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February, 2000 Archive

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MacOS News Around The Web
Tuesday, February 29th, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

Don Crabb Tributes/Links

Top Story Links

Mac Industry Links

Mac Gaming Links

Tech Industry Links

Columns

Opinions

Opinions - Tech Related

Tips/Explanations

Reviews

Product News

Site and Column Summaries

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [7:00 PM CST]
IMG has links to a Heavy Metal 2: F.A.K.K. interview, information about Apple at the Game Developers Conference, information about a Mac game developer looking for programmers, some news from Westlake Interactive, links to a Shadowbane interview, some Starsiege: Tribes 2 information, information on a Parsec Demo, some news from Aspyr, and information about Roger Wilco 1.0a15.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Summary Update [7:00 PM CST]
MGL has added links to a chat with 3dfx Interactive's Bryan Speece, information about the Parsec Demo, and links to a Mac gaming chat.

News Summary [10:00 AM CST]
MGL has links to a gaming chat tonight, their own interview with Logicware's Bill Heineman, information on an update to Mac Roger Wilco, a new Total Annihilation Map of the Week, information on Game Doctor, links to some Mac Baldur's Gate screenshots, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Facto of the Day.

MacSpeedZone

G4 History 101 - Power Macintosh G4/400 & G4/500 Information Page
MacSpeedZone offers a definitive explanation on the differences between the various G4 models. If you are at all confused over which model has what, this is a must read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [10:00 AM CST]
MacInTouch has information on a new Apple TIL article about a Mac OS 9 Multiple Users/Energy Saver bug, information about new language releases of AirPort 1.1, information about AOL bundling and Apple, some product news, and some infustry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Monday, February 28th, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

Top Story Links

Mac Industry Links

Mac Gaming Links

Rumors

Tech Industry Links

Announcements

Columns

Opinions

Opinions - Tech Related

Humor

Tips

Reviews

Product News

Site and Column Summaries

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Summary Update [5:40 PM CST]
MGL has added information about Play By E-mail Civilization: Call to Power, infomration about a King of Dragon Pass FAQ, new information on a sale from Mac-O-Rama, and links to new Star Trek Deep Space 9: The Fallen screenshots.

News Summary [8:00 AM CST]
MGL has tips for installing UT Bonus Pack, some tips for a Quake III: Arena map, information on Madden NFL, a new Bookmark of the Week , 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 an update on Terminus, an update on Summoner, an update on Voodoo 4's expected release date, an update on Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, and information on David's Backgammon.

Applelinks

The Warp Core - A Week of Revelations and Awareness
John Martellaro waxes nostalgic as many events in his life this week stirred off memories. A very good read, as always.

The Farr Site - Giving, Going, Getting
John Farr talks about giving his PowerBook 540c to his sister. After all, he has a new iBook, and surely it should be easy to pass the PB on... A very good read as always.

Chicago Sun-Times

Computer Expert Don Crabb Dies
Roger Ebert writes a fantastic tribute to Don Crabb in the Chicago Sun-Times. If you are a fan of the late Mr. Crabb or curious about this Mac advocate that everyone i smaking a big deal about, this is the article to read.

AskTog

Apple Squandering the Advantage
Bruce Tognazzini has an excellent piece on the user interface, Aqua, and where Apple should be going. Unlike so many of the current articles on this subject, Mr. Tognazzini is actually qualified to speak on this opinion as he founded Apple's Human Interface Group. This is an excellent read (the first time we have rated a column as excellent). Thanks to Macintouch for pointing this column out to us.

Applelust

Infinite Loop 9 - The Art of War
David Schultz offers the best column of its kind yet. He applies Sun Tzu's Art of War to the Mac/PC Evangelist War. Very well written, and a very good read.

1984 Online

Official Rumour
Despite the name, this is more of an analysis than a rumor. Jake looks at the issues surrounding Apple's long rumored PDA. A very good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [8:00 AM CST]
MacInTouch has a tribute to Don Crabb, information on two new Apple TIL articles, information about new DVD software included with the G4 Power Mac, infomration about ew extensions installed in a PowerBook G3/500, information on problems with a FireWire drive, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Friday, February 25th, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

Top Story Links

Mac Industry Links

Mac Gaming Links

Tech Industry Links

Announcements

Columns

Opinions

Opinions - Tech Related

Tips

Reviews

Product News

Site and Column Summaries

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [4:40 PM CST]
IMG has information on Unreal Tournament Bonus Pack, information on a Civilization: Call to Power update, information on a total conversion for Starcraft: Brood Wars, and links to a Diablo II preview.

