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September, 2000 Archive

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MacOS News Around The Web
Friday, September 29th, 2000

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MacSpeedZone

Apple Confidential - "Butt-Head Astronomer"
Owen Linzmayer discusses the legal trouble Apple got into for code-naming a product Carl Sagan, something done in tribute to the astronomer. Their response was to code name it BHA... A great series of excerpts from a great book.

osOpinion

What Every American Should Know About Copyright
Interesting background info on copyright laws in this piece that is balanced by a bunch of crap about who is entitled to what. This is too bad as it makes an otherwise good article into crap.

Mired

The Mac Communist - Apple stock crash: MacCommunism was never more necessary
Our friend Lucas Hauser suggests that Apple's stock price collapse shows the need for MacCommunism. Funny stuff.

Applelust

Gyges Goes Surfing
David Schultz continues his look at the Internet as a form of therapy. A good read.

MacCentral

Oni release in January, Bungie comments on development
Peter Cohen gets the dirt on Oni from Bungie and Gathering of Developers. A good report.

Applelinks

Ruby Friday: Gates Buyout Offer, Jobs' Whereabouts Unknown [UPDATED]
John Farr has an absolutely hilarious piece of fiction concerning Apple's stock drop. It seems Bill Gates has offered to buy all the outstanding shares of Apple stock at 5 cents on the dollar and he went ahead and through in the rest of the dot-coms as well. It gets better from there. A very funny read (nice work John!).

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [11:50 AM CDT]
Mac Gamer's Ledge has links to some Tomb Raider movies, links to a Risk II preview, links to an article on Mac game fan sites, links to a Myst III Exile preview, information about a Halo fan facing a US$24,000 bill for hosting a halo movie, information about TimeScape: Journey to Pompeii, links to a Diablo II review, news from Fantasoft, and information about Avernum 2.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [11:50 AM CDT]
Inside Mac Games has information about Avernum 2, links to some Black & White movies, information about Pro Pinball: Fantastic Journey, an update on Cro-Mag Rally, and information on RockNES.

MacInTouch

News Summary [11:50 AM CDT]
MacInTouch has information on Apple's stock performance, reader information about Bottom Line Distribution, reader tips on Nikon digital cameras, reader information about an Avid promotion, some updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Thursday, September 28th, 2000

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Applelust

I Remember When . . .
Thomas Wetzel talks about the students entering college this year. People of all age should enjoy. A good read, though not Mac-realted.

Right On Mac!

Secret Office Guy - The tangerine iBook did not cheer me up
Ack, this really bites. Not the column, but the story Secret Office Guy tells! Earlier this week he told us about a mysterious iBook in his PC office and today we find out what the deal is. The upshot is that there is a new Secret Office Intern on hand, but the downside is that his boss is really a pinhead. Go read it, it's a good read.

The MacJunkie

G4 and G5 Vs Intel: How Much Longer Can We Fool Ourselves?
Ben Apple asks some hard hitting questions about Motorola's PowerPC speeds. A good read.

MacWeek

Inside OS X: Unix commands
Stephen Beale explains how to get to the command line prompt in Mac OS X and some other CL basics. If you are interested in the command line, this is a very good read.

Register UK

PowerPC G4 Plus taped out
Tony Smith reports on the status of the G4 Plus processor from Motorola. A very good reaport and a good read.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [12:10 PM CDT]
Mac Gamer's Ledge has links to a review of Freeverse Software's Byte Me!, links to a Rune interview with Human Head's Tim Gerritsen, information about Quake 3 Arena, 1.25 Beta, links to a 3dfx's Bubba Wolford interview, links to new Tropico screenshots, links to Part 3 of The Level Designers interviews, links to some Black & White movies, links to a Q3TeamArena, information about a Terminus update, links to a Rune preview, information about an Oni delay, and links to a Star Trek: The Fallen preview.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [12:10 PM CDT]
Inside Mac Games has information about a Tomb Raider Level Editor FAQ, information about a Terminus update, information about Q3: Team Arena, links to some Black and White movies, some Soldier of Fortune information, links to an interview with 3dfx's Bubba Wolford, and information about an Oni delay.

MacInTouch

News Summary [12:10 PM CDT]
MacInTouch has reader information on Mac OS X Public Beta, reader comments on BottomLine Distribution, reader comments on VistaScan 3.73, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Wednesday, September 27th, 2000

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The MacJunkie

Moore's Machine - Is The Magic Over For Both Baseball And The Mac?
CHarles Moore draws an interesting analaogy between baseball and the Mac and his feelings for both. A good read.

Salon

Linux and the lady
This is story about an escort who charges US$12,000 a day, two day minimum? What does this have to do with computers? Simple chompy, she's a gearhead and that grabbed the attention of this salon writer who tells us his tale. A very amusing and good read (Go Anne Marie!).

