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NEC: no OS X drivers for Superscript 1400
Christopher Owens forwarded a response from NEC Tech Support to his inquiry about OS X drivers for the company's Superscript 1400 printer, saying that the1400 has "hardware limitations that prevent it from functioning in a Unix based environment."
"I don't know if this will affect the 1450N or higher printers that will support PostScript, but sharing similar architecture, I don't know how lucky we'll be. The drivers that ship with the printer appear to still function with OS 9, however."
iOrganize 3.6: NotePad-like application
iOrganize 3.6 is an update to the $15 NotePad-like application. It fixes several problems with MacOS X 10.1, adds export routines, support for command-clicking on URLs, and support for PageUp/PageDown keys. [Classic, Carbon]
frogslapper 2.1: free email checker updated
StimpSoft's frogslapper 2.1 is an update to the small, light and free POP3 email checker that checks multiple accounts and downloads the subject, sender and date of each email. Version 2.1 has encrypts the passwords in the accounts file and fixes several bugs.
Shrek DVD-ROM features not for Mac users
Sean A D'Esposito writes about compatibility issues with the release of Shrek movie on DVD: "I just got my copy of Shrek on DVD and all of the DVD ROM features, including the Revoice Studio, are '...not available on Apple Macintosh.'"
Ask the Web 1.1: client for Web dictionaries
Robert Lach has posted Ask the Web 1.1, a final version of his universal dictionary client for web-based dictionary servers. It includes 130 plugins for 19 different languages as well as a complete editor for creating and editing plugins (and a plugin debugger). [Classic, Carbon]
Snap It Up promo only on select iMac models
Bob Patterson notes that Apple's Snap it up promo, which offers a HP 318xi digital camera or $150 cash back, is good only with purchases of the 600MHz an 700MHz iMac.
Office v.X \'free\' upgrade confusion in US,
Tom Schwab notes differences in the US and UK cutoff dates for Microsoft's free Office v. X upgrade:
"I just purchased Office 2001 for the Mac and received my software October 17th. Unfortunately according to this web page: the free upgrade to Office v.X will be given to USA purchases after October 24th. Otherwise the upgrade will be $149...However, if you purchase Office 2001 for the Mac after September 1st in the UK (nearly 8 weeks earlier) you will receive a free Office v.X upgrade according to this web page. The discrepancy may cost me $149 as my USA purchase was one week too
early...I've e-mailed Microsoft about this discrepancy of which your readers
may be interested."
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