May 20 in Apple and Low End Mac History
May 19 - May 21
- 14" iBook G3/700. More than
just a speed boost.
- 12" iBook G3/700. More than
just a speed boost.
- Lindows ruling has Microsoft
scrambling to claim consonants, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side.
After losing the suit over Lindows, Microsoft is making a
preemptive strike by trademarking other *indows variants.
- PowerBook 1400: A very likable
legacy 'Book, Charles W Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. The PB
1400 is a solid machine, a decent performer, and a practical
- Getting more out of AOL,
Evan Kleiman, Mac Daniel. How to use a newer version of AIM, new
buddy icons, an away message, and your favorite browser with AOL on
- Is the Mac mini as disposable
as a low end PC?, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. Entry-level
Windows PCs are essentially disposable commodities. Is the Mac mini
- Tiger disk utility warning,
battery powered Mac mini, $100 education rebate, Mac satellite
Internet service, and more, Mac News Review.
Also DiskWarrior updated for Tiger, best Power Mac G5 boot drive,
overnight power supply repair service, new mini-matching drive
enclosures, and more.
- Biggest and fastest notebook
hard drives, best laptop for blogging, new scrolling tool, Linux on
a PowerBook, and more, The 'Book Review. Also
SuperDrive upgrade for iBook G4, LapWorks laptop desk, extending
AirPort, Palm's LifeDrive, forthcoming 19" Dell laptop, bargain
'Books from $30 to $1,599, and more.
- iPod + washing machine =
disaster, possible UK iPod tax, Xbox 360 May be iPod compatible,
and more, iPod News Review. Also second iPod
manufacturer, 50 fun things to do with your iPod, Tiger compatible
utilities, and much more.
- Slot loading iMacs:
The SE/30 for a new generation, Tamara Keel, Digital Fossils.
They're relatively small, pretty quiet, reliable, can run Tiger, and
are very affordable nowadays.
brings Classic Mac OS to Intel Macs and Leopard, Alan Zisman,
Mac2Windows. Mac OS X 10.5 doesn't support Classic Mode. Neither does
Leopard. But SheepShaver lets you emulate a PowerPC Mac and run the
Classic Mac OS.
- Low End Mac's
Compleat Guide to the Pismo PowerBook, Charles W Moore, 'Book Value.
The first PowerBook with FireWire and AirPort support, Pismo had a
great keyboard and lots of connection and expansion options.
- Virtual PC works with Leopard,
Intel vs. PowerPC performance, beyond the Mac mini, and more, Dan
Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Also upgrading Intel iMacs, Compact Flash
in a PowerBook 2400, and thoughts on low-end Macs.
- Apple could sell 100
million OS X devices this year, Tim Nash, Taking Back the Market.
The iPad had a successful launch, the iPhone could double sales
year-over-year, and the Mac market continues to grow.
- One of Apple's stupidest moves,
QuickTime Pro and OS X 10.6, yoyo adapter longevity, and more,
Charles Moore, Charles Moore's Mailbag. Also problems with WindowShade
X and Snow Leopard, getting data from 800K floppies, religious
experiences, and more.
- 2011 iMac drive replacement
solutions, 'evangelical frenzy' over Apple, Linux MintPPC, and
more, Mac News Review. Also Firefox 3.5 going end-of-life, OWC
SuperSlim enclosure for pulled optical drives, Memory Cleaner frees
memory to speed your Mac, and more.
- Death of laptop exaggerated, Mac
'Book veteran chooses MacBook Air, the MacBook ARM debate, and
more, The 'Book Review. Also new MacBook Air expected midyear, what
the Post-PC Era really means, Mac's Delete key works "both ways", and
May 19 - May 21
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