San Francisco Chronicle

10 Times Is A Charm - Radical Revamp Puts Mac OS Back in the Running
The Sna Francisco Chronicle offers some great mainstream coverage of Apple and Mac OS X while diving into what makes OS X special and how we got there. They also look at OS X from a WIndows' user perspective. A very good read.

MacOPINION

Mac Skeptic - Is Copyright Dead? Part 4 -- Some Ways to Make Money
Philip Machanick concludes his series on modern copyright laws with a good look at some ways to Think Different about copyright. A good read.

Low End Mac

Mac Metamorphosis - The One-Year Metamorphosis
Eric Stephano talks about his move to the Mac of which he has written for the past year. We have enjoyed this column and found this retrospective to be a good read. Keep it up Eric! :-)

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [12:10 PM CDT]
Mac Gamer's Ledge has some Nightfall news, information about Mac D&D Master Tools, links to a new fansite for Skyfighters 1945, links to a Heavy Metal FAKK 2 interview, some Summoner information, links to a Queen of Quake interview, links to a Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - The Fallen preview, links to Tomb Raider Chronicles screenshots, links to some Escape Velocity 3 movies, some Warcraft 3 information, links to a Rune interview with Tim Gerritsen of Human Head, links to some Diablo 2 information, and links to a Black & White gameplay movie.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [12:10 PM CDT]
Inside Mac Games has some Escape Velocity 3 information, links to a Gaming Mousepad Roundup, links to a Black & White Gameplay Movie, information on Victoly Boy, a Summoner update, information on Strike Force 1.50 for UT, links to a 4x4 Evolution preview, some Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2 information, links to a Diablo 2 Expansion preview, links to a Myst 3: Exile chat transcript, links to a Rune interview, and information on The Fallen.

MacInTouch

News Summary [12:10 PM CDT]
MacInTouch has information about the PowerPC 7410, information on the PowerBook Firmware Update 2.7, reader tips on 'tweaking NetCD 2.0.2 and SoundApp 2.7.2 to use freedb, rader comments on Macromedia Flash and Game Sprockets, two updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Tuesday, September 26th, 2000

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ZDNet

Mac OS X a hit with first users
ZDNet reports on user reaction to Mac OS X Beta. A good report and an interesting read.

MacCentral

Game Guru: A lesson in gaming taxonomy
Nate Birkholz offers a guide to terminology for game types. Handy, and a good resource.

Applelinks

Abacus - The Bridge to Nowhere: Part One
Aha, our good friend Del Miller is back with another Abacus column! Mr. Miller uses parallel stories about bungie jumping from a bridge (a great story) and OS X to make his point. A very good read.

Mac Spirit - I bet Microsoft would call OS X Beta a 'golden master' :-)
Rodney O. Lain showed customers at Micro Center OS X and shares their reactions with us. A very good read.

Low End Mac

The Rumor Mill - Wind-X: Windows for OS X
Anne Onymous has information about Microsoft working out a version of Windows to run on top of the OS X kernel. That's good stuff, especially reading the comments of the people who think it might not be real...

My First Mac - PC techie finds Macs great
Luc Delorme tells us about how he enjoys Macs despite being a PC user. A good read.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [12:10 PM CDT]
Mac Gamer's Ledge has information on Dark Light Studios (a new game developer), some Rune news, links to a Myst tribute article at GameSpy, links to, and comments about, an article about game packaging, links to some WarCraft III art, links to a SiN: The Movie review, links to a Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2 review, links to a Deus Ex walkthrough, links to a level designer interview, links to a The Sims: Livin' Large review, information about a /A 18 Korea GL update, links to another Halo NVIDIA movie, and information about Quake III for OS X.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [12:10 PM CDT]
Inside Mac Games has not yet been updated today.

MacInTouch

News Summary [12:10 PM CDT]
MacInTouch has reader comments on Mac OS Runtime for Java 2.2.3, some product news, some updated reports, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Monday, September 25th, 2000

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Right On Mac!

Secret Office Guy - Can a tangerine iBook cheer you up?
We love this column. SOG has the tale of tracking down an iBook in his office, only to find out his pinhead boss seems to have it. It's a very funny read, though he leaves us with a cliffhanger.

Applelinks

The Farr Site - People Are Everything
John Farr uses a tirade about people who think Apple owes them something to segue into a broader piee about people. A good read.

Mounties Raid Home Of Free Speech Advocate Who Defied Canadian Government's Internet Blackout
Charles Moore tells us about some free-speech issues in Canada. The world sucks. A good read.

MacCreator

News from Apple Cyborg Technology Section
Our friend Eolake Stobblehouse has some "rumors" from a followup of a Rumor Mill piece. Seems he has the scoop on the iWatch 2.0, and boy does it sound nifty. Could be some concerns from the anti-cyborg contingent though... A very good read.

Xappeal

Migrating Out of Classic and into OS X
Xappeal has some great tips for people looking to move to Mac OS X, including help with Carbon apps. A good resource.

