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Miramar releases PC Migrator file transfer
utility. August 31, 1998 -- Miramar Systems says that
starting tomorrow, it will be shipping its
Migrator ($89) file transfer utility (see
MacWindows News Archives, August
15). PC Migrator is a plug-in for the company's PC MacLAN
AppleTalk software for Windows. Miramar says PC Migrator
moves batches Mac files to Windows at a fast 400 KB/sec,
while using the Mac type and creator code to add an
appropriate file extension and remove illegal characters
(such as * or \) from file names.
PowerDraw Translator 3.0 translates Mac and Windows
CAD and graphics files. August 31, 1998 -- Tomorrow,
Engineered Software will release
PowerDraw Translator 3.0
($275), a Macintosh utility that can translate between over
a dozen Mac and Windows CAD and graphics formats. Supported
formats include DWG, DXF, HPGL, Design Workshop, MacPaint,
Adobe EPSF, generic Postscript, MacDraw, PowerDraw,
PowerCADD, ClarisCAD, PICT and even symbol libraries created
in PowerCADD, PowerDraw and ClarisCAD. Files can also be
saved in the following formats: PowerCADD, DWG, DXF, Adobe
EPSF, JPEG, DesignWorkshop, PICT and PowerDraw.
MacWindows Server Tips clarification: NT volumes
bigger than 4 GB. August 31, 1998 -- We've updated our
NT Server Tip
about increasing the maximum size of an NT Server SFM volume
from 2-to-4 GB, in order to clarify the issue of maximum
network volume size. Although Apple's AFP protocol doesn't
support volumes over 4 GB, that doesn't mean that Mac
clients can't mount network volumes bigger than 4 GB. In
fact, they can. What it does mean is that Mac users will not
get an accurate reading of the size of the volume, the
amount of data in it, and the free space.
COPSTalk for Windows NT goes beta. August 28, 1998
-- COPS now has a beta of a Windows NT version of
an AppleTalk-based cross-platform file and print sharing
solution. The NT version of COPSTalk provides only AppleTalk
Filing Protocol (AFP) client services, using Microsoft's
AppleTalk implementation and AppleTalk printer
accessibility. For information on becoming a beta tester,
Vivid Details to debut Windows version of Test Strip
at Seybold next week. August 28, 1998 --At next week's
Seybold conference in San Francisco,
will debut a Windows version of its formerly Mac-only Test
Strip color correction plug-in for Photoshop 4 and 5,
PhotoDeluxe 2, as well as PageMaker 6.5. The company says
the new Windows 95/98/NT version will be faster than the Mac
MacWindows Solution update: moving Win files to Mac. August
27, 1998 -- We've added
Mini Conversion 1.0
to our list at MacWindows File
Integration Solutions. The shareware utility converts the type
and creator codes for batches of files, a useful task when moving
Windows files to Macintosh.
Connectix releases Virtual PC 2.1 updater. August 26, 1998
-- Connectix has posted an
Virtual PC 2.1. According to Connectix, the new version offers
better support for Windows NT applications, user-selectable ethernet
devices, support for hot-swapping PowerBook drives, and Voodoo2 3D
graphics support. The free update can be applied to versions 2.0 and
AppleShare IP 6.0 supports Sophisticated Circuits server
monitoring. August 26, 1998 -- Sophisticated Circuits announced
that its server monitoring software,
and PowerKey Pro, work with AppleShare IP 6.0.
($99) detects crashes, freezes, but a variety of server fault
Pro ($99 and $199) is a device that can restart a the server
FileMaker, Inc. posts white paper for Windows users. August
26, 1998 -- FileMaker, Inc. has a new white paper,
Sense of Information for Windows Users, a perspective on
FileMaker Pro within the Windows market.
