May 12 in Low End Mac History
May 11 - May 13
- Is Apple missing the boat?, Dan
Knight, The iMac Channel. "Looking at the $1,199 iMac, we have to
wonder it Apple is missing the boat."
- Beige Power Mac G3 (Rev.
A), Road Apples. Beige G3s were great machines, but the Rev. A
ROMs are something you should be warned about before you buy
- Is a 5400 worth buying or
upgrading?, Evan Kleiman, Mac Daniel. Does the Power Mac or
Performa 5400 have enough power to justify its current price? Once
I have one, how can I upgrade it?
- Upgrades for the tray-loading
iMac, iMac Channel. Overview of memory, hard drive, CD-RW, and
CPU upgrade options for the Rev. A-D iMac.
- Quiet computing, unable to install
OS 9.2 or X, Pismo sound problems, hard drive issues, and more,
Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Also questions about PCI
ADB cards, virtual private networks, StarMax modems, and Redux
- Windows stability: Nothing really
changes, Stephen Van Esch, Mac Scope. How come a brand new Dell
with a brand new copy of Windows has so many more problems than a
- Broadband Internet access:
Picking the right speed, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. With four
different connection speeds to choose from, how do you figure out
which will best meet your needs and budget?
- SightFlex adjustable iSight
stand, Charles W Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Can't get your
iSight in the right location using Apple's mounting hardware?
SightFlex could be just the ticket.
- Tigger (Mac OS X 10.4) announced,
Disney lawyers on alert, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side. First
predicted by The Lite Side two years ago, Apple has promised to
name the next version of OS X Tigger.
- The future of PowerPC Macs in
the Intel era, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. There are a few
reasons why you might not want to go Intel right now - and why you
may want to keep a PowerPC Mac around for years to come.
- Setting up a 68040-based Mac
media center, Nathan Thompson, Embracing Obsolescence. Yes,
that old '040-based Quadra or Performa just might make a decent
media center for listening to MP3s and watching videos.
- No MagSafe for car or airplane
a MacBook drawback, MBP battery glitch?, new temperature monitor,
and more, The 'Book Review. Also low battery unresponsiveness,
CPU upgrades for 12" PowerBooks, high capacity batteries for
TiBooks and 12" 'Books, FireWire 800 for MacBook Pro, bargain
'Books from $325 to $2,059, and more.
- Macintosh G6 clones, Apple tops
in tech support, Mac mini Core Duo upgrades, and more, Mac News
Review. Also more on Boot Camp, 1.66 GHz Mac mini vs. 1.83 GHz
iMac, Seagate's humongous 750 GB hard drive, Guest PC gets faster,
- Low End Mac's
Compleat Guide to Mac OS 9, 2008 edition, Charles W Moore,
Miscellaneous Ramblings. Mac OS 9 remains fast and stable, but Classic software hasn't kept up with the changing internet. Which Macs support OS 9, where to buy it, and how to update to 9.2.2.
- Free Time Machine
Editor does one thing and does it well, Alan Zisman, Zis Mac. If
Time Machine's habit of backing up every hour is impacting your work
flow, this free utility gives you control options that Apple didn't
build into Time Machine.
- From Mac
tinkerer to full time Mac user, Mike Tessitore, My Turn. It started
with buying old Macs on eBay and tinkering with them. But when the
Windows PC died, the author learned that Macs could do everything he
- Value of old Power Macs, old
computers in school, Panther or Tiger on Pismo, and more, Dan
Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Also new 20" Penry iMac vs. 24" Santa Rosa
and great results with a low-cost external SuperDrive.
- Moving files
from Classic Macs to modern ones, Adam Rosen, Adam's Apple. There
are several methods for copying files from older Macs to newer ones via
ethernet and hardware.
- iPad complements desktop, cheap
USB 2.0 for OS X PowerBooks, i7 MacBook Pro is fast, and more,
Charles Moore, Charles Moore's Mailbag. Also tinkering with computers,
Snow Leopard still bumpy, Adobe and Epson dawdling, searching for ET,
May 11 - May 13
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