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Where Apple goeth, the industry will follow . . .

Where Apple goeth, the industry will follow . . . eventually. "Intel is finally inciting the death of the floppy drive and is calling on PC manufacturers big and small to stop supplying the once-capacious 1.44MB removable drive in the latter half of 2002." I remember the first 3.5 inchers (weren't they 400k) with my first Mac in '84. Yet another era passes.
posted by fpatrick on Oct 4, 2001 - 42 comments

Yes, the nation's in mourning, but does that mean Apple's going to postpone its OSX Update? I mean they said September, and that was like two months ago. I wannnnnnnnnnnnt it.
posted by adrober on Sep 17, 2001 - 10 comments

Fakeintosh

Fakeintosh - Have you ever wanted to run Mac OS 8 on your PC, but couldn't? Well now you can with this flash animation. I'm amazed at how detailed it is.
posted by bytecode on Aug 23, 2001 - 14 comments

If you're a fan of Interactive Fiction then you'll certainly be familiar with Andrew Plotkin the author of some of the best works in the genre, including Spider in Web and So Far. Only Macintosh users, however, will remember his phenomenol early-90s puzzle game, System's Twilight, "An Abstract Fairytale." I recently played it again, and am astounded that such an early piece of work contains such a fully realized fantasy world (literally, it's abstract) and such goddamn hard puzzles. Download it and experience some gaming history, and a damn good time.
posted by tweebiscuit on Aug 2, 2001 - 12 comments

I guess this cube wasn't sufficiently assimilated.

I guess this cube wasn't sufficiently assimilated. . . . and I was just about to break down and buy one to replace my old 300/G3.
posted by fpatrick on Jul 3, 2001 - 30 comments

“Maced wi Macintosh”

“Maced wi Macintosh” How to say “Made with Macintosh” in any of several extinct languages. And of course Dutch.
posted by joeclark on Jun 15, 2001 - 1 comment

Apple lawyers target Mac Themes Project

Apple lawyers target Mac Themes Project -- Apple has issued a cease and desist order against Mac Themes Project (MTP) for creating a theme editor. Apple claims the editor enables third parties to copy its copyrighted trademark themes by "improperly copying Apple's copyrighted software code and graphic files".
posted by shauna on Apr 17, 2001 - 15 comments

Linus doesn't hate Mac OS X after all.

Linus doesn't hate Mac OS X after all. Contrary to what you may have heard, Linus Torvalds has said in an interview with LinuxWorld that he actually has nothing against Mac OS X--as some people here suspected, the original article seems to have been more aimed at creating controversy than at conveying information.
posted by moss on Apr 11, 2001 - 2 comments

"Apple to Users: 'It's Not Our Problem'":

"Apple to Users: 'It's Not Our Problem'": Apple is doing nothing about their new firmware update which doesn't recognize some third party RAM chips.
posted by paladin on Apr 6, 2001 - 16 comments

Wincent Colaiuta has seen and reviewed the new Mac OS

Wincent Colaiuta has seen and reviewed the new Mac OS but you can't read the review. He's encrypted the whole thing using PGP and he's not releasing the key until the OS is released. He says he's done this to avoid law suits from Apple.
I say he's begging for hits.
If he wanted to avoid lawsuits, he could just wait to publish the review...
posted by Jako on Mar 20, 2001 - 6 comments

What started out as a joke

What started out as a joke in the late eighties, has transformed into a multi-billion dollar industry (of course, I'm exaggerating). Upgrade that aging Macintosh that's just collecting dust...or take a drive to your local dealer for the custom-built macquarium of your dreams. (And for those who hate the smell of fish food, there is always the macterrarium)
posted by samsara on Mar 19, 2001 - 12 comments

fLOW

fLOW is a fascinating ambient sound generator for Mac G3 computers. It uses the Mac's built-in DSP to create "sounds that resemble - metaphorically - the timbres of water, fire, earth, and air." If you don't have a Mac, there are Real audio files so you can hear what you're missing.
posted by cfj on Mar 4, 2001 - 0 comments

Grrrlz R the future of computerz!

