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TidBITS#497/13-Sep-99

The Macintosh received an unexpected supporter last week in the form of the U.S. Army, which has switched its home page Web server from Windows NT to the Mac OS running WebSTAR. Also, Jerry Kindall sees only smoke surrounding a recent controversy about Unisys charging Web site owners for use of the GIF format. We also note updates to QuickTime and Adobe GoLive, and look at a practical way to talk back to Apple: the annual Bash Apple session at MacHack.

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Feedback on TidBITS Size Change

Feedback on TidBITS Size Change -- We've long had a self-imposed limit of 30,000 characters in each issue of TidBITS. In the interests of editing articles to improve their content, rather than to reduce their size, we're considering eliminating our strict size limit

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GIF Licensing Controversy

In some circles, the term "Slashdot Effect" refers to the substantial increase in traffic a Web site receives after it is mentioned on Slashdot, a geek-oriented Web site (the name refers to the root directory on a Unix system, which can be specified as "/.")

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Talking Back to Apple at MacHack

Judging from much of the email we at TidBITS receive, many Macintosh owners desperately want to provide feedback to Apple about the Mac OS, Apple's advertising, Macintosh hardware specifications, hardware color choices, and almost anything else related to Apple