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September, 1999 Archive

MacOS News Around The Web, Thursday, September, 30th, 1999

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Low End Mac

Kihei Pictures Pulled
Dan Knight boycotts Apple coverage in response to Apple's treatment of Mac web sites in particualr, and their handling of the iMac/Kihei specs and pictures in particular. This is among the most eloquent and poignant pieces we have read from Dan, and we recommend it as a Must Read because of its content. We also salute Dan for his stance!

MacOPINION

The Difference Engine - The Estrogenous Zone
Del Miller examines gender issues in the computing and professional world. A very good read as always.

Applelinks

Absurd Notion - We Could Be Heroes
Kirk Hiner tells us about Wasps, Superheores, a Holiday Inn, and an old Quadra. The interesting thing tis that the Quadra was in use at the Holiday Inn. A good read, very entertaining.

Salon

The QuickTime Facelift
Dan Turner has a nice piece on Apple's QuickTime interface. A well researched and well written piece sure to make you think.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has information on the Unreal Tournament release date estimate, some Quake III: Arena information, an update on Parsec, information about Mac StarCraft patches, some announcements from Gamecenter.com, information on a GameRanger update, news on an update to Quake 2, and a new Drop of the Hard Stuff.

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has information on G4 Benchmarks comparing the PowerMac G4 400 to the PowerMac G4 450, information on a PowerBook G3 DVD-ROM Update from Apple, information on InDesign, more information on Western Digital's Caviar quality alert, more information about problems with the French QuickTime 4 installer, lots of product news, and the following updated special reports: FileMaker 5, iBook reader experiences, and HP 2500CM.

MacOS News Around The Web, Wednesday, September, 29th, 1999

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Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has links to a Tribes 2 Preview, information about Ares, information about a list from Apple of incompatible DVDs, links to an interview With Will Wright on 'The Sims', news about Stick-It, information about a new app called Simple FootBall Analyst, information about a new Myth II conversion centered around Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail, and more.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has a review of Deathground to which we linked in our Mac Gaming Links section, an update to their Mac Game Event page, information about Codebook 4.0, links to an interview with SimCity creator and Maxis co-founder Will Wright, links to our own column from The Idiots, information about Stick-It USB, links to a preview of Starsiege: Tribes 2, links to a preview of Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, links to a preview of Experience, links to four new Halo screenshots, and a new Drop of the Hard Stuff.

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has information on FileMaker Pro 5, some notes on problems with Communicator 4.7, information on a "BloB virus" on the French QuickTime 4 installer, lots of product news and tips, and the following updated reports: iBook reader experiences, AES convention, as well as other non-Apple specific news.

MacOS News Around The Web, Monday, September, 27th, 1999

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Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has news from Ambrosia, links to an editorial on Sierra's reorganization, information and screenshots of a new game called WaterRace, links to an interview with the Producer and Creative Developer for Bungie's upcoming third-person action game Halo, news about Cyberflix, news from Dragonstone, news about Unreal Tournament, information about Star Trek Voyager: Elite, and more.

Applelinks

The Farr Site - Moonburn
John Farr continues to tell us about his fantastic new house in New Mexico. We think he is trying to make us all jealous... He also talks about clutter on your Mac. A good read as always.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has reviews of Quake II and SimCity 3000 to shich we linked in our Mac Gaming Links section, links to new screenshots of Ion Storm's Daikatana, news from Dragonstone Software, news that AbyssQuake3Manager Pro 1.0 has been released, an update on Madden NFL 2000, news from the Mac Development Consortium, information about the official Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force web site, news from dealmac, information about a new feature called Exxtreme3D, information about a Mac version of Darkstone, and information on pre-ordering Descent 3 or Baldur's Gate.

MacSpeedZone

PowerPC vs PowerPC : A Comparison Of The G3 and G4 Processors
MacSpeedZone takes a close look at the G3 and the G4, including all the numbers. Very informative.

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has information on the expected new iMac release, lots of product news and tips, and the following updated reports: AES convention, USB and Peripherals Guide, HP 2500CM, Logitech USB Wheel Mouse, and Power Mac G4.

MacOS News Around The Web, Friday, September, 24th, 1999

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Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has lots of Mac news from Blue Byte Software, and news that Cyberflix has been sued by former employees.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has news that Blue Byte has sued Logicware and Canceled Settlers III as well as other news from Blue Byte about a new Mac game, information from PC Data's Mac Top 10 list, news and screenshots from Baldur's Gate, news that MacSoft's Web Page was hacked, news about a new total conversion called Myth II: Pirates of the Caribbean, and more.

MacReviewZone

Old Mac Cotton - AppleTalk And Phone Sex!
Old Mac Cotton tells us all about the development of netowrking technologies at Apple. Always very ebtertaining an informative.