MacReviewZone

Bill Gates Shadow - IBM's 50 Billion Dollar Mistake - The OS/2 Story
Gary Rivlin talks abotu Microsoft and OS/2 in this week's installment of his ongoing Bill Gates biography. A very good read.

MacAddict

WebFaust - Money, Blood, and Dust
We seldom disagree with John Farr, in fact he is one of our favorite Mac writers, but in this column he talks about social responsibility and today's Internet entrepeneurs. A very good read, but one whose precepts we disagree with.

MacInTouch

News Summary [1:00 PM CST]
MacInTouch has information on iBook disk corruption reports, some information on Trojan Horse apps circulating, some information on installing FireWire cards on legacy Macs, some product news, and some industry links.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [1:00 PM CST]
MGL has information on Civilization: Call to Power 1.2b, links to the Summoner Developer's Diary at pc.ign.com, information on the Unreal Tournament Bonus Pack, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacOS News Around The Web
Thursday, February 24th, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

Top Story Links

Mac Industry Links

Mac Gaming Links

Tech Industry Links

Announcements

Columns

Opinions

Opinions - Tech Related

Humor

Tips

Reviews

Product News

Site and Column Summaries

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [4:20 PM CST]
MGL has information on a new Neverwinter Nights fan site, a review of some Altec Lansing Speakers, links to a Summoner interview with Matt Kresge, links to a Starsiege: Tribes 2 interview with Dave Meddish, information on a Mac Madden League, informationon a new column called Game Guru, informationon Last Call, information on MacBrickout 4.0.2, part 2 of "Who's Making Games for Mac OS X?," a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [4:20 PM CST]
IMG has information on World Sports Cars possibly coming to the Mac, news that Jim Black has left Apple to join NVIDA, information on the Parsec demo, and some information on Falcon 4.0.

MacOPINION

The Difference Engine - Pink Rubber Horsey Heads
Del Miller has a great story from his youth that actually illustrates a criticism he has of Aqua. This is a long column, but well worth the read. A very good read as always.

Utopia Planitia - Mister Wizard: Meet The Internet
John Martellaro dives into the nature of the Internet and the ways in which we use and assess it. As always, a very good read.

Less Tangible - Bias in the Industry
Marc Zeedar found that the Nielson company is excluding Mac users from their NetRatings and is a bit tense about it. A good read.

MacSimple

Think About It
David Schultz looks at what his happened to his local Mac User Group and why. A very good analysis of the types of changes occurring in the Mac marketplace.

MacInTouch

News Summary [7:20 AM CST]
MacInTouch has information about "a strange trick in IBM's ViaVoice 1.0.2 update," information about an Apple TIL article concerning Airport 1.1 and Keychain, information from 3COM on AirPort compatibility, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

Top Story Links

Mac Gaming Links

Tech Industry Links (MS Trial)

Tech Industry Links

Announcements

Biographies

Columns

Opinions

Opinions - Tech Related

Tips

Reviews

Product News

Site and Column Summaries

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [4:00 PM CST]
IMG has news about Aliens vs Predator, information about Mac Roger Wilco, links to a Halo First Look from 3D Action Planet, and links to a Terminus preview.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:00 AM CST]
MacInTouch has reader feedback on a letter sugegsting Apple replace Darwin with Linux, information on an Apple TIL article on FireWire booting, information on Orange Micro SCSI cards, some product news, and some industry links.

MyMac

Babes In Boyland - The Mistress of Mayhem Strikes Again
Beth Lock's evil twin sister just ordered a new Graphite iBook and she has the story. Very entertaining, and a very good read.

MacinStart

Steve Jobs: A Closer Look Part #1
Dan Cohen has a biography of Steve Jobs, starting with his youth. An interesting read, especially if you are curious about Mr. Jobs.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [4:00 PM CST]
MGL has not yet been updated today.

MacOS News Around The Web
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

Top Story Links

Mac Industry Links

Mac Gaming Links

Tech Industry Links

Announcements

Columns

Opinions

Opinions - Tech Related

Tips

Reviews

Product News

Site and Column Summaries

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [5:00 PM CST]
IMG has information on Terminus, information on an update to Quake 3 Arena, and an update on Heavy Metal F.A.K.K. 2.

FireWireWorld

The FireWire Bridge - The FireWire Cowboy
Jeffrey Questad launches his new column at FireWireWorld. Promising to be about the future of FireWire and related technologies, Mr. Questad lays out his plans. A good read.

