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March, 2000 Archive

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MacOS News Around The Web
Friday, March 31st, 2000

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MacWeek

Analysis: Life beyond PowerPC?
Matthew Rothenberg examines processor alternatives for Apple in the face of PowerPC difficulties. A very good read.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [5:00 PM CST]
IMG has some information about ATV Powersports, information about MacMAME .36, information on GLTron, and links to a Dark Sector interview.

MacReviewZone

Bill Gates Shadow - How Gates Missed The Rise Of The Internet
Gary Rivlin continues his biographical series on Bill Gates with a look at how Microsoft missed the initial Internet explosion. A very good read.

MacCreator

Making Your Thieves Work for You
Eolake Stobblehouse offers his opinions on the nature of piracy and the ways it can affect artists. A very good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:00 AM CST]
MacInTouch has a report on Toast 4.0.2, a report on At Ease-Mac Manager, reader tips on adding a CD-R drive to a G3, reader information on Apple modem problems, information on UCITA, information on MSIE 5.0, information on Umax's VistaScan scanner software, reader information on a problem with Mac OS 9 and HP printers, some prouct news, and some industry links.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

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

MacOS News Around The Web
Thursday, March 30th, 2000

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Mac Gamer's Ledge

Summary Update [5:50 PM CST]
MGL has added links to a preview of Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, links to a Starsiege: Tribes 2 preview, news from Gathering of Developers, and information on a new game called Amaro.

News Summary [7:50 AM CST]
MGL has links to a new site called The Shadowbane Vault, an update on Deus Ex, an update on Daydream Software's Clusterball, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [5:50 PM CST]
IMG has news from Gathering of Developers, some WWDC information, some Deus Ex news, links to a Tribes 2 preview, links to an American McGee's Alice interview, and links to the Adams column at MacCentral.

MacAddict

iBrotha - inside the mind of iBrotha: Real Life Macs
Rodney O. Lain answers some questions about himself and his Mac writing career. A good read.

MacCentral

Adams' Apple - Simultaneous releases are wonderful, but...
The Adams Family of Westlake Interactive have a great column explaining some of the problems with trying to simultaneously release Mac and PC games. A very good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [7:50 AM CST]
MacInTouch has reader comments on Internet Explorer 5.0, reader comments on some new Umax scanner software, some information on BeOS 5, some reader comments on Linux, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Wednesday, March 29th, 2000

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MacInTouch

News Summary [6:20 PM CST]
MacInTouch has a reader tip for FireWire PowerBooks, information on Steve King's Net distributed serial novel, some bad news about "Jason Haas, well known for his work with Linux for the Mac," some product information, and some industry links.

Low End Mac

Mac Musings - SETI@home: Join a Team
Dan Knight tells us all about SETI@home and offers some reasons for joining a team. A very good read.

Miscellaneous Ramblings - Are Aqua-Skeptics Luddites?
Charles Moore takes issue with a column run at The Mac Observer and issues a rebuttal. A very good read.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [7:40 AM CST]
MGL has information about Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation for the Mac, links to a Diablo II interview with Bill Roper, some Black and White information, news on UNreal Tournament, an update on update on Aliens vs. Predator: Gold Edition for Mac, links to a history of Star Trek Games, inforamation on LastCall, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [7:40 AM CST]
IMG has news about Westlake Interactive, links to an article on Rage 128 Mobility, some Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire news, and some information from MAC-O-RAMA.

MacOS News Around The Web
Tuesday, March 28th, 2000

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Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [3:00 PM CST]
MGL has information on Game Doctor, some petition information on American McGee's Alice, a new Total Annihilation Map of the Week, information on the Madden Football Federation, an update on Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire, news from MAC-O-RAMA, information about Deus Ex (don't want to miss it!), 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 great information on Deus Ex, information about Unreal Tournament 4.13, some Tribes 2 information, some Game Doctor information, and news from MAC-O-RAMA.

MacWeek

On the Register - Does Darwin open the door to Intel?
Tony Smith pieces some things together that may hint of Moac OS X for Intel processors. An interesting read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [8:40 AM CST]
MacInTouch has an updated MSIE 5.0/OE 5.02 special report, some information on Apple modem problems, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Monday, March 27th, 2000

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Internet Explorer 5.0/Outlook Express 5.0 Links

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MacInTouch

News Summary [3:15 PM CST]
MacInTouch has information on the release of Internet Explorer 5.0 and Outlook Express 5.02, information on Mac OS 9.0.4, several updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [3:15 PM CST]
MGL has some Summoner news, information about Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire, information about the release of Last Call, links to a preview of WarCraft III, links to a Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force trailer, links to a hands-on report of the Voodoo5 5500, links to a new Mac Alpha Centauri Forum, links to a Playstation 2 Oni desktop picture, some Diablo II information, links to an interview with Tim Train at Big Huge Games, news from Green Dragon, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [3:15 PM CST]
IMG has information on Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire, news from Westlake Interactive, information about the release of Last Call, some news from Simon and Schuster, and information on Summoner.

