Low End Mac hopes you'll enjoy Dirk Pilat's adventures using Macs in the UK. Dirk Pilat also has his own site, The Pilum, and is a contributor to EverythingMac.org, a new OS X site. He moved to New Zealand in March 2002 and now writes Down But Not Out.
- The sorry state of Macs in New Zealand, 2002.04.18. Our UK correspondent has moved to New Zealand, where Macs seem to be virtually unknown.
- Interview with MacUser's Ian Betteridge, part 2, 2002.03.07. The rest of our interview with Ian Betteridge, editor of MacUser, looks at print vs. Internet and Apple's future.
- Interview with MacUser's Ian Betteridge, 2002.02.26. An interview with Ian Betteridge, editor of MacUser, on the state of the Mac in the UK.
- Lessons from OS X on unsupported hardware, 2002.01.29. It works very nicely, thank you, but be sure to use a fast hard drive.
- The Mac Web and the future of Mac magazines, 2002.01.21. There used to be little more exciting than the latest issue of MacUser. The Web has changed all that.
- 20,000,000 pages served, no paycheque, 2001.12.24. Thoughts on Christmas gifts, quality content, and making money on the World Wide Web.
- AOL UK dropping Mac software, 2001.12.13. A look at the AOL OS X client, and AOL UK's plans to stop distributing their Mac client.
- Chatroom failure, IRC success, 2001.12.05. X-rated Aimster Mac chat, nobody home on AOL's Mac channel, but IRC and dalnet come through.
- MSN, black bras, and the future of Apple, 2001.11.20. An MSN UK billboard inspires thoughts for future Apple ad campaigns.
- Steve, the iPod, and the future of Apple, 2001.11.06. Thoughts on the iPod's success and Apple after Steve Jobs.
- OS X: stability or usability?, 2001.10.18. OS X 10.1 works and is stable, but does using it have to be so much work to get it working?
- Good-bye Macs, hello OS X, 2001.09.25. Farewell to older Macs, hello to OS X - and some questions.
- iBook advice: Reader input on iBook issues, 2001.09.11. Restarting the iBook, cleaning stains, trackpad alternatives, and how to avoid overheating.
- iBook: curse or godsend?, 2001.08.31. Small, light, affordable, easily scratched, hard to clean screen, hot, and sometimes difficult to use for gaming.
- Travelling with your iBook, 2001.08.15. The travails of travellig to Europe for holidays - at least if you want to use your iBook.
- New iBook sans DVD-ROM, 2001.07.31. It simply wasn't possible to buy a DVD iBook in London, so Dirk Pilat had to settle for less.
- Wait and don't panic, 2001.07.25. Reflections on the Stevenote and the future of the Mac.
- Okay, some Mac users are conservative, 2001.06.26. Yes, all Mac users are not liberals. Comments on the conservative wing of the Mac movement.
- Are Apple users lefties?, 2001.06.14. The conservative press denies the existence of Apple, while the liberal press embraces it.
- Mac as religion in the UK, 2001.05.15. What does it mean to claim OS X, Steve Jobs Worshipper, Macintosh User, or Apple Computer as one's religion?
- Just try buying a Mac, 2001.04.24. The decidedly sorry state of Mac retailing in the UK.
- OS X, Apple Tattoos, Sexy TiBooks, 2001.04.06. Mac OS X in London, an Apple tatoo, and the sexy Titanium PowerBook on the cover of MacUser.
- Low end Mac users are nuts, 2001.03.27. Brits have to face high prices, a shortage of retail outlets, and a Macworld editor who looks down on low end Macs.
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