Meanwhile, Tom Kennedy pointed out that the Adobe PS 8.5.1 PostScript 3 driver is already available on the Web via HP. It's part of the 10Mb download of HP's DesignJet 2500CP PS3 software.
Tom additionally writes (related to the item posted above): "I loaded the Adobe driver over the Apple 8.… Read more
"Versions 8.3.x and 8.4.x of Apple's LaserWriter driver and Adobe's PS Printer driver were based on different software projects. While both shared many lines of source code, the binaries were significantly different, hence bugs found in one driver were often not there (or different) in the other."
As to the … Read more
OtherMenu 2.0b9 is available for public beta testing. OtherMenu creates a system-wide hierarchical menu somewhat like the Apple menu.
Software and Hardware Tracker II v.2.5 is out. It is now FileMaker Pro v. 4.0 savvy.
Quicken 7 update coming? Jim Hoover claims that an update to Quicken 7 (that's right, Quicken 7, not Quicken 98) will be released before Christmas. He has no details about what it will fix but suspects that it will remedy problems with converting files when updating to Quicken 98.
Connectix is working on a new program, called SurfExpress, that speeds up reloading of web pages that you have previously visited. Newer Technology is working on G3 upgrade cards for NuBus Power Macs (6100, 7100, 8100). Adobe is working on a new desktop publishing program, called K2 for the moment, that may replace PageMaker.
Farewell Henry Norr's has written his final Second Decade column for MacWEEK. I hope to see Henry's writing resurface elsewhere very soon. He remains an important and respected voice in the Macintosh community. … Read more
Dennis Dal Pra writes: "Whenever I clicked on an item in the Kaleidoscope control panel (Help button, font selector, scheme selector) my system froze. I reinstalled Kaleidoscope 1.7.3, which continues to work flawlessly."
Tony Martin writes: "When I click on the 'Send' button of NewsWatcher 2.2.0, the Mac freezes. When I disable Kaleidoscope, the problem goes away."
Update: Bob Thomas says that … Read more
"I tested a Zip Plus drive on our StarMax without difficulties. So there is no inherent incompatibility between StarMax systems and the Zip Plus drive. The Zip Plus drive does have automatic termination. With your system perhaps it is not providing sufficient termination. To … Read more
The solution?: Take off the two plastic bevels that cover the access to the Zip drive (not an easy task according to … Read more