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TidBITS#1093/12-Sep-2011

For those still using Eudora, Adam has finally finished his detailed look at how to convert email from Eudora to, well, something else (that’s part of the question). He also warns about how Lion’s Versions technology can fail silently if you’re saving on a network volume or a USB flash drive not formatted as HFS+ (which is probably most of them). Also this week, if you’re having problems with hibernation mode in a MacBook using an OWC solid-state drive, OWC now has a firmware updater you can use to fix the problems. Notable software releases this week include 1Password 3.9 and 3.8.5, Security Update 2011-005, Firefox 6.0.2, and Parallels Desktop 7.

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Converting Email from Eudora: Why I No Longer Live at the P.O.

After years of entirely justified procrastination, Adam attempts to convert his stored mail in Eudora — nearly 1 million messages in over 600 mailboxes — to, well, something else. The reason? The loss of Rosetta in Lion. The process? A long and troublesome journey, with no clear end, but hopefully some lessons you can apply when converting your own Eudora archive.

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ExtraBITS for 12 September 2011

We’re back with some worthy extra bits, including the sad news of the passing of the founder of Project Gutenberg, a trick for capturing your signature with Preview (for signing PDFs), a guide for PR reps, an as-yet-unexplained security breach at iTunes, and news that the latest AirPort base stations feature improved performance.