Technology Log: The perils of anti-capitalism
Salon reports on an art troupe in San Francisco protesting against capitalism, growth, and reality. A funny read.

Salon

View From the Top: Defanging Carnivore
Salon reports on Robert Graham, a privacy advocate and veteran programmer. Mr. Graham has released an open source version of Carnivore, the FBI's snooping device. A very good read.

Technology Log: The perils of anti-capitalism
Salon reports on an art troupe in San Francisco protesting against capitalism, growth, and reality. A funny read.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [12:10 PM CDT]
Mac Gamer's Ledge has information on Bugdom 1.1.4, information on Classic CTF for Quake 3, links to an interview with Ritual’s Mark Dochtermann, links to an NVIDIA Halo movie from MacWorld 2000, links to a Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2 interview, and links to a John Carmack interview.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [12:10 PM CDT]
Inside Mac Games has information on Quake 3: Arena, information on Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, information on Bugdom 1.1.4, information on Gamesprockets 1.7.5, information on Unreal Tournament and Carbon, an update on the Voodoo5 5500 and other Voodoo news, links to a Rune Q&A, an update on Tribes 2 and other Tribes 2 information.

MacInTouch

News Summary [12:10 PM CDT]
MacInTouch has information on the PowerBook Firmware Update 2.7, information on Game Sprockets 1.7.5, reader information on Internet Explorer, reader information on MRJ 2.2.3, reader comments on seeing Microsoft Office 2001, some product news, some updated reports, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Friday, September 22nd, 2000

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MacSpeedZone

Apple Confidential - Apple's Fight With The Beatles, Or Why It's "Apple Computer" Instead of "Banana" Or "Peach"!
Owen Linzmayer's excellent excerpts from Apple Confidential continues with the story of Apple's fight with the Beattles. A very good read.

MacWeek

The tools of icon design
MacWeek takes a look at the approachess of The IconFactory and The OmniGroup in making icons for OS X. Very interesting, and a good read.

Low End Mac

My Turn - Internet Grandma
John C. Foster tells us the story of getting his 70 year old mother onto her first Mac and the Internet. A very enjoyable tale.

ZDNet

Mac OS X: Win some, lose some
Stephan Somogyi comments on OS X Beta, Mac users, Apple, Microsoft, Windows 2000, and more. An interesting read.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [12:10 PM CDT]
Mac Gamer's Ledge has their own Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2 preview, links to an interview With Brian Love of Blizzard, links to a Black & White preview, links to a review of Star Trek: Elite Force, links to a Doom FAQ update, links to a Q&A with the Tribes 2 team, links to an Alan Willard & Cliff Bleszinski interview, some Rune information, links to a Red Faction preview, links to a RUNE interview at PC Monkey, information about a Shogo demo update, and information about a Diablo 2 update.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [12:10 PM CDT]
Inside Mac Games has information on Pro Pinball: Fantastic Journey, links to a Red Faction preview, information on Radeon and Mac OS X, information about the Deus Ex SDK, links to a Tropico Q&A, and information about M&M's: The Lost Formulas.

MacInTouch

News Summary [12:10 PM CDT]
MacInTouch has reader information about OS vulnerabilities, reader information about the Mac version of the Opera Web browser, some updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Thursday, September 21st, 2000

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Right On Mac!

Secret Office Guy - My column is funny
Secret Office Guy updates us on his job and shares some reader letters. Wee love this column. A good read.

Salon

Technology Log: Volunteer revolt
Salon reports on idiot Ultima Online volunteers who volunteered to be counselors for little or no compensation, and then got pissed about it later. They are filing a lawsuit against Origin. What a bunch of wankers.

Low End Mac

Mac Musings - The Instant Messenger War
Dan Knight examines issues behind the Instant Messenger wars. A good analysis with lots of information. A good read.

Insanely Great Mac

Top 10 Coolest PowerBook accessories
The title says it all. A good read.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [1:10 PM CDT]
Mac Gamer's Ledge has links to an interview with Battlefront.com's commander in chief, links to a review of USB Overdrive, links to a Tropico interview with Phil Steinmeyer, information about the Nehara Project, links to comments from Graeme Devine, links to three tar Trek: Elite Force previews, some Diablo II news, an update on Black and White, links to a Mac Heavy Metal FAKK 2 interview with Andrew Meggs, some Rune news, some Red Faction information, links to part 3 of a John Carmack interview, and information on x4 Evolution.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [1:10 PM CDT]
Inside Mac Games has information on 4x4 Evolution, information on the Diablo 2 1.0.3c Patch, information on Macgamefiles, information about a new Shogo Demo, an update on WaterRace, an update on Black and White, links to some id Software interviews, a Rune update, news from MacSoft, links to an interview with Andrew Meggs, links to some Red Faction information, links to a Risk II preview, and information on ATI drivers for Diablo II.

