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TidBITS#428/04-May-98

Worm Alert! Don’t miss this week’s coverage of Autostart-9805, a data-destroying worm to watch out for. Also, Adam looks at the sorry state of software documentation and offers suggestions for improvements. Plus, we note an update to Eudora Internet Mail Server, the new Apple/HP agreement on Mac printers, Dantz’s Retrospect Driver 1.4, MindVision’s free Installer VISE license for freeware and shareware developers, and ludicrous ZipPlus problems.

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A Big Minus for ZipPlus

A Big Minus for ZipPlus -- Iomega recently revised the compatibility guidelines for the ZipPlus drive, and these guidelines suggest that Iomega either dropped the ball when testing the drive or has a blatant disregard for reality

Adam Engst No comments

Baby, You Can Drive My Tape

Baby, You Can Drive My Tape -- Dantz Development has released the free Retrospect 4.0 Driver Update 1.4, which adds support to Retrospect for a number of new CD-R drives, tape drives, and autoloaders (devices that swap among multiple tapes automatically)

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Mailsmith Emerges from the Forge

Mailsmith Emerges from the Forge -- Bare Bones Software today announced the release of Mailsmith 1.0, the company's long-awaited email client program. Although the market for email programs would appear crowded, what with Emailer, Eudora, Netscape Communicator, Outlook Express, QuickMail Pro, and others, Mailsmith promises some unusual features

Geoff Duncan No comments

HP Inkjets to be Mac Compatible

HP Inkjets to be Mac Compatible -- Now that Apple's StyleWriters are history, Apple and Hewlett-Packard (HP) announced last week that future inkjet printers from HP will be compatible with the Mac OS, and that Apple will resell some HP inkjet printers directly to customers in education, presumably so schools can order machines and printers with a single purchase order

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Eudora Internet Mail Server 2.1 Released

Eudora Internet Mail Server 2.1 Released -- Qualcomm has released a free updater that takes Eudora Internet Mail Server 2.0 or 2.0.1 to version 2.1. Important new features include IP multihoming support under Open Transport 1.3, remote viewing and manipulation of the outgoing message queue, import and export of users, and assigning IP address restrictions on mail relaying

Adam Engst No comments

The Death of Documentation

I have a song stuck in my head, only the words are slightly twisted. I keep hearing Pete Seeger singing, "Where have all the manuals gone, long time passing?" I'm worried that it will be a while before I stop mentally humming along. Aside from this week, when I pleasantly surprised by the excellent WebSTAR 3.0 manual written by Avi Rappoport, I can't remember the last time a product's documentation really impressed me