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In a perfect world, we all would buy a new, 
top-of-the-line Mac right now. Of course, there’s that 
little thing called money, the stuff most of us don’t 
have coming out of our ears. That’s 
why you need a Newer Technology 
MAXpowr G3 processor upgrade 
card. They're easy to install and 
save you thousands of dollars 
compared to buying a whole new system. 

Newer Technology makes processor upgrade 
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more machines to the list with faster processor 
speeds as you read this. With a MAXpowr G3 card, 
you'll have a faster processor with a much faster 
cache. In fact, the MAXpowr G3 card 
can make your old Mac one of the 
fastest desktop computers available 
even compared to Apple's new 
screaming G3 machines. Thanks to 
Newer Technology, your older, slower Power Mac has 
new life which makes waiting for a brand new 
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BEARS AND CORN 
DOGS baking in the 
sun, Apple is, Apple 
is number one! 



This Old Mac 

Boohoo— it’s the last installment of our ever-popular series. This time we show you how to get 
the most out of your old all-in-one Macintosh, by t. kelley boylan 



Back in Black 

It’s been a longtime coming. Sales are up, profits are rolling in, and some of the coolest Mac 
products ever have hit the market. We bring you 40 reasons for Apple’s recent success. 

BY NIKKI ECHLER 




iMac: Inside and Out 

It’s the hottest thing to hit the computer industry since the original Mac. So naturally we tore it 
apart and put it back together again to find out just what makes it so gosh-damed cool. 

BY OWEN W. UNZMAYER 



PRETTY ON THE OUTSIDE, and, 
like Courtney, on the inside too! 



MOVE OVER LEONARDO, hop away, 
thanks. Jeffs the Mac addict’s 
matinee idol. 



Premiere Your Videos 

camcorder and put on your best Spielberg persona— you’re about to try your 
hand at video production using nothing but your AV Mac, a camcorder, video software, and 
imagination. Step by step, we show you how to edit your own video. 



How to Auto Upload with AppleScript 

Everyone says AppieScript is useful, but who really knows how to do something useful with it? 
Well, you will, after you follow our eight-step how-to. In fact, if you maintain a Web site, you’ll 
find this information so valuable you’ll be willing to lay down your life for it. You’re 
welcome, by Robert carps and mark simmons 



THE MAN WITH THE PLAN breaks ft down for the folks at home. 
See Get Info, p 20. 



NOV/98 MacADDfCT 3 









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BEANIE BABIES GOT NO FINGERS, 
so they ain’t frettin’. 

4 MacADDICT NOV/98 



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82 PowerPlay 

Myth 1.3 debuts, with a whole new collection of maps and games. Pius, 
we look at Douglas Coupland’s book about Lara Croft— creepy as it 
sounds— and give you some Unreal cheats to make your gaming 
experience complete. 

92 Ask Us 

There’s no question we can’t answer— we just choose to skip the really 
hard ones. Find out what font Apple uses in its print ads, where software 
goes when it’s installed, and whether MacBinary or BinHex is the way to 
download. 

[120 Shut Down 

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Editor’s Note 

Why the iMac is successful. Surprise— it’s not the hardware. 



Letters 

A home-built nitro-burning funny Mac? Now this you have to read about. 



Get Info 

Jobs opens up at Seybold, spilling a few of the beans about Mac OS 8.5 
and Mac OS X. Plus, a brand-new MacAc/cf/cf/ndex. 



Cravings 

These things are so cool, you won’t care how much they cost. Or maybe 
you will, but you’ll quickly forget. 



Reviews 

Fourteen Mac products landed on our doorstep, so we figured we’d play 
around with them and see what worked— and what didn’t. The exclusive 
list includes QX-Tools 4.0, Kai’s Power Show, RAM Doubler 8, and 
WebPainter 3. Trust us. 








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2K5 Demo 

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kick, sock, and clobber your way to victory. It’s rock ’em, sock ’em action with a kung-fu 
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Cinema 4D XL Demo 

Life in the virtual world...at least that’s what Hollywood’s banking on to sell tickets these 
days. If big-screen CGI and special effects dazzle and amaze you, fire up this 3D production 
program and let the creative juices flow. This integrated 3D modeling, rendering, and animation 
software package allows you to create workstation-quality graphics in no time at all. This 
demo includes the entire package of tools and features, so creation is limitless. However, 
it is save disabled and renders with a watermark. 



Serve up 

THE DISC! 



HEY, MOM, meet my friends... 



Safecracker Demo 




CREATE WIREFRAMES, ADD 
TEXTURES, render with a light 
source, and voila— Flipper! 



For the hacker in all of us. This first-person perspective, puzzle-solving, adventure game 
utilizes QuickTime VR for total exploration and mobility in a 3D environment. The scenario: 
You’ve been offered the job of your dreams— as security development chief— but your 
prospective and eccentric boss wants to test you first. It’s up to you to break into the boss’s 
mansion, locate the master safe, and hack into it. But where is the master safe? 

VideoShop 3.0 

Don’t say we’ve never given you something for nothing. We have the complete Strata 
VideoShop 3.0 package— we’re talking the whole enchilada— on this month’s disc. Make your 
own movies with this full-featured video editor— just in time for the holidays. Create scrolling 
titles (put your name in lights), add music to all those tense family scenes, or edit Granny’s 
long-winded speech on making the perfect fruitcake. That’s a wrap! 




YOU SPIN ME RIGHT ROUND, baby, right 
round, in this demo, baby... 




DRAG AND DROP YOUR 
VIDEO CLIPS onto the 
timeline to create your 
own indie film. 



6 MacADDICT NOV/98 








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all without having to learn script- 
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Goodbye, 

Hello 

After more than two years of faithful 
service on the digital version of 
MacAddict, our very own online editor 
is moving on to bigger and better 
things. He has been promoted to 
senior technology editor, and, as such, 
wiil be coming up with all kinds of 
great Mac goodies for the print pages, 
the CD-ROM, and the Web site. 




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T he iMac is here, and so far all signs 
indicate that it’s a resounding 
success. Since Fra writing this long 
before you’ll read it, it is possible that 
between now and then something bad and 
unforeseen may happen, such as a red- 
hot meteorite crashing 
through the roof 
of the iMac’s 
build-to-order 
factory in Calif- 
ornia. But I seri- 
ously doubt it. 

No, in the early 
days of the all-in- 
one iMac, record 
numbers of buyers 
are snapping up the 
plucky little computer 
that could. Purchasers 
include a lot of first-time 
computer buyers and Windows- 
based PC users who “think different” 
enough to try something new. And that, 
after all, is one of the iMac’s primary rea- 
sons for being — to expand the Mac plat- 
form. Besides showing great sales num- 
bers, so far the iMac has met demand — ^an 
amazing feat for a computer that took 
barely a year from concept to produc- 
tion^ — and has had remarkably few techni- 
cal glitches. It’s been a rousing product 
launch. 

All that aside, there are two reasons I 
think the iMac will go down on record as 
one of Apple’s all-time most successful 
products. 

First: The iMac is visceral 

After a midsummer interview with 
Jonathan Ive, lead designer of the iMac, it 
became startlingly clear why the Bondi 

While the [iMac] has great 
guts. . .it's the design that mat- 
ters. The iMac's form, colors, 
and look all aim lower in the 
cerebral cortex, at the part of 
the brain that processes touch 
and sight. 



Bomber was going to succeed; The 
design targets the kid in all of us. It 
doesn’t take any jargon at all to 
“get” the iMac, no discussions of 
bus speed or backside cache ratios. 

The iMac appeals at a level much 
more basic than high-level technical 
specs. While the machine has great 
guts (fast, well integrated, and com- 
pact), it’s the design that matters. 

The iMac’s form, colors, and look 
all aim lower in the cerebral cortex, 
at the part of the brain that 
processes touch and sight. It doesn’t 
take much to get warm fuzzies when 
dealing with one. Try that with a PC. 

Go the Bill and Ted route with this. 

Use your time machine to travel 
back and pick up a few Greek citi- 
zens from, say, the time of Socrates. 

Bring them to the present and show 
them two computers — a G3 233MHz desk- 
top and an iMac, each with identical soft- 
ware. At this point, the numbers behind 
these Macs aren’t going to mean a whole 
lot, but the design will. I bet that each and 
every Greek citizen from the past would 
prefer the iMac. The first person who per- 
forms this experiment and gets different 
results wins a free subscription. We’ll need 
proof, of course. 

Second: The public gets 
the iMac 

This is anecdotal, so it hardly counts as 
evidence in a larger sense, but I’ll relate it 
anyway. The day before the iMac’s launch, 
a couple of friends invited us over to din- 
ner. Over the meal, they asked me whether 
I’d heard of this new iMac thing and what 
I thought about it. Now, these folks knew 
that I worked for a technology magazine of 
some kind, but they didn’t know that it had 
to do with computers, much less the Mac. 
Their situation? Their current computer, 
one in which they invested very little, is a 
used Mac SE that someone gave them. With 
the whole wide world of computers before 
them — and never having bought a new 
computer — they wanted an iMac. I had a 
very good dinner that night, and it wasn’t 
just the excellent cooking that did the 
trick . — David Reynolds 




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frorri people who are happy with said • 
asd those : whp ' wouldn’t 
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hously make its way into their hah<i^- 
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G3 . Series 235’ owtierli^;; ^ 

'Tve hactJa'BowerBpok Ga'^rfes7233l'\,’. • 
for almost a month and a half hDW;^i 
bought it because i have lirhited funds ; 
and will be going-to coHege next months ■ ■ 

I am only IB.... Your bigger gnpe-was. . ■. 
with the screen. You corrjplafned ffTatJ 
the mouse blinked out and’ thai. the . 
crispness isn’t that great it’s .ar ■ 

passiye^rnathx!?displ^:'i^^ 

However, I use it every d^Sn.4TJ^ 
complaints with it. j watch 
QuickTime movies with no problem’ r>. ' 
work in Adobe Photoshop v/?th 
and i am still playing my fa^dhte 
on this monitor: Myth and StarFle^.V \ 
Academy. These, both play 
the visuals don’t suffer at ail. [ thii7k ypu ‘ 
need tb' reevaluate your opinion oh th%; 
particular model. It is the perfect laptop- 
computer for those (like' me) who are; 
economically limited.” — BtCK.Amoi.o' 



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233 in the September issue. It Is - 
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to a PowerBook G3/250, one thing I missed 
was the pop-down rear feet. So I went to the 
hardware store, to the section that sells fiimi- 
ture coasters and bumpers. I found some 



hard-rubber, crystal-clear bumpers that were 
self adhesive and placed one next to each 
back foot of my PowerBook G3. While they do 
not fold away like the PowerBook 3400’s feet, 
they are quite unobtrusive, and they put the 
keyboard at a better typing angle — ^^ey raise 
the back up about a half inch. They also 
improve air circulation under the ’Book, and 
they make lifting it off a hard surface much 
easier — ^you can get your fingers firmly under 
the machine before lifting. While I would pre- 
fer the built-in ones, this was an inexpensive 
substitute, and the clear rubber goes nicely 
with the crystal i^ple logo. — ^E, John Swr 

She Drinks Gin 

So this is what it looks like inside 
MacAddict. Oh, I wanted MacAddict to be 
my friend, so Nikki, your case of whiskey is 
in the mail. Uh. Yeah —Joe Robbins 

You’ll Ruin 
Your Eyes 

I recently installed a black-light tube in my 
room, and I thought that was pretty neat. 
But then my eyes found the MacAddict 
lying on the desk and I was in bliss. I think 
this must be another of those conspiracy 
things where we’re not supposed to know 
that the MacAddict covers look awesome 
in a black light. Whoa! Revelation! I think 
I’m gonna reread all of the issues in black 
light! Gotta go.... — Jeremy Itap 

Laugh It Off 

I just got your September ’98 issue and 
was surprised to see someone had 
sent in an excerpt from the 
Microsloth Joke Book (where 
were you supposed to go 

today?). It is a funny 
book, and I think 
you should give 
credit to the 
correct per- 
son, who is 
David Pogue. He 
wrote Hard Drive, 
The Great Macintosh 
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Funny Macs Live 



Having reread your article (“Nitro-Burning Funny Macs,” Mar/98, p28), I set out to re-cre- 
ate your LC475 “Charger.” I started with an LCIi. My wife, a teacher, loves the small desk- 
top footprint of the pizza-box design. However, she wasn’t amused by the 10MB of RAM, the 
slow 68020, or the pathetic 40MB hard drive. “Fix It!” she says. 

■ Step 1— Contacted the fine folks at MicroMac and bought their LC475-66/33, full 
68040 board. Swap the boards, and I’ve got an instant LC475, only with a 16MHz edge in 
speed and an FPU. 

■ Step 2— The hard part! Contacted Gary Dailey at Gary Dailey Technology Services, 
and begged, pleaded, and waved money for a DayStar PowerCard 601. Well, it took a while, 
but Dailey came through big time! The PowerCard kit he sent me had everything I needed 
to turn my new board into a two-headed monster. Now the luxury of 68040 66MHz or 601 
66MHz processing was mine! (Okay, okay, my wife’s.) 

■ Step 3— Called Mohawk Memory and obtained two Viking 51 2K VRAM modules, for 
a full 1MB of video RAM, and a 32MB SIMM, for 36MB of total RAM. (RAM Doubler was to 
follow shortly.) 

■ Step 4— This is where 1 cheated. As I just couldn’t bring myself to put In a 4.55GB 
Barracuda, I scrounged through my leftovers bin and found a nice, quick Quantum 540MB 
Fireball. Only 5400 RPMs, but faster than a stock 4500 item. Also, I figured If my wife could 
limp along on an 68040 ail this time, a 540 would be plenty. As it turns out, she only man- 
aged to put about 350MB of goodies on it, so I’m still ahead! Before installing it, I propped 
the drive by putting the Universal Install of OS 8.1 on it, through my P6116 CD. 

■ Step 5— There wasn’t supposed to be a step 5, but I ran into trouble getting the 601 
recognized. Seems the Control Panel 601 Processor Upgrade didn’t like the odd Gestalt 
number the accelerated LC475 board returned (90). So, having been there and done that, I 
went to the “Low End Mac” Web site and grabbed a spiffy piece of soft- 
ware called Wish I Were by a genius named Martin Blitz. 

Install it and lie iike hell to the OS: “Hi. I’m really 
a Performa 630 with a 601 upgrade!” 

Works like a charm! The beast fires up 
in 601 mode, and away we go! 

RS. While your “Charger” has 
an edge in storage and HD 
speed, I gotcha with the proces- 
sors. And since I left the LCII 
cover alone, it is, in the par- 
lance of 1960s-type hot- 
rodders, a real sleeper. Thanks 
for the inspiring article. 

—Gary Depp 




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from the Tech Line. They are all hilarious books and I suggest 
them to any Mac fans. — Ryan John Powers 

She’s Sticky, Too 

“Icky Nikki Echler”?!?!!! Hee, hee, sniggle. Ho ho hee wa-hahaha snort 
haha!!! Sniff. Sorry, Miss Echler. — Rich Gander 

He Has Homework 

Can Max come over and play? — Susan Anne Frank 

You Sound Angry, 

Like a Startled Rhino 
Ready to Charge 

What’s with the analogies in your September issue? A few examples: 
“Buying a computer monitor used to be a lot like getting underwear 
for Christmas — necessary, but hardly a list-topper.” — ^p^e 44 
“...the cursor still submarines as if on NATO maneuvers.” — ^page 46 
“Whenever a CD is in the drive, it vibrates and hums like the magic 
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“Benchmarking the ix3D on our 266MHz G3 was like road-testing 
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who's test-driven a Jagmr XK^ Oh, and can I be invited to the next 
Internet party? It sounds cool. Please be more careful with your hterary 
devices in the future. Literary devices are not toys. — ^Nick Howard 

The Movie Version Is Worse 

In Borders Books yesterday, there was a big honkin’ book titled some- 
thing like Windows NT Server Applications Manual. The bookshelf was 
titled New Fiction. ’Nuff said! — ^Lee Darrow 

We Say Thee Nay 

I’m new to Macintosh. Do you guys pronounce “the” as “thee” or “thuh?” 
Just curious. — ^Benjamin “No Middle Name” Pollack 

We're glad you asked. We say “thee" when we're in a particularly 
Shakespearean moody which often happens after our weekly reenact- 
ment of¥Mi% Lear. However, if we've just done a Tennessee WiUiams 
play, we say “thuh. " You see, it all depends on timing. — DR 

Down to the Stud 

Where have all the cowboys gone? — ^Mark Norman 

Or Reading Four Pages of 
Reader Letters 

I was in a certain computer superstore last week and saw Windows 95 
running on a G3 Mac. It was like watching the Beades play an Oasis 
song. — Steve Broderson 

Take a Bite Outta This 

OK, I have this problem. I recendy hcked ^MacAddict CD. I decided 
it tasted pretty good, so I hcked another. It also tasted good. I figured 
if the CDs taste this good, I’d try a 32MB EDO DIMM. But they have no 
flavoring and they don’t work as smoothly when you put them back. I 
went back to CDs. One thing led to another. I began eating CDs. Then 
I began eating your magazine. I was about to take a big bite out of 
September’s issue when I reahzed I needed help. Should I be pointed 
out and laughed at? Is it normal to have nightmares about giant CDs 
coming to eat me? Am I reacting to using a PC for a day? Please reha- 
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My hamsters wanted to say hello! They are 
very popular on the Internet, and they are 
fans of your magazine. — R. Zimmerman 




Check’s in the Mail 

Ha ha! I’ve finally done it. I’ve subverted a 
PC user! He began using the 128K Mac and 
then converted to PC. Ugh! The pain! The 
agony! You don’t know what it was like 
watching my best friend use a PC. A few 
weeks ago, I told him about the upcoming 
iMac, He wasn’t terribly impressed; he just 
thought it was kind of cool. But now! Rve 
minutes ago he told me that he wants to 
trade in his PC for a Mac! Better yet, an 
iMac! Oh, joy! Oh, rapture! Now we just 
need to win the lottery so we can go and buy 
a couple of iMacs, and G3 PowerBooks, and 
G3 workstations, and... — ^Brad “the Mac 
addict” Harrison, Michael “the subverted PC 

USER WHO NOW WANTS AN IMAC” WERDEN. 



You Know You’re a 
MacAddict When... 

...the only thing you’ll buy out of the 
vending machine at work is in the slot 
marked G3 (which, by the way, is a roll 
of Lifesaver mints).— Terry Smith 
...your Snood score defines your 
social status. 

...you teach your preschool students ^ 
what kind of sound a dogcow makes 
(true story)! 

...you have a shelf in your room ded- 
icated to back issues of Mac magazines, 
all the way back to 1 985, because they I 
“might be worth something someday.” 
...you have a collection of T-shirts 
for discontinued Apple programs and 
technologies, because they “might 
be worth something someday.” 

—Lucas Steuber 

...you plan your only vacation of the 
year around the IMac’s launch. 

...you go to buy a new car, only to 
find that none of them comes in Bondi 
blue.— Doug McCloud 
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Rob Still Doesn’t 
Want to Hear 
ABOUT NT 

“Empty Promises” (Sep/98, p22) is proba- 
bly the most even-handed, objective, and 
useful article I’ve read about the Mac ver- 
sus other platforms, and I’ve read a lot over 
the years. The format of comparing real 
concerns with real Mac advantages was 
excellent! In objectively supporting two 
platforms — Mac (my personal favorite) 
and Windows (the university’s majority 
platform) — I like to have info such as this 
when I get uninformed comments about 
the Mac. And getting this from MacAddict 
is something of a surprise. I always enjoy 
reading each issue because of the numer- 
ous tips and lighthearted style. This is seri- 
ous (quality) stuff! My suggestion: Do this 
for other areas such as education, music, 
scientific research, and so forth. We may 
not win in all those areas, but at least we 
and Apple will know why. — John Davh) 

We Must Be Crazy 

How do you do it? I have been trying to get 
my father to listen to me about ihe joys of 
Macs for several years. (He has been a 
strong IBM supporter!) The other day he 
came to visit me and when I walked into the 
living room, he was sitting on the couch 
re^ki^MigMacAddict. He looked up at me and 
said, “Maybe I should get a G3” I give up! 
You are gods! — Nate Swenson 

Fight the Power 

Hey, I just thought you might like to know 
that even at work I attempt to emulate my 
Mac on the piece of junk Wintel machine I 
have to work on. I have moved all the icons 
to the right side of the screen, put the Start 
menu at the top of the screen, renamed “My 
Computer” “Macintosh HD,” and put a large 
picture of the iMac on the desktop. I have 
also made the screen saver display a giant 
i^ple logo. I am slowly converting the whole 
office. — ^Mike Fey 

Is That the Windows 
99 Release Date? 

The end of the world is August 28, 1999- 
— ^TJ. Abeu 

Pretty Lady... 

Nikki — are you single? ’Cause you have to 
be the most attractive woman I have ever 
seen with such a passion for Macs. 

— Eric Dolecki 

At Least It’s Not 
Antifreeze 

I bought some juice called Hi-C Blue 
Cooler. The color is almost exactly Bondi 



blue. I was proud, walking around sipping 
my iMac fluid. Then I realized that it was 
missing something, so I added ice. 
— ^Neal Te Paske 

It’s Bernadette 
Peters 

Okay, you have to help me out here. Maybe 
it’s just Richard Dreyfuss withdrawal, 
maybe it’s just watching that little down- 
load bar creep ever so slowly as I down- 
load the Apple ads, but where do I know 
that new voice from? I’m thinking Jeff 
Goldblum, but there’s something else, 
something so familiar, that I know I must 
be missing something, something painfuliy 
obvious. (Like the iMac at my local 
CompUSA, which had the keyboard cord 
squished painfully in the hinge of the bay 
door, rather than elegantly slipped through 
the helpful hole Apple provided. Duh!) 
Who is it? Can you find out for me? If you 
tell me, will I whack myself repeatedly for 
not knowing? Will I make myself install 
Windows 98 on Virtual PC as penance? 
Please, help me out here! — Justin Reese 

Poets Among Us 

Since our readers are such a sub-verse-ive 
bunch (send complaint letters to our pun 
complaints department), we’ve decided to 
publish some of our favorite Mac poems 
and songs that have been sent to us 
recently. 

Ode to OS 8 

— ^Attributed to DaFedz (dafedz@usa.net) 

OS 8, OS 8, 

Oh my gosh, you are so great! 

You’re much greater than I am. 

You take up 20 megs of RAM! 

Multitasking is a smash. 

Like when I’m emptying the Trash, 

And I’m going to the john. 

The Trash still takes toee times as long. 

OS 8, OS 8, 

I will not procrastinate. 

I will cherish you with love, 

Even though I want to shove 

My OS 7.6 CD 

Into my drive immediately, 

And perform a clean install. 

Then chuck you at the wall! 

Oh my goodness, what is this? 

OS 8.1 update disk! 

Maybe this thing is the key 
To increasing your efficiency! 

I will download it from MacLine, 

When it’s done, then it will be mine. 

I will upgrade you and pray 



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Was Apple’s new baby... the iMac! 

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Seems Like Seybold Times 




The gems in Jobs’s jargon 

S teve Jobs’s keynotes are getting 
predictable, and we’re not just 
talking fashion, ^ple’s cash sup- 
ply is up; Apple is profitable; computer 
press people are generally ugly, conceited 
jerks; and the G3 processor is really fast. 
We’re bored already. 

Things being as they are, Jobs’s keynote 
at September’s Seybold publishing confer- 
ence in San Francisco covered a lot of this 
well-trodden ground. Let’s just say it was no 
OS X introduction. But after sorting through 
the reality distortion field, a slew of already 
market-saturated videos, and a pile of 
redundant iMac hype, we did find a few new 
and interesting developments. 

■ ^ple rethought its PowerBook G3 plans, 
and has thrown out the 13-inch screen. To 
many ^o purchased a PowerBook with a 
13-inch screen, this comes as no surprise, 
as they were long ago forced to throw out 
the hope that their orders would ever arrive. 
The shoddy 12-inch, passive-matrix version 
is still for sale, but during his speech Jobs 
indicated that future models would be 14 
inchers only. The lowest-end PowerBook 
processor, a 233MHz G3, now comes with 
512K of backside cache, (^ple previously 
offered a 233MHz G3 without any backside 
cache as a budget PowerBook option.) The 
lowest price for a l4-inch, 233MHz, 512K 
G3 PowerBook is now $2,799- While Jobs 
didn’t mention it in his keynote, Apple 
nonetheless announced at Seybold that the 
G3 PowerBooks also now ship with an ATI 
Rage IT Pro graphics accelerator and sup- 
port multiple resolutions. 

■ Jobs touched on the fact that you can now 
score a 333MHz Power Mac G3- Catalogs 
have already begun advertising a 366 MHz 
model, but at press time, Apple and the cat- 
alog manufacturers agreed that no such 
Mac exists. For now, we’re betting that Apple 
balked at the last minute at releasing a 
366MHz model. Keep an eye out — Apple 



may release that 366 MHz Power Mac for 
real by the time you read this. Jobs also said 
Apple upped the maximum RAM a G3 can 
hold from 384MB to 768MB. In reality, the 
G3 RAM limits rose because RAM develop- 
ers now offer 256MB DIMMs — ^Apple didn’t 
actually change anything. 

■ Jobs showed off Mac OS 8.5's increased 
copy speed, boasting, ‘We are better than any 
other high-volume OS in copy performance.” 
He and Apple vice president Phil Schiller 
demoed OS 8.5’s speed by performing sever- 
al laige file transfers on boffi OS 8.5 and Win- 
dows NT. “It looks like we’re winning,” said 
an eager Schiller. ‘We’d better,” commanded 
Jobs. They also demonstrated OS 8.5’s new 
search abilities, ColorSync, and AppleScript 
enhancements — ^including a new extension 
allowing for AppleScriptable Photoshop 5 
(see “Main Event’s PhotoScripter,” p22). 

■ QuarkXPress, Adobe Photoshop, and 
Macromedia FreeHand were all shown run- 
ning on OS X, and dignitaries from each 
company came on the stage to endorse 
Apple’s Rh^sody and OS 8 hybrid again. In 
a shift from how he treated the iMac’s 
release, Jobs seems to be letting OS X out 
enough in advance to have vendor support 



coincide with the product’s release, still tar- 
geted for over a year from now. Rhapsody, 
however — now titled OS X Server — should 
be available before January. 

■ Jobs once again put WebObjects, the 
hefty server-side Web technology he 
brought over from Next, in the spotlight. 
Version 4.0 costs a mere $1,499, runs five 
times faster than before, and serves Java 
applets. Jobs said WebObjects now runs on 
Windows NT, Solaris, and OS X Server. 

■ Last but not least, Jobs’s keynote featured 
a demo of the much-antidpated K2 page- 
layout program from Adobe. K2, which 
works with PDF as its native format, skewed 
and tweaked text and graphics in a way 
Quark can only dream about — or possibly 
purchase (see “Fish or Gut Bait,” p21). 

