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Mac OS X Zip Expanding Utility

Firefox (and possibly other applications) may ask you what you want to do with .zip archives that you download from the Internet. If you want to expand them with Mac OS X (rather than StuffIt Expander), you may be unsure of which application actually does the job. You're looking for Archive Utility (in Leopard and later) or BOMArchiveHelper (in Tiger). In either case, the application is stored in Hard Drive/System/Library/Core Services/. Don't move it from there, though, or you'll confuse matters.


Jon Pugh

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Jon Pugh <> commented in email that Star Trek: The Next Generation had little Newton-like devices all over on the bridge. Jon mused half-jokingly that if Apple could keep the Newton alive for a few hundred years, we'd be all set. My immediate reaction was that Apple is marketing to the wrong niche - instead of doctors and delivery people, Apple should market the Newton to Star Trek fans. It sounds silly, but with the proper logo and a custom interface... .[ACE]


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