Applelust

Infinite Loop 8 - Lemmings 2000
David. K. Schultz compares Microsoft's OS strategy to that of the lemming's approach to dealing with overpopulation. A very good read and a very good analogy.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [7:40 AM CST]
MGL has a review of Ferazel's Wand, a new Total Annihilaton Map of the Week, information the Quake III: Arena 1.16j beta release, information on Action Unreal Tournament, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

News Summary [7:40 AM CST]
MacInTouch has launched the MacInTouch Security Resources, more information on UCITA, an open letter to Apple from a reader who is asking Apple to replace Darwin with Linux, information on the new Palm IIIc, informationon AirPort 1.1, product news, and industry links.

MyMac

The Mac Factor - Gateshead: The Screenplay
Mick O'Neil has a great play that involves spoofs on Star Trek, The X-Files, Apple, Microsoft, and a few other things. A very interesting, entertaining, and funny read.

MacOS News Around The Web
Monday, February 21st, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

MACWORLD Tokyo Reports

Top Story Links

Mac Industry Links

Mac Gaming Links

Tech Industry Links

Announcements

Columns

Opinions

Opinions - Tech Related

Tips

Reviews

Product News

Site and Column Summaries

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [5:00 PM CST]
IMG has information on a Civilization: Call to Power update, news from 3dfx, information on a GameRanger update, information on a Quake III: Arena update, information on a Mega Minesweeper release, news from Thunderwizard Software, and information on a Mac Falcon 4 Mailing List.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:00 AM CST]
MacInTouch has information on UCITA, reader feedback on Orange Micro SCSI cards, and a report on the AirPort Base Station antenna, reader feedback on the Apple Store, information on Apple's Linux sites, product news and some industry links.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [9:00 AM CST]
MGL has information on a Mac Falcon 4 update, information on Mac OS X and games, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Macworld Magazine

Windows 2000, Michaels Nothing
Phillip Micahels has a great report on the Windows 2000 rollout by Microsoft, their rollerblading cheerleaders, and Chairman Bill Gates. This is a very amusing recounting of the event that we heartily recommend. A very good read.

Applelinks

The Warp Core - Universalized, Serialized, and Bussed
John Martellaro talks about his transofmration from being ADB and SCSI dependent to going with USB and FireWire. A very good read, as always.

The Farr Site - Living in a Mac Town
Only John Farr can find a connection between using Macs and the Motor Vehicle Department. Mr. Farr explores just what it means to be living in a Mac Town. A very good read as always.

TheiMac.com

iWeekend - (Malcolm) OS X T-Shirts and mistaken identity
Rodney O. Lain offers another of the kinds of pieces that gets folks riled up. This week he talks about his experience wearing an OS X t-shirt. A thought provoking and good read.

Low End Mac

Mac Musings - The Social Internet
Dan Knight deconstructs the Stanford study on "Social consequences of the Internet." Mr. Knight takes issua with the study's methodology. A good read.

MacSoldiers

Microsoft: Here We Go Again…
George Wagner sums up Microsoft's recent marketing efforts as a copy of what has come before them. Sound like a familiar strategy from Redmond? A good read.

MacOS News Around The Web
Friday, February 18th, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

MACWORLD Tokyo & New Product News, Opinions, & Links

Top Story Links

Mac Industry Links

Mac Gaming Links

Tech Industry Links

Columns

Opinions

Opinions - Tech Related

Humor

Tips

Product News

Site and Column Summaries

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [6:30 PM CST]
IMG has information on a new Quake 3 Arena release, information on Fly!2k, links to information on 3dfx's Voodoo 4 and 5, information about a game tool coming to Mac OS X, and infomration on Unreal Tournament mods.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Summary Update [3:30 PM CST]
MGL has added news about FLY! 2K, links to the Summoner Developer's Diary, links to an interview with Epic's Cliff Bleszinski, information on the release of Quake III: Arena 1.16h, and information on their own Giveaway of Skittles 2.

News Summary [6:50 AM CST]
MGL has an update on a Total Annihilation patch, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

News Summary [3:30 PM CST]
MacInTouch has an updated Macworld Tokyo special report, information on a new Mac OS 8/9 compatibility matrix from Apple, infomration on FireWire booting, information on the Mac OS 9 CD-ROM, some information on Apple Store policy regarding price protection, information on problems with Orange Micro SCSI cards, product news, and some industry links.