That pretty much wraps up the new tid- 
ings from Jobs. This performance was 
slighdy less spirited than the norm, but that 
didn’t stop us in the audience from cheer- 
ing and crying on cue. We now mark our 
calendars for Macworld Expo in January, 
where we should be treated to far more 
fireworks, perhaps a consumer portable, 
and hopefully something other than a black 
turtleneck . — JRC 



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0S8.5’S 
Publishing Jive 

Jobs’s saucy preview of the 
next Mac OS 

J obs spent a lot of time during his San Fran- 
cisco Seybold keynote touting the benefits 
of the soon-to-be-released Mac OS 8.5. While 
he didn’t give it all away, he did point out four 
features that should make publishing and 
design people very happy — and incidentally 
give a boost to everyone else who uses a Mac. 
Here’s a look-see: 

■ Sherlock — With the revamped search fea- 
tures of Mac OS 8.5 (which uses the long- 
awaited VTwin search technology), Mac users 
can use a simple Command-F key combination 
to search their hard drives at lightning speed, or 
dispatch the same search to several Internet 
search engines. Users can also save searches to 
the hard drive, where they’ll act like normal doc- 
uments. The search ranks results by relevance, 
and returns a text summary of the found docu- 
ment. Creepily enough, along with the summary, 
the search returns an ad banner. What does the 
Mac OS soul go for these days anyway? 

■ Fast Network File Copy — No mystery 
behind this. Mac OS 8.5 copies files over a net- 
work at speeds up to twice as fast as Mac OS 
8.1, and allegedly faster than Windows 95 or 
NT During the keynote, Jobs demonstrated this 
by copying two files of over 100MB each using 
two Macs running Mac OS 8.5 and two Win- 
dows NT machines. The Mac won hands down 
both times. 

■ ColorSync— It’s still a mystery to most peo- 
ple, but ColorSync is important enough to 
attract the attention of publishing biggies such 
as Heidelberg and Kodak, which have already 
created plug-in ColorSync profiles. With OS 
8.5, ColorSync will get fresh blood in the form 
of profiles from Agfa and Imation. Jobs also 
reiterated that ColorSync was going to go 
cross-platform, bringing consistent color to the 
Windows world, thanks to Apple. Maybe soon 
Bill Gates will say, “ColorSync is my color man- 
ager of choice.” 

■ AppleScript-After letting AppleScript lan- 
guish for years in a near-death vegetative state, 
Apple Is revving it up. It is now PowerPC native, 
boosting speed by up to five times. Almost all of 
Mac OS 8.5 will be scriptable, from the Finder 
to ColorSync to folders. Yes, you can now asso- 
ciate folders with AppleScripts. Imagine the fun 
of attaching a “close folder” AppleScript to a 
folder, so that every time it opens it Immediately 
closes! Bwahahahaha. — DR 



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Quark expresses bizarre intention to eat Adobe 



Q uark, vendor of the QuarkXPress page layout program, recently 
unveiled a brassy proposal to acquire longtime desktop publishing 
rival Adobe Systems. Quark first approached cochairmen John 
Warnock and Charles Geschke, offering to buy “all or a significant portion” of 
Adobe’s stock for an unspecified premium over the stock’s current price. 
When Warnock and Geschke rebuffed the offer. Quark went public with an 
appeal to Adobe’s board of directors and a veiled threat to make its pitch 
directly to the company’s stockholders. 

In Quark’s initial proposal, released as part of its public announcement, 
CEO Fred Ebrahimi promised “synergies, cost-savings and cross-marketing 
opportunities” from die fusion of the two companies. Ebrahimi pledged to sell 
off Adobe’s K2 and PageMaker products — ^plus FrameMaker, if necessary — ^to 
third parties to address regulatory concerns. Presumably, the product and 
technology synergies Quark envisions would thus come from the combination 
of QuarkXPress with Adobe’s graphics and multimedia line (Acrobat, Photo- 
shop, Illustrator, Premiere, and so on). 

Though the privately held Quark doesn’t release the details of its finances, 
press and analysts assessed the company as being about a fourth of Adobe’s 
size. And though Adobe’s stock has halved in value over the last couple of 
months in the wake of recent bad financial news — including management 
reorganizations, slow revenues, and planned layoffs of up to 300 employees — 
as of press time acquiring even half the company’s 67.2 million outstanding 
shares would stiff cost at least $1 billion dollars. To bolster its case, Quark 
accompanied its announcement with a press release touting its sustained 
growth over the last six months (while pointedly avoiding actual dollar fig- 
ures) and an assurance that “the necessary financing for this transaction is 
available and can easily be arranged.” 

But even if Quark can get the money, and even if its overture comes at a par- 
ticularly low point for the target company, Adobe’s management isn’t biting. In a 
public response, Adobe said that Quark’s proposal “failed to state any material 
terms that would constitute a firm and bona fide offer, including price,” and reit- 
erated that the company “is not interested in pursuing discussions with Quark.” 
The announcements came a week before the big San Francisco Seybold pub- 
lishing conference, lavishing attendees of the usual- 
ly dry convention with controversy and 
excitement. (Coincidentally, the con- 
ference also featured a sneak peek 
at Adobe’s new K2 page layout 
program, affectionately 
dubbed the Quark 
Mer.) At press time 
Quark’s publicity and 
Adobe’s stock are 
shooting up, Adobe 
remains b^ed by 
the offer, and 
Quark is reftising 
to give any more 
clues as to how and 
when it plans to con- 
tinue with such a bid. 

Will Quark get seriously 
down and dirty, or is this 
just a 1998 version of the 
Ellison-taking-over-Appl 
flap? Gosh, we’ll just have to wait 
and see . — MS 



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3D Speed Boost 

ATI brings OpenGL hardware acceleration to the Mac. 

T he slow, steady progress of OpenGL on the Mac platform just took a big step forward with 
the news that M Technologies will provide hardware acceleration for the cross-platform 3D 
graphics library. With the arrival of ATI’s new driver software in September, games and 3D 
applications based on OpenGL can get hardware acceleration from ATI’s line of graphics chips. This 
is an especially swell development for G3 owners, as ATI’s Rage n and Rage Pro chips are not only 
found in ATI’s graphics cards, but also come built into every G3-based desktop Mac (the iMac too) . 

Originally devised by Silicon Graphics, OpenGL is now maintained 
as an independent standard. Like i^ple’s QuickDraw 3D, Open GL 
supports rendering, texture mapping, and special effects features use- 
fiil for both game and 3D modeling developers. The Mac titles that 
currently support OpenGL include Hash’s Animation:Master, Strata 
StudioPro, NewTek’s Lightwave 3D, autodessys’s formZ, and the X- 
Plane flight simulator. 

The Mac implementation of OpenGL, provided by Conix 
(httpyAvww.conix3d.com) and bundled with OpenGL-based applica- 
tions, handles 3D fimctions by performing them in software. But 
Conix’s OpenGL also supports hardware acceleration by way of Apple’s 
QuickDraw 3D RAVE, provided the vendor of the graphics accelerator 
card has made the necessary changes to its driver software. Village 
Tronic’s Picasso 540 + 3D Overdrive, MacTell’s Vision 3D Pro n, and 
Newer Technology’s RenderPix already support OpenGL hardware 
acceleration, and now ATI has hopped on the bandwagon. 

According to the official OpenGL Web site (http://www 
.opengl.org), ATI’s new drivers work with the Rage II chip 
(found in the iMac and early Power Mac G3s) and the improved 
Rj^e Pro (used in later Power Mac G3s), provided the Mac has at 
least 6MB of VRAM. Putting the Rage Pro’s muscle behind OpenGL should increase texture-map- 
ping performance six to eight times and double phong shatog performance compared to soft- 
ware-only OpenGL. The Rage n will yield only half this performance, however, and the difference 
will be slight on small screens. Even so, by bringing this OpenGL speed boost to Apple’s Power 
Mac G3 and iMac, ATI is doing a favor for Mac modelers and gamers alike. — MS 

Main Event’s PhotoScripter 

Photoshop gets AppieScript savvy despite Adobe 

T he AppleScript-enhancement company Main Event (http:/Avww.mainevent.com) recently 
dove into Adobe Photoshop 5.0 and surfaced with an extension that makes Photoshop 
entirely AppleScriptable. Very soon you’ll be able to size, scale, blur, and twirl with all the 
conditional and variable power of AppleScript. 

Main Event’s PhotoScripter adds an entire AppleScript dictionary to Photoshop, allowing you to 
script queries, change attributes, work with layers and filters, save as different formats, and do a ton 
of other fimctions. Phil Schiller, Apple’s vice president of worldwide product marketing, demon- 
strated PhotoScripter during Steve Jobs’s San Francisco Seybold ’98 keynote, using the extension to 
yank ims^es automatically out of QuarkXPress documents and then turn them into Web page images. 

Cal Simone, Main Event’s president and lead AppleScript guru, said he was able to make such an 
extension for the first time because Photoshop 5.0 opened some of the program’s internal actions to 
C coding. According to Simone, Adobe, which has in the past resisted implementing AppleScript in 
its products because it wanted to keep cross-platform parity, has been reluctant to embrace Photo- 
Scripter, Of course, Simone added, only a handful of people at Adobe were even aware the product 
existed before the Seybold keynote. As of this writing, Simone had yet to set a price or method of dis- 
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DID YOU KNOW 
that Apple has a Technote 
describing how to create 
a secure yet memorable 
password? Here’s a 
selection of tips: 

■ Don’t use ATM passwords for 
any other purpose, or you 
may lose some cash should 
someone gain access to your 
ATM card. 

■ Make your password at least 
six characters long. 

■ Use backward passwords — 
such as changing “disco” to 
“ocsid.” 

■ Use numbers in place of let- 
ters— for example, changing 
“disco” to “d1sc0.” 

■ Make an acronym out of a 
phrase. For example, “Use the 
force, Luke” becomes Utf,L. Be 
aware that not all punctuation 
works in all situations, so use it 
with caution. 

A COUPLE OF 
TIDBITS ON THE IMAC 

■ The iMac’s case is made of a 
translucent polycarbonate plas- 
tic. To clean It, Apple recom- 
mends a damp, soft, lint-free 
cloth on the exterior. Don’t use 
aerosol sprays, solvents, or 
abrasives, and don’t use any- 
thing containing isopropyl alco- 
hol, or you may damage the 
case. 

■ When picking up the iMac, use 
one hand to lift it using the han- 
dle (which Apple says will sup- 
port the iMac’s entire weight), 
and use the other hand to sup- 
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the monitor. — DR 



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We’ll have pun, pun, pun ’til her daddy takes our G3s away 



Here are 
101 Mac puns, 
for no particular 
reason 



■ Beta late than never 

■ Sticks and stones may break my 
bones but Word will never hurt me 

■ Good menus are hard to Finder 

■ Put up or shut down 

■ If I only Newton then what iMac 
now 

■ You scratch my disk, I’ll scratch 
yours 

■ The Mac Farm; a cache cow, a 
memory hog, and a DRAM 

■ Moot it or loose It 

■ Take this job and Stuffit 

■ Between a rock and a hard drive 

■ A Finder, gentler application 

■ Just Undo it! 

■ AppleShare and share alike 

■ Beggars can’t be Choosers 

■ Finders keepers 

■ Don’t put the cart before the OS 

■ AppleTalk of the town 

■ Nobody likes a force-quitter 

■ It’s raining like Macs and 
dogcows 

■ Pie a la modem 

■ Let AppleEvents take their course 

■ What starts up must shut down 

■ Hey bartender, can I get a SCSI 
navel? 

■ UnderPerforma 

■ It only megahertz when I laugh 

■ Jack be nimble, Jack BeOS 

■ QuickDrawn and quartered 

■ Ready! Aim! FireWire! 

■ Mac OS X gets a bad Rhapsody 

■ CD-ROM was not burned in a day 

■ The difference between write and 
ROM 

■ The Chickens have flown the 
Cupertino 

■ Cupertino d’etat 

■ Keyboard shortcuts like a knife 

■ Restart imitates life 

■ QuickTime heals all wounds 

■ Made in the RAID 

■ The march of DIMMs 

■ Motorola joint 

■ Less is Motorola 

■ Get the LED out 

■ Server with a smile 

■ The Lord is my screen saver 

■ Iconfusion 

■ That heat sinking feeling 

■ Select All’s well that ends well 

■ SCSI come, SCSI go 

■ If you can’t stand the heat, get out 
of the Pentium 

■ Cause and AfterEffects 

■ Can’t see the forest for the 
b-tree hierarchy 

■ Like an Adobe Acrobat outta hell 

■ I love Claris in the springtime 

■ Megabyte me 

■ The modem, the merrier 

■ ColorSync or swim 

■ Your wish is my Command- 
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Movies 

■ The System 7 dwarves: OpenDoc, 
OpenSneezy, OpenBashful, Open- 
Grumpy... 

■ The GUI, the Beta, and the Ugly 
m SIMM Like It Hot 

■ The Way We Woz 

■ Gone with the Windows 

■ RAIDers of the Lost Ark 

■ Clockwork Orange Micro 

■ Photoshop of Horrors 

■ “Desktop of the world, ma’’ 

■ “May the zero insertion force 
be with you’’ 

Television 

■ Allegroing Pains 

■ Mac OSS Is Enough 

■ Tales from the AppleScript 

■ SuperMac and OS Lane 

■ “PowerBook ’em, Dano’’ 



Music 

■ “How Much Is That Dogcow in 
the Window?” 

■ “Fight the PowerPC” 

■ “Puff the Magic Drag-and-Drop” 

■ “Sitting on the OpenDoc of the 
Bay” 

■ “A Hard Disk’s Night” 

■ DuRAM DuRAM 

■ Depeche Modem 

■ Wall of Voodoo2 

■ VRAM Halen 

■ Motley CPO 

■ SCSI Osbourne 

■ ROM Speedwagon 

■ Banana RAMa 



Shakespeare 

■ Adobe or not Adobe, that is 
the question 

■ What light through yonder 
Windows sucks 

■ ROMeo and Juliet 

■ Beware the SCSI IDs of March 

■ Lady Macbeth: “Out, damned 
slot! Out, I say!” 

■ Partitioning is such sweet sorrow 



Books and Literature 

■ Lord of the Files 

■ Cacher in the Rye 

■ Little Boy Blue Box 

■ Unsafe at Any SpeedDoubler 

■ Of Mice and Menus 

■ Portrait of a Hard Disk as a 
Young Volume 

■ The Upgrades of Wrath 

■ Don Quixotkey Caps 

■ CPUIysses 

■ The Infrared Pony by John Stein- 
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■ The PostScript Man Always Rings 
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B ack in early August, Power On Software (maker of that oh-so-cool utUily 
Action Files) purchased Now Utilities from Qualcomm (maker of Eudo- 
ra, among other things). Although Qualcomm had promised a Mac OS 
8-<ompatible version of Now Utilities, after several months it still hasn’t material- 
ized, and it probably won’t — ^at least not with the name Now Utilities. 

Instead, Power On plans to issue the most popular components of Now Utilities 
in new and enhanced forms. Power On points to Action Files as an example, say- 
ing that it “offers improved functionality over Now SuperBoomerang.” Plus, it 
works with Mac OS 8. What’s next on the list of Now Utilities to he replaced by 
Power On equivalents? Well, Power On isn’t saying for sure, but it has indicated that 
Now Menus and Now WYSIWYG were both very popular, and that the company has 
been hard at work on Action Menus and Action WYSIWYG. You do the math. 

So if Power On is just going to replace Now Utilities piece by piece, why is this 
good for Now Utilities fans? Well, it means that a lonely, orphaned — and popu- 
lar — set of utilities has found a home. Power On will continue to market, seU, and 
support Now Utilities for those who haven’t made the jump to Mac OS 8 — ^and 
that’s still a pretty substantial group of Mac users. By the way, for those who foUow 
such things, Power On was founded by the developers who wrote many of Now Util- 
ities’ most popular components . — DR 

Logitech Snaps 
Up QuickCam 

Connectix out of the picture 



L ogitech, best known as a vendor of mice, trackballs, keyboards, and other 
input devices, has now become a major player in the digital camera market 
with the acquisition of Connectix’s QuickCam division. Logitech paid $25 
million in the deal, which still awaits regulatory approval. The company’s new digi- 
tal camera lineup will consist of the high-end QuickCam Pro, the midrange Quick- 
Cam Home (formerly previewed as the Logitech.cam) , and the entry-level QuickCam 
VC; the company will also continue to sell Connectix’s Color QuickCam and the 
QuickClip video-capture gadget. Meanwhile, Connectix will become exclusively a 
software company, providing utilities and Internet tools for Mac and Windows users. 

Logitech’s digital camera line is noteworthy as one of the few USB pioneers. Until 
the advent of the iMac, the line’s reliance on USB meant that the videoconferencing- 
oriented QuickCam VC was available only to Windows users. But within a week of 
the Mac’s arrival, Connectix released a Mac driver for the QuickCam 
VC (available from http://www.coiinectix.com), and Logitech is 
now selling a Mac-labeled version of the camera. In this case, 
at least, Apple’s controversial jump to USB seems to be an 
- asset rather than a liability — ^and the QuickCam VC’s 
higher performance and lower price tag ($99 after a $30 
rebate) also serve to showcase the advantages of the USB 
camera over the serial port-based Color QuickCam. The 
QuickClip and QuickCam Home are likewise USB based, so 
Logitech’s digital camera and digital video line seems nicely 
aligned with Apple’s hardware strategy . — MS 




26 MacADDICT NOV/98 



The MacAddict Index 



Number of iMacs the ComputerWare chain sold 
from midnight to 2 a.m. on August 15, 1998: 225 

Percentage of ComputerWare’s first 500 iMac buy- 
ers who were first-time computer owners: 15 

Percentage of those replacing an existing com- 
puter who were switching from Windows: 13 
(Source: Market Metrics) 

Number of 20-foot-high inflatable iMacs Apple 
Computer produced for promotional purposes: 39 

Amount Apple plans to spend on iMac advertising 
during the remainder of 1998: $100 million 

FOCUS ON: HEAD COUNTS 
Number of Macintosh computers currently in use; 
22 million (Source: Apple Computer) 

Number of Windows NT Workstation users as of 
July 1998: 15 million (Source: Microsoft) 

Number of Linux operating system users: 7.5 
million (Source: Forbes) 

Number of Windows 98 upgrades sold in first 25 
days of availability: 1 million (Source: Microsoft) 

Number of copies of Mac OS 8 sold in first 14 
days of availability: 1 .2 million 
(Source: Apple Computer) 

Number of QuickCam digital cameras sold as of 
May 18, 1998: 1 million (Source: Connectix) 

FOCUS ON: CASHING IN AND OUT 
Number of shares of Apple stock, and value there- 
of, sold by Apple senior VP Mitch Mandich August 1 , 
1997, to August 28. 1998: 30,000 ($676,300) 

Number of shares of Apple stock, and value there- 
of, sold by Apple CFO Fred Anderson during this peri- 
od: 133,334 ($4,874,691) 

Number of shares of Apple stock, and value there- 
of, sold by interim Apple CEO Steve Jobs on June 26, 
1997: 1.5 million 
($21,937,500) 

Number of shares of Microsoft stock, and value 
thereof, sold by Microsoft CEO William H. Gates III 
between August 1 , 1997, and August 28, 1998: 

1 2,876,51 9 ($1 ,293,51 6,309) 

FOCUS ON: TAKING STOCK 
Value in dollars of Microsoft stock held by William 
H. Gates III as of August 28, 1998: $58,059,430,296 
(Source: Yahoo Finance) 

Number of shares of Adobe System stock out- 
standing as of June 26, 1998: 67,198,400 

Total value of these shares as of August 28, 1998: 
$1,826,956,500 

Number of times Gates could buy Adobe: 31 .8 





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lions of readers we offer a cautionary tale and an ounce of prevention. The 
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the purchase price as well as the current market value. If you’re a trader, you 
can track those you sold or traded. This is the database to have if you’re a 
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T his time iast year, a shake of the Magic 8 Bail would have char- 
acterized Apple’s future as “unclear, try again later.” Despite 
the fact that Apple had lust released Pentium-crushing G3- 
equipped desktop Macs, debuted Mac OS 8 to rave reviews and record 
sales, and unveiled its national “Think Different” ad campaign, public 
reaction was lukewarm. The bad news still overshadowed the good; 
Apple had just announced a quarterly loss of $161 million, with year- 
end losses mounting up to a staggering $1,045 billion. Reporters 
depicted the company as “struggling” and “beleaguered,” stock hov- 
ered at around $15 a share, and consumers remained unconvinced that 
the Mac was back to stay. 

What a difference a year makes. As of early September, bad press 
had given way to positive reports of Apple’s comeback, stock prices 
had more than doubled to the 40s, and Mac sales were breaking store 
records with each new product release. Although Apple’s year-end 
results will be announced while this issue is on the stands, the com- 
pany has already made a total of $203 million in three consecutive 
profitable quarters. 

So what went right? Simple: Steve Jobs, the man with the plan. 
Apple’s cofounder learned a few lessons about running a business 
while he was banished from the fold. Here are 40 of them. 



40 reasons 





Focus, focus, focus 

of all his accomplishments, Steve 
Jobs is best credited with his ability to 
focus. Before Jobs came back on the 
scene, Apple was playing blindman’s bluff with 
its business plan — and losing badly. Unable to 
recognize its target consumer, the company 
tried to please everyone at once. The result 
was a bunch of bland products that pleased 
no one, a demoralized work force, a nonexis- 
tent ad campaign, a clogged-up network of 
resellers, a competing clone market that 
robbed the company of its biggest profits, and 
too much money and time spent on such 
endeavors as Copland and the Newton that 
distracted Apple from its core business. Jobs 
came m, keyed in on Apple’s top priorities, 
and made tough decisions to eliminate any- 
thing that did not support those priorities. It 
was Jobs’s ability to focus on i^ple’s key 
strengths that saved the company. 

Plan for the future 

The problem with achieving goals is 
that you have to have some first. One 
of Apple’s bluest quandaries has 
been setting clear, long-term goals and inspir- 
ing people to see them through. Jobs, howev- 
er, is a man with a gr^d plan. He has his eye 
on every aspect of the company, and he knows 
exactly what he wants to do with it. He makes 
decisions quickly, and they’re usually the right 
ones — take the iMac, for example. Jobs’s 
baby from head to toe, the iMac was con- 
ceived and developed in a speedy 10 months; 



most new products take a full 18 months or 
more from concept to release. 

Make shopping fun 

Although it’s impossible to keep a 
dose eye on each and every one of the 
2,500 stores in the United States that 




sells Macs, Apple does its best to make sure 
your shopping experience is a good one. The 
company continually evaluates its reseller 
channel to make sure the stores it has autho- 
rized to sell Macs are actually doing their best 
to sell Macs. Last July, Apple pruned an undis- 
dosed number of local resellers from its chan- 
nd because the stores did not meet the com- 
pany’s desired level of Mac advocacy, i^ple 
based its decision on who should stay and who 



should go by examining store revenues, as well 
as surveying each store on its level of commit- 
ment to selling Apple products and the Mac IQ 
of its sales team. Local fidd resources were 
then sent out to confirm the results before 
Apple delivered its eviction notices. 

As i^ple cut back on apathetic local 
resellers, it reduced its distributors from five 
to two (Ingram Micro and Pinacor) , and nar- 
rowed down its national resellers to one — 
CompUSA, Apple cited a strong relationship 
with the retailer, along with the chain’s exdte- 
ment over creating Apple-branded stores 
within stores, as its reasons for selecting 
CompUSA. It doesn’t hurt that CompUSA has 
148 superstores across the United States. 

Although i^ple received some flack from 
the press for narrowing its reseller channel at 
a time when the company was desperate to 
ramp up sales, Apple officials claim that the 
impact on its channd was very small. Apple 
declined to give any actual figures, but Comp- 
USA announced that the percentage of Macs 
sold in its stores rose from 3 to 14 percent in 
just the first four months of the program — 
before the rdease of the record-selling iMac. 
Figures incorporating iMac sales had not yet 
been released at the time of this artide. 

Base inventory supply 
on demand 

Historically, i^ple has had a tough 
time forecasting product demand — 
the company either built too many machines 
or too few. Although forecasting supply to 










a , a 

When Apple realized it needed a serious public image makeover, it hired the company 
put it on the map in 1984. TBWA Chiat/Day, the ad agency behind the renowned 1984 
ad, was directed to make Apple a household name once again. It hit gold with the now- 
famous 'Think Different" campaign, which features visionaries such as Martin Luther King, Jr,, Alfred 
Hitchcock, Jim Henson, and quite a few more we just don't recognize. Not only did the ad sport a 
black-and-white look, but it made us think and realize that the best products have been made by the seem 

ingly oddest people. By way of assodation, Apple made 
itself— -once again — cool, and a hotbed of genius. 

The TV version of the "Think Different" campaign was so 
successful that it was immediately parodied by ABC and CBS, 
and garnered an Emmy. Once Apple had established that the 
Apple brand was back, it started focusing parts of its TV cam- 
paign on promoting such products as the Power Mac G3s, the 
PowerBooks, and the iMac. Although Apple has not released 
figures for its marketing and ad budgets, it was pleased to 
announce that it would be spending upward of $100 mil- 
lion in media buys to promote the iMac. 

Chiat/Day, working closely with Steve Jobs, suc- 
ceeded in its goal of grabbing the attention of the 
masses. People are finally starting to talk about 
Apple advertising again, if only to ask, 

"Who the hell is that?" 



34 MacADDlCT NOV/98 






^In what ''comes "as "a’ 

I relief to trend-setting 
^Mac addicts every- 
where, Apple has finally come 
to grips with the fact that you 
can't hang with the cool kids 
unless you look the part. Jhe 
iMac, Apple's latest entry : 
into the consumer market, 
is sleek, chic, and pleas- 
ingly affordable—a wel- 
come parting from the 
recent past, which spawned 
boxy, beige models more 
to Wintel machines than Niacs. 

The iMac s space-age indus- 
trial design, powerful parts, and simple " 
setup are winning over Mac addicts and PC users 
alike. On the iMac's first day in CompUSA, the chain sold more iMacs than 
it had ever sold of any computer In a single day ComputerWare, a San 
Francisco-based, Mac-only dealer, polled 500 shoppers who walked out of 
its stores carrying iMacs and found that 13 percent of them were replac- 
ing PCs* MacMali, a major catalog and Internet source for Mac products, 
reported $4 million in iMac orders in the product's second week of 
availability, the most it has ever sold of any computer during its 
launch. Creative Computer, MacMall's parent company, received 
so much interest in the iMac from PC users that offidals 
announced Creative Computer would also sell the iMac 
in its PC Mall and ComputAbility catalogs. 



meet demand can be a balancing act of do-or- 
die proportions, ^ple instituted the build-to- 
order program to provide some flexibility for 
choosy customers with specific computing 
agendas. Apple also made a smart move when 
it announced the Mac three months in 
advance of its availability and encouraged 
people to leave their name and contact infor- 
mation on Apple’s Web site if they were inter- 
ested in preordering. Armed with a realistic 
gauge of the public’s interest in the Mac, 
^ple hired 400 additional engineers and 
assembly workers at its Sacramento plant to 
step up production to meet the demand. 
When Apple accepted a record 150,000 pre- 
orders for the Mac in the first week that con- 
sumers were allowed to place them in early 
August, the company was prepared. 

impress the press 

when the world started to seem like 
too nice a place, reporters could 
always dredge up some gloomy i^ple 
story to call news while Microsoft basked in 
the glory of its competitor’s bad luck. Unfor- 
tunately for Microsoft, all that basking led to 
one bad bum as the press turned its evil eye 
away from Apple and focused on a certain 
landmark antitrust case. While Microsoft bus- 
ied itself with lawyers and depositions, Apple 
went firom enfant terrible to media darlMg 
with the splashy introduction of the Mac and 
continual announcements of record sales and 
consecutive profits. 

