September 11 in Low End Mac History
Until 2001, September 11 was just another day on the calendar, but the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and New York's World Trade Center changed everything.
- iCab 1.7, the best iCab yet, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. "...a solid, fast, and small browser for those who want one."
- More SuperMac S900 adventures, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. The S900 is working fine, but still hasn't seen a lot of use.
- Terrorists attack World Trade Center, Pentagon.
- Some mindless entertainment, Steve Watkins, The Practical Mac. No in-flight movie, but watching a couple IT guys try to run a DVD on their Dell was entertaining enough.
- Linux: The tragic flaw?, Jonathan Ploudre, Back & Forth. Why open source can be both a blessing and a curse.
- iBook advice: Reader input on iBook issues, Dirk Pilat, Mac UK. Restarting the iBook, cleaning stains, trackpad alternatives, and how to avoid overheating.
- Hello again, Valjean Robidoux, My First Mac. That first Mac was unlike any other computer - and the iMac brought back those old feelings.
- Writing, Pig Latin, faxing & DSL, sublaptops, portable CD burners, StarMax & SuperMac advice, Mac navigation, and spell checking, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Pig Latin, faxing & DSL, sublaptops, portable CD burners, StarMax & SuperMac advice, navigation, and more.
- Dueling civilizations: Islam and the West, Charles Moore. "A failure of Western reality perception is the notion that Islam can be reasoned with."
- United we stand, Dan Knight. It's not one world, but the events of 9-11 have strengthened our identity as Americans.
- Netgear, Comcast, Apple, and clock batteries, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report. Problems with a Netgear router and iBooks stem from the same issue, lack of an internal clock battery.
- iPod drive failure: Culprit may not be the drive, fix may be free, Alan Zisman, Zis Mac. Many times an iPod's "drive failure" is nothing more than a loose cable inside the iPod. Here's how to reseat it.
- Mac OS 8 and 8.1: Maximum size, maximum convenience, Tyler Sable, Classic Restorations. Mac OS 8 and 8.1 add some useful new features and tools, and it can even be practical on 68030-based Macs.
- iMac startup problem solved, PowerBook 5300 and WallStreet memories, removing languages, and more, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Also Kanga "all I need", another WallStreet upgrade, dual USB iBook thoughts, and problems reading CD-R in older Macs.
- Microsoft high school, Vista reality check, Unbox is spyware, eBay seller tips, and more, Ed Eubanks Jr, Tech Tracker. Also the top secret warplanes of Area 51, the father of blue LEDs, trash to fuel in Florida, the iPod is losing its cool, and more.
- The future of G3 PowerBooks in the Age of Leopard, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. There's no G3 support in Leopard. What does that mean for Kanga, WallStreet, Lombard, and Pismo PowerBooks?
- iWeb a great tool for quickly creating an attractive website, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report. Apple's iWeb software isn't just easy to use, it also integrates nicely with .mac and other programs in the iLife bundle.
- New Apple drive supports Blu-ray and HD DVD, Anne Onymus, Rumor Mill. Tired of being second-guessed and sometimes outmaneuvered by Microsoft, Apple has embraced both next gen DVD formats with its new SuperDrive Extreme.
- Choosing and upgrading a 12" PowerBook, too much about Windows, the blue iMac blues, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Also the pros and cons of running Mac OS X 10.4 'Tiger' on a blue and white G3 and one more tip for burning CDs that will work on old Macs.
- In praise of rugged Mac notebooks of the past, POP3 vs. IMAP email, and buying glasses online, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. G3 PowerBooks were the high water mark for ruggedness, expandability, and reliability. Also the benefits of POP3 email for dialup users, and another article praising online eyewear.
- OpenCL or DirectX, which is the better technology?, Frank Fox, Stop the Noiz. Microsoft has been honing Windows-only DirectX for years now. Does OpenCL even compete?
- Boot Camp audio failure, resurrecting MacBook's integrated keypad, new Fin stand, and more, The 'Book Review. Also Dell releases thin laptops, 640 GB Spinpoint notebook drive, 24 hour hard drive replacement service, bargain 'Books from $179 to $2,698, and more.
- iPod nano Gains videocam, iPod touch drops to $199, iPod shuffle now in color, and more, iNews Review. Also 5G iPod nano teardown, watch iPhone video on your TV, swine flu apps, remote control your Mac, work with Office 2007 files, and more.
- Snow Leopard 10.6.1 update, security update for Tiger and Leopard, iTunes 9, and more, Mac News Review. Also features lost in OS X 10.6, iMac firmware update, Snow Leopard saves energy, build your own OS X 10.6 Hackintosh, and more.
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