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We present a PowerBook-heavy issue this week, with a look back at the real story behind the PowerBook 100 and a hopefully- instructive investigation of a weird Duo troubleshooting problem. We also have an announcement of a new virus, a bit on Macintosh Easy Open (which eases opening foreign file types) in MacLinkPlus, and finally, a review of CMaster, Jersey Scientific’s extension to Symantec’s THINK C.

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Performa Mail

Performa Mail -- Bill Waits, who provided us with some of the information we used in last week's bit about new Performas, asks that people please stop requesting more information, especially about the Performa 430 and the modems, about which he has no information

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Macintosh Easy Open

Macintosh Easy Open, an extension from Apple which allows you to substitute eligible applications to open files created by applications you don't have, is now available with MacLinkPlus

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New INIT 17 Virus Busted

Technical Support Coordinator, BAKA Computers In a joint bulletin released today by Gene Spafford of Purdue University, the various Macintosh antiviral developers announced the discovery of a new virus earlier along with new utility versions to combat it. The new virus, dubbed INIT 17, infects the System file and most applications as they run, and is likely to spread quickly once a machine is exposed to the virus

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PowerBook Panegyric

Definition: PowerBook 100 - a terribly nice Macintosh sometimes mistaken for a low-end, powerless laptop. What happened to the PowerBook 100? It came out in September 1991 at an unaffordable price

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Double the Trouble?

A friend had problems with his Duo 210 recently, and I thought a brief exposition of how we solved them might prove useful to Duo users and anyone who does trouble-shooting

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CMaster Review

President, Johnston/Johnston Consulting, Macintosh Developer Jersey Scientific's CMaster is an extension for Symantec's THINK C that is 90 percent enhancements to THINK C's rather austere editor, and 10 percent enhancements to THINK C's project environment