May 15 in Apple and Low End Mac History
May 14 - May 16
- Advantages of a small Mac
market, Stephen Van Esch, Mac Scope. "Our only real protection
from similar things [to ILOVEYOU] happening is the minority status
of Mac platform."
- Welcome to My Turn. "Have you
got what it takes to write for the Mac web? If so, My Turn is
your place to share your opinion...."
- Writing for the Web, Stephen
Van Esch, My Turn. Writing tips from an osOpinion, Low End Mac, and
Text Pound regular.
- Writing for My Turn, Dan
Knight, My Turn. Guidelines for My Turn submissions.
- Just different, Dan Knight, Mac
Musings. "This article shows the kind of misunderstanding of the
Mac that is common among Windows users."
- Restoring after reformatting your
hard drive, Charles W Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. The Mac OS
is pretty robust, but things can go wrong.
- Mac as religion in the UK, Dirk
Pilat, Mac UK. What does it mean to claim OS X, Steve Jobs
Worshipper, Macintosh User, or Apple Computer as one's
- The CRT isn't dead yet, James
Kachel, My Turn. Why LCDs aren't ready to replace CRT monitors -
- Updated: Review: Oxford 911 FireWire
Bridge, Dan Knight, Mac USB & FireWire. Benchmarks show
FireWire performance on TiBook pales compared with Cube.
- Xserve G4, Apple's new rack
mountable GHz G4 designed for OS X Server.
- Why laptops need docks,
Jason Laffin, My Turn. To function both as a field machine and a
desktop replacement, your laptop should have a dock.
- More on eMacs and PowerBooks,
Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. More thoughts on a consumer
eMac and the role of PowerBooks.
- Don't break up Apple, build it
up, Dirk Pilat, Down But Not Out. Breaking Apple into separate
hardware and software companies is nuts. Instead, Apple should
expand into other fields.
- Upgrades for slot-loading
iMacs, Dan Knight, iMac Channel. Overview of memory, hard drive,
media drive, and CPU upgrade options for slot-loading iMacs.
- Old Macs are still fun to use
and productive tools, Ted Hodges, Vintage Mac Living. Dusting
off the old Macs, turning them on, and using them again provides a
reminder of how enjoyable they were to use and how productive they
- Replacing Claris Home Page and how
Apple could slash $900 from Macintel prices, Dan Knight, Low
End Mac Mailbag. Readers suggest Nvu, RapidWeaver, and Sandvox as
alternatives to Home Page, and how Apple could use the Pentium D
805 to vastly reduce Mac prices.
- Is Mac OS 9 still a player?,
Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Is OS 9 still important?
Which Macs can boot into it? Where can you buy OS 9? How do you
obtain and install the available OS updates?
- Mac community loses an icon,
David G. Wood, but not his legacy, Hardy Menagh, Empowered.
David Wood's 'Resources for the Older Macintosh' was an invaluable
resource for anyone using pre-PowerPC Macs. Although Wood has
passed on, his legacy survives.
- 13" 2.16 GHz MacBook.
Apple speed bumps the MacBook, increases drive size, adopts a
faster SuperDrive, and more.
- 8 free apps every Mac user should
know about, Trevor Wale, One More Thing. Free alternatives for
browsing, backup, video conversion, watching video, unstuffing
files, playing with DOS apps, and more.
- More G3 support in Leopard
letters, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Readers weigh in with
some new points regarding whether Leopard should support G3
- Low End Mac readers weigh in
with suggestions to improve the site, Tommy Thomas, Welcome to
Macintosh. Suggestions include splitting off newer Macs, more
photos, search and sort by feature, and adding a comment
- Beyond the Mac
mini, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. What if Apple were to think
different and eliminate the built-in optical drive, cut $100 from the
price, and offer an expansion chassis?
- OS X 10.5.7 update, Safari
3.2.3, Ubuntu vs. Leopard benchmarks, free Mac tips booklet, and
more, Mac News Review. Also Security Update 2009-002 for Tiger and
Leopard, 10.5.7 performance, online image editor, Apple drops in
e-commerce survey, antivirus updates, and more.
- J school to require
iPhone/iTouch, iPhone 3G can't take heat, World Newspapers app, and
more, iNews Review. Also AT&T blacks out SlingPlayer for
iPhone, iPhone in Iraq, police scanner apps, Lotus Notes gaining iPhone
support, NASCAR Ultimate, and more.
May 14 - May 16
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