Applelinks

The Farr Site - Visions, Vastness, and the American Way
John Farr writes about self immolation in the form of sacrifice, visions, PowerMac 8600s, iBooks, and the path of life. A very good read as always.

The Warp Core - If Dr. Laura Did Apple Tech Support
John Martellaro shows us what it would be like if Dr. Laura Schlessinger did tech support for Apple. Amusing, and a good read.

osOpinion

The Unfortunate Truths
Jack Shedd offers a very well written piece discussing the difference between nerds and businessmen. A very good read.

Applelust

Infinite Loop 10 - Serious Play
David Schults offers another very good piece. This week he deconstructs what Wintel users mean when they call the Mac a toy, and what being a toy actually means. A very good read.

MacOS News Around The Web
Friday, March 24th, 2000

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Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [5:00 PM CST]
MGL has news from Humongous, some Diablo II information, links to an interview with 3dfx Interactive, some Black and White information, news on the release of Alien Assualt 2.0, information on Leggo II: Arena, information on the Mac Gaming Research Center, links to a preview of Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, links to a Game Guru column, information on an update to Ferazel's Wand, news from Monkey Byte Development, some Summoner information, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacAddict

WebFaust - Mothersucking Gremlins of Doom
Jon Farr spins a tale of poweroutages, iBooks, misbehaving trash cans, and a New Mexico grass fire. Avery entertaining and good read.

MacOPINION

Less Tangible - The Cookie Monster
Marc Zeedar looks at the issues surrounding browser cookies. This is a very good explanation of what cookies are, and a good look at the controversy surrounding them.

Macintelligence - Apple Can Make a Difference: Part 3 What's Missing
Phillip Machanick looks at some networking issues. A good read.

Mac Skeptic - Taking a Breather...
Jeff Lewis examines some of the paradigms present in many computer users, especially in relation to other operating sytems. A very good read.

MacReveiwZone

Bill Gates Shadow - Netscape's IPO
Gary Rivlin departs a bit from his look into Microsoft by looking into the VC land grab of 1995 and Netscape. A very good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [7:50 AM CST]
MacInTouch has reader information on Mac OS 9.0.4, updated reports on Mac OS 9.0.2, reader information on changes in Apple's paid AppleCare support contracts, reader comments on a problem with Connectix Virtual PC 3.0, information on Black Lab Linux, some product news, and some industry links.

Inside Mac Games

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

MacOS News Around The Web
Thursday, March 23rd, 2000

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Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [5:30 PM CST]
MGL some Warcraft II news from Blizzard Entertainment , an update on Neverwinter Nights, news fromThe Railgun Project, links to a preview of Starsiege: Tribes 2, links to updated software for JoyPort USB, news from Pangea, links to an interview with Epic Games' Dave 'MotorNerve' Carter, their own review of Galactica: Anno Dmoniari, links to an interview with Ritual Entertainment's Scott Alden, links to new Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force screenshots, 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 some King of Dragon Pass news, some Oni news, links to a Heavy Metal F.A.K.K 2 Q&A, information on a MacMAME update, information on a new site called Research Center, a Summoner update, news about CirrusV, some 3dfx news, links to a Warcraft III preview, and information on a Hang2000 update.

MacOPINION

Utopia Planitia - Is Loyalty to Apple Sufficient?
John Martellaro offers a brilliant commentary on the current state of the work ethos in this country, though it is flawed by the idea that people owe the nation some aspect of their work. A very good read as always.

Le Meaga Byte - The Death of CodeWarrior
Erik Barzeski talks about development issues with Metrowerks and Cocoa, Apple's development tool set. A very good read, and very imformative.

MacOS Daily

But I Digress - I'm Living in My Own Private Tennessee
Dr. Tim Hillman offers a great Digression column. This week he talks about immitation and innovation. A very good, and very entertaining read.

About This Particular Macintosh

The People vs. The Recording Industry
David Ozab looks at the issues surrounding copyrights, MP3s, and some industry lawsuits. Informative and a good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [8:45 AM CST]
MacInTouch has some updated reports, information on an Apple TIL article on AirPort 1.1 damaging WaveLAN cards, reader comments about USB problems with Mac OS 9.0.2, information on a Yamaha CRW8424S firmware update, reader comments on the Epson Stylus Photo 1270 printer, reader comments on Big Brother, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2000

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Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [6:40 PM CST]
MGL has information on MacMAME 0.36rc2, some King of Dragon Pass news, a review of The Crystal Key, links to some Oni stuff, news from Westlake Interactive, information on a new 3dfx Q&A, links to some new Starsiege: Tribes 2 screenshots, information about a new 4-port USB hub from Keyspan, some Aliens vs. Predator news, links to some Summoner information, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [11:30 AM CST]
IMG has links to a Tribes 2 inerview, news about a new development between IMG and iEntertainment Network, links to a Simon the Sorcerer 3D preview, information about new Rainbow Six Mac Mods, news about Aliens Versus Predator, information about a Quake 3 Arena expansion pack, and information from the Railgun Project.

