August 13 in Apple and Low End Mac History
- 2002: Power Mac G4 (Mirror Drive Door). Dual CPUs, clock speeds from 867 MHz to 1.25 GHz.
- What PC users are forgetting: The long lost Mac OS, John Kinsella, iMac Channel. "PC users just don't get it."
- Our debt to the IBM PC, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. A Mac user considers the 20 year legacy of the IBM PC.
- Picking a G3 or G4 upgrade, Korin Hasegawa-John, Mac Daniel. Choosing the right G3 or G4 upgrade for your Power Mac or clone.
- Small vessel navigation on the Mac, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Navigating with Macs, GPS, and software.
- Theft in the computer world, Andrew W. Hill, My Turn. How is stealing MP3s or software different from stealing a loaf of bread?
- Power Mac G4 (Mirror Drive Door). New revision gives all models dual CPUs, clock speeds of 867 MHz, 1.0 GHz, or 1.25 GHz.
- Linux and BSD Unix for older Macs, Jason Walsh, PPC Linux. Linux and BSD Unix distributions for 68k Macs and pre-PCI Power Macs.
- Gone in 60 nanoseconds, Steve Watkins, The Practical Mac. Protecting your money online in the world of PayPal, credit cards, and debit cards.
- You get what you pay for, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side. Ten ways Apple could really maximize profits at the expense of their long-suffering, loyal user base.
- Switchback virus infects Macs, nobody notices, Anne Onymus, The Lite Side. "With the latest Window worm on the rampage, nobody but the Lite Side staff has even noticed Switchback."
- Low cost photo scanning and image editing on your Mac, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. Whether working with new shots or old photos, scanning and tweaking them on your Mac doesn't have to cost much.
- Apple aces PCMac user survey and academia, Pismo survives iced tea, new iPod accessories, and more, The 'Book Review. Also a superfast WiFi driver, 100 GB portable backup, laptop cooling bases, fuel cell standards, bargain 'Books from $340 to $2,399, and more.
- A light touch keyboard, PowerBook 520c questions, moving a G3 iBook from 10.2.8 to 10.3, and more, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Also running QuickBooks on Intel-based Macs, 'Book magnets causing CRT problems, and wondering about the $150 Linux laptop.
- Aluminum keyboard complaints, scope of iceBook problems, 2007 iMac value, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Also more on Newton's virtual keyboard, additional info on USB with Beige G3s, and preparing a hard drive before you sell your old Mac.
- The Mac App Store, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Just as Apple now sells iPhone apps through the iTunes Store, it could (and should) do the same with Mac software.
- Simple Mac security in the age of malware, Kev Kitchens, Kitchens Sync. Unlike Windows PCs, at this point Macs can't become infected simply from being on the Internet, but you still need to be careful about your downloads.
- Apple finally brings antiglare to 15" MacBook Pro, Charles Moore, 'Book Value. Losing a matte display option has kept some Mac users away from the new glossy screen MacBooks. For $50 extra, that objection goes away.
- iPhone 4 replaces iPad, stretch battery life, most workers use mobile phones in bathroom, and more, iNews Review. Also photo book and wallpaper from Life, wooden skins, OtterBox cases for iPad, home theater seat customized for optimal iPad use, and more.
- Which browser is best?, Apple 'most hated brand' on Net, Microsoft's Mac attack, and more, Mac News Review. Also Apple selling well in sluggish back-to-school market, 5 sources for free Mac software, Core i3 vs. i5 vs. i7 at Bare Feats, and more.
- MacBooks top student choice, tiny Swiftpoint mouse designed as ideal laptop companion, and more, Mac News Review. Also Dell's 'Apples to Apples' comparison, what every business laptop needs, DIY tech support, rumored 11.6" MacBook Air coming soon, and more.
- 10 Years Ago: The Last Power Mac to Boot OS 9, Low End Mac Round Table. The Mirrored Drive Door Power Mac G4 without FireWire 800 was the last capable of booting into Mac OS 9, and it remains useful today.
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