August 19 in Low End Mac History
- Why gaming matters, Dan Knight, The iMac Channel. "...a healthy Mac gamer market will help reduce the cost of your next Macintosh."
- No email tax, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. "From the perspective of the taxman, email has got to look like one incredible revenue opportunity."
- A 200 MHz 604e for production work?, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. The old system is stable, adequately fast for most projects, and has great upgrade potential, making it a great low-end option.
- Netscape 4.x revisited, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Netscape was recently updated to version 4.8. Is Netscape 4.x still a viable choice, or has it been left behind?
- How to protect Macs and Windows PCs from the MSBlaster worm, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side. Better late than never, here's how to remove any vestiges of MSBlaster from your computer.
- Tiger seems sluggish? Give it more RAM, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. Mac OS X 10.4 seemed slower than 10.3, but maybe it was time to upgrade from 256 MB of RAM.
- One more sign Henrico doesn't get it, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report. "Apparently the people of Henrico County have a different attitude about the value of older low-end iBooks than the officials running the district."
- Dell down, Apple up; dim Mac mini video; Radeon updater; new driver for Mighty Mouse; and more, Mac News Review. Also Mighty Mouse love, turning your Mac into a backup server, new G4 upgrade deals, Mac mini accessories, and more.
- iBook sale panedemonium, PB G4 graphics update, workspace ergonomics, overclock your CPU, and more, The 'Book Review. Also demise of PowerBook G4, Mac mini really a laptop inside, fix your AC adapter, Toshiba's tiny Libretto, bargain 'Books from $345 to $1,999, and more.
- What's the best Mac OS for your iBook, PowerBook, or MacBook?, Charles Moore, 'Book Value. Tips on choosing the best OS for your PowerBook 500 Series or newer Mac notebook.
- Why Linux isn't mainstream, used PowerBooks a poor value, the iMac G3 legacy, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. Also installing Leopard on a PowerPC Mac from an Intel installer, NeoOffice opens WordPerfect files, emulating old Macs, and where to download an iMac manual.
- The 64-bitness of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Although Apple is promoting Snow Leopard as a fully 64-bit operating system, it defaults to running in 32-bit mode.
- The road ahead: 64-bit computing, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. Personal computers started with 8-bit CPUs, Macs started out with a 24-bit operating system, and 32-bit computing is starting to give way to 64 bits.
- Problems getting 'Tiger' on a DVD-less Mac, more text editor suggestions, future of Smulton, and more, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Also Pismo doesn't require a PRAM battery, and WallStreet, MainStreet, and Pismo compared.
- OS X Lion: Run with it or run away from it?, Low End Mac Round Table. Low End Mac's staff explains why some of us love Lion and others are leery of making the switch.
- Not even the numbers look good for Android, Tim Nash, Taking Back the Market. Android makes a big deal out of 500,000 activations per day, but success makes Android a big target.
- MacBook Air the perfect notebook, Apple's unibody advantage over PC makers, Ultrabooks, and more, The 'Book Review. Also graphics issues continue to plague 2010 MacBook Pro and 2011 MacBook Air after OS X 10.7.1 update, OWC doubles maximum MacBook Pro memory, and more.
- Lion USB Installer ships, install Lion on multiple Macs, Mid 2011 Mac mini reviewed, and more, Mac News Review. Also how to enable always-on scrollbars in Lion, Mac sales slumping or on fire?, OS X 10.7.1 update released, Logitech's solar Mac keyboard, and more.
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