a. Follow-up to tips from last time For the PowerBook 3400 internal modem, several readers reported that shifting to the 3COM Impact Analog 14.4 script (as mentioned last time) resulted in a dramatic increase in the reported connection speed (to as high as 38,400 bps!). I tried this and found this to be so. However, my actual throughput … Read more
As it turns out, two informed sources sent me related explanations describing what they believe is going on. One even provided a possible work-around (although you would have to be willing to take a soldering gun to your Mac's logic … Read more
Darren Burgos has … Read more
Previous statements from Apple suggested that the problem was limited to Power Macintosh 5260/120 or Performa 6360 models. However, the Read Me text for the updater is more vague, … Read more
OS of the Year Some good news. Mac OS 8 wins an OS of the Year award.
MAXpowr PRO & PRO Installer v1.1 (from Newer) is out. It lets you turn off your existing L2 cache, which may improve overall performance.
Newer card and Mac OS 8 install problem: a follow-up Speaking of Newer, and regarding the problem previously reported, where my Newer 200 MHz 604e CPU card prevented me from installing Mac OS 8: several reports indicate that this … Read more
Retrospect and Ethernet backup bug? Perhaps not David Peltz says that when he used Retrospect to backup the drive on his 520c over an Ethernet network, it corrupted the drive. He needed Norton Utilities to repair it. He was running Mac OS 8. This problem was repeatable.
Pat Lee (of Retrospect) replies: "Retrospect will not corrupt the file system or hard drive on a computer, because we don't modify … Read more