December 11th, 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 [3:00 PM] Mac OS X Hints - Enabling Anonymous FTP
What very few users outside of the "OS X Beta Fraternity" realize is that OS X is an industrial strength, ultra-powerful server OS. Web hosting, CGI Scripting, FTP...they are all commonplace for our new favorite OS. But until Apple wraps a pretty GUI around it, getting anonymous FTP to work is a bit of a chore. This article will show you how. Our favorite quote from this piece:

Anonymous FTP allows guests to access your machine in a limited manner, to either upload or download files. You can put FTP links on web pages that connect the users directly to your anonymous site; itis a convenient way of giving them easy downloads.

Well...right. So now just keep reading and learn how. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

Worst [3:00 PM] TheMacMind - Will OS X Ship Standard In Macs
Let us start by saying that we are big fans of TheMacMind, and 90% of the time they put out great stuff. It must have been a rough weekend over there, however. This article asks the question "Will Apple ship OS X standard on new Macs?" Of course the answer to that question is a resounding "YES!" and it is just a matter of time. There is some argument about Windows and Linux or something, but we didnit quite follow it. One thing we are sure of, Apple is betting the farm on OS X, and there are a lot of software companies betting the farm on Apple. We WILL definitely see OS X pre-installed on new Macs sooner rather than later. Otherwise, Apple is almost admitting that they are making a mistake with X. Besides, once you use it, we couldnit imagine wanting to use something else anyway. Our favorite quote from this piece:

Will what Steve Jobis said last year carry out through the release date of OS X, or will Apple jump the bandwagon and start shipping OS X as a standard on all Macs? Only time will tell...

Wow. Thanks for that insight. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

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