This week’s issue begins with a number of MailBITS concerning Anarchie 1.3.1 and several other Internet resources. It continues with an article about Apple discontinuing the PowerBook 540, commentary on the fallacies of the Windows95 name as the successor to Windows 4.0, and Part II of Tonya’s look at QuickDraw GX. Finally, we conclude with an article about Peirce Software’s Peirce Print Tools, a set of printing extensions for use with QuickDraw GX.
We have relatives visiting this week (which accounts for this issue being a day early), so please don't expect quick email replies for a few days. [ACE]
Anarchie & Apple Guide -- Peter Lewis has done it again - released a significant update to Anarchie, his combination FTP and Archie client for MacTCP-based Internet connections
Preston Gregg of Apple writes to tell us that the new Apple Web server we mentioned last week in TidBITS-243 isn't official yet, and as such may go up and down a bit over the next week or so
Chris Johnson writes:
The Office of Telecommunication Services (OTS) of the University of Texas System now supports an archive site for Macintosh freeware and shareware, which can be accessed with both FTP and the World-Wide Web.
The archives are maintained by Chris Johnson, former and long-time administrator of the University of Texas at Austin Computation Center's Macintosh archive, microlib/mac, and creator of its WWW interface [And an extremely nice one it is, too
Director of Technical Services, Baka Industries Inc.
Apple announced to dealers last week that both configurations of the PowerBook 540, introduced just this May, have been discontinued because "demand has exceeded availability." The popular notebook differed from the PowerBook 540c only in that its active matrix display was grayscale, rather than color.
Right from their introduction, the 500 series PowerBooks were enormously popular, and sales of all models quickly outpaced Apple's ability to supply the units to dealers
Microsoft has decided to reinvent the square wheel once more. The next version of Windows, currently code-named Chicago (apparently it was Jaguar before that), will not be called Windows 4.0 as one might expect, but will instead be called Windows95
What a week! The more I learn about GX, the less it turns out that I (or other people) know. I had hoped to explain GX fonts this week, but I'm holding off for next week in hopes of presenting more complete information
"OK," you may be thinking, "I read parts I and II of the QuickDraw GX article, and I now know a lot about printing with QuickDraw GX. I run five programs regularly and only one of them even supports the GX printing architecture