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has more information on the upcoming G4 Servers, as well as the way late placed G3 orders are being handled, information about a new Apple Tech Info Library, information about QuarkXPress slowdowns, information on a hidden requirement for Adobe PressReady with HP printers, lots of product news, and the following updated Spcial Reports: HP 2500CM, Power Mac G4, and their USB and Peripherals Guide.

MacOS News Around The Web, Thursday, September, 23rd, 1999

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Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has links to a Q&A with nVidia 3D cards driver programmer, links to an Unreal Tournament interview with Mark Rein, links to new screenshots of Deus Ex, links to a preview of Unreal Tournament, a column from Erica's Soapbox that we have linked in our Mac Gaming News section, news from GameRanger, links to a preview of Nocturne, information from Total Annihilation, news that Apple G4/450 boxes are shipping, and much more.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has information on nVidia, information about The Matrix and PC-only DVDs, information about Cythera 1.0.3, news that the Nanosaur Source Code has been released, an update on the Unreal Tournament Demo, some cool news that US$20 Voodoo 2 cards available, pre-order news on Descent 3 and Baldur's Gate, links to an interview with the Mike Wilson, CEO of Gathering of Developers, links to a Parsec preview, information on an Unreal Tournament Guide, and more.

MacWeek

U.S. Army enlists more Macs
Wendy J. Matson has an excellent report on the US Army and their recent switch to a Mac server with WebSTAR server software as well as other moves toward Apple technology. This is a very good article and a must-read.

On The Register - Deflationary tactics
Tony Smith deconstructs Apple's recent profit warning and examines the state of G4 production. A good read.

MacSpeedZone

AppleTalk - The Hidden Cost of "Free" Mac OS Updates
The MacSpeedZone is not to keen on Apple's decision to stop allowing MUGs and magazines distribute MacOS updates. This is a very good read for anyone looking for information on this issue.

MacOPINION

The Difference Engine - The Speed of Light
Del Miller talks about Newton (the Englishman), Einstein, the G4, relativity, the speed of light, and a few other concepts in an exploration of the G4. A very good read.

Le Mega Byte - The I in I.T. Must Stand For Ignorant
Erik Barzeski has a horor tale involving an IT department at a college. A good read.

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has information on the upcoiming G4 Servers, information on iBook screen resolution, some news about a new effort from Apple called An Introduction to Macintosh Programming for Windows Developers, information about HP's current driver package, information about a display bug in Word 98, information about running Windows 2000 under the new Virtual PC 3.0, the following updated reports: Power Mac G4, USB and Peripherals Guide, and wireless networking report, and lots of product news.

MacOS News Around The Web, Wednesday, September, 22nd, 1999

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Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has news from Sierra and a new Tossin' The Ball.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has news and commentary about Sierra Games, information about RAM prices, news about a MacMAME update, links to an interview with Tom Clancy on Rainbow Six, news from the Marathon Map Mapker's Guild, news from 999 Software, and more.

Applelinks

Earthquake Reaction A Reality Check For Cyber-nuts (Like Me)
Charles Moore stops and reminds us that those of us thinking about whether the earthquake in Taiwan is going to effect PowerBook production should stop and realize that thousands of people have died in this earthquake. Some very good thoughts and a good read (Thanks Charles!).

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has some iBook availability information, information on "peculiar restrictions at the Apple Store," news that Xerox has purchased Tektronix's printing and imaging divisions, news that SOTEC has made its first move to bypass a Tokyo court injunction, lots of product news and tips, and the following updated reports: Power Mac G4, and USB and Peripherals Guide.

MacOS News Around The Web, Tuesday, September, 21st, 1999

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CNN

CNN Transcript - Moneyline News Hour: Analyst Maintains Positive View of Apple Computer ...
This is a transcript of a Moneyline interview between CNN's Stuart Varney, and a Wall Street analyst. The subject is of course Apple and like most other analysts, the view point is positive. A very good read.

MacOPINION

Utopia Planitia - The Sorry State of Macintosh Software Reviews
John Martellaro thinks that Mac web sites do a poor job of reviewing software, an thought that we take some personal issue with, though as always, his arguments are very valid. A good read.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has information about Quake III: Arena action figures, news about USB Overdrive v1.2, links to a Q3Test Strategy Guide, information on the Mac Unreal Tournament Demo, a new Total Annihilation Map of the Week, information about a Total Annihilation map conversion utility and other Total Annihilation information, and a new Tossin' the Ball.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has news about a Mac version of the Unreal Tournament demo, information about new Myth II Maps/Units, information about a new version of USB Overdrive, news about the Diablo II Beta Test, news from MAC-O-RAMA, and a brand new slick looking redesign for their site! Check it out.

