Poll Results: 68K or Bust?! Plenty of people still use older Macs built using the 68000 processor line, ranging from the once-mighty Quadra and IIfx down to the SE/30, Mac Plus, and even the original 128K Mac. They make great low-volume servers, or secondary machines for word processing or email. But these days, most software requires a PowerPC-based Mac. So we asked, "If you still regularly use a 68K Macintosh, do you attempt to keep its software up-to-date?" The results were surprisingly balanced. Of the almost 1,100 responses, 26 percent don't use 68K Macs, while 24 percent of 68K users don't update the software at all, keeping their machines frozen in time. Of the remaining respondents, 26 percent update only a few key 68K programs, while the other 25 percent keep their software as up-to-date as possible. For more information on working with outdated software, see Matt Neuburg's article "Long Day's Journey into Night of the Living Dead Software" in TidBITS-494. [JLC]
Avoid Naming Pear Note Files
If you create a lot of documents, coming up with a name for them can sometimes be a hassle. This is especially true now that search is becoming a more prevalent way to find documents. Pear Note provides a way to have the application automatically generate a filename so you can avoid this hassle. To use this:
- Open Saving under Pear Note's preferences.
- Select a default save location.
- Select a default save name template (Pear Note's help documents all the fields that can be automatically filled in).
- Check the box stating that Command-S saves without prompting.
- If you decide you want to name a particular note later, just use Save As... instead.
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