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April, 2000 Archive

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MacOS News Around The Web
Friday, April 28th, 2000

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Mac Gamer's Ledge

Summary Update [6:00 PM CST]
MGL has added information on Mac Diablo II, links to an interview with WarCraft III Producer Rob Pardo, links to an interview with Total Audio's Marty O'Donnell, some The Sims news, some information on Panty Raider, and links to an interview with Cedric "Inoxx" Fiorentinom.

News Summary [10:00 AM CST]
MGL has a review of the Saitek Cyborg 3D USB Joystick, links to a WarCraft III interview with Rob Pardo, links to a WarCraft III preview, infomration on Dark Zion, links to some new Halo footage, information on a music extractor for Unreal/Unreal Tournament, information on Virtual Game Station 1.4, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [6:00 PM CST]
IMG has information on Virtual GameStation 1.4, links to a Warcraft III interview, some WWDC information, information on the Unreal Tournament Music Extractor, news on an update to F/A-18 Korea, and some Quake 3 Fortress information.

MacWeek

iBrotha - Apple's Deal with the M$ Devil
In a great piece of fiction, Rodney O. Lain offers a discussion between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates on the Apple campus. Mr. Jobs has a new lackey working him too... A very good and entertaining read.

MacBC

Lyons' Den - Top 10 Slogans for Microsoft's New Ad Campaign
Daniel J. Lyons has a great Top 10 list of suggestions for Microsoft's next ad campaign. This is a very funny piece, a good read.

MacOS Daily

Is Software And Music Piracy Stealing?
Charles Moore examines the issues surrpounding intellectual property rights. We don't agree with all of his inclusions, but this is a very thought provoking piece. A good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [10:00 AM CST]
MacInTouch has information about free downloads of iMovie, information on QuickTime 4.1.2 changes, some updated reports, product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Thursday, April 27th, 2000

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Applelinks

One Year Later: Where Are the "Easy PCs"?
John H. Farr has some excellent commentary on the Wintel "Easy PC" initiative. Read it.

MacWeek

RFI Report - Analyzing Apple's earnings
Robert Morgan digs deep into the numbers from Apple's most recent Q2 earnings report, as well as what was said and not said at the related press conference. A good read.

MacCentral

A sneak peek at Microsoft Office 2001
Dennis Sellers and Jim Dalrymple offer an excellent First Look at the newly announced Mac Office 2001 from Microsoft. This is a very good read if you are interested in this new productivity suite.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Summary Update [5:10 PM CST]
MGL has added links to new screenshots of Simon the Sorcerer 3D, news on Dragon's Lair 3D, a Summoner update, news on Deus Ex for Mac, a Sneak Peek of The Sims for Mac, links to the Adam's Apple gaming column, and links to a preview of Blizzard's WarCraft III.

News Summary [10:10 AM CST]
MGL has Mac Terminus requirements, a new section for exclusive Future Releases, information on locational damage in Deus Ex, some Unreal Tournament information, their own review of Gravis GamePad Pro USB, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

News Summary [5:10 PM CST]
MacInTouch has information about the introduction of Mac Office 2001, some reader comments on problems with Stuffit, some updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [10:10 AM CST]
IMG has information from Aspyr on The Sims, news from Blizzard Entertainment on Warcraft III, links to a Dark Zion interview, and news from Terminal Reality.

MacOS News Around The Web
Wednesday, April 26th, 2000

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Mac Gamer's Ledge

Summary Update [4:40 PM CST]
MGL has added some information on Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, news from Sierra Sports, news from Terminal Reality, links to a new Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire movie, and links to an article about Radeon 256.

News Summary [9:40 AM CST]
MGL has details on WarCraft III units, information on a new Mac model viewer for Quake (I/II/III), links to some new Unreal Tournament desktop picture, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [4:40 PM CST]
IMG has information on Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, information on Quake Pak Viewer, some Unreal Tournament information, links to some Voodoo 4 and 5 screenshots, and links, information, and excellent commentary about a new study tying violence to video games.

osOpinion

How Apple could help Linux onto the desktop (and help itself in the process)
Rob Yampolsky has a suggestion for Apple that would help developers. It's an interesting angle on how to provide cross platform development. A good read.

Low End Mac

View From The Classroom - Improving the User Experience
Steve Wood talks about the Software Update Contorl Panel and Apple's policies. He has some good thoughts on this issue. A very good read.

