April 11th, 2001

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 [3:00 PM] LinuxWorld - Torvalds claims he was misquoted about Mac OS X
Linux is often believed to be the first moderately successful attempt to bring Unix to the masses. While Linux is not Unix, per se, it shares many Unix like architectures and ideas. Ah, but wait, so does Mac OS X. Originally believed to get Linux guru Linus Torvalds panties all in a bunch, Mr. Linux claims to be misquoted regarding recent reports of his badmouthing Appleis lickable new baby. Our favorite quote from this piece:

As a result, Torvalds has taken heat from Mac faithful. In an email interview with LinuxWorld.com Torvalds said: "Interestingly, the thing erupted over a fairly small passage in the book: itis not as if I spend a few hundred pages bashing Mach. In fact, I spend a lot more pages in the book complaining about how people always take me (and other itech luminaries,i for that matter) too seriously and get all hung up about details."

Good advice. Figure out what it is that you are talking about before talking about it...how novel. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

Best [3:00 PM] MacVillage - FireWire for all, and itis a good thing!
Ah, the good old "USB 2.0 vs FireWire" debate rages on, but for how much longer? The future of the USB 2.0 standard was dealt a crushing blow last week when Microsoft said it would not build support for the new USB standard into future versions of their Windows operating system. Instead, they will back the Apple-created FireWire bus technology. This is, indeed, a good thing. Our favorite quote from this piece:

Microsoft integrating FireWire support into Windows will promote massive development of FireWire devices, which will most likely all work on Macs. This should prove to be very beneficial to the Macintosh platform. Once should note that USB will not be going away any soon. USB will stick around since it is very affordable, and is very popular.

Microsoft supporting an Apple technology? Uhh...wow. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

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