Alan Zisman on the Mac
is a Mac-using teacher and technology writer based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He also writes our Mac 2 Windows column, which puts the focus on Macs and Windows working together. Many of his articles are available on his website, www.zisman.ca.
- Upgrading to a Solid State Drive Rejuvenates My 4-Year-Old MacBook, 2012.09.04. Booting the MacBook and launching apps is 4x to 10x as fast with the SSD as with its old 512 GB hard drive.
- Apple's G5 iMac: Wonderful in White, 2012.08.31. The iMac G5 introduced a bold new all-in-one design along with G5 processing power.
- Is There Such a Thing as Ethical Technology?, 2012.08.30. As it has grown, Apple has become a focus for the ethical technology movement, which looks at green energy, labor practices, recyclable and nontoxic materials, and more.
- Google Nexus 7 Tablet More Than a Match for Larger iPad, 2012.08.29. At half the price and with half the footprint of the iPad 2, the quad-core Nexus 7 includes a higher resolution screen.
- Now That All the Smoke Has Cleared, Windows 95 Actually Looks Pretty Good, 2012.08.24. Looking back at Windows 95 a month after its release.
- Mountain Lion Makes Your Mac a Bit More Like an iPad, 2012.08.08. The latest version of Mac OS X continues the trend begun with Lion of making Macs work more like iPads and iPhones.
- Is a 12" PowerBook G4 from 2005 Still Useful?, 2012.07.26. Seven years on, does a 12" 1.5 GHz PowerBook G4 have the power to remain a useful tool in one's computing arsenal?
- Mac OS 8: Short of a Revolution but Still a Step Forward, 2012.07.26. More than anything, Mac OS 8 felt like Apple catching up to Microsoft's Windows 95.
- Microsoft's Windows 8 Tablet Strategy May Lead to Massive Buyer Confusion, 2012.06.26. By offering different types of tablets running different versions of Windows 8, Microsoft may create a lot of confusion.
- On the Road Again: Ways to Keep Your Business Working While You're Wayward and Wireless, 2012.06.13. 'The holy grail of mobile technology is to be always connected with good bandwidth and devices that let us do what we want.'
- No New MacBook for Me at WWDC, 2012.06.12. The Late 2008 MacBook continues to do the job, and no affordable replacement is worth the price.
- 3 Ways to Use Microsoft Office on Your iPad, 2012.05.14. You can't run Microsoft Office natively on the iPad, but one of these workarounds may do the job for you.
- Adobe CS6: Why Buy When You Can Rent?, 2012.05.01. Adobe hopes its software users will switch to its $50/month Creative Cloud service rather than buy its software outright.
- iPad Dilemma: New iPad or Stick with the Old?, 2012.04.30. Compared with the original iPad, the New iPad has more power, a better screen, and a better camera, but does that really matter?
- Flashback Malware a Wakeup Call for Mac Users, 2012.04.16. The Flashback malware targets Mac users and has given Apple a black eye. What to do about it.
- LogMeIn: Remote Screen Sharing for the Rest of Us, 2012.02.09. Configuring the Mac's built-in screen sharing to work over the Internet can be difficult or impossible. LogMeIn makes it easy.
- Tech 2012: Everyone Wants a Piece of Apple or Facebook, 2012.01.10. Just as last year, companies want to steal market share from Apple or create a real competitor for Facebook.
- 'Obsolete' Computers Still Have Value, 2011.12.02. How one school acquired its first Mac lab in 1989 - and used it for over a dozen years.
- iBank a Better Choice for Mac Quicken Users Moving to Lion, 2011.08.12. Quicken Essentials doesn't provide some of the simple reports previous versions of Quicken did, but iBank imports Quicken data and creates needed reports.
- Save As Command Gone with Lion and New Apps, 2011.08.11. The Save As command mystified some users, so Apple has changed it to Duplicate - which is exactly what it does.
- Apple's OS X Lion Aims to Leverage iPad Technology, 2011.08.08. With OS X 10.7 Lion, Apple has dropped support for some 2006 Macs and pre-2006 software while making OS X work more like an iPad.
- Using Quicken for Mac? Read This Before You Upgrade to Lion, 2011.07.15. You can convert your files to work with Quicken Express, but the conversion has to be done before you install Lion.