Low End Mac Gaming - Is the Mac a Gaming Machine?
Brian Rumsey looks at the Mac as a gaming option, but he goes beyond the usual concepts of performance and options. An interesting perspective.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:40 AM CST]
MacInTouch has reader comments about about Outlook and the Mac, some updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Tuesday, April 25th, 2000

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Mac Gamer's Ledge

Summaryn Update [4:40 PM CST]
MGL has added information about Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation pre-orders, news on JMM Pinball: Episode One, information on Quake III: Arena Mission Pack, links to a hands-on preview of 3dfx Interactive's Voodoo5 5500, links to a preview of Terminus, news from Mac-O-Rama, and some Star Trek: Deep Space Nine information.

News Summary [9:30 AM CST]
MGL has a review of the Formac ProFormance 3, information on secret rooms in Diablo II, information about ATI's new Radeon 256, some Mac Baldur's Gate information, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [4:40 PM CST]
IMG has news on ATI's Radeon 256, some Quake 3: Arena information, some Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Fallen information, information on the WWDC, and information on the Marathon Open Source project.

MacOS Daily

SciFi - Deorbit Into Silicon Valley - First Stop: Apple
NikksuhrueTan, the E.T., has been reassigned to watch the goings on at Apple Computer and comment on them. With his first piece under this new assignment, he talks about Apple's social role inthe computer industry. He has some interesting comments on Microsoft, and some interesting analogies. A very good read.

Census Forms, Privacy and the Internet
David Schultz examines the concept of privacy and how changing technology and society effect it. A very good read.

Applelinks

Mac Spirit - Rebel with a Mac (Attitude)
Ever wonder about the inner workings of Rodney O. Lain's mind? This column talks about that as well as how he came to be a Mac user. A very interesting read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:30 AM CST]
MacInTouch has reader comments on AOL 5, some updated reports, information on Mac OS X Server 1.2 , information on the updated Technote 1104 for programmers from Apple, reader comments on the Olympus C-3000 Zoom digital camera, reader comments on AirPort interference, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Monday, April 24th, 2000

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Microsoft/DOJ Links

Apple/FishPC Links

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Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [1:15 PM CST]
MGL has some Terminus information, information about an ATI announcement, links to an interview with Cedric "Inoxx" Fiorentino, information about their own giveaway of an iMAXpowr 466, links to a preview of Heavy Metal: FAKK2, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [1:15 PM CST]
IMG has links to a preview of Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2, links to an Oni preview, some Deus Ex information, infomration on American McGee's Alice, and information on the WWDC.

MacInTouch

News Summary [1:15 PM CST]
MacInTouch has some FireWire information, reader comments about Microsoft's pending MS Office announcement, information on a Netscape security hole, some reader FireWire tips, reader comments on an AirPort jamming system, some product news, and some industry links.

MacReviewZone

Bill Gates Shadow - The Birth Of The Internet Explorer Browser
Gary Rivlin tells us about the deal Microsoft made with Spyglass to buy the browser that would become Internet Explorer. A very good read.

Applelust

Infinite Loop 13 - The New Mac Teens on the Block
David Schults looks at the Mac Teen Web, a subset of the greater Mac Web community. He has a lot to say about living, youth, and other age related issues, a very good read.

Applelinks

The Warp Core - The Four Languages You MUST Know
John Martellaro offers his opinion on the four most important programming languages for current or potential Mac developers. A good read.

The Farr Site - I Carried Jesus!
John Farr explores the world of ritual worship through rote performance and reenactment.

MacOS News Around The Web
Friday, April 21st, 2000

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Mac Gamer's Ledge

Summary Update [4:30 PM CST]
MGL has added some information on Infogrames, and some information on Realmz.

News Summary [10:00 AM CST]
MGL has information on a Quake 3 and Unreal Tournament tournament, some news from Mac-O-Rama, some Diablo II news, links to a Game Guru column, links to a Deus Ex interview with Mark Adams, information on the release of GameRanger 2.0.2, some Neverwinter Nights information, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [4:30 PM CST]
IMG has information n Quake 3 Arena, some comments from Mark Adams on Deus Ex, some information on new Unreal Tournament maps, some Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force news, links to some speculation on games of the future, some information on a tournament for Quake 3 and Unreal Tournament, some Infogrames, links to a Voodoo 5 preview, and links to some articles on artificial intelligence in games.

