Several new problems were also noted. Info about Netscape Communicator clearly dominated the day. Here are just a few follow-ups to the previous item:
b. Insider Software has announced Insider Updates, a new "Internet-based product that automatically delivers all the software updates on a Macintosh computer." Check their web site for more details.
c. Neatnik 1.0.1 The new version of this program that helps clean-up icons on your desktop and within folders "fixes a bug that could cause crashes and other misbehavior on 68K machines when setting Neatnik's preferences."
A MacInTouch column in MacWEEK summarizes thevarious problems with 5500/6500 Macs.
b. The Macintosh Guide Book is "a comprehensive guide of every model of Apple Macintosh and Mac OS-Compatible."
c. Macintosh Testimonial Pages contain collections of user experiences withvarious Macintosh systems, add-ons, Macintosh vendors, and anything else related to the Mac.
b. Speed Disk and Password protection Frank Meijer received the following note from Symantec Tech Support: Norton Utilities' Speed Disk "will refuse to optimize a disk that has password protection because there is the risk that the password protection is dependent on file location. If SD moves files around, the protection could become invalid … Read more
b. Regarding the new Kaleidoscope 1.7, I have received several bug reports:
Most notable, a reader writes that newsgroups are tracking a problem with Kaleidoscope and the IRC client Ircle (3.0b9).When Kaleidoscope 1.7 is present, Ircle will quit when attempting … Read more
However, two readers, John Matthewman (using a PowerBook 1400) and Mark Vogel (using a Duo 280c upgraded to a 2300) both report that the RealPlayer Installer crashed on launch - even if you have all extensions off. Mark cites other reports of this on the comp.sys.mac.comm newsgroup.
Jim Bain claims that RealPlayer 4.0 … Read more
a. Java problems Many, many readers are reporting problems with loading pages that use Java. Some, although not all, of the problems appear to relate to a conflict (previously reported with the beta version of Communicator) between Communicator and Norton Utilities' CrashGuard - that is still not fixed.
A reader reports that Netscape tech support confirmed this … Read more
According to the Read Me file, "The 7.6.1 Streaming Audio Update extension alleviates one cause of poor performance when using internet streaming media applications on certain Macintosh computers."
Patrick Hernan confirms that it indeed allows longer audio streams to be played, but complains that there are still problems with the quality of the sound.
Three … Read more