Regarding the problem with long file names, Jeff Chandler (from Microsoft) states: "I have seen this happen. Usually it is because the file has a character in the name that the other OS won't allow or can't recognize. Basically it happens because the two platforms use the same character sets for ASCII (roughly characters 0-127) but the upper (also called extended) characters are different. For example, if you name a … Read more
"I upgraded to QT 3.0, Pro edition. Now when I play Marathon (ver 1), the music does not play correct. It is harsh, scratchy, and just does not sound right. QT version … Read more
SoundApp 2.5 is out. New formats supported include: MPEG-2.5 Layer III files, including WAVE MP3 files, MPEG-2 Layer I and II files, EPOC 32 (Psion Series 5) sound files (a-law only), Atari AVR, arbitrary QuickTime compression formats, and conversion to EPOC 32 (Psion Series 5) sound files (a-law only). Other new features include: A slider in the Status window to … Read more
Several readers suggested using SoftWindows or VirtualPC to run the Windows version of Quicken. However, even assuming that the emulation runs acceptably fast on your Mac, this is not likely to sit well with readers who complained that the current Mac version of Quicken was already too "Windows-like."
Dave … Read more
Max Heim writes: "Many users on the Epson printer mailing list report that using the 850 driver with the 800 (or other) printer results in unacceptably dark printouts. It is speculated that the new smaller jet size of the 850 printer is the cause, in that the driver tells the older printer to lay down too much ink. So the new driver may not be a cure-all (the Epson 850 is not yet available in the US)."
Update: Peter … Read more
Bob Shalit writes: "Communicator 4.04.1 frequently completely deletes mail from the Inbox when I move to another folder, like the Send Mail or the Trash. I'm not doing anything at all, just leaving it in the Inbox. I come back, and its gone - not even moved to the Trash folder, just gone."
Sal Orlando situation involved having two different versions of Communicator in use: "I've been using Communicator 4.03 for quite a while and I use it … Read more
Robert Jung writes: "If I try to put a file on a PC disk, I get a dialog that says "This file cannot be copied because there is already another file with that name on the disk." I get this problem even when there is nothing on the floppy. It seems to occur only with Windows 95's extended-length filenames."
Shiro Wilde writes: "When I try to copy the files from the PC floppy … Read more