Dealing with a dead disk? Data recovery expert John Christopher reviews Alsoft’s DiskWarrior, which offers unique recovery techniques. Also, Matt Neuburg reviews RichLink, an authoring environment and browser plug-in for creating pop-up hypertext links on Web pages. In the news, Netscape releases Communicator 4.61, and Apple releases the ATI Video Software Update 1.0. Finally, TidBITS is on vacation next week; we return 05-Jul-99.
No TidBITS Next Week -- We try to take a couple weeks off every year, especially as summer approaches in the U.S. So, the next issue of TidBITS will appear on 05-Jul-99
ATI Video Update Fixes Crashes -- Apple has released ATI Video Software Update 1.0, which corrects a few crashing problems with recent Power Macintosh, PowerBook, and iMac models containing ATI RAGE graphics accelerators
Communicator 4.61 Adds Stronger Encryption -- Netscape Communications has posted version 4.61 of Netscape Communicator, adding 56-bit DES ciphers for the U.S
If you're going to get excited about a software application, it probably won't be about a disk utility program. There are simply too many cool games, graphics applications, and action-packed accounting programs to tickle your fancy, compared to a small selection of products whose main function is to check the integrity your hard disk - and, after all, you didn't buy a computer just to spend time maintaining it
One of the Information Age's most powerful concepts is hypertext. Originally described by Ted Nelson, hypertext can take various forms, but the basic idea is that a word or phrase in one document can be a portal into another