We rev up this issue with a request for holiday gift suggestions, an important note for AOL users, and a quick look at new Internet software from Microsoft. Also in this issue, Adam examines the state of the Web server market (with a focus on personal Web servers) and Matt Deatherage gives us a detailed examination and analysis of Apple’s Meta-Content Format, or MCF, a new way of organizing and viewing information.
We'd like to congratulate ShrinkWrap programmer Chad Magendanz and his wife Galen on the ahead-of-schedule release of their first non-software product - Quinn Pierce Magendanz
Got a Holiday Gift Suggestion? We at TidBITS love the holiday season, even with the capitalist feeding frenzy that it has become. If you're interested in participating in one of our holiday traditions, send one paragraph descriptions of your favorite computer-related gift ideas (for giving or receiving) to me at before 02-Dec-96
AOL Pricing Shenanigans -- AOL has managed to get itself in hot water with its new pricing plan, which takes effect 01-Dec-96. The new plan offers unlimited AOL service (including Internet access) for $19.95 per month - not a bad deal for some users
Microsoft Internet Updates -- Microsoft recently released two new Mac Internet programs: Internet Mail and News 1.0 and the first beta of Internet Explorer 3.0
The press releases have been flying fast and furious in the Macintosh Web world of late, mostly on the server side of things. But, lest you think Web servers aren't for mere mortals, read on for news of how you might find yourself running one in the not-so-far future.
WebSTAR 2.0 Appears -- The main news for the week was the release of StarNine's WebSTAR 2.0, the leading Web server in the Macintosh market
In nearly every recent important Apple executive speech, the Powers That Be have mentioned an Apple technology investigation initially referred to as Project X and now called HotSauce