Keep your secrets 

Promises, promises. We’d be willing 
to bet that Gil Amelio still boohoos 
himself to sleep for promising that 
Apple would be profitable in the second fiscal 
quarter of ’97, only to have it suffer a resound- 
ing $708 million loss. But profitability was just 
one in a string of broken promises and Med 
expectations, including Copland, OpenDoc, 
CyberDog, and Rhapsody, that conspired to 
bring about the end of the Amelio reign at 
Apple. Jobs hasn’t made the same mistake. In 
order to keep company secrets secret, Jobs 
doesn’t even allow Apple employees to sneeze 
without his permission, much less sneeze in 
the presence of a reporter who might tell 
someone about it. Folte who leak information 
risk getting fired. 

The veil of secrecy is so tightly wr^ped 
that most ^ple employees were unaware of 
the Mac project until it was announced to the 
public on May 6. Tom Boger, the product 
manager in charge of the Mac, cl^s he 
didn’t even tell his wife. Or his mother. 

Oops: Jobs kept the Mac plans so secret 
that even Bill Campbell, CEO of Intuit and a 
member of ^ple’s board of directors, didn’t 



know about it. As a result, Intuit canceled 
plans to make Quicken for the Mac, claiming 
that Apple wasn’t supporting the consumer 
market. After Jobs toally fessed up to his 
plans, Intuit reversed its decision. 

9 Get ’em while they’re young 

Apple’s shooting to regain its footing 
in the education market, where it 
long ago garnered the trust and devo- 
tion of today’s Mac faithfiil. Not only has Apple 
designed a killer G3 Mac that it’s selling only 
to those involved in the education market 
(now is the time to get in touch with that fifth- 
grade teacher you found so inspiring — screw 
the Mac, she can get you Apple’s real deal), 
but it’s also showing schools the money. Ear- 
lier this year Apple pledged $ 1 million in net- 
work software and training to Los 
Angeles-area schools and over $1 million in 
grants to 10 K through 12 schools and univer- 
sities to support their technology programs. 
The company also instituted its Power of Ten 
program: It agreed to credit 10 percent of the 
pretax purchase price of every computer 
bought through the program to any qu^ed 
public or private K trough 12 school in the 



United States. Five thousand schools promptly 
registered to reap the benefits. 

But the schools aren’t the only winners. 
According to Quality Education Data, a 
Denver-based market research firm that sur- 
veyed the purchasing plans of 5,000 public 
schools, Macs will account for 38 percent of 
all new computers ordered for the school 
year — ^up 6 percent from last year. 

Never forget 
your friends 

The best thing about Apple’s 
revamped board of directors 
is that Oracle CEO and official FOS (Friend of 
Steve) Larry Ellison is on it. He may still spill a 
few of Jobs’s secrets every now and then, but 
at least he’s stopped threatening every year to 
buy out the company. 

Less is more 

Jobs likes to reminisce about 
how when he first started as 
interim CEO, Apple’s product 
line was so complex that even he didn’t under- 
stand it and wouldn’t know what to recom- 
mend to a friend. (“Gee, I don’t know what to 







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Apple may have always had the best of intentions, but it wasn't until the 
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of its fair-weather friends on Wall Street. Although investors considered the first 
quarter the company achieved a profit a fluke, they declared the second a strong step in the right 
direction, and the third consecutive profitable quarter had them investing again. Fidelity Investments, 
the Boston-based mutual fund giant, gave Apple a big smile and two thumbs up when it bought up mil- 
lions of company shares. Fidelity raised its stake in Apple to 12,29 percent, or 16.7 million shares, up from 
the 5.75 percent (7.6 million shares) it held last March, making it the largest Apple shareholder. 

Fidelity isn't the only investor that's buying into 
Apple. Stock prices have more than doubled since last 
year's lows of $13 and $15 per share, now hanging out in 
the low 40s. The Mac faithful who bought into Apple when 
the price was right are smiling all the way to the bank. 
Here's the breakdown (and recovery) of Apple's bottom line: 

■ January 15, 1997; First fiscal quarter ending December 
27, 1996, resulted in a net loss of $120 million. 

■ April 16, 1997: Second fiscal quarter ending March 28, 
1997, resulted in a net loss of $708 million. 

■ July 16, 1997: Third fiscal quarter ending June 27, 1997, 
resulted in a net loss of $56 million. 

■ October 15, 1997: Fourth fiscal quarter ending Septem- 
ber 26, 1997, resulted in a loss of $161 million. 

M January 14, 1998: First fiscal quarter ending Decem- 
ber 26, 1997, resulted in a net profit of $47 million. 

■ April 15, 1998: Second fiscal quarter ending March 
27, 1998, resulted in a net profit of $55 million; 
PowerMac G3s accounted for 51 percent of all 
units sold, 

■ July 15, 1998: Third fiscal quarter end- 
ing June 26, 1998, resulted in a net 
profit of $101 million. 



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tell you — they all have floppy drives.”) So he 
simplified the line into four models that Apple 
will continue to improve and refine. Now, 
instead of blindly sorting through a mass of 
model numbers, you can choose among 
four types of products: professional desktop 
Macs (the Power Mac G3 line), consumer 
Macs (the iMac), professional PowerBooks 
(the PowerBook G3), and a soon-to-be- 
announced consumer portable. Funny, we 
still don’t know which one to recommend — 
we want them all. 

Build products efficiently 

Refining the product line 
doesn’t just make it easy for 
Mac-sawy evangelists to 
make buying recommendations — ^it also 
makes it easier for Apple to make money. By 
staying with one motherboard design, using 
the inexpensive G3 processor, and cutting 
production costs in just about every way 
possible, Apple makes a profit of more than 
$500 on every machine sold, despite a 
reduction in prices. Apple’s profit margins 
have risen from 19 to 20 percent in 1997 to 



about 25 percent for most of 1998, even 
though it’s selling roughly the same number 
of Macs — ^for about $300 less per machine. 

A company is only as 
good as its employees 

Jobs likes to brag that Apple’s 
annual employee attrition 
rate has dropped from last year’s 33 percent 
to a below-industry average of 15 percent. Of 
course, after Jobs went on his big firing spree 
and cleared the company of a lot of dead 
wood, the pool of people from which those 
numbers were drawn was much smaller. Still, 
those who made the cut seem newly inspired 
under Jobs’s highly focused management. It 
also doesn’t hurt that he sweetened the pot 
with a revised stock incentive plan dial 
repriced employees’ worthless options to a 
more lucrative $13.25 a share. Jobs also 
improved the cafeteria by hiring a new chef 
and extending serving hours into the evening. 

We’ve heard fi-om many of Apple’s 
employees that the sun actually seems to 
shine more brightly over the campus, the 
grass looks greener, the flowers smell more 



fragrant, the cafeteria food is tastier, and their 
stock options are rising quite nicely, thank 
you very much. 

Secure more software 

More than 460 products have 
been announced for the 
Macintosh since the intro- 
duction of the iMac. Granted, some products 
are marginal (shareware collections, for 
example), but most are full-scale applica- 
tions. See the PDF file on The Disc for the full 
list or check out the product database at 
http://macsoftware.apple.com. Then go out 
and buy some as a show of support. 

Corner the colleges 

Yale put the Mac back on its 
list of acceptable computers 
for Ivy League scholars, Dart- 
mouth recommends that all of its students 
own one, and the College of Wooster declares 
the Mac its platform of choice. Three consec- 
utive profitable quarters, a showing of devel- 
oper support, the convenience of the hip, 
dorm-size iMac, and the affordable portability 







36 NOV/98 MacADDlCT 



PHOTO BY WILUAM MERCER MCLEOD 





how life has changed for the 
design team, MacAddict inter- 
\ viewed Jonathan Ive, Apple's 
\ vice president of industrial 
y design. Here% a sampling 
f \ of what he had to say. 



ranees 






THE INTERVIEW 

Us: What was it like designing prod- 
ucts at Apple before Steve's 
return? 

Him: Just absolutely frus- 
trating. It' was really frus- 
trating because we cared. 

One of the fantastic 
things about working 
with Apple are Apple cus- 
tomers. They are so 
bloody tenacious. They 
happen to be fairly cre- 
ative. They're inspiring 
and terrorizing at the same 
time. So it was really frus- 
trating that we weren't deliv- 
ering products that I think our 
customers deserved. 

Us: How have things changed since 
Steve took over as interim CEO? 

Him: Absolutely fundamentally. It's a strange feeling going to the same 
physical place of work because it feels so very different.. ..One of the 
things we really sort of come to realize is that what you ship stands as 
testament to a set of corporate principles, a culture, a belief, a sense of 
identity. 

Us: How did the iMac come about? 

Him: Steve had a very clear sense of what this thing needed to be and 
he understood our strengths. The team and he started working very 
closely together right from day one. We knew things needed to be sim- 
ple. Things got way too big, cumbersome, complex, bloated. There were 
just some very simple targets we had like getting it small, highly inte- 
grated, small footprint, easy to set up. ..We wanted it to be very friend- 
ly and personable. 

Us: How did you come up with Bondi blue? 

Him: We'd just been doing an incredibly broad exploration of color and 
materials. It's very difficult to just isolate color as an issue, because 
you've got color, you've got material, you've got the thickness of the 
material, you've got the type of material, you've got the texture of the 
material, you've got what's behind the material. All of those things totally 
change the color. So color is much more complex than, "Well, it's going 
to be exactly this shade of blue." You wouldn't believe how difficult and 
complex it has been to try and control all of those variables. But it was 
very interesting— this particular blue just naturally evolved and was just 
naturally one that people felt really comfortable and good about. 

Us: Do you see future Apple products, like the 63s and the Power- 
Books, moving toward the translucent, colorful case designs? 

Him: Well, I know, but I can't really say. You can make some educated 
guesses in terms of looking at the mouse, keyboard, and the Apple Stu- 
dio Display. You can see what we've been doing and you get a sense of 
when we did that. 

Us: Hmmm. 



„ 

■ m For Apple s industrial design team, the Mac's ugly-duckling 
I ^ era prior to the return of Jobs was a painful time. Beige 
H ml boxes had become the norm, towers meant power, and 
processor speeds were all anyone saw when they looked to buy. Function 
had entirely replaced form, and the design team was not encouraged to 
fuss with that formula. All of that changed with the return of Jobs, who 
worked closely with the design team to create radical changes in the Mac 

look and feel. The result was the wildly suc- 
cessful IMac, a stunning flat-panel dis- 
play, and the luxuriously contoured 
PowerBooks. To get the scoop on 



of the PowerBooks have swayed schools from 
the Dark Side. In the case of Dartmouth, a 
personal visit from Steve Jobs cinched the deal. 



1ft' 

10 ; 



i Sex sells 

* And so do games. Apple has 
I recommitted itself to the 
^crum- 
bling Mac gaming 
market by sweet-talk- 
ing developers, show- 
casing games and 
Apple’s commitment 
to them during public 
speeches by Steve 
Jobs, and beefing up 
the hardware specs for 
all Macs (not just the 
ones targeting graphic 
artists). The result: Unreal, Tomb Raider n, 
StarCraft, MDK, Microsoft Age of Empires, Qv- 
ilization n, Quest for Glory V: DragonFire, and 
more. 



19 ! 



I Cut costs at ail cost 

You can’t bail out a sinking 
ship without first plugging the 
leaks. In a series of unpopular 
decisions designed to keep the company 
afloat financially, Apple killed off money- 
draining technologies and products (Open- 



NOV/98 MacADDICT 37 



PHOTO BY AARON LAURER 









20 



For a while, Apple hit a slump where it made a lot of 
products that few people liked, much less loved. Fortunately for lonely 
Mac users, Apple made Macs loveable again with a killer lineup of Power 
Mac and PowerBook G3s, the iMac, and the rejuvenated Mac OS 8. Apple 
launched the PowerMac G3 on November 10, 1997, and sold more than 
it had forecast, making this the most successful product launch in 
Apple's history.. .until the iMac debuted in '98 and broke all new sales 
records. 

Not to be outdone, the PowerBooks broke records of their own. On May 
8, 1998, Apple announced that its online store received a record $1.9 mil- 
lion in orders in a single 24-hour period, driven by sales of the new note- 
books. The new PowerBooks have won over even cranky PC 
enthusiasts like the Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg, who 
proclaimed, "Apple has hit a home run with these new 
PowerBooks, and that's a good omen for a once-great 
company that just last year seemed aimless and listless." 




Doc and Newton) and too-close-for-conifort 
competition (clones). Apple also laid off sev- 
eral hundred people and took a few costly 
perks out of the employee benefit plan — 
employees can no longer fly first class on the 
company dime or take weeks-long sabbati- 
cals. Other less-publicized cutbacks involved 
downsizing facilities as Apple sold off manu- 
facturing plants and reduced the 
number of physical buildings the 
company owns. Thanks to all of 
the money-saving measures, 
Apple had $1.99 billion in cash 
and short-term investments at 
the end of its third fiscal quarter 
of 1998, up from $1.23 billion a 
year ago, and way, way up from 
the measly $592 million it 
scrounged up when Gil Ameho 
came on board in 1996. 



21 

Mind who’s 
minding the store 

Former Next employees have 
popped up at Apple hke old rel- 



atives at a family reunion. All cab-stealing 
aside, we’re glad to see them. When Jobs 
started making his system-level changes he 
needed people he could trust to carry out his 
royal commands. His solution was to bring in 
old friends Jonathan Rubinstein and Avie 
Tevanian and put them in charge of hardware 
and software. He also brought in top-notch 
managers to head up marketing and sales, 
and he was smart enough to hang on to 
Apple’s executive vice president and CFO Fred 
Anderson. With the company running 
smoothly under his crack management team, 
Jobs has the time he needs to “think differ- 
ent.” And should Jobs decide to leave Apple, 
the company can continue to run smoothly 
under its current strong management team. 



When the going gets 
tough, go shopping 

To give credit where credit 
flIiHHis due, Apple probably 
wouldn’t be making a profit today if Gil Ame- 
lio hadn’t maxed out his corporate credit 
card to buy out Next and all diat came with 
it, namely Steve Jobs, Rhapsody, and some 
top-notch managers. In further attempts to 
streamline development costs, Apple cut out 
all research and development funding except 



for key technologies including QuickTime and 
the Mac OS. Now, when the company needs 
innovative additions to its software, it just buys 
what it needs and gets the best for less. For 
example, in May Apple acquired an unspeci- 
fied technology from Macromedia (solid 
rumors say it’s Final Cut — ^Macromedia’s 
long-planned rival to Adobe’s Premiere video- 
editing software) to enhance QuickTime. Not 
only did Apple get the technology, but it also 
got about 50 engineers, all of whom are well 
versed in video technology — a key area for 
the company. Apple has also licensed QDesign 
Corporation’s digital audio compression tech- 
nology, Qualcomm’s PureVoice voice audio 
technology, and Sorenson Video’s new rideo 
compression technology — all to make Quick- 
Time 3 the best it can be. 



Keep it simple 

^Pas the Internet becomes a 
household word, it should 
fliH become as easy to access as a 

household appliance. Take a toaster, for 
instance. Plug it in, turn it on, and boom, 
you’ve got toast. The iMac, coupled with Mac 
OS 8.1, is just that simple: Plug it in, turn it on, 
and boom, you’re toast. Uhhh, what? OK, so 
maybe that’s not the best analogy. The point is 
that Apple’s gone back to making computers 
easy to use for everyone. 

jm Dare to be different 

mM Fans fumed when Apple 

fcj|blanched its logo from its 
traditional rainbow stripes 
to a translucent white, but hke it or not, 
growth means change. In the case of the 
logo, it desperately needed a makeover to 
look good with Apple’s new colorful translu- 
cent designs, already seen in the iMac, the 
flat-panel display, and the old eMate of yore. 
According to Apple vice president of indus- 
trial design Jonathan Ive, the striped logo 
brightened up the beige boxes but clashed 
with Apple’s new colored plastics. The 
designers also wanted to make the logo big- 
ger (as it is on the PowerBooks), and the 
bigger they made the striped logo, the worse 
it looked. Now quit complaining. 

Don’t let the 

1^1^ millennium bug you 

3 B Many computers can’t handle 
dates beyond the year 1999 
because of a shortsighted two-digit date for- 
mat that looks at the 00 in the year 2000 and 
thinks it’s 1900 all over again. Fortunately, the 
year 2000 is not a problem for Mac users, 
who can work nonstop until the year 
29,940 — ^feel free to take a few breaks if you 
start feeling worn out. 



38 NOV/98 MacADDICT 




^1^ Embrace the enemy 

M you can’t beat ’em, give 

■ B ’em a big hug and promise to 
BH make Internet Explorer your 

browser of choice in exchange for $150 mil- 
lion, Microsoft Office for the Mac, and other 
odds and ends too odd to reveal. 

■up Perfect your timing 

m Focus on selling games dur- 
m ing the holidays just when 
flf kids are longing for fresh 
fruits and clean, white socks? Launch the iMac 
in time for the back-to-school season when 
the last thing on the minds of teachers and stu- 
dents is what computer to take to class? Will 
this company never get it right? 



28 



Read MacAddict 

Well, really, without us, 
where would Apple be? 



M Don’t let anyone puii 
a faster one on you 

No one can accuse the Mac 
of being last in a processor 
race — Byte m^azine proclaimed Apple’s 
Power Mac G3s faster than the fastest Pen- 
tium. In a real-life case of the turtle and the 
hare, the pokey old Mac got a speed boost 
while the Wintel world was dancing around 
the lab in bunny suits. Even the iMac, 
Apple’s low-cost consumer model, outper- 
forms high-priced Pentiums, according to 
Byte’s benchmarks. 



Now that Apple is running ahead of the 
game, it’s determined not to lose any 
ground. Motorola’s upcoming AltiVec tech- 
nology, which is similar to MMX on the Win- 
tel side but twice as powerful, will greatly 
speed up the signal processing of the Pow- 
erPC chips — a boon for real-time video. In 
addition, a whole new copper chip looms on 
the horizon that could turn your little Mac 
into a supercomputer without so much as an 
unfortunate accident in the lab to blame. 
Spider-Man would be so jealous. 

Build the brand 

I IWe find it hard to believe 
that anyone buys Gap jeans 
BIB because of their higher- 
quality denim. And we highly doubt that 
most consumers of Nike running shoes 
have done any serious research into the 
actual efficacy of its full-length Zoom Air 
cushioning. Most consumers wouldn’t 
know what to do with that information if 
they had it, so they make their purchasing 
decisions based on their level of comfort 
with the brand name. 

In an attempt to lure new computer 
users who are unfamiliar with the teclmical 
jargon that so captivates hard-core nerds, 
Apple quit pushing its specs and started pro- 
moting its brand. The average Joe and Mindy 
might not understand the value of fast 
processor speeds, copper chips, and back- 
side cache, but unless they’ve been living 
under a rock their entire lives, they’ll recog- 
nize the Apple logo — ^new colors and all. 



Maintain good 
developer relations 

■ For a while, Apple’s biggest 
BB ■ problem wasn’t its unhappy 
customers, but its disillusioned developers. 
Many developers were feeling ignored by 
Apple and uncertain about the company’s 
future, so they threatened to quit making 
software for the Mac. Apple won back their 
support by giving them what they wanted — 
closer company ties and a simplified, online 
support program. Apple began to offer basic 
online support for all developers, while 
heavily courting the top developers in each 
category to secure public support from the 
big marquee names, such as Adobe, Macro- 
media, and Microsoft. 

Even better, Apple has started listening 
to developers more than in the past. For 
example, when Apple showed prototypes 
of a G3 Mac to developers, the company 
had upped the bus speed to 66 MHz. How- 
ever, developers of certain types of hard- 
ware, such as video boards, squawked — 
the higher bus speed broke the hardware, 
Apple relented and made the bus speed 
adjustable. 

BBMake passion 
its own reward 

Although Jobs raked in a 
BB Bn tidy sum of money when 
Apple bought out Next, he’s not making a 
dime as interim CEO. Not only does this 
provide inspiration for hard-working 
employees, but it doesn’t squeeze the bot- 




Keep up home 
page improvement 



Apple's Web site used to be a mere waste of cyberspace — 
too confusing to be of any use to anyone. Taking a clue from 
embittered browsers, the company revamped its site to make 
it useful, clean, and easy to navigate. The site looks so much 
better that it ranked sixth in a list of the top ten Silicon Val- 
ley Web sites compiled by Shelley Taylor & Associates, a Sili- 
con Valley management consulting firm that performed a 
study on the Web presence of 50 top technology companies 
in Silicon Valley last August. The firm, which had previously 
examined 100 major corporate Web sites, judged the high- 
tech sites on the ease with which browsers could contact 
the company, content, navigation, and the availability 
of investment and employment information. 



NOV/98 MacADDICT 39 



40 reasons 







tom line, which already took a beating with 
the last CEO’s multimillion dollar salary. 

Maintain industry 
standards 

In order for Apple to sell 
Macs at competitive prices, 
the company was forced to adopt certain 
industry-standard parts and technologies. 
EDE drives, which are found in new Power 
Macs (and most PCs) , are cheaper than SCSI 
drives because they’re so abundant. USB, the 
new method for hooking up peripherals to 
the iMac, replaces serial and ADB ports 
because USB is the emerging industry stan- 
dard on the Wintel side. Hardware develop- 
ers who already make devices for PCs have 
only to write Mac drivers to run the same 
hardware on a Mac. Although it hurts not to 
be able to use that SCSI scanner you saved 
up all month to buy, in the long run you’ll 
have more devices to choose from than if 
Apple had taken the path less traveled, and 
you’ll have saved enough money on the Mac 
itself to afford them. 

Create your own 
industry standards 

of course, there’s no need to 
sacrifice quality for quan- 
tity — ^if nobody else is going to do the job 
right, do it yourself. QuickTime 3 hit a miUion 
Mac and Windows users less than two months 
after it was released and won numerous 
awards. One of i^ple’s few technologies to 
survive the budget cuts, it has become the 
industry standard for digital video because it is 
powerftjl, multiplatform, easy to use, and free 
(unless you want the Pro version, which costs 
a measly $29-99). It has also been chosen as 
the file format standard for the International 
Organization for Standardization MPEG-4 



Intermedia specification. This is a big deal — 
finally an i^ple technology has been chosen 
to drive a key industrywide technology and a 
high-value product line. By controlling the 
technology ^at is central to MPEG-4, in 
essence controls MPEG-4 itself as well as the 
entire industry’s use of it. This is quite a coup 
for Apple, especially in light of the fact that 
Microsoft has a competing video technology. 

Make products 
that developers love 

Altliough everyone loved Mac 
OS 8 for its stability and 
improved appearance, developers weren’t 
wild about Rhapsody. No one was really look- 
ing forward to rewriting the bulk of their 
applications just to run on an unproven OS 
that had no installed base. Apple’s new oper- 
ating system was headed for a flop the size of 
Copland, until Apple came up with the inge- 
nious Mac OS X — a glorious melding of the 
two operating systems (Mac OS and Rhap- 
sody). Now, under Apple’s new Carbon 
process, developers need only rewrite a few 
lines of code to take advant^e of OS X’s long- 
awaited buzzword features such as multitask- 
ing and protected memory. Key developers 
including Adobe, Macromedia, and Microsoft 
have already declared their desire to become 
Carbon ready. Apple’s hoping the rest of the 
developers will eagerly follow their lead. We 
can’t imagine why they wouldn’t. 

Create a buzz 

In today’s market, even the 
best products may not suc- 
ceed without the right buzz. 
Jobs has created a top-notch buzz for the 
iMac by focusing most of Apple’s marketing 
initiative around it. Everything from the sur- 
prise introduction of the iMac to splashy 



eight-page ads in major consumer pubhca- 
tions that showcased the Mac’s Jetsons-style 
design were planned to create a buzz around 
the product. It didn’t hurt a bit that the Mac 
loote different than any product before it, 
and acts differently as well. 

Practice spin control 

Before Jobs came onboard, 
Apple’s name had become 
synonymous with failure. 
Jobs, however, managed to keep the press 
focused on the positive steps Apple was 
taking. Before Jobs, magazine covers 
played up Apple as the fallen son — Wired 
ran a “Pray” cover with religious over- 
tones, and a major business newsweekly 
magazine ran articles about the dark days 
of Apple. Jobs managed to make sure the 
press understood exactly what Apple was 
attempting and why. Even more important, 
Jobs let the press know exactly how suc- 
cessful the company had been in fulfilling 
each of it promises. When the press asked 
questions that did not relate to the issue at 
hand. Jobs charmingly brought them back 
to the point, refusing to become distracted. 

Perform charismatic 
speeches 

If you’ve ever heard Jobs 
speak in person, then you’ll 
understand the definition of the word 
“charisma.” Jobs has an uncanny knack for 
saying things that should offend you but that, 
because of the way he says them, make you 
want to repent and follow him instead. We 
believe, Steve! We believe\ 

Senior editor Nikki Echier ciaims that her 
Magic 8 Bail now says "SIGNS POINT TO YES.” 
whatever that means. 










■ The Apple Store, which opened its \ 
online doors in November 1997; quickly \ 

' U ^1^ racked up over $12 million in orders in its ^ 
first 30 days of operation. Mac addicts leapt at the chance to 
finally build thefr Macs to order, fussing over every little detail 
from processor speed to the size of their hard drives. The pro- 
gram vyas such a success that Apple extended the build-to-order 
option to its reseUers, Unfortunately, you can't order what it 
hasn't yet invented, so all requests for 500MHz machines have 
yet to be filled. 



40 NOV/98 MacADDICT 








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old mac 






Find the 
Apple Spec 
Database 
and Mac- 
Check on 
The Disc. 



AU-ln-Ones 



by T. Kelley Boylan I 

L adies and gentlemen, this is it, the conclusion of our This Old Mac series. 
Our final episode covers Apple’s return to its roots— the all-in-one, a 
model now represented by the new, too-cool-for-school iMac. At $1,299, 
it’s hard to beat. Really hard. Come to think of it, all the new Macs fall into the 
hard-to-beat category, so if you have a Mac we haven’t covered, don’t sweat it. 
Run out and buy a new G3. You’ll be glad you did. 

