July 27th, 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.

Worst [12:20 PM] Macinstein - Mac OS X Concerns
If you have been following The Mac Observer for any length of time now, you know where I stand on the perpetual Mac OS X dealy issue. Here is another article that raises some great points, that the delay will make for a better product, less bugs, etc. However, this take a narrow focus and misses one of the broader issues; Developers are MAD. After chatting with over a dozen developers at MWNY last week, the general tone was, "Well, we were told we could have our products ready by now, and we canit. So we are stuck missing weeks to months of potential revenue icause Apple keeps delaying, and delaying, and delaying." I see both sides, but it is not only ME that is bummed out now, it is the ever important developer. Our favorite quote from this piece:

Why is everyone harping on its delay? It?s standard to get behind after testing of a product, and from a summer release to September is not much of a push. OS X is coming and I think the delay is minimal. Many sites and individuals seem to be swarming around the delay, labeling it a travesty. A month or two in development is a small price to pay for such a drastic change in the OS.

It is about time Apple put its money where its mouth is.. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

Best [12:20 PM] Low End Mac: Rumor Log - PowerBook Cubed?
Is it that time again already? The rumor sites are basking in their delight with a near 90% accuracy record for predictions for last weekis MWNY. But there is no rest for the weary, or so it seems. Mac OS Rumors is right back at it again, and the Low End Macis Dan Knight has added his voice of reason and sanity to the new "portable Cube" rumors. The whole thing is really just too funny. Our favorite quote from the article:

Only a week after Steve Jobs unveiled the cube, MacOS Rumors is speculating that the portable equivalent of the Cube will be little more than a thinner version of Pismo with the same huge 14.1" screen and a PowerPC 750Cx (G3+) processor.

We beg to differ.

Let the games begin. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

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