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October, 1999 Archive

MacOS News Around The Web, Friday, October 29th, 1999

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MacWeek

RFI Report - Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
Robert Morgan digs into the recent changes to the Dow Jones Industrial Average index. A good and informative read.

The O'Grady Files - The whole world in your hand
Jason O'Grady looks at the Palm VII,

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [5:00PM]
IMG has information on the new Unreal Tournament Demo, links to an Unreal Tournament interview, information on a Combat Mission Beta, information on Fly! II, links to a feature on Ion Storm, links to a Deus Ex interview, informationon a sale from 999Software, and links to a piece on the Pippin.

MacReviewZone

Old Mac Cotton - Dancing Cows Outstanding In The Field
This week, Old Mac Cotton looks at Apple's operations and manufacturing. Always informative and entertaining.

MacSpeedZone

The Secret Mac - Leave The Mac On All The Time?
David Pogue and Joseph Schorr have it out on the myths surrounding leaving your Mac on 24/7. An amusing read.

Salon.com

How the Internet ruined San Francisco
This is not a Mac story, but it is a very iteresting story on growth in San Francisco. A very good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [10:15 AM]
MacInTouch has more information on Mac OS 9 Compatibility, more comments from readers on Apple's sales efforts, product news, speculation from a reader about Apple profit margins vs. reseller margins, more tips on Mac OS 9 from readers, information on multiprocessor support in Mac OS 9, and more.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [10:06 AM]
MGL has information on Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, an update on Mac Shogo, information on a Tomb Raider II , links to a Deus Ex interview with Warren Spector, lihks to a Diablo II interview with Bill Roper, information on a new ga,e based on The Blair Witch Project, some information on Halo, some informnation on the Mac Unreal Tournament Demo, some information on a game called Backyard Football, an update on Eternal War, information on the Mac Half-Life petition , a budget-priced speaker review, information on a Combat Mission Demo, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacOS News Around The Web, Thursday, October 28th, 1999

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Mac Gaming Links
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MacOPINION

Le Maga Byte - A/S/L to Death
Eric Barzeski spent some time in Internet chat rooms, he assures us it was for research purposes only, and came up with some very interesting observations. A good read.

The Road Warrior - PowerBook 3400c -- A Potentially Great 'Book With Unfortunate Timing
Charles Moore looks back at the PowerBook 3400c and decides that timing is everything. A good read.

The Difference Engine - Emotional Breakdown
Del Miller looks at the new Sony Playstation II and its potential impact on the computer world. A good read as always.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [3:30 PM]
IMG has informationon the ATI XCLAIM VR 128 Card, news on Nocturne shipping, information on the release of Classic Cribbage, links to a Bungie West Interview at Bungie.Org, and links to a Blizzard interview.

MacInTouch

News Summary [10:20 AM]
MacInTouch has more information from Apple resellers, more information on Mac OS 9 Compatibility, information on ATI's 128-bit graphics card, information on some new Tech Info Library updates on Mac OS 9 problems, information on beta Virex 6.0 for Mac OS 9, information on AppleShare IP and Mac O 9, product news, and several updated reports.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [4:50 PM]
MGL has links to a feature called Inside Ion Storm, information about Gathering of Developers Nocturne Launch Event, links to a Diablo II interview with Bill Roper, their own interview with Gathering of Developers CEO Mike Wilson, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacOS News Around The Web, Wednesday, October 27th, 1999

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Mac News Links
Mac Gaming Links
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MacWeek

Mac the Knife - Slip of the tongue
Mac the Knife has a report on Motorola regarding G4 production and information on Apple Expo 2000 in the UK. Always entertaining.

On The Register - Apple's next retail gambit
Tony Smith looks into rumors surrounding Apple's retail and other sales plans. A well reasoned analysis.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [3:00 PM]
IMG has infomration on a WarCraft III Trailer that Mac users can view, a statement from 3dfx on Mactell's demise (good reading), links to an interview with a Tribes 2 programmer, links to a Bungie West interview at Bungie.Org, news on Mac Heavy Metal: FAKK 2 (also a good read), information on Mac OS 9, Input Sprocket, and USB Overdrive, and information on the Diablo II Character Gallery.

Low End Mac

Mac Musings - The New AppleCare
Dan Knight explains the new AppleCare and offer real world examples. A good read.

