4/1/2000. Low End Mac has given up on Apple. They have
lawyers; we don't. 'Nuff said. All you Mac-using whiners should
just grow up, realize that Microsoft and Intel own the computing
world, and enter the 21st century with a nice Celeron, Pentium III,
or Athlon speed demon. After all, Apple is killing the OS you love,
and their lawyers are driving Mac sites off the Internet faster
than we can create 'em.
For all you folks who still run Mac hardware, you can run with
the crowd using Virtual PC, SoftWindows, or an Orange Micro card.
Why be left behind?
I'd also like to thank most of my writers for sticking
with me through this difficult transition. We're also hoping to
move to a new domain name as soon as we can find the right one and
set up hosting.
Dan Knight, publisher, 4/1/2000
Newest Links on Low End Win
- Opinion: The iPaq: What is Compaq
thinking?, Paulo Rodrigues, iPaq Channel, 4/1. Ever the
contrarian, Rodrigues finds some shortfalls in the iPaq's
- Opinion: Some thoughts on going
PC, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 4/1. "It is with
mixed emotions that I join Low End Mac's transition to Low End
- Advice: High-end build-to-order G4
vs. high-end build-to-order Dell Dimension, Charlie Ruggiero,
4/1. It's much cheaper to run Windows apps on the Dell than on the
- Advice: '286 gaming prowess,
Brian Rumsey, Low End PC Gaming, 4/1. Computer gaming now goes
beyond the monitor!
- Opinion: Going Wintel,
Steve Wood, View Through the Window, 3/29. Once a year he gets to
ditch his Macs and go Windows
- Opinion: Aqua-skeptics are
luddites, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 3/29. "I have
no interest in change for the sake of change, or in putting form
before function, and I really have no time for change that makes
- Opinion: Complete Mac nut goes
Wintel, Fred Forney, My First Wintel, 3/29. "I played around
with a Pentium III for a couple days, and I was hooked."
- Opinion: SETI@home: Join a
team, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 3/29.
- Opinion: Game sequels, Brian
Rumsey, Low End Win Gaming, 3/27. New games are great, and earlier
versions will often run well on less powerful PCs.
- Advice: Designing a computer
room, part 3: The desk, Dan Knight, Wintel Musings, 3/27. "The
key is designing the computer desk and office layout that meets
your personal needs and fits the available space."
- Advice: Replacement screen for a
VAIO, Julie Fugett, Win Daniel, 3/27. Options for replacing a
bad screen on the PowerBook 5300.
- Advice: Dealing with dead pixels in
TFT displays, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 3/23.
Detecting and dealing with dead pixels on laptops.
Around the Web
- Web: Mac Junkie calls it quits, launches The Win Junkie
in pursuit of the business audience.
- Web: MacBC throws in the towel, becomes WinBC, 4/1. "...we
received an email and phone call from Apple Legal telling us to
cease and desist."
- Web: The PC
Life replaces Apple's Orchard, 4/1. Formerly a good source
of interesting Mac links, Apple's Orchard has joined the Wintel
- News: Apple Computer buys Microsoft!, Macs
Only!, 4/1. Shoot, now they'll get on everyone's case about Window
sites. Maybe we should just give up on computer sites....
- Web: About This
Particular Rumor, ATPM, 4/1. A much-needed new Mac rumor
- Rumor: AOL to buy
Apple, Mac Observer, 4/1. Apple buys Microsoft, Microsoft buys
Apple, and now AOL is buying Apple? Very confusing!
- Rumor: Apple to be
bought by Microsoft?, Windows Militia, 4/1. Just when it looked
like Apple had completed a leveraged buyout of Microsoft, this
- Rumor: Apple announces
Apple Palm, Palm takeover, Palm Lounge, 4/1. At least this one
makes sense - thanks to a hostile takeover, Apple will be making a
Palm OS machine.
- Web: PB Zone abandons
PowerBook, goes Peanut Butter, 4/1. I guess they wanted to get
away from all the computer industry lawyers.
- News: Jason O'Grady
retires, PowerPage, 4/1. "'I'm just so over this "Internet"
thing,' said Jason from his new, technology-free shack in the
- News: Apple
icon garden landscaping defaced with Microsoft look and feel,
Carson Baker, Holy Mac, 4/1. "Microsoft and the others involved . .
. justified their actions on the foundation of their 'Freedom to
- Web: Jag's
House launches DOS 6 email list
- Opinion: Why does my
refrigerator need an ISP?, Daniel J. Lyons, MacBC, 3/28. "It
would be silly to have Internet connections for every device in
- Opinion: Why
rumor sites hurt you and Microsoft, Michel Munger, Mac
Observer, 3/28. "A good dose of common sense."
- News: Apple
goes postal on Mac Cards, Macworld UK, 3/28. Part of the reason
we've gone Wintel.
Isn't it time Apple got some perspective?, MacUser UK, 3/28.
More on the Mac Cards debacle.
- Opinion: Are any Mac
sites safe?, Macinstein, 3/28. Better to switch than
- Opinion: Apple: Big
Brother 2000?, NoBeige.com, 3/28. "Apple is acting like the Big
Brother that it mocked in 1984."
- News: Apple shuts
down Mac Cards for trademark violation, MacNN, 3/27. In what is
becoming increasingly common Apple practice, they sent in the
lawyers before contacting the webmaster. Why ask for cooperation
when you can coerce it?
Jobs intervenes as Mac Cards gets pulled, MacUser UK, 3/27.
"...the action was triggered when Jobs sent a card from the site to
another senior Apple employee questioning its use of Apple branding
materials and images."
- Opinion: Does Darwin
open the door to Intel?, Tony Smith, MacWeek, 3/27. But why run
the new OS from such a heavy handed company on Intel hardware?
- Opinion: IE 5
brings good and bad to Mac users and web authors, W3Nation. Mac
users will always be second-class citizens. They had to wait a
whole extra year for IE 5 - and now IE 5.5 for Windows is on the
- Analysis: IE 5
changes how Mac users see the Web, MacWeek, 3/27. "...a default
installation of IE 5 for the Mac will display Web pages pretty much
the same way that Windows users see them." Isn't that the way God
- Opinion: The
state of Mac gaming, Holy Mac, 3/27. C'mon, everyone knows PC
owners get the best games first!
- Web: Why Windows
Is So Great, a new Win-centric multilingual site.
- More links and link archive on Wintel News Today.
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