DataViz ships MacLinkPlus 10.0, expands into X-platform
decoding, decompression. August 25, 1998 -- Data Viz is now
shipping its newest version of the MacLinkPlus file translation
package. In addition to translating Mac and Windows files,
10.0 ($99) can now decode and decompress email attachments
automatically -- it can also detect the encoded portion of an
attachment, and strip out the headers and email message. Encoding
formats include Binhex, MIME, Uuencode. Decompression formats include
StuffIt, Zip, Compact Pro, MacBinary, Gzip, TAR, Z.
New supported Windows file formats include Corel WordPerfect 7 and
8, Corel Quattro Pro 7 and 8, Microsoft Word and Excel 97, HTML, GIF,
JPEG, Lotus 1-2-3 v. 4 & 5 (.WK4), ClarisWorks v.4 WP, SS, DB
(Mac and Windows). Apple stopped bundling MacLinkPlus with Mac OS
this past July after shipping it with every Mac for many years.
DataViz is also offering subscriptions ( $59.95/year), which will
send you upgrades that include new file formats on a regular basis.
The last version that shipped with Mac OS was 9.0.
New AppleShare IP 6.0 specs, Windows, IP printing info.
August 25, 1998 -- Apple has posted five new articles about
AppleShare IP 6.0 in the Tech Info Library. These are:
Adobe gets ready to ship Illustrator 8.0 for Windows and
Mac. August 25, 1998 -- Adobe announced that Illustrator 8.0 for
Windows and Macintosh ($412) will both ship next month. Among the new
features is support for more file formats, including the ability to
open Photoshop, CorelDRAW, Macromedia FreeHand, Microsoft Word, and
to open and save EPS, PDF, TIFF, GIF, JPEG, PSD, DXF, BMP, CGM,
ASCII, and RTF. However, it supports PICT only on Mac and WMF only on
Apple releases detail AppleShare IP 6.0's enhanced Windows
support. August 24, 1998 -- Apple released an
IP 6.0 press release today. The press release announces the
availability of the software, which we have been reporting on since
August 19. The press release also provides information about how the
new version can fit into a Microsoft network with native Server
Message Block (SMB) file sharing support for Windows 95/98 and
Windows NT clients, and the ability to register with a WINS naming
server on a Windows NT-based intranet. Apple is also claiming twice
the performance of Windows NT servers for Mac clients copying large
documents or folders.
New Tips: file transfer via serial cables. August 24, 1998
-- We've updated our Peer-to-Peer
Tips page with a couple of new tips concerning Mac-to-Windows
file transfer over direct connections. One describes a direct
modem-to-modem transfer using terminal emulation software. The second
tip, from Eric Lum, describes using a null-modem cable without
modems. The odd thing was that the null-modem cable turned out to be
the connecting cable that came with his Agfa digital camera to
connect the camera to his PC.
Apple FAQ about AppleShare IP 6 client. August 24, 1998 --
article 24558 is an FAQ about the AppleShare IP client. Among the
20 questions, is one that says there is no longer a Windows client,
since AppleShare IP 6.0 has built-in SMB over TCP/IP support for
Windows 95/98 clients.
Group forms to promote cross-platform web browser
standards. August 24, 1998 --
The Web Standards Project
is a new international coalition of web developers that wants to
promoting standards for web and browser design.
AppleShare IP 6 FAQs cover MacDNS, print, web servers.
August 21, 1998 -- Apple has released several Technical Info Library
articles about AppleShare IP 6.0, the most recent version of the
cross-platform IP and AppleTalk server software.
TIL article 24557 is a new FAQ about AppleShare IP 6. Topics
include MacDNS, assigning port numbers, a other IP-related issues.
article 24554 is an FAQ covering the Print Server and IP and LPR
article 24556 is an FAQ covering AppleShare IP 6.0 Web Service.
MacWindows Solutions update: share utility renames Macs
files. August 20, 1998 -- You can use
Finder Rename ($10) to rename Mac files so they contain
characters legal on Windows. The shareware utility is a contextual
menu plug-in for the Macintosh Finder (Mac 8), and lets you rename
batches of files at once. We've added A Better Finder Rename to our
list of related products at the
MacWindows File Integration
Problem with G3 Ethernet drivers and old DECnet PATHWORKS.
