August 31 in Apple and Low End Mac History
- 1999: 450 and 500 MHz Sawtooth Power Mac G4 and 400 MHz Yikes! Power Mac G4 introduced, speeds reduced by 50 MHz in mid-October when Motorola could not provide CPUs in promised speeds in sufficient quantity.
- 2004: iMac G5
- Living large, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. "A big screen will absolutely spoil you."
- 1999: 450 and 500 MHz Sawtooth Power Mac G4
- 1999: 400 MHz Yikes! Power Mac G4
- More than G4, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. The Power Mac G4 is impressive, but the innovations don't stop there.
- Windows on your Mac, Evan Kleiman, Mac Happens. Hints on using Virtual PC.
- Benchmark: Mac OS 8.1 on the 'wicked fast' Mac IIfx. Not only does it work, but performance is excellent.
- On being a Mac user, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. It really is about being and thinking different, finding the power to be your best.
- We still need SCSI, Andrew W. Hill, My Turn. With a multitasking operating system and constant drive access, we need SCSI now more than ever.
- iBook: Curse or godsend?, Dirk Pilat, Mac UK. Small, light, affordable, easily scratched, hard to clean screen, hot, and sometimes difficult to use for gaming.
- Old Mac MP, Low End Mac's new email list for old (pre-G3) multiprocessor Macs and clones.
- The 'Book Review, Charles Moore. PowerBooks in the Arctic, Mobility Radeon, new drives, leather cases, and bargain 'Books.
- iMac G5. The whole computer sits behind a 17" or 20" flat panel display - at a very nice price.
- Test drive a Mac mini or wait for something better?, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. You can now test drive a Mac mini for 30 days, but you might discover you want more power or options.
- Apple should make OS 9 free, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report. Apple has little to lose and much good will to gain by making OS 9 a free operating system.
- Switch from Internet Explorer, RIP MacHome, and more thoughts on replacing Claris Home Page, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Internet Explorer continues to lose its share - and should. Good-bye to MacHome magazine, and suggestions for replacing the greatly loved Claris Home Page.
- New Mac mini imminent?, Mac Pro beats Dell prices, Intel improves Mac appeal, and more, The Macintel Report. Intel diminishes differences between Macs and Windows PCs, Core 2 notebooks debut, Merom Core 2 benchmarks, and more.
- Charles W. Moore, Low End Mac columnist and news editor, Tommy Thomas, Welcome to Macintosh. An interview with Charles W. Moore, who has been a Mac user since the early 90s and began writing for Low End Mac in 1999.
- PC war losers, Mac 'just works', $68 802.11n for older Macs, a free font manager, and more, Mac News Review. Also DVD region locking, the iMac's glossy screen, Mac mini powerful enough, Chromac iMac housings, SanDisk's 8 GB flash drive, and more.
- Apple #3 in laptops, 5 802.11 options below $100, Dell's color laptops not available, and more, The 'Book Review. Also rendering of a possible MacBook Lite, Sonnet delivers FireWire/USB 2.0 and 21-in-1 memory card reader for ExpressCard/34, bargain 'Books from $130 to $2,599, and more.
- Kodak Zi6 compact hi-def video camera, Brian Gray, Fruitful Editing. Selling for under $150, Kodak's Zi6 is light, compact, and produces good quality video for a low-end device.
- The future of up-to-date browsers for PowerPC Macs, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. With Intel-only "Snow Leopard" shipping, software support for PPC Macs will continue its decline. Also, a look at SeaMonkey 2 and Camino 1.6.9.
- Practically perfect design: The iMac G5, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Six years ago, Apple introduced the current iMac 'slab' configuration with the iMac G5. The iconic design has barely changed since.
- Hacking the Tiger installer for unsupported G3 Macs, Simon Royal, Mac Spectrum. Although Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger can run on almost every G3 Mac, the installer prevents installation on some models. How to overcome that.
- 1999: The First G4 Power Macs, Low End Mac Round Table. Thanks to the AltiVec vector processor, the G4 was a big step up in processing power from the G3.
- 2004: The First G5 iMacs, Low End Mac Round Table. It was a pleasant surprise when Apple redesigned the iMac around the fast, efficient, hot running G5 CPU.
- Apple's G5 iMac: Wonderful in White, Alan Zisman, Zis Mac. The iMac G5 introduced a bold new all-in-one design along with G5 processing power.
- iPad May Disrupt Sleep Patterns, Stay Connected in Severe Weather, iPhone Rumor Roundup, and More, iOS News Review. Also who inherits your iTunes library?, replace your own iPhone 4 battery, iPad mini expected in October, iTypewriter retro iPad keyboard, and more.
- Is Apple Green Enough?, Why Tablets Will Never Completely Replace PCs, and More, The 'Book Review. Also a love/hate relationship with Apple, Desktop Chair stand for laptops and tablets, displays for 13-in Retina MacBook Pro in production, and more.
- Jobs' Love of Simplicity Launched a Design Revolution, Windows 8 'Worst Computing Experience', and More, Mac News Review. Also positive tech service improves Apple user loyalty, Java exploit unlikely to impact Macs, free apps, and more.
- Images in Mac SE ROMs, Sawtooth Best Mac Ever, Video on G3 Macs, and More Vintage Mac News, Vintage Mac News. Also browser projects for PPC Leopard, stop spinning beachballs, Open Sonic comes to PPC Macs, and more.
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