The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
August 8th, 2000

Best & Worst Of The Web - August 8th, 2000

by , 2:00 PM EDT, August 8th, 2000

There are lots of great articles, and some really bad ones, on the Internet. Though we link to all of them at MacOS News Around The Web, some of them deserve special mention here. Most of what we will mention within these pages will be among the best, but on occasion we will talk about articles that are so bad or so wrong we just have to say something. Consider them mini-editorials on our part about things we think you might also be interested in.

Best [1:00 PM] X Appeal - Hands-on With Some Carbon Apps
Now, whether you think that Apple has slipped again on the OS X ship date or not is irrelevant...we don't have it yet. So, if you are as anxious as I am to get my greedy little paws on Beta, but are wondering exactly how it will change your computing experience and how all those "Carbonized" apps are doing, X Appeal has taken a peak to give us a preview of what we might expect. Our favorite quote from the article:

Internet Explorer runs as a native Carbon application, but also buggy. Same ugly text as AppleWorks has. Crashes constantly. I eventually gave up, downloaded OmniWeb (X Appeal looks great in it, BTW, due to Quartz), and never looked back.

Looking for anything to pass the time until we actually get to play with OS X. Reviewer - Kyle D'Addario


Best [1:00 PM] MacInfinity - Clockrate Counts
Apple is getting ready to ship a computer using two of their high-end G4 chips (yes, I know some have shipped but they apparently don't work, nor will anyy real speed increase appear until OS X, another mystery product, is available). So what does this mean? Why are we stuck with a 500MHz chip as our top of the line, when the Windows world gets to play Unreal Tournament at a blissful 1+GHz? This article gives an interesting perspective on that topic. Our favorite quote from the article:

While the K7 Athlon can kick your G4 patooty, it costs about twice as much for that 25% speed increase. This means that if you buy one of Apple's nifty new dual processor machines, you're right back in the game. So sit back and rejoice in your chair. Call a girlfriend and tell her how large you are, in processing power that is.

Interesting AND entertaining? Cool. Reviewer - Kyle D'Addario


You can find these links, and lots of other links for Mac and Tech Industry stories, at MacOS News Around The Web.

Recent Headlines - Updated October 31st

Thu,7:17 PM
Meijer, the CurrenctC/MCX Member Who Refuses to Block Apple Pay
6:36 PM
Get Free Bitcoins with 52 Website Faucets that Really Pay [Update]
5:17 PM
Last Chance for The Bluetooth Shower Speaker: $39
5:09 PM
CES Rebrands iLounge Pavilion as iProducts, Hopes to Attract Macworld Expo Exhibitors
2:13 PM
Apple Reverses PCalc Decision; App and Widget Can Stay
1:29 PM
TMO Daily Observations: 2014-10-30
11:36 AM
Microsoft Joins the Fitness Tracking Game with Fitness Band
9:52 AM
Tim Cook’s Gay Coming Out is a Big Deal for Equal Rights
Wed,9:37 PM
MCX Holds Press Conference, Does Itself No Favors
7:30 PM
ACM 278: Apple is the New Microsoft and Thinking Differently about iPhone
6:43 PM
Apple: Widgets Can’t Calculate, Orders Featured Calculator Widget Removed
4:00 PM
The 3 Unexpected Consequences of Apple Pay Will be Huge
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!