- iPad a Good Travel Companion for Business or Pleasure, 2011.07.14. For travel, the instant-on handheld convenience of a tablet can make a notebook or netbook unnecessary.
- Apple's Growing Popularity Makes Macs Malware Targets, 2011.06.21. Macs have been relatively free of malware, but MAC Defender fools users into installing it themselves.
- Preparing for the End of PowerPC Support When Lion Arrives, 2011.05.17. Mac OS X 10.7 Lion previews don't include Rosetta, and when it ships, support for PowerPC software will likely be history.
- This Time Around, Apple Upgrades Are Evolutionary, Not Revolutionary, 2011.03.22. New MacBook Pro models and the iPad 2 offer more than before, but not enough to replace last year's versions.
- 11" MacBook Air a Real Alternative to Netbooks and iPad, 2011.01.18. While the original MacBook Air was slow and expensive, the newest version is quick and far more affordable.
- Competitors Aim to Take a Bite Out of Apple, 2011.01.04. Apple's success has others working to take a piece of the tablet, MP3 player, smartphone, and media markets, among others.
- Growing Mac Popularity Increases Need for Antivirus Software, 2010.11.23. Although Mac OS X remains a safe platform, it is a growing target for malware creators. Antivirus software can help secure your Mac against that eventuality.
- More Pros than Cons in New Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac, 2010.10.26. Office 2011 improves performance, is more compatible with Office for Windows, and finally gives Mac users Microsoft's Outlook email client.
- Mobile App Stores: The Solution Is the Problem, 2010.08.10. The problem with 70,000 or 200,000 mobile apps is finding the ones your need, and neither the iPhone nor Android stores are much help.
- FileMaker Developer at the Heart of Environmental Company's Success, 2010.08.05. Quickly outgrowing a file-card tracking system, M&R Environmental chose Oak Bay Softrends to develop custom FileMaker databases, which have evolved with the company.
- iPad Apps Are Getting Down to Business, 2010.07.26. With the right app, your iPad can work with Office documents, view PDFs, share files, and even run your Mac, Windows, or Linux computer.
- Accessories to Make Your iPad More Useful, 2010.06.29. A few hardware accessories that can make the iPad an even more useful device.
- Alan Zisman Gets an iPad, 2010.06.08. Now that the iPad is available in Canada, Alan Zisman discovers its advantages and its limitations.
- G4 'Book vs. Hackintosh Netbook: Which Makes More Sense?, 2010.03.08. Comparing a used 12" G4 iBook or PowerBook with a netbook running Snow Leopard, which is the more practical choice?
- iPad Promises to Free Users from Files and Folders and Drives, 2010.02.23. For a lot of computer users, finding files they've saved can be a confusing and frustrating process, one that the iPad eliminates.
- QuickTime X in Snow Leopard Imports, Trims, and Publishes Video Quickly and Easily, 2009.11.04. The long, slow process of importing video into iMovie to edit it, then render it to another format, is history as QuickTime X does that much more quickly.
- Another Hard Drive Disaster Ends Happily (Thanks to Time Machine), 2009.10.29. This time it was the MacBook's drive that failed. Thanks to automated Time Machine backup, recovery was easy, although far from fast.
- Preview in Snow Leopard Supports Scanners and Screen Shots, 2009.10.19. The newest version of Preview can even use a remote scanner, creates compact PDFs, and includes three screen capture options.
- Creative's Vado Pocket Camcorders Now Work with Macs, 2009.09.16. Until now, Creative's Vado camcorders didn't play nice with Macs. With the release of Vado Central for Mac, that has finally changed.
- Computer Disaster Ends Happily, 2009.08.05. The iMac was getting slower and slower, and Disk Utility kept trying to fix the same problems. With a new hard drive, the iMac is running as well as ever.
- iPhone 3GS an Even Better Computer, but Not a Better Phone, 2009.07.28. The lastest iPhone is faster, less expensive, and has a better camera, but "phone performance remains, at best, so-so".
- XMenu: One of My Favourite Things for OS X, 2009.07.15. "The first thing I add to my Macs is XMenu from DEVONtechnologies." Best of all, it's free.
- Things You Must Know to When Connecting a USB Hard Drive to AirPort Extreme, 2009.06.29. There are several steps you must take to make sure the drive is properly formatted, visible on the network, and available for backup with Time Machine.