Long before the iMac, the Mac Plus, SE, and Classic warmed the cockles of 
the hearts of computer users everywhere. They were not only cute and cuddly, 
but convenient— having monitor and Mac in a single box meant fewer cables, 
fewer connectors, and fewer headaches for beginners. Apple tried to maintain 
this simplicity in 1993 by creating the LC 520 (not to be confused with the 
PowerBook 520), an all-in-one with a 25MHz 68030 processor, 4MB to 36MB of 
RAM, LocalTalk, and a 640 by 480 display that handled 256 lovely colors 
(expandable to thousands). 

’Twas but the beginning of a population explosion. Apple’s lust for life soon 
gave the lowly LC 520 ten siblings — ^the LC/Performa 550, 560, 575, 577, 578, 
580, 580CD, 5200CD, 521 5CD, and 5300CD (don’t con- 
fuse the latter with the PowerBook 5300). 

Many of these models are nearly identical — differing 
only in clock speeds, bundled software, or what outlet sold 
them. But wait, there’s more! What looks like one machine 
may be another. Open your 550 or 560 and check the 
markings on the innards; they might say it’s a 520. Maybe 
it is, maybe it isn’t. According to Apple, you can run the 
utility MacCheck to verify whether the clock speed is 
25MHz (the 520) or 33MHz (the 550 or 560). 




42 MacADDICT NOV/98 





The AU-ln-One Who’s Who 



1 n an awkward attempt to 
1 expand the market, Apple ere- ■ 
ated many versions of the same 


Mac 

Model 


CPU 


FPU 


RAM 


Display 


Colors 


Expansion 

Slots 


machine using different names 
and model numbers. The com- 


520 


25MHz 68030 


Optional 


4MB-36MB 


14 inch 


8 bit 


LC 


pany marketed the same CPU in 


550 


33MHz 68030 


Optional 


4MB-36MB 


14 inch 


8 bit 


LC 


a dozen different variations, sub- 
tly changing software packages, 


560 


33MHz 68030 


Optional 


4MB-36MB 


14 inch 


8 bit 


LC 


hardware configurations, and 


575 


33MHz 68LC040 


None 


4MB-36MB 


14 inch 


8 bit 


LC, comm 


prices, thereby creating a 
plethora of choices. The result 


577 


33MHz 68LC040 


None 


5MB-36MB 


14 inch 


8 bit 


LC, comm 


was confusion. To get a grip on 


S7S 


33MHz 68LC040 


None 


8MB-36MB 


44 inch 


8 bit 


LC comm 


who’s sitting where on the LC 
family tree, check out the follow- 


580 


33MHz 68LC040 


None 


8MB-52MB 


14 inch 


8 bit 


LC comm, video In/out 


ing chart. Though it doesn’t 


580CD 


33MHz 68LC040 


None 


8MB-52MB 


j^inch 


8 bit 


LC comm, video in/out 


include all the model numbers, it 
does cover the major players. 


5200CD 


75MHz PPC603 


Built-in 


8MB-64MB 


15 inch 


16 bit 


LC comm, video in/out 




5215CO 


75MHz PPC603 


Built-in 


8MB-64M6 


15 inch 


16 bit 


LC comm, video in/out 




5300CO 


lOoMHz PPC603 


Built-in 


16MB-64MB 


45 inch 


16 bit 


LC. comm, video in/out 



Getting Down to Work 




RAM 

The basic RAM each 
model includes, ranging 
from 4MB to 16MB, 
doesn’t go far these days. 
First and foremost, bump up the RAM. You’ll 
have either one or two SIMM slots, depending 
on your model. You could buy small SIMMs 
to save money — 1MB, 2MB, 4MB, or SMB — 
but given how little RAM costs, go for the gold 
and buy 16MB or 32MB. 

The RAM must have 72 pins and must be 
at least 80ns or faster for each model in the 
500 and 5000 series. You can get RAM eas- 
ily from a variety of outlets, including Newer 
Technology — there’s a list of resellers at 
that company’s Web site, httpy/www.newerram 
.cora/dist mo.html. 



effect. It’s worth it. Graphics, Web pages, 
and QuickTime video all look far, far better. 
In fact, Apple noticed how much better, so 
the VRAM is already upgraded on the 580, 
580CD, 5200CD, 5215CD, and 5300CD. 

The LC Slot 

The all-in-ones lack NuBus slots, but they 
do all have an LC slot, and almost the same 
set of NuBus cards is available as LC cards. 
Sadly, the year’s best card won’t fit — G3 
upgrades have a different connector and 
pin count, and just won’t work. The good 
news is that you can use the slot to hook up 
an extra display or go live via Ethernet. 

Display Cards 



VRAM 

After you’ve bought all the RAM you can buy, 
go back to the store and buy more VRAM. In 
the 520, 550, and 560, installing an addi- 
tional 256 k of VRAM allows thousands of col- 
ors on the l4-inch monitor. It costs about the 
same as standard RAM and is available at all 
the same sources, from MacMall (http://www 
.macmall.com) to the Chip Merchant 
(http://www.thechipmerchantxom) . 

In the 575, 577, and 578, you’ll need to 
remove the two 256K VRAM SIMMs and add 
a pair of 512K VRAM SIMMs to get the same 



The 500-series’ built-in 14-inch monitor can 
seem limiting. Fortunately, you can install an 
LC video card for double-display nirvana with 
a second, bigger monitor. That adapter won’t 
fit in any newer Mac, so try not to spend more 
than $100 on it. But a monitor is a monitor, 
so if you’re saving for a new G3, as you no 
doubt are, buy as much display as the card 
will support. When the new Mac arrives, 
you’ll already have a monitor. 

If you’re looking for a display card for 
the 030 and 040 machines, you’ll have to 
do some digging. MicroConversions used to 
make the Model 1724PD. It’s discontinued, 



Hardware Sources 



Used Hardware Contact several 
vendors when you shop, and ask about 
warranties and returns just in case. This 
list isn’t comprehensive, but it’s a good 
place to start. 

Computer Exchange 

800-304-4639 

http://www.mistermac.com 

DataTech Remarketing 
800-281-3661 

http://www.datatech-rmkt.com 

GE Capital 
800-431-7716 

http://www.ge.com/capital/commeguip/es 

Hawke Business Systems 

800-875-2610 

http://www.machawke.com 

MacResQ 

510-689-9488 

http://www.macresq.com 

Pre-Owned Electronics 
800-274-5343 

http://sourcedata.Gom/500/00041 1 .htmi 

Sun Remarketing 

800-821-3221 

http://www.sunrem.com 



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old mac 



Hardware Sources 



Displays 


Networking 


Parts 


Formac 


Asante 


ICN 


+44-181-533-24-89 


408-435-8388 


800-660-7769 


http://www.formac.com/engiish/products 


http://www.asante.com/Products 


http://www.icni.com 


/accelerators/pro-legend-pds.htmi 


/macconi.html 


Software Sources 


Power R 


cjnet Shopper.com 


CharisMac Engineering 


800-729-6970 


http://www.shopper.com/prdct/457/38.html 


800-487-4420 

http://www.charismac.com 


Accelerators and Caches 


Dayna 




Daystar 


801-269-7200 


Dantz Development 


770-614-0070 


http://www.dayna.com 


925-253-3000 


http://www.daystar.com 


Innovative Systems 


http://www.dantz.com 


The L2 Cache Company 


800-358-6348 


FWB 


800-527-9772 


http://www.innovative-systems.ns.ca/steve 


650-482-4800 


http://www.mindspring.com/~i2co 


The Mate Company 


http://www.fwb.com 


Mac Gurus 


888-999-9984 


Symantec 


302-778-0420 or 800-775-3726 


http://www.tmcscsi.com 


800-441-7234 


http://www.macgurus.com 


Farallon/Netopia 


http://www.symantec.com 


MicroMac 


510-814-5000 


Cyberlan Outpost 


800-600-6227 


http://www.farallon.com 


800-856-9800 


http://www.micromac.com 




http://www.outpost.com 


/products/fpus.htmi 


Modems 






Global Village 


Repair Services 


Newer Technology 


561-241-8088 


DT&T Macintosh Services 


800-678-3726 


http://www.giobalvillag.com/support 


800-622-7977 


http://www.newertech.com 


/tpptatcs.html 


http://www.dttservice.com 



of course, but ask used-hardware vendors; 
you never know what their dusty back 
shelves might hold. The 520 and 550, how- 
ever, have their own special display gadgetry 
courtesy of Power R, which m^es the Pre- 
senter 520. It installs on the logic board, 
around the video chip, and has connectors 
for multisync Apple and IBM monitors. 

If you lust for more viewable space on 
your 5000-series Mac, the ProLegend PDS 
by Formac lets you hook up additional 
monitors up to 21 inches in size. Retail out- 
lets for this United Kingdom-based com- 
pany aren’t easy to come by, so contact the 
maker for pricing and sales details. 

Networking 

Most all-in-ones lack built-in Ethernet, but 
they all have an LC slot, which fits Ethernet 
cards nicely. As of this writing, network 
cards were available from Asante, cinet’s 
Shopper.com, Dayna, Farallon, Innovative 
Systems, and the Mate Company. If none of 
these has any cards on hand, ask your 
favorite used-hardware vendor for Faral- 



lon’s EtherMac LC/PDS Card or Dayna’s 
Blue Streak PDS. Remember, the market 
has lain idle for a few years, so before you 
buy be sure there’s a return policy — 
resellers may not know what they’re selling. 

Token Ring networking cards also exist, 
but are a bit harder to find. We couldn’t 
locate a source that had more than one or 
two, so your best bet is to search Yahoo or 
AltaVista for “LC PDS.” Supply and demand 
makes for radical daily changes. 

The Comm 
Slot 

AppleTalk is, of course, built in. Ethernet is 
not. But never fear — the communications 
slot comes to the rescue. The conun slot went 
into every all-in-one from the 575 up, giving 
each model Ethernet and/or modem connec- 
tivity and freeing up the LC slot. The comm 
slot didn’t last long at Apple, fading away 
shortly after the 5200GD’s release, but it gives 
you a choice of lOBaseT, Thinnet, or Faral- 



lon's EtherWave for Ethernet access. (Ether- 
Wave is darned handy for setting up a hubless 
network.) For comm slot Ethernet cards, 
check the card suppliers that are listed above. 

The comm slot can also hold a modem, 
and in the 5200CD and higher models you 
can upgrade said modem aU the way to 28.8 
kbps. Global Village’s TelePort Platinum, 
Comm Slot Edition (version 1.511), does the 
trick. (The company offers the modem and 
updater directly.) For $200 to $300 you get 
a modem plus fax and speakerphone. 

If you crave 56-kbps throughput, you’ll 
have to invest in an external model. A Mac 
with a comm slot can handle an internal 
modem, and any Mac handles an external. 
However, if you already have an internal 
and want to use an external, remove the 
internal one. Internal and external modems 
don’t play well together. 

Drives 

The all-in-ones have external SCSI connec- 
tors, which means you can just plug in an 



44 MacADDlCT NOV/98 





external CD-ROM drive, extra hard drive, 
scanner, or any other SCSI peripheral and 
start playing. At most, you might have to set 
the SCSI ID and/or buy driver software. 
Each SCSI gadget must have its own SCSI ID, 
so if the Mac won’t boot after you add a 
device, check the ID. (Internal CD-ROMs 
are usually ID 30 For driver software, both 
CharisMac’s Anubis CD driver package and 
CD-ROM Toolkit by FWB do the trick. 

Not every all-in-one has an internal SCSI 
drive. From the 580 on up, they use IDE 
drives, and that means you can’t use old 
drive-formatting software. Be sure to use 
the latest release of any drive-formatting 
software; that is, Apple’s HD SC Setup, 
FWB’s Hard Disk TooM, CharisMac’s Anu- 
bis, and so forth. It’s not just for the sake of 
the DE drive, but also because newer sys- 
tem software requires it. 

Processor 

Upgrades 

Upgrades exist all the way from 030 to 
PowerPC. The real question is whether it’s 
worth the money. If you have a source for 
really cheap parts, go for it, but try not to 
spend more than $100 on any single 
upgrade. You can buy a complete, used 
PowerPC system for $600 or $700 these 
days. Just check out our list of used-hard- 
ware vendors or flip through the back 
pages oiMacAddict 

The 520, 550, and 560 are 68030 
machines and can jump to 040 via a moth- 
erboard swap. Pull out the 030 mother- 
board, put in a 575’s 68040 motherboard 
(part number M2479LL/A), and you have 
yourself an 040 Mac. Finding that mother- 
board is not always easy, but try Innovative 
Computer & Networldng (ICN), where 
you’ll find everything from cables to bezels 
to RAM. 

Warning: Pulling a motherboard means 
pulling the machine apart, which is potentially 
dangerous. Close contact with a monitor’s 
Internal organs can give you a shock, and we 
mean that in the most life-threatening sense. 
Be careful. Better yet, if you’re not intimate 
with tearing apart alMn-one Macs, have a 
professional do it. 

The Power Macintosh Upgrade Card 
(part number M2843LL/A) turns your old 
68040—575, 577, 578, 580, or 580CD— 
into a PowerPC! Well, a slow one anyway. 
Combine that with the Macintosh Processor 
Upgrade, which goes on the motherboard 
in the processor socket, and you’ll double 



your clock speed. DayStar’s PowerCard 601 
also revs up your processor with speeds 
maxing out at lOOMHz. (DayStar makes a 
slower version, but why bother? Go for the 
lOOMHz model.) Both Apple and DayStar 
cards are discontinued, so hunt the Inter- 
net, post in your local for-sale newsgroup, 
and keep an eye on comp.sys.mac.wanted. 

Floating-Point Units 

Quite a few all-in-ones lack an FPU. Big 
rendering and graphics apps, a few 
accounting packages, and some games 
require an FPU, and if you don’t have one 
they won’t run. Given the relative speed of 
an 030 or 040, you probably don’t want to 
run really big applications anyway, but the 
fix is cheap. 

First and foremost, buy an FPU; it’s 
optional on the 520, 550, 560, and 575. You 
can find them at MicroMac and they’ll run 
you anywhere from $40 to just over $100. 

An FPU is not even an option on the 577, 
578, 580, or 580CD, but there’s still a fix. 
John Neil’s SoftFPU lets the needy apps run, if 
a bit slowly. It’s available at John Neil & Asso- 
ciates’ Web page (http://www.jna.com), 
among other sites. SoftFPU emulates the real 
FPU in software, and software’s not as fast as 
hardware; hence the slowdown. Some apps 
don’t really use the FPU but merely check for 
it when they start up, so your slowdown may 
be neghgible. 

System 

Software 

Apple finally outgrew the 030 machines with 
Mac OS 8, so if you have a 520, 550, or 560, 
stick with OS 7.6. 1 . It’s the most recent, most 
effective system prior to 8.0. If you have any- 
thing bigger than a 575, take your pick — 
Mac OS 8, 8.1, or 7.6.1. Slower systems may 



dr^ a bit with Mac OS 8, a slowdown that 8.1 
fixed, so we recommend the latest, greatest 
version if you have room for it. 

The easy choice is plenty of RAM and 
new system software. If, however, you pre- 
fer an older, slimmer version of System 7, 
you’ll need an enabler. What’s an enabler? 
Apple tried to simplify system software 
upgrades by making model-specific enabler 
files for each new machine. The result was 
rather messy. Check out the chart at the 
bottom to make sense of the mess. 

Software 

Practically any software works on the older 
030 and 040 models, as long as it’s not 
PowerPC-only — Microsoft Office 4.2.1, 
Adobe Photoshop, ClarisWorks, you name 
it. If any software requires a PowerPC, all 
but the oldest all-in-ones are upgradable, 
and newer models such as the 5200CD have 
PowerPC processors that can handle just 
about anything on the market (even if ihey 
do move slowly). 

Utilities 

Symantec’s Norton Utilities 3.2.x is just 
dandy on all the LCs. You should use Nor- 
ton Utilities to keep your drive defrag- 
mented and error free. For backing up your 
hard drive, use Retrospect from Dantz 
Development. Believe it or not, Symantec’s 
long-discontinued MacTools 4.x works with 
system software versions through 8.1, but 
not with HFS+. Many prefer it over Norton 
for its more mature and elegant interface. 

T. Kelley Boylan is a Mac system administrator, Mac 
trainer, and Mac author living in Chicago. He lives 
happily with five Macs at home and more than 50 at 
work, spending time apart from them only when 
absolutely necessary...and usually taking at least 
one or two along anyway. Just in case. 



Mystery of Enablers Unraveled 



S ome versions of System 7 rely on custom-fit enablers to run. Here we reveal 
some of the Intricate codependencies. 



Mac 

Model 


Enabler 

Number 


Version 


Minimum 
System Required 


Macintosh LC 520 


System Enabler 403 


t.0 


7.1 


Macintosh LC 550 


System Enabler 403 


iiO .2 


7.1 


Macintosh LC 575 


System Enabler 065 


44 


7-1 


Macintosh LC 5200O 


System Enabler 406 


1.0 


7-5 


Macintosh LC S30oCt> 


System Enabler 406 


1.0 


7.5 



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by owen w. linzmayer 



USB Ports The 

keyboard acts as 
a USB hub, with 
(wo USB type A 
porta to which 
you can connect 
themouseor 
other USB 
peripherals. 



Caps Lock LED There's an 
LED inside the Caps Lock key 
Ml glows when engaged.' ■ 



Function Keys The dozen half- 
height function keys are^i^^ 
used in appilcations, but can be 
customized with a macro utility 
such as CE Software’s QuicKeys 
(800-523-7638 or 515^-221- 
1801 , http7ywww.cesoft;co(T}}. 



Power Button This 
Power button mimics 
the Ofie on thdTMac 
case, but it doesn’t 
haye\an Interior ftgbt. 



Cursor ¥ 

cursor ke 



photography by aaron iauer 



niess you’ve been sequestered in an independent 
council’s grand jury for the last few months, you’ve 
no doubt been hit between the eyes with the two-by- 
four that is Apple’s $1 00 million advertising campaign for the 
iMac. Whether you’ve already succumbed to the lure of 
Apple’s $1 ,299 reentry into the consumer marketplace, or are 
simply intrigued by all it has to offer, join us as we dissect the 
iMac, inside and out, and reveal some secrets along the way. 



46 MaeADDICT NOV/98 





Power Button The Power button^ 
glows green when the computer is 
on, amber during Sleep mode, and 
dark when^pjf.- Using the Energy 
Saver Ifdntroi panel, you can 
schedule the iMac to turn on or off 
automatically as desired. 



Fiip'Out Foot Leave this foot extended 
to tilt up the iMac siightly for an 
improved viewing angle, or fold it out 
of the way for a flat bottom if you want 
to place the iMac on its own stand. 



Headphor^e Jacks When 
headphones are plugged into 
either of the twin headphone 
jacks, sound is routed away 
from the internal speakers 
and into the headphones, 
allowing two users to bask in 
an audio assault without dis- 
turbing others in the vicinity 
(great for classroom settings 
or after-hours gaming tourna- 
ments). Audio CDs, which 
sound thin coming from the 
small built-in speakers, 
sound great with a decent 
pair of headphones. 



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Infrared Window The 4-Mbps Infrared 
window allows you to beam data to 
other IrDA (Infrared Data Association) 
devices such as personal digital assis- 
tants, PowerBooks, and printers at a 
maximum distance of up to 3 feet. 



CD*ROM Drive The tray of the 24X ATAPi CD-ROM drive doesn’t automat] caliy 
slide all the way out when you press Its button. It mechanically pops out only an 
Inch, so you must marrualJy pult It out further to insert or remove discs. The drive 
generates a lot of noise when accessing data discs at high rotational speeds, but 
is perfectly silent when playing audio discs. This multiread drive can read stan- 
dard CD-ROMs, as well as recordable and rewritable discs that you may have 
burned on other drives. 



Color Display The built-in 15-inch diagonal display (13.8-inch 
viewable) has a 0.28mm dot pitch. It displays thousands of col- 
ors (16-bit) at up to 1,024 by 768 pixels with a 75Hz refresh rate. 
If you need millions of colors (24-bit), drop the resolution to 800 
by 600 pixels (95Hz) or 640 by 480 pixels (1 17Hz), or add video 
memory to achieve a maximum of millions of colors in all three 
resolutions. The high refresh rates result in a rock-solid image 
with no flicker. Brightness and geometry are controlled via the 
Monitors & Sound control panel. 



Microphone The unobtrusive single-channel microphone cen- 
tered above the monitor doesn’t do justice to the iMac's 16-bit 
CD-quality stereo input capability. For highest quality recordings, 
use a dedicated microphone plugged into the sound input port on 
the side. At present, the IMac doesn’t support speech recognition 
because its sound input is fixed at 44.100KHZ and PlainTaik 
requires half that. Apple is working on a free fix, which it will post 
at http://www.apple.com/speech. 



Expansion Bay Door Ail of the iMac’s expansion 
capabilities are hidden behind the expansion bay door, 
which has a small finger hole in the middle for easy 
opening. Contrary to many people’s first impulse, 
you’re not supposed to route the USB, phone line, and 
other cables through the finger hole; they fit in the 
openings at either side of the door hinge. 



imac 




13 “ST 0 p guide to 
enhancing your memory 



n Its basic configuration, the iMac comes 
with 32MB of RAM. With nothing more 
than Internet Explorer running under Mac 
OS 8.1, it doesn't take long to bump into “not 
enough memory” error messages. For this 
reason, we strongly recommend that all users 
immediately augment the IMac's memory to 



at least 64MB. While you’re at it, you might as 
well bump up the video memory to its maxi- 
mum, too— if you have the cash. 

Unlike the original Mac, which required 
special tools to open (remember the Mac 
Cracker and long-handled Tone wrenches?), 
getting inside the iMac takes only Phillips and 




single 

screw 



Power down the iMac, 
remove the cables, 
then turn the IMac 
facedown on a towel. 



Remove the screw at the iMac’s end, then tug- 
ging on the small handle, gently loosen the 
white plastic base. 






Unplug the four 
cables before you 
pull out the mother- 
board housing, 
each cable will only 
into one socket in the 
correct orientation, you 
have to worry about 
remembering which cable 
where. 



Fan:This small fan 
keeps the motherboard 
cool by circulating air 
inside the iMac. It’s pretty 
quiet, but continues to run 
and hum slightly even 
when the iMac is in 
Sleep mode. 



Once you’ve removed the 
i cables, snap off the metal 
housing above the processor 
card and install your RAM In 
. the empty RAM slot. 



flathead screwdrivers. By carefully following 
these instructions, most brave-hearted souls 
can handle adding memory to an IMac, but if 
you’re even the least bit apprehensive, 
there’s no shame in paying an Apple-certified 
technician to shoulder the burden. 



(then read the directions' 



I Turn off the computer, unplug all 
cables, then place the iMac facedown 



on a towel. 



3 Before you can extract the mother- 
board housing, you need to unplug 
four cables. Don’t worry about remember- 
ing how the cables plug in. Each is keyed 
so that It only plugs into the correct socket 
in the correct orientation. 



I Replace the processor card’s metal 
k housing. 



V 



2 Remove the single screw on the bot- 
tom of the unit, then gently pull off part 
of the white plastic base by tugging on the 
handle. After the sickening sound of plastic 
snaps coming undone, the bottom pops 
off and can be set aside. 






I The mini-DIN cable (marked “Not a 
Serial Port”) pulls out of its slot easily. 



1 O Slide the motherboard housing 
O back Into place, reconnect the four 
cables, replace the screws, and pop the 
bottom back on before applying power. 






fusing a flathead screwdriver, com- 






V pletely loosen the thumbscrews of the 
DB-15 video connector, then unplug the 
cable. 11 



6 Remove the screw holding the left- 
most cable in place, then gently tug on 
the cable until it comes loose. 



7 To remove the final cable, you must 
first press the release latch in the mid- 
dle of the connector. 



8 With all cables unplugged, remove the 
two Phillips screws in the clear plastic 
handle, then pull the motherboard housing 
up and out of the chassis. 



9 Snap off the metal housing from above 
the processor card to expose the 
empty RAM slot (there’s another slot on 
the bottom of the card that comes with 
32MB already installed). 



1 ^Taking care to hold the RAM mod- 
A Uule by its edges as you would a 
photo, Insert the additional memory into 
the empty slot (it’s keyed so the module 
can only fit in the correct orientation), then 
press down until It snaps firmly into place. 



« ^ As you did with the RAM module, 
Jl M insert the additional video memory 
module into its empty slot. 



48 MacADDICT NOV/98 





Processor The 233MHz PowerPC 63 processor 
contains an integrated FPU (floating-point unit) and 
64K level 1 cache (32K data and 32K instruction). 
The on-chip cache is augmented by a nonupgrad- 
able 51 2K backside cache, The CPU (shown here 
with heat sink rerhoved) is soldered onto the proces- 
sor card, not in a ZIF (zero insertion force) socket 
like the desktop 63 units, complicating the Issue of 
future upgrades. The system bus rates 66MHz. 



Programmer’s Button insert 
a straightened paper clip into 
this hole or press Command- 
Power to open a minidebug- 
ger. The debugger is for pro- 
grammers, but here’s a tip 
you can try; If your Mac 
crashes, press the Interrupt 
Switch and enter (5 FINDER, 
followed by the Return key, 
and you may be taken to the 
Finder. If it works, save open 
documents and choose Shut 
Down from the Special menu. 



Reset Button If 

pressing the 
Command-Control- 
Power key combina- 
tion fails to restart the 
IMac in the event of a 
serious crash, use a 
straightened paper 
clip to press the 
Reset button, located 
behind a tiny hole 
below the small trian- 
gle icon. If this fails 
to restart the iMac, 
unplug the machine 
and restart. 



Modem The internal 
modem supports both the 
older K56tiex and newly 
approved V.90 standards 
with data speeds up to 56 
Kbps and send/receive fax 
speeds up to 14.4 Kbps. 

The iMac also comes bun- 
dled with Microsoft's 
Internet Explorer 4.01 & 
Outlook Express for Web 
browsing and email, respec- 
tively, and includes a 30- 
day free trial offer from 
Earthlink’s Total Access 
2.01 for easy, out-oMhe- 
box Internet access. 



Sonoma Guide to Good Cooking 
from Broderbund. Ail told, 

3.5GB of free space remains. 



Ethernet Apple didn't 
cut corners with the 
built-in, autonegotiat- 
ing 10/100Base-T 
Ethernet connector (RJ- 
45), which can be used 
for local area network- 
ing. With a top speed 
of 100 Mbps, it is fast 
enough for DSL (digital 
subscriber line) and 
cable modems in the 
future, 



Hard Drive Hidden below the 
CD-ROM drive, the 4GB IDE 
hard drive is formatted with Mac 
OS Extended Format, a potential 
problem for older disk utilities 
that don’t yet support HFS-f-, 
Mac OS 8.1 comes preinstalled, 
though the /Mac will run Mac 
OS 8.5. The iMac also ships 
with AppleWorks 5 (formerly 
ClarisWorks) from Apple, 

FaxSTF from STF Technologies, 
Kai’s Photo Soap SE from 
MetaCreations, MDK from 
Interplay, Nanosaur from Pangea 
Software, Quicken Deluxe ’98 
from Intuit, and Williams- 



Video Memory The 2MB of S6RAM 
video memory soldered onto the mother- 
board displays millions of colors (24- 
bit) at the low and medium resolutions 
of 640 by 480 pixels and 832 by 624 
pixels, respectively. But you’re limited to 
only thousands of colors (16-bit) in the 
highest resolution of 1,024 by 768 pixels 
unless you insert an 2MB SGRAM mod- 
ule in the SO-DIMM slot. If you add a 
4MB module, in addition to the maximum 
number of colors in the highest resolu- 
tion, you also get additional textures for 
programs that support 3D graphics. 



