April 13th, 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] Low End Mac - 10 Users for an Older Mac
One of the beautiful things about Macs is that their life span is generally far longer than their Wintel counterparts. OS X, and the desire by many to run it now, has rendered some older Macs "obsolete" pretty quickly, right? Not so fast, Mr. Cutting Edge. LEM has some ideas about what to do with some of those older Macs that you might have laying around. Our favorite quote from this piece:

Set up a print server. The SE/30 makes a great print server, because of its small size and itis low price (about $20-$30). An Ethernet card can be had for $10, and you will find that a lot of used SE/30s already have the cards.

An old Wintel machine could be on this list as "Paper Weight". Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

Best [3:00 PM] Macworld - Mac OS X Diary: Unix -- The Gift That Keeps On Giving
One of the neatest, and most frustrating, aspects of OS X is its rock solid Unix foundation. OS Xis behaviors derive from its Unix core, which can be confusing for many a long-time Mac user. This article does a good job at walking users through some of the Unix basics. Our favorite quote from this piece:

To truly tinker with file permissions, youill need to journey into the brave, new-to-the-Mac world of Unix via the Terminal application, found in the Applications: Utilities folder. Or, youill have to find shareware that can adjust your file permissions without you having to journey into the terminal.

Say it with me, now, "Unix is my friend." Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

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