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Low End Mac Archive for August 18
August 18 in Low End Mac History
August 17 - August 19 1998
More Macs, Evan Kleiman, Mac Happens. "...if there were more Macs, there'd be more Mac buyers." 2000
Browse different, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. One way browsers could improve the Web surfing experience.
Don't upgrade that Quadra 630, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. Most upgrades for this particular model just don't make economic sense.
Building rumors, fooling Slashdot, Anne Onymus with Dan Knight. We didn't set out to fool Slashdot or anyone else - and we explain how to build your own rumors. 2003
Best version of OS 9, PowerBook pricing, Power Mac problems, Mac market share, and more, Charles W Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Also PB 1400 CD problems, source for free WordPerfect 3.5e, and email and Unix for vintage Macs.
A million thanks to the Mac community, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. The generous outpouring of support from the Macintosh community is overwhelming. Thank you for your support. 2004
Scanning the scene with a flatbed scanner, Jason Walsh, The Low End Designer. Tips on choosing the right flatbed scanner for design work, including looks at OS 9 vs. OS X support, VueScan, TWAIN, and SANE. 2005
Fine tune iTunes for superior sound quality, Michel Munger, iBasics. Why you want to use AAC, picking the right bit rate, burning CDs, and using the iTunes equalizer.
OS X hacked and running on Wintel PCs, don't sweat Trusted Computing, Intel's CPU roadmap, and more, The Macintel Report. PC geeks discovering the joys of OS X on their existing hardware, Intel cuts Pentium 4 prices, and more.
Microsoft patents iPod interface, iPod blows away competitors, iPod Shuffle Fan Book, and more, iPod News Review. Also Microsoft promises iPod competition, iPod vs. Walkman, tiny tripod speakers match iPod shuffle one-way syncing, and more. 2006
Apple II greatest PC ever, Apple #1 in consumer satisfaction, Mac Pro security patches, and more, Mac News Review. Also Classic gone with nary a whisper, Mac Pro 'everything the Power Mac G5 should have been', Dell twice as costly, USB keyboard with iPod dock, and more.
Merom and the MacBook, Apple's original Duo laptop, Dell battery woes may impact Apple, iBook G3 SuperDrive, and more, The 'Book Review. Also MacBook a back-to-school recommendation, MagSafe patent may block third-party power adapters, wrist rug and trackpad film for MacBook and Pro, bargain 'Books from $119 to $1,699, and more.
OS X keyboard shortcuts, movie downloads, new Segway models, Google coupons, and more, Ed Eubanks Jr, Tech Tracker. Also the death of Classic, TechTV reborn, electric sports car a sellout, Mac Pro vs. PC pricing, and more. 2008
Snow Leopard, Windows 7, Midori, and the end of Windows, Frank Fox, Stop the Noiz. A look at some of the technologies planned for Mac OS X 10.6, Windows 7, and Midori, Microsoft's future OS that could be the end of Windows.
Using low end Macs for Internet radio, Gordon R. Brown, My Turn. When the local public radio station moved classical music to HD radio, it was time to find another way to listen. An old iMac with iTunes solved the problem.
Resetting the iPod's display language when you don't know the language it's using, Charles W Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. If you've ever set your iPod's language to one you can't read, there is a way to reset it.
iPod 'Missing Manual' grows but drops coverage of older iPods, Charles W Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. The 6th edition of iPod: The Missing Manual has extensive coverage of all the current iPod models, but at the cost of dropping coverage of all earlier models.
REALbasic growing to include Cocoa, mobile, and Web development, Rick Lawson, Pioneers in Mac Development. REALbasic is a cross platform development tool for Mac, Windows, and Linux. The company is working on expanding that to the Web, mobile devices, and the Mac's Cocoa.
PCs not like Macs, Claris Home Page fan, iMac G4 upgrade tips, iBook prices, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Also using PC3200 RAM in a Mirrored Drive Doors G4, cloning the classic Mac OS to a new hard drive, and thoughts on a Windows App Store. 2009
Best browser, touchpads for older Macs, iBook G4 GPU repair, and berry etymology, Charles W Moore, Charles Moore's Mailbag. Loving Firefox 4 Beta, Magic Trackpad alternatives for older Macs, resoldering the iBook G4 GPU, and the etymology of smultron and fraise.
Mac and Linux side by side, Simon Royal, Tech Spectrum. After leaving Macs a year ago for Linux and Windows, Simon Royal is coming back to the Mac - but not leaving Linux behind.
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