August 20, 1998 --
TIL article 30706 discusses a problem with the Power Mac G3
Ethernet drivers and PATHWORKS for Mac, the old DECnet network
product from Digital, which has discontinued support for the product.
Outlook clarification -- still no PC calender reading.
August 20, 1998 -- On August 13, we reported that the recent
Microsoft Outlook 8.0.1 for Mac update " still can't read the
calendars of PC users that have upgraded their calendars from
Schedule+ to Outlook." Jeff Miller wrote to clarify that it still
doesn't read PC calendars --period.
Apple releases AppleShare IP 6 with Windows SMB, SDK.
August 19, 1998 -- The
AppleShare IP web
site says that AppleShare IP 6 is now shipping. It includes a
number of cross-platform features, including support for native
Windows file sharing via the Microsoft SMB protocol and TCP/IP
printing. The server suite also includes Internet mail and web
servers. Apple also announced the release of the AppleShare IP 6
Software Developers Kit (SDK), which is aimed developers of
applications and plug-ins for the AppleShare IP APIs.
New Virtual PC/G3/NetWare problem with DOS ODI. August 19,
1998 -- A new
TIL article 24546 reports of a problem with Virtual PC 2.0.1 on a
Power Mac G3 with built-in Ethernet (driver version 2.0.4) and
connecting to a Novell NetWare server using the NetWare DOS ODI
client. The Apple article says that you need to use a Ethernet PCI
card such as a SMC Ethernet PCI card. (The Apple 10/100 PCI card does
not work when using the NetWare DOS ODI client.) This bug seems to
affect only the DOS client.
Connectix has confirmed that this is a separate VPC/G3/NetWare
issue from the one reported here in April and May, which was resolved
PC 2.0.1. For versions before VPC 2.0.1, the work around
Connectix recommended is to change the Ethernet frame type of both
the Netware server and the Mac from 802.3 to 802.2. The old bug
affected DOS and Windows, and centered around changes Apple made in
Open Transport for G3 models in the way it handled of 802.3 and 802.2
(Please note: this news item was updated on Aug. 19 11:35 AM, PST.
AppleShare IP secure printing and Windows NT. August 19,
TIL article 24544 discusses new security features in the Print
Admin application of AppleShare IP 6.0. It also mentions potential
problems with using a secure print queue from Windows NT, due to a
Apple Remote Access: Not Seeing Some AppleTalk Devices.
August 19, 1998 --
TIL article 30704 discusses a problem with Apple Remote Access
where a user dialing in can't see all of the AppleTalk devices. The
article lists the causes and work-arounds.
Microsoft releases Remote Access Upgrade for Win NT Server.
August 18, 1998 -- Yesterday Microsoft posted the
and Remote Access Upgrade for Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Server Hotfix
Pack 3.0. The new fixes a number of security problems. Among the
changes is a new version 2 of MSCHAP for Virtual Private Networks
(VPN), but dial-up connections are not affected. From the
"This new protocol provides mutual authentication,
stronger initial data encryption keys, and different encryption keys
for the transmit and receive paths. To minimize the risk of password
compromise during MSCHAP exchanges, MSCHAP V2 drops support for the
MSCHAP password change V1, and will not transmit the LMHash encoding
of the password."
iMac has no PPP control panel. August 18, 1998 -- Apple
article 22230 states that although the iMac has Open Transport
networking installed, it has no PPP control panel. Instead, it has a
Remote Access control panel that combines PPP connectivity with the
remote AppleTalk capability of Apple Remote Access (ARA).
iMac support cross-platform infrared networking. August 18,
1998 -- Apple's new iMac includes an infrared panel that support the
cross-platform IrDA (Infrared Data
Association) networking standard, like the PowerBook G3 series.
