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TidBITS#221/11-Apr-94

Communications upgrades fill this issue, with a letter about how the ARA server 2.0 won’t work on a Mac Plus and articles by Mark Anbinder on a minor upgrade to CE’s QuickMail Server and a major upgrade to the popular FirstClass BBS program. Readers explain in detail how MTBF testing works, and we pass on a warning about how MacInTax might be calculating your taxes.

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Administrivia

Our apologies if we haven't responded to email sent to us late last week. We were in Indianapolis days talking with the folks at Hayden about various books and explaining to the publishers of the different Prentice Hall Computer Publishing imprints about what the Internet is about

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Jack Mello

Jack Mello reported his frustrating experience after updating a Mac Plus from ARA 1.0 to 2.0 and attempting to configure the settings: "This caused the machine to give me a Finder error

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MTBF Revealed

We commented last week that we didn't know how that increasingly large mean time between failure (MTBF) number is calculated for hard drives. Luckily, the beauty of having so many knowledgeable readers (and a few comedians) is that we receive good answers to such questions. Luca Accomazzi suggests helpfully: I may have an answer about how to determine a MTBF of 500,000 hours

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CE Fixes QM Server

Director of Technical Services, Baka Industries Inc. Late last month, CE Software, Inc. announced a new release of its QuickMail electronic mail server software, version 2.6v2

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MacInTax & Common Cents

If you live in the U.S. and haven't yet filed your tax return, chances are you're planning a small adventure in accounting in the next few days. If you use MacInTax, be aware that the program pinches pennies differently from last year

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FirstClass 2.5 Ships

Director of Technical Services, Baka Industries Inc. Better late than never, say owners of Soft-Arc's FirstClass messaging software. SoftArc shipped the long-awaited FirstClass 2.5 at the end of March, making it available to existing customers immediately on SoftArc Online, their own FirstClass server