"The information you posted that Symantec Visual Page 1.1 has a defective 68K installer is inaccurate. Visual Page 1.1 was initially released for the PowerPC since there were problems with integrating a spell checker from a third party on the 68K platform. A 68K version will be released in the near future, but the spell checker may be deactivated for the 68K if the problem can't be fixed in a timely manner."
Update: The incompatibility seems to be more specifically with version 1.0.2 of the Appearance Manager, which is included in Mac OS 8.1. A new version is coming.
The files really are damaged. In fact, Erik Barzeski reported having problems with certain other third-party extensions because of these damaged files. According to Hrvoje Budin, "it looks like Open Transport installer is making those damages during install process, because checking uninstalled OT files on Mac OS 8 Update image reports no errors."
Fortunately (as has … Read more
Update: Ernesto Diego writes: "All you have to do is go to the DoubleScroll control panel and filter out the American Heritage Dictionary application."
AOL 4 beta has a problem with 6400/Geoport Macs? A beta tester reports that "AOL cannot get their 4.0 beta software to work with 6400s that are equipped with Geoports. They try and try with each build to fix the problem, but at step 2 of the sign … Read more
DataViz 9.7.1 is out. It adds support for two more formats: Corel WordPerfect 8 (Windows 95) and Corel Quattro Pro 8 (Windows 95).
Kensington MouseWorks 5.04 is out. (Thanks, Eric Westby.)
According to a disclaimer on Hewlett-Packard's web site: "The Hewlett-Packard LaserJet 4000 series of printers use Postscript (R) Level 2 emulation. Hewlett-Packard has not licensed any products from Adobe for use with this family of printers. HP cannot and does not recommend use of Adobe products with the HP LaserJet 4000 printer family."
Tom Kerley states that "a call to Hewlett Packard directly confirmed the statement on their web site. They stated that because the 4000 series uses Postscript 2 "emulation" the 4000 series will … Read more
"UMAX has not found compatibility issues with the ATI Xclaim 3D graphics cards. However, you must make sure that no cables or monitor adaptors are plugged into the on-board video port. Once you have determined that nothing is plugged into the on-board video port, zap the Parameter RAM.
To use the ATI card with on-board video, you must change the startup monitor in the Monitors & Sound control panel under the "Arrange" icon. If only 1 of the 2 monitors … Read more