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June, 2000 Archive

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MacOS News Around The Web
Friday, June 30th, 2000

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MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [3:30 PM CST]
MGL has links to a Deus Ex interviews with Ion Storm, links to an Elite Force interview with Brian Pelletier, links to information on the Tropico Designer Diary, links to the Summoner Developer's Diary Chapter 21, a new Custer's Corner, information about the Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation Demo, information about a Terminus plug-in for GameRanger, information about Terminus 1.3, 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 some Clusterball informaiton, information on Summoner, links to some Tribes 2 screen shots, some Mac Deus Ex information, news from MacGameFiles, information about a new gaming forum, links to an Unreal Fortress interview, some Tropico information, links to a Black and White Hands-on, and information about the Sony/Connectix lawsuit, information about Terminus 1.3.

MacInTouch

News Summary [3:30 PM CST]
MacInTouch has reader information on a problem with Archos' MiniCDRW drive, information about a Palm DRAM defect, reader information on a PowerBook sleep problem, some updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

C-Net

Reports spread of new iMacs coming out next month
MACWORLD Expo is three weeks away, let the rumors begin. C-Net does a roundup of what analysts are saying Apple will be doing at the show. A good read.

Leaks and geeks: International espionage goes high-tech
C-Net reports on the nature of modern tech industry espionage. A good read.

Upside Today

Microsoft the conqueror
Richard Brandt, one of our favorite columnists at Upside Today, offers a report on a former Microsoft developer and his new company, WildTangent. What's spiffy about the report is that this developer confirms that Microsoft purposely broke Real's products. A very good read.

The verdict: UpsideToday vs. Scott McNealy's mouth
We like Sun CEO Scott MCNEaly, but this piece takes some very funny, and somewhat deserved, comments on the man and his anti-Microsoft antics. An amusing read.

Salon

Microsoft's .Net: Visionary or vaporware?
Scott Rosenberg shares our dim view of Microsoft's vision of the computing future, their so-called ".Net" strategy. This piece not only belittles the service, it wxplains it. A very good read.

Low End Mac

Mac Musings: Journalism and the Mac Web
Dan Knight adds his public thoughts to the ongoing debate stirred when Adobe sued MacNN for publishing "Trade Secrets." A very good read, though somewhat long.

MacOS News Around The Web
Thursday, June 29th, 2000

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Sharky Extreme

NVIDIA GeForce2MX Guide
Sharky Extreme is among the most respected technical sites in the PC world. This report has information on the GeFore2MX from NVIDIA that is coming to the Mac. A good read.

Applelust

The Power of the Purse and Free Spech:
HR 4577

Not read enough heavy stuff lately? David Schultz jumps into the latest attack on free speech from the US congress with an explanation of some House and Seante bills, as well as a walk through some of the philosophical issues. A very good read.

MacReviewZone

Bill Gates Shadow - "....while Sun loves Windows NT machines, we're always careful not to swallow 'em after they come out of the cereal box."
Gary Rivlin's latest installment of his series on Microsoft and Bill Gates shows how Scot McNealy of Sun has turned his company's battle with Microsoft into a personal issue. A very good read, and insightful.

Wired

A New Income Source for Geeks
Wired reports on the state of ditributed processing, including information about paid distributed processing and other new developments. A very good read.

Michael Munger

Deplorable Mac Journalism? Excuse me?
Michael Munger counters a recent editorial from Wes George attacking his stance on journalism. A good read.

Macworld Magazine

The Vision Thing - Viva Benchmark Testing!
Andrew Gore explains Macworld's new benchmarking paradigm, and based on this explanation, we think it's great. A very good read.

I'm Still With Stupid
Mathew Honan offers his thoughts on Apple forcing AdCritic.com to take down Apple's commercials. An amusing read, but very good thoughts: a very good read.

San Francisco Chronicle

Ellison: Oracle did its 'civic duty' by investigating Microsoft allies
The soap opera involving Oracle having hired the investigators that uncovered Microsoft's financial backing of "independent non-profits" that supported the company continues with this reports about a press conference Oracle held. Included are commnts from Microsoft.

MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [12:00 PM CST]
MGL has news from Gathering of Developers, links to a new screenshots of 4x4 Evolution, information on a Mac version of Heavy Metal: FAKK2, information on the Mac-compatible GeForce2 MX announcment from NVIDIA, links to a new World War II Online movie, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [12:00 PM CST]
IMG has information on the Mac-compatible GeForce2 MX announcment from NVIDIA, news from Gathering of Developers, information on Voyager: Elite Force, some 3dfx news, links to some Oni previews, information on Mac Deus Ex, links to some Red Faction screen shots, and some interesting news about Bungie's next game.

MacInTouch

News Summary [12:00 PM CST]
MacInTouch has a report on Palm, Handheld and Wireless Computing, news on Opera, information on some discounted iMacs, a reader tip on recovering from FireWire problems, reader comments on Palm problems, some product news, some updated reports, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Wednesday, June 28th, 2000

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osOpinion

Free market wins in Federal Court!
James K. Glassman offers his thoguhts on a recent appeals court ruling regarding the granting of bandwidths from the have's to the have-not's. Hear hear Mr. Glassman! A good read.

Salon

Don't tweak the geeks!
Eric Raymond, the open source advocate who recently presented a keynote at MacHack 2000, defends against a feature in e New York Times that characterized the hacker community in a negative light. Mr. Raymond mentions his MacHack experiences in this piece. A very good read.

MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [2:40 PM CST]
MGL has information on the release of Terminus and an immediate patch, information on a Baldur's Gate special, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [2:40 PM CST]
IMG has news that Duke Nukem Forever is coming to the Mac, links to a Heavy Metal F.A.K.K. 2 preview, information on 4x4 Evlolution, some Diablo II information, information on Tread 3D for Mac, links to a B&W preview, information on Marathon Arena, links to a Diablo II preview, links to a Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force interview, and information on some Halo Concept Art.

Low End Mac

Rumor Mill - Apple Going Back to the Future
Anne Onymus has a "story" about Apple's grand plan to bring back the Apple ][. A very entertaining read.

Register UK

Spying on MS - yes, it's the Man from Oracle
We have mentioned the company that was trying to buy Microsoft's trash, but it appears that this company was hired by Oracle! Doh! A good read.

Judge refuses to rule on Mitnick's probation status
The Register UK reports on the ongoing persecution of Kevin Mitnick, the infamous former-child-hacker who has been barred from doing anything whatsoever with computers. This piece deals with Mr. Mitnick's probation officer prohibiting him from writing a computer column. A very good read.

