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TidBITS#327/06-May-96

The big news this week involves licensing: Apple gets Java from Sun Microsystems and announces plans to integrate it into the Mac OS, and IBM gets the Mac OS from Apple. Also in this issue, information on Power Computing’s new high-speed Macs, Tonya takes a look at the new HTML authoring tool PageSpinner, and Sean Peisert reviews a collection of tools almost everyone has to use: text editors.

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Administrivia

Tonya and I are deep into working on the fourth edition of Internet Starter Kit for Macintosh, which means that we're likely to be less responsive to email for a while. If you're the author of a freely distributable freeware or shareware Internet program, I'd like to consider your program for inclusion on the CD that will come with the book

Geoff Duncan No comments

WebHead Update

WebHead Update -- No sooner do I write an article on recent Web browser updates (see TidBITS-326) than it's, well, out-of-date. Netscape released version 2.02 or Navigator last week (primarily fixing security problems); NCSA released 3.0b2 of Mosaic, and beta 4 of Apple's Cyberdog is now available (if you have a Power Mac and OpenDoc)

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Quicken 6 R7

Quicken 6 R7 -- Intuit has release R7 of Quicken 6.0 for Macintosh, which is supposed to address limitations of Quicken's online banking features and "a few" other problems reported by customers

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Apple Licenses Java

Apple announced last week it has licensed Sun's Java programming environment, joining the massive list of current Java licensees. Apple says it plans to integrate Java into its operating systems (including the Mac OS, the Newton, and Pippin) as well as in media and Internet technologies, including Cyberdog