"You are correct that there is a sharing issue involved, wherein if the CD is already mounted on the Mac side, it will be unavailable from the PC sometimes. We have experienced this problem with other people who have more than one CD-ROM drive attached. Hopefully... … Read more
Ivo Dominguez also had some problems with QuickTake on his G3 desktop Mac. It worked only after he created a custom extension set via Extensions Manager (he kept everything enabled except files related to his modem). He had problems with QuickTake if he instead just enabled the camera's extensions and the Base OS set.
Eric Westby points out that QuickTake will not work if connected to serial port that has AppleTalk active (as … Read more
"Killer machine." "It's the best Mac I have ever owned" "I'm in computer nirvana. In every measure of performance, it's fast and smooth." "I saw a 120Mb file transfer (one 75Mb document and one 45Mb) go over the network in about 23 seconds...performance that rivals fast hard drive throughput." "It's a great machine."
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Meanwhile, Tom Kennedy pointed out that the Adobe PS 8.5.1 PostScript 3 driver is already available on the Web via HP. It's part of the 10Mb download of HP's DesignJet 2500CP PS3 software.
Tom additionally writes (related to the item posted above): "I loaded the Adobe driver over the Apple 8.… Read more
"Versions 8.3.x and 8.4.x of Apple's LaserWriter driver and Adobe's PS Printer driver were based on different software projects. While both shared many lines of source code, the binaries were significantly different, hence bugs found in one driver were often not there (or different) in the other."
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OtherMenu 2.0b9 is available for public beta testing. OtherMenu creates a system-wide hierarchical menu somewhat like the Apple menu.
Software and Hardware Tracker II v.2.5 is out. It is now FileMaker Pro v. 4.0 savvy.
Quicken 7 update coming? Jim Hoover claims that an update to Quicken 7 (that's right, Quicken 7, not Quicken 98) will be released before Christmas. He has no details about what it will fix but suspects that it will remedy problems with converting files when updating to Quicken 98.
Connectix is working on a new program, called SurfExpress, that speeds up reloading of web pages that you have previously visited. Newer Technology is working on G3 upgrade cards for NuBus Power Macs (6100, 7100, 8100). Adobe is working on a new desktop publishing program, called K2 for the moment, that may replace PageMaker.
Farewell Henry Norr's has written his final Second Decade column for MacWEEK. I hope to see Henry's writing resurface elsewhere very soon. He remains an important and respected voice in the Macintosh community. … Read more