MacReviewZone

Future of the Mac - MacMoore's Law How about the G5? the G6? the G7?
It's always hard to be sure when it comes to Laser Quasar Absolutely, but this week he has taken what we think to be a somehwta fanciful look at the future of the PowerPC. He comes to some interesting conclusions.

MacWeek

RFI Report - Behind Apple's projections
Robert Morgan gives the ins and outs of Apple's earnings warning on the 4th quarter. This is a very good report that we recommend for anyone interested in Apple's finances.

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has some information on Apple's repair policies in reagrads to PowerBooks and iBooks, information on Apple's announcement yesterday of lower profits and revenue, information on Mac OS 9 and which models it will support, information about how Apple is allowing updates to be distributed, and lots of product news.

MacOS News Around The Web, Monday, September, 20th, 1999

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Low End Mac

Mac Musings - Scents and Sensibility
Dan Knight takes a deeper look at odors and chemicals and the growing phenomon of both being everpresent .

Miscellaneous Ramblings - PowerBook Upgrades, Bootleg and Otherwise
Charles Moore has the latest information on PowerBooks including some information on upgrading them. Informative.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has news about Redneck Rampage, some news about Unreal Tournament, links to annews from Unreal Tournament interview with Brandon Reinhart, news from Atomic Games, information about MDK 2, news about Railroad Tycoon II: Gold Edition, some box art info on Nocturne, links to an interview with id's Graeme Devine, links to a Starsiege: Tribes 2 interview with Tim Gift, some information on The Sims, news about MacBrickout 4.0, release news about Railroad Tycoon II: The Second Century, news about joystick support in Mac Half-Life, news that FLY! has been released, and a new Tossin' the Ball.

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has news about ly!, news about a possible port of the PC game Driver, lots of news from Gathering of Developers about Railroad Tycoon and other releases, some news about Total Annihilation, an update on the Railgun Project, information on Dragon Alpha, links to an interview with iD Software's Graeme Devine, information about possible InputSprocket support for Half-Life, an update on Aliens versus Predator, entertaining news from Bungie, news from MAC-O-RAMA, and more.

MacWeek

Mac the Knife - That old sweet
Mac the Knife is reporting on the next PowerBook models, some iMac gossip, and other cool Mac rumors.

Applelinks

The Warp Core - Time To Move On To...The Next Big Thing
John Martellaro looks at the future, robots, and The Next Big Thing. Along the way he asks some very good questions. A great read as always.

The Farr Site - Machina Encantada
JOhn Farr thinks something may be going on with his PowerMac. He also talks about Jackrabbits. Somehow he ties it all together (not sure how does it! :-) Entertaining.

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch is reporting that a court in Japan has issued a temporary restraining order against SOTEC, the maker of the e-one, some information about FireWire and the Power Mac G4/400, information about Mac OS 9 pre-release performance issues, some information about Apple's Mac OS Up-To-Date program, and lots of product news and tips.

MacOS News Around The Web, Friday, September, 17th, 1999

MacOS News Headlines

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Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has information on VirtualPC 3.0, news that a new Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy game may be coming to the Mac, some Diablo II information, a chat transcript from a WarCraft III chat, news that Pit Droids is in stores, links to some pics from Bungie Software's company picnic, news from Total Annihilation , links to an explanation on some 3dfx technology, links to a comparison of Unreal Tournament vs Quake 3: Arena, links to a Mac-only Quake 2 tournament, an update on the Railgun Project, information on Triple-A 1.6, news that Mac-O-Rama has iMac Voodoo2 Cards in Stock, and more.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Updated [6:00 PM]
MGL has added some information about Oni, an update on update on Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, links to a Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Fallen interview, an update on Heroes of Might & Magic III, links to a Neverwinter Nights interview with Trent Oster, information on Total Annihilation: Battle Tactics, news from Gathering of Developers, links to a new fan site for American McGee's Alice, links to information about an update on Aliens vs. Predatorsome Quake 2 information, information about Star Wars: Pit Droids Demo, and more.

News Summary
MGL has links to some tips for Unreal Tournament Demo, information on an update to Quake 2 Mission Pack, links to a comparison of Unreal Tournament vs. Quake III: Arena, links to the box art for Diablo II, links to the first WarCraft III, links to a Starsiege: Tribes 2 interview with John Folliard, and a new Tossin' the Ball.

CNN

Apple's response to free speech would make Stalin proud
Lawrence Lessig slams Apple's response to the G3 owners upset about the G4 ROM block issue. As this issue hits more mainstream media outlets, pressure will build on Apple to correct it. A good read.

MacWeek

News of the World - Schiller says no CHRP OS X
MacWeek has a report on statements made by Phil Schiller regarding the possibility of an OS X version made to run on CHRP.