MacOPINION

Mac Intelligence - Is Apple in Trouble?
Philip Machanick takes a look behind the numbers of Apple's last quarter with a focus on market share and sales. A very good analysis.

osOpinion

Future Noir
David Schultz offers a great piece on future, science, technology, perceptions, and more. This is a very good read.

Applelinks

Moore's Views & Reviews - Apple's Tokyo Hardware Rollouts - Enough Steak To Match The Sizzle?
Charles Moore rounds up commentary from around the Mac web and adds in his own thoughts about Apple's new product announcements. A good read.

MacCentral

Adams' Apple - A Lesson in Etiquette
Suellen Adams of Westlake Interactive whines a bit about the remarkably lame e-mail they sometimes receive. Mrs. Adams also has some great tips for what to do, and what not to do, to get your e-mail answered. Certainly a lesson that many other e-mails writers can take to heart. :-)

MacOS News Around The Web
Thursday, February17th, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

Apple's New Product Stories, Opinions, & Links

Other MACWORLD Tokyo Links

Top Story Links

Mac Industry Links

Mac Gaming Links

Tech Industry Links

Columns

Opinions

Opinions - Tech Related

Tips

Reviews

Product News

Site and Column Summaries

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Summary Update [5:30 PM CST]
MGL has added information on a new mutator for Unreal Tournament, news that ATI Technologies has announced the purchase of ArtX, and links to new Black and White screenshots.

News Summary [3:00 PM CST]
MGL has some interesting comments from Epic Games' Tim Sweeney, some Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force information, information about Red Line Racing League, links to a preview of Mac Aliens vs. Predator, a new Bookmark of the Week, 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 news from Bungie West, news from Blizzard Entertainmentan update on Deus Ex, information on Unreal Tournament, an update on a Mac Nintendo 64 emulator, and comments from Mark and Suellen Adams.

MacInTouch

News Summary [7:10 AM CST]
MacInTouch has updated their Macworld Tokyo special report, information about an Apple TIL article on DVD software decoding, information on performance problems with a FireWire drive, information on upgrading to the new Eudora, product news, and some industry links.

MacSimple

But I digress... - Ramblers and a new disease
Dr. Tim Hillman has a new PC. Don't jump to conclusoins, it's for a book he is writing and it is a necessity, or so he says. A very good.

osOpinion

The True Secret History of the Ka-Dinka-Donka Machine
Wesley Parish relates an old parable that many of us may need to take to heart. It's all about the Ka-Dinka-Donka Machine, which we really just wanted to type again. A very good read.

Low End Mac

Mac Musings - Apple's Retail Problem
Paulo Rodrigues issues a call to arms when it comes to getting the Mac word out in the retail channel.

New PowerBook, iBook
Dan Knight offers his analysis of Apple's new portables. A good read.

MacOS News Around The Web
Wednesday, February16th, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

MACWORLD Tokyo PowerMac G4 Stories

MACWORLD Tokyo iBook Stories

MACWORLD Tokyo PowerBook Stories

MACWORLD Tokyo Other Stories

Top Story Links

Mac Gaming Links

Tech Industry Links

Announcements

Columns

Opinions

Tech Industry Opinion

Humor

Tips

Product News

Site and Column Summaries

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [3:30 PM CST]
MGL has information on the new hardware from Apple, information on a new iBook Gaming site, an update on Summoner, links to the final Diablo II Screenshot of the Week, information on a new web site for The Fallen, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [3:30 PM CST]
IMG has information on a new lawsuit by Sony against Connectix over the Virtual Game Station, information on LithTech, a report on Voodoo 5 at MACWORLD Tokyo, links to a Duke Nukem Forever preview, and information on Apple's new PowerBook.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:00 AM CST]
MacInTouch a Macworld Tokyo keynote report, information on Apple's new releases, information on a new Apple Tech Info Library article about crashes with FaxSTF, product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Tuesday, February 15th, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

Top Story Links

Mac Industry Links

Mac Gaming Links

Rumors

Tech Industry Links

Columns

Opinions

Reviews

Tips

Product News

Site and Column Summaries

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [3:10 PM CST]
MGL has links to a Dark Sector interview with Digital Extremes, a new Total Annihilation Map of the Week, information on GameRanger support in Total Annihilation, information on Kawasaki ATV: Powersports, information on new speakers from PELE Enterprises, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [3:10 PM CST]
IMG has some news on Bitboys Oy, information about Kawasaki's ATV PowerSports, information about Black and White, news from Bungie Software, and some more information on Deus Ex.

