Welcome to Macintosh (Again)
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Bong! . . . :-) . . . Welcome to Macintosh!
It has been a while since I have written my column. Many personal issues have taken precedence during that time and continue to do so. I decided a while back to return to writing Welcome to Macintosh, but I was honestly stuck as to what exactly I would focus on. A lot has changed in the Apple world since my last piece, a review of the Crosley CR245 published in early 2010.
As before, my primary focus will remain on the Classic Mac OS, but it will not exclude OS X entirely.
In the coming months, I will bring you interviews and reviews as well as commentary on different topics in the Mac world. At some point later in the year, I plan on writing an additional column to be titled The Mac Chronicles. The Mac Chronicles will focus on modern Macs as well as older Macs that run OS X. If you have something specific you would like me to write about, whether it be software or hardware, please let me know my emailing me at email@example.com.
I hope everyone will enjoy Welcome to Macintosh and The Mac Chronicles. A huge thank you goes out to God for everything He allows us to do. More thanks goes out to Dan Knight as well as the entire Low End Mac staff for the wonderful work they do. Last but not least, I want to thank you, the readers, for making us the success we are today. Without you, Low End Mac wouldn't exist.
In closing, I would like to take a moment to dedicate this article to two very special friends: Michael Neely, who is by far the most intelligent person I know as well as being a continuous inspiration to me, and Lyuda "Alex" Belaya, who lost her battle with cancer on January 25th of 2011. You will never be forgotten.
Recent Welcome to Macintosh articles
- Restore Web Sharing in Mountain Lion, 2012.08.06. Web Sharing isn't missing in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion - just the checkbox to enable it is gone.
- IBM Model F: A Great Old Keyboard with an Outdated Layout, 2009.11.19. Although it used a different technology than the revered IBM Model M keyboard, the Model F was a great keyboard in its own right.
- IBM Model M: The One True Keyboard, 2009.05.12. Many consider the IBM Model M keyboard the finest computer keyboard ever made. Here's why.
- More in the Welcome to Macintosh index.
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