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TidBITS#329/20-May-96

It’s the week after WWDC and the Macintosh world is buzzing. Check below for info on the next version of the Mac OS and Apple technologies like Project X, Apple e.g., QuickTime and Linux for the Macintosh. Also this week, details on using Apple’s LocalTalk and LaserWriter Bridges with Open Transport, everything you could every want to know about TidBITS, and a thought-provoking essay from Robert Hettinga on Apple, big business, and the Internet.

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Before Copland, Harmony

Before Copland, Harmony -- Following Apple's announcement that Copland (now being referred to as "Mac OS 8") would not ship until mid-1997, Apple surprised no one at WWDC by speculating there would be a pre-Copland release of the Mac OS, currently codenamed "Harmony." Scheduled for release in roughly the first half of 1997, Harmony should wrap QuickDraw 3D, QuickTime 2.5, OpenDoc, Cyberdog, and some Copland technologies into the system

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Developer Release of MkLinux

Developer Release of MkLinux -- Apple recently announced the first developer release of MkLinux, a port of the Linux operating system for the Power Macintosh based on the Mach microkernel (see TidBITS-313)

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Info-Mac Web Site

Info-Mac Web Site -- It's been a long time coming, but the Info-Mac team has finally assembled an "official" Info-Mac Web site in cooperation with Pacific HiTech

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Metrowerks

Metrowerks recently announced the availability of CodeWarrior 9, the latest installment of its Mac software development environment. CodeWarrior 9 offers full support for Java as well as third-party plug-ins, including compilers from Apple and Motorola

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Connectix and America Online

Connectix and America Online have announced a joint project to bring rudimentary videoconferencing to AOL users. AOL will begin selling the Connectix Color QuickCam (now available for both Macintosh and Windows) in its online store, and Connectix will implement technology to allow AOL users to exchange still images and even video while communicating online

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TidBITS on TidBITS

Publishing TidBITS every week for the last six years has given us a good sense of continuity. We usually know off the top of our heads whether we've written about a topic, who wrote about it, and how long ago the issue was published

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Crazy Ideas from Apple

Over the years, Apple has talked about, released, and made popular all kinds of new products: personal computers with graphical user interfaces, PostScript printers, Newtons, personal file sharing, and more