October 31st, 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] MacOpinion: MacIntelligence - Hello Copland?
Remember Copland? The long promised "OS of the future" that floated around Apple, and eventually drowned, in the mid-90is? The notion of "The Next Great Thing" regarding operating systems is alive and well with OS X, but where does X fall in relation to the promises of the Copland project? This article takes a look. Our favorite quote from this piece:

So Copland was seriously flawed in several ways without even getting out of the door: it kept too many of the bad features of the past, required too much change of developers and yet at the same time, wasnit able to run enough legacy code to make it.

What is OS X offering instead?

This is a most interesting read. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

Worst [2:00 PM] Fawny.org - Glib twits have steady jobs
Whoa, Trigger. We have critical of a fair share of articles in our Best & Worst, but rarely, if ever, have we made a personal attack or called for somebodyis firing as a result of an article that we didnit like. Coming from those that sometimes take a "High and Mighty" approach ourselves, this article is way over the top. The reviewer of OS X liked the Dock. So? Because somebody else hates it doesnit make the writer incompetent. Also, the narrow minded approach to something as sublime as "prettier" icons is over the top. To each is their own, and we are the first to run under that shelter. However, making personal attacks on somebody is uncalled for, and against the spirt of good journalism. Our favorite quote from this piece:

It?s too big. It?s unrelocatable, unlike the Control Strip, which you can place anywhere you want (it?s at the bottom left of my second monitor: try that with the dock).

We are not interested in having the Dock, in a Beta version of an OS that is at least 6 months away from completion, in the bottom corner of our second monitor. Again, to each their own. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

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