With this issue, TidBITS celebrates its ninth anniversary, making it one of the oldest regularly published Internet publications ever. To mark the occasion, Adam explores the motivations and philosophies behind publishing TidBITS, and Geoff Duncan unveils a significant upgrade to the TidBITS article database. In the news, Apple bumps the iMac to 333 MHz and announces a $135 million profit, Virtual PC 2.1.3 appears, and REALbasic 2.0 ships.
iMacs Rise to 333 MHz -- Apple Computer has announced new iMacs featuring 333 MHz PowerPC G3 processors. The systems are essentially unchanged from the 266 MHz models unveiled last January and share their $1,199 suggested price along with 512K of backside cache, 32 MB of RAM, a 6 GB hard disk, a 24x CD-ROM drive, 10/100Base-T Ethernet, an ATI Rage Pro Turbo graphics controller with 6 MB of video memory, and a 56 Kbps modem
Apple Pockets $135 Million in Profit -- Apple Computer announced a $135 million profit on $1.53 billion in revenue for its second fiscal quarter of 1999, marking Apple's sixth consecutive profitable quarter
Virtual PC 2.1.3 Features Floppy Fix -- Connectix has released a small update to Virtual PC that corrects a problem where PowerBook G3 users running version 2.1.2 were unable to access the floppy drive from the left expansion bay (see "Virtual PC 2.0: Not Just a Minor Upgrade" in TidBITS-433)
REALbasic 2.0 Shipping -- On 19-Apr-99, Real Software Inc. released the current developmental release of the company's application development framework REALbasic as version 2.0
This issue marks our ninth year of publication, and if anything, I remain all the more amazed that we're still publishing TidBITS. Flux runs rampant in the computer industry, and many Mac publications have come and gone
One of the burdens of publishing for nine years is that there are nine years' worth of back issues that must be archived, organized, and made available to readers in useful ways