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TidBITS#333/17-Jun-96

This TidBITS issue reports on the new preliminary injunction against the Communication Decency Act, a new version of the LaserWriter driver, and a new product – Claris Home Page. We also have articles about the importance of a good index in technical books and utilities that generate the HTML for colored text or background on a Web page. Rounding out the issue, we have an article that looks as an Internet newcomer’s reactions to large Web search engines.

Zac Imboden No comments

Buster Busts PowerBook Disappointment

Buster Busts PowerBook Disappointment -- In response to our article about the 7.5.3 Update Revision 2.0 (codenamed Buster), Zac Imboden wrote in with this happy ending: "Upgrading my 520 with the 5300 100 MHz daughtercard was probably the biggest disappointment of my life

Geoff Duncan No comments

Apple Tester for PowerPC Performas

Apple Tester for PowerPC Performas - As part of its repair extension program for 5200, 5300, 6200, and 6300-series Macintosh Performa and LC models (see TidBITS-331), Apple has released a utility that identifies machines with known logic board issues

Tonya Engst No comments

LaserWriter 8.3.4 Unleashed

LaserWriter 8.3.4 Unleashed -- Last week, Apple released LaserWriter 8.3.4, a version that has been anxiously awaited by many PCI Power Mac users who have been plagued with crashing problems when trying to print, particularly when using print spoolers or third-party printers, such as GCC's XL 808

Tonya Engst No comments

CDA Challenge Upheld

The Telecommunications Act of 1996 brought major changes to United States telecommunications law and included the Communications Decency Act (CDA), a series of provisions that - among other things - specifically prohibited but broadly defined indecency on the Internet

Tonya Engst No comments

Caught Between a Hexadecimal and a Hard Place

If you do any coding of HTML documents, you've probably encountered situations where you need to enter a six-digit hexadecimal number in order to tag for a particular color, perhaps for a page's background or for items of text. For those of you who have a fuzzy idea of what I'm talking about but don't know the exact HTML, here's how it works

Kirk McElhearn No comments

UberVista is Watching You!

I was recently attracted by yet another spider crawling around the Web, called AltaVista. Since a big problem on the Internet is finding what one is looking for, it is always a plus to find a big, fast search engine