MacCentral

Ihnatko #60 - First One's Free
Andy Ihnatko has a report on X10, the technology you can use to control your house through your Mac. A good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:40 AM CST]
MacInTouch information about iBook owners reporting hard drive problems, some information on Apple Tech Exchange's terms, some SoftWindows 98 information, some information about running GNUJSP on Mac OS X Server, product news, and someindustry links.

Low End Mac

Mac Musings - Rumor or Speculation?
Dan Knight says that speculation and rumors are here to stay, but that we must keep in mind the difference between the two. A good read.

MacWeek

Mac the Knife - Double identity
Mac the Knife, or his intern Brett in actuality, has the scoop on what's coming from MACWORLD Tokyo. An entertaining and informative read.

MacOS News Around The Web
Monday, February 14th, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

Top Story Links

Mac Industry Links

Mac Gaming Links

Tech Industry Links

Columns

Opinions

Tips

Reviews

Product News

Site and Column Summaries

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [6:00 PM CST]
MGL has some tips for Unreal Tournament, some information on Heavy Metal: FAKK2, some information on Unreal Tournament maps, links to an interview with The Collective's lead level designer T. Elliot Cannon, some news about Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, a Championship Manager 99/00 update, a transcript from the Green Dragon chat, some news on Black and White, 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 some Unreal Tournament information, some new information on Neverwinter Nights, some Baldur's Gate information, links to a tar Trek title, Deep Space 9: The Fallen interview, and links to a 3dfx interview.

MacInTouch

News Summary [12:00 PM CST]
MacInTouch has a report on the Apple Technician Training, an updated FreeMac report, some runors on new products from Apple, reader feedback on a high-capacity backup analysis, product news, and some industry links.

Applelinks

The Farr Site - The Day of the Coyote
John Farr spins a tale of the outdoors in New Mexico, and to keep it Mac related he intereleaves information about using his iBook while watching the outdoors.

The Warp Core - Interpreting Apple's OS Strategy
John Martellaro examines what Apple may be saying with Aqua and what the ramification of it may be when it comes to government business. A very good read as always.

Abacus - Sugar Water
Del Miller asks whether Apple's most notable successes of the last 2 years haven't been much more than the very sugar water used to taunt John Sculley into taking the CEO job in the early 80s. A very interesting and good read.

MacOS News Around The Web
Friday, February 11th, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

Connectix Vs. Sony Related Stories

Top Stories

Mac Industry Links

Mac Gaming Links

Tech Industry News

Announcements

Columns

Opinions

Tips

Reviews

Product News

Site and Column Summaries

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [1:45 PM CST]
MGL has information about a new Mac Combat Mission fan site, information about the release of Quake 2 1.0.3, links to new WarCraft III screenshots, links to a Deus Ex interview with Bob White, some Starsiege: Tribes 2 information, news that Jason Whong has joined Green Dragon, information on the Connectix case against Sony, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [1:45 PM CST]
IMG has information on the Connectix/Sony lawsuit, information on Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, information on an update to Quake II, links to a Deus Ex interview, and some Warcraft III information.

MacInTouch

News Summary [1:45 PM CST]
MacInTouch has more reader comments in their High-Capacity Backup report, information on the distributed denial of service attacks, information about an AppleScript Trojan Horse, information about the Carbon SDK being pulled by Apple, some product news, and some industry links.

MacReviewZone

Bill Gates Shadow - Bill Gates Shadow: Learning The Names And Birthdays Of Your Competitor's Kids
This week's installment of Bill Gates Shadow tells the very interesting tale of Word Vs. Word Perfect. A very interesting read.

osOpinion

Infinite Loop 6: Appearance Verses Reality on the Mac Web
David Schultz examines appearance, reality, and how the differences affect Apple. He has some thoughts on rumors as well. A very good read.

How Apple can get its edge back
Rafael Kaufman has several ideas on ways Apple can continue to gain market share. A good read.

Low End Mac

Mac Musings - Back to the G3
Dan Knight thinks Apple is "taking it on the chin" in the MHz wars, but he has a plan to fix it. A god read.

MacOS News Around The Web
Thursday, February 10th, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

Top Story Links

Mac Industry Links

Mac Gaming Links

Announcements

Columns

Opinions

Humor

Tips

Review

Product News

Site and Column Summaries

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [3:00 PM CST]
MGL information about a new Nightfall fan site and an ew Quake II fan site, information on Rocket Arena for Unreal Tournament, some Neverwinter Nights information, some Deus Ex infomration, links to part 2 of an interview with id Software's John Carmack, some news about the Descent 3 engine, information about a Quake III: Arena Skinng Contest, links to a new WarCraft III screenshot, links to a gaming editorial, their own chat with Green Dragon Creations President Howard Shere, a new Bookmark of the Week , a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [3:00 PM CST]
IMG has links toa Warcraft III preview, information about the Descent III engine, links to a Diablo II interview, information about a Mac Top Ten Games list, and information on the WWDC.