MacReviewZone

Old Mac Cotton: Script Happens - Apple Software Take Two
This week, we get a peek at the development of several Apple technologies, not all of which made it market. This includes AppleScript, PowerTalk, PlainTalk, and several more. Always a very informative and entertaining read.

MacSpeedZone

The Secret Mac: Don't Try This At Home Kids!
David Pogue and Joseph Schorr have assembled some practical jokes to play on your Mac "friends." Please be advised that The Mac Observer does NOT advise you actually perform these practical jokes, but we do advise you to read the column as it is very amusing... :-)

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has information on iBook shipments, information that Apple is working on major improvements to its customer support system, information on OS 9 and Apple's own campus networks, information on changes in the US encryption export policy, as well as lots of product news and Mac tips. This is one of the best information days we have seen in a long time at MacInTouch.

MacOS News Around The Web, Thursday, September, 15th, 1999

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Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has information about Combat Mission, information about Deer Avenger 2: Deer In the City, links to a comparison between Tribes 2 and Halo, information about some Bugdom Level Maps, news about Ambrosia's Escape Velocity Message Boards, information and links to a WarCraft III FAQ, information about the Unreal Tournament demo, links to an article about coaxing gameplay out of older Macintoshes, and links to a preview of Unreal Tournament by Thresh.

Inside Mac Games

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Update [5:30 PM]
MGL has added links to a preview of Nocturne, information on WADder, links to a preview of Unreal Tournament by Thresh, news about Abyss Quake 3 Manager Lite, information about the web site Three Macs and a Printer, information about Deer Avenger 2: Deer in the City, links to a Bugdom Strategy Guide, and more.

News Summary
MGL has information on a new WarCraft III FAQ, information from Epic Games and unrealtournament.com, links to information on Invisibility in Q3Test, a transcript of the Descent 3 chat with Duane Johnson, and a new Tossin' the Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

MacWeek

MP Macs? It's possible
MacWeek has an excellent article that explains the issues behind having a multiprocessor PowerMac. Very well written and researched.

MP Macs? It's possible

The O'Grady Files: Plugging into Electric Town
Not all that Mac related, but Jason O'Grady tells us all about the electronic community that is Tokyo and to a lesser degree Japan. Very informative.

The O'Grady Files: Plugging into Electric Town

MacOPINION

The Difference Engine - Tofu pour Deux
Del Miller has one wish and it involves dinner with Steve Jobs. It all stems from the fascination that Mr. Miller has for Mr. Jobs. A very good read.

The Difference Enging - Tofu pour Deux

Less Tangible - System Software Ought To Be Free
Marc Zeedar thinks that system software should be free, including updates. While this is an issue that we passionately disagree with, he makes a good argument.

Less Tangible - System Software Ought To Be Free

Road Warrior - How Tough Are PowerBooks?
Charles Moore takes issue with the concept that PowerBooks are anything but rugged. He backs it up with some real-life observations.

Road Warrior - How Tough Are PowerBooks?

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has information on Apple's Mac OS Up-To-Date program, information on Adaptec's Ultra160 SCSI technology, another update to their Power Mac G4/400 review, an updated Apple Support report, an updated VirtualPC/AltiVec report, an updated Quicken Deluxe 2000 report, an updated Macs and IT report, and lots of product news and tips.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Wednesday, September, 15th, 1999

MacOS News Headlines

Apple Expo Stories

Top Stories

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Rumors

Announcements

Opinions

Columns

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Site and Column Summaries

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Update [5:30 PM]
MGL has added information about Deus Ex, links to new screenshots from Nocturne, links to a Diablo II interview, links to a poll at Sierra Studios, links to a new Starsiege: Tribes 2 screenshot, links to some Unreal Tournament movies, screenshots, and other Unreal Tournament information, information about Q3Test 1.09, news about 3dfxgamers.com, information about an upcoming Cythera Hint Book, links to a chat with a Descent 3 programmer, news about Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, news that Total Annihilation has gone gold, and more.

News Summary
MGL has posted a Quake III: Arena Road Tour Coverage report, their own reviews for Quake 2, Ferazel's Wand, and Codebook 3.5, and a new Tossin' the Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has information from Altor and their 3D test efforts, news that Big Race USA is shipping, news from Westlake Interactive, an update on the Railgun Project, news on the Unreal Tournament Mac Demo, links to an explanation about recently announced Mysterious 3dfx Technology, information about a Bungie.Net Beta Server, information about a chat with Duane Johnson, some hiring information for IMG, and more.

Inside Mac Games

Low End Mac

Mac Musings - PowerBooks For All
Rodney O. Lain has a piece about PowerBooks and portability. He also touches on the people he sees buying PowerBooks and pre-ordering iBooks. A good read.

