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He Likes It!

I gulped and took the plunge -- and liked it. OS X, that is. After debating about moving up to Apple's modern Unix-based system, curiosity got the best of me. I can report that it was relatively painless.

After backing up important files, I inserted the CD and let the installer rip. Just 25 minutes later, I was looking at a different screen, with big photographic icons that bounce. (OK, maybe that's a bit much.) It took me awhile to figure out where everything was, but I was able in seconds to connect to the 'Net, get my e-mail, and even use the programs I use every day. They're operating in "Classic" OS 9 mode, but, at least on a Titanium G4 PowerBook, don't seem to lag.

I had to play with network settings a bit. But I was truly impressed when I was able to hook up the 'Book to my DSL line without installing any additional software.

--Anthony Paonita

Now Up-to-Date & Contact 4.0, from Power On Software Inc., is a personal information management program for Mac OS 8.6 through 9.1, (and classic mode in OS X). New features help users schedule appointments, keep contacts available in the menu bar, and more.

Information: Reader Response no. 209.

MAC CORNER Apple Computer Inc. has released its flat-panel 17-inch Apple Studio Display. It features active-matrix digital display with a 1280 by 1024-pixel work area.

Information: Reader Response no. 210.

iTools 6.0, from Tenon Intersystems, is an Apache configuration and management tool for Mac OS X. It helps Web masters configure and remotely manage Apache, DNS, FTP, and other Mac OS X Internet services, by using a standard browser on any platform.

Information: Reader Response no. 211.

California lawyers: Ed Siebel's got a great set of links to key court sites, at the Apple legal page.

Mark Your Calendar

Macworld Conference & Expo

July 17-20, New York City. Jacob Javits Convention Center.

Keynote Address by Apple C.E.O. Steve Jobs: July 18, 9 a.m.


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