MacSpeedZone

Mac OS 8.6 vs Mac OS 9: A Benchmark Rumble!
The MacSpeedZone puts Mac OS 9 in a head to head performance test in real world settings with Mac OS 8.6. Very interesting and well put together.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:45 AM]
MacInTouch has updated information on MacOS 9, news on Apple's offer to resellers to reinstate orders for PowerMac G4s placed before October 13th, and a report from Sweden on Apple sales, product news, some cool tips for Mac OS 9, some information on Apple's new AppleCare plan, information on the reverse merger of Aladdin Systems, and a couple of updated reports.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [9:46 AM]
MGL has information on a Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force video, information on iMac Game Wizard Voodoo 2 cards, information on WWII SkyFighters 2000, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacOS News Around The Web, Tuesday, October 26th, 1999

MacOS News Headlines
Top Stories
Mac News Links
Mac Gaming Links
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Rumors
Announcements
Columns
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Humor
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Reviews
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Site and Column Summaries

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [5:15 PM]
IMG has information and updates from Westlake Interactive, links to several Oni and Halo previews, links to a Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force interview, links to a WarCraft III preview, information on a possible racing game coming to the Mac and a call for a Mac programmer, links to an Unreal Tournament Demo preview, news from Bungie.Org, and an apology for the late update. :-)

MacOPINION

Utopia Planitia - The Lost Art of Salesmanship
John Martellaro has more on the sales person situation and what it means for the future. This column is almost a precursor to yestersay's piece from The Warp Core.

The Mac Skeptic - Send in the Clo... No, I can't say it.
Jeff Lewis takes an indepth look at the copying the iMac. A good read.

Macintelligence - From Too Much to Too Little?
Phillip Machinick thinks Apple's new simplified product line may be too simple.

MacSimple

The Real Deal - The Cupertino Inquisition
Ben Grogan sounds off against all the various platform zealots. Entertaining.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:45 AM]
MacInTouch has lots of information on Apple's sales effort, including comments from a channel partner (interesting reading), product news, losts of Mac OS 9 tips and duscussions, information on Apple's new AppleCare plan, and some updated reports.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [9:46 AM]
MGL has information on a new puzzle game called Flip!, a new Total Annihilation Map of the Week, information about their new look (sharp looking to be sure!), information on an update to Total Annihilation, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacOS News Around The Web, Monday, October 25th, 1999

MacOS News Headlines
Top Stories
Mac News Links
Mac Gaming Links
Rumors
Other News Links
Announcements
Columns
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Product News
Site and Column Summaries

Applelinks

The Warp Core - Hey Buddy! Can You Spare a Job?
John Martellaro looks into the future of sales, retail, and the computer salesperson. Very interesting, and a good read as always.

The Farr Site - Yard Sale at Dawn
John Farr doesn't talk much about Mac in this column, except for the LC he tried to sell for US$100 (criminal!), and ended up giving away. A good read in any event. :-)

Low End Mac

Mac Musings - The Life and Death of MacTimes
Dan Kinght gets into the nitty-gritty of MacTimes. A nice glimpse, if from one person's view, on the goings on at the now defunct site.

MacSoldiers

Web Page Building Tools
We hear from our friend Jon Bonner at MacSoldiers after a long silence. He is offering several tips on putting together a web site. Informative.

MacInTouch

News Summary [10:05 AM]
MacInTouch has links to details on the new AppleCare program from Apple.updated information on MacOS 9, product news, information on Power Mac 7200 Ethernet problems, information on problems with a Power Mac G4/450 and mouse movement, several tips for Mac OS 9, information on installing Mac OS 9 and the G4 ROM block, some information on the Japanese version of Open Transport 2.5, and several updated reports.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [10:00 AM]
MGL has information on Aliens vs. Predator and comments from Logicware'sBill Heineman, information on a new sale from MAC-O-RAMA, information on a possible Quake III: Arena editor for Mac, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a nwe Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [2:02 PM]
IMG has news on Mactell closing their doors, news on Fly!, information on Mac/PC game networking, an update on The Sims, links to a Tribes 2 Interview, links to a Quake III preview, updates on Cribbage and Deathground, links to a information on NeverWinter Nights, and information on a new sale from MAC-O-RAMA.

MacOS News Around The Web, Friday, October 22nd, 1999

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Applelinks

Abacus - Quantum Foam
Del Miller has seen a Mac desktop that evoked a very powerful response in him. You have to read it to understand, something we recommend you do. A good read.

