May 9 in Low End Mac History
May 8 - May 10
- The dark side of software
upgrades, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. New features are
great - but what about those who have to use an older version of
the program on another computer?
- DVD burner for Lombard and
Pismo, keyboard protection, a dual drive FireWire enclosure, and
more, The 'Book Review. Also new backpack and
attaché style cases, iBook used by war correspondent, and
bargain 'Books from $239 to $2,069.
- Working with MS Works files, using
Mac disks on a PC, HyperCard, upgrades, and more, Dan Knight,
Low End Mac Mailbag. Also thoughts on Mac reliability, GeForce vs.
Radeon PCI cards, and eMac prophecies.
- 140 million
copies of Vista sold (yawn), Frank Fox, Stop the Noiz. It sounds
like a lot, but over 85% of Windows users are staying away from Vista.
20% of Mac users have embraced Leopard in one-third the time.
- Apple's eMate
still a great tool in the classroom, Tommy Thomas, Welcome to
Macintosh. How one teacher equipped his classroom with eMates with his
own money - and plans to keep using them as long as possible.
- More G4 upgrade advice, secure
disk wipes, 500 MHz iMacs with Tiger in action, and more, Dan
Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. The importance of securely clearing your
hard drive before you pass on your Mac, Pismo and closed lid mode, G3
iMacs in the classroom, and more thoughts on upgrading G4 Power
- Apple tops in tech support,
Penryn iMacs and Psystar Open Computer reviewed, and more, Mac News
Review. Also the iMac philosophy, OpenOffice 3.0 going Mac, MozyHome
backup comes to Macs, weather in the Dock, and more.
- MacBook sales explode, MacBook
Air reviews, several new hard drives, and more, The 'Book Review.
Also silver-zinc batteries may outlast lithium-ion, Bell Aliant
bundling MacBook with Internet access, notebook drives benchmarked,
bargain 'Books from $150 to $2,699, and more.
- $199 iPhone coming?, iPod not a
Walkman, crosswalk danger, iPods taking over cars, and more, iNews
Review. Also the iPhone is a second-rate phone, iPhone 2.0 may
introduce handwriting recognition, Kensington battery pack and
chargers, new iPhone apps, and more.
- The implications of losing
Rosetta in OS X 10.7 Lion, Charles W Moore, Charles Moore's Mailbag.
Rosetta lets PowerPC apps run on Intel Macs, but losing Rosetta means
that some installers and updaters will no longer run.
- Apple could become #2 PC
maker this year, Frank Fox, Stop the Noiz. Canalys counts iPads as
PCs, making Apple #4 in the worldwide PC market. With its growth, #2 is
- PowerBook G4 to the
rescue of a die hard Pittsburgh Penguins fan, Dan Bashur, Apple,
Tech, and Gaming. NHL GameCenter Live specifies a 1.6 GHz G5 minimum,
but game 7 against the Tampa Bay Lightning was watchable on a 1.5 GHz
- Why no USB 3.0 on laptops?, 2011
MacBook Air wish list, wear leveling demystified, and more, The
'Book Review. Also 2011 iMac vs. MacBook Pro, Apple working on SATA 6
Gbps bug fix, replace MacBook Air SSD with OWC Aura Pro Express, and
- Mid 2011 iMac features and
performance, updates for new iMacs, networked USB sharing, and
more, Mac News Review. Also Mac OS fastest growing OS, Lion to be
sold through Mac App Store, Vatican bloggers support lifting content,
non-slip foot for Mac mini, and more.
- ThinkPad X41
Revived, Austin Leeds, Low End PC. The ThinkPad X41 converts from a
laptop to a tablet. More memory and Compact Flash gave this one a new
lease on life.
May 8 - May 10
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