. "Have you heard about the new electronic sticky notes Third Voice lets users put on web sites?"
- The Coming Flat Panel iMac, Dan Knight, iMac Channel. How Apple could produce a flat panel iMac today and sell it for $1,099.
- Female Dissatisfaction in the IT Industry, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. A glass ceiling or a different approach to computers?
- Value and Panhandling, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Funding the Web: Is asking for site donations panhandling?
- Mac Daniel Feedback, Manuel Mejia Jr, Mac Daniel. Reader feedback on file transfer and emulating the Apple Menu in System 6.
- Mac Challenge Follow Up, Steve Watkins, The Practical Mac. More information on software used during the Mac Challenge, which compared OS X and WinXP.
- The joys of a Silent Mac, Dustin Rinebold, My Turn. No fan and no hard drive - the silence of floppy-based computing is a treat.
- Preparing for the SAT, Evan Kleiman, Mac Daniel. Preparing for the PSAT and SAT with books, software, and online sample tests.
- If Windows Had Windowshades, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side. Isn't it about time Microsoft "borrowed" windowshades from the Mac? Here's what would happen.
- Apple and Amazon or Apple vs. Amazon?, Stephen Van Esch, Mac Scope. As others prepare to copy the iTunes Music Store, is Apple better of going it alone or finding strategic partners?
- Mac vs. PC Design, FireWire 800, Slow OS X Adoption, and More, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Pros and cons of computer design, why FireWire 800 isn't IEEE 1934b, 6100 video, TV card in a 6400, and more on switching to OS X.
- Positive PowerBook Press, iBook Overclock Results, iBook's Dirty Secret, a Very Hot PowerBook, and More, The 'Book Review. Also Linux turns Lombard into car MP3 player, Thurrott gets a 12" PowerBook, a G5-styled hard drive, bargain 'Books from $380 to $2,599, and more.
- 2 Earbuds and 2 Headsets for Music and Gaming, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Colorful, good sounding earbuds, retractable earbuds, and a pair of gaming headphones that include built-in microphones.
- Linux on PowerPC Macs: Debian Runs Nicely on a G3 iBook, Jason Packer, Macs in the Enterprise. Mac OS X 10.3 felt sluggish on a 700 MHz G3 iBook with 384 MB of RAM, but Debian runs very comfortably on the same hardware.
- My Compact Macs: Macintosh SE/30 and Classic II, Carl Nygren, Classic Macs in the Intel Age. Apple only made two 16 MHz black and white models in the classic compact Mac form factor, and they're both great computers.
- Skip 867 MHz 12" PowerBook, iBook Sleeps When Touched, Netscape 7.0.2 Keeps Crashing, and More, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Also getting a copy of the Mac OS for a Power Mac ONE, and whether it can run Linux.
- Mac 128K Demo, Leopard Adequate on Unsupported Macs, Booting an iMac from a Ubuntu LiveCD, and More, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Two new unsupported Leopard reports, Linux for PowerPC is far from dead, and Mac OS X trumps Linux and BSD for features and performance.
- The May 2009 MacBook Value Equation, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. The 2.13 GHz MacBook White is worth the difference in price vs. the close-out 2.0 GHz model, but the best value is in used MacBooks.
- The June 2009 13" MacBook Pro Value Equation, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. The new 13" MacBook Pro has a lot to offer over the discontinued Unibody MacBook, but where's the best value?
- The June 2009 15" MacBook Pro Value Equation, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. With an entry-level 15" MacBook Pro selling for $1,699, the midrange MacBook Pro line seems poised to take off.
- The June 2009 17" MacBook Pro Value Equation, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. The new model is a bit faster, but are older models better values?
- The June 2009 MacBook Air Value Equation, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. The updated MacBook Air is faster and less expensive, but close-outs and refurbs are priced competitively.
- Eudora 8 Beta 6 Ready for Everyday Use, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. The Eudora-ized version of Thunderbird finally has the features, familiarity, and reliability users of Classic Eudora expect.
- 2 Months with the iPad: Mature, Powerful, and Very Useful, Austin Leeds, Apple Everywhere. Although the iPad can replace a notebook, it lets you do new things in new ways and new places where a laptop is a poor solution.
- 5 Reasons iPad Can't Replace MacBook, Trackpad vs. TrackPoint, MacBook Display Issues, and More, The 'Book Review. Also Apple tops list of best enterprise laptops, iPad charging problems with MacBooks, Chrome OS 'books expected this fall, and more.
- Safari 5 has Reader and Extensions, Mac 'Kicked to the Curb'?, 8 Mac Browsers Compared, and More, Mac News Review. Also Safari 4.1 released for Tiger users, first look at Safari extensions, Google launches new search index, Father's Day suggestions, and more.
- 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Thinner version of 15" MacBook Pro with double-resolution Retina Display, SSD instead of hard drive, and no internal SuperDrive.
- 15" Mid 2012 MacBook Pro. Faster Ivy Bridge CPUs, improved graphics, USB 3, FaceTime HD, and no change in price.
- 13" Mid 2012 MacBook Pro. Faster Ivy Bridge CPUs, improved graphics, USB 3, FaceTime HD, and no change in price.
- 13" Mid 2012 MacBook Air. Faster Ivy Bridge CPU, Intel HD Graphics 4000, USB 3, 4 GB standard (and all models can be ordered with 8 GB), and MagSafe 2.
- 11" Mid 2012 MacBook Air. Faster Ivy Bridge CPU, Intel HD Graphics 4000, USB 3, 4 GB standard (and all models can be ordered with 8 GB), and MagSafe 2.
- Best Guesses About the New Macs at WWDC , Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Rumor has it almost every Mac will be updated at WWDC. Our guesses at some of the changes.
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