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AccessPC Documentation

The manual is short but helpful and generally well-written. I didn't notice any errors and Insignia provided a short index. I'm glad Insignia included the Errata sheet, because it explained a few things that the manual glossed over or had changed since Insignia printed the manual

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AccessPC Problems

As a matter of fact, I've only had a single problem with AccessPC since I've started using it. It surprised me, because I couldn't figure out why it should have happened

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MailBITS/29-Apr-91

Dave Kosiur writes, "I looked over your last few TidBITS and was taken in by the SentientNET April Fools' joke. However, even though you've now pointed readers towards the DCE stuff for other machines, there's something even closer to home - for Macs

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The SE/30 Colorized

The oldest Mac still in Apple's current product line is the venerable SE/30. When the SE/30 first came out, people quickly became fond of it because of its combination of IIcx power and SE size

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The Scientific Mac

Every now and then a scientist or engineer complains about how the Mac is lousy for scientific and engineering applications. That certainly was more true a few years back, before the Mac II and large color monitors, but we hope that the gap is narrowing

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Excel Upgrade Costs

Ah, it's spring, the season of the year when a company turns its thoughts to software upgrades. I was going to say "when young companies..." but since the company I have in mind is Microsoft, a relative geezer at 15 years old, it wasn't quite appropriate

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Open Letter To Apple

Editor's Note: Below is the final draft of the letter I will be sending to Apple and many of the Macintosh publications. If you support the letter as it stands and desire to be included as a signatory, please send me an email message stating that you support the letter and wish to be included as a signatory

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MailBITS/22-Apr-91

This may be old hat to those of you who use Word 4.0 more than I do, but try choosing About Microsoft Word... from the File menu, and then with the Command key down, click on the Word icon in the About..

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Apple Shuffle

I'm thinking of writing a hit song based on the Travelling Wilbury's tune "The Wilbury Twist." Instead of the contortions rasped out by Bob Dylan, though, I'd use the Apple reorganizations

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Silverlining or Goldlining?

There's been a bit of complaining on the nets recently because La Cie's popular disk formatting and partitioning utility, Silverlining, has suffered an increase in upgrade price

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New HyperCard Virus

And TidBITS doesn't have it! I just checked all of the HyperCard stacks on my hard drive with the free "Find HyperVirus 1.3" stack from macclub benelux, the official Macintosh Users' Group of Holland (where the virus was first reported), Belgium, and Luxembourg, and it doesn't exist in any TidBITS stacks

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The 24-bit ROM Blues

I love coincidence because it generally means I've got an article for TidBITS. Luckily it seems to happen all the time in this industry. A week or two ago, Tonya got a question about the upper memory limit in the SE/30 versus the IIsi at work, and someone complained to me about SE/30 ROMs in email (can't remember why, offhand), and when I catch up on my Usenet news, I find that a brouhaha has been brewing on the Internet about ROM upgrades

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Triple Helix?

Double Helix has the honor of being one of the first and most popular Macintosh database packages. The program has had many changes over the years, few of which I've seen, since I started working with the program last summer

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SoftPC Moves Out

Insignia Solutions is not sitting still with its SoftPC emulation software. Earlier this month, Insignia began shipping a new version of SoftPC tailored for use with the older and less powerful Macs, the Plus, Classic, SE, Portable, and LC

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SentientNET, Part 2

Yup, we made up almost the entire article (other than the bit on SchoolTalk - can anyone give us more information on that?) last week on SentientNET. Nothing in our April Fools Day issue is impossible and a lot of it would probably be a good idea