- CrossOver: Run Windows apps on Intel Macs without Windows, Alan Zisman, Mac2Windows, 02.28. If you need to run Windows apps on your Intel Mac once in a while, CrossOver may be the least expensive way to do so since it eliminates the need to buy a copy of Windows.
- Acorn and the BBC Micro: From education to obscurity, Tom Hormby, Orchard, 02.28. Acorn had the UK equivalent of Apple's education dominance but faltered during the transition from 8-bit computing.
- Lisa emulator released, allows OS X and Windows users to experience Apple's Lisa, Ted Hodges, Vintage Mac Living, 02.27. Nearly a decade in the making, the Lisa Emulator Project now has a working Lisa emulator for Windows PCs and OS X Macs.
- Use your Bluetooth phone to control your Mac? Maybe, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report, 02.27. Salling Clicker software turns many Bluetooth phones into remote controls for Bluetooth-equipped Macs.
- Opera the best browser for the Mac, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 02.26. "In my opinion, Opera is still the best all-round general surfing browser for Mac OS X, and Safari has a long way to go to even come close to matching it."
- Safari share up 50%, 8-core Mac Pro benchmarked, DST updates for OS X, $26 Bluetooth, and more, Mac News Review, 02.23. Also Google analyzes hard drive failure, $30 SuperDrive upgrades, Carbon Copy Cloner 3 adds automated backup, free ClamXav virus checker, and more.
- 15" MacBook in Q2?, 802.11n in Core Duo MacBook, DST updates for Panther and Tiger, and more, The 'Book Review, 02.23. Also Mac means doing things your way, Core 2 shutdown problem, fixing a dead pixel, hot lap prevention, bargain 'Books from $209 to $2,299, and more.
- SimpleShare's $99 250 GB NAS and print server a good value, Andrew J Fishkin, Best Tools for the Job, 02.21. This 250 GB networked drive and print server is very affordable, as fast as can be expected, and has some latency when printing from Macs.
- Power Computing: Fighting back for the Mac or stealing Apple's customers?, Tom Hormby, Orchard, 02.20. Power Computing, the first company to sell licensed Macintosh clones, seemed more interested in stealing Apple's high-end customers than expanding Mac the market.
- The Mac dilemma: Low cost and limited expansion or high cost with great upgrade potential?, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive, 02.20. Apple gives us two choices: A very expandable, upgradable Mac Pro or a far less expandable, less costly consumer Mac.
- 3 MacMice mice compared: 2 winners, 1 loser, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 02.19. MacMice products are well-designed and hold up well over time, but their Bluetooth mouse is poorly balanced and suffers from latency problems.
- 30 days of old school computing: Getting real work done, Ted Hodges, Vintage Mac Living, 02.19. Personal computers were invented so we could get more work done and be more productive. Doesn't all the eye candy and multimedia just get in the way?
- After Dark Reborn? Bringing back the darkness, Tommy Thomas, Welcome to Macintosh, 02.19. As After Dark approaches its 20th anniversary, perhaps it's time to resurrect the greatest screen saver of all time.
- When will flash memory replace hard drives?, getting the most from your 'Book's batttery, and more, The 'Book Review, 02.16. Also new cases and BookEndz for MacBook and MacBook Pro models, high capacity battery for MacBook, bargain 'Books from $200 to $2,299, and more.
- Vista Home runs on Macs, Apple legacy manuals, upgrading a Mac mini or Mac Pro CPU, and more, Mac News Review, 02.16. Also installing OS X on non-Apple hardware legal for developers, integrated graphics remains Mac mini's Achilles' heel, $20 slim keyboard, ATI's forthcoming R600 graphics processor, and more.
- The annoying white iMac, Andrew J Fishkin, Best Tools for the Job, 02.15. From a design standpoint, the iMac is brilliant, but the massive amounts of white plastic can distract you from what's on the display.
- Adding an Intel Mac mini can be cheaper than upgrading a Power Mac G4!, Dan Knight, Mac Daniel, 02.14. Looking at the cost of upgrading memory, adding a fast hard drive, and a GHz-plus CPU upgrade, buying a new Core Duo Mac mini makes a lot of sense.
- Picking the right cheap computer, new or used, Larry Stotler, Linux on the Low End, 02.13. Unless you're working with video or hooked on 3D gaming, you don't need a lot of computing power. You might be surprised at how little will satisfy you.
- How After Dark came to Windows, Tommy Thomas, Welcome to Macintosh, 02.13. Interview with Bill Stewart, one of the programmers behind the Magic ScreenSaver and After Dark for Windows.
