November 9th, 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 [1:00 PM] TheMacMind - Mac OS X For Idiots: Cocoa, Carbon, and Darwin
We have been talking about OS X now for a couple months, and have been talking about "native" OS X apps, and Carbonized apps, and all kinds of other stuff. Forgive us if we got ahead of ourselves, but this article does a marvelous job breaking the latest and greatest OS down into digestable chunks. Our favorite quote from this piece:

My job today is to explain these strangely named components of Mac OS X to you, and make sure that you could pass a pop quiz on Appleis Xtreme new operating system with an A+.

So there you have it, OS X in a nut shell. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

Best [1:00 PM] My Mac: My Turn - Life in the Mac Lane
This is not an example of particularly great writing (although it isnit bad), nor does it go very deep into its point. However, what this article does do is take a stand against Office 2001. When Office 98 came out, previous versions were so horrible as to nearly be unusable. Office 98, however, is an example of one of the best pieces of software ever written for the Mac OS. So, what do users have to gain by "upgrading" to 2001? Well, uh. Hmmm...

have yet to find anything really different that is of significant importance than would make me recommend this program to anyone. Have Word 98 already and love it? Donit bother with 2001. Not worth the cost, you donit "GET" anything.

Interesting, to say the least. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

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