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TidBITS#113/30-Mar-92

The industry continues to evolve with dramatic twists and turns. Microsoft spent $173 million to purchase Fox Software and its database products, and Apple announced products aimed directly at the Windows market while targeting new distribution channels. Rounding out the issue we have news of a difficulty with AutoDoubler, a review of Danny Goodman’s new Mac book, and a warning: get Disinfectant 2.7.1 – version 2.7 has a bug!

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More RAM for IIf and IIg

More RAM for IIf and IIg -- In TidBITS-108/24-Feb-92 we reported a rumor that the LaserWriter IIf and IIg were likely to be upgraded with extra RAM, and indeed, that has happened

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Fox Swallowed by Microsoft

I once promised a friend that I would avoid allusions to baseball in TidBITS, but it's going to be hard to resist the comparison to the free agent market in this one, and if you can't grow 'em yourself, buy 'em

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MacWindows

The computer industry is if anything incestuous. Apple can sue Microsoft with one hand while agreeing to further enhance TrueType with the other. And lest I confuse my imagery even more, a third hand of Apple Shiva (the many-handed Hindi god of reproduction and destruction, not the people who make the NetModem :-)) is reaching out to compete directly in the Windows market

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AutoDoubler Controversy

There has been a flurry of discussion on CompuServe about a controversial implementation decision that Salient made when creating AutoDoubler. For those of you who haven't paid much attention to compression software, AutoDoubler is a program that compresses files on your hard disk while you aren't using the Mac and then expands them quickly when you open them

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Apple Distribution Changes

You won't be able to pick up a Classic at your local fruit stand, but given the recent changes in Apple's distribution channels, that's not far off. The most recent, and in some ways most shocking, change is that Apple will be working with Sears to sell special Macintosh bundles

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Danny Goodman’s Macintosh Handbook

Ever tried to get a gut feeling for the size of an acre? It's about the size of an American football field without the end zones. That example is from a book by Richard Saul Wurman called "Information Anxiety," which explains how to convey information easily and painlessly