July 6 in Low End Mac History
- 3 user accelerators, Jonathan Ploudre, Back & Forth. Three tips to improve the Macintosh experience.
- SCSI and FireWire Disk Mode, Korin Hasegawa-John, Mac Daniel. The fast way to move files between a PowerBook and a desktop Mac.
- Stick with the Mac, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. One of the best arguments for sticking with the Mac is Windows.
- Computers for college, Joseph Rosensteel, My Turn. Advice on picking the right computer for college.
- The 'Book Review 2001.07.06, Charles Moore. Apple reauthorizes local 'Book repair, more on fixing the WallStreet hinge, external drives, a new case, and good deals on new & used 'Books.
- Mac maintenance, part 2: Optimizing OS X performance, Michel Munger, iBasics. How to get the most out of OS X by adding RAM, reducing your program load, and cleaning up your hard drive.
- Return of the bumper snicker, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side. There are more viruses for Windows than miles on my car.
- Can Apple's consumer MacBook really replace two PowerBooks and a ThinkPad?, Andrew J Fishkin, The Mobile Mac. One user's experience replacing a 12" PowerBook G4, 15" PowerBook G4, and IBM ThinkPad X32 with a black MacBook.
- Vintage Macs with System 6 run circles around 3 GHz Windows 2000 PC, Tyler Sable, Classic Restorations. Which grows faster, hardware speed or software bloat? These benchmarks show vintage Macs let you be productive much more quickly than modern Windows PCs.
- Run Windows apps without Windows, 2.33 GHz Core Duo shipping, Parallels Desktop review, and more, The Macintel Report. CrossOver will allow Macintel users to run Windows apps without Windows, the fastest Core Duo to date is shipping, Macworld looks at Parallels Desktop, and more.
- Paintbrush: A fast, free, MacPaint-like bitmap editor for OS X, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Macs no longer ship with a free paint program, but the freeware Paintbrush program replaces MacPaint nicely.
- Low end G4: Migrating to an older Power Mac, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. To use the fastest G4 upgrades, you may have to move to an older Power Mac.
- PowerBook 180 still useful at nearly 18 years old, Austin Leeds, Apple Everywhere. This late 1992 PowerBook has a great keyboard, crisp display, plenty of upgrade options, and sufficient power for writing.
- Life After PCs, Retina MacBook Has Better Color, $42 Portable USB Blu-ray Player, and More, The 'Book Review. Also Ultrabooks creating growth of higher price point notebooks, Lounge-Book laptop stands, security lock for Retina MacBook Pro, and more.
- Chrome or IE #1 Browser?, Will Kinect Leap Obsolete Mouse, Free Menubar Calendar, and More, Mac News Review. Dualing sources disagree on top 3 browser spots, Mac users spend more on long term care insurance, and more.
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