Low End Mac

Mac Metamorphosis - Mac User For a Month #1
Eric "Zoltan" DeStefano prepares to go for a full month without using a PC. This is part of an ongoing series from a PC user making a forward migration to the Mac. Very interesting, and a good read.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [3:00 PM]
IMG has news that Deus Ex is coming to the Mac, comments from Andrew Meggs, information on updates to Avara and Ares, information on the release of Civilization II Gold 1.1b3, an update on Pharaoh, links to a Tribes 2 interview, links to a new Oni Screenshot Gallery, an update on Last Call, information on Madden 2000 and MaddenNet, links to a Duke Nukem Forever interview, news on a great deal on Journeyman Project III, some marriage news on one of IMG's staff members, and more.

MacBC

News From the Front Line - Steve Jobs - Charlatan, Brigand or Wizard
David Baillie talks about Steve Jobs and tries to discover who the real Steve is. A good read.

MacReviewZone

Old Mac Cotton - The Mac Helping To Keep The 747s In The Air
This week, Old Mac Cotton tells us about some developements at Apple early in the Mac's lifespan. Always informative.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [10:45 AM]
MGL has links to a preview of Diablo II, more of their Tomb Raider III Walkthrough, more from Andres Meggs on Half-Life cancellation, comments from John Carmack on Mac graphics cards, information on Unreal Tournament, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

News Summary [10:45 AM]
MacInTouch has information on Apple's delivery problems, lots of product news, some Mac OS 9 issues, and links to several Technical Info Library articles and other Mac OS 9 issues, and several updated reports.

MacOS News Around The Web, Wednesday, October 20th, 1999

MacOS News Headlines
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Mac Gaming Links
Announcements
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Reviews/Benchmarks
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Apple Recipes
Site and Column Summaries

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary Update [4:50 PM]
MGL has added information on the Unreal Tournament Demo, and information on an update to Ares to version 1.1.1.

News Summary [8:00 AM]
MGL has a Tomb Raider III Walkthrough, news on a Tomb Raider III Demo, links to a preview of Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Fallen, links to a new Diablo II Screenshot of the Week, news and comments from Logicware, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [4:45 PM]
IMG has links to a preview of Deep Space Nine: The Fallen, information on a new Mac Petition web site, links to a preview of Deus Ex, comments from the Logicware Staff on the cancellation of Half-Life, links to an iinterview with John Carmack, links to a Nocturne interview to be held tonight, news on iMac Voodoo2, links to Mac Ledge's Game Event, and links to a poll on Half-Life.

MacWeek

RFI Report - Harvest time
Robert Morgan offers coverage of many, many things going on around the Mac industry. This is a very good and informative read.

MacInTouch

News Summary [2:30 PM]
MacInTouch has news that Apple is reportedly reinstating educational G4 pre-orders, other information on G4 pre-orders in the retail channel, some information on MacOS 9, and Mac product news.

MacOPINION

The Road Warrior - iBook: A Review of Reviews
Charles Moore examines the various iBook reviews from the mainstream press. A good read.

Low End Mac

Mac Musings - SETI@home
Dan Knight talks about SETI@home, what it means, where it came from, and Team Mac Observer. Gotta like that! A good read.

Mac Musings - Itanium or Itanic?
Dan Knight looks at Intel's next generation processor called Itanium. Suggesting that the name Itanic may be more appropriate, we'll take it one further. They should call it the iTanic. A good read, very informative.

Jesux: Sanctified Linux?
Dan Knight takes a look at a reported Christian release of Linux called Jesux. We are not making this up. A good read.

MacOS News Around The Web, Tuesday, October 19th, 1999

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Mac Gamer's Ledge

Update [5:45 PM]
MGL has added informationon Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, some tips for Age of Empires, an update on Mac Descent 3, information on Tanaka, information about a Myth 2 event in the UK, news on the official release of omb Raider III, news on the EvilEye delay, and news that Mac Half-Life has been cancelled.

News Summary [9:45 AM]
MGL has a new Total Annihilation Map of the Week, information on a new WarCraft web site called Orc Command, news about Heavy Metal: FAKK2, links to a feature called Ask a Developer, links to eight Quake III: Arena images, news on a Ground Zero bug, news from Interactive Magic (WarBirds), information on a new MacMAME update, information on new Voodoo3 drivers, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a nw Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [5:15 PM]
IMG has news that Mac Half-Life has been cancelled, links to a short Oni Preview, information on a MacMAME update, links to a Rune interview, news on Descent III, and some comments from John Carmack on iBooks and Quake III.