MacInTouch

News Summary [8:00 AM CST]
MacInTouch has a report on High-Capacity Backup Drives, information on two new Apple Technical Info Library articles, reader comments on problems with QuickTime 4.1, reader comments about trouble ordering from Phase5, more reader comments on IXMicro, and product news.

MacOPINION

Utopia Planitia - The Real Reality Distortion Field?
John Martellaro once again shows why he has earned the reputation of being among the best writers on the web. This week he looks at Microsoft's incredibly lame habit of co-opting Apple's latest ideas (iMovie and kidSafe), the perils of closed systems, the manner in which the media manipulates public opinion, and how this might impact Apple's future. An awfully good read, as always.

The Difference Engine - The Internet Millennium
Del Miller looks at the way technology interacts with civilization and the way that it impacts the future. A very good read, as always.

Mac Intelligence - What's Gone Wrong with PowerPC?
Philip Machanick delves nicely into some of the issues behind the PowerPC situation at Motorola, A very good read.

Insanely Great Mac

Newer's Fate to be Decided Next Week
IGM has a detailed report on the state of Newer Technology. This is an excellent reporting job and a very good read.

Low End Mac

Mac Musings - Think Choices
Dan KNight thinks there should be somewhat more choice in Apple's product line and he has the suggestions to fill those slots. A good read.

Promoting the Macintosh
Jerry Rogers has some good ways to promote the Mac. These are some good ideas that make for a good read.

MacOS News Around The Web
Wednesday, February 9th, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

Top Story Links

Mac Industry Links

Mac Gaming Links

Tech Industry Links

Announcements

Columns

Opinions

Tips

Reviews

Product News

Site and Column Summaries

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [5:00 PM CST]
IMG has information about a Hasbro lawsuit against Macsft and their parent company GT Interactive, links to a new Halo movie, more information on Hyperios Software. an update on Wheel of Time, links to a Summoner interview, and links to an editorial on gaming graphics.

MacMilitia

Scandals, NDAs, Rumors, And The Threat of Attack...
Joey Cooper speaks up about integrity and love of the Mac in an article about other Mac sites. A good read.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [2:40 PM CST]
MGL has information on Civilization III, information on Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, information on an update to MacMAME, an update on Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, information about a HAsbro lawsuit against MacSoft and their parent company, links to a new Summoner Screenshot of the Week, links to some new video footage of Halo, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

News Summary [2:40 PM CST]
MacInTouch has information on Denial of Service attacks on the Internet, informationon new software development kits, information on a memory-related issue with some PowerBooks, information about LinuxOne, some product news, and industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Tuesday, February 8th, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

Top Story Links

Mac Indutry Links

Mac Gaming Links

Rumors

Tech Indutry Links

Interviews

Announcements

Columns

Opinion

Tips

Reviews

Product News

Site and Column Summaries

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [3:00 PM CST]
MGL has a new Total Annihilation Map of the Week, a special reader deal on Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri , links to a preview of Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, information on a new Oni mousepad fro Bungie, news about Firaxis and Sid Meir, information about John Carmack porting X Windows to Mac OS X Server, information about a new game called Panty Raider: From Here To Immaturity, an update on Codebook 4.0, information about a MGL chat with Green Dragon's Howard Shere, information on two updates from Ekim, links to an interview with Blizzard Entertainment's Bill Roper, a link to our own Wasting Time With The Idiots Column, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

News Summary [3:00 PM CST]
MacInTouch has information on Apple's new reseller programs, reader comments on Apple's new Certification program, more comments on their FaxElite review, someinformation on AirPort, information about a conflict with Media 100 card captures and Quicktime 4.1, information on Ixmicro, and some product news.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [3:00 PM CST]
IMG was last updated with new news on Monday.

MacSoldiers

Aqua: The most over analyzed interface no one’s used yet
Jon Bonner offers a goodpiece on the fact that all the columns and editorials written about Aqua are all written by people who have never used Mac OS X. A good read.