IrDA can run both TCP/IP and AppleTalk protocols with a bandwidth of
4 Mbit per second. Older PowerBooks, the 190, 5300, and 1400, used
IRTalk, an AppleTalk-only, infrared version of LocalTalk.
Apple claims iMac is 40 percent faster than fastest Pentium II.
August 17, 1998 -- An
press release claims that the new $1200 iMac runs BYTEmark
benchmark tests 40 percent faster than a $2,400 400 MHz Pentium II.
The iMac runs a 233 MHz PowerPC G3 on a 66 MHz system bus. At public
sessions during the past 90 days, Apple has run demonstrations of
Adobe Photoshop and Macromedia Director on both platforms, with the
iMac running faster.
iMac can print to parallel printers. August 14, 1998 --
Apple Tech Info article 58017 lists
printing solutions, including a method of printing to PC printers
with parallel ports. Epson has a parallel-to-USB converter ($40, with
software on a CD-ROM), and Hewlett-Packard and Alps have announced
similar adapters for their printers. Apple's new iMac computer, which
does not have traditional Mac serial printer port, will be available
to the public tomorrow (Saturday).
PC MacLAN adds IP networking. August 14, 1998 --
Miramar Systems has
announced the availability of
PC MACLAN Pro
for Windows 95/98 (also called version 7.1), cross-platform file
and print sharing software for Windows machines. The new version adds
IP support, allowing Windows 95 and 98 PCs to access to AppleShare IP
5.0 Servers over LANs or the Internet. The product's 2-way AppleTalk
file sharing is still a part of the package. A $99 upgrade is
available for owners of any 6.x ($69 from 6.2) Version to PC MACLAN
for Windows 95. However, you only get Internet and remote access
support when you upgrade from version 6.1 or 6.2. The upgrade is free
for owners of 7.0.
Apple QuickTime 3.0.2 addresses minor AVI, third-party
issues. August 14, 1998 -- Apple has posted
version 3.0.2 for Windows and Mac. Unfortunately, there is no
update file; you have to download all of QuickTime again. Apple's
"QuickTime 3.0.2 is a maintenance release that
addresses minor issues mainly related to third-party QuickTime
applications. The changes include improvements to the AVI importer
and text importer, and moderate playback performance enhancements."
Apple posts update to PowerBook G3 series Ethernet driver.
August 14, 1998 -- Apple has posted
G3 series Ethernet driver 2.0.4. It fixes a problem in versions
2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2, and 2.0.3, where the system would lose network
services when using the built-in Ethernet port.
New Outlook 8.0.1 for Mac still doesn't read PC calendars.
August 13, 1998 -- Jay Rolls reports that upon downloading and
installing the new
8.0.1 for Mac (see news items of August 11 and 12 below), he
discovered that it still can't read the calendars of PC users that
have upgraded their calendars from Schedule+ to Outlook.
MacWindows Solutions Update: Text Cleaner. August 13, 1998
-- We've added two Mac text processing utilities from Studio 405,
Text Cleaner 1.03
($110) and Text Cleaner Lite 1.03 (free), to our MacWindows
File Integration Solutions
page. They're useful cleaning up files from Windows, among other
things, and are targeted at desktop publishing professionals. It uses
drag and drop in the Finder.
MacRun adds a Windows-like Run command to Mac OS. August
13, 1998 --
adds a Run command to the Mac OS Apple Menu. By typing in a path
name, MacRun will launch applications and open files and folders or
open documents. Version 1.2 adds the ability for MacRun to open World
Wide Web and FTP sites.
Miramar fixes PC MacLAN NT/Superprint bug. August 13, 1998
-- Miramar Systems has fixed
a problem that caused an "Out of disk space" error when attempting to
use Zenographics' SuperPrint with
PC MACLAN for Windows NT. Miramar has posted a
Note on the issue.
