September 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] XAppeal - Migrating Out of Classic and into Mac OS X
Now that there are roughly 100,000 OS X Beta users roaming the Earth, it is time to start thinking about how useful the OS is at this moment in time. We have found that it performs nearly all of our day-to-day tasks remarkably well. Even though the application choices are limited, there are solid representatives for many important tasks. This article examines how one can more easily make the transition to OS X without having to rely on the Classic environment. Our favorite quote from the article:

On a daily basis I use several applications. Among them are word processors, IRC clients, web browsers, email applications, instant messaging software, FTP clients, HTML editors, and more. None of these applications are uncommon and are used by many internet users, students, and home computer users. Iive successfully migrated from using Mac OS 9 to almost strictly Mac OS X without Classic.

Weive yet to launch Classic today, and see no immediate need to do so. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

Best [12:00 PM] Right On Mac!: Secret Offic Guy - Can a tangerine iBook cheer you up?
Ah, the dreary world of working in a cubicle, being a "Yes Man" and suffering through the day working under Windows NT. Such is the life of Secret Office Guy, and undercover evangalist for the Mac platform. This weekis episode has a Tangerine iBook floating around in Wintel land, and has SOG trying to track the user down to bring a ray of hope to his otherwise OS-challenged world. Our favorite quote from this piece:

My thoughts were shattered by a sound that usually means Iim in a much happier place. Home. It was the unmistakable sound of the Mac OS start-up "bong." I nearly fell out of my chair. A little ray of sunshine had pierced through the gray.

Wonder if they are going to revamp the classic "Bong" under the final release of OS X? Hmm... Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

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