MacCentral

Ihnatko #65 - Upping Your PowerBook
Andy Ihnatko has some upgrade advice for owners of pre-G3 PowerBooks. Well written, helpful, and entertaining, this is a good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [11:30 AM CST]
MacInTouch has information on the WWDC 2000, information on yesterday's closing price for Apple's stock, information about an Adaptec FireWire PowerBook incompatibility, some Street Atlas 6 news, some reader feedback on another PowerBook issue, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS Daily

Think About It - Free At Last! Free At Last!
David Schultz has broken his foot and he tells us he is on Demeraol. Whether its the drugs or something else, Mr. Schultz takes us through his thoughts about time, computers, and a few more subjects. A good read.

MacOS News Around The Web
Tuesday, March 21st, 2000

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Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [1:30 PM CST]
MGL has news from id Software, information about some Mods for Mac Rainbow Six, news from XLR8 on price reductions, links to a Halo screenshot, information about an MGL Chat with Monkey Byte CEO Lane Roathe, a new Total Annihilation Map of the Week, a new Ryan's Bookmark of the Week, a new rop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

News Summary [1:30 PM CST]
MacInTouch has an AppleWorks 6 report, information about several Apple Tech Info updates, links to a new site called FileMaker XML Central, some product news, and some industry links.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [1:30 PM CST]
IMG has information on the release of Avernum, information about Dracula Resurrection, news from Halo.org, some Mac Quake news, information about the Quake 3 Botblast from Frag Different, information on SixtyForce, some information on Unreal Tournament Rocket Arena, links to a Deus Ex preview, some GameRanger information, links to a Civilization: Call to Power review, and links to a MacGaming.com column.

New Media News

Sarah's Follies - The G3 And Me, A PowerBook Romance
This admirttedly PC chick saw a PowerBook G3 at the Apple booth at the Game Developer's Conference and had to try one. This is a short piece, but a good read.

Low End Mac

My First Mac - The Compelling Mac
Sean C. Cunningham tells us about his path to becoming a Mac user. A good read.

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MAC-O-RAMA: Games for kids of ALL ages!

MacOS News Around The Web
Monday, March 20th, 2000

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Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [2:50 PM CST]
MGL has news from Westlake Interactive, an update on Neverwinter Nights, news from 3dfx, links to some Heavy Metal: FAKK2 screenshots, information about the Quake 3 BotBlast at FragDifferent.com, links to some Halo stuff, information about a MGL Chat with Monkey Byte CEO Lane Roathe, links to an interview with Rodney "Hatch" Hodge and Chris "Mo" Sherland of Cornered Rat Software, information about an icon contest for Mac Aliens vs. Predator, links to an interview with Fox Interactive QA Tester, Pezman, links to an article about the future of Mac gaming, some news about Skittles 2, some GameRanger news, a Gloomveil update, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Applelinks

The Farr Site - Anyone Got Mac?!
John Farr tells us about his mountain community and their work on sharing their water. No Mac stuff here, but a very good read as always.

The Warp Core - The Demon's New Mistress
John Martellaro writes another brilliant piece from a Mac's perspective. This time, tha aging G4 (set in ther future) is relegated to duty with a young girl who thinks she's a SysOp. A very entertaining and good read.

MacAddict

iBrotha - Hunkerin' down in Cupertino
Rodney O. Lain uses the metaphor of a fictitious conversation with himself to slam Apple and explain why they need to hold on to company secreats at the same time. A very good read.

San Francisco Chronicle

Why No Parties Planned to Celebrate AOL's Netscape Purchase
David Streitfeld (The Washington Post), reports on the current state of the AOL/Netscape merger and talks about why it is and isn't considered successful. A very good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [8:00 AM CST]
MacInTouch has a review of RealPlayer 7, reader comments on AppleWorks 6, a reader report on the Power Mac G4/500 Server, a reader tip for a PowerMac G4 glitch, reader information on USB Zip drives with the FireWire PowerBooks, some product news, and some industry links.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [5:10 PM CST]
IMG has not yet been updated today.

MacOS News Around The Web
Friday, March 17th, 2000

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Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [5:30 PM CST]
MGL has a review of All the Best MacGames 2000, information on Leggo II: Arena for Myth II: Soulblighter , links to an interview with Epic Games Vice President Mark Reins, links to new Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force screenshots, links to a preview of Volition's Summoner, an update on Terminusm information on Mac.EmuScene.com, some Neverwinter Nights information, links to an interview with 3dfx Interactive's Bryan Speece, information about a Mac Madden 2000 Tournament Homepage, news on the iMac Gamesfest, some Diablo II information, and some news about Oni.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [5:30 PM CST]
IMG has some information from 3dfx, information about Leggo II: Arena for Myth II, information about a Mac Demo contest, some Neverwinter Nights information, and links to an article on the economics of Game Publishing.