MacSimple

The Real Deal - Shareware Beware
Ben Grogan takes a look at shareware apps and the way they actually help the Mac kick butt. A good read.

MacOPINION

Utopia Planitia - A Ride on the Wayback Machine
John Martellaro finds an old issue Softtalk, a now long-defunct Apple ][ magazine. He comapres the past to the present and finds more than you might think. A very good read.

Nac Skeptic - When Apple Fails to Listen
Jeff Lewis delves into the system and finds fault with the way some things have been done. Informative.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:50 AM]
MacInTouch has information on a new firmware update from Apple called Power Mac G4 ROM 1.8.1, more information on the G4 price/configuration issue, product news, some tips for Mac OS 9, news from Japan on Apple's preformance, news about Apple's Power Macintosh G3 Summer Promotion, information on Palm OS 3.3, and several updated reports.

MacOS News Around The Web, Monday, October 18th, 1999

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MacWeek

Apple's PR Waterloo?
MacWeek offers a biting editorial on the recent G4 debacle at Apple. A good read.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [4:00 PM]
IMG has information on Voodoo3 3000, news on an update to GameRanger, an update on the Homeworld Petition, news on the G4 Fiasco, information on the Total Annihilation Gold Edition demo, information on Quake III Test Mac OS X Server, news on King of Dragon Pass, news that the Gravis XTerminator Gamepad is coming to the Mac, and information on LAN gaming.

Macville

We've Come A Long Way, Baby!
Michael LaMorte takes a look back two years ago to an issue of Wired that featured 101 ways to save Apple. He looks at what was said and what has happened and scores some of the results. An entertaining piece, a good read.

Applelinks

The Warp Core - The Year is 2014 -- Do You Know Where Your Mac Is?
John Martellaro talks about the future of computing going out 6 to 15 years. He thinks that the world will become a different place and that operating systems will probably be obsolete. Well written, backed up with lots of pertinent facts, a great read as always.

The Farr Site - Light in My Eyes
John Farr tells us all about his visit to his old home in the North East part of the country and then then settles down to discuss many of last week's computer related events. A good read.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary [8:16 AM]
MGL has some tips for fans of FLY!, information on Backyard Football, an update on XCLAIM VR 128, information about DemandMac.com, part 1 of their Tomb Raider III Walkthrough and other news about Tomb Raider III, some information on Mac TNT/TNT2, news from id on Quake III: Arena Demo, comments from John Carmack on latest Macs, links to a transcript of Doug Zartman chat, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

News Summary [8:20 AM]
MacInTouch has news that Apple has now fully reversed itself on the G4/pricing issue for all existing orders, an update to their G4 benchmarks, lots of product news, tips for iBook owners, information on two Mac OS 9 compatibility issues, and some updated special reports.

MacOS News Around The Web, Friday, October 15th, 1999

MacOS News Headlines
Apple/G4 Stories
Top Stories
Mac News Links
Mac Gaming Links
Announcements
Columns
Opinions
Reviews
Tips
Product News
Other Links
Site and Column Summaries

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary Update [3:39 PM]
MGL has added information on their Mac Games Event including a photo gallery (we have a direct link to this in our Mac Gaming Links section).

News Summary [9:43 AM]
MGL has information on Mac TNT2 benchmarks, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary [3:30 PM]
IMG has information on WarBird, links to a Deus Ex preview, information on Apple's G4 situation, an update from Westlake Interactive, information on several game emulator updates, and news from Logicware on Half-Life Networking.

Applelinks

Moore's Views & Reviews - China Lake Revisited: Dark Side Migration At The Naval Air Warfare Center Continues
Charles Moore has an excellent report on PC bigotry at a US NAval Base. Well written and informative.

MacReviewZone

Old Mac Cotton - The People Who Present Apple To The World
This week, Old Mac Cotton shows us the world behind the scenes at Apple. Informative and entertaining.

MacSimple

A View From The Bridge - Does The World Really Need Another Mac Website?
Charles Moore writes what could be considered an introductory column for the new site MacSimple. A good read that explains what MacSimple is all about.

MacInTouch

News Summary [9:45 AM]
MacInTouch has news and reader information on Apple's G4 pricing/confiiguration problem, lots of product news, information on AppleShare Mail Server hijacking, reader perspective on Apple's G4 processor availability, information on startup problems with Sawtooth PowerMacs, and news that Apple is working on Color StyleWriter 4000 support.

