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TidBITS#339/05-Aug-96

Do you think the Internet is too slow? What if there were a simple thing we could all do to make it faster? Long-time technology writer Cary Lu weighs in with a simple suggestion. Also, learn about hot new Macs from Power Computing, DayStar, UMAX, and Apple; find guides to everything at this week’s Macworld Expo in Boston; and increase your Mac knowledge as Chad Magendanz sets down the definitive word on disk images.

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Administrivia

As you may have noticed last Friday, we sent out the first test message to almost the entire TidBITS mailing list. It was quite successful, as was the release of DealBITS that day as well, which was the first stress-testing of ListSTAR/SMTP

Geoff Duncan No comments

Apple Announces New Macs

Apple Announces New Macs -- As anticipated in TidBITS-337, Apple has announced faster versions of the Power Mac 7600, 8500, and 9500, along with a new top-of-the-line 9500/180MP that features two PowerPC 604e processors running at 180 MHz

Geoff Duncan No comments

Clone Wars Heat Up

Clone Wars Heat Up -- Lest you think Apple is alone in showing off new machines this week, hold on to your socks: Power Computing, DayStar, and UMAX are competing for your attention too

Mark H. Anbinder No comments

BulkRate to Speak TCP/IP

BulkRate to Speak TCP/IP -- Greg Neagle is readying version 2.5 of the shareware BulkRate, an offline message reader for FirstClass servers. BulkRate lets FirstClass users retrieve mail and conference messages for reading offline; version 2.5 supports TCP/IP connections to a FirstClass server, is compatible with FirstClass's threading features, and can use any available serial port for modem connections

Cary Lu No comments

Text-only Mondays: A Modest Proposal

Will the Internet ever get faster? Can the Internet backbone capacity ever catch up with the increase in demand, let alone get ahead? Each new Internet development - streaming audio, Internet telephony, video conferencing - increases the traffic