February 12th, 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] MacToolBox - Mac OS X: Too little, too late?
So as the release of Mac OS X draws yet closer, people are starting to take a more critical peak at what the next OS has to offer. This article is written from an optimistic, but realistic, perspective. Just because Mac OS X is amazing does not mean it will be successful. History is littered with incredible failures. Lets hope this is not another. Our favorite quote from this piece:

On the flip side of the coin, if Apple pulls this off everyone in 20 years will be wondering what all the fuss was about and how we ever managed without the Dock!

Only XXXIX more days until X. We are growing impatient... Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

Best [3:00 PM] Low End Mac - The Ten Commandments of the Church of Macintosh
For better of for worse, Mac users have been compared to any number of fanatical cults, ranging from Amway to the Hare Krishnas. While most Mac users donit twist into conformity like either of those two extremes, we can be an odd lot. Rodney O. Lain takes a light hearted poke at Mac users with his latest installment of The Ten Commandments of the Church of Macintosh: Our favorite quote from this piece:

Thou shalt not criticize Apple Computer. To break this first commandment is a great offense in the eyes of the Amen Corner, not to mention the eyes of Appleis PR department.

Letis not criticize the priests, heaven forbid! Else, God will smite thee!

Now that is just too funny. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

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