Low End Mac

A Knowledgeable Mac Bigot
This is afun piece from Kevin Thomas that chronicles his first Mac purchase of a MacIIcx for only US$3050, not counting the hard drive, RAM, or keyboard of course, to his new iMac DV SE. A fun read.

Low End Mac Gaming - Graphics and Game Play
Brian Rumsey talks about teh importance of graphics to gaming, especially as it relates to low end Macs. This is a brand new column for Low End Mac.

MacOS News Around The Web
Tuesday, February 7th, 2000

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News Summary [3:40 PM CST]
MGL has some Diablo II information, some information about Quake III: Arena, information on Unreal Tournament Bonus Pack, information about a Alpha Centauri plug-in for GameRanger, links to Starsiege: Tribes 2 interview, information on American McGee's Alice, links to an interview with John Carmack, information on IP-showcase 2.0, news that a Programmer is needed for Duke Nukem Forever, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

News Summary [3:40 PM CST]
MacInTouch has a review of FAxElite, reader feedback on OnStream's Echo30, reader commerns on Mac OS 9 Audio Update 1.3, reader information on an FTP problem with Mac clients and Windows NT, product news, and industry links.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [3:40 PM CST]
IMG has news from Hyperion Software, news from The Railgun Project, an update on Diablo II, links to a Tribes 2 intereview, links to a Q&A with Epic's Cliff Blezenski, information on Codebook 4.0, links to an interview with Warren Spector on Deus Ex, links to an interview with id Software's John Carmack, information on a new utility called IP-showcase.

Applelinks

The Warp Core - Mountains to Climb
John Martellaro uses skiing and an iBook to look into the future of computers and the Mac. This is a very good read as always.

The Farr Site - The Internet and the Pastry Hut Cafe
John Farr's Blueberry iBook continues to get airtime in his hourneys around the country. This column is about how computers sometimes bring people together in unusual ways. It's about other things too, as Mr. Farr's columns tend to do, and it is a very good read, as always.

osOPinion

Who Wants to be a Billionaire A high tech soap opera: The All New Cast
Stanislav Kelman takes a somewhat humorous look at Steve Case, Steve Ballmer, and Steve Jobs. An amusing read.

Low End Mac

The Dubious Economics of Processor Upgrades
Charles Moore asks whether upgrading the iMac is a good idea, but this piece looks into other aspects of the upgrade market. A good read.

MacOS News Around The Web
Friday, February 4th, 2000

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News Summary [2:15 PM CST]
MGL ha links to a Deus Ex interview with Warren Spector, links to a Combat Mission interview with BigTime Software, informationon the release of Star Wars Episode 1: Racer 1.01, links to the latest Summoner Developer's Diary, information on Unreal Tournament, news that id Software is looking for a level designer, links to an interview with 3dfx Interactive's Brian Burke, links to our own story on open-sourcing old Mac games, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

News Summary [2:15 PM CST]
MacInTouch has yet more letters about the Mac OS X Aqua interface, information on the iTools Terms of Service, information on Audio Update 1.3, information on Apple's Ethernet Speed and Duplex Tool, information about an Apple TIL the article explains how to create streaming MP3 files, other product news, and some industry links.

MacOPINION

Mac Skeptic - Lick This
Jeff Lewis comments on Aqua's interface. He offers sound reason on why he dislikes it. A good read.

Less Tangible - UI Death
Marc Zeedar says, among other things, that one of the finest things about Aqua is the fact that it clearly differentiates the Mac from Windows. A good read.

Applelinks

Moore's Views & Reviews - Cheerleader Or Critic?
Charles Moore deals with the issue of whether Mac journalists, him specifically, should criticize Apple. This is a good read.

MacCreator

Oh Ye Of Little Faith
Eolake Stobblehouse offers a great editorial on Apple's future, Steve Jobs, and those that complain about Apple's direction. A very good read.

MacWeek

The Darwinist - It's the drivers, stupid
Stephan Somogyi has a very infomrative piece on some important Linux on PowerPC developments. This a good read.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [2:15 PM CST]
IMG has news about Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri.

MacOS News Around The Web
Thursday, February 3rd, 2000

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News Summary [12:40 PM CST]
MGL has a new giveaway, links to an article from Westlake Interactive, a new Shareware Center column, some news from Myth Townhall, links to 15 new screenshots of Raven Software's Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, infoirmation on new games in GameRanger, news on new beta OpenGL drivers for VillageTronic graphics cards, news from Westlake, news on the Mac Unreal Tournament 405B patch, an update on Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, a new Bookmark of the Week, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [12:40 PM CST]
IMG has links to a Deus Ex preview, information on Unreal Tournament, information on Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, comments from Brad Oliver, news from Human Head, an update on Neverwinter Nights, some Summoner news and screenshots, and an updated Game Gear.