MacReviewZone

Bill Gates Shadow - Gates is a "Darwinian . . . who doesn't look for win-win situations with others, but for ways to make others lose"
Gary Rivlin continues his ongling series on Bill Gates and Microsoft with stories about the way Microsoft competed in 1993. A very good read.

MacOS Daily

View From The Bridge - Why Is Apple's Name Game So Lame?
Charles Moore looks at Apple's lame naming structure for their product line through the years. A good read.

MacOPINION

Le Mega Byte - Packages - The Hidden Weapon?
Eroc Barzeski has the low down on Packages, a concept inside Mac OS X. Some technical stuff here, but easy enough to understand, and a great explanation. A very good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:00 AM CST]
MacInTouch has several updated Reports, information on Final Cut Pro problems, information on some AppleCare CD-ROM issues with Mac OS 9.0.2 as well as some other 9.0.2 issues, some Virtual PC 3.0 information, other product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Thursday, March 16th, 2000

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Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [5:30 PM CST]
MGL has information on Diablo II, a review of Star Trek Encyclopedia 3.0, information about Peter Cohen's new baby!, information on The ALCHEMIST, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [5:30 PM CST]
IMG has information on an update to Quake 3 Arena, information on The Alchemist, news from NVIDIA, news about the Apple WWDC Door Prize Extravaganza, some information on Voodoo Blur, and links to a Rune Movie.

MacWeek

Mac the Knife - Where's Jobs?
Mac the Knife hasn't been around for a while, but Brett The Intern has some great rumors for us today. He discusses Internet World, iMovie 2.0, Aqua, and updates us on where MtK is. A great read.

MacOPINION

Utopia Planitia - My Fantasy Life
John Martellaro as some fantasy goals for Apple to accomplish. A very good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:00 AM CST]
MacInTouch has some FireWire CDRW information, information on Mac OS 9.0.2 incompatibility with Microtech's Smart FDD USB Drive, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Wednesday, March 15th, 2000

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Mac Gamer's Ledge

Summary Update [4:30 PM CST]
MGL has added some information on some game deals, information about the release of Quake III: Arena 1.16n, news about NVIDIA, news about Bungie, information on X-Plane, information about Orient Express Puzz-3D, information about a new sponsor, links to our own Wasting Time With The Idiots column, some fun news from Blizzard, and information about WarCraft III.

News Summary [8:30 AM CST]
MGL has information from Simon & Schuster Interactive, information on on Diablo II Collector's Edition, news from NVIDIA, a review of Descent 3, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [4:30 PM CST]
IMG has some X-Plane news, information about a new Mac game site, an update on Neverwinter Nights, an update on Deus Ex, links to a Anachronox interview, some Oni information and other Bungie news, and some Duke Nukem Forever information.

MacOS Daily

Should Technology Make Everything Easier?
David Schultz looks at the way technology impacts people, society, and the way we live. A very good read.

MacWeek

RFI Report - DRAM Limbo? Blame Micron
Robert Morgan offers a comprehensive on the state of the DRAM market and how it related to the financial markets. A good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [8:30 AM CST]
MacInTouch has information on new articles from Apple's Tech Info Library about FireWire PowerBook crashes, information about PowerBook password problems, information about Sony's replacement for the DVMC-DA1, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Tuesday, March 14th, 2000

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Mac Gamer's Ledge

Summary Update [6:00 PM CST]
MGL has links to an editorial on the X-Box, links to a new Summoner screenshot, links to a preview of Bungie Software's Halo, news from NVIDIA, news from Freeverse, links to a Heavy Metal: FAKK2 interview, links to thirteen movies of Black and White, links to a Starsiege: Tribes 2 Q&A with Dynamix, links to some Diablo II information, and a new Total Annihilation Map of the Week.

News Summary [8:00 AM CST]
MGL has information on the release of GameRanger 1.1, their own Review of Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, a new Ryan's Bookmark of the Week , a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [6:00 PM CST]
IMG has great news from Nvida, information about GameRanger, links to some 3dfx information, links to some Black and White (the game) movies, and information on Savitar 1.1.

Applelinks

The Warp Core - Demon With a Glass Face
Only John MArtellaro is writing stuff like this on the Mac web. This week he writes a story from the perspective of a PowerMac G4. This is a great read that we HIGHLY recommend.

The Farr Site - Comandante Karma Twists the Knife!
And only John Farr writes this kind of piece. :-) Mr. Farr gets a visit from Commandante Karma as he expores politics, the Internet, and the Mac web community. A very good read.

MacAddict

New Computer Blues
Robert Capps, editor of MacAddict, sounds off about people bitching about buying a new machine days before a new one is released. His message? Deal with it, it's a part of buying a computer. We soundly agree!

