Tune in this week to an exploration of Channel Definition Format and the TidBITS Channel. Will it be renewed next season? We also explore the options available to new iMac owners for transferring files and connecting old printers. Developers should read on for an important change coming in Mac OS 8.5, and in the news, Open Door Networks ships a public beta of their personal firewall DoorStop, and Connectix sells the QuickCam to Logitech.
TidBITS Servers Moving -- Sometime late this week, we'll physically move our servers to the new location of Point of Presence Company, our Web and mailing list host
Open Door Slams Network Doors -- Open Door Networks has released a public beta of DoorStop, a software-based firewall for individual Macintosh servers
QuickCam Moves to Logitech -- In a move designed to focus the company on Macintosh, PC, and Internet utilities, Connectix Corporation has sold their hardware division, including the QuickCam and QuickClip products, to Logitech SA for $25 million
The iMac is out, and retailers are reporting record demand, including sell-outs and orders for more iMacs. Feedback has begun to trickle in, and seems positive (one TidBITS Talk participant, who shall remain nameless, claims to have tattooed a tiny iMac on his rump - we won't ask for proof)
If you're not a developer, you can stop reading this article. You're not supposed to know this stuff for a while yet.
As Apple has announced, Mac OS 8.5 should ship in a month or so
More than a year ago in TidBITS-373, I wrote an April Fools article called "The TidBITS Channel" about our forthcoming TidBITS Channel, which would take advantage of so-called "shove" technology