Sound input Pori 

This 3.5mm mini- 
plug connector is 
compatible with the 
Apple PlainTalk 
Microphone for 16- 
bit CD-quallty stereo 
input at a sampling 
rate of 44.1 KHz. 
However, speech 
recognition Is not 
yet supported. 



Universal Serial 

Bus The keyboard 
connects to either of 
these USB ports, 
leaving one free for 
another USB periph- 
eral. 



Sound Output Port For the 

best quality sound, bypass 
the internal speakers by 
plugging headphones or 
powered speakers into this 
3.5mm minIplug connector, 
or route the output to your 
stereo system with a simple 
patch cable. 



Mystery Port Officially, the iMac 
offers no expansion ports, but this 
small panel can be removed to 
reveal a relatively cavernous space 
below the motherboard, inside 
there’s an undocumented 160-pin 
connector labeled “Mezzanine" 
that's rumored to offer access to the 
PCI bus in much the same way as 
the Power Mac G3s‘ personality 
slot. 



Graphics Accelerator The 

ATI Rage 11c chip accelerates 
video and 2D/3D graphics 
using Apple’s 3D RAVE tech- 
nology. Die-hard gamers 
lament the lack of 3Dfx’s 
more powerful Voodoo 
chlp-~or even the newer 
(and faster) Rage Pro chip. 



Memory The iMac has two SO-DIMM (small 
outline, dual in-line memory module) slots— 
an empty one on top and one on the under- 
side of the processor card that’s filled with 
32MB of SDRAM (Synchronous Dynamic 
Random Access Memory, a type of memory 
increasingly common in the Wintel side of the 
world). Apple claims the iMac accepts a max- 
imum of 128MB of memory, requiring one 
64MB module In the empty upper memory 
slot and replacing the existing 32MB module 
in the lower slot with a second 64MB module. 
At press time, all this RAM would cost you an 
estimated $250. 



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imac 









imac 




M0100 Introduced on January 24, 1984, as 
part of the original Macintosh, mouse 
model number M0100 was, to 
put It kindly, a large, two- 
toned brick based on 
the design used by the 
Lisa the previous year. 
Its DB-9 connector 
plugged into a dedicated 
_ mouse port on the rear of the 
Macintosh, arid the keyboard 
plugged into its own RJ-1 1 jack on the front of 
the Mac. This clunker remained in use with the 
Mac 512Kand Mac Plus. 



Apple Desktop Bus Mouse introduced along with the Mac li 
and Mac SE on March 2. 1987, the slimmed-down Apple 

Desktop Bus Mouse was created by the noted industrial 
design firm frogdesign (http://www.frog 
design.com). Most users found its 
- lower profile, large button, and 
; angled top much more com- 
■ fortable to handle, leflon glide 
^ pads were added to the bottom to 
facilitate movement The 4-pin ADB 
connector could daisy-chain into the 
side of the new ADB keyboard or plug 
into one of the two ADB ports on the rear of the Mac (secret: If 
you ever need to extend an ADB device's reach, you can use a 
standard S-vldeo cable). The ADB Mouse was included with 
every desktop Mac sold from 1987 to 1992. 





If you have an existing Ethernet network, use a standard 
Ethernet cable to plug the iMac into the fiub. If you lack a 
hub, but your other Mac has an Ethernet port, run a 
crossover cable (available for $5.97 from System 
Connection at 800-877-8262 or 801-373-9800; ask for part 
number 1 01 021 -06) between the two Macs. If your Mac has 
an older MUI Ethernet port, you also need a 10Base-T 
transceiver. Macs that lack an Ethernet connector require 
the purchase of a LocalTalk-to-Ethernet bridge (see “Hook 
Up Your Macs with Superfast Ethernet,” Nov/97, p50). 



I On both computers, launch the AppleTalk control panel, 
choose Ethernet from the Connect Via pop-up menu, 
then close the control panel and save 
your changes. 



2 On both computers, open the File 
Sharing control panel, enter your 
name and password, turn File Sharing 
on, then close the control panel. 

3 On both computers, open the 
Chooser, make sure AppleTalk is 
active, and select AppleShare. 
Double-click the other Mac from the 
list of file servers, then enter your name and password. 
When you have finished, each Mac’s hard drive appears on 
the other’s desktop and acts just like any other volume. 




4 



Drag and drop files between the two Macs to your 
heart’s content. 



Apple Desktop Bus Mouse II Code-named Topolino 
(Disney’s name for Mickey Mouse in Italy), the Apple 
Desktop Bus Mouse II embodied Apple's new Espresso Industrial 
design language featuring curvature and central symme- 
try, The single button was enlarged to 
^ extend across the entire front df 

/ the mouse where users’ fin- 

gers naturally fell, and the 

/ body arched; up so it 

/ could be cupped com- 

fortably inthe palm. 



Apple USB Mouse The Apple USB Mouse premiered with the 
iMac on August 15, 1998. The newest mouse is shaped like a 
yo-yo and features the same two-lone translucent plastic 
used everywhere else on the iMac. Of note are the oval 
button, “sticky” blue finger rests, and clear Apple badge 
that allows you to watch the blue/white striped ball spin 



underneath as you move the mouse. As 
a hot-swappable device, the 




The compact, all-in-one design includes an integrated handle 
on the rear, as did the original Macintosh. However, the iMac 
weighs 38.1 pounds, so you won’t want to move it unless 
absolutely necessary. The handle also serves as a convenient 
place to thread a security cable to keep envious friends from 
walking off with your iMac. 





three ways to move in 
your stuff J 

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infrared 



irDA 

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The Infrared window on 
the front of the iMac isn’t 
nearly as fast as 
Ethernet, but it does 
provide another con- 
nection possibility for 
IrDA-compliant Macs 
such as the PowerBook 
2400. 3400, and G3 
series. Make sure the 
iMac and the other com- 
puter are no more than 
3 feet apart and the IR windows are fac- 
ing one another. 



ust because the iMac doesn’t have a floppy drive doesn’t 
mean there’s no way to transfer files between it and 
another Mac. Here are several different solutions, depend- 
ing on what type of hardware you own. 



I On both computers, 
launch the Infrared 



0 Notifg me if the Infrared connection is Interrupted 

Infrared Is using the IrOA protocol for point-to-point 
connections to TCP/IP end AppleTalk networks. 



control panel, select the 
checkbox at the bottom 
to notify you if the 
Infrared connection is 
interrupted, then close 
the control panel. 





2 On both comput- 
ers, launch the 
AppleTalk control panel, 
choose IrDA from the 
Connect Via pop-up menu, then dose the 
control panel and save your changes. 



2 Follow steps 2 through 4 under the 



“Ethernet instructions. 




modem 




If your other Mac lacks an ether- 
net or infrared port but has a 
modem, you have several options. You 
could email files to yourself and then use the 
iMac to download them, or you could take advan- 
tage of Mac OS 8’s Personal Web Sharing feature to make your 
hard drive available to the iMac over the Internet. However, if the 
two Macs are In the same room, it’s best to skip the outside 
phone lines altogether and just exchange files directly using 
AppleWorks (or any terminal application, such as ZTerm, avail- 
able at http://www.shareware.com). 

I Plug a standard phone cable into the IMac’s modem and 
connect the other end to the “wall jack” RJ-1 1 port of your 
other Mac’s modem. 

2 On both computers, open the Modems control panel, 
choose the appropriate modem, and select the Ignore Dial 
Tone checkbox. 

3 Using a utility such as Aladdin Systems’ Stuffit Deluxe (408- 
761-6200, http://www.aladdinsys.com), compress Into a 
single archive any files you want to exchange to reduce trans- 
mission time and complexity. 

4 On both computers, launch AppleWorks and create a new 
Communications document. 

5 On both computers, choose Connection from the 
Settings menu. Choose Serial Tool from the Method pop- 
up menu. Under Port Settings, set the Baud Rate to match the 
maximum speed of each modem (it’s 57600 for the iMac), 



then make sure the other vari- 
ables are set as follows for 
both modems: Parity, None; 
Data Bits, 8; Stop Bits, 1; 
Handshake, DTR & CTS. 



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choose File Transfer from the Settings menu and ensure 
that the default settings are as follows: Protocol, Xmodem 
Tool; Method, MacBinary; Transfer Options, Standard. 

7 On both computers, choose Open Connection from the 
Session menu. 



8 



On one computer, type ATD and press Return (this is the 
Hayes command to “dial” the modem). 



9 On the other computer, type ATA and press Return (this Is 
the Hayes command to “answer” the modem). The 
modems should negotiate a connection and, if successful, dis- 
play the word “Connect” followed by the speed. 

1 rt^*^o°se Send File from the Session menu on the send- 
* Uing computer, select the archive you want to transmit, 
then click Send. 



U On the receiving com- 
puter, choose Receive 
File from the Session menu 
and the file transfer will auto- 
matically begin. When com- 
pleted, the archive is saved in 
the default folder specified in 
the File Transfer settings 
dialog box. 






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imac 



he iMac is the first Macintosh to use USB 
technology instead of ADB, SCSI, and 
serial ports to hook up peripherals. USB, sup- 
ported by Windows 98 as an emerging Wintel 
standard, means more choices for iMac 



addicts. PC vendors need oniy write a Mac 
software driver to turn their PC products into 
Mac products. A bevy of USB peripherals have 
already been announced for the iMac, and 
more are expected. Check out what’s below. 




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Don1 like the keyboard? Hate the mouse? Ditch *em for 
these. 

, CH Products USB GameStick 3D joystick ($49.95 street), 7.60- 

598-2518, http://www.chproducts.com. 

2. Gravis GamePad Pro USB ($29.99). 800-280-8318 or 650- 

572-2700, http.y/www.gravisxom. 

3. Kensington Mouse in a Box USB replacement mouse 

($39.99). 800-280-8318 or 650-572-2700, 

http://www.kensington.com. 

4. Macally iBail trackball ($49). iKey replacement keyboard ($69). 
and iMouse replacement mouse ($49). 800-644-1132 qr 626-338- 
8787, http://www.macally.com. 

5. ThrustMaster Top Gun USB joystick ($50). 503-615-3200, 
http://www.thrustmasterxom. 







You can attach up to 127 USB devices 
to your IMac, but you don’t daisy-chain 
them one into the other as with /\DB. 
USB employs a hub topology like 
Ethernet, with the hub connected to the 
iMac and peripherals plugged into the 
hub. The iMac’s keyboard plugs into 
one of the two USB ports on the right 
side of the iMac and acts as a hub, 
allowing you to connect both the 
mouse and another USB device. That 
leavps one unused USB port on the 
side of the iMac. Connect one of the fol- 
lowing hubs into this port to plug in 
more USB devices. 

1. ADS Technologies USB Hub ($79.95). 800- 
888-5244 or 562-926-1 928, 
http://www.adstechnologiesxom. 

2. Belkin Express Bus Hub ($99). 800-223-5546 
or 310-898-1100, http://www.belkin.com. 

3. Entrega Technologies 4 Port USB Hub ($79) 
and 7 Port Hub ($129). 949-859-8866. 
http://Www.entrega.com. 

4. Macally 4 Port Universal Serial Bus IHub ($79). 
800-644-1132 or 626-338-8787. 
http://www.macally.com. 



Owen W. Linzmayer is breathing easier now 
after successfully tearing apart and reassem- 
bling MacAddicVs oniy iMac three times dur- 
ing the preparation of this article. 




Over 29 million Macs have been sold to date, none of 
which have USB ports. So It’s likely that vendors will con- 
tinue serving this market for a. long time to come. 
However, if you spot a USB product that you’d just love 
to be able to use on your older Mac^ consider one of the 
following cards that add USB ports to your computer. 

1. ADS Technologies USB Port PCMCIA card for PowerBooks ($89.95) and 
USB Port PCI Card for Power Macs ($59,95), 800-888-5244 or 562-926- 
1 928, http://www.adstechnologies.com. 

2. Keyspan USB PCI Card ($79). 800-986-9146 or 510-222-0131, 
http://www.keyspan.com. 



If you’re upgrading to an iMac from an older Mac, the follow- 
ing adapters allow you to use existing non-USB devices on 
the IMac. 

1' ALPS Electric USB IMac Interface Kit for ALPS MD- 
1000 and MO-1300 photographic-quality color 
printers ($99.95). 800-825-2577. 
http://www.alpsusa.com. 

2. Epson adapter kit for the Stylus Color 600 
printer ($49). 800-463-7766, 

I http://www.epson.com. 

3. ; Griffin Technology iMate ADB adapter ($29). 
61 5-255-0990, http://www.griffintechnology.com. 

4. Hewlett-Packard Printer Cable Kit for {Mac for the 
DeskJet 670C and DeskJet 690G printers ($69). 650- 
857-1501, http://www.hp.com. 

5. Momentum uConnect serial adapter ($84) and uConnect for 
Printers ($99). 425-893-8100, http://www.momentuminc.net. 

6. Farallon EtherMac iPrlnt adapter ($99). 510-814-5000, 
http://www.tarallon.com. 



The iMac’s USB port handles a low- 
cost video camera, high-end digital 
camera, or flatbed scanner with 
equal ease. 

1 . Connectix QuickCam VC videoconferencing 
camera ($99). 800-950-5880 or 650-571-5100, 
http://www.connectix.com. 

2, Kodak Digital Science DC 220 ($699) and DC 260 
($899) cameras. 800-508-1531, http://www.kodak.com. 

3. Umax Technologies Astra 1 220U scanner ($179). 800- 
562-0311 or 510-651-4000, http://www.umax.com. 



One of the major complaints about the 
IMac is that it lacks a floppy drive. Apple 
brushes this aside by saying that most 
software is now distributed on CD- 
ROMs, which the iMac can read on its 24X 
drive, and personal files are exchanged over 
the Internet, which the iMac can handle with its 
built-in modem. However, the floppy habit may 
be hard to break. While Apple has no plans to 
offer any removable drives for the IMac, several 
third-party vendors have already stepped up to 
the plate. 

i; Imation 120MB SuperDlsk USB ($189). 888-466-3456, 
http://www.imatjon.com. 

2. Iomega 100MB USB Zip removable cartridge drive (under 
$150). 800-697-8833 or 801-778-1000, bttp://www.iomegaxom. 
3: Newer Technology 1.4MB IDrive ($89). 888-656-8324 or 316- 
943-0222, httpy/www.newertech.com, 

4, SyQuest Technology USB SparQ 1.0GB removable cartridge 
hard drive ($249), 800-245-2278 or 51 0-226-4000, 
http:/Avww.syquest,com. 



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CorelDraw 8 



DESIGN & GRAPHICS 



COMPANY: Corel 

CONTACT: 800-772-6735, http://www.corel.com 
PRICE: $695 (SRP), $149 upgrade or trade-in 
REQUIREMENTS: PowerPC, System 7.6.1 or later, 
32MB of RAM with virtual memory on, 200M6 of 
free hard disk (full install), CD-ROM drive 

A n ever-changing interface, PostScript 
problems, and Windows-esque features 
pl^ed previous versions of CorelDraw 
for the Mac. In the face of these problems, the 
company’s tenacious commitment to offering 
Mac graphics pros an alternative to Adobe is 
admirable. With the latest version, Corel has 
come tantalizingly close to offering Mac artists 
a viable option, but a few missteps keep it 
from grasping the brass ring. 

The three programs that make up the 
CorelDraw 8 package — CorelDraw 8, Photo- 
Paint 8, and CorelTrace 8 — attempt to com- 
bine the best of Illustrator, FreeHand, 
Photoshop, ImageReady, Streamline, and 
even a touch of Premiere in one integrated 
experience, and for considerably less money 
than the total cost of those applications. The 
fact that CorelDraw by and large works — ^and 
was easy for even a dedicated Adobe-head 
like myself to use — ^is a tribute to the interface 
team’s effort to make this version of Corel the 
most Mac-like to date. 




:Butterfiy3 (24-Bit RGB Color )-Bfurry butterfly 




200MB of space on your hard drive, but for 
once this is warranted. Corel has generously 
stuffed the discs with a lai^e font library, dip 
art, a third CD full of stock photos, third-party 
plug-ins such as DigiMarc and Photo/Graphic 
Edges, Xao’s Paint Alchemy brushes, Cumulus 
image management, and Diamondsoft’s Font 
Reserve. Add to that a well-written (if sparsely 
illustrated) manual, a complete printed guide 
to the various clip libraries, a guide to com- 
mercial printing, and a thorough tutorial in 
both print and Apple Guide versions. Cord 
has delivered a comprehensive and extraordi- 
nary value. 

Several factors smooth over the transition 
from Adobe products: customizable work- 
spaces that allow the suite to act more like 



COREL’S TIGHT INTEGRATION of 
CorelDraw and Photo-Paint lets you 
quickly bring together illustrations 
that use both vector and bitmap 
graphics. 



Regrettably, the team didn’t go 
far enough. Corel needs to rewrite 
the application bom the ground up 
for Mac, a la Office 98. CorelDraw’s 
support for AppleScript, Apple 
Guide, and ColorSync is superb, 
and its ease of use is much 
improved. But if this were a true 
Mac application, I wouldn’t have 
encountered crashes when the pro- 
gram couldn’t find the “registry” or 
problems when I was adjusting the 
“properties” of objects (both are 
Windows terms), not to mention 
Windows-style icons for Open File 
and Print commands and the con- 
fusing reversal of the Shift and 
Command keys in addition and 
subtraction functions. 

Another shortcoming of version 
8 is its RAM requirements. Photo-Paint and 
CorelTrace recommend 20MB of RAM to run 
each program; CorelDraw wants 30MB to 
itself. Indeed, the installer will not even start 
without at least 32MB of physical memory on 
your target machine. As these RAM require- 
ments are at least double what the Adobe pro- 
grams ask for, should you want to run more 
than one application concurrently you’ll need 
a lot of SIMMs or DIMMs for the privilege. 

The suite also takes up a whopping 



IN PHOTO-PAINT, every new object becomes its 
own layer, which you can transfer intact back 
and forth between Photo-Paint and CorelDraw. 
Photoshop plug-ins (as seen here in the cloning 
and blurring effects) work without a hitch. 



54 MacADDICT NOV/98 





Making an^ 
Animation . 



Corel Photo-Paint allows you to take backgrounds and 
objects from any format and bring them together as 
QuickTime movies. QTVRs, or animated GIFs. 





Mtt Otojcct Select 



I Open or create an image. From the Movie 
menu select Create Movie From Document. 
Set the number of frames you want, then 
copy the current frame into ail the new frames. Save. 



2 Open your images. Mask off the parts 
you want, then cut and paste them into 
the movie file. Position the objects, then 
flatten the image and move on to the next frame. 



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^Burlington modified.cpt 
Buriingtoti mocUfied.mov 
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Save an Image to Disk 




QuickTime Movie 
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You can overlay the previous 
frame and precisely position items 
from one frame to the next. Paste 
in your object again, reposition, flatten, and 
move on. Repeat as needed. 



4 Save and then play back your finished 
movie right in Corel. You can save it as 
a QuickTime movie, a QTVR panorama, 
or a color-safe GIF animation— great for fast 
Web work! 




Illustrator, FreeHand, and Photoshop; full 
compatibility with Photoshop- and Illustrator- 
native files (layers and blends included); and 
the ability to import and export a huge variety 
of PC and Mac graphics formats (including 
QuickTime) . Within the suite, you can manip- 
ulate text, photos, and bitmaps; animate GIFs; 
touch up QuickTime VR panoramas or digital 
video sequences; even put together whole 
Web pages — and save all of them into almost 
any format you desire. CorelDraw 8 also fea- 
tures fiill import and export abilities for pre- 
vious versions of the program. 




HARDWARE 

MAXPOWR 63 PDS p. 60 
ixTV p. 74 

ix3D ROAD ROCKET p. 78 

UTILITIES 

RAM DOUBLER 8 p. 80 
YANK PRO 3.0 p. 80 



A detailed, clear glossary explains each 
function of Photoshop, Illustrator, and 
Freehand, and exactly how to accomplish the 
same things in CorelDraw or Photo-Paint. 
Once you get past a couple of minor idiosyn- 
crasies, you can start incorporating your old 
habits into the new program pretty quickly. 
Within a couple of hours you’ll feel as thougji 
you’ve been using Corel for years. 

Service bureaus, which have long 
shunned Corel products because of their PC- 
centric history — that is, poor color manage- 
ment, lack of consistency, and error-prone 

DESIGN & GRAPHICS 

CORELDRAWS p.54 

QX-TOOLS 4.0 p. 64 

LIGHTWAVE versus CINEMA 4D XL p. 66 

WEBPAINTER 3 p. 72 

PRODUCTIVITY 

POWERSEGRETARY POWER EDITION p. 76 



PostScript — can finally risk installing a copy. 
My tests with outputting to film and to 
PostScript files succeeded with flying colors, 
thanks mainly to the program’s addition of 
strong ColorSync support and more Mac-spe- 
cific PostScript interpretation. 

So who might want to use Corel? 
Students or starving graphic artists should 
find the $695 price a bit easier to swallow 
than the $ 1,500 or more they’d spend for an 
equivalent range of functionalities in other 
programs. Graphic artists working at home 
can invest in CorelDraw 8 with the confi- 
dence that when they convert their files to 
Illustrator’s or Photoshop’s format for 
exchange with print-shop Macs, their work 
will translate with a minimum of trouble. 
The advanced feature sets of CorelDraw and 
Photo-Paint also allow exploration of other 
types of graphics, such as animated GIFs. 
Moreover, CorelDraw 8 is a great tool for 
PC-using graphics artists who are migrating 
to Mac pubhshing (and discovering its 
glory). Printshops that deal with PC cUents 
can use Corel’s powerful translation abilities 
to touch up and ready Windows files for the 
big-time presses. 

On the other hand, the program has a 
number of annoying bugs and Mac OS con- 
flicts to resolve. The manuals say nothing at all 
about installation procedures (for example, 
required extensions and known conflicts). 
The application responds quite slowly (even 
more so than Photoshop) to any processor 
with a rating of less than 180MHz. 

Corel really wants to make a dent in the 
Mac graphics industry, and it has already won 
half the battle. For value, features, and com- 
patibility, CorelDraw 8 wins the day. If Corel 
would follow in Microsoft’s footsteps and 
rewrite this suite of Mac software so it’s com- 
pletely free of Windows code, Adobe and 
Macromedia would truly have something to 
worry about, and Mac users would have flieir 
favorite thing — a choice . — Charles Martin 




GOOD NEWS: Amazing feature set. 

More Mac-like than previous ver- 
sions. Great cross-piatform and cross- 
application compatibility. Customizable 
workspaces. Value for price. Replaces many sepa- 
rate graphics programs with just three. Excellent 
AppleScript and CoiorSync support. BAD NEWS: 
Buggy. Still mostly ported from Windows. Slow on 
anything less than a 604e. RAM hog. 



MULTIMEDIA 

BUZ MULTIMEDIA PRODUCER p. 56 
KAI’S POWER SHOW p. 58 
EDITDV p. 62 

MEDIA CLEANER PRO 3.0 p. 70 



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and outputs for S-Video, composite video, 
and stereo audio. Despite the audio inputs 
on the breakout box, the Buz doesn’t actu- 
ally have built-in audio capture. Instead, it 
uses a pass-through cable that connects to 
the audio input and output on the Mac for 
recording and playback. Macs can capture 
audio at 44KHz in l6-bit stereo, but for the 
highest fidehty, a dedicated sound capture 
card would be a better solution. 

To get users started on the road to dig- 
ital video, the Buz comes with QuickTime 3 
Pro; Adobe Premiere 4.2 LE, a feature-lim- 
ited version of Adobe’s nonlinear video 
editing package; and Iomega’s Recordit 
audio software, a basic MPEG-2 audio cap- 
ture application that can record audio 
from the Mac’s sound inputs or pull tracks 
off CDs. The applications are good values 
and should meet the needs of most con- 
sumer users. 

Overall, Iomega’s Buz Multimedia 
Producer is outstanding. No other capture 
card can provide such high image quality for 
under $800. Web video producers will find it 
perfect for creating movies destined for the 
Internet, and home users will love its low 
price and ease of use . — Rick Sanchez 



GOOD NEWS: Inexpensive. Adds an . 

Ultra SCSI port. Includes QuickTime I ^ ^ 
3 Pro, Prerniere 4.2 LE, and Iomega 
Recordit. BAD NEWS: Costs $100 more 
than the PC version. Requires a nonupgraded G3 
Mac. No onboard audio capture. 



Buz Multimedia Producer 



COMPANY: Iomega 

CONTACT: 801-778-1000, http'y/www.iomega.com 
PRICE: $299.95 (SRP) 

REQUIREMENTS: Power Mac G3 (not including G3- 
upgraded Macs), one free PCI slot, 32MB of RAM 

I omega turned the world of removable 
storage upside down with the introduc- 
tion of the Zip drive, and it is poised to 
do the same to the digital video world with 
the Buz Multimedia Producer, its new 
combination PCI video capture and Ultra 
SCSI card. The Buz requires a free PCI slot 
and only works in Power Mac G3s that 
haven’t been upgraded with third-party 
processor cards. 

The Buz uses Motion JPEG to capture 
full-screen video resolutions up to 720 by 
480 at 60 fields per second (30 frames per 
second) in 24-bit color. It can also capture 
stills and PAL/SECAM video at 720 by 576 
resolution at 50 fields (25 frames) per sec- 
ond. It uses an MJPEG chip from Zoran for 
video compression, which provides very 
good image quality at higher data rates. 

Iomega claims that the Buz can achieve 
broadcast-quality video. While its video is 
very good, especially for consumer editing, 
the Buz’s image quality is not as crisp as 
video captured by high-end boards such as 
the Radius VideoVision Studio and the Targa 

THE BUZ COMES WITH IOMEGA’S own Recordit 
software, a good tool for audio recording and 
audio CD track extraction. 



Truevision. 

Users looking to 
use the Buz as the cor- 
nerstone of a nonlinear edit- 
ing suite will probably be a bit disappointed. 
However, users looking for VHS-quality edit- 
ing at an affordable price will find its video 
quality perfect for most projects. 

The Buz is capable of data rates ranging 
from 6.6 MBps to 200 KBps, which pro- 
vides a wide latitude for compression 
rates. At higher rates (20:1 and up), Buz- 
captured video begins to display consider- 
able MJPEG artifacts, especially in full- 
screen video. At 3:1 compression, the low- 
est the Buz wiU handle, there are still some 
artifacts, but few enough so they’re notice- 
able only on large-screen televisions or 
video projectors. 