MacInTouch

News Summary [8:00 AM CST]
MacInTouch has information on new articles from Apple's Tech Info Library, information on Apple's Free AppleScripts page, a tip on SCSI adapter compatibility with the PowerMac G4, reader comments on Adobe's InDesign, tips on Open Transport 2.5, some product news, and industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Monday, March 13th, 2000

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Inside Mac Games

News Summary [5:20 PM CST]
IMG has some Quake 3 news, information on a new game from Freeverse, links to new LithTech Screenshots, information about a new Halo site, some Bungie.net news, links to a RUNE preview, some Unreal II news, links oto a Shadowbane interview, and information about Zone Warrior 2.

Low End Mac

Insignificantly Superior
Dan Knight continues his relentness attack on the Apple/PowerPC processor situation with a frank gathering of benchmarks for the G4 and G3. A good read.

osOpinion

Repent, The End Is Near!
Kai Schjolberg offers a different effort in looking at Mac OS X and Aqua. This is a very good read.

MacCreator

The Evilest File
Eolake Stobblehouse writes a wonderful opinion piece on a preacher who has found demons in his parishioners PCs! This is a delightful and very good read.

MacOPINION

Utopia PLanitia - Rude Software: The Readers Respond
John Martellaro follows his piece from last week about Intuit's invasive advertising in Quicken 20009 with more thoughts and reader comments. A very good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [7:40 AM CST]
MacInTouch has reader comments on upgrading to Mac OS X Server, reader comments on LinuxPPC, reader comments on a Street Atlas fix, information on a Macintosh freeware/shareware file library, some product news, and some industry links.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [7:40 AM CST]
MGL has some information on American McGee's Alice, links to a Shadowbane interview with Wolfpack Studios, information on a Quake III: Arena Mission Pack, some Diablo II news, information about an app called UTilities 1.1, some Oni news, a report from the Game Developers Conference 2000, a review of Madden NFL 2000, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacOS News Around The Web
Friday, March 10th, 2000

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Mac Gamer's Ledge

Summary Update [6:30 PM CST]
MGL has added information on Diablo II simultaneous release rumors, links to a WWII Online interview with Chris Sherland, some Unreal Tournament information, and some Summoner information.

News Summary [8:00 AM CST]
MGL has links to an iinterview with Numerical Design Limited CEO John Austin, links to a WarCraft III interview with Rob Pardo, links to a Mac-centric look at GDC 2000, information about a new web site for Myth II mapmaking group, information about their own Quake (all three of them) giveaway, their own mini-report from Game Developer's Conference 2000, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff , and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [6:30 PM CST]
IMG has news from ATI Technologies, an update on Diablo II rumors, a report on the Game Developers Conference, links to a Deus Ex interview, information on a MUD for GameRanger, and links to an interview with Marty O'Donnell.

MacAddict

Web Faust - Bobcat Gigaramble
This is one of the best columns from John Farr we have read yet! Mr. Farr uses a parable of a (possibly mutant) bobcat to talk about the G4. This is a great read.

ZDNet

Making waves with Aqua
Matthew Rothernberg follows up on a piece about Aqua from last week. He has some great points to make and we recommend this as a good read.

MacReviewZone

Bill Gates Shadow - Ballmer The New Microsoft CEO
Gary Rivlin continues his ongoing series on Bill Gates and Microsoft with an anecdote on Steve Ballmer. Always interesting, a very good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [8:00 AM CST]
MacInTouch has information from Apple on an iBook disk corruption bug, information on the AppleCare Tech Training program, information about a FireWire disk trap, and some product news and industry links.

Low End Mac

Low End Mac Gaming - Where Mac Games Are Going
Brian Rumsey talks about the future of Mac gaming as it relates to 3D technology. A good read.

Mac Musings - Honest Speed
Dan Knight follows up his column on the AIM consotrium from yesterday with a column that looks asks just how much speed we really need. A good read.

MacOS News Around The Web
Thursday, March 9th, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

Apple's iMac Knockoff Injunction Links

Top Links

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Mac Gaming Links

Tech Industry Links

Announcements

Columns

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Tips

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Product News

Recipes Made From Apples

Site and Column Summaries

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Summary Update [5:50 PM CST]
MGL has added information on Gloomveil, links to an interview with Triforge, Inc., some Summoner information, an update on Scrabble, information on Neverwinter Nights, links to an interview with Jeff Strain at Triforge, and links to a preview of Ion Storm's Anachronox.

News Summary [6:30 AM CST]
MGL has links to some VSA-100 screenshots (Voodoo 5), links to four new Black and White screenshots (B&W is an upcoming game), some EverGlide news, information on NetImmerse 3.0, news from Simon & Schuster Interactive, links to a Rune interview with Paul MacArthur, information on InputSprocket support in Apeiron 1.0.3, reports from the Game Developer's Conference 2000, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [5:50 PM CST]
IMG has some cool news on Diablo II, news on confirmed games coming to the Mac, news about Mac1964, an update on Scrabble, news from Gathering of Developers, and links to a Deus Ex interview.

