May 14 in Low End Mac History
May 13 - May 15
- Beige G3 or 9600?, Dan
Knight, Mac Daniel. Which is the better choice, a beige G3/233 or a
- The under-rated Power Mac
5400, Jonathan Ploudre, Back & Forth. "Probably the biggest
attraction of a 5400/120 is the price. They regularly go for under
$100 on eBay."
- So long, Douglas Adams, Dan
Knight, Mac Musings. "Science fiction humorist and Mac advocate
Douglas Adams passed away last Friday. So long, and thanks for all
- MP3 and the Mac, part 1,
Korin Hasegawa-John, Mac Daniel. An introduction to MP3s, Mac
clients, and burning your own CD with iTunes.
- Apple back on the radar
screen, Steve Watkins, The Practical Mac. CIO Magazine, eWeek,
ZDNet, and others are taking notice of a resurgent Apple.
- This Old Mac, Jeff Adkins, The
Lite Side. The crew of This Old Mac is filming John's
renovation of his old computer into a new machine.
- Website automation with PHP and
MySQL, part 8, Dan Knight, Online Tech Journal. Adding data to
your MySQL database with your browser.
- Where are the doomsayers?,
Stephen Van Esch, Mac Scope. If Apple is destined to fail, as so
many "experts" have predicted, why do they all love the iTunes
- Does building your own CoreCrib
G4 make economic sense?, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. The CoreCrib
starts with a Power Mac G4 motherboard, power supply, and case for
US$379. But is it a bargain once you build it into a full
- Beige Power Mac G3, Best Mac
Buys. Although a great machine for the classic Mac OS, the beige G3
has some drawbacks when used with OS X.
- Site subscriptions, low cost Home
Page, Dash 30fx clone, Voodoo vs. ATI, and more, Dan Knight,
Low End Mac Mailbag. Also positive feedback on Apple service,
HyperCard and OS X, and a letter from a future Mac owner.
- Another year, another OS X
update: How about a price break?, Adam Robert Guha, Apple
Archive. Apple should reward loyalty and give discounts based on
how many times we've paid to upgrade OS X in the past.
- A wrinkle in life: Difference
and divorce, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Thinking different sounds
fine, but being different can lead to a lot of disappointments in
- iBook G4 graphics update, new
'Books in June?, sulphur batteries, Apple tech support beats Dell,
and more, The 'Book Review. Online PowerBook
FixIt guides, ThermographX, tiny USB flash drives, new Sony
portables, and bargain 'Books from $150 to $2,599.
- Ready to give the MacBook a
second chance?, Andrew J Fishkin, Best Tools for the Job. After
three bad experiences with the original MacBook and a subsequent
switch back to Windows, this lawyer is considering the Core 2 Duo
MacBook as his next computer.
- Apple on mini CDs, 74 minute CD-Rs
more compatible, iBook G4 reliability, and more, Charles W Moore,
Miscellaneous Ramblings. Also installing OS X using Target Disk
Mode, partitioning your hard drive, Google's tool to simplify web
pages, Canada and copyright law, and more.
- Leopard is the way to
go, even on most old G4 Macs, Carl Nygren, My Turn. The useful and
just cool features in Mac OS X 10.5 make this the biggest step forward
in the history of the Mac OS.
- Windows on Macs:
Three paths for integration, Jason Packer, Macs in the Enterprise.
Mac users have three routes for running Windows apps: Run Windows using
Boot Camp or virtualization, or use a compatibility layer such as
- Up-to-date or
low-end, we need technology in our schools, John Hatchett, Recycled
Computing. Modern computers are great educational tools, but sometimes
less distracting options (like no Internet) make more sense.
- Mac OS 9 still nice, anticipating
Odysseus, PowerBook 1400 upgrades, and more, Charles W Moore,
Miscellaneous Ramblings. Also rebuilding PowerBook batteries, FastMac
vs. NuPower replacement batteries, and only one G4 upgrade left for
- iPad's impact on netbook market,
future of the MacBook Air, $15 USB 2.0 CardBus adapter, and more,
iNews Review. Also using a cloud drive with your Mac, OWC Mercury SSD
reaches 480 GB, control GPU in i5 and i7 MacBook Pros, and more.
- One user quits Mac while another
embraces it, is Apple losing its cool?, 100 free Mac apps, and
more, Mac News Review. Also Kent State J-school recommends Macs,
run Windows and Linux without Boot Camp, iPad replacing desktops for
some users, and more.
May 13 - May 15
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