October 2nd, 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 [12:00 PM] Xappeal - User Incompetence vs Mac OS X: Clash of the Titans
Simon Heltson has been doing such a great job providing Mac users with information on OS X long before it was fashionable. In this piece, he actually demonstrates the frustration that some users may encounter when working with the OS. However, as he shows us, it may be that he knew just enough to get himself in trouble. Our favorite quote from this piece:

This was not a fun process to go to. I have things to do and having all these problems was not very good for productivity. But, I realize a lot of these problems were my own fault, I should not have messed around as root, I should have asked for help much earlier, and I probably should never even have tried to reinstall an OS that I have little understanding of. In the end, though, I feel wiser for having gone through all this, and Iive learned my lesson the hard way. Hopefully all you readers can learn from my mistakes.

A good read. Reviewer - Bryan Chaffin

Best [12:00 PM] MacSoldiers - Apple and Stock Market Analysts
Jon Bonner looks askance at analysts who did little more than dog pile on top of Apple after the company had already announced a warning and seen their stock plummet. Not much analyzing there, says Jon. Our favorite quote from this piece:

Apple is never allowed to be average. They are either flying high or fending off death.

Thatis a great point Jon! A good read. Reviewer - Bryan Chaffin

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