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TidBITS#413/19-Jan-98

Mac OS 8.1 is out! Wondering where to download a free update? We offer preliminary details and a URL, with more information slated for TidBITS Updates this week. Other news items include the brief appearance of StuffIt Expander 4.5, the release of Eudora Pro 4.0, and the sale of StarNine Technologies. This issue also features Part 2 of Jeff Carlson’s look at the PalmPilot and a detailed review of Intuit’s Quicken 98.

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Mac OS 8.1 Update Available

Mac OS 8.1 Update Available -- Today, Apple released Mac OS 8.1, an update to Mac OS 8.0 that includes support for Macintosh Extended Format disks, DVD-ROM and Universal Disk Format (UDF) disks, plus new versions of PC Exchange, Open Transport, the Location Manager, and the LaserWriter driver

Adam Engst No comments

StuffIt Expander 4.5 Withdrawn

StuffIt Expander 4.5 Withdrawn -- Aladdin Systems has temporarily withdrawn StuffIt Expander 4.5 (the essential file-decompression utility) from distribution due to confusion over the version of the StuffIt Engine it requires

Adam Engst No comments

Eudora Pro 4.0 Finalized

Eudora Pro 4.0 Finalized -- Qualcomm has released Eudora Pro 4.0 for the Macintosh (we reviewed Eudora Pro 3.0 in TidBITS-357). A demo (6 MB download) is available and the full product should begin shipping today for $39 (no discounts for upgrades)

Adam Engst No comments

Robots’ Rules of Order

Robots' Rules of Order -- Russell Tait writes: Thanks for the continued good work. However, I wanted to note that in your "Macworld San Francisco 1998 Superlatives" article in TidBITS-412, under Best Performance, the robots were actually sponsored by both Ullanta and Compass Information Systems to feature our TIBET software as well as the robot performance

Stephen Becker No comments

Quicken 98: Evolution at Work

For the past several years, Intuit has released annual updates to Quicken, a popular personal finance software package. This year in Quicken 98, Intuit has further refined its impressive capabilities and added several useful features, including new Web-related options. This article assumes a basic knowledge of Quicken, so if you want to brush up on how the program works, refer to earlier reviews in TidBITS-299 and TidBITS-359. Appearances Are Helpful -- In its early releases, Quicken gained