June 30 in Low End Mac History
- USB is enough, Evan Kleiman, Mac Happens. Practically everything an iMac owner could want is now available for USB.
- The IIsi never dies, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. "I purchased a Macintosh IIsi at a thrift shop for $25. I thought I might have paid too much...."
- Journalism and the Mac Web, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. "...the Adobe vs. AppleInsider issue has raised a lot of journalistic questions about a free press, personal responsibility, and journalistic ethics."
- Beige G3 abandoned by Panther? Is it really inevitable?, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. It looks like Apple may not support the beige G3 under Panther. Here's one way Apple could move ahead without abandoning so many users with older hardware.
- G5 'Books possible, G3 vs. G4, hosed by UPS feedback, WallStreet troubleshooting, and more, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Also more MacMail problems, unmountable drives, lower cost G4 hinges, OS 9 problem solving, WallStreet backlight solutions, and beige G3 ROM issues.
- Scanned image size, Pismo screen problems, WallStreet upgrades, iDVD for OS 9, and more, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Also iBook heat, OS 9 and X install issues, SCSI card drives, and Jaguar on the WallStreet.
- PowerPC Macs obsolete?, Apple to exit hardware biz?, Intel Macs look 'normal' inside, and more, The Macintel Report. Also, CodeWeavers eases developers' transition, iMac and Mac mini expected to be first Intel Macs, photonics for faster chips, and more.
- 20 GB iPod gets color, iTunes 4.9 add podcast support, backup your Mac to your iPod, and more, iPod News Review. Also iPods as study aids, free minis for education Mac buyers, remove iPod scratches, four song export programs, and more.
- MacBook replaces Dell laptop, can outperform Power Mac G5/2.7 GHz dual, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. After two years, the Dell was on its last legs, and Apple's bundled apps made the MacBook a compelling choice. But what's really impressive is the performance of universal apps.
- eMac repair extension program, Core 2 Duo Mac mini world's fastest Mac, $99 full-screen video capture, and more, Mac News Review. Also customized Mac minis from Rival Computer, students advised to pack a Mac, use multiple iPods with one Mac, iDictionary software for the iPod, and much more.
- MacBook nano coming?, expanding battery woes, MacBook 'almost perfect', color MacBooks, and more, The 'Book Review. Also the mooing MacBook, Apple's fix for 17" MacBook Pro fans, educator's test $100 laptop, white notebook from Acer, Dell notebook goes up in smoke, bargain 'Books from $139 to $2,149, and more.
- Leopard makes it easy to share your Mac's screen locally and over the Internet, Alan Zisman, Zis Mac. Mac OS X 10.5 makes it easier to remotely access a Mac's screen on a network or over the Internet with more options than ever before.
- Political profiling of Mac users, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Both liberals and conservatives choose the Mac, so it's not fair to typify it as 'the liberal's computer'.
- Can Linux replace OS X on older Macs?, Carl Nygren, Classic Macs in the Intel Age. Looking at Ubuntu 8.04 on a 1 GHz PowerBook and Kubuntu 5.04 on a clamshell iBook.
- Intel's promise fulfilled: More processing power per processor cycle, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Apple promised improved CPU efficiencies when it announced the move to Intel in 2005. Three years of MacBooks show the progress.
- Checking out Safari 4 on an old PowerBook, Charles Moore, 'Book Value. Safari 4 is the fastest it's ever been, but it's not without some frustrating drawbacks.
- Is Steve Jobs' health essential to Apple's future?, Frank Fox, Stop the Noiz. Steve Jobs' health is an important thing, but Apple has demonstrated that it can be profitable without him.
- Optimized software builds bring out the best in your Mac, Dan Knight, Low End Mac's Online Tech Journal. Applications compiled for your Mac's CPU can load more quickly and run faster than ones compiled for universal use.
- 2 weeks with OS X 10.6.4 and Safari 5, Charles Moore, 'Book Value. The latest update to Snow Leopard retains several problems from earlier versions, but Safari is now faster than ever.
- Are 5-year-old Core Duo Macs about to become low-end?, Simon Royal, Tech Spectrum. When OS X 10.7 Lion arrives, it looks like all Intel Macs introduced before August 2006 will be unsupported.
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