August 6 in Low End Mac History
Rescued - by Microsoft, John C Abell, Wired. "Microsoft rescues
one-time and future nemesis Apple with a $150 million investment that
breathes new life into a struggling Silicon Alley icon.
"In a remarkable feat of negotiating legerdemain, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs got needed cash - in return for non-voting shares - and an assurance that Microsoft would support Office for the Mac for five years. Apple agreed to drop a long-running lawsuit in which they alleged Microsoft copied the look and feel of the Mac OS for Windows and to make Internet Explorer the default browser on its computers."
- iMac vs. $999 PCs, Dan Knight, iMac Channel. "The simple fact is, the best selling systems are all more expensive than the iMac."
- Transferring files from your old Mac to your new one, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report. Options for moving files from your old Mac to your new Mac.
- Silent computing revisited, Phil Salathe, My Turn. How to achieve silent computing with almost any desktop computer.
- Picking a PowerBook, Korin Hasegawa-John, Mac Daniel. Why the PowerBook 2400 and Lombard are excellent values.
- Do sub-laptop computers make sense?, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Is there a place for bigger-than-a-PDA, smaller-than-a-notebook computers?
- The battle in Carteret County: Macs vs. Windows PCs, Dan Knight, MacInSchool. In the battle of Macs vs. PCs in Carteret County, it looks like Windows has won - this time.
- Another look at Yellow Dog Linux, Jason Walsh, PPC Linux. "Almost any PCI machine from an ancient Power Mac 7200 to the latest iMac will run YDL 2.3 well."
- Hijacked on PayPal, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. PayPal, a convenient way to exchange funds, an easy way to be robbed.
- Dear Mr. Jobs, Steve Watkins, The Practical Mac. "In order to make the leap to the next level, the enterprise, Apple must encourage or facilitate development of some crucial industrial-grade applications."
- Low end Macs revisited, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. How the old PowerBooks and SuperMac came through after the WallStreet G3 died.
- Why I'm sticking with Mac OS 9 and not switching to OS X, John Droz Jr, My Turn. Moving to OS X was absolutely the right thing for Apple to do in most respects, but why did they get so many of the details wrong?
- BuyMusic vs. the iTunes Music Store, two weeks of disasters, Stephen Van Esch, Mac Scope. If any publicity is good publicity, BuyMusic.com must be thrilled with all the bad press it's received in recent weeks.
- Divorcing Windows?, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. "There is a great opportunity to evangelize the Mac OS among disaffected Windows users."
- Switch to a digital camera, stick with film, or use both?, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. Sometimes a digital camera is the right solution, but other times a film camera is the more sensible choice.
- Worst ever laptops, iBook a PCMag Editors Choice, UK 'Book sales exceed industry, and more, The 'Book Review. Also a fast WiFi locator, Iomega REV drives, Port XTender software, new SportFolio case, bargain 'Books from $500 to $2,549, and more.
- TextSoap 4.5: Powerful text cleaning tools, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Reviews. If you have to clean up text - smarten or dumb down quotes, remove or add line feeds, prepare text for use on the Web - TextSoap may offer all the tools you need.
- Discover the power of iWork with The Missing Manual, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Since not much has changed between iWork '05 and iWork '06, the 2005 edition should be plenty to get any iWork user up to speed quickly.
- G3 iBooks 'Road Apples', drive warranty may outlast Mac warranty, G4 in a G3 iMac, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Also thoughts on a Mac mini replacement for the workplace, a Mac docking system, running a Lombard from Compact Flash, easy window capture, and the possibility of using a touchscreen LCD with an iMac.
- Debunking Mac myths is not the way to get Apple in the enterprise, Jason Packer, Macs in the Enterprise. There are other factors at work that keep those with vested interests on the Windows platform. Mythbusting won't change their minds.
- The Mac is a personal computer, not a PC, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. "...the simple fact is that while the Macintosh is a personal computer, the world knows that it is not a PC."
- iMac beats Dell XPS One on price and features, Kev Kitchens, Kitchens Sync6. The Dell costs $100 more with a slower CPU, a worse graphics processor, and no alternative to Vista Home Edition.
- Why choose OS 9 today?, OS 9 WiFi security, mousing with Parkinson's, and more, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Limitations of using OS 9 today, putting a Panasonic SuperDrive in a Pismo, and the best pointing device for those with Parkinson's.
- Why is there an app for everything?, Frank Fox, Stop the Noiz. The iPhone's size means you can take it everywhere, and the broad range of apps means you can use it for everything.
- Hasta la vista, Smultron, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Smultron, a great text editor and information tracker, will no longer be updated.
- Replacing a 2006 MacBook Pro, price may become only attraction for netbook buyers, and more, The 'Book Review. Also Acer's big, heavy, powerful 18.4" multimedia notebook, Stick-On cable organizers, and MyService offers 750 GB hard drive upgrade.
- OS and browser market share, free copy of The Macintosh Way, save $30 on Photoshop Elements, and more, Mac News Review. Education and apps for switchers, bring a Power Mac back to life, first eSATA upgrade for iMac, restore discolored computer plastics, and more.
- 5 strategies Microsoft must use to succeed against the iPad, Frank Fox, Stop the Noiz. Microsoft has failed against the iPod and the iPhone. If it wants to succeed in the 'slate' market, here are five things it must do.
- Restore Web Sharing in Mountain Lion, Leaman Crews, Plays Well with Others. Web Sharing isn't missing in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion - just the checkbox to enable it is gone.
- 1997: Microsoft Saves Apple, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Desperately hurting financially, Apple was rescued by Microsoft's $150 million investment.
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