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Apple slashes prices this week on many Mac models, but if you bought a Mac recently, read on to find out about your free software! A brief look at ClarisWorks, an explanation of Word’s weird numerology, and news of several mysterious bugs with Word 5.0 and System 7. For those spanning two worlds we’ve got articles on SoftPC and the new ANDOR ONE, a PC expansion card that puts a Mac in your PC (a tiger in your tank?).

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Glenn Fleishman writes to expand on some points about the snazzy keynote presentation at Macworld Expo: Just some points of clarification. The photographer who assisted in John Sculley's presentation was Greg Heisler, a leading photojournalist, who recently did the Time Man of the Year (Ted Turner/CNN) cover (more on that below). The camera he used was a Kodak Professional Digital Camera System (DCS)

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Apple Prices Slashed

On February 3rd, Apple announced price cuts, free deals for potentially irate customers, new PowerBooks, and the shipping of the Quadra 700 upgrade board. Price Cuts -- Those who have watched the Macintosh market over the past several years will not be surprised to learn that Apple has announced yet another round of list price reductions

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ClarisWorks Rave

This is not a review but a rave. It takes a lot to impress me these days, but I've been impressed by ClarisWorks. I'm not even all that likely to use it since I mostly do a ton of writing in Nisus and uAccess, but I suspect that if I need to do a compound document I'll use ClarisWorks

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PC in a Mac/SoftPC

I've been a serious slug on this one, and I'd like to apologize to Insignia Solutions for taking so long. Some time ago they sent me SoftPC to review and I checked it out fairly thoroughly..

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I can see wanting to run the occasional PC program on your Mac, after all, I just spent 45 minutes writing about just that topic above. But I'm less sure about wanting to run the occasional Mac program on your PC

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Microsoft Weird 4.00E

Word is starting to sound like Old MacDonald's Farm: "E I E I O." As promised, Microsoft released version 4.00E of Word to resolve problems with Word and the 68040 caches

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System 7 Bug

Perfect timing once again. Just after we send out our issue on System 7 with information about a couple of problems it has, another pops up. Apparently a few people, not a lot, have been having files and folders disappear mysteriously from their hard drives