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TidBITS#349/14-Oct-96

Thinking about buying a Mac? Your options are about to expand as longtime Mac hardware vendor APS enters the clone arena. Also this week, details on using Netscape 3.0 with older Macs, an unsupported method for installing parts of System 7.5.3 under System 7.5.5, Maxum’s TagBuilder HTML authoring add-on, and a follow-up on why products may not be mentioned in published articles. Finally, Adam offers a detailed look at Intermind Communicator, a product aiming to change the nature of online communication.

Geoff Duncan No comments

System 7.5 Update 2.0 Custom Install

System 7.5 Update 2.0 Custom Install -- If you've upgraded to System 7.5.5 (see TidBITS-346) and later found that you needed to re-install something from System 7.5 Update 2.0 (which upgrades System 7.5 to 7.5.3), you discovered that System 7.5 Update 2.0 won't run under System 7.5.5! Apple routinely does this with system software installers to ensure users don't unwittingly mix-and-match system components that were never designed to work together

Adam Engst No comments

Send In More Clones

Last week brought the interesting news that hard drive vendor (and TidBITS sponsor) APS plans to start selling a line of Macintosh clones, probably sometime in November

Adam Engst No comments

And You Still Forgot…

My article in TidBITS-346 about why products may not be mentioned in articles prompted some additional suggestions and a few queries worth addressing. Tom Negrino writes with a reason that no one has accused me of yet: Surprisingly, you neglected the reason for ignoring a product that stuns me the most when I'm accused of it: "You're being bought off by Apple / Microsoft / Adobe / Joe's Software Company not to mention a product." As I said to my girlfriend last month when Apple was delivering the usual load of gold bullion onto the front porch, "I can't believe that some people question the journalistic integrity in the Mac business!" Oy