July 31 in Low End Mac History
- A revolutionary database, Jonathan Ploudre, Back & Forth. How Quicken can help you make better financial decisions.
- New iBook sans DVD-ROM, Dirk Pilat, Mac UK. It simply wasn't possible to buy a DVD iBook in London, so Dirk Pilat had to settle for less.
- Macs, MIDI, and making music, Chris Boring, My First Mac. From the horror of Wintel to the joys of making music on the Mac.
- The compact Mac trio: Hardware upgrades, Dan Knight, The Old Gray Mac. Hardware upgrades for the Mac Plus, SE, and Classic.
- Sticker voids Apple warranty, Anne Onymus, Rumor Mill. How placing a Chiquita Banana sticker on his TiBook completely changed one man's life.
- OS X Maintenance Program falls short, Dan Knight, MacInSchool. The Mac OS X Maintenance Program does nothing for individual users or organizations with less than 10 Macs.
- Fear and loathing in Redmond, Stephen Van Esch, Mac Scope. How StarOffice for OS X could strengthen Apple and Sun while reducing dependence on Microsoft.
- Website automation with PHP and MySQL, part 15, Dan Knight, Online Tech Journal. A little more link automation - and frustrating problems with PHP.net documentation and the imap_open function.
- A Runtime Revolution for Linux and the Mac OS, Jason Walsh, PPC Linux. Runtime Revolution brings the promise of write once multimedia to Linux, Windows, OS X, and the classic Mac OS.
- Marketing the Mac: The myths keep people from switching, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report. Apple's biggest problem is the IT guy who convinces people that Macs are not a viable choice.
- The ins and outs of booting Linux on the Mac, Larry Stotler, Linux on the Low End. "Old World" Macs can't boot directly into Linux. They need to boot the Classic Mac OS first, then pass control over to Linux.
- More laptop cooling ideas, more on FireWire installation of OS X, Flash Player and iCab, and more, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Three more laptop cooling solutions, ins and outs of installing Tiger via FireWire Disk Mode, getting Flash Player working with iCab, and where to find support for the eMac.
- The Mac mini isn't dead, Macs for the workplace, a taller Mac mini, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Readers weigh in on the pros and cons of the Mac mini - and whether Apple should replace it with a more expandable Mac.
- I love the Mac mini, no iPhone in court, no region-free DVDs on MacBooks, and more, Andrew J Fishkin, Best Tools for the Job. Also 15 years of ThinkPads, reliability and all-in-one devices, and thoughts on upgrading operating systems.
- Core Case: Solid protection for your iPod, Tommy Thomas, Welcome to Macintosh. Solid aluminum construction, a soft liner, dock port protection, and a screw-free design make the Core Case a winner.
- Keeping secrets is a good thing, Frank Fox, Stop the Noiz. If Apple didn't keep secrets, it would be like a quarterback announcing the next play so the opposing team could hear and plan for it.
- Non-Intel Mac rumors, G5 iMac power supply failure, Leopard on a 700 MHz eMac, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Also no 8 GB partition problem for clamshell iBooks, presentations in ClarisWorks, and watching DVDs on an upgraded Power Mac 7600.
- iPhone platform takes over from the Mac, Tim Nash, Taking Back the Market. With 45 million users, the iPhone/iPod touch platform is bigger than the Mac platform - and more profitable.
- The last PowerBooks have plenty of life left, Dan Bashur, Apple, Tech, and Gaming. Introduced in 2005, these were the last PowerBooks before Apple went Intel, and they remain useful in the age of Leopard.
- iPod touch as netbook, $49 refurb iPhone, Google Voice banned from App Store, MobileMe iDisk app, and more, iNews Review. Also Yahoo Mobile updated, iPhone Missing Manual updated, use any headset with 3G iPod shuffle and Belkin's new adapter, and more.
- Reviving a PowerBook with software, OS X netbook compatibility chart, Mac tablet rumors, and more, The 'Book Review. Also Microsoft revs 'Laptop Hunter' ad, FireWire may charge devices when Mac is off, WD ships first 1 TB notebook hard drive, bargain 'Books from $179 to $2,144, and more.
- Downgrading to Tiger, Apple a feminine brand?, first USB 3 chips, $20 to switch to iBank, and more, Mac News Review. Also Apple arrogance, MacSpeech accuracy, Unix at 40, master digital black and white photography, TwitterPod updated, Drive Genius 2 ready for Snow Leopard, and more.
- MorphOS: Amiga Operating System Meets PowerPC Macs, Sebastian Patting, Edelweiss. The Amiga disappeared in 1997, but Amiga lovers have worked to recreate the experience on PowerPC Macs.
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