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TidBITS#628/29-Apr-02

Not enamored with Mac OS X’s Dock? Adam looks at some Mac OS X utilities that give you more launching options than ever before. You could even run these utilities on Apple’s just-released update to the Titanium PowerBook G4 or the new education-only eMac. Then Matt Deatherage joins us with a look at Bill Gates’s testimony in the most recent phase of the Microsoft antitrust case. In the news: another Retrospect 5.0 update and WebSTAR 4.5 for Mac OS 9.

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Another Retrospect 5.0 Update Fixes More Problems

Another Retrospect 5.0 Update Fixes More Problems -- Dantz Development has released another update to Retrospect 5.0, fixing two problems. In all editions of Retrospect, the 5.0.205 update fixes a problem that caused a crash when scanning icons and privileges of files with names longer than 31 characters

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4D Updates WebSTAR 4.5 for Mac OS 9

4D Updates WebSTAR 4.5 for Mac OS 9 -- Kudos to 4D for releasing WebSTAR Server Suite 4.5 for Mac OS 9 users today. Despite focusing attention on the Mac OS X-compatible WebSTAR V (which still lacks the email server component of WebSTAR 4.5), 4D took the time to decarbonize the Web server in WebSTAR 4.5 to improve performance and eliminate memory leaks

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Apple Rolls Out Education eMac and Faster PowerBooks

A scant four months after announcing the death of the CRT in favor of flat-panel LCD displays, Apple today introduced the eMac, an all-in-one G4-based Macintosh strictly for the education market - and to keep costs down, the eMac is built around a 17-inch CRT display supporting resolutions up to 1,280 by 960 pixels. On the outside, the all-white eMac looks much like the original iMac, and its roughly similar footprint means it will fit on existing furniture, despite having a larger screen