October 25th, 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 [2:00 PM] Business Week Online - The software question hanging over OS X
After using OS X for a month or so, and "getting by" with the Carbonized or Cocoa applications that are out there now, we find ourselves longing for the day that I can fire up Microsoft Office with having to run it in Classic mode. This desire represents the most serious obstacle for OS X...when will the software be able to run, natively, on the new system? This article take a closer look at this most relevant question. Our favorite quote from this piece:

Classic does have a major drawback. It wonit let you tap into any of OS Xis powerful new features, such as the ability to run more than one program simultaneously. Nor will programs running in Classic take on the gorgeous new look of OS Xis Aqua interface, with its throbbing blue buttons and transparent windows. Apple purposely disabled Classic from using these features to force developers to rewrite their applications for the new platform. Thatis a gutsy move -- and a gamble the company has to take. Apple needs developers to embrace OS X.

Once you use this OS, you will certainly WANT to use it more. This article raises the classic question; If you build it, will they come? Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

Best [2:00 PM] OS X Talk - Getting Local Volumes And The Trash On The Desktop
A great new site has launched based on the Slashdot format called OS X Talk. This is a great source for news, tips, and tricks regarding Appleis latest offering. One of the neater tricks we have seen so far is presented in this article, and it tell users how to get their drives and trash back on the desktop...where they belong. Our favorite quote from this piece:

This is a neat hack that will cause your local volumes (ie, hard drives, CDs, etc) to mount on the desktop, a la current MacOS, as well as giving you the Trash on the desktop?finally, you can use the Trash without needing the Dock!

Cool. Now if we could get a version of GoMac running on OS X, we would be all set. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

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