August 23 in Low End Mac History
- Send out the clones, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. "In the long run, everyone wins with a viable clone market."
- Niches and Mac cloning, Dan Knight, The iMac Channel. Apple has met the needs of four markets, but there are more markets to pursue.
- Born Again: It works!, Dan Knight, Online Tech Journal. Yes, you can run Mac OS 8.1 on some 68030-based Macs.
- QuickCam + PowerBook = Webcam, Manuel Mejia Jr., Mac Daniel. How to set up an older Mac (in this case, a PowerBook 145) with a QuickCam and use it as a webcam.
- Troubleshooting FileMaker Pro, Dan Knight. How to prevent and recover from data errors in FileMaker Pro.
- Analog video to digital and back, Matthew Urban, Matt's Mac. Combining analog video, older Macs, and newer Macs over a network to create a digital video.
- Rekindling a lifelong love of computers, Simon King, My First Mac. Rabid PC upgrader loses first love - then discovers the Mac.
- Back to school games, Eric Schwarz, The Power of Mac. Seven low-end Mac games that have stood the test of time.
- Astronomy software review: RedShift 3.0 for Mac, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report. Why RedShift has fallen from favor among Mac users.
- USS Clueless dissected, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. In reading Den Beste's articles, I am increasingly convinced that the G4 is a dead end for multiple processor computing.
- Best viewed in, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive. Bane of the Web: Sites that don't like your browser or won't work on a Mac.
- WallStreet/Pismo OS X bugs, Dome laptop stand, 48x CD burner, Zip 750, more, Charles Moore, The 'Book Review. Also a compact USB fan, DVD to ADC converter, deal on 40 GB FireWire drives, and bargains on new, used, and refurbished 'Books.
- Is Windows killing the Internet?, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report. Thanks to Windows viruses, the Internet has become something for most computer users to fear.
- Review: Fix a Troubled Mac, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings. Ebook provides lots of useful information for troubleshooting a Mac running either OS 9 or OS X.
- Discovering the Mac after learning to hate Windows, Tommy Thomas, Welcome to Macintosh. The obsession started with an Apple IIe, survived a detour through DOS and Windows, and came full circle with discovery of the Macintosh.
- Murder on Macintosh Row: Happy Mac, 1984-2002, Tommy Thomas, Welcome to Macintosh. The Happy Mac was killed on August 24, 2002, and although there are suspects, this cold case may never be solved.
- Connecting a LaserWriter to ethernet and the TiBook that wouldn't boot, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag. The importance of an AAUI ethernet adapter, the cost of PowerBook PRAM batteries, and booting old Macs from SCSI drives.
- MailForge 2: Modern email client designed to replace classic Eudora, Charles Moore, Charles Moore's Mailbag. MaiForge has been built from the ground up to work just like the classic version of Eudora, and the latest version is big step toward filling that ambitious goal.
- All iPad competitors will fail, Frank Fox, Stop the Noiz. Apple already owns the market, making the iPad the measuring stick against which every competitor will be judged.
- My New iPad 2: A User's Guide, Charles Moore, 'Book Value. Wallace Wang's introduction to the iPad, available in print or as an ebook, is a great reference for any iPad 2 user.
- Fuzzy Retina Fonts: How Bad Are They?, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. The Retina Display MacBook Pro had a gorgeous screen, except that a lot of third-party apps look fuzzy.
- Thank You, Low End Mac Supporters!, Dan Knight, Mac Musings. A big Thank You to everyone who has helped us out this month.
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