ZDNet

The rise and fall of Netscape
ZDNet has a great story on exactly what has happened to Netscape. It's a sad and frustrating tale to those interested in the technology side of the Internet. This is an excellent read!

MacInTouch

News Summary [8:00 AM CST]
MacInTouch has an updated report on DVD problems, information on speech on Palm units, information on BeOS support for Mac hardware, and reader feedback from a developer whining about SPAM from Apple, information on Apple's iMac trade dress infringement law suit, some product news, and industry links.

Low End Mac

Mac Musings - Honesty
Dan Knight recaps some of the many stories, theories, and rumors on the G4 supply issue. He closes with a powerful argument on some of the ways Apple could get around it and how it could have been avoided. A very good read.

Mac Metamorphosis - DSL Lines and Cupertino Apples
Eric Stefano talks about his home network. He also tel us about visiting Digital's headquarters when he was 10, and Apple's headquarters recently. He touches on that awe that some, though not all, of us have for Apple. A very good read.

MacCreator

The New Flame
Eolake Stobblehouse offers a tale of photography. Not particularly Mac related, except the PowerBook parts, but Mr. Stobblehouse is a good story teller and this is agood read.

MacOS News Around The Web
Wednesday, March 8th, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

Top Links

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Announcements

Columns

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Reviews

Product News

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Mac Gamer's Ledge

Summary Update [4:40 PM CST]
MGL has added information on the new gaming company called Triforge, links to an interview with Total Audio's Marty O'Donnell, information about Quake III Camera, links to new screenshots of Terminus, and information on Apple's Mac Games page.

News Summary [9:00 AM CST]
MGL has a new Tame the Game column from Mark Adams, some Starsiege: Tribes 2 information, links to an interview with Bioware's Greg Zeschuk, links to a new Summoner Screenshot of the Week, links to a transcript of 3dfx Interactive chat, 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 [4:40 PM CST]
IMG has an update on Aliens Versus Predator Gold, some comments from developersd being sued by Hasbro, links to a transcript for a chat with 3dfx's Bryan Speece, information on Mac1964, information on Game Launcher, links to an interview with Monolith's Jason Hall about the LithTech engine, links to a RUNE interview, some Tribes 2 information, and some Tribes 2 information.

MacWeek

RFI Report - Much ado about AAPL
Robert Morgan says there is no reason for Apple to be trading as low as it is and he offers some investment tips. He also includes a cursory review for Details 3.0. A good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:00 AM CST]
MacInTouch has updated information on UCITA, information on Final Cut compatibility, reader information on Sony Espressa drive compatibility, a tip on dealing with the iPuck, reader information on MS OFfice and Mac OS 9, some product news, and some industry links.

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

MacOS News Headlines

Top Story Links

Mac Industry Links

Rumors

Tech Industry Links

Announcements

Columns

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Reviews

Product Announcements

Site and Column Summaries

MacWeek

The Register - Can IBM and Motorola Get Along?
Tony Smith has an excellent analysis on some of the behind the scenes action with Motorola, IBM, and Apple. This is a speculative piece, but a very good read.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [5:30 PM CST]
IMG has an update on Avernum, some Quake 3 Arena information, information on MacMAME, news about a FragDifferent UT Skin Contest, a Halo update, links to an Alice preview, links to a hstory of BioWare, information on Unreal Tournament Team Fortress, and links to an interview with Epic's Tim Sweeney .

MacInTouch

News Summary [1:00 PM CST]
MacInTouch has information on the passing of a UCITA law, information about new Apple TIL articles on an iBook disk corruption bug, information on a new TIL article on a Password Security incompatibility, reader comments on PowerBook G3 drive problems, some product news, and some industry information.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [1:00 PM CST]
MGL has news about Hulk 1.1 for Quake III: Arena, links to new Black and White concept art, some movie rumors about who will play Lara Croft, some Neverwinter Nights news, links to an interview with Epic's Tim Sweeney, links to some new features at MacGaming.com, some Quake III: Arena trivia, information on some free skins from FragDifferent.com, information about Blizzard Entertainment, some 3dfx news, some very interesting comments from Valve's Gabe Newell on Apple and games, a new Total Annihilation Map of the Week, information on an update to MacMAME, an update on Avernum, some great news about the U.S. Apple Store, information on the Quake III: Arena 1.16m Beta Update, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacChat

My Review of iReview: It Sucks
Victor Rhee reviews iReview, Apple's web site referral service. We think that Mr, Rhee has some good thoughts on this. A good read. [Link attribution: Applelinks]

Right On Mac!