Mac Musings - PowerBooks For All

AirPort: The Era of Easy Networking
Dan Knight has a good piece on the value and practicality of wireless networking and Airport in a real world scenario. A good read.

AirPort: The Era of Easy Networking

MacWeek

On The Register: Is no news really good news?
Tony Smith says that Apple and Steve Jobs lost a big opportunity to introduce a new product at the Apple Expo. He has a good point.

On The Register: Is no news really good news?

Jobs hits Paris show
MacWeek has a great writeup of the Apple Expo in Paris. Well written and informative.

Jobs hits Paris show

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has information on new SCSi technology from Adaptec called Ultra160 SCSI, an update to their Power Mac G4/400 review, a report on Apple customer support issues, an update to their Macs and IT report, an update to their Virtual PC report, an update to their Quicken Deluxe 2000 report, and lots of product news and tips.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Tuesday, September, 14th, 1999

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Site and Column Summaries

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Update [5:30 PM]
MGL has a Q&A with Blizzard Entertainment, links to some Unreal Tournament information, news from Fateful Alliance, links to a preview of Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, some information about a crash in Civilization II: Gold Edition, some information about Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, links to new Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation screenshots, information from 3dfx, news about an app called VSE File Pirate 3.0, news about FLY!, and links to our own Name of the Game column [thanks!].

News Summary
MGL has information about Logicware.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has links to new Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Fallen screenshots, several updates from Westlake Interactive, an update on the Quake 2 Mission Pack, news about a new Madden NFL 2000 Beta Test Contest, and more.

Inside Mac Games

MacOPINION

Utopia Planitia - Ethics, Software Honor, and The Folly of Men
Ooooohhh, a nother good one from John Martellaro. :-) Mr. Martellaro talks about ethics in general, ethics in the computer biz, and a touch of human nature to boot. A must read!

Utopia Planitia - Ethics, Software Honor, and The Folly of Men

Mac Intelligence - Processor Wars Part 3: Is G4 as Promised?
Philip Machanick delves deeper into the G4. Lot of good information.

Mac Intelligence - Processor Wars Part 3: Is G4 as Promised?

MacWeek

Mac the Knife: Paris blues
Mac the Knife has news about multiprocessor G4s, news on the G4 ROM block, information about Apple's Enterprise efforts, and more rumors. A very good read.

Mac the Knife: Paris blues

The O'Grady Files: iBook sweeps World PC Expo
Jason O'Grady has a great piece on the World PC Expo in Japan. Lots of great information and a good read.

The O'Grady Files: iBook sweeps World PC Expo

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has updated their Power Mac G4/400 review, information on Virtual PC, an updated Quicken Deluxe 2000 report, an updated Macs and IT report, an updated G4 ROM Block report, and lots of product news.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Monday, September, 13th, 1999

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Rumors

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Columns

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Reviews

Product News

Other News

Site and Column Summaries

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has information about Doubleaught/Duality, information about Coldstone B7, information about Unreal Tournament, some Quake 2 information, information about a Bugdom Scholastic Giveaway, information about the Intensor FX Seat, news from Bungie.Org, links to a Nocturne First Look, news about a Master of Orion Patch, links to 3dfx interviews, and more!

Inside Mac Games

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has links to a new StarCraft Map of the Week, links to new screenshots of Carmageddon: The Death Race 2000, information on a new contest from Casady & Greene and MacDaily, information about Unreal Tournament, sad news about Duality, links to an interview with 3dfx CTO Gary Tarolli, an article called "The Perils of Net Gaming on the Mac" to which we linked in our Mac Gaming News section, information about Bugdom, links to a report on MDK2, information on the Intensor fx Gaming Seat, information on Heavy Metal: FAKK2, links to a new Unreal Tournament Level of the Week, information about an online survey from Apple, links to a preview of Nocturne, information about Quake 2 Mission Packs, and a new Tossin' the Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Applelinks

The Farr Site - Waiting for iBook
John Farr is sitting in the mountains of his new home in New Mexico. He has some pics to prove it. He is also somewhat keen on the new iBook and has gone so far as to check out prices for some new RAM. A good read.

The Farr Site - Waiting for iBook

[THE WARP CORE] Hey, Saddam! Better Order Your iMac Fast! (Maybe.)
John Martellaro delves into privacy issues. As usual he does a fantastic job, a great read.

[THE WARP CORE] Hey, Saddam! Better Order Your iMac Fast! (Maybe.)

Low End Mac

Mac Musings - G4 Uproar Continues
Dan Knight takes a look at what Apple actually said in their response to the G3 ROM block issue.

