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Low End Mac Archive for January 8
January 8 in Apple and Low End Mac History
Jan. 7 - Jan.
Lament for a budget iMac,
Dan Knight, Mac Musings. I come not to bury the classic sub-$1,000
iMac but to praise it.
Macs get the job done, Brian
Miller, My First Mac. "With a Mac, I don't spend time thinking
about what I'm trying to do, but thinking about what I can
Steve Watkins' iBook, Steve
Watkins, Tools of the Trade. A look at the hardware and software
that comprises Steve Watkins' tool of the trade. 2003
Big 'Book, little 'Book,
Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Thinking through the value of the new 17"
and 12" PowerBook G4 models.
Risk and safety at Macworld,
Stephen Van Esch, Mac Scope. Apple seems to have hit just the right
balance between risk and safety with their new releases.
Things I really like about
Jaguar, Dan Knight, 10 Forward. Independent windows, the dock,
PDF screen capture, faster finds, and better browsing are positive
aspects of Mac OS X. 2004
4 things we probably won't
see from Apple at the Macworld Expo, Steve Watkins, The
Practical Mac. Don't expect Apple to release a Tablet Mac, improve
Mail's junk mail filter, improve Print-to-PDF control, or improve
the integration of Mail, iCal, and Address Book.
One thing Mac OS X should learn
from Windows, Alan Zisman, Mac2Windows. Apple's failure to
merge folders in any version of the Mac OS frustrates switchers and
can lose important files.
Shiira 2.0b2 browser: Neat
features, but not ready for prime time, Charles W Moore,
Miscellaneous Ramblings. Shiira is a small, fast, free browser
based on Safari WebKit that includes some very useful new
Mac Pro (2008). Every model
now includes quad-core CPUs at 2.8 or 3.2 GHz, Radeon 2600 standard,
and Bluetooth now included.
Xserve (Quad Core). Apple's
server now uses quad-core Intel Xeon CPUs at 2.8 GHz and 3.0 GHz.
This old Pismo,
John Hatchett, My Turn. Tips on upgrading a used Pismo for better
performance under Mac OS X.
Is DRM in Mac OS X
anything to fear?, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Just because Apple has
a way to incorporate digital rights management within OS X doesn't mean
the company is going to follow Microsoft's example.
Lawsuits getting out of hand, G3
iMac upgrade resources, Leopard on a 400 MHz TiBook, and more, Dan
Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Also wondering why Mac OS X 10.5 won't run
on the 'Yikes!' Power Mac G4 and AltiVec just works. 2009
broadband throughput is lower than maximum throughput, Dan Knight,
Mac Musings. If a service is advertised as 8 Mbps maximum, it shouldn't
surprise anyone that the average speed is below that number.
first with SleeveCase for new 17" Unibody MacBook Pro, Charles
Moore, 'Book Value. Waterfield has a reputation for top quality bags at
appropriate prices, and it's already designed a sleeve for the new 17"
Unibody MacBook Pro.
Heat management for 'Books
and the last Mac to run OS 9.1, Phil Herlihy, The Usefulness
Equation. Tips on keeping a first-gen MacBook Air from throttling back
with CoolBook, using G4FanControl with a G4 PowerBook, and the fastest
Mac that can boot Mac OS 9.1. 2010
Apple slate January 26?, no Intel
i5 and i7 for Apple?, bootable ExpressCard SSD, and more, The 'Book
Review. Also IdeaPad U1 trumps Apple's slate?, Intel Arrandale CPUs
tested, Modbook sale, lapdesk with built-in speakers, and more.
Best Buy 'optimize' service a
waste, FireWire vs. USB, 24-port USB 2.0 hub, and more, Mac News
Review. Also working with multiple browsers, share your Internet
connection, OS and browser market share, new word processor with smart
document management, and more.
All roads lead to
Apple, Frank Fox, Stop the Noiz. Apple learned its lesson from
losing the OS war to Microsoft, and it now dominates several new
scanner, darkly indeed, John Hatchett, Recycled Computing,
2010.01.08. Got an old scanner that won't play nice with your Mac? Two
scanning software solutions to keep the scanner usable.
Jan. 7 - Jan. 9
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