May 6 in Apple and Low End Mac History
May 5 - May 7
- 21 more uses for a 68K Mac,
Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report. Lots more suggestions for using those
old 680x0-based Macs on today's networks.
- Obsolete 2-year-old
computers, Andrew W. Hill, Aquatic Mac. Why bureaucrats find it
easier to replace computers than keep them up to date.
- Last week in review, Eric
Schwarz, The Power of Mac. The eMac, TiBook updated, deals on iPod
and DVI-to-ADC adapter, the H-Paq merger, and other topics.
- eMac (2003) introduced at 800
MHz and 1 GHz. Includes 133 MHz bus, AirPort Extreme support, and
Radeon 7500 video.
- Mail trouble a-brewin',
Steve Watkins, The Practical Mac. There's something wrong when the
standard OS X email program can't reliably send attachments.
- Future advertising blunders by
Microsoft, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side. After the "butterfly
backfire" and "fake switcher," what will the folks in Redmond come
up with next?
- Tiger: Not yet for me, but
bound to draw attention of Windows users, Adam Robert Guha,
Apple Archive. The old G3 Macs don't have DVD drives, so Tiger will
have to wait, but it should tempt Windows users.
- 7 years of iMacs: The more
things change..., Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Introduced seven
years ago as Apple's entry-level computer, the iMac has changed
quite a bit over the years.
- Tiger tips; legacy PowerBooks;
PowerBook decay; FlashPoint Share Drive for car, camera, and
computer; bargain 'Books; and more, Charles W Moore, The 'Book
Review. Also Daystar upgrades Tiger compatible, PowerBook reviews,
QuickerTek antennas for new PowerBooks, bargain 'Books from $500 to
$1,750, and more.
- Tiger migration guide,
AppleTalk change in OS X 10.4, gorgeous wood iMac G5 kiosk, tiny
Zipper Pro hard drive, and more, Charles W Moore, Mac News
Review. Also Tiger on the Mac mini, OWC and Daystar Upgrades 10.4
Compatible, Mac mini makes converts, XtraDrive turns flash cards
into flash drives, and more.
- Perfect timing:
The iMac's introduction in May 1998, Tamara Keel, Digital Fossils.
Apple was in dire straits in 1997, but Steve Jobs had a vision for an
Internet Macintosh. 10 years ago he unveiled the iMac.
- Where's the best
MacBook value: Top, bottom, or middle?, Charles W Moore, 'Book Value.
When it comes to MacBook and MacBook Pro value, the top-end model is
usually the worst value, but which model holds the sweet spot?
- Pros and
cons of using Linux on a WallStreet PowerBook, Larry Stotler, Linux
on the Low End. The old PowerBook G3 Series notebooks aren't without a
few quirks when running openSUSE Linux, but for the most part they are
- Prosumer Mac suggestions, bring
back the 12" 'Book, Pismo displays, and more, Dan Knight, Low End
Mac Mailbag. Readers offer more thoughts on a midrange Mac, the need
for a new 12" 'Book, using F-keys as F-keys in OS X, and lid closed
video mode for Pismo.
- Lombard, the
forgotten PowerBook, Simon Royal, Tech Spectrum. Sitting between the
legendary WallStreet and the widely known Pismo, Lombard provides great
value and handles OS X nicely.
- WiFi hotspot insecurity, iBook
longevity, and WallStreet value, Charles W Moore, Miscellaneous
Ramblings. The dangers of WiFi hotspots, reliability of the 500 MHz
iceBook, and the value of a used WallStreet PowerBook.
May 5 - May 7
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