Mac Musings - G4 Uproar Continues

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has a full set of G4/400 benchmarks, more information on the G4 ROM Block, more information in their Power Mac G4 report, information on a Quicken 98 transaction problem, an update to their Macs and IT report, an update to their Print Permanence report, information on Adobe GoLive 4.0.1, and lots of product news.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Friday, September 10th
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Top Stories
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Mac Gaming News
Rumors
Announcements
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Columns
Tips
Explanations
Reviews
Product News
Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has information on Avernum, news about the raft III, links to an Unreal Tournament preview, and more.

Inside Mac Games

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has information on Master of Orion 2 1.6, links to an interview with GameRanger creator Scott Kevill, some Unreal Tournament information, and a new Tossin' the Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

MacReviewZone

Old Mac Cotton - We Don't Need No Stinking Leashes
One of our favoriate topics, OpenDoc and Cyberdog. Old Mac Cotton delves into the histories of these two projects. A great read.

Old Mac Cotton - We Don't Need No Stinking Leashes

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has more information on the shipping G4s, updated information on Intuit Mac support, more reader feedback on the B&W G3 ROM block issuie, an updated Macs and IT report, and lots of product news.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Thursday, September 9th
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Top Stories
News Stories
Mac Gaming News
Rumors
Announcements
G4 Opinions
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Product News
Other News
Mac Gamer's Ledge

Updaye [6:00 PM]
MGL has added information on GameRanger, an update on Mac Half-Life, links to a preview of Nocturne, links to a new Halo movie, some Unreal Tournament information, links to some information on Anachronox, links to information on Altor's Project B, information on Mac FLY!, and information on a new game called Avernum.

News Summary
MGL has their own Tomb Raider III interview with Westlake's Ken Cobb, information on a chat with Blizzard's Brian Love, links to a new Heavy Metal: FAKK2 screenshot, links to a collection of Unreal Tournament media, information on some changes to Unreal Tournament, and a new Tossin' the Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has news that Madden 2000 has gone Alpha and Tomb Raider III has gone Beta, links to a interview with Bungie's Quinn Dunki, an update on Railgun Project, information on a Half-Life Update, news on Clan Lord, news on a Cythera update, links to a World Without Borders Chat with Brian Love of Blizzard, links to "The Ultimate TR4 Collection," news from Unreal Tournament, links to some tips on how NOT to play Q3Test,

Inside Mac Games

MacOPINION

Less Tangible - Internet Undermined
Marc Zeedar explores the way that certain elements could utterly change the Internet as we know it. A good read.

Less Tangible - Internet Undermined

Mac Skeptic - Quality, Quantity, Benchmarks and Reality
Jeff Lewis talks about quality, the new G4s, Apple's performance claims, and more. A good read.

Mac Sketpic - Quality, Quantity, Benchmarks and Reality

Road Warrior - Ruminations On The 5th Season, Changes, And Computer Aesthetics
Charles Moore covers a lot of ground in this week's column including a move for one of his other columns, color schemes, and other PowerBook related issues.

Road Warrior - Ruminations On The 5th Season, Changes, And Computer Aesthetics

Difference Engine - Scratching a Niche
Del Miller takes a look at the way the world and the computer industry itself seem to divide the various markets. Mr. Miller sees opportunities for Apple in breaking these paradigms. A very good read.

Difference Engine - Scratching a Niche

MacWeek

The O'Grady Files: Processor envy
Jason O'Grady looks at processors, the Wintel world, PowerBooks and their owners. A good read.

The O'Grady Files: Processor envy

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has news that the first G4s are shipping from Apple, an update to their Blue G3 ROM Block report, information on the delays on Internet Explorer 5, information on Windows 2000 migration costs, an updated Macs and IT report, and lots of product news.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Wednesday, September 8th
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Top Stories
News Stories
Mac Gaming News
Rumors
Announcements
G4 Opinions
Opinions
Columns
Explanations
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Mac Gamer's Ledge

Update [5:00PM]
MGL has added some links to a preview of Heavy Metal: FAKK2, news from 3dfx Interactive, links to some 230 Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation screenshots, links to several reviews of Madden NFL 2000, links to some screenshots of MDK 2, links to a First Look at WarCraft III, an update on the Quake 2 Railgun Project, some information that allows users to add the Apple campus to SimCity 3000, and more.

News Summary
MGL has information about WarCraft III unit limits, links to a Quake III: Arena article at Salon, information about an online chat they will host with Blizzard Entertainment's Brian Love, and a new Tossin' the Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has information on WarCraft III, some very important thoughts from Mark Adams on Simultaneous Releases, news about a Marathon Mapmaker's Guild Contest, links to a First look at Neverwinter Nights, links to a Mac Vs PC article, links and information about a Quake 3: Arena article posted at Salon, links and information about some Official Versions of New Halo Screenshots, information about a new site called Mac Game Shareware News, and more.

