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MacOS News Around The Web, Wednesday March 31st, 1999
Site Summaries
MacOS News Headlines
The Daily iMac

The Artist's Machine
The essence of the Mac is what this column is about and Amy Hoy steps you through what she thinks it is all about.

The Artist's Machine

iMacs at K-Mart, Sears: You Wanna Play Ball? Well Then, Let's Play Ball.
Amy Hoy explores rumors and consequences of Apple selling iMacs at K-mart and Sears.

iMacs at K-Mart, Sears: You Wanna Play Ball? Well Then, Let's Play Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
Today MGL has news about a new RPG called Cythera, an online chat with June Powers, a discourse on Civilization II Gold Muliplayer, info on Wheel of Time, and Solitaire Till Dawn 3.4.1. Check it out.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Applelinks

Electrifier Pro 1.0 Does It All!
John Farr reviews the exciting multimedia authoring tool Electrifier Pro.

Electrifier Pro 1.0 Does It All!

An Excellent Idea, But for PCs Only?
John Farr reports on some upcoming connectivity technology. The ctach? It will likely not be for Macs.

An Excellent Idea, But for PCs Only?

iMac Plans to Include Lower Price?
John Farr reports on rumors surrounding Apple's upcoming iMac plans.

iMac Plans to Include Lower Price?

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has news about Deimos Rising, news about a new Mac RPG called Lineage: The Bloodpledge, information about Civilization: Call To Power, and ichat times for their weekly chat. Check it out!

Inside Mac Games

Top Stories
News Stories
Rumors
Opinions
Columns
Reviews
Product Announcements
Other

MacOS News Around The Web, Tuesday March 30th, 1999
Site Summaries
MacOS News Headlines
MacKiDo

Macs are the BMW of computers?
David K. Every has written a fantastic (but wordy) examination that centers around the aold adage that Macs are the BMWs of computers. A great read.

Macs are the BMW of computers?

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG talks about the latest Unreal release, Civilization II Gold, Railroad Tycoon II, an IMG chat, a new flight sim web site, Half-Life music and a whole lot more.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has news about the latest Unreal release, news about macMAME (the arcade emulater), Railroad Tycoon II, contest information, Civilization II Gold shipping, Dawn of Aces, and a whole lot more.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Low-end Mac

Ambassador Computer Desk
Dan Knight is in love. With his new desk. Hey, being a computer geek is serious business!

Ambassador Computer Desk

Applelinks

Macs Unaffected By Melissa Virus, But Be Careful
John Farr reports that Mac can be carriers for the Melissa virus sweeping the PC world.

Macs Unaffected By Melissa Virus, But Be Careful

CompUSA To Be "Jobbed"?
John Farr reports on rumors about CompUSA. The rumors say that CompUSA locations not meeting contractual obligations will have Macs pulled by Apple.

CompUSA To Be "Jobbed"?

Software Developers Flocking To Mac OS X Server
Charles Moore says that development is rampant for MacOS X Server and he has some applications to back it up.

Software Developers Flocking To Mac OS X Server

Top Stories
News Stories
Rumors
Opinions
Columns
Other

Around The Web, Friday March 26th, 1999
MacOPINION

Sex and the Single Geek
Del Miller gives us an amusing look at modern life.

Sex and the Single Geek

Dr. Tim Cries Uncle (but gets in sync with USB peripherals)
Dr. Tim Hilman has a change of heart about USB (after a little reader feedback).

Dr. Tim Cries Uncle (but gets in sync with USB peripherals)

Innovation and Apple: Part 4 - A bit more OS, Finder and other Applications
Jeff Lewis offers some great explanations of things like how the file system works, memory system and an entire host of applications work.

Innovation and Apple: Part 4 - A bit more OS, Finder and other Applications

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG is bringing us news about the release of several new product announcements, including the release of Imperialism II, Clan Lords, Return To Dark Castle, and Carmegeddon. They also have news about Apple at the GDC. Head over to IMG and check it out!

Inside Mac Games

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL lays it on pretty heavy with some cool Mac gaming news. Imperialism II is released (make that a simultaneous Mac/PC release), a new Mac gaming Internet radio show, a cool contest, a chat with the creators of Nightfall, and more information about Pod Racer from LucasArts! Bust on over and check it out.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Applelinks

Three Restless Riders: OS Poker in the Club Car
John Martellaro explores the possible reasons why Apple may not have delivered an Intel version of MacOS X Server. Well reasoned and well stated, check it out.

Three Restless Riders: OS Poker in the Club Car

Review: MasterClips 1,000,001
Paul Shields gives a comprehensive review on this collection of clipart and other imagery.

Review: MasterClips 1,000,001

MacTimes

MacOS X Server Reader Special - $419!
This isn't a column or "news," but MacTimes has a special offer on MacOS X Server at a great price.

MacOS X Server Reader Special - $419!

Racism
Dan Knight Takes a look at the very controversial statements made by Jesse Jackson in his speech on Wednesday.

Racism

Low-end Mac

Mac Musings: "Unfilled Multi-Promises"
Dan Knight explains the ins and outs of multitask, multithread, and multiprocessing. A good read for anyone wanting to understand more about these buzzwords.

Mac Musings: "Unfilled Multi-Promises"

Racism
Dan Knight Takes a look at the very controversial statements made by Jesse Jackson in his speech on Wednesday.

Racism

The Daily iMac

Hey, Your IP's Showing!
Amy Hoy explains the way IP numbers work and exactly what they are.

