Ars Technica debuts new ‘Mac.Ars’ column focusing on Apple and the Mac

Ars Technica, “the PC enthusiast’s resource” has debuted a new column focusing on Apple and the Macintosh called, “Mac.Ars.”

“This column is an experiment in the tradition of Ars Technica’s multi-OS, hardware, and technology coverage. As currently conceived, this column will be dedicated to covering two or three major news items from the world of technology relating to Apple. We’re not interested in duplicating the effort of the many Macintosh-related news and rumors sites. Instead, we’ll dive a bit deeper on some issues that we think are important not only for Mac users, but for PC (in the broadest sense of the term) enthusiasts as well,” writes Eric Bangeman. “Of course, this column is really about you, the reader, and as such we’d be remiss not to invite comments, suggestions, and flames. Well, keep your flames to yourself. Seriously, if there is something you’d like to see added, or something that annoys you, let us know!”

Bergman writes, “Some people are going to ask: “Why an Apple-related feature on Ars?” Long-time readers of Ars will recall that we’ve worked hard to provide things ranging from the CPU articles on the Motorola G4 and IBM PowerPC 970 to the in-depth reviews of the OS X releases. This column hopes to be an extension to that coverage, but aimed at more subtle topics. The second reason we’re interested in doing this is the fact that the Macintosh is relevant again as a high-performance personal computer platform. After falling behind the modern OS curve, Apple shipped OS X in April 2001. With it, Mac users left behind the platinum-hued days of extension conflicts, unprotected memory, and cooperative multitasking for a rock-solid modern OS. Now, with the announcement and shipping (RSN) of the PowerMac G5 with 2.0 GHz PowerPC 970 processors and a redesigned system architecture, Apple has the platform to match the OS.”

Full Mac.Ars article here.


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