"Unfortunately, America Online 3.0 and Mac OS 8 are not compatible at this time. America Online and Apple are working together to resolve this situation but a resolution date has yet to be determined."
Update: Gene Steinberg (an AOL Forum leader) echoed my initial reaction to this: "That's absurd. AOL 3.0 is bundled with the Mac OS 8 CDs. It's definitely compatible, but sometimes tech support people … Read more
BeOS On the last day of the Expo, I took some time to wander around the BeOS booths. For the first time at an Expo, there were some serious third-party applications on display - either released or about to be released - including some stunning graphics and presentation software. It makes you feel as if the BeOS may yet play a significant role in the Mac's future. On the other hand, after spending the better part of a day trying to install the preview edition of the BeOS on my Mac - without success … Read more
The sales of the book also went exceptionally well - Peachpit sold out of the book before I was done signing them! And as long as I am patting myself on the back, I was pleased to see that Sad Macs was mentioned in the show (September 1997) issues of MacAddict ("Sad … Read more
SmoothType 1.3 is out. SmoothType makes your screen look more like the printed page - using a technique called anti-aliasing. This new version is now Mac OS 8 compatible. Author Greg Landweber writes: "anti-aliasing actually makes Charcoal look good. It also fixes problems drawing text on patterned background such as with many web pages, merges the 680x0 and PowerPCvariants into a single Fat extension, and adds a new snazzy … Read more
Acrobat Reader version 3.0.1 still persists on Adobe's ftp site. Reader Bill Justin informs me that Adobe tech support told him that a new 3.1 version is not coming. Version 3.1 was the internal development designation for what was released as 3.0.1.
I apologize for any hassles caused by the apparently erroneous previous report. Not really an excuse, but it has been harder for me to check on items such as this while I am here at the Expo. A similar situation occurred with the … Read more