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COMPANY: MetaCreatlons 

CONTACT: 805-566-6200, http://www.metacreations.com 
PRICE: $49.95 (SRP) 

REQUIREMENTS: PowerPC, System 7.5.5 or later, 16MB of RAM, 50MB of free hard 
disk space, CD-ROM drive, 16-bit video (thousands of colors) or greater 



H ave you ever seen a slide show you liked? 
(Admit it — ^you hate them as much as 
everyone else.) Well, rejoice, because 
the days of bulleted lists and boring back- 
grounds are over. Using MetaCreations’ Kai’s 
Power Show, you can turn dreadfully dull 
slides into dynamic multimedia presentations. 

Power Show is so simple and intuitive that 
even newbies can figure it out in less than an 
hour. Like other Kai products, it’s comprised 
of “rooms” that logically break up the cre- 
ation process. You start in the In Room, 
where you import the digital media you want 
to use or open existing Show presentations. 
Power Show allows you to import a variety of 
file formats, including TIFF, BMP, PICT, JPG, 
FPX, and PSD, as well as QuickTime video 
dips. It then lays them out as thumbnails for 
easy viewing. 

Once you have imported your images, you 
zoom into the Sort Room, which features Sort 
and Sequence buttons that hdp you arrange 
your content efficiently. At the bottom of the 
Sort Room are the Sequencer and Nano 
Sequencer, which lay the show out chrono- 
logically, like a filmstrip. To reorder slides, 
just drag and drop them from one position to 



another. So simple. 

From there you move into 
the Edit Room. This is where 
the multimedia fun begins. In 
the Edit Room, you can add 
real-time special effects transi- 
tions between each slide; all 
sorts of text, including animated words that 
zoom into your slides like a bird in flight; and 
sound via ffie Sound Fx window. 

The final room in Power Show is the Out 
Room, where you save your show in a variety 
of formats, including HTML for exporting it 
to the Web, Best of all, Power Show lets you 
save your presentation in a format that you 
can email to your friends. Even folks who 
don’t have Power Show installed on their 
computers will be able to see your slide 
show if you include the Show Player Installer 
in your email. 

As great as this program is, some of its 
text, transition, sound, and background tem- 
plates are supercheesy, so be careful what you 
include — ^and how much — or your show will 
end up looking like a bad TV commercial for 
a iocd electronics store. Power Show also 
doesn’t feature full platform parity; while PC 



POWER SHOW HELPS YOU SPICE UP your 
slide shows with sound, special effects slide 
transitions, animated text, and more. 

users can import Microsoft PowerPoint 
slides, Mac users can’t. For business users 
who want PowerPoint’s advanced formatting 
features, this is a major bummer. 

If you crave an easy-to-use software pack- 
age for creating sfide shows, then you’ve 
found your program. Power Show’s intuitive 
interface, multimedia capabilities, and high- 
quality output will have audiences oohing and 
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as well if you want to hold your relatives’ attention at this year’s family reunion slide show. 




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PRICE: $725 (SRP) 

REQUIREMENTS: Power Mac 6100, 6150; Performa 6110, 
6112CD, 6115CD to 6118CD; System 7.5.1 or later 
SPECIFICATIONS: 240MHz G3, 1MB L2 backside cache, 
160MHz cache-to-processor bus 



I t’s going on one year since Newer 
Technology stole the show at the San 
Francisco Macworld Expo by showing 
off its then-in-development G3 upgrades 
for the processor-direct slot on the 
PowerPC 601-based 6100, 7100, and 
8100 Power Macs. It’s the kind of upgrade 
Mac owners have been pining for since the 
Power Mac’s introduction. We’re talking a 
500 percent speed increase for less than a 
thousand dollars. Well, the upgrades are 
here, they’re blazing, and they’re reason- 
ably priced. , 

Newer lists this particular unit — the 
240MHz G3 for the 6100 series of Power 
Macs — ^at $725, but we found it at (^berian 
Outpost (http://www.outpost.com) for 
$ 667 . 95 . It comes with a M megabyte of 
backside cache and a 3:2 ratio for cache tim- 
ing, which means the processor accesses the 
cache at l60MHz. Once we inserted the card 



into an old Performa 
6115CD, the machine 
powered up, looked around, 
and began walloping neighbor- 
ing systems. 

To gauge the transformation of the 
6115CD, we ran several tests both before 
and after strapping on Newer’s booster 
rocket. The unenhanced 6115CD executed 
our standard 11-function, blur-riddled 
Adobe Photoshop test suite between 1 
minute, 15 seconds and 1 minute, 20 sec- 
onds, With the Maxpowr, the 6115 took 
only about 12 seconds on average to com- 
plete the same set of operations. In fact, 
thanks to that full megabyte of backside 
cache, each time we ran the test, the G3- 
powered 6115 achieved a better score. 
The first run-through took the newly G3’d 
Performa 13 seconds. The seventh time, it 
was all over in only 11 seconds. 

The next test for the 
Performa was a 254-page 
Microsoft Word 98 docu- 
ment scroll. In its go- 
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configuration finished the 
scroll in 1 minute, 25 sec- 
onds. But once we got the 
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System Info checks likewise showed a huge 
gain. The unadulterated 6115 scored only 
102 in the CPU score. Once upgraded, the 
CPU reached a score of 665. Norton ranked 
the processor between Apple’s 266 MHz G3 
and its 233MHz model — ^right where it 
ought to be. 

Installing the Maxpowr PDS proved 
easy. The only oddity of the procedure is 
that you must move the boot ROM chip to 
the level 2 cache slot — strange, but simple 
enough to do. Next, install an extension, 
slide the Maxpowr G3 into the PDS, and a 
four-year-old sluggish Power Mac roars to 
G3 life. The difference is incredible. It 
confirms what we said in our review of 
Sonnet Technologies’ Crescendo PDS G3 
upgrade (see Oct/98, p62): A PDS G3 
upgrade is the single best Mac upgrade 
v^ue in existence. Newer’s and Sonnet’s 
cards both performed at or above expect- 
ed levels, and their competitive prices 
make either one a terrific deal. 

The Maxpowr comes bundled with a 
few Newer Technologv^ software tidbits. 
These include Newer’s SpellTools text edit- 
ing application (an odd choice for a 
processor upgrade package, but why not); 
Newer’s Guru, which lets you view RAM 
upgrade specs for all manner of Macs and 
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EditDV 



MULTIMEDIA 



COMPANY; Radius 

CONTACT: 800-572-3487, http://www.radius.com 
PRICE: $999 (SRP) 

REQUIREMENTS: PCI-based Power Mac, 32MB of 
RAM, fast hard disk on internal SCSI or SCSI acceler- 
ator card, DV camcorder or VTR with FireWire port, 
QuickTime 2.5 

R adius’s Edi®V is actually three prod- 
ucts in one box: an IEEE 1394 FireWire 
card, MotoDV capture software, and 
Edi0V editing software. The package is a rea- 
sonably priced, effective way to get digital 
video into your Mac, edit it, and ou^ut it to its 
destination format. If you output the video 
back to DV tape, you can edit projects without 
adversely affecting image quality. 

The cornerstone of the EditDV paclc^e is 
the IEEE 1394 FireWire card, /^ple initially 
developed FireWire technology for high- 
speed transfers of large amounts of data. 
Considering the bandwidth required for DV, 
FireWire is an obvious way to get moderately 
uncompressed data from DV tape to hard 
drive. The Radius FireWire card fits into any 
Mac OS computer with a PCI slot, so the 
EditDV package is usable on all but the first 
generation of Power Macs. To achieve maxi- 
mum performance with the EditDV FireWire 
card, however, you will need a fast hard drive 
on the internal SCSI or an external hard drive 
attached to a SCSI accelerator card. The card 
doesn’t actually encode the video signal, as 
most JPEG- and MPEG-based video cards do, 
but works by moving data from a DV device to 
the hard drive. If the hard drive can’t sustain 
3.6-MBps transfer rates, it will drop data — 

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When you’re playing back DV footage that 
was captured using EditDV, the DV camera or 
deck must be attached to both a FireWire card 
and a TV to decode the video in real time as a 
full-screen image. If no DV device is available, 
you can view video as a preview clip on a 
computer monitor, similar to how Adobe 
Premiere and other editing packages handle 
preview clips. 

The second product in the EditDV pack- 
age is MotoDV, Radius’s software for captur- 
ing data from a DV device to the hard drive. 
Installation is easy. The installer puts a num- 
ber of DV extensions in the System Folder, 
including the SofiDV codec for onscreen play- 
back, and places the MotoDV apphcation on 
the hard drive. MotoDV is really an elaborate 
movie-capture window specifically designed 
for the demands the FireWire card places on 
the system and hard drive. 

MotoDV lets you capture footage from 
tapes or cameras in real time, as well as in 
stop motion, with user-definable capture 
intervals. In storage environments with mar- 
ginal disk performance (those barely main- 
taining the 3.6-MBps transfer rate), MotoDV 
can use its assigned RAM to catch dropped 



I f you are unfamiliar with DV, you may be confused when viewing software playback of movies cap- 
tured with the FireWire card. Instead of the familiar 4:3 aspect ratio picture, you will see a slightly 
squished rectangle. The innage looks squeezed because DV captured with EditDV complies with the 
CCIR601 DV specification that all DV cameras use (indudlig DVCPro, miniDV, and DVCam). DV cameras 
capture frames at 720 by 480 pixels, as opposed to the 640 by 480 pixels that make up a digitized frame 
from an analog camera, but they retain the same 4:3 aspect ratio. The difference is that EditDV and DV 
cameras use nonsquare pixels to create a frame. Pixels in traditional computer images are perfect 
squares. Pixels from a DV image are taller than they are wide, but a computer monitor Interprets them as 
standard pixels and widens the Image, resulting in a squeezed picture. If the footage is going back out to 
tape, it will appear normal when played back from a DV device, but if you want to compress the footage 
for computer playback, you will need to render it as square pixels for playback at the right aspect ratio. 



EDITDV’S POWERFUL PROJECT WINDOW 
allows editors to create multiple bins to orga- 
nize and sort clips. 

firames as the capture progresses. MotoDV 
can also capture time code and control a 
camcorder or DV deck fi*om the keyboard in 
devices that support these functions. Although 
MotoDV is a good capture application, it’s 
missing batch capture, an essential editing 
function that allows you to designate a series 
of in and out points in time code, click Start, 
and wait for the captures to take place. 

The EditDV editing software, formerly 
known as Radius Edit, has undergone a num- 
ber of changes since it was bundled with the 
Radius VideoVision board. Most important, 
stability has improved dramatically. EditDV 
didn’t crash once in hours of testing — some- 
thing unheard of in its Radius Edit incarna- 
tion. EditDV also does not lieed the second 
monitor that Radius Edit required. 

EditDV attempts to bridge the gap between 
the high-end eating software included in 
Avid’s and Media lOO’s editing systems, and 
more consumer-oriented programs such as 
Adobe Premiere and Strata VideoShop. The 
EditDV interface consists mainly of a video 
and audio track timeline, a project window 
for arranging source material, and a monitors 
window with source and program displays. 
While the software provides a more profes- 
sional editing environment than Premiere or 
VideoShop, it doesn’t offer the refinement and 
usability of the high-end systems or the variety 
of filters and transitions Premiere features. 

The Project window, one of EditDV’s more 
powerful tools, lets you maintain complex clip 
organization throu^ a series of dip bins. You 
can either import ffles piecemeal or drag and 
drop a folder into the Project window, creat- 
ing a new bin. To assemble your project, drag 
clips from the bins into the timeline or use the 



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Anatomy of a Three-Point Edit 



Set three of the four reference points needed to complete an edit, and EditDV determines the fourth one. 
You can do a three-point edit using the Source or the Program monitor to determine Its duration. 



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This program needs a close-up of 
MacAddict between a wide shot and a 
cutaway to Max. Open a close-up clip In 
the Source monitor, move the playback head to 
the starting frame, and click the In Point button. 





2 To set the out point, move the playback 
head to the final frame of the clip and 
click the Out Point button. Now that you 
have selected the exact duration of the close-up, 
select an In or out point in the Program monitor. 




3 If you select an out point, EditDV matches 
that edit point with your source clip’s out 
point We set an in point, which It matches 
with the close-up’s in point when it makes the edit. 




4 Now that you’ve set the three edit points, 
the edit tracks appear in this patch bay. 
The audio tracks are off and the video 
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the clips on the right of the edit’s out 
point; overwrite copies over current video. 



6 You can make edits from the Monitors or 
Sequence window. Click the Edit button 
to splice the close-up of the MacAddict 
cover into the sequence. 



more versatile three-point edit — set three out 
of the four in and out points required to make 
an edit, and EditDV determines the final point. 

One of the EditDV package’s only draw- 
backs is that it doesn’t provide a way to cap- 
ture footage from analog video sources such 
as VHS or Hi-8. To bring these sources in 
through the FireWire card, you need to first 
transfer them to DV. The alternative is to digi- 
tize these sources using a capture card, then 
incorporate the c^tured footage into your 
project, but this footage won’t be of the same 
quality as the DV-captured video. 

Although the EditDV software isn’t as flex- 



ible as some editing applications, the package 
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COMPANY: Extensis 

CONTACT: 800-796-9798 or 503-274-2020, http://www.extensis.com 
PRICE: $149.95 (SRP), $49.95 upgrade 

REQUIREMENTS: Power Mac, System 7.5.5 or later, QuarkXPress 4.0.3 



Y ou’ve upgraded to QuarkXPress 4.0.3 
and are enjoying its spiffy new tools, but 
some of them don’t get you quite as far 
as you need to go. You should deMtely take 
a look at Extensis’s newest productivity boost- 
er, QX-Tools 4.0. It consists of seven 
XTensions: QX-VectorEdit, QX-Scaler, QX- 
FindChange, QX-Layers, QX-Viewer, QX- 
ItemStyies, and QX-FineTline. Some add com- 
pletely new goodies to QuarkXPress, and oth- 
ers soup up or build on existing features. 

The most eye-popping XTension by far in 
the package is QX-VectorEdit, which converts 
vector EPS, Acrobat PDF, and PostScript 
(print-to-disk) files. We whooped in surprise 
the first time we watched it convert a vector 
EPS illustration into an editable Quark docu- 
ment. When we opened the original in a vec- 
tor illustration program and compared the 
two side by side, we found that the conversion 
was faithful to the original file. Some conver- 
sions are more successful than others, 
depending on how cleanly the originating 
application generates PostScript. The QX- 
Tools documentation discusses known con- 
version issues, and the XTension alerts you if 
it detects conversion errors. Such errors are 
usually due to items that convert to smaller 
than 1 point in dimension or Bezier objects 
that XTension does not understand. 

During conversion, the 
XTension extracts embedded 
raster images and saves them as 
TIFF files automatically linked to 
the converted document. It 
names each TIFF and places 



them in a folder for 
which you choose a 
location. According to 
the manual, QX-TooIs is 
supposed to create a sin- 
gle folder named QX- 
VectorEdit TIFF to hold 
all extracted images; 
however, on our system 
it created separate, cryptically named folders, 
one for each converted document. While this 
isn’t a critical flaw, it could cause confusion. 

Other great XTensions in the QX-Tools col- 
lection include QX-FindChange, QX-FineTuie, 
and QX-Viewer. QX-FindChange allows you to 
search for and change much more than text 
and its attributes. Like Macromedia’s 
Freehand, it lets you find and change attrib- 
utes of such items as boxes, text paths, and 
rules. QX-Finelhne supports QuarkXPress 
4.0.3’s controls and gives you four palettes for 
tweaking paragraph, object, character, and 
rule attributes, most of which are only avail- 
able via various QuarkXPress dialog boxes. 
It’s awesome to adjust attributes such as para- 
graph rules visually as well as by the numbers. 
QX-Viewer gives you a palette with a full-color 
preview of each spread and lets you quickly 
move around your document to the exact 
page and portion you want to zoom in on. 




QX-VECTOREDIT LETS YOU convert vector files Info editable Quark- 
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file (shown right). 



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you appreciate the time you save using Quark- 
XPress’s paragraph and character style sheets, 
imagine style sheets for its boxes and rules. Specify 
and control over 50 object attributes throughout a 
document. Edit an item style; QX-ltemStyies instant- 
ly makes the change in all items assigned that style. 



IF YOU USE THE LAYERS in Photoshop or other 
graphics apps, you’ll feel at home with QX- 
Layers. It allows you to create, assign objects 
to, hide, show, and lock layers, as well as sets 
of layers. For example, if you produce alternate 
versions of documents in different languages, 
you can show and print out the Spanish version 
by hiding all non-Spanish text layers. 

Extensis has done an outstanding job with 
QX-Tools 4.0. Our only gripe is that palettes, 
although they’re combinable as in Photoshop, 
are not resizable. Inclusion of resizable 
palettes would keep the combined tabs visi- 
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jumped ship from the sinking Amiga 
platform a few years ago have found 
their way to the Mac and are creating a 3D 
renaissance that’s putting Apple back on the 
animation map. TWo of these immigrants are 
NewTek’s venerable Lightwave 3D and 
Maxon’s relative newcomer, Cinema 4D XL. 
Both of them are in the $2,000 price range, 
and both were created for production situa- 
tions and outputting high-quality professional 



images. Both also support their own pro- 
gramming and scripting languages for maxi- 
mum expandability. They can even exchange 
scene files. So how do they match up? 

Lightwave 3D, long considered one of the 
most capable 3D packages on the desktop, 
had a shaky debut on the Mac. It was buggy 
and un-Mac-like, some features didn’t work, 
and few plug-ins were available. Version 5.6 
fixes many of these problems, though not all. 



LIGHTWAVE 3D 5.6’S NEW INTERFACE is a lot 
easier to use than version 5.0’s, but it still 
doesn’t look like a Mac app. 



It has an improved interface (though it’s 
hardly a paragon of Mac-standard compli- 
ance), almost no bugs, and many new tools, 
and it even offers a few third-party plug-ins 
that you can download at NewTek’s Web site, 
[continued on page 68] 




B oth Lightwave and Cinema 4D XL have fast 
production-quality Tenderers that deliver a lot 
of bang for your rendering time. We tested these 
products head to head to see who would make it 
into the Rendering Hall of Fame. 

To begin the race, we modeled, textured, and 
posed Irwin Alien in Lightwave. We wanted a diffi- 
cult scene with time-consuming ray tracing, so we 
made him reflective and had each light cast a ray- 
traced hard shadow. Next, we imported the 
Lightwave scene directly into Cinema 4D XL. That 
worked smoothly, with texture, lighting, and bone 
information requiring only a little tweaking. Then we 
set up a 24-bit, 640 by 480 render at comparable 
antialiasing settings and pulled the trigger on our 63 
266 with 160MB of RAM. 

The results: Lightwave rendered the scene in 2 
minutes and 17 seconds— pretty good, considering 
that it had to ray-trace almost the entire frame. But 



...but Cinema 4D rendered this nearly identical 
image in only 1 minute and 16 seconds. Smokin’! 



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Lightwave rendered Irwin Alien in 2 minutes and 
17 seconds... 



that wasn’t good enough to beat Cinema 4D XLs 
smoking time of 1 minute and 16 seconds. Cinema 
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[continued from page 66] 

Cinema 4D XL doesn’t approach Light- 
Wave’s reputation, but it has a lot to recom- 
mend it, starting with a feature list longer than 
your arm. It’s safe to say that Cinema 4D XL 
has the fastest ray-tracing renderer ever writ- 
ten for the Mac, faster even than Electric 
Image’s whip-fast phong renderer and cer- 
tainly faster than Lightwave’s renderer. The 
intei&ce is generally intuitive and very Mac- 
like, with context-sensitive menus and 
floaters. Maxon’s Web site offers a wealth of 
small shareware plug-ins. And, in a frontal 
assault on lightwave’s market. Cinema 4D XL 
directly imports Lightwave scene files — 
bones, lights, textures, and ail. 

One area in which Lightwave has the 
advantage is modeling. New tools in LW 
Modeler improve its already impressive abili- 
ties; modeling organic shapes is simple and 
enjoyable. The new tools include the Knife, 
which easily slices the model and creates new 
polygons; Dr^et, an easy-to-use magnetism 
tool for manipulating points; and the ability to 
use triangular patches with MetaNURBs. 

While the new NURB modeling tools in 
Cinema 4D XL 5.2 make it a much more effi- 
cient organic modeler, they don’t remedy the 
fact that Cinema 4D XL is mainly limited to 
basic modeling functions such as skinning, 
loftmg, and extruding. Unlike Lightwave, it 
lacks the essential power to model in a com- 
pletely freeform way and create an object of 
any topology whatsoever. (Maxon says it plans 
to add advanced NURBS, metaballs, and other 
organic modeling tools to version 5-5.) 

What about object manipulation and link- 
ing, so important for creating complex mod- 
els and animations? Lightwave continues to 
suffer from long-term design problems that 
make manipula^g object hierarchies, espe- 
cially those with bones, a royal pain. For 
instance. Lightwave can’t distinguish an 
unparented object and a child object whose 
parent has been rotated. The result is that 
when you’re manipulating the child object 
from, say, the side view, any mouse move- 
ments you make that tell it to move from side 
to side often make it move backward instead. 
Rotating an object presents similar problems. 
The rotational z-axis, for instance, doesn’t 
even accept mouse input. You must adjust it 
entirely within a numerical input box. 

By contrast. Cinema 4D XL gets ffie prize 
for ease of use in the manipulation of objects 
(in every area but inverse kinematics). Many 
operations that are difficult to accomplish in 
Lightwave are far easier and more intuitive in 
Cinema 4D XL. Some examples: When Cinema 
4D XL parents one object to another, it recal- 
culates the object’s position to keep it in the 
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places it somewhere else altogether. Cinema 
4D XL can calculate rotational values in many 
different ways, depending on what is best for 
the current job. Lightwave has only one rota- 
tional system, which results in the dreaded 
“Gimbal Lock,” the effect of having one axis of 
rotation locked after you’ve rotated the object 
90 degrees in another axis. 

The programs score a tie when it comes to 
deformation of objects. Cinema 4D XL now 
includes a full bones system and boasts one 
especially clever deformer feature, the EFD 
box. This deformation cage can enclose a 
complete object hierarchy, allowing you to 
push and pull the entire thing like Silly Putty, 
lightwave has also added some basic animat- 
able deformations (such as bend, twist, and 
taper) to supplement its bones. Most impres- 
sive is the Morph Gizmo plug-in, which allows 
interactive blending of several morph targets 
using sliders — boon for facial animation. 

UghtWave takes the prize for best IK Not 
only is the once-arduous process of setting up 
bones now much easier — thanks to a set of 
clever plug-ins that allows you to “draw” 
bones in both Layout and Modeler — but its IK 
tools are much improved. Lightwave can 
manipulate a long chain of bones quickly and 
accurately even without applying IK limits to 
each joint. Lightwave can also now constrain 
the last bone in a chain to rotate like a goal 
object, which is useftil for, say, keeping feet 
parallel to the ground. While Cinema 4D XL’s 
IK tools are useful and functional, we found 
them more difficult to set up and use, and they 
lacked some of the interactivity of lightwave’s. 

Cinema 4D XL edges out lightwave when 
it comes to animation interfaces. Both pro- 
grams take similar approaches, offering a 
basic timeline you can use to set keyframes 



CINEMA 4D’S INTERFACE is generally well 
thought out and intuitive (and it looks like a 
Mac applicationl), but you’re going to need a 
big monitor to hold all those windows. 



for a given value. Systems for tweaking and 
editing motion are also nearly the same, using 
graphs of movement and acceleration. 
Cinema 4D XL, however, also has a very use- 
ful multiple-timeline interface that allows you 
to create new motion tracks at will and adjust 
keyframes dynamically. It also has a nicely 
implemented path effect that constrains an 
object to follow an already drawn path. 

Picking a winner between such well- 
matched competitors is difficult. Underdog 
Cinema 4D XL is, frankly, better Mac software. 
With its Mac-like interface, superfast render- 
ing, and direct import of Lightwave scenes, it 
stands a chance of knocking lightwave out of 
the ring . — RafAmovin 



LigMWave3D5.6 

GOOD NEWS: More stable than 
before. New modeling tools. Refined 
inverse kinematics. Particle animation, 
volumetric rendering, and Hypervoxels. Advanced 
morphing control. L-script programming language. 
BAD NEWS: Still un-Mac-like. Makes it difficult to 
manipulate objects in hierarchies. Most windows 
are still modal. Annoying gimbal lock. 

Cinema 4D XL 5.2 

GOOD NEWS: Mac-like interface. 

Very fast, high-quality renderer. 

Advanced particle animation control, 
volume rendering, and 3D textures. Path anima- 
tion and timeline. COFFEE scripting language. 
Direct import of Lightwave scenes. Multiple rota- 
tional systems. BAD NEWS: Modeler still under- 
powered. inverse kinematics needs more interac- 
tive controls. 





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M edia creation is indisputably one area 
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the release of Terran Interactive’s 
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and video media provides optimum compres- 
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THE COMPRESSION WIZARD ASKS a series of 
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WEBPAINTER 3 FEATURES a plethora 



MAKING ANIMATED GIFS is easy with 
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THE LAYERS PALEHE APPLIES old-fashioned 
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ing releases. 

Do you need WebPainter 3? If you already 
own Adobe ImageReady or Macromedia’s 
Fireworks, then no. However, if you need a 
quick and easy^-to-use tool to create opti- 
mized animated GIFs for the Web, then yes, 
absolutely. — ErikJ. Barzeski 



GOOD NEWS: Great use of cels and 
frames. Wide range of tools and 
effects. Vector and bitmap modes. 

BAO NEWS: Professionals may need 
more features. Some annoying interface quirks. 




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GOOD NEWS; TV on your desktop. 

Video and still capture work well. fHliM 
Includes external S-video and com- 
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do. BAD NEWS; Involved hardware setup. Must call 
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HARDWARE 



LOOKING TO KILL SOME TIME in front of ffie 
tut»e? Do it witti ixTV and your Mac, and you 
might get some wort done — or ocfL 

works great as well. We were able to cap- 
ture some nifty Animaniacs clips to put 
right next to our Dan Rather collection. 
The one feature that didn’t work well was 
Closed Captioning. When launched, the 
ixTV Desktop application cited slow PCI 
bus performance as the reason why Closed 
Captioning wouldn’t work. With the Closed 
Captioning features in ixTV Desktop, you 
can read and save transcripts, and have 
the application monitor those transcripts 
for a set of words, so if someone mentions 
iMac, for example, the application saves 
the transcript. We fiddled around with a 
SCSI host adapter card installed in the 
same Mac and made it work — sort of. We 
were able to get about 1 word out of 10, 
perhaps because of a bad signal. Still, 
when it hit a hot word, the application did 
its job and saved the transcript. 

