Skip to content
Thoughtful, detailed coverage of everything Apple for 28 years
and the TidBITS Content Network for Apple professionals
Show full articles

TidBITS#101/13-Jan-92

Big news from Apple this week, including a peek at the company’s direction for 1992, a fix for System 7 bugs, new Classics, and free TrueType fonts online. For the BBS crowd, check out BBS In A Box IV along with a free utility that significantly aids the Apple Modem Tool. Last, but not least, the second part of our article on Word 5. Next week, news from Macworld SF!

Adam Engst No comments

Administrivia

I received a couple of complaints from people who don't like the short line length (around 68 characters) in the setext format. We used that line to ensure that lines pass through any strange mainframes on the network that may not appreciate longer lines

Adam Engst No comments

Apple Consumer Electronics

I'm pushing hard to get this in before the issue goes out, so I won't say much now, but at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, John Sculley outlined Apple's plans for the consumer electronics field in his keynote address

Adam Engst No comments

BBS In A Box, IV

I've been a slug about checking this CD out personally because I don't have access to a CD-ROM drive, but I hear from Michael Bean of the Arizona Macintosh Users Group (AMUG) that they have a new version of the BBS In A Box CD-ROM

Adam Engst No comments

System 7 Tune-Up

Apple is a little late with presents this year, but I suppose in the Macintosh world many presents must wait until Macworld San Francisco. I know Tonya's 2 MB upgrade for her Classic will wait until then, at which point she'll actually be able to run, no that's a bad word - let's say push, Word 5 along on the little Classic

Adam Engst No comments

Bigger Classics

An Apple spokeswoman was quoted in MacWEEK as saying, "We found that people running System 7 [with 2 MB of RAM] were restricted to one application and a modest-size file." I'm nominating this for the understatement of the month, if not the year

Adam Engst No comments

Drive My Printer

There's been quite some complaining on the nets about the new drivers for the StyleWriter and the Personal LaserWriter LS, not so much because of the drivers themselves, but because the driver kits now include TrueType versions of the LaserWriter Plus fonts (earlier they shipped with only Times, Helvetica, Courier, and Symbol)

Pythaeus No comments

Word 5 Impressions Sequel

Welcome to part two of our commentary on Word 5. Word 5 comes as an 825K application which forms the core of the word processor. A number of its features are actually add-in modules which sit in the "Word Commands" folder

Mark H. Anbinder No comments

IE To The Rescue

Apple's Communications Toolbox (CTB) promises a utopia of consistent and powerful communications software capabilities, which would be a boon to developers and users alike