MacOS News Around The Web, Thursday, October 14th, 1999

MacOS News Headlines
Apple's 4th Quarter Results
G4 Pricing/Configuration Situation
Top Stories
News Links
Mac Gaming Links
Rumors
Columns
Opinions
Tips
Product News
Site and Column Summaries

MacOPINION

Difference Enging - Overlord
Del Miller touches on something near and dear to our own hearts at The Mac Observer. He feels that Apple has more to gain by working with the Mac press than by alienating them. A good read.

The Raod Warrior - Thinking Beyond the Familiar PowerBook Form Factor
Chalres Moore Thinks Future. He sheens off to the distant land of the next computing paradigms. A good read.

Mac Curmudgeon - To The Barricades! Declare the Apple Moratorium!
Matthew Ruben is up in arms about Apple's G4 product line changes. A good read.

MacWeek

Editorial - When the chips are down
MacWeek offers an excellent commentary on Apple's current G4 plans. A good read.

Mac The Knife - Mac the Knife: What would Jobs do?
Mac the Knife has information on Apple's hardware and software workings. This includes the current state of OS X. He also has information on the US Navy and a potential Mac solution they are examining for an installation.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has a very nice report on the state of Mac Half-Life network play (read it all the way through), a report on Apple's new G4 product line, an update on Mac Homeworld, and information on a Bugdom update.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has information on a new map for Myth 2, news on MacTell's EvilEye, news from Simon & Schuster Interactivem, information on Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, some information from Logicware on Half-Life networking, infromation from Bungie on Oni and Halo, links to a preview of Daikatana, news on nVidia driver development, news on The Sims for Mac, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has news and reader information on Apple's G4 pricing/confiiguration problem, lots of product news, and some tips.

MacOS News Around The Web, Wednesday, October 13th, 1999

MacOS News Headlines
Apple's 4th Quarter Results
Top Stories
Mac News Links
Mac Gaming Links
Announcements
Tips
Columns
Opinions
Reviews
Product News
Site and Column Summaries

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has news and updates from Westlake Interactive, news about the Homeworld for Mac Petition, an update on NeverWinter Nights, some benchmark info on the new iMac, an update on Wheel of Time, news from Sierra on new game releases, news from Bungie, and more.

Low End Mac

Things Macintosh - A Mac Is Like Prozac
Rodney O. Lain talks about Jesse Berst and offers a good analysis of the situation.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has information a bew sale from MAC-O-RAMA, an update on Neverwinter Nights development, links to some FLY! hints and tips, information on a Mac version of Carmageddon: The Death Race 2000, links to some Anachronox and Daikatana screenshots, an update on Ion Storm's Deus Ex, links to some new Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation screenshots, information on nVidia driver development, links to an Unreal Tournament Q&A, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has more information on MacOS 9, a collection of tips for MacOS 9, and lots of prdocut news.

MacOS News Around The Web, Tuesday, October 12th, 1999

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Mac Gaming Links
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Product News
Site and Column Summaries

MacWeek

On The Register: Megahertz doesmatter
Tony Smith offers a powerful argument that the MHz rating matters to the consumer, no matter the fact that it is not a real gauge of power. Read it, and pass it on.

News of the World - Changing channels in Russia
MacWeek has an excellent report on how dealers and retailers are Thinking Different about marketing the iMac in Russia. Very informative and a good read.

MacSimple

The Real Deal: Donuts and Finders
Ben Grogan explains the real way to get more Mac int he corporate world. Very entertaining and a good read.

MacOPINION

Utopia Planitia - The Limits of Power, Part II
Jon Martellaro addresses issues in last week's column dealing with power. Much of this is in response to reader reaction. A very good read indeed.

Macintelligence - About Time?
Phillip Machanick talks about Steve Jobs's latest coverage in Time and what it might mean. A good read.

Mac Skeptic - The New iMacs and MacOS 9
Jeff Lewis eaxmines the new iMacs. Mr. Lewis has not been a fan of the iMac in the past, but the new models see, to have worked some magic on him. Mr. Lewis also looks at the new version of the MacOS about to come out.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has information on Nocturne, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has information on OS 9 including an Mac OS 9 technote, lots of product news, information on Apple's international script systems, information on a font ID bug and OS 9, information on the new MacsBug, information on a AppleWorks 5.0.4 Updater on the Mac OS 9 CD-ROM, information on the Palm Desktop included in OS 9, and information on Speed Doubler 8 and OS 9.

