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Copland in 1997?

Copland in 1997? In an interview in the 16-Oct-95 issue of MacWEEK, Vito Salvaggio, the product manager for Copland, indicated Apple can no longer commit to a 1996 release for the next major version of the Mac OSShow full article

Second Time A Charm?

Second Time A Charm? Last Tuesday Apple released version 1.0.2 of its 7.5.2 Printing Fix, after abruptly pulling version 1.0 from its servers the week beforeShow full article

Study Finds Macs Cheaper to Support

Study Finds Macs Cheaper to Support -- A study of technical support costs in corporate computing by Gartner Group Consulting Services found no incremental costs for companies supporting both the Mac and Windows platforms, as opposed to the cost of supporting Windows aloneShow full article

I Think I Felt the Earth Move

I Think I Felt the Earth Move -- Users of the AppleScript, Frontier, Nisus, and QuicKeys archives at might be in for a shock: the long-standing scripting archive site will soon be goneShow full article

Apprentice 3 Available

Apprentice 3 Available -- Following up on the promise of twice-yearly updates for its CD-ROM compilation of Mac programming and development tools (see TidBITS-263), Celestin Company recently released the third edition of its Apprentice CDShow full article

AOL Betas Member Web & FTP Services

The number of people who can distribute files via FTP and create World Wide Web pages has just increased by three and a half million AOL users. Last month, America Online opened a public beta test of member-created FTP areas and Web pagesShow full article

Digital Camera Redux

We received a number of interesting comments about my articles relating to digital cameras. Among them was someone who wanted to take 5,000 pictures of an entire town (sounded like the QuickTake could handle it well), and a note from Chris Kimm of Kinko's commenting that you can test drive a QuickTake 150 from any Kinko's store for $5 per hour or $25 per dayShow full article

Intuit Announces Quicken 6

Intuit has announced an October 26th release date for the latest Macintosh version of its popular personal finance software. In addition to many enhancements to existing features, the latest version offers some significant new capabilities. General Overview -- Quicken initially endeared itself to the Mac world by providing a powerful checkbook management program, which combined a strong feature set and a large selection of customizable reports with an intuitive interface and a well-written manualShow full article

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