September 26th, 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] MacEdition: Code Bitch - Public Release 2: Should Netscape still die?
Whatever happened to Netscape? I will admit that I was a dyed in wool Netscape user, pretty much until IE 5 came on the scene. I switched back and forth between Communicator and IE 4.5, but IE 5 pushed me over the edge. There was no real reason to not use the product. Now Netscape, and the Mozilla project, are trying to stage a comeback, but is it too late? This article takes a quick look at the latest build of the next generation Netscape browser. Our favorite quote from the article:

Web designers should keep an eye on their siteis logs, to see if it is gaining more than the miniscule share it seems to have captured so far, and be aware of its glitches. Netscape?6?PR2 might be enough to get some Netscape?4.x users to upgrade, which will make many web developers happier. But in its current form, itis not going to win back IE users.

Netscape brought the web into everybodyis daily life, now weill have to see if they can recapture any of that glory. If Apple can do it... Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

Best [2:00 PM] Big g Media - The Cube
Talk of The Cube has taken a back seat, and justifiably so, to talk of OS X Beta. However, the Cube was still one of the most talked about computers to be introduced since, well, the original iMac. The Cube has come under strong fire, but mostly from those without US$2000 to throw down on one. This article encourages the Cube haters among us to back off, just a bit. Our favorite quote from this piece:

I see no problem in paying extra for style. Everyone does it every day. You pay extra for style when you buy a box of Lucky Charms while ignoring the bag of Malt O Meal. You pay extra for a can of Coke and not Shasta or RC. On a higher scale, its why you drive a BMW not a Ford. All are equally functional but not equally styled. Malt O Meal tastes great, but their are no prizes or midget marshmallow pimps. Cola drinks taste fairly similar. A Ford will get you to your Aunt Maudeis house just as easily as a BMW.

Come on, if somebody were to GIVE you a Cube, can you honestly say you wouldnit want it? Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

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