July 19 in Low End Mac History
- To partition or not to partition?, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. There are advantages to partitioning your hard drive.
- Macworld Expo Report #1, Dan Knight. Yes, there is a Cube. Also new iMac, Power Macs, mice, and keyboards.
- What price rankings?, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report. One district's experience with Apple's educational sales - and it's not a pretty picture.
- Owning the market: Keynote reflections, Dan Knight. With a consumer G4 and an analog video to FireWire converter, Apple could dominate the iMovie/iDVD market.
- Reflections on Macworld New York, Andrew W. Hill, My Turn. From a hardware standpoint, the Stevenote was disappointing.
- Free mac.com email becomes fee mail, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. "So the new business plan is to give away email addresses, wait for people to become dependent on them, and then start charging a yearly fee."
- G4/500 WallStreet and Lombard upgrades, iCurve notebook stand, TiBook RAM install, and more, Charles Moore. G4 upgrades for G3 PowerBooks, iCurve stand, USB hubs and drive, bargain 'Books, and more.
- Sometimes you feel like a dolt, sometimes you don't, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report. Everything was plugged in correctly, but the 4-port USB hub wouldn't power peripherals. It had to be defective hardware, right?
- Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Which Macs should make the cut?, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Looking at all of the models supported by Tiger, there's just one Mac that Apple should probably drop support for in Leopard. Just one.
- Why run Linux on a low-end Mac?, Larry Stotler, Linux on the Low End. Linux supports older video cards and requires less RAM than Mac OS X, and it lets you run modern browsers not available under OS 9.
- Upgrade your Pismo with a dual-layer DVD burner, Jason Schrader, Maximize Your Mac. If you want to add a DVD burner to your PowerBook Pismo, FastMac's new dual-layer SuperDrive merits serious consideration.
- Suggestions for converting AIFF to MP3 in iTunes, taken on eBay?, G4 upgrades, and low end Mac sadness, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Reader suggestions for getting iTunes to convert AIFF to MP3, checking for dual processors, the upgradability of the Power Mac G4, and disappointment over discarded Macs.
- 24 years ago: Apple's first phone never made it to market, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Before the iPhone, iPod, Newton, and Macintosh, Apple dummied up a phone of the future that never saw the light of day.
- Is the Mac facing a 'walled garden' future?, Charles Moore, Charles Moore's Mailbag. Apple is doing well, Mac sales are at the best levels ever, yet many are concerned that Apple may turn the Mac into a 'walled garden' like it's done with iOS devices.
- Is Leopard killing my PowerBook?, Simon Royal, Mac Spectrum. The ten-year-old Titanium PowerBook now overheats and hangs. Is it just old age, or has the extra heat from running Leopard taken its toll?
- Lion: King of the jungle or house cat?, Frank Fox, Stop the Noiz. OS X 10.7 Lion may be great for the masses and iOS users, but much of this seems to come at the expense of the real Mac user.
- Lost Apple designs from the 1980s, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. One early Mac prototype looked like a cube, a notebook concept was know as a MacBook, and the Bashful tablet predated Newton.
- How to Recover from a Beige G3 Startup Error, Dan Knight, Mac Daniel. If you're not careful, installing OS X 10.2 Jaguar can create an unbootable Beige Power Mac G3. How to fix it - and how to avoid the problem.
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