This week opened with a bang as Microsoft announced plans to purchase the Internet start-up WebTV, Connectix announced its Pentium-emulating Virtual PC, and Apple delivered the free Mac OS 7.6.1 Update, which eliminates most Type 11 errors by decree. Also, Tonya reviews Akimbo’s Globetrotter Web site creation tool, and we welcome StarNine as a new TidBITS sponsor.
StarNine Technologies Sponsoring TidBITS -- We're extremely pleased to welcome our latest sponsor, StarNine Technologies. As many of you know, StarNine makes the popular Macintosh Web and mailing list servers, WebSTAR and ListSTAR, along with some mail gateways and Quarterdeck Mail (nee Microsoft Mail)
Microsoft Buying WebTV -- On 06-Apr-97, Microsoft announced a surprising $425 million dollar stock and cash deal to buy WebTV Networks, Inc., makers of the WebTV set-top box that enables users to surf the Web via their television (see TidBITS-367)
PC in a Mac -- No, it's not a late April Fools joke, though it does point the way to another method for keeping a Mac on your desk and running PC software when necessary
Microsoft says thanks to the TidBITS and Evangelist readers who took part in the "Mac-likeness" survey mentioned in TidBITS-372. Despite problems with their server, Microsoft collected more than ten times the data it was looking for in a week and a half, and says it received a strong message about what Macintosh users expect from software
Today, Apple released Mac OS 7.6.1 in three forms: four disk images for owners of Mac OS 7.6, five disk images for owners of PowerBook 3400s, and a full Mac OS CD-ROM
Globetrotter Web Publisher 1.1.1, created by Akimbo Systems (publishers of the FullWrite word processor), blends word processing and HTML editing features to make a brilliant but bewildering Web authoring tool.
Excuses, Excuses -- Ideally, TidBITS would have published this review in late 1996, soon after Globetrotter 1.0 shipped