MacInTouch

News Summary [1:10 PM CDT]
MacInTouch has reader information on a Mac tool for updating the firmware on the VXA-1 tape drive, links to instructions on installing the BSD development tools onto Mac OS X, reader tip on Mac CD players, links to HabbyCam, two updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Wednesday, September 20th, 2000

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Salon

Technology Log: A patent worm in Apple
Salon looks at the nature of patents in relation to Apple licensing Amazon's 1-click ordering system. A good read with lots of information.

MacWeek

iGeek: OS X - The big compromise
David K. Every talks about Mac OS X Beta from the standpoint of compromises, but he says this isn't necessarily a bad thing at all. Good analysis, good informaiton, and a good read.

Applelinks

Loose Cannons - Sturm and Drang
The Loose Cannons talk about the Chiat/Day editorial policy flap, and make some sense in the process. Mac OS X Beta is also discussed. A very good read.

Low End Mac

Rumor Log - Apple, Chiat/Day, and rumors
Dan Knight makes some common sense observations about the Chiat/Day editorial flap. A good read.

C-Net

FCC's chief techie sees a wilder Net ride ahead
C-Net reports on some comments made by David Farber of the FCC about the future rate of change in the technology world. A good read.

Upside Today

Barenaked Ladies gives Napster users a surprise
Upside Today has a report on the Bare Naked Ladies offering a small surprise to Napster users. Pretty funny.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [11:40 AM CDT]
Mac Gamer's Ledge has news from United Developers, information about their own Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force giveaway, links to the Diablo 2 Expansion Set FAQ, links to a Star Trek: Elite Force interview, links to a Rune preview, links to an Upside TOday article about gaming and Bungie/MS, links to part 2 of a John Carmach interview, information about MacHeretic, and links to a Star Trek: Elite Force review.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [11:40 AM CDT]
Inside Mac Games has information about Voyager: Elite Force, information about a Little Wing update, news from United Developers, links to a Combat Mission interview, information about Heretic, some Diablo II information, links to part 2 of an interview with John Carmack, some Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force information, and some Rune information.

MacInTouch

News Summary [11:40 AM CDT]
MacInTouch has information on Apple's Knowledge Base, reader comments on the Voodoo 5, information about an OS X on Intel petition, reader comments on Orange Micro's PC cards, some updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Tuesday, September 19th, 2000

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ZDNet

Apple's controlling desires
Matthew Rothenberg talks about Apple, Chiat/Day, and his thoughts on how Apple tries to control its image. This is a very good piece and we recommend you read it.

Applelust

ZD Net, Chiat/Day and Journalistic Bias
To contrast the above editorial, David Schultz takes ZDNet to task for their approach to voering the issue of Chiat/Day's alleged threats to media outlets. A good read.

osOpinion

Letter from 2020
Salon looks back at the victory Diamnond won against the RIAA in 1999 with the Rio. Includes lots of other industry commentary about how that victory may have been the beginning of the end of the war for MP3 technologies. A good read.

Salon

Rio's Pyrrhic victory
This is a very funny, yet sad letter from the future written in a world where .Net from Microsoft is only computing being done. Very well written, and a very good read.

Low End Mac

My First Mac - Mac Obsession
Heather Anne Hurd steps us through her path to being a Machead. A great series, a good read.

TidBITS

InterviewBITS: A Conversation with David Blatner
TidBITS interviews David Blatner, noted Mac author and pioneer. A good interview.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [12:20 PM CDT]
Mac Gamer's Ledge has information on the Diablo II Almanac, some Red Faction news, an update on Cro-Mag Rally, an update on Halo, links to an interview with John Carmack, links to two Rune interviews, information on Reckless Drivin' 1.0, links to a new feature at Clan MacGaming, and an update on Happy Gear.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [12:20 PM CDT]
Inside Mac Games has information from the Myst III: Exile FAQ, links to an interview with John Carmack, and links to a Human Head interview.

MacInTouch

News Summary [12:20 PM CDT]
MacInTouch has not yet been updated today.

MacOS News Around The Web
Monday, September 18th, 2000

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Applelinks

More On Apple Ad Agency's Alleged Threats To The Mac Media
Charles Moore offers a good analaysis of the Chiat/Day speculation flap currently sweeping the Mac world. A very good read.

MacSoldiers

News Flash: Apple Will Succeed Despite Rumor Mongering
Jon Bonner takes Apple to task for their ongoing efforts to rid the world of Mac speculation. A good read.

Enough Already About The "Mac Web"
Jon Bonner issues a plea for peace among Mac authors complaining, or even tlaking, about the Mac Web. A good read.

Salon

Poison PCs
Salon reports on the toxic substances in computers and looks at the industry's response, the enviroment, and many other issues. A 4 page report that we recommend. A very good read.

Technology Log: Blowing up "The Anarchist Cookbook"
It seems the author of The Anarchist Cookbook has had a change of heart. Salon offers a great report.

