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Rumors flew this week, and the industry settled down with Corel as the new owner of WordPerfect and with Michael Spindler leaving Apple. Along with details on these events, we also have news about new versions of Netscape, FreePPP, and NetPresenz, as well as a look back at San Francisco’s recent Macworld Expo and an enthusiastic review of CE Software’s currently free WebArranger.

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I wanted to comment quickly that we're aware of the passage of the Telecommunications Reform Act and of the furor surrounding some of its wording. Until we've had a chance to investigate more seriously, though, we didn't want to write about it

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Corel Buys WordPerfect

Corel Buys WordPerfect -- Last week, Corel Inc. purchased Novell's business applications division for $115 million in cash and stock, considerably less than the $1 billion Novell paid for WordPerfect and Quattro Pro less than two years ago (see TidBITS-302)

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Apple Demos Mac OS on PPCP

Apple Demos Mac OS on PPCP -- At Demo 96 last week, Apple demonstrated a development version of the Mac OS running on a prototype computer built to PowerPC Platform (PPCP) specifications

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FreePPP 1.0.5 Available

FreePPP 1.0.5 Available -- Steve Dagley has released version 1.0.5 of FreePPP, which now scrambles stored passwords (although it doesn't encrypt them), uses resource-based strings for tone and pulse dial commands (for folks with ISDN terminal adapters who may need to modify the strings), and fixes a few bugs

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And Now, NetPresenz!

And Now, NetPresenz! Peter Lewis has released NetPresenz 4.0, a major upgrade and name change from FTPd 3.0. The name change comes in response to the fact that NetPresenz is now a full-featured Web server that supports CGI scripts in addition to the FTP and Gopher capabilities of past versions

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And This Just In…

And This Just In... Two notable items from Apple today; first, Apple announced price cuts ranging from $100 to $300 on some PowerPC-based Performa models, in addition to Apple's Power Payback program already underway (see TidBITS-312)

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Amelio Sits Down in Spindler’s Chair

Just days after Apple Computer chairman A. C. Markkula told concerned shareholders that Apple's Board of Directors supported Michael Spindler, the board "agreed that it was in the best interest of Apple Computer to have a transition in leadership." Last Friday evening, Apple's board announced the replacement of company president Michael Spindler, effective immediately, by National Semiconductor boss Gilbert Amelio

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More Macworld Superlatives

[We don't have room for every comment we received about Macworld Expo, but we just had to make an exception for this list. -Adam] You'll read about the "important" stuff in all the trade rags and online 'zines

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WebArranger Handles More than the Web

Recently, an amazing program I'd never heard of rescued me from a quicksand of information I couldn't store and retrieve effectively, and from a quagmire of outliners, databases, contact managers, and calendars that couldn't help me