- On Mighty Toaster Wings: More After Dark history, Tommy Thomas, Welcome to Macintosh, 02.12. Interview with Patrick Beard, one of the programmers behind the After Dark screen saver.
- Steve Jobs stirs up the DRM hornet's nest, Nathan Thompson, Embracing Obsolescence, 02.12. Stripping DRM would level the playing field for players and allow digital music services to compete on price, quality, and selection.
- OS X 10.2 best for Classic?, Tiger on a Blue & White G3, salvaging an iBook hard drive, and more, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 02.12. Why Jaguar may be the best OS X for Classic mode, getting Tiger on a DVD-free Power Mac G3, transplanting a dead iBook's hard drive, and Mac service sources in Bogota, Columbia.
- Aggressively Stupid: The story behind After Dark, Tommy Thomas, Welcome to Macintosh, 02.09. Interview with Jack Eastman, the man who dreamed up After Dark and its ubiquitous flying toasters.
- Microsoft Office 2007: More Mac-like than ever, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive, 02.09. You can teach an old dog new tricks, and Office 2007 shows that Microsoft knows how to build user-friendly software.
- Mac market share grows, upgrade iMac with Core 2, 802.11n AirPort benchmarked, and more, Mac News Review, 02.09. Also Switch to a Mac Guides launched, Vista Home not allowed with virtualization, Happy Hacking Keyboard for Mac, and more.
- Faster MacBooks in May?, new EVDO hardware, Wake Assist fixes sleep problem, and more, The 'Book Review, 02.09. Also Cree backlighting may appear in next gen MacBooks, Vista/OS X showdown, new Quicky perfect for TiBook, bargain 'Books from $200 to $2,299, and more.
- Growing the Mac market by reaching the computer hobbyist, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 02.08. If Apple truly wants to grow, it needs to target the people computer users go to when seeking advice about their next computer purchase.
- Followup interview to Bill Gates' Newsweek meltdown, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side, 02.07. "What's shocking about it is the severe state of denial that Gates apparently lives in - and the motivations he has regarding his recent emphasis on philanthropy."
- How does Vista compare with Mac OS X and Windows XP?, Andrew J Fishkin, Best Tools for the Job, 02.06. Vista easily beats Windows XP, but for the most part Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" is the better operating system.
- Why I recommend Macs to amost everyone, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive, 02.05. While no current Mac meets the author's needs, for most users, Macintosh is the way to go.
- Tex-Edit Plus: Powerful styled text editing for OS X and the Classic Mac OS, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 02.05. Whether you're looking for a powerful text editor or a simple, flexible word processor, Tex-Edit Plus could be exactly the tool you need.
- Low End Mac sued over new mascot, Hardy Menagh, The Lite Side, 02.05. Low End Mac's new mascot has come to the attention of the people behind the 1971 cult classic, Silent Running.
- Can your spam with SpamSieve, Steve Watkins, The Practical Mac, 02.02. "Right out of the box, SpamSieve exceeded the accuracy of the Apple Mail filter I've been training for over a year."
- Problems with device drivers on Macs and Windows, Andrew J Fishkin, Best Tools for the Job, 02.02. Bad drivers may refuse to install, crash on some hardware, slow things down, and even remove features your computer already supported.
- Bottom-loading optical drive, more Core 2 'Book reviews, Signature Suit protects MacBooks, and more, The 'Book Review, 02.02. Also OWC seeking Modbook dealers, Boston Power's better notebook battery, Smart Scroll X and iBatt 2 software, bargain 'Books from $209 to $2,299, and more.
- Which Intel Macs take CPU upgrades?, $2 802.11n enabler, USB drive adapter, and more, Mac News Review, 02.02. Also a DST fix for Panther, Logos coming to Macs, Intel's chip breakthrough, iConnect iPod integration for GM vehicles, a waterproof iPod, and more.
- California: Beyond 'no light bulbs for you', Anne Onymus, Rumor Mill, 02.01. A Calfiornia assemblyman wants to make incandescent light bulbs illegal - but that's just the beginning. His next target: CRT monitors and TVs.
- Two more markets the iPhone could conquer, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report, 02.01. How Apple could redefine the ebook and calculator markets with a pair of free apps for the iPhone.
- Marketing campaign bombs in Redmond, Anne Onymus, The Lite Side, 02.01. Low End Mac's guerilla marketing campaign caused widespread panic in Redmond, Washington, yesterday.
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