- Pinnacle Video Capture for Mac an Easy Way to Digitize Videotape, 2009.02.02. Pinnacle's USB 2.0 device records video to iTunes, and from there you can put it on your iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, etc.
- New MacBook Trackpad Takes Some Getting Used To, 2008.12.22. The large glass trackpad is a joy to use in many ways, but it can be frustrating for longtime notebook users and has issues with Boot Camp.
- CodeWeavers Brings Google's Chrome Browser to Intel Macs, 2008.10.02. Google's new Chrome browser uses separate processes for each tab and brings other changes to Windows users. Now Mac fans can try it as well.
- Apple Innovation Includes Exploiting Existing Technologies Others Ignore, 2008.09.30. Among other things, Apple's 'think different' innovation means taking advantage of technologies that the PC industry has ignored.
- MacBook Air Makes a Convert, 2008.09.24. Apple's thin, light MacBook Air makes a great field computer for someone who already has a desktop system up and running.
- Time Machine can now backup to a shared hard drive, 2008.07.08. Earlier versions of Leopard didn't seem to allow backup to a shared drive on another Mac, but the 10.5.4 update allows it.
- SanDisk Sansa Clip a low cost alternative to iPods for Mac users, 2008.07.01. There's no video or photo support, but the Sansa Clip works with MP3 files and includes an FM radio and a microphone.
- Leopard makes it easy to share your Mac's screen locally and over the Internet, 2008.06.30. Mac OS X 10.5 makes it easier to remotely access a Mac's screen on a network or over the Internet with more options than ever before.
- Free Time Machine Editor does one thing and does it well, 2008.05.12. If Time Machine's habit of backing up every hour is impacting your work flow, this free utility gives you control options that Apple didn't build into Time Machine.
- Online answers for ailing computers, 2008.04.30. "...most of the time someone has had the same problem as you and posted the solution online."
- Open Computer: The first Macintosh clone in a decade, 2008.04.16. Whether Psystar survives Apple Legal remains to be seen, but the Open Computer does point to the market for a lower cost, expandable Mac.
- Office 2008 a mixed bag for Mac users, 2008.04.02. Office 2008 is more convetional than the Windows version and runs smoothly on Intel Macs, but it's slower than 2004 on PowerPC Macs.
- Get more out of Leopard and Vista with these helpful volumes, 2008.03.31. Today's operating systems come with minimal printed documentation. These books will help you get a lot more out of Mac OS X 10.5 and Windows Vista.
- Restoring a crashed Mac with an install disc and Time Machine, 2008.02.20. Thanks to Leopard's Time Machine backup feature, it's easy to restore your Mac to an earlier setup if you've inadvertently deleted essential files.
- Is the MacBook Air too lightweight for serious users?, 2008.02.06. Apple's slim, ultralight notebook incites lust, but with so many compromises it may not be your ideal field computer.
- Could the iPod touch be your next PDA?, 2007.12.12. If you're already happy with your mobile phone, the iPod touch can give you the whole Internet experience without switching to an iPhone.
- Slingbox lets you watch TV on your Mac or Windows PC - anywhere, 2007.08.17. Slingbox transmits video from your television or DVR so you can watch it from any computer on your network - or over the Internet.
- iPods offer students new ways to cheat - or do they?, 2007.06.12. Banning iPods in schools to prevent cheating is short-sighted, as iPods can also be used as educational tools.
- Macs more secure than Windows in the online world, 2007.04.13. Mac OS X always asks users if they want to install software. Before Vista, Windows didn't do that by default - and Vista natters about way too many things.
- iPod drive failure: Culprit may not be the drive, fix may be free, 2006.09.11. Many times an iPod's "drive failure" is nothing more than a loose cable inside the iPod. Here's how to reseat it.
- Competition Heating Up in the Tablet Market, 2012.07.25. HP and RIM tried to take on the iPad and failed. Now Microsoft and Google are stepping up to the plate.
- VMware Fusion 4 vs Parallels Desktop 7: The Virtualization Battle Continues, 2012.01.18. Over the years VMware and Parallels have both improved signficantly, but which is better in 2012?
- Fuss Over iPhone User-Tracking Information a Tempest in a Teapot, 2011.05.10. Someone would need physical access to your iPhone, iPad, or computer to read the cryptic location file.
- ePrinting: Remotely Print to HP's Newest Printers via Email, 2010.11.30. If your device - PC, tablet, or smartphone - can send email, it can print to HP's latest printers with ePrint technology.
