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TidBITS#673/31-Mar-03

We’re still fielding Macintosh conference news, as MacHack reaffirms its commitment to its 19-Jun-03 start date and IDG World Expo announces that Macworld Expo New York 2003 is now named "Create." Also this week, Adam reveals how to set up a print spooler under Mac OS X and details improvements in the Info-Mac Archive mirror network. In other news, we note the releases of Web Crossing 5.0, LaunchBar 3.2.10, and Apple’s Security Update 2003-03-24.

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MacHack Stays Put in June

MacHack Stays Put in June -- Despite Apple's recent move of the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) to June in San Francisco, a single day after the MacHack developers conference, the MacHack organizers have announced that MacHack will remain in its originally scheduled spot from 19-Jun-03 to 21-Jun-03 in Dearborn, Michigan

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Security Update 2003-03-24 Fixes Samba

Security Update 2003-03-24 Fixes Samba -- Apple has released Security Update 2003-03-24 via Software Update and as a stand-alone 4.5 MB download. The update fixes a hole that could allow unauthorized remote access to the system via the open-source Samba code that underlies Mac OS X's built-in Windows File Sharing (available from the Sharing preferences pane)

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LaunchBar 3.2.10 Improves Help

LaunchBar 3.2.10 Improves Help -- Objective Development has released LaunchBar 3.2.10, a minor update to the extremely useful launcher utility (see "Tools We Use: LaunchBar" in TidBITS-671 for a full review)

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Macworld Expo NY Revamped as Create

IDG World Expo and Apple last week announced a new event called Create that replaces Macworld Expo in New York from 14-Jul-03 through 18-Jul-03. Macworld Expo centered around the world of the Macintosh; Create will instead focus on the creative arts: design, publishing, audio, and video

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Info-Mac Archive Mirror Network Improved

Since the dawn of the Macintosh (really!), a small group of volunteers has been toiling away to provide services to the Macintosh community. Known as the Info-Mac Network, this non-profit organization publishes the Info-Mac Digest, a moderated mailing list of all things Macintosh (currently on hiatus while the group works through some problems with digest scripts after moving to a new server) and the Info-Mac Archive, the oldest (and for many years the largest) archive of freely distributable Macintosh software and information. In recent years, Info-Mac has had a hard time keeping up with the many companies who found they could make money from similar services via advertising - hence the rise of CNET's Download.com, VersionTracker, MacUpdate, Tucows, and others

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Printer Sharing and Print Spooling in Mac OS X

As of this writing, my internal network has only Macs running Mac OS X. That's not to say that most of our Macs can't boot into Mac OS 9 when necessary, but the only reasons I've had to switch back to Mac OS 9 recently were to run Norton Disk Doctor to perform a media check on a hard disk with bad blocks, and to use the floppy drive in my PowerBook G3