Hey, Your IP's Showing!

Around The Web, Thursday March 25th, 1999
MacTimes

A Solution For The iMac's Mouse: As Simple As A Dimple
Jeffrey Cho has a great idea to help eliminate confusion when using the round mouse that comes with the iMac and the Blue & White G3s.

A Solution For The iMac's Mouse: As Simple As A Dimple

Mac Gamer's Ledge

4 Reviews
The Mac Gamer's Ledge has added 4 new reviews to their extensive list of reviews. These include Nightfall, Jazz JackRabbit 2, The Untouchables, and Starship Titanic. As noted elsewhere in The Mac Observer, Starship Titanic should be in stores shortly as it is being shipped now.

Nightfall

Jazz Jackrabbit 2

The Untouchable

Starship Titanic

News Summary
MGL has also spied Starcraft IN STOCK at an online retailer. They are covering an Unreal tourney, and a Quake II Icon contest as well as other gaming news. If you are in the market for a great deal on a Voodoo2 card, they have a great special they are running with Micro Conversions. Check it out!

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Low-end Mac

The Wow Factor
Evan walks us through his introduction of the iMac to his friends. They had an attitude, but after he showed it to them, they decided they liked it. Go Evan!

The Wow Factor

The Daily iMac

Mac OS 8.6: That's All Well And Good, But What Does This Mean For Me?
The Daily iMac has a new staff write named Ryan Vesler and he brings us a look at the next release of the Mac OS.

Mac OS 8.6: That's All Well And Good, But What Does This Mean For Me?

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG is covering several topics including Starship Titanic, a Quake II Icon contest, and an announcement by Epic Games and NetGames USA concerning an agreement between the two companies to track stats for people in Unreal tourneys. Most importantly they are covering an issue with the Game Developer's Conference that is looking great for Mac users. Check it out.

Inside Mac Games

Around The Web, Wednesday March 24th, 1999
MacSoldiers

PC user testimony: Getting back to the Mac
The staff at MacSoldiers brings us the heartwarming story of a former Mac user forced to live with a PC for two years. This horror story has a happy ending however as the wayward soul once again discovers his inner muse and wants a Mac again.

PC user testimony: Getting back to the Mac

Low-end Mac

Still No Floppy
Dan Knight offers an in-your-face appraisal at computer "experts" that still seem to obsess over the "problem" of there being no floppy drive in the iMac. A great read.

Still No Floppy

MacOPINION

Thinking Differently about "Think Different"
Matthew Ruben pokes into what it really means to "Think Different."

Thinking Differently about "Think Different"

The Daily iMac

New iMac Rumors: Outlook Uncertain
The Daily iMac sums up some recent rumors over possible new iMacs.

New iMac Rumors: Outlook Uncertain

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
Inside Mac Games brings us their usual assortment of great Mac gaming news including a report on the ATI Rage 128, the Myth II Soundtrack, and lots more.

Inside Mac Games

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
The Mac Gamer's Ledge has information on a new update to Mac Descent and a new strategy guide for Nanosaur.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Around The Web, Tuesday March 23rd, 1999
The Daily iMac

Great Balls of Fire(Wire)
Amy Hoy explains FireWire and its relationship to Jerry Lee Lewis. Ok, not really, she talks about the specs behind FireWire and what it means to Mac users.

Great Balls of Fire(Wire)

The Consumer Portable
Ms. Hoy also offers a look into the rumors surrounding the P1, or the Consumer Portable that is very hotly anticipated.

The Consumer Portable

Low-end Mac

Burnout
Dan Knight walks us through the concept of burnout. Dan tells a harsh tale of work, computer problems, and none-to-fun stress.

Burnout

MacOPINION

The good people at MacOPINION are back after a short vacation and hitting us with their always great content!

Bill's Date With Section One
John Martenello thinks that the jig is up for Microsoft and he has some very compelling reasons for thinking so. He begins with a quote from a former Microsoft employee who says that no one in Gatesland has a grip on the 60 million lines of code that will be Windows 2000. A great read, check it out.

Bill's Date with Section One

Mac OS X Server: Right on the Money
Philip Machinick Likes MacOS X and takes a look at how Apple listened to its cutsomers.

Mac OS X Server: Right on the Money

Innovation: Part I
Mark Zeedar discusses the very nature of the word innovation and what it really takes to be an innovator. Mr. Zeedar also takes Microsoft to task for it's cowardice when it comes to innovation.

Innovation: Part I

Around The Web, Monday March 22nd, 1999
We are pleased to bring a new format to our Around The Web links section. We will bringing these links from our favorite web sites in a daily news story.

The Daily iMac

The Daily iMac is a new web site that brings a new outlook to the Mac community. Their first editorial is called Small Furry Animals and it explores the relationship between mammals.org and Apple.

Small Furry Animals

Low-end Mac

Chris Higgins dives into the ins and outs of installing the Entrega PCI-USB 2-Port Upgrade Card. Not for the weak of heart due to the necessity of having to hack some driver files, Mr. Higgins seems to like card anyway.

Entrega PCI-USB 2-Port Upgrade Card -

MacSoldiers

Jon Bonner has written a great column on issues surrounding Macs in the School. Jon speaks from a great position as he has just taken a new position at a small school system in South Dakota.

Macs in schools - the battle may be tougher than you realize.

MacSoldier's Editor-In-Chief brings us a true story of incompatibilities between different language versions of MS products. A good read, especially if you are in for a little bit of MS bashing. :-)

Microsoft products crash when used together!

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