1999: One-third of iMac owners bought their iMac as their first computer. For those of us who have been computing nearly forever (I got started in 1979), it’s weird to think that some people don’t even have their first computer yet. But it’s true – a lot of people have yet to take the personal […]
July 1999: The suspense is over! In one of what has to be the longest-anticipated and one of the most eagerly awaited product introductions in its history, Apple computer unveiled its new compact iBook consumer notebook on Wednesday at Macworld Expo New York.
July 1999: Hooooooooeee! Didn’t PC World’s John C. Dvorak stir up a proverbial hornet’s nest with his column “The iBook Disaster”?
1999: Admit it, Mac fans, you’d love one. Sure, it may not be the right Mac for you, but the iBook (like the iMac) calls out to be embraced. Buy me. Use me. Show the world your colors.
The ATI Rage 128 is a PCI video card that works in a standard 33 MHz PCI slot or Apple’s accelerated 66 MHz PCI slot. It was the standard video card on the Blue & White Power Mac G3 and the Yikes! Power Mac G4, where it sat in the lone 66 MHz PCI slot. […]
1999: I’ll admit it right up front: I was expecting the iBook to come in at about $1,400, not $1,600. But then, I was expecting a different computer. A lot of us were expecting something smaller and lighter than the Lombard PowerBook G3.
1999 – Many people have tried to copy Apple’s idea of a cool translucent plastic space age looking computer. Well, now Apple’s done it themselves. Enter the iBook.
Apple’s first consumer portable since the PowerBook 150 was discontinued at under US$1,000 in late 1995, the $1,599 iBook was available in blueberry and tangerine. Apple billed it as the world’s second fastest portable computer – only the Lombard PowerBook G3 outperforms it.
July 1999 – A teacher in the Katy Independent School District sent the following: Katy ISD, in Katy, Texas (a suburb of Houston), is phasing out Macs. Over the coming years, installed Macs will be replaced by Dell computers running Windows.
1999: The United Nations has proposed an email tax to subsidize internet connectivity in the two-thirds world. The latest rumor is that the United States government also wants to tax email. From the perspective of the taxman, email has got to look like one incredible revenue opportunity.
One of the cardinal rules of computers: Things keep getting faster. There are a lot more parts to the speed equation than processor speed, although the CPU is certainly part of the equation. This article looks at how fast the computer moves data.
1999 – Apple did it again. Not only did they turn a profit, but they exceeded analyst’s expectations. This is a brief summary of those results.
1999 – A new age of Macintosh computing is among us. For many years, the Mac has just been waiting to defeat the Windows-based box as the computer of choice. Apple now has a chance.
A few letters in response to the Menagerie of Macs:
This FAQ for Windows 95 should be updated for Window 98 in the near future.
The ease of use of the Macintosh can’t be beat. A few hours ago, I ordered a present for my grandmother from MacMall – a modem for her LC III.
I recently had the insight (or rather, read an opinion on the matter) that being an extremist takes you nowhere. So here’s what: Windows is not as bad as most of me thinks. (Wow, finally got that out.)
Apple has released a new, lighter, faster PowerBook G3, Menagerie of Macs is now online, and Future Power has created a terrible iMac rip-off.
I have a confession to make. I’ve been faltering. Yes, the die hard Mac user who has spent a good amount of time saying how much PCs suck has been peeking at what IBM and Compaq have to offer.
I first came into contact with Apple Macs back in the early 1990s when my friend’s father purchased a Mac LC II. At the time I thought it was a load of rubbish (hey, I’d only ever used Nintendos and an Amstrad 6128+).
July 1999 – More comments on the situation at CSU, as noted in CSU Going Windows.
1999.07.07 – They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but I’m sure Apple isn’t flattered.
1999: Walter writes, “I have used Macs since 1993. I have three at home. My first one was a Performa 200 (Classic II). I have always loved the Mac, and I have actively encouraged people to buy them. I have ‘forced’ one on my wife who works in a PC environment – with all the […]