MacOPINION

Less Tangible - "Why I Don't Read Newspapers"
Marc Zeedar talks about newspapers of the past, present, and future. A good read.

Applelinks

The Farr Site - Sour Fruit
This is the best column we have read from John Farr in a long time. Mr. Farr talks about the alleged Chiat/Day loyalty pledge they want from media outlets and what this represents. He talks about some other thigns as well, and it is a very good read.

Low End Mac

Mac Musings - Macintosh vs. Windows 95
Dan Knight shares a note he sent his company in 1995, shortly after the release of Windows 95. A very interesting read.

Register UK

IBM's Olympic brand madness
Kieran McCarthy comments on IBM's advertising rights at the Sydney Olympics. A good read.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [11:50 AM CDT]
Mac Gamer's Ledge has some news from Graeme Devine on Mac OS X Quake 3, news on Tic Mac Toe, some 4x4 Evolution information, links to a Will Wright interview, some information on DiabloII.net, links to an interview with Raven Software's Jake Simpson, information on Quake III Arena, some Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force news, links to some new Summoner screenshots, links to some Tomb Raider: Chronicles screenshots, and a new Deep thoughts with Ryan Adams.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [11:50 AM CDT]
Inside Mac Games has some news from Graeme Devine on Mac OS X Quake 3, links to a Simon 3D Q&A, links to a Rune interview, links to a Sharky Extreme Radeon 32MB Review, information on Diablo II/The Sims, and soem news from Volition.

MacInTouch

News Summary [11:50 AM CDT]
MacInTouch has information on Apple's iTools, information on ICW Mac development team at Nortel, some updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Friday, September 15th, 2000

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Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [7:30 PM CDT]
Mac Gamer's Ledge has links to a Diablo 2 Expansion Set preview, some Quake 3 information, some comments on the MS Optical IntelliMouse with IntelliEye, links to some Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force interviews, information about a cool new site called GameSkins.com, some Freeverse information, a new Custer's Corner desktop pic (very cool!), links to a Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2 review, links to an article about the benefits of Framerate/refresh rate, links to a Star Trek Deep Space 9: The Fallen preview, and links to a Jeff K!!!!!!!1!!!11 interview. :-)

MacSpeedZone

Apple Confidential - In 1985 Who Was Pushing Hard For Apple To Licence The Mac OS?
Owen Linzmayer continues with excerpts from his great book, Apple Confidential. This week's installment is about Bill Gates pushing Apple to license the Mac OS. A very, very good read.

osOpinion

OS X: Our New War
Jack Shedd has an interesting take on Mac OS X and the nature of technology upgrades. A good read.

Salon

Technology Log: Crack SDMI? No thanks!
Salon reports on the cracker community's response to a request that they try and break a new encryption technology for the RIAA. A good read.

Upside Today

Courtney Love demands some MP3.com cash
Courtney Love says Universal needs to give her some of the money from the MP3.com lawsuit, after all, she contends, it was collected on behalf of the artists... An interesting read, including the 2nd page of the story.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [8:50 AM CDT]
Inside Mac Games has links to some Aliens versus Predator screenshots, information on The Sims, information on Baldur's Gate II, links to some Tropico information, and links to a Summoner preview and screenshots.

MacInTouch

News Summary [8:50 AM CDT]
MacInTouch has reader comments about American Airline's partnership with MobileStar, links to MacintoshDeveloper.com, some new and updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Thursday, September 14th, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

Non-Mac related links have been moved below the software and hardware links.

Mac OS X Links

iBook Links

Other Apple Expo Links

Other Top Links

Mac Industry Links

Mac Gaming Links

Mac Announcements

Mac Columns

Mac Tips

Mac Reviews

Mac Hardware Links

Mac Software Links

Microsoft Links

MP3 Inudstry Links

Privacy Links

Linux Links

Free Speech Links

Other Gaming Links

Other Tech-Related Opinions/Editorials

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Site and Column Summaries

Salon

Robots "R" us
This is a review of "Robo Sapiens: Evolution of a New Species." Nothing Mac specific, but a good read.

Low End Mac

New iBooks a Better Value?
Dan Knight examines the relative value of the new iBooks. A good read.

My First Mac - From Small Beginnings
Chris Lawson recounts his experiences with his first Mac, a good read.

Mac Musings - PowerPC 750 CX
Dan Knight has details and explanations on the processors inside the new iBooks models from Apple, including lots of information on the cache. A good read.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [10:20 AM CDT]
Mac Gamer's Ledge has links to a Tim Sweeney interview, information about a Mac Shogo demo, links to some Red Faction screenshots, links to previews of Aspyr's new games, and information on SimShow.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [10:20 AM CDT]
Inside Mac Games has their own preview of Diablo II Expansion, links to new Simon 3D Shots, some information on Red Faction, and some Warcraft III information,.