- Adobe CS5 Makes It Easier to Rewrite History, 2010.08.17. Photoshop CS5 lets users alter history, and Creative Suite 5 makes it easier than ever to produce content that's ready for traditional and digital production.
- Microsoft's New PC vs. Mac Pages Don't Tell Us Anything New, 2010.08.11. Microsoft points out the real advantages of choosing a PC over a Mac: more color choices, models with built-in TV tuners and Blu-ray, and a lot more models at a lot more price points.
- OS X on My Dell Mini 9: Success at Last!, 2010.03.02. Although last year's attempts to install OS X failed, new utilities made it easy to turn this Dell netbook into a Hackintosh.
- 2 Freebies for Switchers, 2010.01.07. Windows users are used to a maximize button and a Start menu. Two free apps to bring these features to OS X.
- VMWare Fusion 3.0 vs. Parallels Desktop 5.0, 2010.01.05. Both programs support Snow Leopard and Windows 7 while improving graphics performance. Which is better?
- VirtualBox 3.0: Free Virtualizer Is Almost Grown Up, 2009.07.13. With version 3, VirtualBox has become a serious alternative to Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion.
- In Praise of Netbooks, 2009.04.06. Apple says it can't make a Mac netbook that won't be 'a piece of junk' for $500, yet Dell's Mini 9 is a very nice netbook at half that price.
- Darwine: Mac Wine in New Bottles, 2009.03.16. Darwine is a free, open source program that allows you to run many Windows programs on Intel-based Macs without a copy of Windows.
- Unbuntu Linux and Boot Camp Make It Easy to Create a Triple Boot Mac, 2008.12.24. Boot Camp makes it easy to install Windows on Intel Macs, and Ubuntu now makes it easy to install Linux to a virtual Windows drive.
- CrossOver Mac Free for Just One Day, 2008.10.28. For just one day, CodeWeavers is making CrossOver for Mac or Linux available for free. Don't delay!
- Free VirtualBox for Mac now a virtual contender, 2008.07.21. A year ago, the Mac version of VirtualBox lacked some essential features. Over the past year, it's grown into a very useful tool.
- SheepShaver brings Classic Mac OS to Intel Macs and Leopard, 2008.05.20. Mac OS X 10.5 doesn't support Classic Mode. Neither does Leopard. But SheepShaver lets you emulate a PowerPC Mac and run the Classic Mac OS.
- Leopard brings about a few changes for Boot Camp users, 2007.11.30. Boot Camp no longer requires a Windows drivers disc, and BootPicker makes it easy to choose Windows, Linux, or the Mac OS at startup.
- Upcoming expiration of Boot Camp does not mean Windows will stop running on OS X 10.4 Macs, 2007.10.15. Although the Boot Camp Assistant may stop running, your Boot Camp setup and Windows installation will continue to function.
- VMware Fusion a good alternative for fusing Windows with OS X, 2007.08.20. Fusion has a few advantages over Parallels, including multiprocessor support, the ability to work with 64-bit operating systems, and less drag on the system when you're using Mac apps.
- VirtualBox: A free, open source way to run Windows and Linux on your Intel Mac, 2007.07.27. Although not as polished as Parallels or Fusion, VirtualBox lets you run Linux or Windows alongside Mac OS X - for free.
- Safari for Windows not a slam dunk success, 2007.06.19. Not only does Safari 3.0 beta for Windows exhibit some serious teething problems, but it doesn't look or act like a Windows app either.
- Parallels 3 narrows the gap between Virtualized Windows and using Boot Camp, 2007.06.13. The newest version of Parallels Desktop adds graphics acceleration, new tools, and easier Windows installation than Microsoft offers.
- Boot Camp users have nothing to fear from Leopard's delay, 2007.04.17. Although the current beta of Boot Camp is set to expire at the end of September, Apple has plenty of time to release an update - and users have plenty of time to remove it if Apple doesn't.
- VMware Fusion beta 3 adds new features, takes a giant step toward release, 2007.04.11. Looking for a virtualization solution for your Intel Mac? The latest beta of VMWare Fusion makes several improvements and includes some unique features.
- CrossOver: Run Windows apps on Intel Macs without Windows, 2007.02.28. If you need to run Windows apps on your Intel Mac once in a while, CrossOver may be the least expensive way to do so since it eliminates the need to buy a copy of Windows.
