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Open Links from Apple Mail in the Background

If an email message in Mail includes a Web link which you'd prefer to check out after you've read all your mail, and you don't want to hunt for the link later, Command-click the link in the message to open a browser window in the background. Mail remains the foreground application, and the browser window can wait till you're ready.

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MkLinux DR2

MkLinux DR2 -- Last week, Apple released DR2 of MkLinux, a version of the Linux operating system for Power Macintosh they're describing as a "beta quality" releaseShow full article

Apple Telecom 3.0... Maybe

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A Bad Case of Upgraditis

Matt Neuburg's article on Now Utilities 6.5 in TidBITS-345 touched on an issue that is fast becoming a serious flaw in the way software is sold. The concept of "upgraditis" is infecting more and more software companies and threatens the stability, usability, and long-term value of software. It used to be you could count on a major upgrade of a software program once every two or three yearsShow full article

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Those Bulk Email Blues

If you've been on the Internet for any length of time, the odds are excellent that you've received unsolicited email announcements and advertisements. These messages vary widely: one day you might receive information about a get-rich-quick scheme, the next an ad for an Internet service providerShow full article

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