MacWeek

Apple's Pro Dance Card
Mathew Rothernberg, another of our favorite Mac authors, offers a report on the importance and impact of Apple's professional line on the company and its customers. This deals with the most recent Q2 results as well as Apple's shareholder meeting held yesterday. A very good read.

Macville

The Bittersweet End of The Macintosh Utopia
Michael LaMorte has a tale of switching to an all-Mac company (MAcintosh Utopia is how described it), to a company with an NT network and heavy reliance on MS software, even on the Macs. A very good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [10:00 AM CST]
MacInTouch has information on some new Apple TIL articles about DHCP issues, information on other documents about Mac Manager compatibility and AppleShare compatibility, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Thursday, April 20th, 2000

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Apple's 2nd Quarter Results

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Mac Gamer's Ledge

Summary Update [5:30 PM CST]
MGL has added links to a Tribes 2 interview with Dave Georgeson, some comments on Steve Jobs, links to screenshots of Inoxx Pack, and information on GameRanger 2.0.1.

News Summary [9:30 AM CST]
MGL has information on Bugdom and Nanosaur music, links to a preview of Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, links to a Deus Ex interview with Warren Spector, information on an Unreal Tournament LAN Party in Philadelphia, links to eight new Diablo II screenshots, information on Mac Scrabble, some Neverwinter Nights information, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [5:30 PM CST]
IMG has information on WarBirds III, links to some new Warcraft III Screenshots, some information on Nanosaur and Bugdom music, news about some Myth II Icons, some information on a Rune interview, some Scrabble information, information on a Halo prize, links to an Ion Storm interview, links to a Deus Ex interview, links to a Diablo II interview, and an update on Baldur's Gate.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:30 AM CST]
MacInTouch has a report on Apple Quarterly Financial Results, reader comments on connection requirements for Apple's 17-inch monitor, information on Apple's updated Final Cut Pro compatibility, reader comments on several products, some updated reports, other product news, and some industry links.

AnchorDesk

The Apple Mac and ADSL
Chris Long doesn't care for the Mac, but he draws an interesting comparison to the Mac and ADSL in this piece. An interesting read, though one to inflame Mac partisans (read: inflates page views).

MacOS News Around The Web
Wednesday, April 19th, 2000

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Apple's 2nd Quarter Results

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Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [12:00 PM CST]
MGL has information on the Heavy Metal 2000 movie and soundtrack, some news from Mac-O-Rama, "A Gamer's Look at the New PowerBook," an update on Summoner, an update on Mac Aliens vs. Predator, links to some new screenshots of Mac WarBirds III, news about a Humongous donation to Make-A-Wish Foundation, information on Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire, information on Kenzo, an update on Tribes 2, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

News Summary [12:00 PM CST]
MacInTouch has reader comments on an AppleShare IP security bug, information on Apple's CarbonLib 1.0.3 update, reader comments on AOL 5.0, some updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [12:00 PM CST]
IMG has a good report on the Hasbro lawsuit against MacSoft, links to an Oni interview, and news from Human Head Studios.

MacReviewZone

Bill Gates Shadow - Like Visiting A Moonie Encampment
Gary Rivlin continues his ongoing series about Bill Gates and Microsoft. This week's episode is about Mr. Rivlin's visits to the MS campus to interview some MS folks. A very very good read.

Salon

Can spam be canned?
This continuies Salon's series on SPAM with a look at the futility of legal efforts to eradicate the practice. A good read.

States outlaw spam
Also part of the SPAM series from Salon, this piece breaks down several states' laws on SPAM.

Low End Mac

Miscellaneous Ramblings - The AppleSeed Project
Charles Moore offers a report on The AppleSeed Project which is working on PowerMac Clusters. A Cluster is a group of 2 or more computers controlled by software to perform a single taskj (that's the abridged definition). A very good read.

MacOS News Around The Web
Tuesday, April 18th, 2000

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Mac Gamer's Ledge

Summary Update [5:40 PM CST]
MGL has added links to an interview with Raven Software's Kenn Hoekstra, links to a preview of Tribes 2, links to a preview of Deus Ex, information on Bingo Bingo Bingo, and news from XLR8.

