Of most interest to MacFixIt readers, I attended a session hosted by Netscape employees (including Steve Dagley) on "Mozilla 101." While the announcement of the impending release (later this summer) of Netscape 4.5 was being covered on the Web yesterday, these folks were talking about … Read more
"Data Fellows, one of the world's leading data security development companies, has discovered an important new macro virus known as WM/PolyPoster.
The new virus uses advanced replication methods to spread within Microsoft Word documents. Once a machine becomes infected by the virus, all Word documents manipulated in it will become infected and the virus will spread within them to new machines.
However, the most disturbing part of the virus is in it's activation routine. The … Read more
Office 98 and ATM: memory issues Regarding possible conflicts between Office 98 applications (especially Word 98) and Adobe … Read more
Apple printers dry up According to a MacWEEK article, "Apple today acknowledged that its once-populous printer lines have been pruned back to a single model." Only the LaserWriter 8500 is still on Apple's price list.
Outlook Express could crash email servers An Outlook Express feature that breaks large attachments into smaller segments could crash an email server, according to a BugNet report cited in InfoWorld. But it does not affect the Mac version. (thanks, MacNN).
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FinderPop 1.6.5 is out. (At the rate Turlough releases updates, it may be up to version 1.7.8 by the end of today.)
Extension Overload is up to version 2.7. It "reviews 666 extensions and 245 control panels that are commonly found in the Extensions Folder and Control Panel Folder on every Mac."
Program Switcher 4.5 is out.
Mike Helgerud writes: "The slowdown is confirmed by Speedometer tests. The drop is precipitous, from scores in the 7s to scores in the 2s."
Noah Schubert writes: "Anytime I put the machine to sleep, screen redraw speeds, scrolling, etc. are substantially slower when I wake it up. For some reason, the ATI drivers unload after sleep."
He later found the explanation: "The server had user folders set with see and read privileges, but not write. This was fine for all Macs except G3s. When the privileges were changed to see, read and write, the G3s could then copy … Read more