MacOS News Around The Web, Monday, October 11th, 1999

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Product News
Site and Column Summaries

MacWeek

RFI Report - Fears of an options novice
Robert Morgan considers the plight of the novice investor in the world of options.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has information on the situation between Raven and Apple, news that Warcraft II Batlle.Net Edition has shipped, information on a GameRanger update, news on some new Voodoo 3 beta drivers, links to a Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force interview, information on new Myth II Total Conversion called World War II: Titans, some news on Crop Circles, links to an explanation on the difference between Rage GL and VR, news from the Halo fan site called The Core, and more.

Applelinks

The Warp Core - The Secret War Against Microsoft
John Martellaro examines the industry and discusses how several companies have targeted Microsoft in their own ways. A great analysis and a very good read (As always).

The Farr Site - Snow on the Mountain
Snow, shirt sleeves, and an iBook. Only John Farr could ties those conecpts together. :-) A good read.

Low End Mac

iMac Musings - Kihei Revisited
Dan Knight watches the iMac Special Event and comes away being more impressed with the new line of iMacs than ever. A good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has information on OS 9, reader information on Microsft's Intellimouse Explorer, lots of product news, and the following updated reports: fan-free iMacs and cooling, producing USB-SCSI adapters, and Henry Norr's report on next-generation PowerPC.

MacOS News Around The Web, Friday, October 8th, 1999

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Top Stories
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Mac Gaming Links
Humor
Columns
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Tips
Reviews/Benchamarks
Product News
Site and Column Summaries

Anchor Desk

Think Different? Why Jesse Wants an iMac
Ugh, linking to a Jesse Berst article is not something you have ever seen in our column and article summaries, but we have to make an exception in this case. Mr. Berst, long time hater of all things Apple, is asking readers whether he should switch his entire office to iMacs. Mr. Berst is VERY influential inthat his Anchor Desk site at ZDNet gets a gagillion readers every day. Him switching to iMacs could help convert a few other Windows users too. The point? Go read the article and vote in the poll at the bottom of page 1.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has information about WaterRace, links to some news about EvilEye, information about a new game controller called HotRod, an update on Unreal Tournament Mac, news about ATI's Rage Fury MAXX, links to some developer reactions on the iMac, more information inthe ongoing issue of game developers not receiving help from Apple, links to a transcript of Doug Zartman Chat with Marathon.org, links to a new Oni Screenshot, some information on the status of Werewolf, and links to more Mac news in the PC world.

MacWeek

RFI Report - G4s for consumers? Think different
Robert Morgan looks at the export control laws that effect the sale of G4s to many countries.

The O'Grady Files - Going mobile at Internet World
Jason O'Grady tells us all about Fall Internet World 1999. Very informative.

MacSpeedZone

The Secret Mac - Secret System File Easter Egg - Did Apple Use Prison Labor?
David Pogue and Joseph Schorr offer us a fantastic little Easter Egg to be found in he system file. Truly awesome. Go read the article to find out what it is. :-)

Low End Mac

Miscellaneous Ramblings - Legacy Macs and the Professional Wedding Photographer
Toss out those new PowerMac, usher in those old ones. At least that's what Charles Moore has found to be the case for many photographers. A good read.

Mired

The Mac Communist - Apple's new thing is a decent but expensive
That title is not a mistake. The Mac Communist takes a vicious stab at the way some journalists cover Apple Computer. This is a very amusing piece, though perhaps confusing at first. Just keep reading. :-)

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has more updates on their Mac Games Event for tomorrow, a new Tame the Game with Mark Adams, news on MacTell's EvilEye, links to a Quake III: Arena interview with Todd Hollenshead, links to a WaterRace trailer, mews that 3dfx Interactive CEO Greg Ballard has resigned, some Tomb Raider III information, some Quake III: Arena information, an update on Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, comments from Logicware's Andrew Meggs, comments from Ritual Entertainment's Joel Braby, comments from Raven's Jake Simpson, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has information about processor speed controls in the Power Mac G4 family, information on Apple's new Startup Manager, information on rebate offers and other pricing information for Mac OS 9, lots of product news, and several updated reports.

