Mac OS 8 lives! Copland may be dead but its other name - Mac OS 8 - has already been revived. An article in MacWEEK says that Apple plans to label this summer's Tempo release (aka Mac OS 7.7) as Mac OS 8.
Early versions of Tempo are already in the hands of developers and reports have been very positive. In particular, it looks like it will include all or almost all of the Finder interface enhancements that had been originally developed for Copland. For example, here is … Read more
(1) It lets you search for a contiguous multiple word expression. Previously, if you searched for <system crash>, it would list every page that had the words <system> and <crash> somewhere on the page, even if they were paragraphs apart and unrelated. With the new search engine, if you do an AND search, it will only report back instances where the words <system crash> are actually … Read more
Update: When I tried this, it reported that my disk was damaged and so it could not optimize. It said I should run Norton Disk Doctor. However, when I checked the disk with NDD, it said the disk was fine. Another reader has also reported problems getting this Speed Disk to work.
b. Disk Copy 6.1 This is a new release of this utility. However, it does not appear to be a complete replacement for Disk Copy 4.2 - as it does not do (as far as I can tell) direct disk-to-disk copying. It is designed specifically for manipulating disk image files.
a. There is a conflict between non-PowerPC 500 series PowerBook computers and Sound Manager version 3.2.1, which comes as part of the QuickTime 2.5 installation package. It results in an inability to record sounds. The work-around is to disable Sound Manager when you want to record sounds.
b. Apple details exactly what was fixed in LaserWriter 8.4.2 and Desktop Printing 2.0.2 (as ship with Mac OS 7.6). It fixes the PageMaker extra page problem, errors that could occur with desktop printing on a Mac with a … Read more
b. Jeff Hecht reports of a subtle logic flaw in how MacInTax handles imports of previous year's data that contain multi-year depreciation items (the details are more involved than I can describe here). … Read more
Matthew Moss, of Motorola, writes: "I've not heard anything back from "the usual suspects" since sending them email. Looking for user nails99 on the Geocities web site turned up a page containing no software info. Needless to say, it does appear to have been a hoax; the software didn't do what they claimed it would, there was no difference between the 603 and 604variants (… Read more