August 24th, 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 [3:30 PM] Low End Mac: Mac Metamorphosis - Linux for PowerPC
Are you disheartened by the latest round of Mac OS X rumors, stating that we are unlikely to have Beta in our hands before October, and the final version may be delayed as long as next Mayis World Wide Developer Conference? Are you just about sick of OS 9.whatever-it-is-you-are-using? I, for one, am. This article gives some details about an option that seems to be increasingly more favorable as time goes by: Linux. It is not just for geeks, anymore, and the article thinks it might be worth a shot. What are you going to do with that hard drive space you are saving for OS X, anyway? Our favorite quote from the article:

I recommend that anyone who is really looking forward to using Mac OS X give Linux a try on their Macintosh. It is a good introduction to some of the rules you will be playing by and will enable you to make the transition from Mac OS to Mac OS X power user much easier. Granted, Mac OS X is playing more by BSD rules than Linux, but a lot of the basic stuff is universal.

Iim going to give it a shot...Iill let you know how it goes. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

Best [3:30 PM] The MacJunkie: The Bomb Shelter - When MacOS X Finally Ships (In Y3K)
Won has offered a piece talking about the delays/release of Mac OS X. HE tells us that Mac OS X will indeed be released by the year 3000, and he has a list of things that will occur at that time. Tongue planted firmly in cheek, he also explains how it will happen... Our favorite quote from this piece:

For those of you that have been in the cave these past few months (PC users, career winos, yogic hermits, genuine ignorami... no wait, I already mentioned PC users), Apple is just about almost ready to begin discussing proceedings which will ultimately lead up to the eventual preparations and the setting of the stage for the imminent release of the announcement of the new deadline for the debut of the further notification of the probability of the availability (to certain select interest groups) of an early preview beta version of the intended next generation Mac OS.

Any year now, it is felt, and certainly within a respectable time frame, we will begin to hear reports of the upcoming declaration of the rumored keynote address which will feature the mention of this new deadline, so itis an exciting time for us all.

The only thing missing is a dedication to our own Kyle DiAddario. A very funny read. Reviewer - Bryan Chaffin

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