MacOS News Around The Web, Thursday, October 7th, 1999

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Anchor Desk

Think Different? Why Jesse Wants an iMac
Ugh, linking to a Jesse Berst article is not something you have ever seen in our column and article summaries, but we have to make an exception in this case. Mr. Berst, long time hater of all things Apple, is asking readers whether he should switch his entire office to iMacs. Mr. Berst is VERY influential inthat his Anchor Desk site at ZDNet gets a gagillion readers every day. Him switching to iMacs could help convert a few other Windows users too. The point? Go read the article and vote in the poll at the bottom of page 1.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has links to and information about ATI's nect high-end video card (and it does sound very cool), information about some game developers unhappy with Apple's level of support, and information on the release of the Wild West Myth II Conversion.

Low End Mac

Troubleshooting 101
Steve Wood tells us about some basic troubleshooting techniques. Informative, especially to less experienced users.

MacOPINION

Less Tangible - DVD: Cold and Hot
Marc Zeedar talks about being on the bleeding edge of technology and holds up his stack of 44 MB SyQuest cartridges as an example. With this in mind, he explores the current state of the DVD market.

The Road Warrior - Lombard Is Now Apple's Oldest Model: New PowerBooks By January?
Charles Moore speculates on the PowerBook line. A good read.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has links and information about Mac game development (good stuff), links to six new Nocturne screenshots, links to Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation movies, links to a preview of Daikatana, information on Mac Half-Life, some more news that Mac Heavy Metal: FAKK2 in jeopardy including the reasons why, information about MacSoft's servers and other MacSoft information, news on the Unreal Tournament Demo, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has information on producing USB-SCSI adapters, updated information on iMac DV and Mac OS 9, information on the Power Mac G4's clocking, information on Apple's Mac OS 9 upgrade policy, information on Apple Technote 1187, information about Apple's Mac upgrade matrix, news that SAS Institute may be dropping Mac support, lots of product news and a report from Henry Norr on Motorola's next-generation PowerPC.

MacOS News Around The Web, Wednesday, October 6th, 1999

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Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has news from Bungie, news from Westlake Interactive, news about Fly!, information about Mac Gamer's Ledge Mac Gaming Event, news from Wolfpack Studios and Shadowbane, information about a new Dawn of Aces Beta, information about a Soccer Management game that may be coming to the Mac, and more.

Applelinks

Friends Don't Like Them/11th Commandment Letters
Charles Moore continues his comments and reader feedback on the relationship between Apple and Mac web sites. This is interesting reading, especially poorly written anonymous letter from someone slamming "the macobserver guy." Gotta love it. :-)

Moore's Views & Reviews - Apple Breaks The $1,000 Barrier (In Style!) With A $999 "Entry-Level" iMac, But Make Mine Graphite
Charles Moore evaluates the new iMac line and posts some of the verbotten iMac images. It's ok folks, this time it's ok. :-)

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Update [5:45 PM]
MGL has added information on Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, information on an Apple poll at Excite, news from Westlake Interactive, and more.

News Summary
MGL has links to new Shadowbane screenshots and other information, links to new Last Call screenshots, some new information on their upcoming Mac Game Event, links to a column about "new iMacs from a gamer's perspective," some SimCity 3000 information, some information about a company looking for some C++ programmers, some Quake III: Arena information, links to new Daikatana screenshots, some Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force information, links to a new Diablo II screenshot, some news on Halo, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has coverage on the iMac DV and Mac OS 9, a report on the next-generation PowerPC, reader reports on Apple's FireWire Kit, reader feedback on SETI@home, reader information on slot-loading CD drives, information on USB speaker support, and more.

MacOS News Around The Web, Tuesday, October 5th, 1999

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MacOPINION

Utopia Planitia - The Limits of Power
John Martellaro offers us another great column this week. Because it is such a great quote, we are breaking with normalcy and including a quote in our column summary:

Increasingly, Apple is obtaining wealth and power. Increasingly, Apple is throwing its weight around. Increasingly, Apple is acting like Microsoft.

As always, this is a great read.

Macintelligence - 1984?
Philip Machanick also chimes in with thoughts on Apple's heavy handed attitudes. Mr. Machinick, himself from South Africa, compares the situation with the way South Africa tried to handle the press. A good read.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Update [5:30 PM]
MGL has added links to our own column from The Idiots, links to new Last Call screenshots, information about the cool Mac Games Event that MGL has organized, and information about a new international Myth II tournament.