News Summary [9:50 AM CST]
MGL the Mac requirements for Heavy Metal: FAKK2, information on Crazy-8, a new Total Annihilation Map of the Week, information on C.DEV Boogle 1.5, links to a Diablo II interview with artist David Glenn, some news from Westlake Interactive, links to a preview of Deus Ex, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [5:40 PM CST]
IMG has some information on Deus Ex, information on the WWDC, links to a Tribes 2 preview, links to a Diablo II interview, and some Quake 3: Arena information.

Applelinks

[News Commentary] British Anti-Internet Censorship Group Moves Website To U.S.
Applelinks offers a report and commentary on a censorship issue that saw a UK anti-censorship site forced to move to US servers. A very good read that we recommend highly.

Salon

Planet Spam
This is an excellent and amusing report on the SPAM industry. A very good read.

Spam virgin
Also part of the SPAM series from Salon, this piece was an experiment to see how long it would take a brand new e-mail account to start receiving SPAM. Another very good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:50 AM CST]
MacInTouch has reader comments on the HP response to Mac OS 9 compatibility problems, reader comments on Windows Media Player, reader comments on a problem with Open Transport and FTP transfers, reader comments on Mac RAID software, reader comments on the Diamond Rio MP3 player, several updated reports, and some product news.

MacOS News Around The Web
Monday, April 17th, 2000

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Mac Gamer's Ledge

Summary Update [5:20 PM CST]
MGL has added links to an interview with Quesa developer Dair Grant, some interesting news about Tribes 2, some Quake III: Arena information, information on Fragapalooza 2000, links to a preview of Deus Ex, information about a new Marathon map making competition, links to a Starsiege: Tribes 2 interview with Dynamix Software, and information on Poker Hole 1.0.

News Summary [9:50 AM CST]
MGL has links to some new Avernum information, information on UTilities 2.0b2 (Mac Unreal Tournament), information on Headhunters 1.2 for Unreal Tournament, a rreview of Search for the Golden Dolphin, an update on Rocket Arena for Unreal Tournament, information on new Mac Voodoo3 drivers from 3dfx, an update on Shogo: Mobile Armor Division, information on the release of the Kawasaki ATV Powersports Demo, information on WaterRace, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [5:20 PM CST]
IMG has information on new Voodoo3 Drivers, information on Unreal Tournament Mac 413, information on Unreal Tournament Rocket Arena, information on Aspyr on Deus Ex & Tomb Raider, cool information on a new Marathon Infinity scenario, an update on Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire, some Tribes 2 information, some UNreal Tournament information, information on a Marathon Map Making contest, and some news from id Software.

Applelinks

The Warp Core - Reengineering Our Communications
John Martellaro talks about companies with and without a clue. He also talks about Apple and the future directions the company may be going; after all, Apple is on the Cluetrain. A very good read!

The Farr Site - Pinedale Party Pooper
John Farr has issues with his father, but he has turned that into a life-lesson we should all take to heart. A good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:50 AM CST]
MacInTouch has a new report on FireWire networking, some reader comments on creating inkjet print servers, some reader comments on RAID software, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Friday, April 14th, 2000

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Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [4:40 PM CST]
MGL has an update on Diablo II, some news about Imeron, the maker of the Intensor Chair, links to a Black and White interview with Peter Molyneux, a new Ryan's Bookmark of the Week, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [4:40 PM CST]
IMG has links to a Voyager interview, links to a Summoner FAQ, some Warcraft III information, and some news on 3D fcards.

Applelinks

For All You Spam Haters -- Some Potential Remedies (Updated)
Charles Moore has information and tips on dealing with SPAM. A very good read, especially if you get 50 or so pieces of SPAM as many of our staff members get every day. Thanks Charles!

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:30 AM CST]
MacInTouch has some Netscape 6 reader reports, information on a secret back-door in Micrsoft servers, an updated FireWire Guide, and an updated Mac OS 9.0.4 special report, more reader comments on AppleShare IP installation problems, information on an Apple TIL about mislabelled processors, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Thursday, April 13th, 2000

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ZDNet

Court makes AOL responsible for pirates
In a ruling typical of some misguided European courts, AOL has been found to be responsible for the actions of its users. At some point, we really must get back to holding individuals responsible for their own actions. This story from ZDNet offers details.

