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TidBITS#814/30-Jan-06

If you’ve just purchased a new Intel-powered iMac, be aware that you may not be able to boot it from an external drive; Jonathan Rentzsch explains why. Also in this issue, Matt Neuburg reviews DropCopy and the new information manager Yojimbo from Bare Bones Software, we note a new repair program for 15-inch PowerBook G4s, and Geoff Duncan looks at Disney’s acquisition of Pixar and what it might mean for the Mac community. Win a copy of SmileOnMyMac’s browseback in DealBITS this week!

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It’s a Small World, After All

The Walt Disney Company announced last week that it will be acquiring animation house Pixar in a $7.4 billion all-stock transaction (a nice return on Steve Jobs's original $10 million investment when he purchased Pixar from filmmaker George Lucas in 1986)

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Tools We Use: DropCopy

I've recently discovered DropCopy, from 10base-t Interactive. This little utility's "window" is a small translucent dark spot, rather like a hole, that sits behind all other applications (and behind your desktop Finder icons)

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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/30-Jan-06

The first link for each thread description points to the traditional TidBITS Talk interface; the second link points to the same discussion on our Web Crossing server, which provides a different look and which may be faster. Turbo Tax problems -- Now that tax season has started in the United States, readers revive this thread comparing experiences with Intuit's tax-preparation software