Mounting a Windows NT volume on Mac: generic icon. August
13, 1998 -- Microsoft has
an article explaining how to assign LIST permissions used by the
client to mount the shared volume, so that the Mac user don't see a
generic file icon on the Desktop instead of a standard Windows NT
Connected Drive icon.
Aladdin announces DropStuff for Windows. August 12, 1998 --
Aladdin Systems announced
for Windows 1.0, a PC version of the cross-platform compression
utility. The utility, available as downloadable shareware ($20),
provides StuffIt (.SIT) and .ZIP compression and decompression from a
Windows context menu and from the DropStuff menus. It will also read
the type and creator code of Mac files and assign the appropriate
file name extension (such as .doc or .jpg). DropStuff for Windows can
also automatically attach StuffIt-compressed files to outgoing email
messages, and can segment and join Mac or Windows files.
Orange Micro confirms printing, file sharing problems.
August 12, 1998 -- Orange
Micro has confirmed some problems with the current OrangePCi
software that ships with the company's x86 coprocessor cards for
running Windows on Macs. The OrangePC 620 has a communication problem
with the emulated PC serial and parallel ports that prevents printing
to certain non-Postscript printers, including Epson printers, and to
a lessor degree, HP printers.(Unlike other OrangePC models, the 620
does not have actual PC parallel and serial ports, but emulates them
through the Mac printer port.) Another problem is that file sharing,
which lets users access Mac folders from Windows, only supports 8.3
file names, and does not support Windows 95 long file names. Orange
Micro says that it is working on fixes for both of these problems for
the next release of the Orange PCi software. The company declined to
give an estimated ship date for the update.
New Netware Mac Client up at Novell site. August 12, 1998
-- MacWindows reader Miguel Chavez reports that a beta of a new
NetWare 5.11 Macintosh Client,
has been posted at the Novell web site. There doesn't appear to be
any information about it at the Netware site, but it is being
discussed in Novell's web
forums. This beta supersedes "MCLUPD4.BIN" ( the apparently
unsuccessful MCLUPD5.BIN has been yanked from the site.) Chavez
reports that the update has a new NetWare Control Strip, an updated
NetWare Print Access and NetWare Print Chooser that fix bugs.
Forbes puts Linux on cover. August 12, 1998 -- A
magazine cover story about Linux in the August 10 issues says the
free version of UNIX now has 7 million users after just 7 years. The
story looks at how the software industry views a free operating
system, and describes how its Swedish creator, Linus Torvalds, came
up with Linux. (See MacWindows
Solutions for a list of Linux implementations for Macintosh.)
Microsoft Outlook update clarifiation. August 12, 1998 --
Jay Rolls points out that the full version number of the new
Microsoft Outlook Mac client reported yesterday is 8.01.2232.7. We
should also mention that Outlook 8.0.1 is an Exchange client only,
not a POP/SMTP email client.
Microsoft Exchange Version 5.5 Service Pack 1 includes new
Outlook Client. August 11, 1998 -- Last week Microsoft posted a
free update to the Microsoft Exchange Server, called Version 5.5
Service Pack 1. This supersedes Exchange Server Version 5.0 Service
Pack 2. You can
the Server upgrade and Outlook clients for Windows and Mac. The new
Mac Outlook client includes support for OS 8. Exchange 5.5 Service
Pack 1 Mac client is available in two versions, a zip compressed file
(SP1_55MA.exe, 21 MB) and a BinHex encoded file (SP1_55MA.hqx, 28
MB). If that's a bit much to download, you can buy the CD-ROM (call
800-370-8758, $14.95 US/$19.95 Canadian plus a shipping and handling
charge of $7.50 US/$12.00 Canadian). (Thanks again to Richard
Birchall for his help on this item.)
PowerPrint 4.5 adds new PC printers for Macs. August 11,
1998 -- InfoWave is now
4.5 ($99 U.S.), the latest version of its software to enable Macs
to print to PC printers. The new version adds Desktop Printer
support, a new Mac printer driver for the HP DeskJet 890C printer, as
well as support for Apple Color Science ColorSync.
