Netscape Communicator Secure Sockets glitch? Chris Macionski claims that Communicator's Secure Sockets Layer 2.0 is not compatible across platforms. NS3.0 and IE3.0 are fine, but NS4.0 for the Mac is not compatible. "I discovered this when trying to place orders on BMG and Valuedge (http://www.valueedge.com)."… Read more
"While we've been preparing this week's Mac OS 8 issues, we've also been fighting a battle that's more or less completely unrelated to MDJ. We are unhappy to report that we have temporarily lost this battle, and as a result, GCSF, Inc. has lost all access to all computer systems, in this or any other location. This leaves us unable to continue publication of MDJ, or even to respond to your E-mail queries.
We wish to stress that this is *not* … Read more
The details on the following list of items can be found on the updated Troubleshooting Mac OS 8 page:
Bug & Glitch reports:
ObjectSupportLib glitch Contextual menus bug? System CD does not work as startup disc? Get rid of Charcoal
AWOL Software: Trash Bag andVirtual Desktop Expresso Kaleidoscope OneClick Silverlining SoundEdit 16 WordPerfect
CMTools CMM Plug-ins
It appears that Apple plans to exit the inkjet printer market entirely.
"At this time, the award-winning Now Utilities is not fully compatible with the recent OS 8 release. We are currently evaluating our options and will announce our plans in the near future. In the meantime, we recommend that you do not install Now Utilities with OS 8 or if you do, that you do … Read more
a. NDD Floppy Install Patch Symantec's John Harrison has informed me that a NDD Floppy Install Patch has been released. It allows you to update versions of NDD installed from a floppy disk. (Thanks also to Fred Palumbo for spotting this.)
b. John Harrison also noted: "We do not support the 'Pre-Patch' that you have posted or users modifying NDD via ResEdit." None-the-less, several readers have reported success in using these fixes to prevent the -192 error problem.… Read more
a. L2 cache Symptoms, such as an inability to install software that uses an Installer, due to an error message that says "unable to decompress file." has required installing an extension that disabled the L2 cache (as outlined on an Apple web page and as previously described here at MacFixIt). Although the problem may not occur in Mac OS 7.6 or later, Apple confirms that the L2 cache on affected machines (which should only be a small percentage of these models) is … Read more