San Francisco Chronicle

Oracle hired detectives to investigate Microsoft's allies
The San Francisco Chronicle offers more details in the story abour Oracle hiring the company that was spying on Microsoft. A very good read.

Applelust

The Wild Wild Web
Roger Born comapres the Mac Web community to an old "Wild West" town. Mr. Born has a lot of observations about the way we react, and though long, this is a good rread.

MacInTouch

News Summary [11:00 AM CST]
MacInTouch has a report on PC Expo 2000, reader comments on new Mac products at CompUSA, reader comments on a rash of burglaries at a Mac chain, some product news, some updated reports, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Tuesday, June 27th, 2000

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ZDNet

Localization leaves Apple behind
Yuji Tai writes an opinion piece from Japan that talks about him including some Windows coverage in addition to his Mac coverage. It seems he thinks Windows 2000 isn't as bad as he feared. He also quotes someone who says that Lara Croft is too manly looking for the Japanese market! A good, and interesting read.

MacWeek

The Mac's 'interface obsession'
David Read reports on the MacHack 2000 Developer's Conference and one of their keynote speakers, open-source Linux guru Eric S. Raymond. Mr. Raymond has some very poignant things to say and this is a very good read.

MacCentral

AdCritic.com forced to pull Apple spots
MacCentral reports on a move by Apple to force AdCritic.com to remove all of their Apple commercials they were hosting. Seems another bizarre move to us, and the story is a very good read.

C-Net

Dell preps notebooks-to-go, founds wireless division
C-Net reports on new laptops from Dell that come equipped with wireless networking. This reports talks about the struggle between Apple and Dell in the education market in relation to wireless networking. A good read.

Upside Today

Microsoft- Image Matters?
This piece deals with whether or not Microsoft can be brought down by other businesses. Interesting analogies and good analysis make this a very good read.

Microsoft connects us all
Wanna puke? Read this piece. Upside Today publishes comments from pinhead readers who think that Microsoft deserves a better shake. Mindless ignorant morons to be sure. An infuriating read.

MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [3:00 PM CST]
MGL has some links to new screenshots of Red Faction, information about Harvest Moon Gold for Mac, links to a review of Return to Castle Wolfenstein, information about the release of BlockForge 1.1.0, news from the Rune Developer's Diary, information about the Doom soundtrack, links to a 4th of July sale on PELE speakers, links to a WarBirds III interview with Jay Littman, 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 some Diablo II news, information about the Doom soundtrack, some Quake 3 Fortress information, information about iConcentration 1.1, some Red Faction information, information about Tread 3D for Mac, information about a new Ares/Hera beta, links to an article on Diablo, links to some Voyager: Elite Force information, and links to a RUNE preview.

MacInTouch

News Summary [3:00 PM CST]
MacInTouch has reader comments on Mac OS 9 memory usage, links to a paper on Integrating Unix and Mac OS, links to information on Frontier Carbon for Mac OS X, information on an offer from Digital Origin, some updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Monday, June 26th, 2000

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Low End Mac

Mac Musings - A Small Mac Victory
This is a follow up piece to a great Mac success story to which we linked many weeks ago. You have to get to the bottom of the article to get to the followup, but the read is worth it.

MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [2:10 PM CST]
MGL has an update on The Sims for Mac, news ont he release of Blazer 1.2, some Combat Mission news, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [2:10 PM CST]
IMG has some 4x4 Evolution information, information on Combat Mission, some information from the Rune developers' diary, links to a Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force interview, links to a preview of Simon the Sorcerer 3D, an update on The Sims, links to new RealMyst and Myst III: Exile screenshots, links to a Myth III interview, news from MacSoft, some Myth 2 news, links to a Tropico interview. and information about Target Quake.

MacInTouch

News Summary [2:10 PM CST]
MacInTouch has reader comments on Casady and Greene's SoundJam 2.1.1, reader comments on memory use by Mac OS 9, some product news, and some industry links.

Applelinks

The Warp Core - The Case of The Googolplex Smackdown
John Martellaro offers some fiction with clear parallels to the Adobe/MacNN lawsuit. This is a very good read.

The Farr Site - Going Native
John Farr talks a little about how dirty his 8600 has gotten, but the real point of this column is to talk about life in New Mexico. A very entertaining read.

Macworld Magazine

Ihnatko Among the Hackers: Day 2
Andy Ihnatko offers a great report on MacHack, the developer conference held in Michigan last week. He covers hardware, software, Mac OS X, and lots of other issues. It's a very good read.

Insanely Great Mac

Best Hacks From MacHack
IGM offers a report on the Top 5 hacks from MacHack. A very good read.

MacCreator

Soulless Monsters
Eolake Stobblehouse looks at the nature of Apple's Corporate Soul and ties it to Steve Jobs. A well reasoned, thought provoking piece, and a very good read.

BareFeats

The VST Ultra ATA/66 controller ROCKS!
BareFeats posts a shootout between SCSI-2 and a new ATA controller from VST. The results may surprise you as the ATA controller smokes. A good read for techies.

Register UK

Intel: an apology
Not really an apologi at all, but an attempt to placate Intel's CEO, sort of. We include it in the summary because it is a funny read.

San Francisco Chronicle

Reel Bummer
The San Francisco Chronicle offers the story of Reel.com, the online movie retailer that recently collapsed. This is an interesting tale.

MacOS News Around The Web
Friday, June 23rd, 2000

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MacGamer's Ledge

Summary Update [5:00 PM CST]
MGL has added links to a Shadowbane interview with Sean Dahlberg, links to a transcrips of a Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force chat, information on WaterRace, information on a Quake III: Arena map, links to a Tropico interview with Franz J. Felsl, and information from Westlake on Mac Unreal Tournament 421.

News Summary [11:00 AM CST]
MGL has a new Custer's Corner, information from the Summoner Developer's Diary, information on Oni Source, information about Thunder Dome: Shock Therapy, links to a preview of Escape Velocity 3, 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 on WaterRace, links to a Voodoo 5 article, some RUNE information, information about a new patch for Unreal Tournament, news from the Summoner Diary, information about Unreal Tournament StrikeForce, news from Bungie Sightings.org, information about the release of Thunder Dome: Shock Therapy, and news from 3dfx.

MacAddict

iBrotha - Does OS X preview Apple's future product line?
Rodney O. Lain looks at possible future porducts by looking at Apple itself. He looks at industrial design and OS X as precursors to what may be, and his analysis is strong. A very good read.

