Wondering what it would be like to own a Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh? Tonya shares her one-day experience. Also in this issue, we note a new version of Disinfectant, a low price for LetterRip 2.0, explain why Power Computing plans to sell Intel-based computers, and highlight resources for those interested in Internet security. Reviews this week include Broderbund’s Family Tree Maker and CyberStudio from GoLive Systems.
Disinfectant 3.7 -- John Norstad has released version 3.7 of his venerable anti-virus utility Disinfectant, this time to combat a variation on the MBDF B virus that was detected correctly by the Disinfectant INIT, but not by the application itself
LetterRip 2.0 Now $95 -- When we reported on the release of Fog City Software's LetterRip 2.0 last week in TidBITS-386, Fog City hadn't announced its introductory pricing of $95 through 15-Aug-97, a good bit less than the $295 list price
Power to the Public -- Last week, documents filed by Power Computing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission revealed that Power Computing plans to become a publicly held company with an initial offering of about three million shares of stock
No Sense of Security? Following my article on Macintosh security challenges in TidBITS-385, I've learned about Dr. John D. Howard's Ph.D. dissertation, which analyzes trends in Internet security from 1989 to 1995 using about 4,300 incidents reported to the Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center
Net Regulation in Germany -- Chancellor Helmut Kohl's government in Germany has passed a law regulating the Internet that takes effect on 01-Aug-97. Although the law sets standards for electronic commerce and the use of digital signatures, it is also intended to combat pornography, Nazi propaganda, and other uses of the Internet that are illegal in Germany
Last week, Michael Koidahl, owner of Westwind Computing in Seattle, solved the problem of determining when Adam and I should have our big summer party
Even if you can't pick your relatives, you can pick your genealogical software.
Earlier this year, Broderbund released a Macintosh version of Family Tree Maker (FTM), which is considered to be the best-selling genealogy-tracking software for DOS and Windows machines
If you read earlier sections of this series (which began in TidBITS-384), you know the ins and outs of text-oriented Web publishing tools as well as low-end visual tools that work much like simple word processors