A reader (who wishes to remain anonymous) writes: "FWB has actually deliberately taken support for this drive out of the product, only they haven't told anyone. You can verify this by looking in the resource 'SDev', ID=208 "P", which has the SCSI strings of the supported drives (for manufacturers starting with "P"). The entry for the drive is missing. It seems that the support at FWB decided that the drive was … Read more
PowerWatch update Jeff Keller writes: "PowerWatch has expanded its offerings to include powerful technical support information for Power Computing users, as well as updating our message boards to cover issues for all Macintosh users."
Tell Claris what you think Readers interested in expressing their view on Claris' apparent decision to drop further development of Emailer, should check out this Claris web page.
Mailbag redux The … Read more
TIL 24308 (removing PowerBook batteries) states that "In the time between removing the first battery and inserting the second battery, the PowerBook is using the backup lithium battery to power the RAM. If you have a large RAM card that draws an excessive amount of power, the RAM card can drain the backup battery before the second main battery is inserted. This … Read more
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I have also occasionally had a related problem where a web page takes unusually long to load (or never started loading at all) from the network (as opposed to the cache, which remains fast) until I disabled Surf Express by turning off the proxy access from Netscape's Preferences options. Reader Ketan Vikal had the same problem. In my case, … Read more
128 bit version problem; a reply from Microsoft Omar Shahine contacted Microsoft stating that: "IE 128-bit encryption version of IE 4.0 does not work. I updated and no sites recognize the 128 bit key size." He received this reply from Microsoft: "We have discovered a problem using the 128 bit version of Mac IE 4.0 with some secure servers. The problem seems to be when the server tries to use the strong triple DES cipher. The problem seems … Read more