MacOS Daily

Take Your Medicine? Maybe, Maybe Not
Paul Rinkes offers his thoughts on Apple's support of AppleShare IP. A good read.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [8:30 AM CST]
MGL has a review of Newer Technology's iMAXpowr 433 MHz iMac upgrade card, links to six new screenshots of Terminus, information on a sale from Mac-O-Rama, an update on Neverwinter Nights, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

News Summary [8:30 AM CST]
MacInTouch has some redaer tips for AppleShare IP installation, reader comments on DVD problems, some updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [6:00 PM CST]
IMG has not yet been updated todsay.

MacOS News Around The Web
Wednesday, April 12th, 2000

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Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [2:00 PM CST]
MGL has links to a Deus Ex interview with Warren Spector , a Summoner update, links to two new screenshots of Heavy Metal: FAKK2, information on MacMAME, links to new Oni desktop picture at MacDesktops, some news from Catara, the specs on Mac V4 and V5 from 3dfx, an interview with Spiderweb Software President Jeff Vogel and other Avernum information, a new Total Annihilation Map of the Week, links to new screenshots of Aliens vs. Predator: Gold Edition, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

News Summary [2:00 PM CST]
MacInTouch has some reader tips for Netscape 6, reader comments on AppleShare IP 6.3.1, some important reader comments on Photography and Bill Gates' company Corbis, some reader comments on Apple's support for Intel hardware in "Darwin," some product news, and some industry links.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [2:00 PM CST]
IMG has specs for Voodoo 4 and Voodoo 5 from 3dfx, information on Bungie.net, news from Apple, information on the closing of Mac Game Gate, and links to a column about A-Sharp'sKing of Dragon Pass.

Applelust

"Liberty. Fraternity. Equality."
Daviud Schultz examines more on the nature of the Mac web. He covers lots of issues and gives The Mac Observer a small pat on the back... :-) A very thought provoking read.

MacWeek

Will Bryce move forward?
Stephen Beale offers a very good after-deal report on Corel's purchase of three of MetaCreations' software titles. Avery good read.

Pioneer Planet

Geek Gods & Goddesses
This piece covers several online journalists including Rodney O.Lain of several Mac sites, and Phil Pearson of Macsurfers. Our own Dave Hamilton gets a mention too... An interesting and entertaining read.

Applelinks

Abacus - Of Cults and Culture
Del Miller graces us with an excellent look at just what being part of the Mac cult means. His thoughts may surprise you. A very good read, as always.

MacOS News Around The Web
Tuesday, April 11th, 2000

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Inside Mac Games

News Summary [5:40 PM CST]
IMG has an update on Bitboys, information on Anachronox, information on the WWDC, an update on Aliens vs Predator GoldEdition, links to some Rune images, links to a MaraMyth chat, information about a nw MarathonGL Map Editor, links to a Terminus preview, and some Quake 3 information.

Anchordesk

A shine for Windows
Matthew Rothenberg has switched his ZDNet computing to Windows and he finds that it's not all bad... Of course, Mr. Rothenberg wouldn't leave it at that. A good read.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [5:40 PM CST]
MGL has links to some new screenshots of Aliens vs. Predator: Gold Edition, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:50 AM CST]
MacInTouch has reader comments on Netscape 6, updated FireWire product guides, an updated report on Apple modem problems, some tips for iBook owners, reader comments on Iomega's USB ZipCD, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Monday, April 10th, 2000

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Applelust

There is Nothing New Under the Sun
David Schultz continues to rise in our eyes as one of the finest writers in the Mac web. In this piece he tales a look at Philosophy and the Mac web and responds to some statements from John Farr (another Mac Observer friend).

The Farr Site - Not the Last Picture Show
John Farr talks about the part of New Mexico he lives in, and shares some pictures to make his points. Not much Mac related stuff here, but a good read.

Applelinks

The Warp Core - Breaking The Mold
John Martellaro gives us some of his excellent analization skills concerning the current state of Apple's business. A very good read.

The Farr Site - Not the Last Picture Show
John Farr talks about the part of New Mexico he lives in, and shares some pictures to make his points. Not much Mac related stuff here, but a good read.

MacAddict

WebFaust - One Hell Of A Hole
John Farr contibues to snap at the hand that feeds him as he looks at the Mac web. An interesting read.

