Jon Mau reasserts that the converters worked fine for him in Word 98. Todd Hufnagel also reports success.
"After investigating your report, we've found that under some systems (generally pre-OS 8), Surf Express isn't finding the Apple text encoding resources we expect. This generates an error when updating/launching Surf Express. The problem is more likely to happen … Read more
ATI extension prevents desktop rebuilding? Michael Simmons reports that on PowerTower Pro computers (and possibly other clones, although not on any Apple models he tested), if the ATI Desktop Video Extension is installed, holding down Command-Option keys at startup will … Read more
FinderPop 1.6.4 is out. It's the latest version of this great contextual menu utility. It fixes a bug in the just today released 1.6.3 version.
Update: Microsoft has a Word Free Software web page that lists "Supplemental Converters for Microsoft Word 6.0 for the Macintosh." It includes converters for "WordPerfect for the Macintosh version 2.x and 3.… Read more
Dana writes: "I isolated the cause to the following startup/extension/control panel files: Global Village Toolbox, Global Village Address Book Engine, and TelePort. When these three files are disabled, the connection works fine in Virtual PC."
Information from Symantec John Harrison (of Symantec) replies:"We have currently become aware of an issue regarding Mac OS 8.1 and Norton AntiVirus. The problem appears to be connected with Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect and SafeZone scanning on Mac OS 8.1 systems only. We have not seen this issue on any earlier version of the Mac OS. The problem also appears to be intermittent in nature.
We are currently investigating the situation to determine where the problem resides. … Read more