December 6th, 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] Inside Mac Games - Duke Nukem Forever Coming To The Mac?
Now this is the best news weive heard since OS X Beta was released. One of our favorite games of all time, Duken Nukem, might be coming back to the Mac. In development for years, Duke Nukem Forever is the follow-up to the smash hit Duke Nukem 3D. Duke 3D brought an "in your face" kind of attitude, and a neat story line, to the first person shooter genrei. Duke Nukem Forever incorporates that same attitude, but wrapped in a modern day package. Gathering of Developers is going to distribute the title, and we can only hope that this means there is a Mac version on the horizon. Our favorite quote from this piece:

Earlier today we brought you news that Gathering of Developers has acquired the rights to publish 3D Realmsi Duke Nukem Forever. The press release failed to mention a Mac version, but given the fact that Gathering of Developers has been publishing nearly all their titles for the Mac, the odds are that it might come out for the Mac.

Duke is an amazing game, and seeing DNF on the Mac would be a total rush. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

Best [3:30 PM] OS Opinion - The Top 10 MacOS X Misconceptions
If you have a "fast" G3 (arenit they all?) or a G4, and have not given OS X a try yet, well, why not? The OS totally rocks, but people fear what they do not know, and are letting things they have heard scare them away. This article looks at 10 misconceptions about OS X, and will hopefully steer you toward the path of enlightenment. Our favorite quote from this piece:

The original Macintosh operating system was single user, non-multitasking, and fit conveniently on an 800K floppy. It rarely crashed and was the essence of simplicity. The current Mac OS has become long in the tooth. X is an attempt to capture the simplicity of yore. If "Mac Like" is defined by the unstable and bloated state of Classic then, no, X is not "Mac Like."

Truer words have never been spoken. OS X is better than almost anybody thinks it is. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

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