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TidBITS#152/16-Nov-92

Great reviews this week, including Now Utilities 4.0.1 and Rich Wolfson’s excellent book, The PowerBook Companion. Other articles include news of an updater for Word 5.1, WordPerfect buying BeagleWorks, a great way to roll your own Portable DeskWriter, and a tip that could avoid serious hair-pulling for tech support people. Read on, or forever be woefully uninformed!

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Administrivia

We'd like to welcome our new sponsor, Nisus Software, publishers of Nisus, Nisus Compact, and the programmer's editor QUED/M. You can get an index of their information files (and find out how to request files) by sending email to , or to automatically receive a 38K file containing all six information files, send email to

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Mail.Test Mistake

Mail.Test Mistake -- Last week Yoshiki Shibata accidentally sent a message to our mailing list that slipped through the LISTSERV's setting that allows only me to post to the group

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Driver Education

Steve Kalkwarf writes "We received about a dozen Macintosh Classics earlier this year. I discovered that if I had them on an AppleTalk network with machines of any other type, they would crash when I connected to them with Apple's Likewise network distribution software (the best $150 I ever spent)

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PerfectWorks

No, it's not another integrated package. Several weeks ago, Beagle Bros. closed its doors and is no more. WordPerfect Corporation has acquired BeagleWorks, the flagship product of Beagle Bros, along with the list of registered users, the program, and the code

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Portable DeskJet Trick

We said in TidBITS-146 that Hewlett-Packard had come up with a Portable DeskJet, but no corresponding Portable DeskWriter, a seemingly-obvious move given the popularity of the PowerBooks

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Travels with Charley

So you bought a Power Book, perhaps one of those cute 100s? It's different from your desktop Mac, isn't it? I recommend that you read its manual - it was the first Apple manual I've read in years, but I was curious

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What’s Up, Now?

Now Utilities (hereinafter, NU) is a collection of system extensions, most of which started as shareware or freeware on the nets, where faithful fans could not imagine life without them