December 13th, 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: The Rumor Mill - Power Mac G5/10G
Hardware troubles? What hardware troubles? Our favorite rumor monger, Low End Macis Anne Onymous, has a report of a wicked fast G5 processor, ready to make its debut any time now. Of course, Anne is just kidding. Or is she... Our favorite quote from this piece:

Unlike earlier Power Macs, the G5/10G will be fanless, just like the Cube and iMac. The only sound youill hear will be the 20,000 rpm hard drive spinning, the keys clicking, and the saliva hitting the floor as Windows users drool.

Riiiiight. Iill take a G4/750 for now. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

Worst [3:30 PM] Macinstein - OS X Ruins Classic
Oh boy... It has been quite awhile since we have mentioned Macinstein in our B&W, but this article has once again earned them a spot. It is amazing that people think Apple owes it to us to make sure that a computer we buy this year will be working happily in 5 years from now. It doesnit work that way, nor is it in Appleis best interest for you to keep using the LC you bought when you were an undergrad in college. Apple makes money by selling us new machines, and theyive been pretty good about making sure we get what we pay for...up until the last year with this MHz thing. Once again, this article totally misses the point. Our favorite quote from this piece:

Apple making the decision to force the upgrade will scorch some users. Feeling like the company they have invested their hardware in, no matter how long ago that may have been, will have their heads spinning. Once software companies make a plan to go with OS X, Classic users are going to hope that they are made within the Carbon framework so they will still run on their OS. For those apps that move to Cocoa, it is OS X or you won?t run it.

Wow. Well, right. Sorry folks, but Apple does indeed hope you buy a new G4. Can you blame them? Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

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