June 16 in Low End Mac History
- PowerBook profiles added to site: PB 100, 140, 145, 145b, 150, 160, 165, 165c, 170, 180, 180c
- PB 520, 520c, 540, 540c
- Duo 210, 230, 250, 270c, 280, 280c
- A Question of OS, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. Which version of the Mac OS should you run on your Macintosh?
- Should Apple Use the New G3?, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Apple isn't saying anything about the new PowerPC 750CX. Here's why they should be investigating the new CPU.
- USB Printer Sharing: GrayShare 2000, Paulo Rodrigues, Tangerine Fusion. USB Printer Sharing is rooted in Apple's old GrayShare technology, but with some refinements.
- Scientific Analysis of Internet Music Piracy, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. "The Pew Internet & American Life Project has released results of its Internet Tracking Report on MP3 music traffic."
- Beige G3 Upgrade Problems, Unsupported OS 9.2, Crashing 8600, Boot Floppies, and More, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Also APM tuner, Mac PCI modems, WallStreet Sleep of Death, setting the MTU value, XPostFacto, widescreen wallpaper, and problems with MacMail.
- Microsoft Follows Apple's Lead, Splits into Two Divisions, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side. "...apparently inspired by the example recently set by Apple Computer, Microsoft (MSFT) has announced it will split the software giant's operations into two divisions."
- How to Limit Network Access for OS X Users, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report. How to allow access to some network resources while restricting it for others.
- Improving the 12" PowerBook with a Faster Hard Drive, More RAM, and a Better SuperDrive, Andrew J Fishkin, The Mobile Mac. Although you can upgrade to a 1.67 GHz CPU, that's a small boost for more recent PowerBooks. Putting in a faster hard drive and more memory is another way to speed things up.
- 10 of the Most Important Macs Ever, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. Time to pare back the old Mac collection. Which models to keep, and which ones to add later on.
- Compact Flash with SCSI Macs, PB 1400 CD-RW upgrade Problems, and Web Incompatibilities, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Suggested ways to use Compact Flash with vintage Macs and PowerBooks, problems getting CD-RW to work with a PowerBook 1400, and more thoughts on website incompatibilities.
- MacBook a Bargain, MacBook Pro a Dream, Daystar 1.4 GHz G4 Upgrades, Thin 16 GB Flash Drive, and More, The 'Book Review. Also keeping your laptop looking new, iLevel and iLap stands, eSATA card for MacBook Pro, new sleeves and cases, bargain 'Books from $155 to $1,199, and more
- Macs Take Away Microsoft Pain, Macs Revive James Bond, iMac King of All Media, iWoofer, and More, Mac News Review. Also Windows users guide to switching to the Mac, Bluetooth firmware update for PPC Macs, universal USB 2.0 drive adapter, waterproof case for video iPod, and more.
- Opera 9.5 Good Enough to 'Ruin You for Other Browsers', Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. The reviewer has long considered Opera the best among a solid collection of Mac browsers, and the latest version makes it even better.
- Xubuntu on Pismo: It Works, but It's Not as Easy as the Mac OS, John Hatchett, Recycled Computing. Linux runs well enough on this old PowerBook G3, but something as simple as switching to another WiFi network can trip you up.
- Fresh Air: Why a MacBook Air Is My Newest Notebook, Andrew J Fishkin, Best Tools for the Job. In the end, the light weight and close-out pricing made the MacBook Air the right complement to my ThinkPad T400.
- More Power to Go: Snow Leopard, Safari 4, the iPhone, and the Internet, John Hatchett, Recycled Computing. Last week's WWDC points to a future that is smaller and leaves behind Apple's legacy PowerPC hardware.
- Low-end MacBook Pros: SD Card and FireWire In, ExpressCard Out, Charles Moore, 'Book Value. The new 13" and 15" MacBook Pro have FireWire 800 and SD Card slots, but ExpressCard is gone, left for the 17" MacBook Pro.
- The Mid 2010 Mac mini Value Equation, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. More power, lower profile, better graphics, and a built" SD Card reader - why would anyone choose a close-out 2009 model?
- Tiger vs. Leopard: There Is a Clear Winner, John Hatchett, Recycled Computing. If your Mac supports it, Leopard has some features that make it a better choice than Tiger.
- Google vs. Apple: Apple's iPhone 'Monopoly' Leaves 80% for Google, Frank Fox, Stop the Noiz. Google complains that its AdMob service is locked out of the iPhone platform, but it controls the Android platform and has access to the entire non-iPhone market.
- Safari 4.1 Trouble, Pismo vs. TiBook, Rain and Wireless Broadband, and Pismo G4 Startup Problems, Charles Moore, Charles Moore's Mailbag. Some users having problems with Safari 4.1, loving the Pismo PowerBook, possible solution to wireless broadband problems, and a Pismo that won't boot with a G4 upgrade.
- Will iOS 5 Abandon Support for PowerPC Macs?, Simon Royal, Mac Spectrum. iOS 5 will be available for iPhones that currently work with OS X 10.5 on PowerPC Macs, but what if iOS 5 requires Intel or OS X 10.6?
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