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TidBITS#483/31-May-99

Apple is hard at work on Mac OS X, slated for an early 2000 release. But will Mac OS X provide the best of the Macintosh along with the best of the NeXT, or will it recast the Macintosh as a NeXT-like system? Read on for a number of concerns, as well as a look at utilities for enhancing your mouse. In the news, we look at the releases of Netopia’s Timbuktu 5.0 and HouseCall, Fog City’s LetterRip Pro 3.0.5, and Bare Bones Software’s BBEdit 5.1

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Timbuktu Pro 5.0 & HouseCall

Timbuktu Pro 5.0 & HouseCall -- Netopia has released Timbuktu Pro 5.0 for the Mac OS, the latest version of its highly regarded remote control software, plus HouseCall, a new remote control product geared toward technical support

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Apple’s New Technology Gap

Apple's New Technology Gap -- Apple Computer has appointed Millard "Mickey" Drexler to its board of directors. Drexler isn't in the computer business; rather, he's the chairman and CEO of Gap, Inc., a worldwide clothing and apparel retailer that's also behind the well-known Banana Republic and Old Navy clothing brands

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Maximizing the Mouse

No, this article is not about squeezing profit from Disney stock. Our Macs all feature those unassuming rodents for clicking, dragging, and generally mousing around

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Mac OS X or Mac OS NeXT?

When Apple acquired NeXT in late 1996 the goal was ostensibly to acquire a next-generation operating system that could replace the Mac OS, since Apple had bought into the notion that the Mac OS was creaky and could barely cross the street under its own steam