Inside Mac Games

Low End Mac

The Ethernet Alternative to USB Drives
Dan Knight has put together an excellent comparison of using a Mac on an Ethernet network as a backup device as opposed to using an external USB storage device. Excellent information.

The Ethernet Alternative to USB Drives

Applelinks

[Business Mac] Managing your hardware and software assets
Paul Shields has information on managing networks incouding lots of product recommendations.

[Business Mac] Managing your hardware and software assets

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has information about WarCraft III unit limits, links to a Quake III: Arena article at Salon, information about an online chat they will host with Blizzard Entertainment's Brian Love, and a new Tossin' the Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

MacWeek

Mac the Knife: Trawling for chum
Mac the Knife has information on QT Streaming Server for Win NT, the latest beta of Sonata, InDesign, and Quark. Always entertaining.

Mac the Knife: Trawling for chum

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has information about QuickTime 4.0.3, an updated Power Mac G4 special report, an updated Macs and IT report, an updated Quicken Deluxe 2000 report, an updated SGI's Flat Panel Display report, new information on the Blue G3 ROM block, and lots of product news.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Tuesday, September 7th
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Top Stories
News Stories
Mac Gaming News
Announcements
G4 Opinions
Humor
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGL has links to an explanation of how game licensing works, information about ATI, their own interview with Playnet's Russell Mirabelli, links to an interview with John Carmack, some Unreal Tournament information, links to an interview with Brian Burke of 3dfx, some information on an update for Master of Orion 2, their own Age of Empires Hints & Tips, links to a new "Tame the Game with Mark Adams," links to a preview of Heavy Metal: FAKK2, links to some Halo desktop pictures, information from Logicware's Andrew Meggs, links to a screenshot from Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, information about Unreal mod RealCTF, links to a preview of Unreal Tournament, links to an unofficial Diablo II FAQ, and a new Tossin' The Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Applelinks

[THE WARP CORE] A Computer Named Peta
John Martellaro explores the world of voice recognition and AIM's next generation processor, the G5. Very entertaining and quite amusing. A must read.

[THE WARP CORE] A Computer Named Peta

The Farr Site - New Mexico or Bust!
What 10 things did John Farr learn on his cross-country trek to New Mexico? Another very entertaining read.

The Farr Site - New Mexico or Bust!

MacSoldiers

Why I'm not excited about the G4
Jon Bonner has become almost bored with Apple's success. Is this a good sign? A good read.

Why I'm not excited about the G4

Low End Mac

Bring Back the Duo
Dale Critchley thinks Apple had it right with the PowerBook Duo. He refers to the design as the Dine-in or Take-out. A good read.

Bring Back the Duo

MacOPINION

Utopia Planitia - The Cosmic Quarantine
John Martellaro delves into a fictional work that examines the nature of the universe and intelligence. A very entertaining and good read.

Utopia Planitia - The Cosmic Quarantine

Mac Intelligence - Processor Wars Part 2: Vector Processing
Curious about what a G4 is and what vector processing is? Phillip Machanick has the answers on a moderately technical level. A good read.

Mac Intelligence - Processor Wars Part 2: Vector Processing

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has updated their web site for the first time in a gagillion years. The new look is very good and makes it much easier to follow their information. Nice work MacInTouch!

They also have news about Final Cut Pro 1.2, updated information in their Blue G3 ROM block report, an updated Macs and IT report, information about eBay, information about IEEE 802.11 and wireless networking, and lots of product news.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Friday, September 3rd
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Top Stories
News Stories
Mac Gaming News
Announcements
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Product News
Mac Gamer's Ledge

Update [2:25 PM]
MGL has added information about a new Unreal Tournament Level of the Week, news that the Connectix Virtual Game Station site has been updated, news from John Carmack on Apple's G4, some news from Altor Systems, and some news from Blizzard Entertainment.

News Summary
MGl has theri own preview of Unreal Tournament, links to a preview of Bioware's Neverwinter Nights, links to a First look at XLR8's G4 upgrade, links t a new Starsiege: Tribes 2 screenshots, and a new Tossin' the Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has infromation about the status of the Tribes 2 Mac port, news from John Carmack of id Software on the new G4, news from MacSoft, news from Altor Systems, news from Blizzard Entertainment, and more.

Inside Mac Games

Applelinks

The PowerMac G4s Offer A Lot More Than We Expected, But Is The Yikes! 400 MHz Entry- Level Model A Good Value?
Charles Moore talks about the new G4s and whether the entry level machines are good values.

MacReviewZone

Old Mac Cotton: Capone "Sucked Less" And Had Hopes Of Burning "Chicago" Down
This week, Old Mac Cotton delves into software updates. Always a great read!

