August 8th, 2000

There are lots of great articles, and some really bad ones, on the Internet. Though we link to all of them at MacOS News Around The Web, some of them deserve special mention here. Most of what we will mention within these pages will be among the best, but on occasion we will talk about articles that are so bad or so wrong we just have to say something. Consider them mini-editorials on our part about things we think you might also be interested in.

Best [1:00 PM] X Appeal - Hands-on With Some Carbon Apps
Now, whether you think that Apple has slipped again on the OS X ship date or not is irrelevant...we donit have it yet. So, if you are as anxious as I am to get my greedy little paws on Beta, but are wondering exactly how it will change your computing experience and how all those "Carbonized" apps are doing, X Appeal has taken a peak to give us a preview of what we might expect. Our favorite quote from the article:

Internet Explorer runs as a native Carbon application, but also buggy. Same ugly text as AppleWorks has. Crashes constantly. I eventually gave up, downloaded OmniWeb (X Appeal looks great in it, BTW, due to Quartz), and never looked back.

Looking for anything to pass the time until we actually get to play with OS X. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario


Best [1:00 PM] MacInfinity - Clockrate Counts
Apple is getting ready to ship a computer using two of their high-end G4 chips (yes, I know some have shipped but they apparently donit work, nor will anyy real speed increase appear until OS X, another mystery product, is available). So what does this mean? Why are we stuck with a 500MHz chip as our top of the line, when the Windows world gets to play Unreal Tournament at a blissful 1+GHz? This article gives an interesting perspective on that topic. Our favorite quote from the article:

While the K7 Athlon can kick your G4 patooty, it costs about twice as much for that 25% speed increase. This means that if you buy one of Appleis nifty new dual processor machines, youire right back in the game. So sit back and rejoice in your chair. Call a girlfriend and tell her how large you are, in processing power that is.

Interesting AND entertaining? Cool. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario


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