Epson AppleTalk performance Tom Cody found that the performance of his Epson 800 printer slowed dramatically when he shifted from a serial connection to an AppleTalk one. Epson told him this was "expected": "The built-in serial interface has a maximum throughput of 1.8 mbps where the LocalTalk board has 230 kbps and the Ethernet board has 1.3 mbps.&… Read more
PowerLogix today released G3 Cache Utility v. 1.0. This software is used to configure the backside cache on the Power Mac G3 and PowerBook G3. Previously, beta version 0.9 was announced.
ClockSync II 1.1.2 is out. It fixes some bugs.
Bad News: On the other hand, MacWEEK reports that: "Apple said its sales slump will continue into next year: 'Net sales will be below the level of the prior year's comparable periods through at least the second fiscal quarter of 1998, if not longer.' That period ends in March. Apple attributed the decline to 'continued customer … Read more
Answer: "You will receive this message if you selected Minimum Configuration while performing a Custom Install of MacInTax Deluxe. The solution is to do an Easy Install. If you don't have the room to do an Easy Install, you can run MacInTax directly from the CD. But, as Dave Reiser points out, this prevents you from using an updates that might be released.
The G3 Macs made available to developers prior to commercial release were equipped with Quantum Fireball 4.4 GB and 6.4 GB ATA hard drives. These systems were tested with Hard Disk ToolKit version 2.0.6 and our new version, Hard Disk ToolKit 2.5, and they functioned properly. However, G3 Macs available to the public are also potentially equipped … Read more
New version 2.1 driver software for XCLAIM 3D is also posted.
Finally, there is a separate listing for an ATI 3D Accelerator Extension for use with XCLAIM VR and XCLAIM 3D. "Install this only if you are experiencing hanging issues with Mac Quake." [It was not entirely clear to me … Read more
GoMac version 1.4.4 has several bug fixes. For example, it now displays the Program Bar only if the Finder is running and Myth no longer crashes at startup.
New versions coming?
FinderPop Alexander Mlawsky writes: "There is still a conflict with FinderPop 1.5.3. The system freezes after just few tries of "Arrange menu." Version 1.5f7 works just … Read more
Tech Support MacHome Journal and No Wonder have joined to create a page where you can get free, unlimited Mac tech support. They state: "Each question receives a tracking number (which is emailed to the sender), and the sender receives the answer(s) to his or her question(s) within 24 hours."
Bob adds: "After a couple of weeks talking to Olduvai technical support, they say that the ReadIt!OCR 6 program has a documented conflict with Epson's implementation of the TWAIN driver. They have no fix at this time. At this writing, … Read more