Grrrlz R the future of computerz! A suprisingly warm-hearted and atypically unguyish analysis of the “ridiculous” new iMac colours and what they represent for future computer use. If Apple blew it by not letting teenage boys play games, are they smart to make iMacs attractive to sensitive, design-focused people (including grrrlz) as so-called digital hubs? Or will the boyz shoot ’em up on Wintel while the grrrlz rip boy-band MP3s on groovy iMacs? (My claim: Bondi blue remains the bestest iMac shade ever. Discuss.)
posted by joeclark on Feb 27, 2001 - 17 comments

GeForce 3

GeForce 3 to be available on Macs first. Check out the 3rd video down. Bonus: A look at the new ID 3D engine for Doom. High drool factor.
posted by john on Feb 22, 2001 - 5 comments

Jef Raskin, creator of the Macintosh project at Apple, says the windows-based interface is passé.

Jef Raskin, creator of the Macintosh project at Apple, says the windows-based interface is passé. "In my current interface designs, everything you need is laid out for you. You just zoom in, and as soon as you can read the text or see the graphic details, you can work on them. Then there's no need for windows, which you are forever opening, closing, moving or fooling with."
posted by tranquileye on Feb 14, 2001 - 33 comments

John Gilmore (via Wes Felter) lets the dogs out

John Gilmore (via Wes Felter) lets the dogs out on the new Mac DVD-R drive. Seems it's a DVD-General drive, rather than a DVD-Authoring drive, and, therefore, there are lots of things you might want to do with it that you can't.

This is how Apple can fit a $4500 drive into a $3500 machine.
posted by baylink on Jan 22, 2001 - 23 comments

MacOS X comes of age.

MacOS X comes of age. Microsoft has just announced that Microsoft Office will be released for the new Apple OS in the fall. "Analysts had warned that without a version of Office, or similar productivity suite, running natively under Mac OS X, Apple would face problems getting businesses to switch to the new operating system. "
posted by Brilliantcrank on Jan 10, 2001 - 0 comments

Introducing Mac OSX.

Introducing Mac OSX. Due for release on Sat., March 24, 2001, at $129 a pop, mac users of the world, let the hoopla begin!!!
posted by leo on Jan 10, 2001 - 21 comments

Ahhh...From the rediculous (my last post) to the sublime.
posted by fpatrick on Dec 13, 2000 - 7 comments

Apple Cubebook?!

Apple Cubebook?! Sounds like Apple is working their ass off to get new products out to show in January. The Cubebook sounds cool and I am sure there would be pictures if MacOS Rumors wasn't in Apple's back pocket.
posted by Brilliantcrank on Dec 8, 2000 - 9 comments

It feels like 1997 all over again.

It feels like 1997 all over again. I guess Uncle Steve's Reality Distortion Field has a limited radius after all. How's everyone's favorite fruit company going to pull out of this one? I don't think OS X is going to be the new iMac. (Although the Cube looks like it's on track to become the next 20th Anniversary Mac...)
posted by darukaru on Dec 6, 2000 - 23 comments

Cube Co-lo

Cube Co-lo I have no idea how I came across this but, does anyone else find this as amusing as I do? I am just imagining rows of racked cubes.
posted by brian on Oct 27, 2000 - 1 comment

The Strong Colo(u)r Classic

The Strong Colo(u)r Classic One keeps running across coverage of the cult of the Macintosh Color Classic. Imagine stuffing a G3 parentboard and a CD-ROM into one of those wee chunks o' sculpture. Or stop imagining and go do it. (Second article.) Note: Some Strong Color Classic fan sites crash every browser I have, even iCab. Too strong for the Web, perhaps.
posted by joeclark on Oct 19, 2000 - 0 comments

Today Apple announced Quicktime 5.