MacOPINION

Macintelligence - Who Pays These People to Say These Things?
Philip Machanick talks about just how poor most Windows software is and asks, somewhat rhetorically, just how much reviewers are paid to say nice things about it. A very good read.

MacReviewZone

DNA From The Mac Gene Pool - Translucent Paper Clips and Detachable Monitors
This piece is a collection of suggestions for improvements to the iMac and PowerMac G4. Normally reader feedback may not be that interesting to all tha tmany folks, but this is a very good read with lots of great (and some humorous suggestions).

Insanely Great Mac

Adobe's CEO takes on Mac developers
Insanely Great Mac offers an excellent report on Adobe CEO John Warnock's keynote speech at MacHAck 2000. Mr. Warnock, among the most important figures in the early Mac's success has a lot of things to say. A very good read.

Salon

Microsoft's brave new dot-net world
This is somewhat another scathing indictment of Microsoft's new .Net service as something that is not wanted, needed, or innovative. It also includes a little blurb about Marc Andreeson fawning at MS's feet. A very good read.

CNN

Microsoft trash caper widens
This report from CNN details ongoing issues surrounding a group trying to buy the trash from pro-Microsoft groups in order to find dirt against the company. A very interesting story.

Register UK

Kenwood boffins crack MP3 quality block
The Register UK offers a report from Japan that Kenwood has unlocked the secret to making MP3s sound as good as a CD. A very interesting development for the music entertainment industry and a good read.

MacWeek

The Network Manager: Mac OS X on the network
John C. Welch takes us on a tour of all the benefits that Mac OS X will bring to system Administrators. Well written and informative, this is a good read.

Upside Today

Microsoft: Once again, not the pioneer
Upside Today calls a spade a spade by looking at Microsoft's latest net initative and seeing nothign new. A good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [11:00 AM CST]
MacInTouch has links to Padgett's AntiVirus Page, a reader tip for adding USB to Power Computing systems, reader comments on SoundJam 2.1.1, reader comments on APC, reader information on "Mac marginalization in Harris polling," some updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Thursday, June 22nd, 2000

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MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [11:00 AM CST]
MGL has information about an online chat with game developers, comments from our friend David Wareing (the creator of Mars Rising and Deimos Rising) about his latest game and programming for the Mac OS, links to a preview of Volition's Summoner, information about MacMAME. Version 0.37b4, some Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force information, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [11:00 AM CST]
IMG has information about the creation of Bunch Media, information about a Halo petition, information on RUNE, information about the History of MYST, some Oni information from Gathering of Developers, some Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force information, links to some Tribes 2 information, some Soldier of Fortune information, and some Gloomveil information.

Salon

Do-it-yourself giant brains!
Part histroy lesson and part tribute to the spirit that inhabits many programmers, this piece is a very good read.

ZDNet

Bungie's Mac ties
Matthew Rothenberg answers PC bigots who suggest that no one should care that Microsoft may cancel Mac development of Halo. A very good read.

Xtra

Electronic Circuit Mimics Brain Activity
This falls under the cool tech news category. Xtra reports on some work being done at MIT dealing with emulating electronically the way our brains operate. A very good read.

Macworld Magazine

"It is possible to make cash and 'do the right thing.'"
This editorial by Chris Breen tells us all to get over the Microsoft/Bungie deal. Mr. Breen says it's business and that we need to deal with it. Sound advice indeed, a good read.

MacCentral

Mac game makers form Bunch Media
Peter Cohen offers a report and interview with Bunch Media/Jason Whong. Bunch Media is a new Mac gaming consortium comprised of 5 small Mac only or Mac-first development houses. A very good read.

Low End Mac

Things Macintosh - Politically Correct Mac OS
Go Rodney. Rodney O. Lain takes us to a media event from Steve Jobs where he unveils Mac OS PC. A very funny read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [11:00 AM CST]
MacInTouch has reader information on dealing with problems with Intellimouse, information about the P3P initiative, some updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Wednesday, June 21st, 2000

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Microsoft/Bungie Links

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Software Links

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MacGamer's Ledge

Summary Update [4:50 PM CST]
MGL has added links to a preview of Human Head's Rune, some NVIDIA information, and a new Total Annihilation Map of the Week.

News Summary [10:10 AM CST]
MGL has some Red Faction information, a report called Green Dragon Creations on its relationship with Access Software, information on NVIDIA and Apple, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [4:50 PM CST]
IMG has links to a new EV3 Screenshot, links to a Warcraft III preview, links to a Deus Ex preview, links to a Tribes 2 preview, links to an article on ngStats, links to a history of id Software, some Summoner information, some information on S.W.A.T., and links to a great column on MACWORLD at MacCentral.

MacReviewZone

Bill Gates Shadow - At Microsoft they "eat their own dog food"
Gary Rivlin's ongoing series on Microsoft and Bill Gates takes a look at how Microsoft uses their own crappy NT products to (poorly) do the jobs that they want others to do with it, and doggedly work to improve the products. He also has some information on how they will then try and buy the shelf space and support that they can not otherwise earn. A very good read.

Salon

Technology Log - Stop the Web!
We wish this was a joke story, but alas it is not. Salon covers British Telecom's claim to own a patent that covers hyperlinks and they want to collect on it. A very good read.

Low End Mac

Things Macintosh - Politically Correct Mac OS
Go Rodney. Rodney O. Lain takes us to a media event from Steve Jobs where he unveils Mac OS PC. A very funny read.

Ars Technica

Mac OS X Q & A
Ars Technica has consistantly had the best technical examinations/explanations of Mac OS X. This story actually answers the most common questions they have gotten in response to those earlier articles. A very good read if you are interested in OS X.

MacCentral

Macworld Expo to have game content, but no championship
Go Peter Cohen! Mr. Cohen has a report on the state of Mac gaming at MACWORLD Expo New York that stemmed from reports that the gaming area was no longer there. He has the reasons behind the changes, the sad state of what is happneing, and some interviews. A very good report and a good read.

San Francsico Chronicle

Record Industry Told to Eject CDs for MP3
The San Francisco Chronicle offers a report on the keynote address from the CEO of MP3.com who said the RIAA needs to change its approach towards selling music. A good reaport for those interested in the MP3 Industry.

Fremont Student Nets $12 Million on Game Review Site
This is not a Mac related story, but it is the story of a hard working young man who just sold his gaming site for US$12 million, and that's always something we find interesting. A good read.

Macworld UK

Berners-Lee slams Net meddlers
Tim Berbers-Lee is the man who may be most singularly responsible for you being able to read this summary. This story from Macworld UK offers a brief report on Mr. Berners-Lee's address to the GovTech 2000 in which he said the government needs to get out of the Internet and stadards need to be adopted. A good read.