MacInTouch

News Summary [10:20 AM CDT]
MacInTouch has not yet been updated today.

MacOS News Around The Web
Wednesday, September 13th, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

Non-Mac related links have been moved below the software and hardware links.

Apple Expo Mac OS X Links

Mac OS X Previews/Reviews/First Looks/Technical Information

Apple Expo iBook Links

Apple Expo ATI Radeon Links

Other Apple Expo Links

Other Top Links

Mac Industry Links

Mac Gaming Links

Mac Announcements

Mac Columns

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Mac Tips

Other Mac Reviews

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Linux Links

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Site and Column Summaries

Applelust

Moore's MacCave - Is the Mac's Superiority Becoming an Illusion?
Charles Moore raises some intelligent obsevations on the differences between the Mac and Windows 2000 and asks if Win 2K might not have caught up to the Mac! A very good read, thought provoking.

Company Developing "MacOS Killer" Operating System
Andras Puiz talks about the nature of the software industry in regards to efforts to unseat software with dominant market share. An interesting read.

MacReviewZone

The Cider Press - "But This One Goes To 11!"
MacReviewZone reviews the Wow Thing Box, a device that helps your computer sound system sound great, even with cheap speakers. A very cool product, though not the most thorough review.

Salon

A bug in the legal code?
This is an interview with David Touretzky about free speech issues, the DeCSS ruling, Napster, and other current topics. A very good and thought provoking read.

Upside Today

Government chimes in against Napster
Upside Today reports on a brief from the Office of Copyrights concerning Napster's attempt to use the 1992 Audio Home Recording Act in its defense. A very interesting read.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [10:40 AM CDT]
Mac Gamer's Ledge has news about Voodoo 5 5500 AGP for the Mac, links to some information at Oni Central, and infomration on OS X Beta.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [10:40 AM CDT]
Inside Mac Games has a report on gaming developments from Apple Expo, including information on the the Voodoo 5 5500 AGP card for the Mac, and some cool information on Epic Interactive.

MacInTouch

News Summary [10:40 AM CDT]
MacInTouch has information on Apple's announcements from the Apple Expo, infomration on problems with two of Epson's recent photo printers, reader comments on Filemaker Mobile for the Palm, reader information on MacInTax, some updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Tuesday, September 12th, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

Non-Mac related links have been moved below the software and hardware links.

Apple Expo Links

Top Links

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Mac Gaming Links

Mac Announcements

Mac Columns

Mac Opinions/Editorials

Mac Humor

Mac Tips

Mac Reviews

Mac Hardware Links

Mac Software Links

Microsoft Links

MP3 Industry Links

Privacy Links

Security Links

Linux Links

Other Tech-Related Opinions/Editorials

Other Technology Links

Site and Column Summaries

MacOPINION

Less Tangible - Threshold of the Future
Marc Zeedar talks about the nature of the computing industry and how he expects computers to become more and mroe appliance like. A good read.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Enemies Becoming Allies?
Corey Tamás interviews Peter Tamte, newly with Microsoft's Mac gmaing division. A very good read.

News Summary [1:10 PM CDT]
Mac Gamer's Ledge has an update on Alien Versus Predator, some Rune Multiplayer information, links to a Tomb Raider interview with Core Design's Adrian Smith, links to a Summoner interview with Anoop Shekar, and their own interview with Peter Tamte!

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [1:10 PM CDT]
Inside Mac Games has an update on Aliens vs Predator, some Rune Multiplayer information, and some news from Bungie.

Low End Mac

The Rumor Mill - Smaller Than Your Palm
Anne Onymous has "information" on Apple's plans for a wearable PDA. Funny stuff.

TidBITS

Eudora 5.0 Reads Your Mind
TidBITS offers a great review of Eudora Pro 5.0. If you want the lowdown on this new version, this is the place to go.

MacInTouch

News Summary [1:10 PM CDT]
MacInTouch has not yet been updated today.

MacOS News Around The Web
Monday, September 11th, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

Non-Mac related links have been moved below the software and hardware links.

Top Links

Paris Expo Related Links

Mac Industry Links

Mac Gaming Links

Mac Announcements

Mac Columns

Mac Opinions/Editorials

Mac Tips

Mac Reviews

Mac Hardware Links

Mac Software Links

Microsoft Links

MP3 Industry Links

Linux Links

Security Link

Other Technology Links

Site and Column Summaries

MacReviewZone

Apple Confidential - You've Got 1 Billion In Back Orders And Still No One Wants You - What's A CEO To Do
Excerpts from Apple Confidential continue with the story of Michael Spindler. A very good read.

Applelinks

The Farr Site - Scratch One Dodge!
Not a bit of Macness in this column, but it's a great read involving 1950's occupied Germany, a junkyard, and some poor US Airman's car.

Right On Mac!