PC Confessions 14 - The graphite seduction fails
Mike Ellis continues his fictional series of life with a bunch of PC and Mac users. This week we find out about Nick and Lexi... A very entertaining read.

Low End Mac

Mac To The Future - Mac OS X: The Big Change
In a new column for Low End Mac, Kel Taylor looks at what Mac OS X will mean for the future. A good read.

Miscellaneous Ramblings - Apple to Get Toasted in Processor Speedstakes?
Charles Moore offers an excellent look at the CPU problem with Apple's product line. A good balanced approach, this is a very good read.

MacOS News Around The Web
Monday, March 6th, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

Top Links

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Reviews

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Mac Gamer's Ledge

Summary Update [3:00 PM CST]
MGL has informatio about the release of the Aftershock mod for Avara, information on Tropico, an update on Rocket Arena 3, links to a preview of WarCraft III, a fun update on the Aspyr Bowl, information on Oni, information on Freeverse Week, links to a developer profile of Volition's Nick Lee, links to a deal on Game Wizard for iMac, links to an unofficial Diablo II FAQ, information on Space Siege 1.0, links to a Shadowbane interview with Brian "Balseraph" Urbanek, information on Tetris for Unreal Tournament, information on a Hulk mod for Quake III: Arena, information on OfficePool 2000 for NCAA Tournament, and links to am Unreal Tournament interview with Cliff Bleszinski.

News Summary [3:00 PM CST]
MGL has news about a WarCraft II: Battle.net Edition tournament, information abou their own Baldur's Gate giveaway, infomration on a new Mac Madden League, links to a The Fallen interview with Peter Binazeski, news about an offer from Mac-O-Rama, information about a new Alpha Centauri patch and demo, their own review of iSub, links to a Madden NFL Internet radio show, a new Ryan's Bookmark of the Week, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [3:00 PM CST]
IMG has news about a new game engine called SAGE, information on Tropico, links to a Deus Ex interview, and information about a Tetris game that can be played from within Unreal Tournament.

Applelinks

The Warp Core - BIG
John Martellaro talks about the nature of companies once they become Big Companies. A very good read.

The Farr Site - How Not to Serve
John Farr also takes a swipe at big business in this piece about AirPort settings and US$1600 phone bills. A good read, though once again we do not necessarily agree with his conclusions.

FireWireWorld

The FireWire Bridge - FireWire Roundup From
MACWORLD Tokyo

Jeff Questad offers a roundup of the FireWire news from MACWORLD Tokyo. A good read.

Montreal Gazette

Mac fans can survive in a PC world
In a syndicated report, Bill Husted talks about how Mac users get along, and the web has a big part of that. We shamelessly promote this piece because Mr. Husted talks about The Mac Observer. Therefore, this piece is a MUST read. :-)

MacOPINION

Utopia Planitia - We Don't Need Rude Software
John Martellaro takes a swipe at Intuit's advertising and other distractions built into Quicken 2000. This column examines the issues surrounding making software user friendly. A very good read that we applaud.

The Mac Skeptic - Fear and Loathing in Software Creation...
Jeff Lewis has the inside skinny on how software is actually developed. A very good read.

MacCreator

Mona Lysa Overdrive
Eolake Stobblehouse talks about Internet access in Europe. A good read.

Low End Mac

Mac Musings - G4 Debacle Not All Apple's Fault
Dan Knight digs down into the processor situation with Apple. This is a very good analysis that includes lots of background information. A very good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [7:00 AM CST]
MacInTouch has comments from an original ClarisWorks developers on AppleWorks 6, information on a FireWire target disk problem, information on Mac OS 9.0.2 incompatibilities with VST floppies, information on a problem with Apple's G4 internal modem, information from Microtek on supporting SCSI on USB Macs, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Friday, March 3rd, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

Top Links

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Mac Gaming Links

Tech Industry Links

Interviews

Weird Mac Things

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Columns

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Tips

MacReviewZone

Product News

Site and Column Summaries

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [7:00 PM CST]
IMG has information on a new title from Ambrosia Software, an update on the status of Oni, news that Cryo Interactive Entertainment has acquired North American publisher DreamCatcher Interactive, infomration about SAGE Game Engine, an update on Deus Ex, links to an interview with with Tim Willits, links to a Summoner preview, and links to two UT Rocket Arena Screen Shots.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Summary Update [7:00 PM CST]
MGL has added some information about a petition for Half-Life 2 for the Mac, and an update on Summoner.

News Summary [7:30 AM CST]
MGL has information on 256 color games in Mac OS X, links to Starsiege: Tribes 2 armor images, information about a Nanosaur Linux port, links to a vdeo interview with Raven's Jarrod Showers, some information on Mac OpenGL drivers, their own preview of Baldur's Gate, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

News Summary [1:30 PM CST]
MacInTouch has information about an Apple TIL article about FireWire Target Mode, information about a luma/chroma bug in QuickTime/Final Cut Pro 1.2.1, some tips, some product news, and some industry links.