Open Door release beta of new DoorStop Firewall. August 11,
1998 -- Open Door Networks has posted a
beta of Doorstop, a
new firewall software product form Macintosh servers. (See news item,
August 5 below.) Doorstops enable's administrators create a list of
client IP addresses to be denied access to a specific services.
FileMaker releases big promotional bundle. August 11, 1998
-- FileMaker, Inc., is now offering the
Pro Workgroup Solution Kit ( $3449 U.S., an $800 discount), a
bundle of FileMaker Pro database products for workgroups, for a
period of a month ending on September 11, 1998. The bundle includes
10 new FileMaker Pro 4.0 Licenses and software for Mac OS and
Windows, 10 Upgrade Subscriptions for 10 new FileMaker Pro 4.0
Licenses, 1 FileMaker Pro Server, 1 FileMaker Pro 4.0 Developer
Edition, Home Page 3.0 for Windows and Mac OS, Runtime Binder
Software, External Plug-in APIs, Java Classes and other software.
Popular QuicKeys macros software moves to Windows. August
11, 1998 -- CE Software has created a
version of QuicKeys, the long-time favorite Macintosh macro
Microsoft to hold an Exchange Conference. August 11, 1998
-- Microsoft will hold the
Exchange Conference in Boston on September 9-11, 1998. Microsoft
says the conference "will profile innovative customer solutions in
messaging, collaboration, management, and deployment, and will focus
on Exchange-based solutions to the real business problems faced
Microsoft seeks a few good beta testers for NT 5.0 beta 2 and
ARA access. August 10, 1998 -- The Dejanews web site has posted a
message from a Microsoft engineer asking for
for the Apple Remote Access features of Windows NT Server 5.0 beta
2. The message also mentions that NT 5.0 will support the
AppleTalk Control Protocol (ATCP), which enables a Mac to dial into
NT 5.0 Server and gain simultaneous access to AppleTalk and TCP/IP
network services. (Thanks to Richard Birchall for pointing us to this
Microsoft Exchange bug causes BCC names to become exposed with
Mac, Win 3.1 senders. August 10, 1998 -- Microsoft has reported a
bug in Exchange Server 5.0 and 5.5 that affects Mac and Windows 3.x
clients. When a user of Exchange client 5.0 for Mac or Windows 3.x,
or of Outlook 8 for Mac or Windows 3.x receives a message with blind
carbon copies and embeds this message in another message, the BCC
names become visible. The problem does not happen when Win 95/98/NT
user embed the message in another message. You can
a fix from the Microsoft FTP site. The fix requires that you have
at least Exchange Server 5.0 Service Pack 2 installed. The Intel
version of the fix is called PSP2STRI.EXE. The Alpha version is
Miramar to ship file renaming utility this week. August 10,
1998 -- On August 15, Miramar
Systems will ship PC Migrator, which renames files moving from
Mac to Windows clients or servers. PC Migrator removes illegal
characters (such as "*" or "\") from the file names and looks at the
files' type and creator codes to add the correct Windows extensions
to file names, which in turn gives the files the correct Windows
icons on user's PCs. PC Migrator will also keep folder names and
MacWindows Network Solutions Update: VNC thin client.-
August 10, 1998 -- We've add ORL's free Virtual Network Computing
(VNC) to our listings at
MacWindows Solutions. Not
only is the Mac client free, but the server is free as well.
New prepress software for Mac and Windows. August 7, 1998
-- Markzware Software has
announced iScout, prepress software for Windows 95/98/NT and Mac OS
8.x that examines job elements in native documents and separates the
files appropriately within any prepress workflow system such as
Scitex Brisque and Agfa Apogee. iScout will process documents created
from Quark XPress, PageMaker, FreeHand, Illustrator, FrameMaker,
Multi-Ad Creator, as well as EPS, PDF, TIFF, JPEG, HTML and XML.
