How do I give an application more memory?
Click once on the application's icon to highlight it, and then
select Get Info from the Finder's File menu. Select Memory
from the Show drop-down box. In the window that appears, you will
see a pair
of boxes labeled Minimum size and Preferred size. Type
the amount of memory you want to let the program have in these boxes.
If the icon you selected was an alias, type command-R and you will see
the original icon. Click on it and then do the above.
How do I turn virtual memory on?
Select Control Panels from the Apple menu and then select the
Memory control panel. Click the On button under the
Virtual Memory heading and then select the amount of virtual memory
in the box that appears. How much should you allow? If you have
enough free disk space, set the virtual memory to equal the amount of
built-in memory you have. This amount is displayed on the
Memory control panel.
Why do PC Magazine editors hate the iMac?
Here are the top ten reasons:
10. They just installed Windows 98 upgrades on every PC in the office.
9. The iMac doesn't have a 5-1/4" floppy drive.
8. They need the UnInstallIt ad revenue.
7. Their phone didn't work when plugged into the iMac Ethernet jack.
6. Whoever has the most wires coming out of his computer when he dies wins.
5. Blueberry, strawberry, tangerine, lime and grape.
4. They sold AAPL short at 14.
3. They expect DOS to make a comeback.
2. Setting up Windows PCs is their favorite way to meet women.
1. If computers get this easy, no one will buy computer magazines.
Shareware, Software and other Mac Related Products
- The Mac Orchard:
It's a well run collection of the best Internet applications
for the Macintosh, with lots of user reviews.
It's mostly Shareware and Freeware, with a few commercial programs
when the guy who runs the site thinks there's nothing better.
A true Macintosh labor of love!
Includes a searchable database of over 44,000 Mac products and
services, including job opportunities, seminars and events.
- Tucows (The Ultimate Collection of
Used to be a Windows-only site (hence the "W" where and "I" should be
in their name), but Tucows now has a fine Mac software collection.
News about the Macintosh World
- MacInTouch Home Page:
No fancy graphics here. Just a daily update of what is happening
in the world of Macintosh. Makes a good home page for your browser!
TidBITS is a free, weekly, electronic publication that covers news
and views relating to the Macintosh and the Internet. Simply the best
and longest running Macintosh e-zine on the Internet Searchable! Can
subscribe to the e-zine from this page. Run by our friends Adam and Tonya
Engst, who put an astounding amount of effort into it.
- MacWorld Magazine:
The on-line home of the monthly MacWorld magazine. Searchable
archives of past issues and product reviews. Check out the "mouse
rating" of thousands of Mac products. Each month there is a new
"Utility of the Month", only downloadable here! Extensive shareware
- MacOS Rumors
Always full of
late-breaking news and gossip in the world of Apple, Macintosh and related
products. Updted daily, more or less.
- Apple Support Information
A wealth of information from Apple. Download the latest software
updates. Search Apple's technical library. Find Apple service
providers in your area. Find technical support on-line.
Troubleshooting solutions for the Mac. Brought to you by Ted
Landau, author of "Sad Macs, Bombs and Other Disasters" and
contributing editor to "The Macintosh Bible."
Troubleshooting tips, hints, work-arounds and solutions of any
sort. News about documented bugs, conflicts and problems with
existing versions of popular software and hardware. Announcements of
new and/or updated products (specifically when the product has direct
troubleshooting relevance or fixes significant troubleshooting
problems with a previous version of the product) Links to other sites
that have troubleshooting relevance.
Software Updates Version Tracker
Keep all your Mac software at the latest-and-greatest version!
Version Tracker takes the guess work out of keeping your software
current. Lists current versions of over 700 Macintosh programs, with
clickable links to the latest versions.
- InformINIT and the Mac Pruning Pages:
A comprehensive guide to Mac system software (that is, the operating system).
- ShareTheMac City:
Run by the ShareTheMac UsersGroup, this site provides information about shareware for the Macintosh.
- The Generic Icon
Sooner or later it will happen. All your icons will turn
"generic", i.e., lose all the characteristics of what program they
are from, etc. When just "rebuilding the desktop" doesn't work, check
out this very useful page.
- Welcome to MacAddict!:
The on-line home of the monthly magazine MacAddict. No subtlety
here. Pure Mac addiction. Includes past issues of MacAddict and daily
updates of little tidbits, news items, downloads, etc. that MacAddict
editors think you might enjoy.
"Lock and load your debating weapons here! This information-rich
site is chock-full of data you need to wage battle with foes of the
MacOS. This site is structured anecdotally -- which means that we
publish stories, suggestions and reports in the words of the people
who submit them. We welcome anything that promotes and evangelizes
Thanks to Arnold Reinhold and Barbara Lapinskas for their
help in gathering info for this
Updated: Mar 13, 2001