MacGamer's Ledge

Green Dragon Creations on its relationship with Access Software
MGL has another report on working with Access, a company that was boght by Microsoft in a similar fashion as Bungie. YEsterday's story on this had a very negatvie spin, while this report from an outside person is very positive. A good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [10:10 AM CST]
MacInTouch has reader information on the Ecrix VXA-1 tape drive, reader information on Apple's Firmware 2.4 update, links to a full headers tutorial, some product news, a couple of updated reports, and some indistry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Tuesday, June 20th, 2000

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MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [5:40 PM CST]
MGL has a a sad letter from an employee at another company that was bought by Microsoft, links to a preview of PopTop's Tropico, information on Chronicle of Ekan 1.0.1, links to a Deus Ex interview with Harvey Smith, links to a Sneak Peek of The Sims: Livin' Large, links to several sites with Bungie commenatary, an update on Mac Baldur's Gate, 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 links to the Simon 3D Diary, links to a Diablo II interview, links to a Tribes 2 preview, information on a Deus Ex Expansion Pack, and links to some Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force screen shots.

MacOS Daily

The Event Horizon - A Fire On The Internet
John Martellaro writes his 2nd piece on how the Internet worked well for people dealing with a forest fire in Colorado while the TV failed them. A very good read.

osOpinion

MP3s, The People and "Da Man"
James Huston sounds off on the MP3/Napster debate with some intelligent commentary. He looks at some of the arguments used by would be music pirates and answers those arguments. Not for the secondhanders, however this piece is a good read.

Applelinks

Absurd Notion Special - Microsoft Buys Bungie, Applelinks Editor Eats Dumplings
Kirk Hiner offers one of the best editorials on the Microsoft/Bungie deal that we have yet read. Poignant and honest, this is a very good read.

The MacJunkie

Bungie's Great Leap Forward
James Kilvo has some sober comments about Bungie that many Bungie fans should heed. A good read.

MacCentral

Bungie CEO discusses Microsoft acquisition
Peter Cohen spoke with Peter Tamte and Alexander Seropian of Bungie Software about their Microsoft buyout. This story has some answers to some people's questions, but it also has more of the frankness that has characterized much of Mr. Seropian's approach to dealing with the nature of Microsoft. A very good read.

Salon

Game over:
This report on Looking Glass is more about the PC gaming industry, but one whose shadow will be felt by the Mac gaming market as well. Centered around the destruction of Looking Glass, the article looks at how quality is often passed over. A very good read.

MacWeek

Moving To OS X - The Classic environment
Stephen Neale continues his tour of Mac OS X with a close look at the "Classic Environment" or the part of Mac OS X that will ook like our current Mac OS and run its applications. A good read for people interested in Apple's next generation OS.

MacInTouch

News Summary [10:30 AM CST]
MacInTouch has reader information on Microsoft macro virus mechanisms, some updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Monday, June 19th, 2000

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MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [4:00 PM CST]
MGL has links to an interview with Bungie CEO Alex Seropian, information on the Terminus demo, full details on Microsoft acquisition of Bungie Software, information on SWAT Beta 1.1 for Unreal Tournament, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [4:00 PM CST]
IMG has information and commentary on Microsoft buying Bungie, links to a Tribes 2 Interview, details on the Bungie Letter, news that the Macworld Expo Gaming Area has been elimintaed, links to a Tropico preview, information about a Deus Ex author releasing a book and liks to a Deus Ex interview, links to a Dark Zion interview, links to two New Unreal Tourney Mods, and information about an Aliens versus Predator sequel.

The Screaming Banana

An Interview With Alex And Jason
This interview proves that Alex Seropian and Jason Jones of Bungie Software are actually Windows-run robots... A very funny read.

Low End Mac

Mac Musings - Web Publishing Ethics
Dan Knioght offers a thoughtful perspecitive and analysis on ethics and the Web. He explores serveral aspects of this topic, and it is a very good read.

Miscellaneous Ramblings - Mac Software Not "as Pathetic as It Could Be,"
Charles Moore takes our own Micahel Munger to task fro suggesting that Mac software is in bad shape (a stance from a recent column). A very good read.

The Daily Radar

Bungie and Microsoft
This is an interview with Jason Jones of Bungie Software about the Microsoft buyout. Full of lots of information, this is also a good read for those interested in seeing if Mr. Jones's attitude has been changed so far. A very good read.

osOpinion

Billigan's Trial Episode #1
Bert Garcia offers a parody of the Micirisot antitrust trial in the form of parody on Gilligan's Island. How can you lose? A very entertaining read.

Applelust

A Mac Web Code of Ethics: Foundations
David Schults suggests the Mac Web needs a code of ethics to guide us. He backs this up with a real-life story from a hospital and his usual excellent reasoning. A very good read.

Applelinks

The Warp Core - The Return of The Blipverts
John Martellaro sheens down memory lane to the premier episode of Max Headroom to paint a picture of current TV, Internet, and computing industry practices. Mr. Martellaro's point is well reasoned and deliberate, a very good read.

The Farr Site - Comandante Karma & The Spawn of Satan
John H. Farr has had a visit from Commandante Karma, always an interesting experience. C.K. and Mr. Farr have it out in this interesting and very good read.

Register UK

Enemies of MS in plot to burgle supporters. Not
The Register UK reports on some weird corporate espionage going on between MS and some of its competitors/enemies. Interesting.

Macworld Magazine

When A Gamer Meets A Gamer Coding Through The Night
Christopher Breen takes us through some of the background processes involved in getting a Mac game to market. He talks to a Mac-only developer, a Mac porting house, a Mac publisher, and a beta testing company. A very good read.

Architosh

NY Expo tales & tidbits: high-tech users and Mac OS X
Architosh has a report that includes information on some large companies testing Maya on Mac OS X. We found this to be very interesting.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:00 AM CST]
MacInTouch has reader information on PowerBooks and FireWire problems, some reader information on Epson printer problems, reader comments on the LPR/LPD printing protocol, information on Microsoft buying Bungie, some updated reports, product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Friday, June 16th, 2000

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Inside Mac Games

News Summary [2:00 PM CST]
IMG has information on Baldur's Gate, information on Mac RUNE, some Heavy Metal F.A.K.K. 2 information, links to a Quake 3 Team Arena preview, and links to an Unreal Fortress interview.