Old Mac Cotton: Capone "Sucked Less" And Had Hopes Of Burning "Chicago" Down

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has information about Apple's stock movement, an update to their Seybold/Power Mac G4 report, information about a Blue G3 ROM block on G4 upgrades, information about PowerBook data corruption, and lots of product news.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Thursday, September 2nd
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
Seybold Announcements And Stories
Other Top Stories
News Stories
Mac Gaming News
Announcements
Opinions
Columns
Explanations
Tips
Reviews
Product News
Other Links
Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has information on a new game being announced called Avernum, information on a new games called Angel Egg, news from 3dfx on G4 Supportm, information about some trouble with GameRanger's servers, information about a new Myth II conversion called Warhammer, links to a poll, links to a new Tribes 2 screenshot, information about a new fan site called The Falcon's Eye, information about Nocturne, links to a Clan Lord update, news about a SNE9X update, news about their own growth, and more.

Inside Mac Games

MacOPINION

The Difference Engine - Preaching to the Choir
Del Miller looks at the future and sees that it is bright. The problem is that is so bright that the Mac community may be blinded by the light and lose its way. He has some ideas on a solution... A great read.

The Difference Engine - Preaching to the Choir

Less Tangible - Excessive Linkage
Mark Zeedar seems to be a bit tense about links. He takes a humorous stab at those columnists who like to link to many unrelated things throughout their column. Very amusing, though we do not share his biases. :-)

Less Tangible - Excessive Linkage

Miscellaneous Ramblings #28
Charles Moore wraps his mits around all the latest information and news circulating the Web.

Miscellaneous Ramblings #28

MacWeek

RFI Report: Extending Apple's wireless reach
Robert Morgan has another great column. This week he is discussing AirPort, the G4, and their effect on the corporate market. He also discusses several stocks and other Apple related news. A very good read.

RFI Report: Extending Apple's wireless reach

The O'Grady Files: 'Look Ma, no wires!'
Jason O'Grady feels that one of the most important announcements at Seybold was the inclusion of AirPort within the new G4s. His reasoning is sound, a good read.

The O'Grady Files: 'Look Ma, no wires!'

Mac Gamer's Ledge

News Summary
MGl has links to a Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation interview, links to a preview of Diablo II, information on Nocturne, news about the GameRanger server, their own Caesar III Structure Guide (cool for Caesar III players), links to a preview of WarCraft II: Battle.net Edition, some news from id Software about the master server for Q3Test, links to a Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force interview with Jake Simpson, and a new Tossin' the Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch has updated their Power Mac G4 reader and Seybold/Power Mac G4 reports, information on G4 availability, a new report for Blue G3 ROM block, information on new Tech Info Library articles, information about Apple's BTO syste, and lost of product news.

MacInTouch

MacOS News Around The Web, Wednesday, September 1st
MacOS News Headlines
Site and Column Summaries
G4 Stories
Seybold Announcements And Stories
Other Top Stories
News Stories
Mac Gaming News
Announcements
Opinions
Columns
Tips
Product News
Inside Mac Games

News Summary
IMG has news and information about AltiVec/Velocity Engine and Game Developers (this is a very good read), news that Cythera 1.0.1 has been released, news that Madden NFL 2000 is shipping for the PC and PlayStation, news from MacSoft, information about a new Realmz Scenario, news that the Clan Plaid Hotline (Myth II order), has re-opened, news that Fly! has gone gold, links to a Descent 4 interview, links to a Nocturne preview, information about a Q3Tourney Guide, information about a new Total Annihilation web site, links to new Neverwinter Nights screen shots, and more.

Inside Mac Games

Mac Gamer's Ledge

[Update 2:45 PM]
MGL has added information about the gaming implications of Velocity/AltiVec, exlcusive news about a Deer Avenger 2 demo, links to new Heavy Metal: FAKK2 screenshots, news that the Clan Plaid (Myth II Order) Hotline server has returned, information from Fateful Alliance, and more.

News Summary
MGL has news that Mac FLY! has gone gold, links to a new ew Diablo II Screenshot of the Week, some news about MGL's own Mike Dixon, and a new Tossin' the Ball.

Mac Gamer's Ledge

MacDiscussion

Powerful Simplicity - Close Encounter
Kevin Ledgister was awestruck during the Seybold keynote and he offers us a moving description of what he saw. A good read.

Powerful Simplicity - Close Encounter

MacWeek

Inside the Power Mac G4
MacWeek offers the best examination of the new G4s from Apple that we have seen. A great read.

Inside the Power Mac G4mics

MacInTouch

News Summary
MacInTouch hasa new special report on Seybold/Power Mac G4 issues, news that Apple has posted a number of Tech Info Library articles about the new G4 systems, an update to their Quicken Deluxe 2000 report, an update to their GIF licensing report, and lots of product news.

MacInTouch

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