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TidBITS#482/24-May-99

Move over PhoneNet, HomeLINE has arrived! Farallon’s new HomeLINE products let you network Macs and PCs by plugging them into existing telephone jacks, all without interruption to voice or DSL connections. Also, Jeff Carlson looks at the file synchronization utility Synchronize, we note the release of the Macintosh [email protected] client (plus announce the TidBITS [email protected] team), and Apple unveils the winners of the fourth annual Apple Design Awards.

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Farallon’s HomeLINE: Spiritual Successor To PhoneNet

Farallon has always held a special place amongst Macintosh networking vendors for taking the simple and making it even simpler. The company rose to prominence in the mid-1980's after realizing that a LocalTalk signal could be carried over regular phone cabling instead of the custom cable included with Apple's relatively expensive LocalTalk Connector Kits