September 6th, 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 [3:30 PM] Yahoo! - (Dawning of a) new Mac era
Had enough talk about OS X yet? Me either. And with the release of Beta just days away, the talk surrounding the new OS will only heat up. After months of chatter complaining that the OS wasnit ready, now that it is, the topic seems to have turned. All ilk of web writer are talking about what needs to happen for OS X to be a success, and this article is one of the better ones on the topic. Our favorite quote from the article:

People try stuff out on older hardware; anecdotes are legion of resurrected 486s running Samba on Linux as proof-of-concept before The Big New Hardware Purchase. This is precisely the kind of thing that Apple needs to foster, not quash. It appears that the corporate decision makers at Apple never wrapped their brains around the adage about being penny-wise and pound-foolish.

Interesting, and just one of many good points raised by the author. Reviewer - Kyle DiAddario

Best [3:30 PM] MacSlash - More on Motorola
Norman Shutler offers his thoughts on Motorolais reliance on Intel processor/Windows for its companyis computing needs, as opposed to using Macs with their own PowerPC processors. Mr. Shutler talks about the message that Motorola is sending to the world and asks if they know something we donit. Our favorite quote from this piece:

When considering what can only be best described as Motorolais two-faced policy position on brand loyalty, perhaps thereis a good reason, after all, why are so many Motorola employees are using cell phones manufactured by other companies. Motorolais, "Do as I say, not as I do" example of demonstrating its brand loyalty, not only flies in the face of common sense but is a solid candidate for a first-place award in hypocrisy. Put very simply, if the companyis leadership is going to insist that its employees use cell phones made only by Motorola, should it not likewise set the example of company brand loyalty by utilizing computers equipped with its very own processors?

Ouch. A very good read. Reviewer - Bryan Chaffin

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