Get a Compaq and put the old Mac to rest
Stories of people switching to the Dark Side are always hard, especially when they come from your oldest Mac using friends. A very good read.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

A letter to the readers
Mike Dixon explains why he sold Mac Gamer's Ledge to Macgamer.com. A good read.

Summary Update [4:20 PM CDT]
Mac Gamer's Ledge has added links to a Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force multiplayer preview, information on SegaNet, links to some Rune information, a History of MacGamer's Ledge, a letter to the readers, links to a Tribes 2 interview and screenshots, some THQ/Volition information, links to interviews with id Software's Graeme Devine and Todd Hollenshead, and links to comments from Ion Storm's Harvey "Witchboy" Smith.

News Summary [6:30 AM CDT]
Mac Gamer's Ledge has information on a new special on Alpha Centauri.

MacInTouch

News Summary [6:30 AM CDT]
MacInTouch has reader information the Pro Keyboard, a reader tip on booting new Macs from the latest Norton Utilities CD, a reader tip on the G4, a new report on the G4, some updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [6:30 AM CDT]
Inside Mac Games has some information on Oni, information about an FTC statement about youth and violence, some SegaNet information, some Rune information, information about Hasbro, links to a Myst III: Exile Preview, information on Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2, information from id Software's Graeme Devine, some more Oni information, and some information on the Unreal Tournament engine.

MacOS News Around The Web
Friday, September 8th, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

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Top Links

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Mac Announcements

Mac Columns

Mac Opinions/Editorials

Mac Tips

Mac Reviews

Mac Hardware Links

Mac Software Links

Microsoft Links

MP3 Industry Links

Other Gaming Links

Linux Links

Other Tech-Related Opinions/Editorials

Other Technology Links

Site and Column Summaries

Register UK

Keyboard grime analysis
This is too funny. AOL has figured out what constitues the keyboard grime on your computer and teamed with Domino's Pizza in some way. Enjoy.
:-)

MacOS News Around The Web
Thursday, September 7th, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

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Site and Column Summaries

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [12:50 PM CDT]
Mac Gamer's Ledge has information on Sim Stars.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [12:50 PM CDT]
Inside Mac Games has links to some Myst III: Exile screenshots, news about the Apple Store, information about Kmart, information about Apple, information on Unreal Tournament UTilities 2.5.1, links to a Neverwinter Nights Q&A, information on the Sony and Connectix trial, and links to the Tropico Developer Diary.

MacInTouch

News Summary [12:50 PM CDT]
MacInTouch has reader information on the ATI Radeon, reader tips for the G4 and Studio LCD display, some networking information, some product news, an updated report, and some industry links.

Applelinks

MacSpirit - Apple is arrogant; so, what?
Rodney O. Lain tkaes those planning a protest at this month's Apple Expo in Paris to task. A good read.

C-Net

IBM, Dell trail Apple in wireless laptop push
C-Net says it just fine, Dell and IBM lag behind Apple in the wireless connectivity markets. We couldn't agree more. :-) A good read.

Salon

Put that silicon where the sun don't shine
We all know that we just don't have enough ways for people to to keep track of us. Wait, that's not true, there are way too many ways already. Salon reports on a new one. An interesting read.

Applelust

Can We Talk?: Analytic Cubism
David Schultz talks about the Cube. He talks about engineering, styling, and other aspects of the new computer. A good read.

MacOPINION

Mac Skeptic -Immolate Recall
Jeff Lewis looks back at changes in the computer industry from an unstated time in the future. A good read.

MacOS News Around The Web
Wednesday, September 6th, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

Non-Mac related links have been moved below the software and hardware links.

Top Stories

Apple Expo Stories

Mac Industry Links

Mac Gaming Links

Mac Announcements

Mac Columns

Mac Opinions/Editorials

Mac Tips

Mac Reviews

Mac Hardware Links

Mac Software Links

MP3 Industry Links

Microsoft Links

Other Tech Related Opinions/Editorials

Other Technology Links

Site and Column Summaries

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [3:20 PM CDT]
Mac Gamer's Ledge has information on Beach Head 2000, links to some WarCraft III screenshots, links to a Tribes 2 interview with Dave Georgeson of Dynamix, an Ambrosia Software update, information on Apple Expo 2000 Paris, and information on their own Baldur's Gate give away.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [3:20 PM CDT]
Inside Mac Games has information on Mac Tribes 2, links to some Dragon's Lair 3D screenshots, news from French Touch, news from Bungie, and some Warcraft III news.

Mired

Al Gore poses with iMacs in Ohio
Our favorite Mac Communist tells us about a photo-op with Al Gore involving a couple of iMacs. Fun.

MacSlash

More on Motorola
Thanks to Seth Cautory for sending this link to us: This editorial by Norman D. Shutler takes Motorola to task for using Pentium PCs instead of Macs throughout the company. A good read.