MacInTouch

News Summary [2:00 PM CST]
MacInTouch has a reader mini-review of the Archos MiniCDRW, reader information about an MS Word macro virus, a reader FireWire recovery trick, information about Eric Yang's Aqua Mozilla project, a couple of updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

ClanMacGaming

Microsoft and Bungie: Inside the Belly of the Beast
Joel Page offers soem cogent comments and sound analysis of the rumors that Microsoft is buying Bungie. A very good read.

Applelinks

Comments - We Thought We'd Never See This
We are summarizing this piece not so much for the brilliant commentary (it is not that kind of piece) but because of what John F. Farr found to comment about. We highly encourage you to read this piece!

Upside Today

Richard's Y2K predictions revisited
This humorous piece by Richard L. Brandt looks at his New Year's predictions from 1999 because several of them have come to pass. Fairly funny, and there is a prediction involving Steve Jobs and Apple. A very good read.

ZDNet

Microsoft's pathological need to control everything
This piece by Deborah Gage is really more about Java than Microsoft, but it deals with Microsoft's repeated attempts to obfuscate the truth about Java and its own technologies. A very good read.

Ballmer: The next Howard Stern?
Mary Jo Foley offers up a daydream where Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates realize "the jig is up" and go their separate ways. Very amusing and a mention of Apple too. A very good read.

Nando Times

Forbes: Bill Gates remains atop wealthiest list, but gap narrows
Almost everyone enjoys seeing who tops this list of billionaires. A very good read.

MacWeek

The Network Manager: A two-paned window called Microsoft
John C. Welch examines some interesting possibilities involving Microsoft being broken up, centering around the way Windows apps are developed by Microsoft itself. A good read.

MacSpeedZone

The Mac/Windows Rosetta Stone: Sherlock Runs Rings Around Windows Find Command
MacSpeedZone examines the differences between the PC Find feature and the Mac OS's Sherlock. A good read.

Architosh

Time to react: Is Microsoft the economy?
Anthony Frausto-Robledo is a bit tense about Microsoft's claims that hurting them hurts the US economy. A good read.

Salon

Hush, little PC
Robert Bryce asks why PC manufacturers can't make a quiet PC when Apple can (hint to the author: The Pentium line is too damned hot). Though Mr. Bryce decides that the iMac is too expensive for him to make the switch, this is still a good article and a very good read.

Low End Mac

Mac Musings - Should Apple Use the New G3?
Dan Knight digs into the nitty-gritty when looking at IBM's new PowerPC processors. A very informative and good read.

MacGamer's Ledge

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

MacOS News Around The Web
Thursday, June 15th, 2000

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MacGamer's Ledge

Summary Update [5:00 PM CST]
MGL has added information about Mac Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, links to a sneak peek of WarCraft III, information about an Alien Crossfire Demo, some Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force information, some Blood and Thunder information, information about Combat Mission: Beyond Overlord, and some news from EverGlide.

News Summary [12:00 PM CST]
MGL has their own Sneak Peek of Shadowbane, information on system requirements for The Sims and Deus Ex, links to part 2 of a Deus Ex interview with Harvey Smith, some Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force information, links to the E3 Halo trailer, information about the Diablo 1.08 update, some Summoner information, 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 on Combat Mission, information about a demo for Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire, information on Firefall, information about Red Faction Mac editing, some Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force news, and links to a Witchboy Interview.

Applelinks

News Commentary - Whatever The Courts Rule, The Traditional Music Business Model Is Dead
Charles Moore offers his thoughts on the MP3/Napster debate as it relates to another piece from Time Magazine. A good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [12:00 PM CST]
MacInTouch has information on Office 2001 for the Mac, reader information on a FireWire problem with PowerBooks, reader information about Apple's USB Printer Sharing, reader information about a Microsoft Office macro virus, some product news, and some industry links.

Low End Mac

Virtuality - Adobe and Law & Order on the Mac Web
David Schultz challenges the ethics of MacNN-AppleInsider, and all other Mac publications too. A very good read.

MacWeek

IBM discusses new G3 chips
MacWeek has a report from a presentation by IBM concerning the 750 cx and 750 cxe PowerPC chips. Interesting, though somewhat technical, a good read.

Plunging into Aqua
Stephen Beale continues his look ay Mac OS X with Part 2, which explores Aqua. A good read.

Macworld Magazine

The Vision Thing
Andrew Gore talks about gadgets and PDAs. His context is James Bond. A very good read.

ZDNet

Coop's Corner: Why Napster matters
Charles Cooper offers some intelligent commentary on Napster and recording industry. A very good read.

Forbes

Electronic Arts' game theory
Forbes offers an interesting report on Electronic Arts, the gaming company. Not Mac related, but EA does have Mac titles. A very good read.

Applelust

Going After Spammers: H.R. 3024: "The Netizen's Protection Act of 1999."
David Schultz reports on a anti-SPAM bill sheening through congress. This is part of a new section at Applelust dealing with privacy. A very good read.

Salon

Name that software giant!
Tee hee hee. Salon looks at some of the domains registered by Microsoft in the last few months and asks if it portends possible names for the company in the case of a breakup. A very good read.

MacOS News Around The Web
Wednesday, June 14th, 2000

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Inside Mac Games

News Summary [7:00 PM CST]
IMG has information about a Terminus Demo, news about Mac ATI RADEON, information about DOOM Legacy, some news about 3dfx, information about a Mac Deus Ex Demo, links to some new Myst3D Screenshots, links to some Raven informaiton, links to an Elite Force Preview, and links to a Neverwinter Nights interview.

MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [7:00 PM CST]
MGL has has information about the release of Combat Mission, information about a 4-port USB hub, links to an overview of Tribes 2 features, information about Boeing 737-500 for FLY!, links to a Neverwinter Nights interview with Scott Greig, links to an interview with Digital Extremes' Mike Bastien, links to screenshots from realMYST, information about a demo of Deus Ex for the Mac, their own talk with Westlake Interactive's Phil Sulak, information about the Mac Game Database, links to a preview of Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, information about a new version of Harpoon3, information about Mac Fighter Squadron, information abou a five-part report on violence in games, information about a Mac Diablo 2 Clan, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

News Summary [7:00 PM CST]
MacInTouch has information about Apple QuickTime DV codecs, information about Apple and Java, reader information about a bug that ruins DVD-RAM cartridges, information about an Apple TIL concerning LPR printing, reader information about printer-sharing, reader information about AirPort 1.2, some product news, and some industry links.

Applelinks

Good EvangeList Story to Report
APplelinks brings us the tale of a fallen PC consultant pinhead and a couple of new Macs in a PC company. A VERY good read.