- A tale of two betas: VMware Fusion vs. Parallels Desktop, 2007.01.23. Parallels Desktop has displaced Boot Camp as the choice of savvy Macintel users. Can VMware compete with the entrenched upstart?
- One thing Mac OS X should learn from Windows, 2007.01.08. Apple's failure to merge folders in any version of the Mac OS frustrates switchers and can lose important files.
- Parallels revisited: Release version far more polished than beta, 2006.11.21. Parallels lets you run Windows or Linux without rebooting your Intel-based Mac, and it's made great strides since the beta came out earlier this year.
- Apple's product line: Hiding complexity behind elegant simplicity, 2006.08.28. Consumers are not well served when model after model comes from Apple with the exact same product name but very different configurations.
- 'Twice as fast': Did Apple lie or just carefully select its truths?, 2006.08.21. Yes, some CPUs are more efficient than others, but by carefully choosing which benchmark results are reported, you can make one chip look a lot better than its competitor.
- Love OS X but need to use Windows? FlyakiteOSX may help, 2006.08.09. FlyakiteOSX lets you overhaul Windows XP so it looks and acts more like Mac OS X. It's not perfect, but it is more like using a Mac.
- Photoshop Elements 4.0 and Lightroom Beta show Adobe still does well by Mac users, 2006.05.09. Adobe's Photoshop Elements 4.0 provides "85% of Photoshop's power for 15% of its cost" and the Mac-only Lightroom beta looks very promising.
- Running Windows in parallel on your Intel Mac, 2006.04.20. Parallels Workstation for the Intel Macs works nicely and supports a lot more than Windows XP. What are its pros and cons compared with Boot Camp?
- Not perfect yet, but Boot Camp works as advertised, 2006.04.19. Thanks to Apple's Boot Camp software, you can now install and run Window XP on any Intel-based Mac. It works, but what are the limitations?
- Windows security for Mac users, 2006.04.18. Yes, you can run Windows XP on the new Intel-based Macs, but before you do, you should know the dangers inherent in having a Windows machine connected to the Net.
- Apple joins 'Win on Mac' army with Boot Camp, 2006.04.07. The hackers did it first, but Apple's Boot Camp is a much more elegant solution to putting Windows XP on Macintel hardware.
- Windows XP on Macintel a reality, 2006.03.23. It took a while, but it's now possible to boot Windows XP on the new Intel-based Macs.
- VNC, Basilisk II, and SheepShaver: 3 ways to run Classic on an Intel Mac, 2006.02.20. The new Intel-based Macs don't support Classic mode, but there are hardware and software solutions that will let you access some or all of your old Classic apps.
- Computer benchmarks and other baloney: Don't expect 2-4x performance from Intel Macs, 2006.02.07. The Intel Macs are faster than the models they replace, but only with software written for them. With older software, they're actually slower than last year's Macs.
- Using a shared Windows printer from your Mac with OS X 10.4, 2006.02.01. Step-by-step instructions for getting your Mac with 'Tiger' to see and print to a shared printer on a Windows computer. It's not perfect, but it does work.
- Windows on Intel Macs? OS X on PCs? Don't hold your breath, 2006.01.24. At present, it's simply not possible to run Windows or Linux on the new Intel Macs. That will change, but don't plan on running OS X on non-Apple hardware.
- 'Just Say No to Microsoft' fails to convince, 2006.01.17. Although a useful resource for those seeking alternatives to Microsoft, the author's biases and errors undermine the book's credibility.
- Guest PC: A more affordable way to put Windows on your Mac, 2005.12.05. If you need to run Windows now and then and don't want to buy a Windows computer, Guest PC will let you run Windows on your Mac, albeit slowly.
- Tiger: Lots to like, but some annoyances as well, 2005.05.18. Tiger seems to be faster and has some great new features, but there are a few things to watch out for as well.
- Revolution in the Valley: The people and stories behind the Macintosh, 2005.02.08. Andy Hertzfeld and other members of the Macintosh development team share the stories behind the computer.
- MacLink Plus 15: Still capable after all these years, but..., 2004.12.01. MacLink Plus still does a great job of translating files from one format to another, but how many Mac users still need it?