MacInTouch

News Summary [12:40 PM CST]
MacInTouch has reader feedback on the iTools terms of service, information on Mac OS 9 Audio Update 1.3, information on MRJ 2.2, rumors on AppleWorks 6, some news on FreeMac, information on Mactell, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOPINION

Utopia Planitia - Lucy Linux Returns For The Weekend
MacOPINION is back (Woooohoooo!!), and John Martellaro's first return column deals with Linux. Keep reading through the techno mumbo jumo (skip it if you have to), and get to the conclusion where Mr. Martellaro brings it back home for the Mac audience. A very good read as always.

Le MegaByte - The Current State of Shareware - Part 3 of 4
Eric Barzeski continues his series ont he current state of Mac shareware. This installment takes a fairly harsh (as in "to the point") look at pricing and its effect on the shareware community. A good read.

About This Particular Macintosh

Five Years
Mike Shields does a tribuite to his own 5 years of writing for About The Particular Macintosh. This is a good read.

MacOS News Around The Web
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2000

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News Summary [12:50 PM CST]
MGL has links to a preview of Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, some Shadowbane Realm information, links to an in-depth look at 3Dfx's VSA-100, some Summoner information, links to a new Diablo II Screenshot of the Week, links and an excerpt from a new column from Peter Cohen, information on the Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri demo, links to our own Wasting Time With The Idiots column, their on interview with A-Sharp, some news from Quarter Note, a preview of Last Call, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [12:50 PM CST]
IMG has news from yesterday at the top of their news page. Underneath that, IMG has an update on Silver, some information on Sega Swirl, an update on Railgun Project, some RUNE information, some Neverwinter Nights news, information on Oni's release date, an update on UT Rocket Arena, links to a Summoner interview, information about some petition efforts by DemandMac, information about a fix to Mac Traitor's Gate, an update on Logicware, and an update to Game Gear.

MacInTouch

News Summary [12:50 PM CST]
MacInTouch has commentary on iTools terms of service, more information on sharing Epson printers, information on the release of AirPort 1.1, reader comments about Apple and MIDI support, product news, and industry links.

About This Particular Macintosh

Why Jason Needs A Pismo
Christopher Turner criticizes three Mac sites for hyping the release of Pismo at MACWORLD Expo in January (which did not happen) and dampening saled of the current PowerBook. Mr. Turner should include our own Back Page column for doing the same thing.

MacOS News Around The Web
Tuesday. February 1st, 2000

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Summary Update [5:00 PM CST]
MGL has added information on the Heavy Metal: FAKK2 soundtrack, and links to some Diablo II information.

News Summary [5:00 PM CST]
MGL has links to a Neverwinter Nights mini-interview with Trent Oster, links to a preview of Halo, links to a Starsiege: Tribes 2 interview with Nels Bruckner, links to a Summoner interview with Dave Baranec, their own review of Unreal Tournament for the Mac, information on a petition for Rogue Spear for the Mac, links to a new Total Annihilation Map of the Week, their own Erica's Soapbox: Top 10 Sleepers of 1999, information about the simultaneous release of next Quake III: Arena update, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [5:00 PM CST]
IMG has information about RUNE, some information on 3D technology that may be coming to the Mac, information about a new game called Second Genesis, and information on the release of Point Release for Quake III: Arena.

MacWeek

Mac the Knife - Into the void
Brett The Intern is subbing for Mac the Knife today (you have to love the running stories from this column). In any event, they have news on Pismo (Apple's next PowerBook), rumors on the Apple branded Palm unit, information on Adobe, and some mews about a possible e-commerce solution to ship with Mac OS X.

Applelinks

Abacus - The Macintosh Web and the Motorcycle Salute
Del Miller offers a great look into the current Mac web community and where we may be heading. This is a very good read.

Right On Mac!

Secret Office Guy - It's just one big bowl of Microsoft soup
The Secret Office Guy has tales from the work place from many Mac users. These stories illustrate the real world insanities associated with companies who go the Windows route. A good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [1:30 pM CST]
MacInTouch more reader feedback on Apple's Aqua interface, information on sharing Epson printers, information on "bloated PDF files saved from Acrobat 4," information on SaveOMS.org, some interesting news about a prtotype Apple Store, information about a UDF gathering called Plugfest 2, product news, and a couple of industry links.

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