October 20th, 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 [10:00 AM] UNIX World - Sneak Preview: Mac OS X Public Beta
After weeks of getting the perspective of Mac users, the popular press, and the general public, a UNIX publication has run the first incarnation of Appleis latest OS through the paces. This is an interesting peak at OS X from a UNIX perspective. Our favorite quote from this piece:

All the expected Unix services and tools are included except compilers. Once the rough edges smooth out, however, I canit imagine Unix administrators that would object to Mac OS X on their network. Theyill find themselves right at home once they open a terminal window.

The UNIX nature of OS X could be the key to widespread acceptance. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

Best [10:00 AM] Low End Mac - What Is the Cube?
The Low End Macis Dan Knight wrote a piece a couple weeks back offering suggestions on how to "save" Appleis G4 Cube. Since then the Cube has come under greater fire, and has been pointed at as the main reason for Appleis lower-than-originally-expected earnings. Now Mr. Knight takes a closer look at the real problem with the Cube...nobody is sure what it is. Our favorite quote from this piece:

To see it is to want it. The Cube is that stunning. If thatis the case, why isnit it selling well?

The big problem is that Apple doesnit know how to present the Cube, probably because it isnit a single-market computer.

It does seem the future will hold less expensive Cubes, and we too believe they will sell. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

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