News Summary
MGL has a new Total Annihilation Map of the Week, news about Quake III: Arena, information about a new edutainment title called Classroom Quizshow 2, information about the first netgame of Mac Half-Life, a new Drop of the Hard Stuff, and a new Fact of the Day.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has news and information on Apple's new product line, links to a new Halo preview and a Halo movie, information about the first Mac Half-Life, links to a Homeworld review, links to new Pharaoh screenshots, links to an IntelliMouse review,and news about Tomb Raider II Gold.

Applelinks

Thou Shall Not Speak Ill Of Apple
Charles Moore offers a an excellent look into the Apple/Mac web site discussion. This piece includes many letters he has received criticizing his position on the issue. This is a well written piece that we highly recommend.

Low End Mac

Accession to Mac OS 8.1
This ongoing series of a Windows user's conversion to a Mac talks about the difficulty of re-learning many new small things.

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has information on Apple's special event, OS 9, an Acrobat/InDesign version issue, some very interesting news about Microsoft's annual report, an updated iBook reader report, and an updated open source report.

MacOS News Around The Web, Monday, October 4th, 1999

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Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has news that Warcraft II: Battle Net Edition has gone Gold, links to an editorial called "Are Adventure Games Dead?", links to a Wheel of Time preview, news from Ambrosia, information on a new version of MacMAME, news on the debut of Ski3D, information about GameRanger, news on Tanaka, information about an update to Marathon Map Viewer,

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has some Diablo II news, links to a preview of Bungie's Halo, information on the 5th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition, some links to new Pharaoh screenshots and a movie, some news from World Without Borders GameWeek, some Tanaka information, information about their own Ares give away, information about Xtreme Gaming Vest and Intellipak, news that WarCraft II: Battle.Net Edition has gone Gols, news about a new MacMAME update, an update on Quake III: Arena, and a new A Drop of the Hard Stuff.

Applelinks

Moore's Views & Reviews Extra - Apple: Lately Even Their Friends Don't Like Them
Charles Moore offers his thoughts on the relationship between and the Mac community. A good read.

The Warp Core - Stumbling Into The Grave
John Martellaro takes us into a Threat Assesment executive meeting in a galazy far, far away. It certainly could NOT be an executive meeting in Redmond. A very good and entertaining read as always.

The Farr Site - Sacred Clowns
John Farr thinks we need a little humor in our lives, especially in the Mac world with all this Kihie mess. His suggestions? Sacred Clowns. A good read.

Low End Mac

Apple and the Mac Web
Dan Knight examines some of the many sides of the issues behind Apple's relationship with the web. A very good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has lots of general information in today's iMacInTouch, news about several copmpatibility problems with OS 9.information about a "a gaping hole in the shipping version of Adobe's InDesign," lots of product news, and the following updated reports: G4 reader reports, iBook experiences, and. FileMaker Pro 5.0.

MacOS News Around The Web, Friday, October 1st, 1999

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MacReviewZone

Old Mac Cotton: - Not Me! I'm A Feature Not A Bug
Gordon Thygeson shifts his ongoing series of using Apple T-shirts to explain the histori of Apple itself from products to people. This week he looks at development groups. Always a great read.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Update [2:45 PM]
MGL has added a feature on iBook First Impressions,.

News Summary
MGL has news from Onicore, links to a preview of Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, news from MacAddict, news from Nocturne, some Starsiege: Tribes 2 information, links to a Heavy Metal: FAKK2 interview with Berenger Fish, news about a Civilization II: Gold Edition update, news that Ares 1.1.0 has been released, and a new A Drop of the Hard Stuff.

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has updated G4 Benchmarks, news about Apple's special event announcement, some G4 reader reports, some iBook first impressions, updated Quicken Deluxe 2000 information, updated Communicator 4.7 information, some information on PostScript alternatives, lots of product news, and the following updated reports: FileMaker Pro 5.0, Print Permanence, and iBook.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has news from Ambrosia Software, news about Tribes 2, news about Nocturne, and more.

MacOPINION

Less Tangible - It's Not Perfect
Marc Zeedar goes back to the beginning and explores what using the Mac like for novices. What he found were inconsistencies in the Mac interface that experienced users take for granted. A very good read.

Macintelligence - Channel Starving
Phillip Machinick examines Apple's current channel practices and contrasts them to problems with past Apple regime's channel practices. A well written piece and a good read.

Miscellaneous Ramblings - Will iBook's Value Soften Used PowerBook Prices?
Charles Moore thinks that the release of the iBook will certainly effect the price of used PowerBooks sooner or later. He takes a look around the web to see where things are actually headed.

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