The Motley Fool

The Other Steve
The Motley Fool interviews Steve Wozniak (The Woz). It's always great to hear about or from Mr. Wozniak and this is a great interview. Read it.

Low End Mac

Mac Musings - Who Is Self Serving?
Dan Knight takes a poke at Apple for their review of RealNetworks on iReview. A good read.

MacSimple

Should Politics Be Taboo On Mac Web Sites?
Charles Moore writes a resounding condemnation on the people who condemmed Dan Knight for writing about politics at Low End Mac (some said they would boycott the site from now on). A well written editorial that we agree with, a good read.

But I digress....You Figure it Out
Dr. Tim Hillman talks about Macs in school, Excel, Mac SE30's, and a few dozen other things... Always entertaining, a good read.

MacReviewZone

Bill Gates Shadow - IBM And Gates
Gary Rivlin continues his biography of Bill Gates in this week's discussion of IBM and OS/2. This is a great series that is very informative. A very good read.

MacOS News Around The Web
Thursday, March 2nd, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

Top Story Links

Mac Industry Links

Mac Games Links

Tech Industry Links

Announcements

Columns

Opinions

Opinions - Tech Related

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Reviews

Product News

Site and Column Summaries

MacInTouch

News Summary [5:30 PM CST]
MacInTouch has news that Apple is taking orders on the iSub, information about an Apple TIL article on AirPort serial number problem, information about Netscape 4.72 Fixes, information about the latest build of Mozilla, other product news, and some industry links.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [5:30 PM CST]
IMG has links to a Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force preview, information about a Linux port of Nanosaur, information on Rainbow Six and QuickTime 4.1, an update on Neverwinter Nights, information on a contest from JustAdventure.com, and a Tribes 2 update.

osOpinion

Answering the Monopoly Apologists
While we don't agree with all his assertions, Tom Nadeau offers a very compelling argument that the government does indeed have the right to break up Microsoft. Well written and a very good read.

MyMac

Babes in Boyland - Internet Energetics
Beth Lock talks about communication and the Internet. A good read.

A Tale OF Two Cities - The Best Of Times, The Worst Of Times
Eolake Stobblehouse has a story that is really not all that Mac related aside from a cameo by his PowerBook. None-the-less, Mr. Stobblehouse is an excellent story teller, and this tale of moving from Norway to Scotland is a good read.

Applelinks

Mac Spirit - Does Steve Jobs hate Mac evangelists?
Rodney O. Lain seems to have a bad case of the Mondays! He offers what he calls a soliloquy about being a Mac evangelist and an employee at CompUSA. A good read.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [5:30 PM CST]
MGL has a review of the Contour Design UniMouse, information on Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri 1.4.1, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacOS News Around The Web
Wednesday, March 1st, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

Top 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 [7:00 PM CST]
IMG has an update on Summoner, information on Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri 1.4.1, infomration on Diablo II, links to a Deus Ex interview, links to a Half-Life 2 Petition, and information about an Internet poll.

Low End Mac

Mac Musings - Politics and the Mac Web
Dan Knight talks about reaction to a recent piece he postsed about John McCain's campaign, a decidedly non-Mac issue. A good read.

osOpinion

Just How Great Is This "Mac" Thing, Anyway?
PurpleKnuckles (we are guressing it is a pen name) offers a coparison of ease of use on Windows and the Mac. While somewhat long, this is a concise article on the entire Mac experience vs, the Windows one. Mr. Knuckles says he owns a PC now, but will be getting a Mac. A good read.

MacSimple

The Road Warrior - PowerBook Speed - How Much Do You Really Need?
Charles Moore looks at the processor power needs of the portable Mac community. A good read.

It's the Content Stupid
David Schultz goes on a philosophical bent about books, the Internet, content, and finally, the mission at MacSimple. A good read.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [7:00 PM CST]
MGL has links to Summoner developer profile of John Enricco, links to an article on Halo, information about developer shifts, information about Connectix's CEO appearing on The Mac Show, information about 3dfx's Bryam Speece's appearance in a chat last night, links to a Deus Ex interviews with Bob White and Harvey Smith, informationon CTF/e 2.28 for Unreal Tournament, information on Aspyr Bowl, information on an update to the iMate driver, an update from Westlake Interactive, news from Alien Orb, links to a Heavy Metal: FAKK2 interview, tips on using the other two buttons on your IntelliMouse Explorer, links to new Star Trek Deep Space 9: The Fallen screenshot, information about a new sponsor, links to a new Summoner Screenshot of the Week, information on the Parsec demo, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:00 AM CST]
MacInTouch has information on WebObjects 4.5, information on a Yamaha native CD-RW drive, a tip on PS/2-USB adapters, informtion on AirPort 1.1, information about a troubleshooting DVD TIL article, reader information on Newer Technologies, some product news, and some industry links.

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