BeatWare adds support for Windows, Mac formats. August 7,
1998 -- Version 2.1 of BeatWare's
Be Basics suite for BeOS ($69) now supports Windows and Macintosh
file formats. Be Basics 2.1 can open and save files in either a Rich
Text Format (RTF). HTML support will be supported in a future
release. The suite includes a word processor and spreadsheet.
MacWindows Solutions update: MacZIP. August 6, 1998 --
We've updated the MacWindows Compression
Solutions page to add information for Zip for Mac, now in beta
from Info-ZIP. Info-ZIP has not set a date for when the finished
version will be released.
NT 5.0 beta 2 out by end of month; final still 13-to-16 months
away. August 6, 1998 -- A
story quotes Microsoft as saying the beta 2 of
NT 5.0 will be released by the end of this month. The story also
says that the final version of NT 5.0 won't ship until the 3rd or 4th
quarter of 1999. This is also the same time frame Apple has promised
for the release of Mac OS X.
Open Door promises DoorStop, an IP firewall for Macs.
August 5, 1998 -- Open Door Networks has announced
software-only firewall for Macintosh Internet servers, including
AppleShare IP, WebSTAR, and Open Door's
DoorStop specifies which machines should have access to which
services. A beta will be available this week, according to Open Door.
Insignia offers instant SoftWindows 95 rebate. August 4,
1998 -- Insignia Solutions is
offering $40 off the $199 retail price of SoftWindows 95 5.0,
Insignia's Windows emulation software for Mac. The
is "instant," so customers receive the discount at purchase time.
Insignia, which this month will begin selling
98 (including Windows 98), is offering the discount on the
Windows 95 version until supplies run out.
Translation Solutions update: Word to Quark XPress converter
beta4. August 4, 1998 -- Thomas Kaltschmidt has posted beta 4 of
4 converter, a free macro that converts Word 97 (Windows 95/NT)
and Word 98 (Mac OS) files to Quark XPress 4 and 3.x. It translates
style sheets, character attributes, footnotes, and other aspects of
the Word file. It works from within Word on either platform. We've
updated our Translation Solutions page to
include XPress 4 converter. (Thanks to
Macintouch for first reporting
Be Release BeOS 3.2 updater. August 4, 1998 -- Be, Inc. has
release an updater for
updater for both Intel and PowerPC versions of the operating
system. Owners of BeOS 3.0 or later can install the free updater,
which contains bug fixes and some new features.
Apple posts bug fix for AppleShare IP. August 3, 1998 --
Memory Manager INIT 1.0 is an extension file that prevents a
random freezing condition on the AppleShare IP 5.0.x and 6.0 server
running on Mac OS 7.6 through 8.1. The freeze condition has been
reported to most often occur when Retrospect is running on the
AppleShare IP server, but occurs at other times as well. A symptom of
the problem can be seen in the "About this Computer" window, which
displays the Mac OS as using 3.9 GB of memory, far less than it
ordinarily would. AppleShare Memory Manager Init does NOT fix the
symptom, but does prevent the random system freezes.
Info Library article 24526 provides additional information.
New Rhapsody Site Name and URL. August 3, 1998 -- At
Macworld Expo in New York last month, Steve Jobs announced that
Rhapsody 1.0 had been renamed "Mac OS X Server." Apple has also
renamed its Rhapsody web site. The new URL is
Apple Updates MkLinux. August 3, 1998 -- Apple has released
Release 3, its version of the free UNIX operating system based on
the Mach kernel for PowerPC. You can obtain a MkLinux DR3 CD-ROM from
Prime Time Freeware for a nominal
fee, or you can
download DR3 from
Apple's FTP site. The new version supports more Mac models, including
the NuBus Power Macs (6100, 7100, 8100) and most PCI models, a few
PowerPC Performas, some PowerBooks (3400, early G3), and, to a
limited extent, on the latest G3 Desktops, Mini-towers, and