Low End Mac

Virtuality - Apple Tech Support or Pop Psychology?
David Schultz talks philosophy and Apple tech support, centering around a problem he is having with a PowerBook. A good read.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [9:10 AM CST]
MGL has links to a preview of Starsiege: Tribes 2, information about the release of Jailbreak Beta 1 for Quake III: Arena, their own review of Heroes of Might & Magic III, an update on Gloomveil.com, some news from Planet Unreal, links to an interview with BigTime Software's Steve Grammont, information about Backyard Baseball 2001, information on Skittles 2, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:10 AM CST]
MacInTouch has some information on an Apple announcement to be made at NAB 2000, information on some Microsoft Mac developments, some information on saving movie trailers, information about an Apple TIL article on LocalTalk Bridge, some product news, and some industry links.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [6:00 PM CST]
IMG has not yet been updated today.

MacOS News Around The Web
Friday, April 7th, 2000

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MacOPINION

Difference Engine - The Return of the Reluctant Warrior
Our good friend Del Miller is back from a temporary hiatus. In this column he looks at the way Windows users cling to Microsoft despite hating their work, doubting their motives, and loathing their products. A great read.

Utopia Planitia - So You Wanted a REAL OS?
John Martellaro examines the real issues surrounding Mac OS X and Aqua. Guess what, the GUI is not what it's all about. Mr, Martellaro really strikes to the core on what we should be looking at. A very good read.

MacWeek

The Darwinist - The eagle has landed
If you are curious about Darwin and the latest release of Darwin, Stephan Somogyi has a very good explanation for you. A good read.

On the Register - Would MS breakup be bad for Apple?
Tony Smith offers an excellent analysis of how changes at Microsoft could mean for Apple. A very good read.

Applelinks

Moore's Views & Reviews - The Mac Rumor Sites Controversy Revisited
Charles Moore casts the next stone in the ongoing debate over the validity of rumor sites. This piece is a rebuttal to Michael Munger's rebuttal of Mr. Moore's initial rebuttal. This makes it a rebuttal rebuttal rebuttal. :-) A good read.

Low End Mac

Virtuality - Apple Tech Support or Pop Psychology?
David Schultz talks philosophy and Apple tech support, centering around a problem he is having with a PowerBook. A good read.

ZDNet

FBI agent: I am Big Brother
ZDNet offers a report on a recent privacy panel discussion. This is a very good read, if somewhat disturbing. Perhaps it would be good for all of us to be distrubed about this however.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [9:10 AM CST]
MGL has an update on Summoner, information on a new site called ShareCore, an update on Diablo II, some news about who will play Lara Croft in an upcoming Tomb Raider movie, some links to new screenshots of Terminus, some GameRanger news, links to a Rune interview with Dave Halsted, links to two previews of Neverwinter Nights, links to new Starsiege: Tribes 2 screenshots, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:10 AM CST]
MacInTouch has an updated report on the Mac OS 9.0.4 update, more reader comments on AirPort antennas, some information on QuickTime 4.1.1, some product news, some reader tips, and some industry links.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [9:10 AM CST]
IMG has an update on Baldur's Gate, information on a Terminus Demo, information on GameRanger, an update on Aliens Vs Predator Gold, information on MacSnake, news from 3dfx, a cool Marathon story, comments from id Software's John Carmack, links to a new Caramgeddon TDR 2000 Movie, and information on a Terror 2 Mod for Quake 2.

MacOS News Around The Web
Thursday, April 6th, 2000

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Inside Mac Games

News Summary [5:00 PM CST]
IMG has an update on Baldur's Gate, information on a Terminus Demo, information on GameRanger, an update on Aliens Vs Predator Gold, information on MacSnake, news from 3dfx, a cool Marathon story, comments from id Software's John Carmack, links to a new Caramgeddon TDR 2000 Movie, and information on a Terror 2 Mod for Quake 2.

MacWeek

On the Register - Would MS breakup be bad for Apple?
Tony Smith offers an excellent analysis of how changes at Microsoft could mean for Apple. A very good read.

Applelinks

Absurd Notion - Grow Up...Play A Game
Kirk Hiner offers a great piece about growing up. He talks about turning 30, playing games, and Mothra. A very good read.