The Warp Core - The Case of The WWDC Murder
Another exercise in fiction from our favorite Mac columnist, John Martellaro. In this story, a private eye is brought on by Steve Jobs (or "Stevie") to figure out who killed a programmer at The WWDC by replacing his Mountain Dew with Sprite. A very good and entertaining read.

ZDNet

Is the thrill gone for the computer scene?
John Dvorak tips his hat to Apple's effect on the computer industry in the area of design. A good read.

AnchorDesk

Coop's Corner: The enemy of my enemy is my friend
Charles Cooper offers an analysis of the Real Networks/Apple computer agreement announced this week. Mr. Cooper suggests that this was a great move by both companies and backs it up with some sound reasoning. A very good read.

About This Particular Macintosh

Shopping
ATPM offers a report from different parts of the globe on the state of Mac shopping. A very good read.

Salon

Courtney Love does the math
Cortney Love talks about piracy and the recording industry, and she offers some math on the issue. Ms. Love suggests that it is the recording industry itself that is criminal and she offers a powerful, empassioned, and intelligent argument. A very good read.

osOpinion

Response to Microsoft Retiring NT 4 Certifications
Doug Chick follows up on earlier piees about Microsoft retiring "certifiaction" for Windows NT 4. This is an amazingly evil thing that MS is doing to their legions of Windows NT 4 technicians. A good read.

MacWeek

RFI Report - Private 'fit,' public cant
This isn't the usual fare we expect from Robert Morgan (somewhat rambling tale involving Mac Publishing LLC, Mr. Morgan being sick, and a sort-of review of a Keyspan USB hub), but it's an entertaining read.

MacReviewZone

AppleTalk - David Vs Goliath
MacReviewZone says that Adobe is right to sue AppleInsider for publishing trade secrets. A very good read.

Bill Gates Shadow - Microsoft Invests In Apple
Gary Rivlin continues his series on Bill Gates and Microsoft with a recounting of the events around the deal worked out between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs in which MS invested US$150 million in Apple. A very good read.

MacOS News Around The Web
Tuesday, June 13th, 2000

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Inside Mac Games

News Summary [5:05 PM CST]
IMG has information on the release of Firefall, some Deus Ex information, links to a Terminus user poll, some Rune information, links to a Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force interview, links to a Red Faction Q&A, and links to an Unreal Tournament Strike Force interview.

MacGamer's Ledge

Summary Update [5:05 PM CST]
MGL has added a new Total Annihilation Map of the Week, and information on the release of Firefall.

News Summary [1:30 PM CST]
MGL has links to a Tribes 2 audio interview with Dave Georgeson, links to a new Creative Labs Mac page, a Deus Ex update, their own review of Millenium Mantra, an update on Mac Aliens vs. Predator, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

News Summary [1:30 PM CST]
MacInTouch has a new report on QuickTime DV codecs, reader comments on AirPort 1.2 update, reader comments on Vicom's SurfDoubler, information on a Mac web server in space, some product news, and some industry links.

ZDNet

Intel's Mac cover-up
Mathew Rothenberg offers his thoughts on Intel's recent move to have iMacs covered up at a Harvard function they were sponsoring. A very good read.

Macworld UK

Ex-Apple tech chief slams Microsoft
Our favorite bad-boy of the software industry, Jean-Louis Gassée, has done it again. Mr. Gassée has told the press exactly what he thinks of Bill Gates and his ability to "innovate." Hooray for Mr. Gassée! For those who may not remember, Mr. Gassée was the flamboyant and stylish Apple executive who controlled much of Apple's direction after John Sculley ditched Steve Jobs in the mid-1980s. A VERY good read.

Applelinks

The Farr Site - Monkey Wobble Travelogue
John Farr steps us through his trip to visit a friend. Not very much Mc stuff, but an entertaining read.

MacWeek

RFI Report - Private 'fit,' public cant
This isn't the usual fare we expect from Robert Morgan (somewhat rambling tale involving Mac Publishing LLC, Mr. Morgan being sick, and a sort-of review of a Keyspan USB hub), but it's an entertaining read.

MacOPINION

Mac Skeptic - Megahertz and Mega-Hurts
Jeff Lewis says Fe On Thee to those obsessing on MHz, but he has some good reasons and a solution. He also has some facts, so that's good. Mr. Lewis also has a reality check on the Mac-virus-smugness making the rounds. A very good read.

osOpinion

Mac OS X Questions Answered
Written in response to a piece at MacCentral, John Haltiwanger answers some Mac OS X questions. Very informative.

At Ion Storm, Design Is King... And the King Has No Clothes
This piece really isn't Mac related, but it offers good information to those interested in the overall gaming community. In particular, Monty Manley takes Ion Storm and John Romero to task for the fiasco known as Daikatama. A good read.

Salon

Stephen King's horrifying proposal
Salon thinks that Stephen King is making a big mistake with his plan to sell a serial book at a buck a chapter. Why? Because it would expose the seedy underside of the publishing world: Not all readers make it through to the end of books. A good read.

Low End Mac

Mac Musings - The Dark Side of Cable Modems
As the title suggests, this piece examines some of the more annoying aspects of cable modems. A good read.

Applelust

Searching for the Macintosh Spirit
We get to see the more philosophical side of Rodney O. Lain in this piece about progress, Apple, technology, science-fiction, and a few other topics. That said, this piece is cohesive and has a good flow. A very good read.

MacOS News Around The Web
Monday, June 12th, 2000

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MacGamer's Ledge

Summary Update [5:20 PM CST]
MGL has added links to our own preview of Mac Baldur's Gate, and information about GameRanger 2.0.3.

News Summary [6:00 AM CST]
MGL has their own interview with Volition's Anoop Shekar and Mark Allender, information about Fuffy 2.1, an update on Fighter Squadron for Mac, information about a Mac version of Stormbird, information about Soldier of Fortune for the Mac, 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 Soldier of Fortune, an update on Oni, information on Myst: Masterpiece Edition, information on Starship Creator: Warp 2, information on Unreal Tournament ngStats, some great news about Creative Labs, information about Stormbird, information about Serious Sam, links to a new Cro-Mag Rally page, an update on Aliens versus Predator Gold Edition, links to a Shadowbane preview, an update on Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2, and information on Unreal Tourney Mods.

MacInTouch

News Summary [5:20 PM CST]
MacInTouch has reader information on Sony Memory Sticks, a new Apple and Jave report, reader comments on an unresolved problem with QuickTime digital video, information about two new Apple TIL articles on Power Computing support, PC-100 RAM speeds, and ASIP print security, reader tips on AirPort access from FreeBSD, information about a new Creative Labs Mac page, some updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

Low End Mac

Things Macintosh - Mac Web Assimilation?
Rodney O. Lain talks about the nature of the Mac Web. Is it "growing up" or grwoing boring? In particular, he talks about what effect the swallowing of smaller sites by larger ones effects the whole. A very good read.

