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Welcome to 1995, and keep an eye out next week for the news from Macworld San Francisco. We'll be at the Netter's Dinner, of course (barring the Martian Death Flu that flattened me in Boston), and at the Hayden booth at random times during the showShow full article

The Netter's Dinner

The Netter's Dinner is scheduled for Friday, January 6th at the usual place and time and with the usual spicy Chinese food. For information and to reserve a spot, send email to Jon Pugh at Show full article

PowerCity Sponsoring

PowerCity Sponsoring -- I'd like to welcome our newest sponsor, PowerCity Online, a company doing business much as we do with TidBITS - entirely onlineShow full article

Free System 7.5.DigiSign signers at Macworld

Christopher Allen writes: Everyone should know that during Macworld RSA Data Security will be at the Apple Pavilion giving out free System 7.5 DigiSign signersShow full article

David Strom Seeks Test Sites

David Strom, InfoWorld's "Network Curmudgeon" columnist, is always on the lookout for new sites to test a variety of networking and communications products for his columnShow full article

USR Sporster Chip Replacements

Patrick Pruyne writes: USRobotics has begun shipping chip swap kits to owners of USR Sportster v.34 and v.FC modems. The user-installed chip replacements are offered, in part, to address compatibility problems which can occur when either the USR Sportster v.34 or v.FC communicate with a non-USR v.FC modemShow full article

Apple Internet Mailing Lists

I'd like to commend Chuq Von Rospach of Apple for recently setting up two new mailing lists, one devoted to discussing issues surrounding the use of Macintosh Internet client software, such as Eudora, Anarchie, and Netscape, and the other dedicated to discussing the Macintosh Internet server software, including programs like MacHTTP, FTPd, and MailShare. Although both topics are often discussed in the newsgroup on Usenet, many people (myself included) have much more trouble keeping up with a Usenet newsgroup than a mailing listShow full article

Excuse Me, But Your Slips Are Showing

Microsoft announced last week that the next version of its Windows operating system - dubbed Windows 95 - would be delayed until August of this year, postponing its release date another six monthsShow full article

Clone Alone

On December 28, 1994, Power Computing Corporation of Milpitas, California, became the first company to announce it had reached a licence agreement with Apple for rights to build Macintosh clonesShow full article

Putting DOS in the Machine

If you've ever worked in a "mixed-platform environment" (MIS speak for an organization having different computers running different operating systems), you've probably experienced frustration over file conversion, not to mention general angst over the fact that some programs only run on one operating system. The cold, hard, business facts of life currently state that some people (who would otherwise happily use Macintoshes) simply must use DOS or Windows softwareShow full article

1994 and 1995: Forward and Backward

Welcome to 1995! At this juxtaposition of endings and beginnings, I'd like to pass on some thoughts I've been mulling over in regard to predictions and look back at last year's more interesting events. Predictions -- People often ask me what I think the Mac industry, the Internet, or I myself will be like in five years, in ten years, or who knows whenShow full article

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