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TidBITS#109/02-Mar-92

This week we have news from the virus front, including commentary from John Norstad of Disinfectant fame, and information about the new DeskWriter drivers. Read on for details about an unfortunate conflict between QuickMail and AppleShare 3.0, an enlightening discussion of patents and copyrights from a developer of a Mac emulator, and finally an introduction to VIM and OCE, new messaging technologies worth a close look.

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Administrivia

We would like to apologize to all of you who received multiple TidBITS files via the SFU mailing list. We can point the finger of blame, but not at an identified individual

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Printing Notes

David Roth writes, "I've been trying to use Professional Composer on a Mac Plus running System 6.0.5 to generate PostScript files to be printed on other systems with PostScript printers

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More On Viruses

Murph Sewall wrote to tell us that he talked to both Lloyd Chambers, author of AutoDoubler, and Greg Friedman, Technical Director of Aladdin Systems. Murph was concerned that if an infected application was compressed by either AutoDoubler or Aladdin's forthcoming SpaceSaver, that perhaps virus checking programs like Disinfectant would not detect the virus

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Virus Fighters

I've been getting a number of thank you notes via private email and on the newsgroups lately. Thank you very much. I appreciate your appreciation. However, I must let everyone know that I'm more than a bit embarrassed

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QuickMail & AppleShare 3.0

Oh dear, this will be unpopular. It seems that Apple's recently released AppleShare Server 3.0 software is incompatible with versions of CE Software's QuickMail mail server software from 2.2.x up through the current 2.5 and the forthcoming 2.5.1

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Messaging Acronyms

I have some new acronyms for you - VIM and OCE. Only time will tell if these particular acronyms will be with us in the future, but VIM and OCE are certainly worth some thought