MacAddict

iBrotha - "We need another revolution": in defense of the Mac, freedom
Rodney O. Lain bemoans the change from OS 9 to OS X while pointing out that it's just another change. A very good read.

Salon

A hitchhiker in the new economy
Salon brings up to date with Douglas Adams, the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy and some great computer games. A very good read.

Microsoft by any other name
What to call the new split Microsoft companies? Salon asks a big name in the company naming business to help out. A very entertaining read.

ZDNet

Here a Windows, there a Windows …
Brian Kendig, former Netscape and Apple employee responds to criticism of an earlier piece where he suggested a remedy for the MS situation. We particularly enjoyed Mr. Kendig's explanation of MS's approach towards dealing with competition. A very good read.

MacWeek

Moving to OS X
Stephen Beale starts a series that deals with moving to Apple's next generation OS, OS X. A very good read.

The Register UK

MS should keep browser with OS, says Netscape founder
This article looks at comments from Jim Clark and offers background information on the time before the MS antitrust trial began. A good read.

Berners-Lee slams Net advertising
The Register reports on comments made by the father of the Internet, no not Al Gore, Time Berners-Lee, about sleazy Internet advertising methods. A good read.

MacOS News Around The Web
Friday, June 9th, 2000

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Applelinks

News Commentary - Apple Mistaken In Axing Local Service Providers
Chalres Moore offers some excellent commentary on rumors that Apple will cut back on their service network. A very good read.

Salon

Will a Microsoft appeal go straight to the Supremes?
This story talks about historical precedence and other background information on fast tracking the Microsoft antritrust trial to the Supreme Court for appeal. A very good read.

Upside Today

Acquisitions 101
This is a story about Cisco acquiring Stanford University in a stock deal. You just have to read it...

MacInTouch

News Summary [11:40 AM CST]
MacInTouch has reader comments on Apple's ColorSync 3.0.1 installation process, several updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [11:40 AM CST]
MGL has information about a Dads & Grads sale on PELE Speakers, information about a new sale at Mac-O-Rama, a new Custer's Corner column, links to a petition set up for Mac D&D Master Tools, their own MGL Preview of Deus Ex, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [11:40 AM CST]
IMG has not yet been updated today.

MacOS News Around The Web
Thursday, June 8th, 2000

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MacOS Daily

Is My Happy Mac REALLY Happy?
David Schultz talks about artificial intelligence and philosophy, two great topics in our opinion. A very good read.

Low End Mac

Mac Musings - The Celeron Effect
Dan Knight has some details and other thoughts on IBM's new PowerPC processors that were announced earlier this week. A very good read.

CustoMacs - Stone Flecked Classic
This series looks at customized Mac cases, and this week's unit is stone flecked finish. Interesting.

San Francisco Chronicle

Here's a Virus Computers May Like
This is a very interesting article about some new research being conducted in the field of nanotechnology and molecular science. A very good read.

The Hissing You Hear May Be the Air Going Out of Salon's Balloon
Salon is one of our favorite Internet magazines, but the publication has been having difficulties. This piece from The San Francisco Chronicle has the latest news about Salon along with lots of background information. A good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [11:40 AM CST]
MacInTouch has information on changes in Apple's service plan, reader information on Apple's recent firmware updates, information about the Microsoft divestiture, reader comments on MacLabelPro, a reader tip for Chronos, links to a Mac Color Classic enhancement page, some product news, and some industry links.

MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [11:40 AM CST]
MGL has some Halo links, a review of Stephen King's F13, some Diablo II information, a review of Humongous Entertainment's Backyard Baseball 2001, information on Terminus, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacReviewZone

Bill Gates Shadow - Ellison To Bill "It Makes Me Want To Puke"
Gary Rivlin continues his series on Microsoft and Bill Gates. This week he looks at the NC. A good read.

Salon

Microsoft owes everything to Justice
Salon reinds us of how Microsoft got to where it was. A very good read.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [11:40 AM CST]
IMG has some information on Terminus, bad news about Mac Sim City 3K Unlimited, some Halo news, news about Arianne, and information about WWII Online Beta.

MacOS News Around The Web
Wednesday, June 7th, 2000

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Inside Mac Games

News Summary [5:10 PM CST]
IMG some news on Mac Rune, some great news about Halo, some Neverwinter Nights news, some Diablo II news, and information on the release of Backyard Baseball 2001.

MacOPINION

Less Tangible - Adventures in Programming - Part 1
Marc Zeedar, who is the programmer behind Z-Write, in addition to being a columnist, starts a new series on programming for the Mac. A very good read, especially if you are interested in programming.

BBC

What's it all about?
The BBC offers an excellent description of what the Microsoft antitrust trial is all about. This includes not only a mention of Apple, it also talks about basics such as what an Operating System is and who Microsoft is. A very good read, especially for people learning about computers and the tech industry.

Salon

Intel, inside
Salon has the inside story on being inside Intel. A very interesting read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [11:00 AM CST]
MacInTouch has more reader information on Apple's latest firmware updates, more reader comments on Apple Ethernet problems, links to a Web page for running Unix on 68k Macs, reader comments on Total Recall, reader comments on Sun's JavaOne developer conference, a request for information on Apple's service plans, some product news, a couple of updated reports, and some industry links.

MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [5:10 PM CST]
MGL has some Summoner infomation, a new Erica's Soapbox, links to a WarCraft III interview with Chris Millar, links to a column on upcoming Mac games, links to some Neverwinter Nights movies, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacOS News Around The Web
Tuesday, June 6th, 2000

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MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [11:20 AM CST]
MGL has some Oni information, news about Alpha Centauri and Alien Crossfire, a new Total Annihilation Map of the Week, a review of Kawasaki ATV Powersports, some information about Mac Rainbow Six, information about the release of Escape Velocity Override 1.0.2, news from Westlake Interactive about Mac Rune, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [11:20 AM CST]
IMG has information about an update to Descent 3, n update on Diablo II, some GameRanger news, some Oni information, links to some Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force news, some Neverwinter Nights news, and some links to some interviews.

Applelinks

News Commentary - Seattle, Washington D.C., And Now The Internet?
Go Charles Moore! He offers a report and editorial in one (hence the commentary title of the piece) about a bunch of second handers planning a netstrike later this month. We had not suspected Mr, Moore of having such an excellent approach to this subject and resoundingly praise him for this commentary!

