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February Demo by Bob Markevitch
The newest email virus, Davinia, overwrites all files on the drive making recovery impossible. Davinia is just another example of viruses that infect simply by reading email, no opening of attachment necessary. PC virus, but don't spread it! Find out what steps you need to take to prevent such an infection. http://antivirus.about.com/library/blemail.htm
You know how to make a pop-up tab out of a folder window: drag the title of the window to the bottom of the screen, it turns into a tab. It only works for folder windows, however. It does not work for the notebook window or any other application window. It also works for any volume window. But, since icons for volumes already appear on the desktop, why bother?
To get applications available on the desktop, use a launcher, or just put an alias icon on the desktop. If all you want is the name of the application, paste on a blank icon, or shove the icon up under the menubar, leaving the name only below. Doubleclick to launch.
Most applications which create documents have both a SAVE option (command-S) and a SAVE AS option. What is the difference?
If you are creating a brand new document, nothing. Save and Save-As do the same thing. But if you open an existing document, Save updates the disk copy of your document, Save-As asks you first, or lets you save as a totally new document. Why do this?
My choices, only, out of hundreds of items every month. Drop me a
note for YOUR favorite. Links below are either info about or actual
downloads, and include commercial products, as well as shareware.
These do NOT include demos or beta releases. You might check out
Version Tracker for
® means update to recently released CDOQ item. Wish we could catch them all....
Disk First Aid 8.6 - Drive repair utility for OS 9.04
iTunes 1.0 - MP3 player, encoder, burner
OpenGL 1.2.1 - 3D libraries for apps that use OpenGL
OS 9.1 - a sneak release upgrading the latest OS
DiskWarrior 2.1 - Rebuilds, optimizes & fixes all disk directories
DiskWarrior Extension 2.0.5 - Updates 2.0.x for OS 9.1 compatibility
Extension Overload 5.7 - Extension, control panel, CSM & CMM info tool, OS 9.1 fix
File Buddy 6.0.2 - extensive desktop & file/folder editing & task tool
GraphicConverter 4.0.2 - view, edit, and convert most any graphic file format
iCab Pre2.4 - Lean, popular alternative Web browser
Adobe Illustrator 9.0.2 - popular vector graphics creation tool
Interarchy 4.0 - (was Anarchie) file transfer, server/network info tool
IomegaWare 2.8 - Zip & Jaz drivers & software tools
Timbuktu Pro 5.2.4 - Remote control & file exchange system
TurboTax Deluxe for Mac 2000 00.00a - Popular tax software (was MacinTax)
other sources credited where known. Trademark credits, where omitted, remain with their owners - updated 1 January 2001