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Welcome to Low End Win, our April Fools 2000 idea of what a low-end Windows website might be. Several other Mac sites joined us in the fun of defecting from Apple for the day!
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.
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 W 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 things worse.”
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: 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.”
News: 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.”
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 intended it?
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