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In this TidBITS issue, we announce the first issue of DealBITS, a publication which brings you deals on Macintosh and Internet related products. You can also read the early impressions of a Power Mac 7200 owner, learn about a new update to Netscape Navigator, and find out how the QuickTake 150 has changed Adam and Tonya’s life. We also note Apple has resumed shipping PowerBook 5300s and that Quarterdeck has acquired StarNine.

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Apple Resumes Shipping PowerBook 5300s

Apple Resumes Shipping PowerBook 5300s -- Following the firestorm of negative publicity concerning safety problems with the batteries in its new PowerPC PowerBooks, Apple announced on 25-Sep-95 that it was resuming shipments of the 5300-series PowerBooks, having replaced the original lithium-ion battery packs with nickel-metal-hydride (NiMH) batteries originally developed for the PowerBook 190

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Quarterdeck Acquires StarNine

Quarterdeck Acquires StarNine -- Hot on the heels of StarNine's acquisition of the Macintosh version of Microsoft Mail (see TidBITS-296), Quarterdeck Corporation announced on 28-Sep-95 that it has acquired StarNine for nearly 700,000 shares of Quarterdeck common stock

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English DeskWriter Drivers for PCI Macs

English DeskWriter Drivers for PCI Macs -- In TidBITS-296, we noted HP has made new drivers available to address serial printing problems with DeskWriters and the new Power Mac 7200, 7500, and 9500; however, we incorrectly said these drivers were available in versions other than English

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Welcome to DealBITS

We've decided to try something a little different. Today's computer industry continually pressures companies to lower prices, but at the same time the price of entrance for a small business trying to make a name for itself continues to increase

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Some 7200 Impressions

As a new Power Macintosh 7200/90 owner, I wanted to pass on a few impressions and a warning. First the warning: Beware the kickstand! After opening the hinged power supply and drive assembly (which works great!), I installed extra DRAM and VRAM

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Netscape 1.12 Patches Security Loophole

If you do significant work with secure transactions over the Internet using Netscape Navigator, you might want to download version 1.12 of the popular Web browser, which patches a security loophole identified by Ian Goldberg and David Wagner, two U.C