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Wake On Demand in Snow Leopard

Putting your Mac to sleep saves power, but it also disrupts using your Mac as a file server, among other purposes. Wake on Demand in Snow Leopard works in conjunction with an Apple base station to continue announcing Bonjour services that the sleeping computer offers.

While the requirements for this feature are complex, eligible users can toggle this feature in the Energy Saver preference pane. It's labeled Wake on Network Access for computers that can be roused either via Wi-Fi or Ethernet; Wake on Ethernet Network Access or Wake on AirPort Network Access for wired- or wireless-only machines, respectively. Uncheck the box to disable this feature.

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Doug McLean

 
 

Lotus Upgrade

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Who says Prodigy is completely useless (and they claim that they will soon offer a true Macintosh interface and an Internet email gateway)? Joseph Gannon writes on Prodigy, "After posting a note on a local BBS to a Lotus software engineer stating I was going to sell my copy and go to Excel (giving the reasons why, of course - $119 for a maintenance upgrade) he forwarded my and another soon-to-be ex-Lotus user's comments to Lotus' marketing department. Well, it seems they listen. Here's an excerpt of Patrick Tyne's (of Lotus marketing) response: "We certainly can sympathize with any confusion resulting from the above situation. In light of the recent frustrations we have observed, we believe it will best serve our customers for us to immediately make available a 'special upgrade offer' to all registered users of 1-2-3 for Macintosh R1.0. Effective immediately through 31-Mar-93 , if you are a registered user of 1-2-3 for Macintosh R1.0 you are eligible for the 'Lotus Technology Guarantee Upgrade', and can upgrade to R1.1 for $49.00 (regardless of when you purchased your copy of R1.0). This offer is only available directly from Lotus by calling 800/872-3387."

Lotus -- 800/872-3387

Information from:
Joseph Gannon -- VHRT51A @ Prodigy

 

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