January 5th, 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] ZDNet - Mac Developers See Life In OS 9
The OS 9/OS X argument continues to rage on at full force. Now that OS X is seemingly days away from officially being announced, people are starting to take an even harder look at the potential costs and benefits of dumping OS 9 development all together, while shifting full focus to OS X. This article says it as well as any weive yet seen. Our favorite quote from this piece:

"It seems obvious there will be two operating systems coming out of Apple," he said. "OS 9 is an extension of something theyive been successful with for 16 years, and OS X is the future of the company."

For those that have not used OS X yet, give it a chance...youill soon forget about the "other" OS. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

Best [3:00 PM] Low End Mac - RumorLog
What good would the Friday before a MACWORLD be without some juicy rumor news? Our good friend Dan Knight has thrown his hat into the rumor ring, and has synthesized all of the currently circulating rumors while addressing their feasibility and likelihood. Our favorite quote from this piece:

The end of dual-processor Macs? Given the choice between selling a lot of expensive 667 or 733 MHz Power Macs with one CPU or half as many with two, the money is on single-CPU machines until Motorola demonstrates they can produce in quantity. Then, and especially with OS X around the corner, expect a return to dual-processor Macs -- and eventually a quad-processor powerhouse.

Makes sense to us. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

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