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TidBITS#246/03-Oct-94

Plenty of MailBITS about happenings in the computer industry lead off the issue, including important notes about Photoshop 3.0 and Apple’s announcement of new PowerPC-based Performa models. Solitaire Till Dawn 2.0 just came out with fifteen new games, plans for the second annual WWW conference unfold, Tonya announces her Word 6 Starter Kit, and the issue draws to a close with the first part of an article discussing Internet firewalls.

Adam Engst No comments

InfoSeek

InfoSeek may turn into a popular Internet service as the Internet becomes more commercialized. People continually ask why such-and-such isn't available on the Internet, and all too often the answer is, "Because they can sell that data, so why would they give it away?" InfoSeek has an extremely accurate searching engine and some of that sort of data, in this case part of the Ziff-Davis Computer Select database of computer publications

Adam Engst No comments

Glenn Fleishman

Glenn Fleishman writes to tell us that Adobe has joined two other companies whose names start with A (Apple, with LaserWriter 8.0, and Aladdin, with StuffIt Expander 3.5) in releasing a product without removing code that made the betas expire

Mark H. Anbinder No comments

A PowerPC-based Performa

A PowerPC-based Performa model joins Apple's lineup of consumer-oriented Macintosh models this week. The Macintosh Performa 6100 series machines sport a 60 MHz PowerPC 601 processor (as does the Power Macintosh 6100/60), and all configurations will include an Apple Multiple Scan 15 display, tray-loading CD-ROM drive, and Global Village's new TelePort Gold II modem

Mark H. Anbinder No comments

PowerBook 500-series

PowerBook 500-series owners should now be able to obtain Apple's PCMCIA Expansion Module (item M2995LL/A) from dealers. The unit, which fits into one of the battery compartments on a PowerBook 520, 520c, 540, or 540c, provides a pair of slots for type II PCMCIA cards

Adam Engst No comments

Claris

Claris is selling FileMaker Pro 2.1 in the U.S. for a mere $99 and in Canada for $149 until 31-Dec-94. I'm sure it's purely a marketing move, but since FileMaker Pro 2.1 generally sells for about $265 discounted, it's worth calling Claris for more information if you've been interested in getting FileMaker Pro anyway

Adam Engst No comments

Nisus Software

Nisus Software, in the throes of releasing the long-awaited NisusWriter 4.0, has also shipped QUED/M 2.7, the latest version of their programmer's editor

Tonya Engst No comments

System 7.5

System 7.5 -- The TidBITS-243 article about upgrading to System 7.5 provoked commentary from several readers. Carsten Klapp wrote, "I for one am not going to rush out and buy System 7.5 right away, as I did when System 7.1 came out, because Apple does not yet recognize the importance of the people who are the first to buy a new product

Tonya Engst No comments

Word 6 Starter Kit

After I quit my job as a Word Support Engineer at Microsoft last spring, I ignored Word for a few weeks and then plunged into the task of writing a book about Word 6

Jonathan Hue No comments

Firewalls, Part I

Stuck behind the corporate firewall with your Macintosh? Part I of this two-part article introduces firewalls and describes common firewall configurations