Low End PC Archive for December 2001
Articles on Low End PC
- Your right
to link, Dan Knight's Soapbox, Cobweb Publishing, 12.14. In this
crazy society, you can't even assume that another site wants you to
send visitors their way - or that your link is legal.
- Low end is a state of
mind, Peter Nelson, Low End PC, 12.13. Low end is a
mindset that approaches challenges with a maximum of mental resources
and a minimum of material resources.
- Sorry, Bill, but my
PCs work, Chris March, Low End PC, 12.10. No, Mr. Gates,
some PCs do work as well as they should - but they don't run
- Number Crunching for
Webmasters, Dan Knight, Low End PC, 12.07. How to get the most
out of your website's logs.
- Surfing with Sega,
Michelle Klein-Häss (a.k.a. Ms. Geek), Geek Speak, 12.05. Low end?
How about using a $50 Sega Dreamcast to surf the Web, do email, and
- more in the November archive
Around the Web
- Opinion. The
educational freewares of 2001, Steve Wood, Educator's Week,
Is it time to fence in broadband?, Rachel Konrad, ZDNet, 12.26.
"The government should monitor Internet service providers like utility
- Analysis. 20
factors that will change PCs in 2002, Daniel Tynan, CNN.com, 12.25.
Pixie dust, OLEDS, 802.11, XML, PCI's replacement, and lots more.
- Humor. FBI on WinXP security
flaws, Jeff Adkins, The Lite Side, Low End Mac, 12.26. National
Windows Flaw Management Unit of the FBI offers advice on securing
Windows XP computers.
- Advice. Dealing with Internet
fraud, Evan Kleiman, Mac Daniel, Low End Mac, 12.26. What to do if
you've been defrauded using eBay or PayPal.
- Opinion. Who needs hackers when
we've got Microsoft?, Richard Forno, The Register, 12.21.
"...Windows XP doesn't protect you from Microsoft, an entity some argue
is more dangerous than any cyber terrorist or hacker gang."
Microsoft seen winning in AT&T-Comcast deal, Yahoo/Reuters,
12.20. Turns out MS has a $5 billion investment in AT&T Broadband,
which means it can help shape the new 22 million user AT&T Comcast
- Opinion. Could
spam filtering ruin email?, Charles W. Moore, Applelinks, 12.20.
"Spam is bad, but . . . the sort of spam filtering that ORBZ
blacklisting initiates, which blocks entire server domains, is several
magnitudes worse, and [could] mean the death of email as a useful and
dependable medium of general communication." Amen.
- Link. Linux
on the desktop. 0.24 percent?, Slashdot, 12.20. Cool, Anne got us
linked on Slashdot.
- Stats. Google
shows 91% Windows, 4% Mac, 1% Linux, 4% other traffic in November.
- Opinion. Office Politics.
'Rassling with Word 2001, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report, Low End Mac,
12.20. Only Microsoft could create a program this convoluted and
somehow get it to become the industry standard.
Comcast wins battle for AT&T Broadband, Yahoo/Reuters, 12.19.
Let's hope the new owners know how to run a server that won't be
constantly blacklisted for relaying spam.
- Advice. Running Windows on
your Mac, Evan Kleiman, Mac Daniel, Low End Mac, 12.19. What are
the options for running Windows on a Mac, and which is the best
- Analysis. Linux lies, Dan
Knight, Mac Musings, Low End Mac, 12.19. Linux users only 0.24% of all
Web users? Think again!
- Virus. Computer
virus could render a very unhappy new year, Ilaina Jonas,
Yahoo/Reuters, 11.19. Worm disables keys, removes all files in
Windows System Directory, forwards itself via email.
- Resource. DriverGuide.com. A site designed to
make it easier to find device drivers for Windows, Linux, Unix, and
even the Mac.
- The Geek
Syndrome, Steve Silberman, Wired [/.].
An examination of autism and Asperger's syndrome in Silicon Valley. "A
WYSIWYG world, where respect and rewards are based strictly on merit,
is an Asperger's dream."
- Hands on.
Worth every penny. The Sony G420 19" CRT, Joel Hruska, Van's
Hardware. The benefits of a larger monitor at 1024x768 and above.
- Security. MS releases mother of
all IE security patches, John Leyden, The Register, 12.14. Patch
"eliminates all previously discussed security vulnerabilities affecting
IE 5.5 and IE 6."
Riding into the sunset, Ed Foster, The Gripe Line, Infoworld.
Support expiring after a year, antivirus software expiring, required
annual updates, and other software nightmares.
- News. Dell to
discontinue Itanium workstation, eWeek, 12.13. Total Itanium sales
industry-wide estimated at 4,300 units - and you though Apple had a
- Dark Side. Win95
lifecycle draws to a close, Slashdot, 12.07. Windows 95 officially
unsupported by Microsoft.
- Rights. Big
stink over a simple link, Farhad Manjoo, Wired News, 12.06
Don't link to KPMG without permission - any link violates their
link policy. Weird!
- Advice. Living in a Windows
world, Alan Zisman, Mac2Windows, Low End Mac, 12.05. Sharing the
Internet, files, and printers on a mixed Mac and Windows network.
- News. Cable
modem users can't turn to FCC, Jonathan Krim, Washington Post,
12.04. "...the FCC has had ample time to make a simple classification
of cable-modem services that would not leave customers so
- Tech. Serial ATA, Andrew W.
Hill, My Turn, 12.05. A look at a new protocol that promises faster,
inexpensive, and easier-to-install internal drives.
- News. Now
we are 6. "other" browser Opera reaches milestone, John Lettice,
The Register, 12.04. Mac version is still at 5. Give 'em time.
- Opinion. Spam, spam, spam,
spam, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, Low End Mac, 12.04. Why spam won't
go away - and some suggestions for fighting back.
- Opinion. Not @home, Dan
Knight, Mac Musings, Low End Mac, 12.03. What do you do when @home
shuts down and you have no working phone line?
- more in the November archive