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by Knight
May 1st, 2008, 11:24 am
Forum: Vintage Macs
Topic: Opera 9.5 Beta Improves the Best Mac Browser
Replies: 0
Views: 438

Opera 9.5 Beta Improves the Best Mac Browser

Charles Moore has often opined that Opera is the best browser available for the Mac, and his examination of the Opera 9.5 Beta discovers new ways the innovative browser will continue to outpace the pack.

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by Knight
May 1st, 2008, 11:22 am
Forum: Vintage Macs
Topic: Vista Just One Reason Apple Can Grow Market Share in 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 404

Vista Just One Reason Apple Can Grow Market Share in 2008

Frank Fox crunches some numbers and discovers that over 200 million PC users should be replacing their computers this year - and Vista is giving them a reason to look beyond Windows. Apple has a real opportunity to grow market share.

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by Knight
May 1st, 2008, 11:20 am
Forum: Vintage Macs
Topic: Parts Mules for Old Macs
Replies: 4
Views: 1521

Parts Mules for Old Macs

John Hatchett shares his story of buying a used Pismo to use as a "part mule" for his Pismo - and finding components to upgrade his existing PowerBook.

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by Knight
May 1st, 2008, 11:18 am
Forum: Vintage Macs
Topic: Troubleshooting Using the Internet
Replies: 0
Views: 433

Troubleshooting Using the Internet

Alan Zisman shares an important troubleshooting tip: Computers are complicated systems, and all are prone to problems. Most can be fixed, however, and most of the time someone has had the same problem as you and posted the solution online. Often, as in this case, the solution may be quick and easy, ...
by Knight
April 29th, 2008, 11:59 am
Forum: Vintage Macs
Topic: Low End Mac's Compleat Guide to Titanium PowerBooks
Replies: 2
Views: 2410

Low End Mac's Compleat Guide to Titanium PowerBooks

The first in a new series of "Compleat Guides", this looks at the legacy of the Titanium PowerBook, which was on the market for less than 3 years.

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by Knight
April 29th, 2008, 11:57 am
Forum: Vintage Macs
Topic: The 2008 Penryn iMac Value Equation
Replies: 0
Views: 530

The 2008 Penryn iMac Value Equation

Dan Knight compares the value of the new Penryn iMac against close-out and refurbished prices for the 2007 iMac. Conclusion: Apple is providing great value here.

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by Knight
April 29th, 2008, 11:56 am
Forum: Vintage Macs
Topic: In Praise of the Clamshell iBook
Replies: 7
Views: 2984

In Praise of the Clamshell iBook

Tamara Keel explains why her 7-year-old clamshell iBook remains one of her favorite field computers.

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by Knight
April 29th, 2008, 11:54 am
Forum: Vintage Macs
Topic: The Mac's 'Troubling Low' Market Share
Replies: 6
Views: 1597

The Mac's 'Troubling Low' Market Share

Windows apologists love to point out Apple's tiny market share - about 3% worldwide, 6% in the US - neglecting the fact that Apple is growing 30% year-over-year and turning a profit while doing it.

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by Knight
April 28th, 2008, 11:01 am
Forum: Vintage Macs
Topic: OS X on PCs: Macs 'for the rest of us'?
Replies: 3
Views: 1081

OS X on PCs: Macs 'for the rest of us'?

Tommy Thomas looks at the Psystar Open Computer (formerly OpenMac) and says it raises legitimate questions about Apple licensing the Mac OS, current quality control problems, and the market for a midrange Mac.

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by Knight
April 24th, 2008, 9:39 am
Forum: Vintage Macs
Topic: Where PC Makers Go Wrong
Replies: 1
Views: 499

Where PC Makers Go Wrong

Frank Fox argues that the PC industry is boring because almost all of today's non-Apple computers are either boringly similar to what everyone else offers or imitations of Apple's products. Using Windows only contributes the the bland sameness.

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by Knight
April 24th, 2008, 9:00 am
Forum: Vintage Macs
Topic: A Real Successor to Eudora?
Replies: 1
Views: 1378

Re: A Real Successor to Eudora?

Also see the follow-up article, Why Eudora Fans Are 'Doggedly Faithful'.

http://lowendmac.com/misc/08mr/eudora-doggedly-faithful.html
by Knight
April 22nd, 2008, 12:19 pm
Forum: Vintage Macs
Topic: The Secret of Mac Security?
Replies: 0
Views: 441

The Secret of Mac Security?

Frank Fox looks at why Mac OS X is so much more secure than Windows, even though hackers have had 7 years to come up with viruses and other malware. He concludes that Mac security is more a matter of diversity and obscurity. What do you think?

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by Knight
April 22nd, 2008, 12:15 pm
Forum: Vintage Macs
Topic: Clamshell iBooks Reconsidered
Replies: 4
Views: 1515

Clamshell iBooks Reconsidered

Charles Moore looks back at the clamshell iBooks and shares how he almost bought one, but decided instead to get the bigger, more costly PowerBook G3. Share your clamshell iBook stories.

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by Knight
April 22nd, 2008, 12:12 pm
Forum: Vintage Macs
Topic: Vintage Macs and Vintage Networking
Replies: 1
Views: 2585

Vintage Macs and Vintage Networking

Carl Nygren has been resurrecting vintage Macs and PowerBooks, networking them with LocalTalk, and sharing his stories on a regular basis. How do you use vintage Macs today?

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by Knight
April 22nd, 2008, 12:10 pm
Forum: Vintage Macs
Topic: A Real Successor to Eudora?
Replies: 1
Views: 1378

A Real Successor to Eudora?

Charles W. Moore previews Odysseus, which is being billed as the true successor to Eudora. Will it live up to expectations?

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by Knight
April 22nd, 2008, 12:07 pm
Forum: Vintage Macs
Topic: EmpowerBook
Replies: 4
Views: 1391

EmpowerBook

Tamara Keel finds herself easily distracted, so she's trying to pick the right PowerBook or iBook to use as a writing tool - without the Internet to tempt her away.

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by Knight
April 22nd, 2008, 12:06 pm
Forum: Vintage Macs
Topic: Using the Aluminum iMac: Color Me Impressed
Replies: 0
Views: 426

Using the Aluminum iMac: Color Me Impressed

Frank Fox, a MacBook user, has a close encounter with a 20" iMac and falls in love with the big screen and extra processing power.

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by Knight
February 29th, 2008, 8:08 am
Forum: Vintage Macs
Topic: Microsoft's Reality Distortion Field
Replies: 2
Views: 658

Microsoft's Reality Distortion Field

Frank Fox points out that Microsoft benefits even more from Reality Distortion than Apple does. The distortions: Macs cost more and don't have software.

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by Knight
February 29th, 2008, 7:59 am
Forum: Vintage Macs
Topic: MacBook Air or MacBook for the Lawyer on the Go?
Replies: 0
Views: 448

MacBook Air or MacBook for the Lawyer on the Go?

Andrew Fishkin has come back to the Mac. Now he has to decide whether the MacBook Air gives him everything he needs - or would he be better off with a regular MacBoos?

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by Knight
February 27th, 2008, 2:11 pm
Forum: Vintage Macs
Topic: Mac Again, Thanks to Microsoft
Replies: 0
Views: 393

Mac Again, Thanks to Microsoft

"My primary computer has alternated many times between a Mac and a PC, and as of the beginning of February, it is once again a Mac.

"Strangely, it was a Microsoft application that made the switch back from Windows to Mac compelling."

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