September 19th, 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 [1:30 PM] Motley Fool - Expectations for MacOS X
Now that Beta is finding its way, slowly, into the publicis hands, the debates have begun on which OS is the best. And, it appears, that most users believe that if OS X is all that Apple says it is, it is the hands down winner. This article talks about realistic expectations, and some neat comparisons, between Windows, Unix, Linux, Mac OS 9, and OS X. Our favorite quote from the article:

If MacOS X is truly based on a UNIX processing model, then it will be the finest desktop OS out there.

*Sigh* My copy STILL is not here yet. Dang Fed Ex people. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

Best [1:30 PM] MacUser UK: Reviews - Adobe GoLive 5
Rarely do we include reviews in our B&W, but we are only slightly less excited about GoLive 5 than we are about Beta. With that said, this is a great, in-depth, factual review of the latest Web authoring tool from Adobe. The product has morphed quite a bit since Adobe has gotten their little paws on it, but it seems that features have evolved rather than being radically changed, and that is music to our ears. If you are interested in the Dreamweaver/GoLive debate, this article is a great place to start. Our favorite quote from this piece:

A modern site is a bewildering array of tables within tables within tables. Although this shouldnit impact on HTML design, it invariably does as developers will want sections of a page neatly ordered into sections of HTML, coded in a modular fashion and possibly stored in separate files.

It seems that Adobe has done a good job in making people at least consider GoLive as an alternative to Dreamweaver. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

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