Thank You, Low End Mac Supporters!
Let me begin by saying a huge Thank You! to all of you Low End Mac readers who came through in our time of need. After we shared our dire financial situation, we received an outpouring of support.
Over the past three weeks, over 145 of you have made donations via PayPal, QuickPay, or a check in the mail. Donations from loyal site fans ranged from $1 to $100, and we truly appreciate each and every donation. (If you missed out on the first round, don't sweat it. You can still make a contribution to Low End Mac as detailed on our Support page.)
Looking ahead, we hope to have WordPress up and running in the near future, which will allow our staff to write, submit, edit, and publish articles a lot more quickly (you can read more about it in Low End Mac Needs a Content Management System). This should mean more timely posting of new content and allow us to add several more writers. And that will all mean more contebnt for you, more traffic for us, and more site income too.
I've got a small team helping me with WordPress. We hope to have forums to replace our current Google Groups communities, allow comments with articles, and work on some social networking integration, like letting Facebook and Twitter users login with those IDs. We also hope to make it pretty spam-proof using Akismet. We'll let you know when that's ready to go.
Again, we couldn't do this without your support. Simply reading the site helps, of course, as does supporting our sponsors. And as I said earlier, if you would like to contribute directly to the site, we would love that. Details are on our Support page.
Dan Knight has been using Macs since 1986, sold Macs for several years, supported them for many more years, and has been publishing Low End Mac since April 1997. If you find Dan's articles helpful, please consider making a donation to his tip jar.
Recent articles by Dan Knight
- The Late 2012 iMac Value Equation, 2012.10.31. Thinner, lighter, faster, USB 3, improved graphics, Fusion Drive option, and no SuperDrive sum up the new iMacs.
- The 13" Retina MacBook Pro Value Equation, 2012.10.30. Take the 13" MacBook Pro, add a Retina Display, remove the SuperDrive, and drop almost a pound from its weight.
- The Late 2012 Mac mini Value Equation, 2012.10.29. The entry-level Mac mini is a nice step up, but the top-end quad-core model is a powerhouse.
- More in the Mac Musings index.
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