Today Apple announced Quicktime 5. It sounds cool but it's only available for Macintosh right now. Doesn't Steve understand that he needs to get this software out to as many platforms as possible, as soon as possible? Windows Media Player 7 is looking better and better...
posted by Brilliantcrank on Oct 10, 2000 - 7 comments

The long ride begins to slow.

The long ride begins to slow. Kick it in gear Steve, the cube was cute but no ones buying.
posted by Brilliantcrank on Sep 29, 2000 - 2 comments

Ouch.

Ouch.
posted by highindustrial on Sep 28, 2000 - 7 comments

Lord, thank you for this.

Lord, thank you for this. Mac users our prayers are being answered. No longer will the plagues of type 11 errors and system freezes rule over the people. The writings is on the wall and it is time for us to reign.
posted by Brilliantcrank on Sep 18, 2000 - 12 comments

How to tilt at windmills.

How to tilt at windmills. What these guys don't undestand is that Apple can't make money selling software. They develop software so that they can sell the hardware on which it runs, which is their real profit center.
posted by Steven Den Beste on Sep 18, 2000 - 32 comments

Has MacOSRumors lost it's edge?

Has MacOSRumors lost it's edge? I know the announcements in Paris were none-too-shocking but MOR has really sucked recently. MacCentral scooped them on many of the announcements. Two years ago this would not have been the case. Is it me or have they just lost heart?
posted by Brilliantcrank on Sep 14, 2000 - 6 comments

AT LAST!

AT LAST! Someone found a practical use for the new Apple Cube.
posted by Steven Den Beste on Sep 4, 2000 - 8 comments

iCab 2.1 is out

iCab 2.1 is out The fabbest little Web browser for adherents of the Macintosh religion, iCab, is now out in version 2.1. It lacks any CSS support, and JavaScript support is very poor, but for a program written from scratch by one or two people (Alexander Clauss seems to be the lead), it's astounding. Absolutely full support for HTML 4 – every extended character (iCab seems to use its own font), weirdo tags like LONGDESC, ACRONYM, and ABBR, TITLEs on everything (no popups: text appears in status line). Filter out ads automatically. Only browser other than Lynx that handles metadata like LINK REL="next". The damn thing validates your code for you (click the smiling or frowning icon at the right of the address bar). And so on. And so on. I love this program. And yes, I'm in the minority. What else is new?
posted by joeclark on Aug 21, 2000 - 4 comments

This

This is for those of you running Windows, but wishing you still had a Mac. (novelty purposes only)
posted by thirteen on Aug 11, 2000 - 4 comments

Female iMac owners rejoice!

Female iMac owners rejoice!
posted by skizz on Aug 3, 2000 - 7 comments

What kind of company sells a dual-CPU machine when the second CPU can't be used?

What kind of company sells a dual-CPU machine when the second CPU can't be used? See attached quote.
posted by Steven Den Beste on Jul 25, 2000 - 11 comments

Apple to release the vMac and dMac

Apple to release the vMac and dMac [from Fark], of course we all knew that the iBrator has been around for some time. Be sure to check out the movies if you haven't seen them before.
posted by plinth on Jul 24, 2000 - 0 comments

Roger Black on Design.

Roger Black on Design. MacAddict put up an interview with Roger Black from their August 2000 issue. There are a couple of interesting points as in his take on transitioning from print to web:
"I think that the main thing is pretty much to work as you would in print design. A good designer always focuses on the reader or the customer, the viewer, whatever the end-user is. You just have to do that on the Net the same way you do in print.... I do not believe that the technological hurdles are that big. It doesn't seem to me that big of a deal.... Most of the stuff we do on the Web is not particularly difficult. Almost anybody, particularly anybody under thirty growing up in our society has enough technological culture to work with it. Don't get scared. It’s not that big of a deal."

posted by leo on Jul 20, 2000 - 7 comments

Smoking tobacco is bad for computers and other living things.

