April 29 in Apple and Low End Mac History
April 28 - April 30
- 2002: eMac
introduced. 17" CRT-based all-in-one Mac has a 700 MHz G4, weighs
nearly 50% more than 15" CRT-based iMacs.
- 2002: 667 and 800 MHz
15" PowerBook G4/800 introduced with higher resolution screen, DVI
video, and more.
- 2005: Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger released,
destined to become the longest-lived version of OS X.
- Outcast, Dan Knight, Mac
Musings. Reflections prompted by the Columbine massacre.
- eMac introduced.
The new 17" CRT-based model has a 700 MHz G4, weighs nearly 50% more
than 15" CRT-based iMacs.
- PowerBook G4/800
introduced. The new TiBook has a higher resolution screen, DVI video,
faster CPU, L3 cache, bigger drives, and more.
- Review: Haxial TextEdit 1.000,
Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. New text editor really thinks
different. Definitely worth a look.
- Website automation with PHP and MySQL,
part 5, Dan Knight, Online Tech Journal. Before you deploy it, make
sure it works on your server.
- Sharing a dialup Internet
connection, Steve Watkins, The Practical Mac. Tips on sharing a
dialup Internet connection with multiple computers.
- OS X observations, OS allegiance,
Radeon 7000 differences, memory prices, and more, Dan Knight,
Low End Mac Mailbag. More on Compact Flash for virtual memory,
booting current Macs into OS 9, iMac questions, OS X on a SuperMac
C600, and still more.
- Guide to classic Mac error
numbers, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side. Ever wonder what a "Type
3" error is or what causes it? Don't expect any helpful answers
- Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger released.
- Tiger Direct sues Apple over
Mac OS X Tiger, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. No joke: Tiger Direct
is suing Apple for trademark infringement over Mac OS X
- How the iPod drives the digital
revolution and changes the way we listen to music, Adam Robert
Guha, Apple Archive. The iPod frees you from the linearity of tape
and the limited amount of music you can put on a single CD.
- Power Mac G5 reaches 2.7 GHz,
miniMate hard drive/hub matches Mac mini, compact Kinesis MiniType
keyboard, and more, Mac News Review. Also Mac
mini great for editing movies, longest uptime challenge, vintage
Mac as a drive dock, a switch hitting mouse, and more.
- 200 GB notebook drive, longer
life battery for 12" PB, Hitachi's 100 GB drive reviewed, scrolling
drivers for older 'Books, and more, Charles W Moore, The 'Book
Review. Also the (im)perfect notebook, LapBottom and Lapinator
laptop desks, bargain 'Books from $400 to $1,299, and more.
- The 2008
Penryn iMac value equation, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Comparing
prices, features, and performance, three of four new models are value
champions, and there are some surprising refurb values as well.
- The Mac's
'troubling low' market share, Frank Fox, Stop the Noiz. If Apple
has such 'troubling low' market share, how does it keep outpacing the
industry and see such incredible stock growth?
- In praise of the
refreshingly different Clamshell iBook, Tamara Keel, Digital
Fossils. After seven years of faithful duty, the rugged notebook with a
handle remains a favorite field computer.
- Low End Mac's
Compleat Guide to Titanium PowerBooks, Charles W Moore, 'Book Value.
Between January 2001 and November 2002, Apple went through four
revisions and eight models ranging from 400 MHz to 1 GHz.
- 6 years with Tiger,
Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Introduced on April 29, 2005, Mac OS X 10.4
Tiger has a great legacy and remains the last and best choice for many
PowerPC Mac users.
- In an iPad world, how
long before Microsoft's post-PC collapse?, Tim Nash, Taking Back
the Market. Microsoft is losing share on PCs, Internet Explorer is
losing share on the Net, and Microsoft doesn't have a strong foothold
in tablets or smartphones. Can it survive?
- Mouse design: 1963 to
1983, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Invented in 1963, the mouse became a
standard input device with the 1981 Xerox Star and Apple's 1983
- iPad more popular than Linux, Sony
and Dell prep iPad challengers, iPad 2 Missing Manual, and more,
iNews Review. Also iPad appeals to seniors, iPad 3 could go quad-core,
NewerTech GripStand for iPad 1, Wacom stylus for iPads, and more.
- Windows 7 on MacBook Air, screen
size dilemma, 6G eSATA adapter, DesktopMonitor app, and more, The
'Book Review. Also iBook repurposed as iPad case, Apple changes drive
mount in MacBook, and new bags from STM and Waterfield Designs.
- All about Safari 5, Can my Mac
run Lion?, Hard Drive Firmware Update for 2010 iMacs, and more, Mac
News Review. Also Apple delaying iMacs as refresh approaches, Kingston
HyperX memory ready for Sandy Bridge Macs, TenFourFox updated, and
April 28 - April 30
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