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iMac Update 1.0 Tweaks USB

If you’re one of the many thousands of people who’ve rushed out to buy an iMac, Apple has just released the first software updates for these beloved Bondi blue boxes. The first is a new CCL modem script that forces the iMac’s internal modem to connect using 33.6 Kbps or slower speeds, possibly alleviating connection problems on noisy phone lines when the modem tries to connect to an ISP at 56 Kbps. You only need this script if you’re having significant problems connecting to an ISP using the iMac’s internal modem. The larger iMac Update 1.0 revises the iMac’s Universal Serial Bus (USB) drivers so they’re more compatible with third-party USB peripheral devices. Although Apple recommends all iMac users install this update, only users with USB devices other than the iMac’s keyboard and mouse should notice any changes. The iMac Update 1.0 is 2.1 MB – it replaces the entire Mac OS ROM file, rather than installing a small driver – and is available from Apple’s well-done iMac Support site as well as Apple’s usual FTP archives.

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