For the price, ixTV is pretty cool. It 
doesn’t offer quite the same depth of fea- 
tures as ATI’s Xclaim TV (see review, 
Oct/98, p64), but the $90 Xclaim TV 
requires an Xclaim VR video card (or a G3 
with the AV option) , which will cost you. If 
you’re looking for an inexpensive way to 
get TV (or video from a camera or VCR) 
onto your Mac’s desktop, ixTV offers a 
great solution. Watch your productivity 
plummet ! — David Reynolds 



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COMPANY: IXMicro 

CONTACT: 888-467-8282 or 408-369-8282, littpVywww.iXfnicro.com 
PRICE: $118 (SRP) 

REQUIREMENTS: PCI-based Power Mac, System 7.5.3 or later, 
QuickTime 2.5 or later, 16MB of RAM, free PCI slot 



C onsider it a high-tech addition to the 
slacker’s arsenal — television right 
there on your Mac’s desktop. After all, 
nothing stimulates creativity (and kills some 
time) like a few old Tex Avery cartoons. 
That’s where the ixTV comes in handy. Say, 
oh, some powerful political leader gets in 
trouble, and the bombs start falling. Without 
leaving your Mac, you too can watch Sam 
Donaldson and his amazing hair talk about 
the implications. Pretty spi%. 

As with most hardware, setting up the ixTV 
isn’t as easy as installing an application, 
although the ixTV software is amazingly easy 
to prepare. Just drop an extension into your 
System Folder and copy the ixTV Desktop 
application to your hard drive, and you’re 
re^ to go. The hardware is considerably 
more difficult. First, you have to open up your 
Mac’s case and install the ixTV PQ card. 
While this isn’t too difficult, it only gets the 
video going. To get the audio going, you have 
two options: Use an audio cable to route the 
ixTV’s audio out into the Mac’s microphone in 
(which eliminates the ability to plug in a 
microphone at the same time), or use the 
included patch cables to reroute your Mac’s 
CD audio through the ixTV card. The second 



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option is 

it involves removing 
existing internal 
two others — not for the faint of heart. Still, 
once we installed the patch cables correctly, 
the audio worked flawlessly. 

Once you’ve installed the software and 
hardware, you’d think it would be a matter 
of firing up the application and watching 
some TV, right? Wrong. For some reason, 
the ixTV Desktop application requires an 



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here in 30 minutes or less! We captured this 
rare rant of Dr. Bruce Banner with the video 
capture feature. Although he’s a big green 
brute, his hair is quite stylish, don’t you think? 

activation key, which you get by calling 
IXMicro and giving an employee the serial 
number on the PCI card. You’d better write 
that down before you install the card and 
put your Mac back together, or you’ll be tak- 
ing another trip down hardware lane. 

After installation, the ixTV works just 
as it should — for the most part. Video 
comes up in its resizable window (from 
itty bitty to great big), and the controls are 
intuitive and responsive. Setting up chan- 
nels is just a matter of clicking a button, 
and the ixTV goes to work scanning exist- 
ing channels for valid signals, and record- 
ing those channels as active. The ixTV 
Desktop app also lets users capture freeze 
frames and live video, and this function 



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PowerSecretaiy 2.0.7 



PRODUCTIVITY 



COMPANY: Dragon Systems 

CONTACT: 800-825-5897, http://www.dragonsystems.com 
PRICE: $395 (SRP) 

REQUIREMENTS: System 7.5 or later, 24MB of RAM (32MB 
recommended), 25MB of free hard disk space 



I am writing this without touching the key- 
board. Magic? Nope — Ym using Dragon 
Systems’ PowerSecretary Power Edition 
2.0.7, a voice-recognition dictation software 
that may be the answer for Mac users suffer- 
ing from repetitive stress injuries. Power- 
Secretary Power Edition lets you dictate text 
and use voice commands to work in most 
applications. However, the program’s major 
flaws outweigh its benefits. The pauses it 
requires between each spoken word, the 
intense and difficult training, the painful 
installation, and the poorly written user guide 
make it a good buy only for people who 
absolutely need it. 

In today’s fast-paced world of double- 
click installations, &e idea of spending long 
hours installing an application is unaccept- 
able. Well, that’s what you’ll be doing with 
PowerSecretary. The installation instructions 
that come with the user guide are incorrect, 
and even after you find the correct instruc- 
tions on the Web site, you’re in for a lot of 
work. We’re talking page after page of com- 
plex instructions that reek of inadequate 
product testing and poor documentation. 

Once you’ve got the program installed and 
your headset on, you’re ready for the initial 
training, which consists of an hour-long ses- 
sion of speaking a series of phrases and 
words. This is heaven compared to the 
intense real-world training PowerSecretary 
requires. Prepare yourself for weeks of exas- 
perating repetition, 
corrections, and man- 
ual changes before 
you can expect accu- 
rate voice recognition. 
The user guide is also 
not well organized 
and contains some 
major mistakes — 

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“To Choose a Word Not in 
the Choice List” section in 
chapter 3 — ^that ftirther slow 
down flie training process. 

When I first used Power- 
Secretary, I experienced 30 
percent accuracy when dictat- 
ing one-syllable words and 10 
percent accuracy for longer 
words. After one long day of 
work, those numbers began to 
improve, and after three days 
PowerSecretary understood 60 
percent of my words and tran- 
scribed at about 35 words per 
minute. If you’re patient, the 
long hours of training pay off. 

You can teach PowerSecretary 
to recognize your voice quite 
well, so that even when it does 
misunderstand what you say, it 
will generally pop up the word 
you want as an alternative option in the 
Correction window. However, because Power- 
Secretary uses discrete speech recognition, 
which requires a short pause between each 
word, you’ll never get up to a speed of more 
than 55 words per minute. 

The best thing about the program is that 
you can do more advanced work using text 
macros, built-in command macros, and 
AppleScript and QuicKeys macros. These 
allow you to add and delete words from the 
vocabulary, train the program to disregard 
background sounds such as sneezes, and 
move among files using voice commands. If 
you take the time to master these options, 
you’ll eventually be able to work almost 
sans keyboard. 

As much as these capabilities impress, 
PowerSecretary can’t compare to Dragon 
Systems’ latest Windows product, 
NaturallySpeaking. NaturallySpeatog lets 
you speak to your computer without paus- 
ing between words, netting you up to 160 
words per minute. Compare that to Power- 




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I SAID, “I AM WRITING to you to tell you about 
PowerSecretary.” This is what PowerSecretary heard. Things 
improved after hours of intense training. 

Secretary’s paltry 55 words per minute — 
those little pauses really add up! Of course, 
NaturallySpeaking is only available for 
Windows machines. 

When Dri^on Systems came out with 
PowerSecretary Power Edition 2.0.7 back in 
1997, it cost $695, which seemed like a 
great deal, since version 2.0 cost $2,495 
back in 1995. Now version 2.0.7 costs only 
$395, so if you can’t wait a second longer 
for dictation software, then it (or its pared- 
down cousin, the Personal Edition, which 
costs $195) may be worth the money. But if 
you want the fast continuous speech recog- 
nition NaturallySpeaking offers, you’d better 
get on the phone and start bugging Dragon 
Systems for a Mac vetsion— Jeff Titterton 



GOOD NEWS: Affordable. Works with 
most applications and the Finder. 

Uses AppleScripts and other macros. 

BAD NEWS: Difficult and complex train- 
ing. Terrible user guide. Much slower than 
Dragon’s latest Windows application. 




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COMPANY: IXMicro 

CONTACT: 888-467-8282 or 408-369-8282, 
http://www.ixinicro.com 
PRICE: $349 (SRP) 

REQUIREMENTS: PowerBook 03 Series with CardBus, 
Type III PC Card slot, System 8.1, 16MB of RAM 




T he ix3D Road Rocket brings to the 
PowerBook G3 Series what that 
machine should have had from the 
start — true multiple-monitor support 
instead of the lesser video-mirroring abili- 
ty it currently features. Just install the Road 
Rocket card and software, connect a sec- 
ond monitor, and in only a few minutes 
your PowerBook G3 Series sports twice the 
desktop real estate it formerly possessed. 

Installation couldn’t be simpler. Run 
the installer from the CD-ROM (which also 
provides a passable software bundle, 
including MetaCreations’ Kai’s Power 
Show, Adrenaline Charts SE, and a few 




THE MAIN SOFTWARE INTERFACE for the Road 
Rocket sports some spiffy 3D buttons, but the 
controls behind them are mostly set-and-forget 
in nature. 



demos) , insert the Road Rocket into the PC 
Card slot, connect a monitor, and you’re all 
set. Because the Road Rocket is a lype III 
PC Card, it occupies both slots, so forget 
about using a PC Card modem and the 
Road Rocket at the same time. 

Once inserted, the Road Rocket sticks 
out well beyond the side of the 
PowerBook, which is a good thing. The 
external end of the card has a heat sink to 
dissipate all the excess heat that video 
work generates, and it would be a bad 
idea to dump that heat back into a crowd- 
ed PowerBook case. A word of caution, 
though — after a long period of use, the 
heat sink gets hot to the touch, so be care- 
ful where you put your fingers. It won’t 
bum you, but it’s not comfortable. 

The Road Rocket’s performance was 
good but not great — understandable for 
something that does its work through a PC 
Card interface. Without the Road Rocket 
installed, the PowerBook scrolled through 
a 700K document in just over 12 seconds. 
With the Road Rocket installed, it took 14 
seconds for the same scroll on either the 
PowerBook’s built-in display or the exter- 
nal AppleVision 1710 we used. Norton 
Utilities’ benchmark suite showed a simi- 
lar slight degradation of video perfor- 
mance, However, in the real world the 
slowdown was hardly noticeable, and 






R oad Rocket serves as the heart of a do-it-yourself dock, hearkening back to the good o! Duo days. Set 
aside a keyboard and a monitor with buitt-ln AOB connectors (such as the AppleVision 1710), and you 
can take your G3 Series PowerBook on the road and bring it back to home base. Here are the elements: 

• Connect the monitor to the Road Rocket 
• Connect a keyboard and mouse to the monitor’s ADB port. 

• Leave a modem and/or network cable on the surface where the PowerBook will rest. 

■ • Set up the PowerBook’s power adapter so that the plug is near the modem cable. 

When you’re ready to dock, plug the Road Rocket into the PowerBook; plug the ADB cable from the mohl- 
• tor into the PowerBook’s ADB port; hook up the power adapter, modem, and any netwoik connections; open 
the PowerBook’s lid; and press the power key on the standard keyboard. There you have it! 




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IT’S NOT EXACTLY A PATRIOT MISSILE (it's 
more of a Titan booster), but the Road Rocket 
gives your G3 Series PowerBook the video sup- 
port it should have had all along. 

overall it’s a small 
trade-off for all that 
extra screen real 
estate. The Road 
Rocket is capable of 
providing up to 1280 
by 1024 resolution at 
thousands of colors 
and an 85Hz refresh 
rate — pretty cool. 

The bundled control panel software 
gives you the power to tweak Road 
Rocket’s settings — ^for example, enabling 
2D or 3D acceleration and that sort of 
thing. The settings are pretty minor (if you 
happen to be a video guru, there might be 
something fascinating here), so it’s a set- 
and-forget affair. The card-and-software 
combination does provide one other useful 
feature — hardware pan and zoom. Press a 
key combination, and it’s as if you’ve taken 
a magnifying glass to your screen. The dis- 
play zooms in, and you can pan with your 
cursor. This is great for those who need 
pixel precision but don’t want to change 
view magnification settings to get it. 

The Road Rocket only works with the G3 
Series PowerBooks (those that have a 
CardBus slot), a bit of a bummer for those 
who own earlier ’Books and would like to 
have the benefits of a second monitor. But for 
those who own the right laptop, the ix3D 
Road Rocket is a true boon. It’s the missing 
link that turns a high-power laptop into a 
dual-use Macintosh great for traveling and 
graphics work alike . — David Reynolds 



GOOD NEWS: True Mac-like second 
monitor support. Easy setup. I 
Hardware pan and zoom. Lots of col- 
ors at btgh resolutions. BAD NEWS: 

Heat sink gets really hot. Video performance takes 
a tiny hit. 



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GOOD NEWS: Negitgibie performance 
hit. IVansparentiy increases memory. 

BAD NEWS: No longer taster than 
Apple's virtual memory, in many cases, 
no longer cheaper than real RAM. New statistics 
displays are obscure and confusing. 



YankPro 3.0 



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automation make using it frustrating and 
dicey. It’s $20 less than Spring Cleaning, but 
doesn’t offer as many features or safeguards 
against accidentally deleting important 
files . — Owen W Linzmqyer 



GOOD NEWS; Cheaper than Aladdin’s 
Spring Cleaning. BAD NEWS: 

Clumsy, restrictive interface. No 
printed manual; electronic documenta> 
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niques don’t give RAM 
Doubler an edge over 
Apple’s disk access-inten- 
sive virtual memory, at least 
RAM Doubler doesn’t hog tens of megabytes 
of disk space. 

Even at its current sub-$50 price, RAM 
Doubler is hard-pressed to compete with a 
genuine RAM upgrade. We tested it on a desk- 
top Mac and a PowerBook with 16MB of RAM 
apiece, and at current prices we would be 
able to double these machines’ physical RAM 
for $30 and $60 respectively, or triple it for 
$50 and $100 respectively. While Connectix’s 
offering is still competitive for PowerBooks or 
for desktops with significantly more RAM, 
many prospective buyers would be better 
advised to spring for a real RAM upgrade. 
Others may opt for the disk space-intensive, 
but otherwise performance-equivalent, virtual 



memory built into the current Mac OS. 

You may wonder what new features Con- 
nectix has added to justify RAM Doubler’s 
massive version-number increase — ^from 2 to 
8. The company says the new version is better 
optimized for Mac OS 8 and Office 98, but the 
only change immediately apparent is a 
spruced-up control panel with some new per- 
formance statistics . — Mark Simmons 



COMPANY: Maui Software 
CONTACT: 408-689- 
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PRICE: $29 (SRP) 

REQUIREMENTS: System 7.0 or later, 4MB of RAM, 
4MB of free hard disk space 

L aunching YankPro 3.0 invoked deja vu, 
as this utility bears a striking resem- 
blance to Aladdin Systems’ Spring 
Cleaning (see review, Feb/98, p62). 
Unfortunately, YankPro suffers from many of 
the same problems that afflict its competi- 
tion, including a clumsy interface, question- 
able results, and dubious value. 

YankPro allows you to uninstall applica- 
tions and related files, delete duplicates, clean 
out the Preferences folder, slim down fat bina- 
ry applications, trash i^ple Guides, delete and 
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COMPANY: Connectix 

CONTACT: 800-950-5880 or 650-571-5100, 

http://www.connectix.com 

PRICE: $45 (street) 

REQUIREMENTS: 68030 or faster Mac, 

System 7.1.2 or later, SMB of physical RAM 

T ime was when Connectix’s RAM Doubler 
seemed like an ingenious piece of soft- 
ware engineering that magically doubled, 
and later tripled, your Mac’s available mem- 
ory. However, as the virtual memory built into 
the Mac OS gets better, and real RAM 
upgrades grow cheaper, is RAM Doubler still 
a cost-effective way to boost your Mac’s mem- 
ory allotment? On balance, probably not, 

RAM Doubler 8 remains a stable and per- 
formance-neutral memory extender. In testing 
RAM Doubler 8 on a couple of aging Macs, we 
found that the machines started up, launched 
apphcations, and ran scripts about as fast as 
they did using Mac OS 8.1’s virtual memory, 
and only slighdy slower than they did with no 
virtual memory at all. Though Connectix’s 
memory-shuffling and compressing tech- 



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safeguards. 



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items in the list — ^for example, dragging them 
to the Trash or double-chcking to open them. 

YankPro helps identify candidates for the 
Trash, but the program’s paucity of informa- 
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Premiere Your Home Movies 



by Robert Capps 




FIND A 



TRYOUT OF 
PREMIERE 
and the G3 
sound patch 
on The Disc. 



M aking QuickTime movies is one of the 
keenest ways to waste time (or make 
loot) with a Mac. Anybody can 
become writer, director, and star with relative 
ease, provided he or she owns a video cam- 
era, a Mac capable of capturing video, and 
the right software. 

The first requisite — a video camera — ^is 
obvious enough. As for the second, a video 
capture-friendly Mac, there are a couple of 
ways to go. If you happen to have an AV Mac, 
then you’re set. These Macs come with RCA 
video and sound input (and output) jacks 
right in the back of the machine. If your Mac 
doesn’t have RCA jacks, you will have to opt 
for a PCI solution (if you don’t have a PCI- 
based Mac, you’ll have to opt for a new Mac) . 

For less than $150, any Mac with an open 
PCI slot can be granted video-in capabilities 
via IXMicro’s ixTV card (see review, p74). 
This card works fine for small-size captures 
but breaks up at larger sizes. The breakup, of 
course, is proportional to how powerftil your 
system is. ATI’s Xclaim VR PCI card (see 
review, Mar/98, p65) costs around $250, but 



because of its architecture it can handle larger 
screen films — equivalent sizes to a native AV 
Mac. Power Mac G3 owners take note: There 
is a bug in either ^ple’s G3s or ATI’s drivers 
(we couldn’t figure out which) that prevents 
you from using your Mac G3’s sound input 
and the ATI card at the same time. To fix te 
you need a patch released by Apple and found 
on The Disc. Of course, if you own a Power 
Mac G3, you may want to skip the ATI card 
altogether and opt for the multimedia-input 
hardware/ultra SCSI PCI card combination 
offered by Iomega’s Buz Multimedia Producer 
(see review, p56). The Buz retails for around 
$300 and requires a Power Mac G3, but it has 
an MPEG decoder for bigger, cleaner capture. 

Getting the ixTV or Xclaim VR card tied to 
your camera requires a video RCA connection 
cable, and a stereo RCA-to-single-headphone- 
plug cable for connecting the camera to your 
Mac’s native sound input. Buz has normal RCA 
sound inputs like those on an AV Mac, so 
you’ll need one video RCA cable and one nor- 
mal audio RCA cable. 

As for the soflware part, Adobe’s version 



5.0 revamp of Premiere makes the program 
very intuitive and very usable for even the 
greenest moviemaker. There are other less 
expensive video editors out there, but 
Premiere offers a lot of power and ease of 
use. We’ve included a tryout of Premiere 5.0 
on The Disc, so you can sample the program 
for yourself. Of course, this tryout won’t let 
you capture video, export, or save. But get 
your hands on a full version of Premiere, grab 
your camera, plug in those RCA cables, and 
you’ll be ready to make your own personal 
video opus. 





RCA plug 



Set the Size 

When you start Premiere, it presents 

you with a window of options. You 
can leave these settings at their defaults, but 
in order to keep your final movie at a reason- 
able size, you may want to reduce the video 
and sound capture rates. To do this, select 
Video Settings from the settings pull-down 
menu at the top (its default is General 
Settings). Choose 15 from the Frame Rate 
pull-down menu, and Sorenson Video from 
the Compressor menu. Then change the settings pull- 
down menu at the top to Audio Settings. Set the Rate 
to 22kHz and the Format to 8-bit stereo mono. Change 
the Settings menu again to read Capture Settings, If 
you are using the ixTV card, set the Capture Size to 
240 by 180 or smaller. Otherwise, set Capture Size to 
320 by 240. After you’ve got a couple of movies under 
your belt, you can play with these settings and see 
how they impact movie quality and file size. 




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Hook your camera up to the comput- 
er's video input (either the AV connec- 
tor or through a PCI card) and audio Input. In 
Premiere, go to Capture under the File menu 
and select Movie Capture. A small Movie 
Capture window appears with a blue screen 
and a Record button at the top. When you 
press the Play button on your camera, you will 
see the footage you recorded with the camera 
on this screen. While this is running, select 
Audio Input from the Movie Capture menu, 
then select Sound In as the Source, Adjust the 
gain and volume as needed. 




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'^be playing your tape, complete with 
sound. Press the Record tab at the top of the of 
the Movie Capture window to start Premiere 
recording, A larger window pops open, display- 
ing the footage being captured. You won’t be able 
to hear the audio as Premiere captures the 
footage, unless you select the option to leave the 
speaker on at all times from the Audio Input dia- 
log box. Click your mouse to complete the cap- 
ture, and a Clip window pops open with all the 
captured footage. Drag this clip to the Project win- 
dow. This will prompt you to title and save the clip. 




Snip the Segment 

; r . Repeat this process on any recordings 
' ■ ' that you wish to capture. Keep in mind 
that, at the current settings, each clip Is a mem- 
ory hog, and smaller hard disks fill up fast. 
Double-click on any clip in the Project window to 
load it into the Monitor window. (You can also 
drag the clip from the Project window to the left- 
hand screen In the Monitor window.) Once a clip 
is loaded into the Monitor window, you can pre- 
cisely edit it to size by selecting start- and end- 
cut points with the controls below the screen (the 
last two controls on the bottom row). You can 
preview these edits by pressing the Play button 
immediately to the right of the Stop button. 




nie the Timeline 

^ '.Select the clip with which you want to 
^ start your movie, and drag it from the 
Monitor window to the Timeline. A box equal in 
length to the time of the clip appears in the 
Timeline as you drag. Drop this first dip at the 
beginning of the Timeline in the Video 1A row. 
The audio file will appear in the corresponding 
Audio 1 row. Repeat this process with the clip 
you want to appear second, dropping it onto 
Video 1A immediately after the first clip — it 
should easily snap to fit. Continue this process 
until you have loaded all of your clips into the 
Timeline in the order you want them. If you want 
to preview the compiled clips, use the controls 
below the screen on the right side of the Monitor 
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6 Track the Transition 

To add a transition between 
video segments, put the clip to 
which the segment will transition on the 
Video 1B row in the Timeline (the audio 
automatically moves with It). Because 
the transition takes a second or two, 
you need to slide the clip over a little so 
it starts before the first clip finishes. To 
view Premiere’s native transitions, 
select Show Transitions from the 
Windows menu. You can get an idea of 
what each of these transitions does by clicking on the 
arrow in the upper right corner of the Transitions window 
and selecting Animate. The icons in the Transition win- 
dow will demo what the corresponding transition looks 
like. Find a transition you like and drag it onto to the 
Transition line between Video 1A and Video 1B. Position 
the selected transition in the time space the clips share. 



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For Premiere to 
show what your edit will look 
like, the video must be ren- 
dered. You can get a ren- 
dered preview by dragging 
the light purple work area 
bar at the top of the Timeline 
over the part of the video 
with the transition, and 
selecting Preview from the 
Project menu. Premiere then 
renders just the part of the 
video currently under the 
work area bar, and shows it 
on the right-hand screen in 
the Monitors window. 




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With your clips in place and a few fancy transi- 
tions to boot, it’s time to make the finished prod- 
uct. Under the File menu, choose Export and select 
Movie. Premiere prompts you for a title, then begins the 
rendering. If your movie has any length to it at all, this 
process will take several hours — even on a new G3. 
When rendering Is complete, the movie appears In its 
own window. To make the movie a self-contained, dou- 
ble-clickable application, you need to close out of 
Premiere, open the movie in Apple’s MoviePlayer, click 
Save As from the File menu, and select the self-con- 
tained movie option. This option is not available in the 
free version of the QuickTime 3 MoviePlayer, so you will 
either need to upgrade to QuickTime 3 Pro or use an old 
version of MoviePlayer. When you have finished, you 
have a minifeature to send to your friends, play for your 
relatives, and put on your resume. 



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development 







Auto Upload 

by Robert Capps and Mark Simmons 




I n any kind of production work, repeti- 
tion runs rampant. Production on the 
Mac, be it graphics, sound, multimedia, 
or just plain old office management, is no 
exception. Take for example — and for the 
subject of this how-to — updating Web 
pages. Any HTML slinger worth his or her 
salt must keep his or her little slice of 
cyberspace fresh. We’re talking constant 
updates. Sure, it’s OK (even encouraged) to 
keep the overall layout of a site stagnant, 
but the stuff inside — that slimy, gooey sub- 
stance known as content — must be flushed 
regularly or it’s gonna stink up the place. 
This means FTP clients. This means daily 
shuffling of files. This means entering the 



how to 

with AppleScript 



same passwords, logging on to the same 
servers, opening the same folders, and 
making the same stupid, little, time-con- 
suming mistakes every dang day. If you 
think these annoyances don’t build up, 
maybe you haven’t stopped to get a whiff of 
your site recently. 

Or maybe you use AppleScript. We are, 
after all, Mac people. We have AppleScript. 
It’s what separates us from the OS beasts. 
And while the difficulty of writing an 
AppleScript for the first time can make an 
otherwise-seasoned Mac veteran weep like 
a baby, once you get it written the repetition 
vanishes. Updating your site becomes as 
simple as dropping an HTML file onto a 



desktop icon. In this article we’ll walk you 
through the building of just such a script. 
AppleScript is dense stuff. For an intro to 
AppleScript, you should check out 
“AppleScript Boot Camp” (May/98, p28). 
And to fully understand this how-to, it’s 
probably best to fire up your Mac and do 
the steps as you read it. As always, every- 
thing you need — Stairways Shareware’s 
Anarchie and the scripts themselves — is on 
The Disc. AppleScript itself comes with your 
computer if you have any system 7.1 or 
later. Just turn on the appropriate exten- 
sions (Apple Event Manager, 
AppleScriptLib, and/or AppleScript), fire up 
the Script Editor, and you’re ready to fly. 




FIND ANAR- 
CHIE 2.0.1 
and the 



scripts for 
this article on 
The Disc. 



The One-Liner 





tell application "AnarcMe" ta store [ fill 



Kerbero3:l rrternet:HThL:m8caddfct:1 ndex.html 



"scrver.isp.com'' path "/ns- home/mi icaddict/i ndex.html '' ji^r ^ password "secret'll 



The essence of our task can be accomplished with a single line of AppleScript In this 
case, we are using Stairways Shareware’s Anarchie as our FTP client, which takes files 
from our hard drive and uploads them to a remote server. You can also use Jim Matthews’s 
shareware program Fetch, or any other AppleScriptable FTP software. In order to tell Anarchie 
or any other FTP client what to do, you need to look up the program’s AppleScript commands 
from its AppleScript dictionary. Accessing a program’s dictionary merely requires selecting 
Open Dictionary from the File menu in the Script Editor and choosing the program. An^phte’s 



upload command is store. 



Basically, this script tells 
Anarchie to find the file index.html 
within the folder macaddict, which 
is located in the folder HTML in 

the folder Internet on the hard disk _ 

Kerberos (online editor Mark Simmons’s pet name for his drive).} Mac file pg^ p^-the route 
through a hierarchy of folders to a specific file — are separated by colons. For Unix machines, 
however, they are separated by slashes. Thus the path to the correct location on the site-host- 
ing Unix server is /ns-home/macaddict/index,html, ns-home being where our macaddic t direc- 
tory Is on the remote server server.isp.com. Of course, for access you must enter both |^user[ 



name and password. We break up this long line by typing a character (Option-Return or 



Option-L), which tells AppleScript to keep reading Instead of Interpreting the line break as the 
end of a command. As written, this script can only be run by pressing the Play button within 
AppleScript, and in order to work on your machine, things such as file paths, the server name, 
your user name, and password must be changed to contain your specific information. 