ZDNet

FBI agent: I am Big Brother
ZDNet offers a report on a recent privacy panel discussion. This is a very good read, if somewhat disturbing. Perhaps it would be good for all of us to be distrubed about this however.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:30 AM CST]
MacInTouch has an updated report on Mac OS 9.0.4 Update, an updated report on AirPort Antennas, reader comments on microphone maker Telex, reader comments on QuickTime 4.1.1, some product news, and some industry links.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [5:00 PM CST]
MGL has not yet been updated today.

MacOS News Around The Web
Wednesday, April 5th, 2000

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MacOS Daily

Think About It - The Soul of the Mac
David Schultz talks about the nature of technology, progress, and man's interaction with each other. A very good read.

MacTeens

Use Linux Now!
If you have not been exposed to the pigmy language from the 11-16 year old hacker wannabes who call themselves l33t HaX0rs (not making this up folks), you may not get the humor of this column. Those who have been exposed to this mind numbingly pathetic and hackneyed phenomenon will find this piece very funny.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [10:30 AM CST]
MGL has information on the Terminus Demo, an update on Rocket Arena for Unreal Tournament, their own Sneak Peek of Tropico, information about the release of Psion Boy 3.0, some Diablo II information, comments from John Carmack of id Software, news from Westlake on Mac Deus Ex release, information on the release of Harpoon3 3.1.2, links to a new Oni desktop picture, links to an interview with Freeverse Software President Ian Lynch Smith, some Summoner information, links to a progress report on Mac TNT2 drivers, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

News Summary [10:30 AM CST]
MacInTouch has information on Mac OS 9.0.4, several updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [10:30 AM CST]
IMG has some Deus Ex news from Westlake Interactive, some news from Hyperion, some information on Marathon Maps for UT, some Quake3Fortress information, an update on Unreal Tournament Rocket Arena, links to some Rune information, and an update on Summoner.

MacOS News Around The Web
Tuesday, April 4th, 2000

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Mac Gamer's Ledge

Summary Update [4:40 PM CST]
MGL has added information on Deus Ex for the Mac.

News Summary [9:00 AM CST]
MGL has a new Total Annihilation Map of the Week, their own interview with Westlake Interactive's Brad Oliver, information on a saved game editor for Ferazel's Wand, a new Ryan's Bookmark of the Week, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Applelinks

MacSpirit - Confessions of an ex-Mac-Cult-Member
Rodney Lain compares the Mac following to that of a cult. He makes some good points. A very good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:00 AM CST]
MacInTouch has information on the Microsoft verdict, information on Mac OS 9.0.4, some reader comments on system merge from Conflict Catcher, some product news, and some industry links.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [4:40 PM CST]
IMG has not yet been updated today.

MacOS News Around The Web
Monday, April 3rd, 2000

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Upside Today

Extreme homes
Upside Today has a great report on the houses of the technology elite, including the problems Bill Gates is reportedly having with his own state of the art mansion. A very good read.

Applelinks

The Warp Core - The Demon Returns
John Martellaro gives us another piece of his ongoing series looking at life from a PowerMac G4's perspective. Today's episode sees our G4 friend in the coke and chip stained pig sty of a 15 year old hacker wannabe. Very fun, a very good read.

The Farr Site - Kings of Kommentary
John Farr is still down on the creativity of mondern day industrialists, but he also down on many of the Mac sites on the Internet. A very good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [10:30 AM CST]
MacInTouch has reader comments on Linux and porting, more on MSIE 5.0 and OE5.0.2, information on Mac OS 9 compatibility update for PCI JackHammer cards, a tip for certain slow-startup problems, some product news, and some industry links.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Summary Update [6:00 PM CST]
MGL has added information about a program that allows you to edit saved Ferazel;s Wand games (why do people cheat like that? What's the point?), information on Hang2000 1.7.1, an update on Parsec, information on Fuffy 1.1.2, and an update on The Sims for Mac petition.

News Summary [10:30 AM CST]
MGL has a new Tame The Game with Mark Adams, links to a new Starsiege: Tribes 2 video, information on a MacMAME update, news on Theme Park World, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [6:30 PM CST]
IMG has some Halo information, an update on Parsec, some news form Westlake Interactive, an update on a petition for The Sims for Mac, some information on Avernum, information on Fortress for Quake 3 and Unreal Tournament, an update on Tribes 2, information on the LithTech demo, information on the release of SteelFighters 1.2.2, and a link to a Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force interview.

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