Smoking tobacco is bad for computers and other living things.
posted by Steven Den Beste on Jul 7, 2000 - 3 comments

This redesign

This redesign looked swell on my Mac, but the tables are all screwy when I look at it through Windows (at work). Explorer 5 ain't the same on both platforms. Argh!! Not a hard fix, but what do you do when your 'blog looks like ass and you can't fix it for a whole day!! I know it's uncool to link to oneself - I'm not just trying to generate pageviews. I'm genuinely pissed off about all these web standards problems!
posted by aladfar on Jun 2, 2000 - 11 comments

IE/Mac team not disbanded.

IE/Mac team not disbanded.
Just in case you didn't catch my comment in the previous thread about this topic. The same team is also working on IE for OSX and WebTV.
posted by daveadams on May 13, 2000 - 15 comments

Macintouch is reporting that Microsoft has disbanded the IE for Mac team and is discontinuing development of IE for Mac. So much for a 5 year commitment....
posted by faisal on May 12, 2000 - 19 comments

Big changes

Big changes are coming for the Mac web scene. Find out on April 1st, The Anniversary.
posted by applesurf on Mar 30, 2000 - 6 comments

The IE 5 for Mac cartoons

The IE 5 for Mac cartoons actually showcase some of the better flash animation I've seen on the web. Imagine that, a fun Microsoft PR site. If you're in hell right now, I'd unpack that snow shovel.
posted by geoff on Mar 30, 2000 - 0 comments

New MacOSX Screenshots

New MacOSX Screenshots are available at XAppeal. It still looks beautiful, but I think the whole Gelcap look will get really old after use on a daily basis. OSX's BSD core is very intriguing, and I like the Terminal Window.
posted by fil! on Feb 22, 2000 - 2 comments

Should Apple change its name?

Should Apple change its name? After all, they changed the way we use computers. They changed the way we design. They recently changed their logo. That would certainly be thinking different now, wouldn't it? Personally, I'd like them to change their minds and release a six-slot G4 chassis...
posted by grant on Nov 28, 1999 - 0 comments

MSNBC is apparently blocking Mac access

MSNBC is apparently blocking Mac access to Windows MediaPlayer files, claiming that 'Windows Media Player for Macintosh is not currently available.' Interesting, since you can actually download it from here. Oh well, at least CNN gives me a choice.
posted by grant on Nov 21, 1999 - 1 comment

c|net's making fuss

c|net's making fuss over the fact that Apple may be contemplating a more robust e-commerce play because it has recently registered domains such as shop-different.com and buy-different.com. Actually, I'm more interested in what the heck they might do with this one.
posted by grant on Nov 12, 1999 - 1 comment

I want my QTV.

I want my QTV. According to the current scuttlebutt surrounding the next rev of QuickTime, you'll be able to launch a plethora of happin', high-gloss streaming media channels directly from the control strip in the Mac OS. And with the addition of seamless ad insertion and tracking into the mix, they've now got the mouse potatos by the proverbial short hairs.
posted by grant on Nov 11, 1999 - 0 comments

I'm feeling the pull of a convergence...

I'm feeling the pull of a convergence... Check this out. Additional support for QuickTime content in Oracle's interMedia databases will allow you to search and retrieve streaming media content, using - and get this kids... - Sherlock 2. Color me enabled.
posted by grant on Nov 9, 1999 - 2 comments

Green

Green is an alternative email client for the Mac. Tightly coded, immaculately clean interface, Appearence Manager savvy, and free. I may have to finally let my copy of Claris Emailer rest in piece.
posted by grant on Nov 7, 1999 - 0 comments

Of course, I want one of these,

Of course, I want one of these, but more exciting than that is the new wireless LAN. At work, we have a 1Mbps wireless than that cost thousands, but this looks 10x faster at 1/5 the cost.
posted by mathowie on Jul 21, 1999 - 1 comment

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