Applelinks

Absurd Notion - Amending the First Amendment
Kirk Hiner goes where no Mac writer has gone before and suggests that the 1st Amendment needs to be scrapped. He backs this up with historical information and analysis and it makes for a good read, though we do not agree with most it.

MacInTouch

News Summary [10:45 AM CDT]
MacInTouch has reader information on connecting new Apple Display Connector displays to older Macs, interesting reader comments on Apple's new KnowledgeBase support site, a new report, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Tuesday, September 5th, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

Non-Mac related links have been moved below the software and hardware links.

Top Stories

Seybold Links

Mac Industry Links

Mac Gaming Links

Mac Announcements

Mac Columns

Mac Opinions/Editorials

Mac Tips

Mac Reviews

Mac Hardware Links

Mac Software Links

Other Tech Related Opinions/Editorials

Microsoft Links

MP3 Industry Links

Linux/Open Source Links

Privacy Links

Alan Greenspan Related Links

Other Humor Links

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Site and Column Summaries

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [3:30 PM CDT]
Mac Gamer's Ledge has links to a everwinter Nights interview with the Bioware development team, links to a Tribes 2 interview with the Dynamix team, links to two Red Faction previews, links to some Rune and Oni screenshots, information on States3000 v1.01, infomration on Presidents3000 v1.02, news about Volition, links to a Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Fallen preview, and some Rune information.

Salon

View From the Top: The Michael Jordan of gaming
Thresh never used a Mac to our knowledge, but most Mac gamers will still know who he is. Salon reports on Thresh's new gaming site and his jump to the business world.

MacCreator

The G4 Cube: "What the Old Man Does is Always Right."
Eolake Stobblehouse talks about Steve Jobs, his decisions, and their ramifications. A very good read and an interesting analysis.

Applelinks

The Farr Site - Dear Mom
John Farr writes a letter to his mom about MacAddict, the Mac Web, his truck, her iMac, and a few other things. An interesting read.

Low End Mac

My First Mac - It wasn't even a Mac
Gregg Eshelman tells us about his first Mac, a VMac Mac emulator for Windows. An interesting read.

TidBITS

An ATypoKill Eudora Hack
Adam C. Engst tells us about a hack he worked on for MacHack. It involves an auto-correction feature in Eudora Pro, and is a good read.

C-Net

Imagine a world without Amazon.com
C-Net offers a good report on the financial health and prospects of Amazon.com. A good read.

Upside Today

The world according to Greenspan
Upside Today offers a story about Alan Greenspan. A very good read.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [7:30 AM CDT]
Inside Mac Games has some Diablo II news, information on Marathon Resurrection, links to a Black and White interview, links to a preview of Myst III : Exile, and links to a Red Faction preview.

MacInTouch

News Summary [7:30 AM CDT]
MacInTouch has reader information on Apple's USB Pro keyboard in Japan, reader comments on Mac Outlook Express, information on Apple Display Connector (ADC) displays, some updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

MacOS News Around The Web
Friday, September 1st, 2000

MacOS News Headlines

Non-Mac related links have been moved below the software and hardware links.

Top Links

Seybold Links

Mac Industry Links

Mac Gaming Links

Mac Announcements

Mac Columns

Mac Opinions/Editorials

Mac Tips

Mac Reviews

Mac Hardware Links

Mac Software Links

Microsoft Links

MP3 Industry Links

Linux Links

DeCSS Links

Internet Tax Links

Console Gaming Links

Other Technology Links

Site and Column Summaries

MacspeedZone

Apple Confidential - Putting Lipstick On A Chicken
This week's installment of Apple Confidential deals with Apple's on and off again efforts to port the Mac OS to Intel. A very good read.

AnchorDesk UK

Mac OS X: Accounting for taste
Andreas Pfeiffer recaps Seybold and the Steve Jobs keynote. A good read.

MacCentral

Microsoft sees no 'Web bug' -- privacy group disagrees
Brad Gibson reports on a new security flaw in Word, and Microsoft's response to the problem. He also has a good explanation and description of exactly what the problem is, a very good read.

C-Net

Imagine a world without Amazon.com
C-Net offers a good report on the financial health and prospects of Amazon.com. A good read.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [11:00 AM CDT]
Mac Gamer's Ledge has some Rune news, links to a Deus Ex interview with Ion Storm's Harvey "Witchboy" Smith, links to a new MacInstruct Tutorial, their own review of Shanghai 2nd Dynasty, and a new Custer's Corner desktop picture.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [11:00 AM CDT]
Inside Mac Games has news about 4x4 Evolution, some Rune news, news that Marathon 2/Infinity will be ported to Mac OS X, some Terminus tips, information about 3dfx and RAVE support, and links to a Myst III: Exile preview.

MacInTouch

News Summary [11:00 AM CDT]
MacInTouch has information about the international English versions of iMovie 2.0.1, reader comments about an adapter for 'old' G4's, reader comments on creating a FireWire drive, some updated reports, some product news, and some industry links.

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