Online Tech Journal - Always Have a Backup Plan
Dan Knight has some very good advice about creating back up plans, especially when it comes to Internet access. A very good read.

Low End Mac

My First Mac - A Love of Simple Elegance
Low End Mac b.b. offers his thoughts on why he first started using Macs. This is a very interesting and a very good read.

Online Tech Journal - Always Have a Backup Plan
Dan Knight has some very good advice about creating back up plans, especially when it comes to Internet access. A very good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [11:20 AM CST]
MacInTouch has information on FireWire 2.4, information on AppleWorks 6.0.4, some reader comments on ColorSync 3.0.1, some reader comments on Pismo FireWire performance, more reader comments on Apple's Software Update service, reader comments on some Ethernet issues, reader comments on running Unix operating systems on Mac hardware, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Monday, June 5th, 2000

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Inside Mac Games

News Summary [4:50 PM CST]
IMG has an update on Deus Ex, information on Unpfhorgiven (Marathon related story), some Rune information, and some comments on Doom 3.

MacInTouch

News Summary [4:50 PM CST]
MacInTouch has reader infomation on Apple's recent firmware updates, reader information on a problem with Apple's new ColorSync 3.0.1 update, a reader comment on an issue with Apple's automatic software update, information on Microsoft's Internet Explorer 4.x, a reader tip on running the Mac OS X version of Internet Explorer under Mac OS 9 with CarbonLib, information on an Apple TIL article on AirPort roaming, some product news, an updated report, and some industry links.

Applelinks

The Warp Core - The Four Habits of Effective Surfers
John Martellaro doesn't offer tip columns very often, but today he serves up some ways to be a more effective 'Net user. A very good read.

The Farr Site - Dead Horses Are For Beating
John Farr tells us about a trip to Mexico some 32 years ago (a very interesting story), and once again rails against the concept of a Mac Web community, though this time he is both more circumspect and offers more reasons for why he feels so strongly. A good read.

MacOPINION

Utopia Planitia - An iMac Surprise at Macworld?
John Matellaro steps us through why he thinks we will see a LCD-based iMac at MACWORLD New York. He has some sound reasoning.

MacOS Daily

Web Different
DAvid Schults takes on a merry tour through several subjects including a past column, his aims and methods for teaching, and the nature of the Mac web. A very good read.

MacGamer's Ledge

News Summary [4:50 PM CST]
MGL has links to some footage of Bungie Software's Oni in action, information on Quake III Fortress, information on some personnel changes in teh PC gaming world, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacOS News Around The Web
Friday, June 2nd, 2000

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Summary Update [5:30 PM CST]
MGL has added links to a new Red Faction Mac Web site, some Neverwinter Nights information, some Summoner information, news from id Software, links to more footage of Diablo II Acts II and III, links to a new trailer for Heavy Metal: FAKK2, links to an interview with Ion Storm's Harvey Smith, information about Mac Unreal Tournament v420, and information on Scrabble for Mac.

News Summary [9:40 AM CST]
MGL has a new Quake 3 Fortress screenshot, links to a special screenshot of Deus Ex, some news from Aspyr, 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 links to a Tribes 2 preview, information on version 420 of Unreal Tournament, some Summoner information, links to a Witchboy interview, some Stomped information, links to a Parsec screenshot, and links to a new Red Faction Mac Web site.

Low End Mac

My Turn - "I Hate You" Virus
Andrew Minson takes a humrous swipe at the PC industry with a fake PC virus alert. A good read.

MacOS Daily

Assault
John MArtellaro departs from writing about the Mac industry with a little piece of fiction. Assault takes place from behind the eyes of what teens like to refer to as a "l33t haxor." A very entertaining, though short, read.

MacOPINION

MacIntelligence - Should Microsoft be Stopped? Part 3
Phillip Machanick continues his series looking at the potential breakup of Microsoft. This week's piece looks at the way Microsoft seeks to destroy standards, especially standards that they do not control. A very good read.

MacReviewZone

Bill Gates Shadow - Life With Larry At Oracle
Gary Rivlin continues his series that looks at Microsoft and Bill Gates. This week he does so by looking at Microsoft/Gates arch nemesis Oracle/Ellison (Larry Ellison). Another very good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:40 AM CST]
MacInTouch has reader information about a problem caused by installing Apple's irreversible Power Mac G4 firmware update, reader comments on the new iBook firmware, reader comments on the DeskJet 6xx printer driver, some product news, an updated report, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Thursday, June 1st, 2000

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MacGamer's Ledge

Summary Update [1:40 PM CST]
MGL news about Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, links to some industry reaction to id's DOOM announcement, and links to an interview with id Software's Todd Hollenshead.

News Summary [1:40 PM CST]
MGL has infomration on the conversion of Myth II maps to Myth: TFL, links to our own Wasting Time With The Iditos column, a review of Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire, some news from Ambrosia, some Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force news, information about a new Doom game from id Software, links to a preview of Deus Ex, a newDrop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [1:40 PM CST]
IMG has some news from Ambrosia, some news from id Software, some Black & White news, some Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force information, and some Deus Ex news.

MacInTouch

News Summary [1:40 PM CST]
MacInTouch has information about QuickTime Streaming Server for Windows, reader comments about FreeBSD support for Macs, reader comments about CompuServe iMac bundles, some updated reports, some software news, and some industry links.

Applelinks

The Warp Core - The Historical Roots Of Mac OS X
This is an updated version of John Martellaro's explanation of how we got to Mac OS X. A very good read.

Absurd Notion - Flat Stanley Sues Napster
Kirk Hiner tells us about a press conference from Flat Stanley where they announced their own lawsuit against Napster. This is a very funny piece using a very indirect method to offer his opinion on the the real lawsuits from Metallica and Dr. Dre, A very good read.

MacWeek

What makes a "pro" graphics card?
David Read offers a very good report about the needs of 3D graphics professionals, and the difference between their needs and the needs of gamers. A very good read.

Salon

Undo me!
Simson Garfinkel (not kidding) suggests that what operating systems really need is a system level Undo command that works across the entier computer system. So what you say? The basis of this report comes from a book by the excellent Jeff Raskins, the origianl creator of the Macintosh. Not a Mac rah-rah piece, and a very good read.

The guilty pleasures of Seattle
This report comes from someone living in Seattle. Ostensibly about the possible affects of Microsoft's looming breakup on the attitude of Seattle, this piece actually crosses a multitude of areas. A good read.

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