- REALbasic: Cross-platform programming for the rest of us, 2004.11.22. REALbasic makes it easy to write programs on the Mac for use with Linux and Windows PCs -- and vice versa.
- iMac G5: Nice system, but at a nice price?, 2004.11.01. The iMac G5 sports some impressive improvements, but the question remains the market. Is it too expensive for the low end yet too compromised for the high end?
- Virtual PC 7 puts a (sluggish) Windows PC on your Mac, 2004.10.11. If you're already running Virtual PC on your Mac, there may not be enough new and improved features to justify the cost of this upgrade.
- AirPort Express: more versatile than your average access point, 2004.10.06. AirPort Express is much more than just another wireless access point.
- Mac OS X Panther Hacks, 2004.09.15. "I suspect most Panther users will find enough of these hacks valuable to justify the purchase price."
- Microsoft Office 2004 for Macs does more than just match the Windows version, 2004.07.28. Microsoft's Mac Business Unit has given Office 2004 users useful features unavailable on any Windows version of Microsoft office.
- SharePoints unlocks hidden network flexibility in OS X, 2004.06.23. "SharePoints does a good job of giving users back the networking potential that Apple chose to hide. Thanks to HornWare for making it available for free."
- There's more for Mac users in superstore aisles than many realize, 2004.05.19. Although the staff might not know it, most superstores have plenty of printer, mice, keyboard, drives, and other items compatible with Macs.
- Recording a concert with an iBook, 2003.12.24. How to use an iBook, microphones, a mixer, and a collection of free and low-cost software to record a concert and publish it on the Web.
- Panther lets Macs and Windows work together better, 2003.11.21. Sharing files between OS X 10.3 and Windows users is easier than ever; so is printing to shared Windows printers.
- iTunes sharing lets Mac users become low-end radio stations, 2003.05.28. iTunes 4 lets Mac users share their music with other iTunes 4 users on a local network or over the Internet.
- Conversions Plus lets Windows users work with Mac files and drives, 2003.04.30. Program lets Windows users mount Mac floppies and CDs, connect to a Mac iPod, and open and convert files from Mac and old PC software.
- Options aplenty to move data from PCs to Macs, 2003.02.13. How to moves files from a Windows PC to a Mac, convert old file formats, and emulate a PC on the Mac.
- Using Jaguar's Finder for FTP, 2003.02.11. You don't need any special software to download files via FTP; it's already built into Jaguar.
- Gimp-Print to the rescue: Letting Macs with Jaguar print on Windows networks, 2003.01.15. Gimp-Print adds support for a plethora of printers not otherwise supported by Mac OS X.
- PC-Mac-Net FileShare: Another way to connect Macs with Windows, 2002.10.23. A simple low cost way for classic Mac OS, OS X, and Windows computers to share files.
- Beefing up OS X's Windows networking, 2002.10.07. Software to help OS X Macs better integrate with Windows networks.
- XPress Strikes Back, 2002.07.01. Quark XPress 5.0 -- heir apparent or too little, too late in comparison to InDesign 2.0?
Earlier Columns on LEM
- Painter 7.0, Low End Mac Reviews, 2002.06.19. For creating original art on the Mac, Painter remains unmatched, although the OS X version is quite sluggish.
- Photoshop 7.0, Mac 2 Windows, 2002.06.13. Whether running X-native or under the Classic Mac OS, Photoshop 7.0 offers many helpful new features.
- Mac emulation with Basilisk II, vMac, Mac 2 Windows, 2002.05.08. More on Basilisk II, OS X compatibility, and emulating a Mac on a Mac with vMac.
- Basilisk II puts a Mac on a Windows computer, Mac 2 Windows, 2002.05.01. Freeware emulator lets you run Mac OS and applications on a Windows PC.
- Mac OS X emerges from painful adolescence, My Turn, 2002.02.22. In deciding that all new Macs will boot up to OS X, Apple decided that its technology (and users) are finally ready to make the change.
- Hands On: Microsoft Office v. X, Mac 2 Windows, 2002.02.12. Why Microsoft Office v. X is the "most attractive and most fun-to-use version of Office for any platform."
- Alan's favourite things, X-Wares, 2002.02.04. Five very useful freeware and shareware utilities to spruce up Mac OS X.
- OS X and the iMac 266, 10 Forward, 2001.11.30. Some real trials installing OS X 10.0 on a Revision C iMac - but all is fine now.
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