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TidBITS#121/27-Apr-92

The sagas continue with yet more information on Tune-Up and notes on the latest virus and the latest Macs. For some ecological variety, read about CE Software’s new look and Don Rittner’s new book, and cheap upgrades to Norton Utilities 2.0 are Symantec’s new hook. Finally, for those of you with more thoughts than you know what to do with, check out our review of Inspiration from Ceres Software.

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Administrivia

Due to a strange quirk, I lost mailfiles sent to me via the Internet on April 20th and 21st. So, if you sent me something and haven't heard back, that's probably why

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Virex False Positives

Virex users may wish to use another virus-checker until Microcom fixes a problem with the User Definable Virus (UDV) feature. It appears that it incorrectly identifies some files as being infected with the CODE 252 virus

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Tune-Up Details

Well, the details about the System 7 Tune-Up keep dribbling in. If you don't have difficulties, don't worry, just keep this information in mind in case you need it. Important!! -- Greg Marriott of Apple set us straight on our speculation about how Tune-Up works

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EcoLinking

If Mark's going to provide us with an article on CE's environmentally-responsible practices, the least I can do is talk about a new book written by Don Rittner and published by Peachpit Press

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SUM II NUM 2.0

We've been wondering when this would happen, and it finally has. Jonathan Feinstein of Shrink2Fit Software let us know that Symantec Corporation, makers of the popular SUM II (Symantec Utilities for Macintosh) and Norton Utilities packages, has rolled the two into a single improved package, Norton Utilities 2.0, or NUM 2.0

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Inspiration Review

I recently tried Ceres Software's thought processor (as they call it), Inspiration (about $160 discounted). I'm not especially fond of using an outline as a method of organizing my thoughts due to being forced to do outlines in junior high English classes. Like all writers, I occasionally have trouble starting a piece