2 Properties and Organization 

This second script accomplishes the same task, but deans things up 
a bit. We also moved some chunks of unchanging, hard-coded data 
to the top of the script and gave them global names that can be quickly 
repeated throughout the script. We gave descriptive names to our remote 
host’s name, our user name, our user password, and the path to the location 
for storing files on the remote server. For example, the user name max, which 
is required to log on to the remote server, is now referred to as OserWame. Any 
time we type UserName into the script, AppleScript knows to substitute in the 
word max. But, you say, typing UserName isn’t easier than typing max. Yes, 
but If you ever change your user name, password, or server Information, you 
will only have to change it once at the top of the script. 



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3 Variable Files 

Our next addition to this script increases flexibility. The script in steps 
1 and 2 will only upload a single hard-coded file. However, we want 
the script to upload any file we choose. Our AppleScript must be able to ask 
us to give it a file. We accomplish this with the line set f i 1 ePath to 
((choose file) as string). The (choose file) portion of the 
script;brtngs up a standard Open dialog box, and asks us to pick out the HTML 
file for uploading. The set filePath to... as string is an instruction 
for AppleScript to register which file we choose, record the path to that file, 
make a text string out of that information, and save the string as filePath. The 
path we typed out in the first step, Kerberos: Internet..., is the path to the file 
titled index.html on Mark’s hard drive. When we run the script, it prompts us for 
the file we want uploaded, and figures the path out for itself. 

We want to make sure that when this file gets uploaded to the server, it’s 
given the appropriate name. Notice that we have changed the server path 
property name at the top from to ISweMoot We did this because 

we want to set only the path to the root directory— or topmost level— of our 
space on the server, so we can still have the actual name of the file— the very 
last part of the path — change. This will allow us to work with subdirectories 
later (equivalent to folders within folders on the Mac). 

By now you’ve probably figured out what the set command does. It 
assig ns a name to something. Notice that we have told the Finder to give the 
name\FiieName]\o a variable called name of item of our just-defined 



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pro^ft g Sefw : ’7 ns- home/ mscaddi ct/ ” 

pfo^rf g Wer : "max” 
propertg UserPassvord : "secret" 



jset filePath to ((choose file) a s string) 

itell application "Finder" to set|FileName to (name of item filePath)] 



FilePath. Because figuring out file names with only AppleScript can get a lit- 
tle clunky, we have brought up the Finder’s file name capabilities by prefac- 
ing the command with tel 1 appl i cati on Fi nder. This command tells 
the Finder to call up the path to the selected file and select what It knows as 
the name for that file — ^the name the finder displays to the user. Thus we have 
set the term FileName to the actual file name. 

We next m ake a serv er path as we did a file path and give it the title 
serverPath. The consists of ServerRoot— the hard-coded path to the 

server directory where our site is kept— plus the FileName. With everything 
ready, we tell Anarchie to store filePath (the file we chose) to the remote server 
(HostName) in a defined place on that server (serverPath), and we give the 
server our name and password. When we run this AppleScript, it prompts us 
to pick a file, and then uploads that file — keeping the same name— to the top 
level of our Web space on our remote server. 



serverPath to rServerRoorOileltem^^ as stri ng7] 




4 Multiple Page Sites 

The script we have works great— if we keep our site on a single direc- 
tory level. But to keep our site organized, we need subdirectories, such 
as www.macaddict.com/news. We begin addressing this need by setting up a 
mirror of our Web site’s file hierarchy on our Mac’s hard disk. A news folder 
within our macaddict folder corresponds to the news subdirectory of our 
server. We want our script to look at where we place a file on our mirrored 
Web folder, and place it in the corresponding place on the remote server. We 
start this process by creating the property fileRoot in our script and assigning v 
jlf the pSh to the to^ Notice it is the same file path as was hard 



coded into the first script in step 1 , minus the file name index.html. 

Because we made the path to the root level of both the Web sen/er space 
and the mirrored Mac folder properties, we need to work only with the parts of 
the file paths that change. For example, of the path Kerberos:lnter- 
net:HTML:macaddict:index.html, we need only lndex.html. 

To get just the end of the path we create the terms fifePathStart and 
fiiePathEnd. The filePathStart begins at the first character following the fileRoot 
(Kerberos:lnternet:HTML:macaddict:— 33 characters), and ihepathEnd equals 
the end of the filePath. We then have AppleScript define HiteSubPa%as j u^ 
section between filePathStart and fiiePathEnd. In the case of the index.html file, 
the snip is just the file name, but this same structure can separate paths to fold- 
ers and files deeper within the folder macaddict. For example, if we have a fold- 
er called macaddict on our Mac, and in that folder we have another folder 
called news, and in that folder we have an HTML file called news.html, then the 
snipped FileSubPath would be news:news.html. 



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Description: 






P r® pe rt y] Fi 1 e Root j " Ke r be r^os : I nte r net :HTML:f nacad d1 ct^ j 
property HostNam^^^^ 

property ServerRoot : "/ns- home /macaddict/” 
property UserName ■ “max" 
property UserPassvord : "secret" 

filef^th to U 

fe l^t ^ngt h of Frie^M 

filePjathLnd to (length of filePath) 

set FileSubPath to (text rili^athST^^ 

set oldDeli miters to AppleScri pt's text item delimiters 
set AppleScript’s text item delimiters to 
set ServerSubPath to text items of FileSubPath 
set AppleScript’s text item delimiters to V" 
set ServerSubPath to (ServerSubPath as string) 
set AppleScript's text item delimiters to oldDeli miters 
on error 

set AppleScript’s text item delimiters to oldDeli miters 

end try 

set serverPath to (ServerRoot & ServerSubPath as string) 
tell application "Anarchie" to store file filePath host HostName -• 
path serverPath user UserName password UserPassvord 



NOV/98 MacADDICT 89 



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how to 



Because we are mirroring, we need to copy this last bit of file path 
and paste it at the end of the server path so Anarchie will know where 
to store the file on the server. The file located at Kerberos: lnternet:HTML 
:macaddict:news:news.html on our Mac goes to /ns-home/macaddict 
/news/news.html on our server. 

As you may remember, we also need those pesky colons converted 
to slashes so the Unix machine can understand them, ^^use a weir d 
AppleScript trick to take the info from FileSubPath and make it a new 
property called ServerSubPath with the colons converted to slashes. This 
involves fiddling around with special characters that AppleScript uses to 
separate text items. A real understanding of how this works goes beyond 
the scope of this how-to, so if you want to know how, you will probably 
have to dissect the process with an AppleScript book at your side. (It will 
make for great exercise.) For now, just copy the chunk of script between 
and including T ry and End Try . We enclosed the whole shebang with 
the error-catching routine on error,, .to oldDeli miters that will 
change the all-important text delimiters back to the default in case any- 
thing goes awry. 



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set OldDeli miters te Appl^rijrt’s text item deWndtcrs 
set AppleScript's text item delimiters te 
set ServerSubPeth te text item® ef FileSubPstft 
set AppleScript's text item delimiters te 
set ScrvcrSubPstb te (ServerSubPstb es string) 
set AppleScript's text item delimiters te oldDeli miters 
ee errer 

set AppleScript’s text item delimiters te oMDelimTters 

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If tees leetsteft vlt fcFttel te ettlwwi^^ i 

wrt te (lei^ 

set niePstltCfid te Oettgth ef mePstb) 

set FiteSobPstb te (text filePstbStert tlire fttePethtwd ef fltePstb) 

^ ^ ^ 



set servierPsib te (ServerRoot & Serv^rSobPsthesstri^^i^^^ 
tilittppt'ii^^ "Amrcble* te store file ftlePeth i»«t ttostfisme 
serverPsth wer UserHame pessvord UserPssswsrd 



Appl»S«ipt 



To finish the script update, we give directions for placement of the file 
on the server by setting the server path (again as a text string), combin- 
ing the predefined ServerRoot and the newly created ServerSubPath. We 
then tell Anarchie to upload the file fifePath (which prompts everything to 
happen) to the host at serverPath. When we press the Run button in the 
Script Editor, it prompts us for a file, and then copies that file to the corre- 
sponding place on the remote server. Neato... 

Protecting Ourselves 

Now, one potential problem: What if, in a addle-brained 
moment, we try to upload a file that’s outside of our careful- 
ly arranged Web site mirror structure? The one*line if-then command 
if f i 1 ePath . . . then return checks that the selected file lies 
within our root folder, and if not, it exits the script with a Return 
command. 






Double-Clickable Script 

pkay, enough with mucking around in the Script Editor every 
time we want to upload something. We want to be able to 
double-click on the script’s icon to make it run. This entails packag- 
ing the script within a run operation (buzzword: handler), which will 
be activated when the script is launched (double-clicked). 

AppleScript automatically interprets a double-click as a run 
command, so all we have to do is tell AppleScript what to do when 
it gets a run command. We could simply put on run at the begin- I 
ning of the script and end run at the end to make the script a dou- i 
ble-clickable application. However, in anticipation of the next step — j 
running the script by dragging and dropping the file onto the script’s j 
icon — we organize things a little differently. We section off all of the 
script that does the uploading (what’s left i^the part that prompts us : 
to choose a file) into an upload handler that we title UpioadFile. ! 
When the script sees the UpioadFile prompt,] It finds and then fol- | 
lows the directions between on UpioadFile and end 
UpioadFile. We can also pass along data with the UpioadFile I 
command, in this case the file path we’ve stored under the name | 
Chosen File. i 

Next we put the part of the script that prompts us to choose a I 
file, and the UpioadFile prompt into a run handler. The name we use | 




Fitelte<rt ; ’'Kertere^^isterwrtdHnn^ 
l^nifwrty ; "server jspxsWR" 

limperf f SerwrlSiSol : 
pr»|Mrtf Uaerteaiw ; "msC 

i wf Ctw^FiteJte ((cteose tWe) «t string) 
ete 'nm « 

r:::: 

•»Wpl^»dFil«<«te^) 

f f fitePMb teM 1^1 vlte Fitelte^ 

»«t filePatbStert te (telngtb <ff Fitelteirt) ♦ I 

set FileSebJtetli te (text fitePslbStert Ifcm WlelteteEnd 

tri 

set aldDeliimters te «i^l«Scrijprs text Itest «feti*ntters 
set AfiiiteScript’stext Itemtetiiteters te 
set te tteo» Flte^^ 

set itein ^in^ters te 

set Ser»erSobfi 8 tli te (ServsrSebItete w string) 
set ApiiteScript's text item de^iteters te 
stt errer 

set A|i|il^cri]^'s text Item Aliitetefs te 

eiiitrf 

set serverPetb te (ServerJteet & ServerSetfstb «s string) 
tell spiflicstten "A^erctee” te store file ftlePelb be^ itestteame 



setwrPiftb user UserTtenw tesswril UserP«s*«erll 

eei ttol^ile 




90 MacADDICT NOV/98 





1 the run handler doesn’t have to match the 
lame we used when we invoked the com-| 
nand-iTo illustrate this principle, weVe used 



he name filePath to refer to the file path data 
veVe passed along to the UploadFUe han- 
iler. 

To finish, we save the script as an application 
jnder Save As from the File menu. All we have to 
io is double-click on the script’s icon and it 
)rompts us to pick a file, then uploads it. 

? Drag and Drop 

For the final touch, we turn this bad boy 
(or girl, or...thing) into a full-blown drag- 
md-drop application. This will enable us to 
jpload a whole bunch of files at once by drop- 
)ing them, en masse, onto the script Icon. To 
Jo this, we need to give it an open handler. 

You can find the open handler right below 
he run handler in our script The sections of the 
jcript— the run handler, the upload handler, and 
he open handler— can appear in any order (we 
ust like this one). We include both the run han- 
Jler and the open handler, which gives us the 
choice of either dragging files onto the script, or 
Jouble-clicking on the script so that it prompts 
js for a file. If we drag files onto the script, only 
he open handler gets used. If we double-click 
he script and select a file, only the run handler 
gets used. 

When you drag files onto any drag-and-drop 
script, AppleScript receives an open command 
ind a list of file paths to the d ragged-on files. We 
ell our script what to do when It receives an open 
command with the phrase on open, . . As 
Defore, any word we put after open becomes the 
l ame of the data in qd ^dn-Hn this case the list 
Df files. We name our list DmggedF//es. The com- 
Tiand repeat with CurrentFile in 
DraggedFiles tells AppleScript to go through 
2ach item of the DraggedFiles list in turn. When 
a file path’s turn comes up, the script gives the 
lie path the name CurrentFile and performs the 
actions in the repeat loop.Jln this loop, we tell the 
script to turn CurrentFile into a text string and 
etain the name CurrentFile. We also put the 
UploadFUe command in, which starts the upload 
landler on the current CurrentFile, The script 
systematically runs through each file that was 
dragged on top of it, and uploads that file. 

Liner Notes 

Our script is now ready for prime time, 
so we throw some vanity comments in 
ihe Description field. Ooh! Aah! Styled text. If 
^ou update your Web site daily, this AppleScript 
will save you scores of minutes a day, and even 
better, prevent constant errors. 



on run 

set ChosenFfleJoXlchoose file) es strinj) 
Uploa dFIlej^ChosenFile ) 
end run f 



en UploadFiltiniePath) j 

If filePeth dees not stert vlth FileRoot then retorn 
set mePethStort to (length of FileRoot) ♦ \ 



property FileRoot : "Kerberos:! nternet:HTML:macaddlct;" 
property HostName : "server.lsp.com" 
property ServerRoot : "/ns-home/maceWlctr 
property UserName x "max" 
property User Password ; "secret" 

on run 

eet ChosenFile te ((choose file) es string) 

Uploadrne(ChoaenFUe) 
end run 

on open Ore^^FlIes ' 

' repent with CurrentFile in DraggedFiles 

set CurrentFile to (CurrentFile ee string) 
Upl08dFile(CurrentFlle) 

ejM repent 
e nd o p e n ; 

on UploadFlle(fnePath) 

if filePath dees not etert with FileRoot then retern 
•elfilePathStartto (length of FileRoot) + i 
set fllePathEnd to (length of filePath) 

eet FileSubPath to (text filePathStart thre fllePethEnd ef filePath) 

try 

set oldDeli miters te AppleScript's text item delimiters 
set AppleScript’s text item delimiters te 
set ServerSubPath to text items of FileSubPeth 
sot AppleScript's text item delimiters to 
eet ServerSubPath to (ServerSubPath es string) 
sot AppleScript's text item delimiters to oldDeli miters 
on error 

set AppleScript's text item delimiters to oldDelimiters 

end try 

set serverPath to (ServerRoot & ServerSubPath as string) 
tell application “Anarchie" to store file filePath host HostName i 
path serverPath user UserNeme password UserPassword 
end UploadFUe 



AppWSertpt | 4 |jB»” 






on openjl^ggedFilM j 

ropeof wflKTiurrentFile tn DraggedFiles 
set CurrentFile to (CurrentFile o» string) 
UploadFil8(CurrentF11e) 

end repeat 
end open 




_ vlthlCurrentFile In PrtOTe^les^ 
ael CurrentFile to (CurrentFile as stri ng) 
I ^ rent Fi 1 e) 

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Q As a designer, I’m particularly fond of the 
font Apple uses in its print advertisements. 
What is the name of this font? Is this a propri- 
etary font that Apple owns and uses exclu- 
sively? Is it possible to buy it or a similar font 
from another vendor? 

A According to Apple’s copyright depart- 
ment, the font you want is called Apple 
Garamond. It was developed for Apple by 
International Typeface Corporation (http:// 
www.itcfonts.com) and is not available for use 
outside i^ple. However, you can approximate 
the look by using tight tracking witii any other 
version of Garamond. 

Gi As someone new to Macs and computers 
in general, I have a question. When you load 
software into your computer, how do you 
know where to put it? If I download 
QuickTime 3, does it go in the Extensions 
folder or in the Control Panels folder? What 
about audio players? The instructions never 
seem to specify where the item you are 
installing should go, and as someone who is 
still learning. I’m confused. 

A Since you’re an admitted newbie, let’s 
start from the beginning. When your browser 
has finished downloading the file, it may or 
may not automatically decode and decom- 
press the file, depending on whether you have 
the appropriate helper apphcation (Stuffit 




WHERE FILES END UP depends on the down- 
load location your browser or email program 
specifies. 




IDENTIFY A FILE’S KIND by looking in its Get 
Info window, then put it where it belongs. 

Expander is most common) selected in the 
Preferences window. To save disk space and 
reduce transfer times, most downloadable 
files are compressed archives (a suffix such as 
.sit, .sea, .tar, or something similar indicates 
this); you must decompress them before you 
can use them on your Mac. If the helper appli- 
cation is properly configured, it decodes, 
decompresses, and then deletes the down- 
loaded archive, leaving an honest-to-goodness 
Mac file or folder in its place. 

Now we get to the root of your question. If 
you are in luck, the download includes an 
installer. In that case, all you need to do is 
double-click the installer and follow the 
onscreen instructions, and it should place 
everything where it needs to be. But let’s say 
there’s no installer, just a few files. The first 
thing you should do is see whether there’s a 
related read-me file. If so, open it with a word 
processor and look for installation instruc- 
tions. Barring that, select what looks like the 
main file (either the largest one or the one 
with a unique or illustrative icon) and press 
Command-I to open its Get Info window. If the 
file’s Kind is listed as an application program, 
it’s a double-chckable application that you can 
store anywhere on your hard drive (some 
control panels are listed as apphcation pro- 
grams, but you should keep them in the 
Control Panels folder inside the System Folder 



for convenience’s sake). However, if the file’s 
Kind is listed as contextual menu plug-in, con- 
trol panel, control strip module, font, or sys- 
tem extension, you should drag it onto the 
System Folder and let the Finder put it in the 
appropriate subfolder. Usually you have to 
choose Restart from the Finder’s Special menu 
to activate items placed in the System Folder. 

Q I have a chent using Windows 95, and he 
often sends me disks containing files with long 
file names. With Apple’s PC Exchange control 
panel (part of Mac OS 8. 1) , I can mount these 
disks on my Mac and open the files just fine, 
but the file names are shortened to the old- 
style DOS convention — eight characters with a 
three-character suffix (WebSiteDirectory.htm 
becomes WEBSIT~1.HTM). I was under the 
impression that Mac OS 8. 1 could handle long 
file names. What’s going on? 

A Windows 95 indeed lets you name files 
with more than 11 characters, but the file 
maintains a hidden 8+3 name so that it is 
backward-compatible with DOS. The current 
version of PC Exchange does not recognize 
Windows 95 extended file names, and instead 
displays the same name you would see if you 
inserted the disk in a DOS-based computer. If 
this is unacceptable for your needs, you may 
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from Software Architects (800-863-9297 or 
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R eader Erik Ladinsky writes in with a great tip. “Upgrading to Mac OS 8.x causes 
Microsoft Word 5.1 documents with equations or other embedded objects to display 
and scroll very slowly, even on powerful Mac models such as the G3, The solution is to 
open the Appearance control panel, click Options, then deselect the System-Wide Platinum 
Appearance check box. Once you’ve done this, Word documents with embedded objects 
scroll as fast as before.” 



Windows disks on the Mac desktop, and it 
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DOS programs with the appropriate Mac 
applications. DOS Mounter 95 truncates 
extended Windows 95 file names only if they 
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shareware control panel (http;//www 
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Now for the real question: Unfortunately, 
the Apple Software Order Center doesn’t sell 
any of the localized versions of the Mac OS 
here in the United States — ^inexplicably, it sells 
and supports localized versions only in for- 
eign countries. So if you want to buy the Mac 
OS localized for Spanish, you need to contact 
a Spanish-speaking division of Apple, such as 
i^ple Computer Mexico (http://www.apple. 
com.mx) . It’s a hassle, but if it helps you con- 
vert your father to the Mac cause, it’s worth it. 



fli Where can I get the Spanish version of 
the Mac OS? I need to convert my Spanish- 
speaking dad to the Mac, and this will really 
help. He lives in the United States, so we can’t 
exactly buy one at the comer computer store. 

A Apple makes a big deal of the fact that the 
Mac OS is an international operating system 
(http:/Avww.apple.com/macos/multilingual) , 
and is available in 35 localized versions 
around the world, including Spanish. These 
localized versions of the OS display all menus 
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Qi I just downloaded the Conflict Catcher 
4.1.1 update from your site. What’s the 
advantage of BinHex over MacBinary that 
warrants the extra time to download the larg- 
er BinHex format? 

A Whenever you get a choice of different 
versions of the same file on the Internet, 
always try downloading the smaller file first 
because it takes less time. BinHex (indicated 
by the suffix .hqx) and MacBinary (.bin) are 
two of the more popular encoding schemes 
that facilitate transmission of Mac ffles over a 
wide range of computers using various pro- 
grams. A file encoded in the MacBinary for- 
mat can be up to 30 percent smaller than the 
same file in BinHex format, which is essen- 
tially just plain ASCII text. If you have a rea- 
sonably current browser, email program, or 
FTP client, you should have no problem 
downloading the smaller MacBinary files. 
Only if your program chokes when you 
attempt a download should you bother 
resorting to the larger, more easily compati- 
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download either type of file, it must be 
decoded (usually the program that down- 
loaded the file handles this automatically), 
and may need decompression before you 
can use it. Stufflt Expander both decom- 
presses and decodes files. 

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_$39S 

_$499 

_$599 

_$799 

.$1395 

.$1645 



EPSON Stylus 3000 

VCDOV DocuPrint 
AbKLlA Laser 
Printers 

4S12N 1 2ppin, 600dpi, Ethr. 

4517MPS 17ppm, 1200dpi, Ethr. 

N32 32ppm, 600dpi, Ethr. 

W40 40ppm, 600dpi, Ethr. 



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Adaptec nH(i-2940uui ui/kit_$189 
INITIO SCSI-ll and SCSI-Ill $219 



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$199 
$299 

Maxtor 1 1 .5GB 3 . 5 “ ultra dma $279 

Maxtor 13.6GB 3 . 5 " ultra dma $359 



6.4GB Metalist uitra-DMA, ide 3 . 5 " 
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2.1 GB IDE 2.S" _$165 
4.0 GB IDE 2.S" _$259 
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Freehand 8 ..... $239 

Freehand Motion Studio .... $389 

Quark QuarkXPress 4.0 ....... $679 

Connectix virtual pc 1 . 0 / 2.0 ..$89/137 

Insignia SoftWindows 95 5.0 $159 

Symantec Norton utilities 3.5 $89 

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As low as $299! 

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As low as $399! 

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MACINTOSH LOGIC BOARDS 

7200/90 logic board, refurtished .0^.' 

LC logic board, refurbished $49. 

LC II logic board, refurbished $173. 

Mac LCIII logic board, refurbished $249. 

Performa 630 logic board, refurbished $199. 

Quadra 800 logic board, refurbished .$299. 

Quadra 840AV logic board, refurbished . . .$299; 

Quadra 900 logic board, refuittshed $299, 

Quadra 950 logic board, refurbished .... .$299. 
Performa/LC 550 logic board, refurbished .$249. 
Performa 575/580 logic board, refurbished 



PowerMac 6500/225 PowerMac 4400/200 PowerBook 5300c$ 



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VIDEO CARDS 

Apple S^Wrfter 1200, refurbished ....$138. E-Mar*ir)es DoubleColor SX NEW ^79. 

Apple SlyleWriter 2400, refurWphed ....$199, RasteiOpS24MXNEW $199. 

^el^rsotialUsetWiilerLS,(Biutbished$299. Supermaba24PDQPIus $449. 

Apple LaserWriter 16/600, refurtished . . $1199. ‘PovwiWac HPV Card (1MB) $199. 

Persona! LaserWriter NTR, tefuibWied . . $549. 'PcNwlMac A/V Card (2MB) $249. 

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Las^riter llg w/5MB R^ refurbished . $799. Appte"l4’ AA/ NEW $249. 

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Performa 5200 


9500/200 


8500/132 


1SV500/4XCD 


32/2GB/CD 


32/2GB/8XCD 


$699 


$1249 


$949 


refurbished 


refurbished 


refurbished 


7500/100 


7200/120 


9500/120 


16/1GB/CD 


16/1GB/CD 


16/1GB/8XCD 


$699 


$749 


$949 


refurbished 


refuibisbed 


refurbished 



AnscanirNEW. 

Voxon 14’ Multiscan NEW $229. 

toon 15’ Muitiscan NEW $279. 

Apple 20* Multiscan refurbished $999. 

Apple 14* Multiscan refurbished $229. 

l4dius Colof Pivot LE refurbished $299. 

Radius Crilw PimI refurbished . . / $279. 

Apple l?‘fi(3B refurbished .... . V; .... $149. 
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Pow^Idac 6100 Nubus Adapter $299. 

Quadra 660AV NuBus Adapter $69. 

Quadra 610 Nubus Arfapter $69., 

flii Nubus adapter ^ i . .$69. 

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Apple Color OneScatmer rrfUrbished $199. 

Apple Color OneScantwr 600/27, l^ib . . .$299. 
Color OneScanner 1200/30 franspi adapter $149. 

UMAX UC840 Scanner NEW . .f $199. 

Apple QuickTalde:200 refurbished $349. 

Apple QuicfcTafce 150 refurbisher! $279, - 



APPLE WORKGROUP & WEB SERVERS 


WGS 8550/200 16/2GB/8XCD refurbished . 


. ,$1499. 


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. . .$999. 


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. . . .$699. 


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PC Compatibility Cards 

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• PENTIUM 166 12” $299 

REFURBISHED 

• 586 100-MHZ 7” 

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• PM6100 486/66 

NEW 

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$129 

$59 



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Take $20 off with Newton purchase! 

2MB FLASH RAM CARD $99 
4MB FLASH RAM CARD $149 



MAC LOGIC BOARD UPGRADES 

RerSOnal NT to NTR upgrade $99 

PowerMac 8100 to 8500/132 (exchange) $549 

Quadra:;S50 to WGS 9150/120 (exchange) $599 

Performt||200/75 toPerforma 5260/120 $399 

Performa ®0 to 6200/75 (exchange) $299 

Performa 630 to 6300/120 (exchange) $399 

Performa 6200 to 6320/120 (e|ifiange) $299 

^adra 800 to PowerMac 8ld0/80 (exchange) , . .$299 
(itiadra 660 to Pow®ac (exchange) . . .$299 

$249 





Apple 11x17 InKjet ES300 G$ 

• Prime mdni un tft 11*17! Personal Document Station” 

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• Prints transparencies ONLY $29 

• Large CMYK ink tanks complete system purchase 

• Supports lAac or PC! 

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ULTRA SCSI 








Int 


Ext 


2111MB 


S400rpm 


512K 


FB32100S 


3yr 


$199 


$259 


3228MB 


5400rpm 


512K 


FB33200S 


3yr 


$235 


$295 


4310MB 


5400rpm 


512K 


FB34300S 


3yr 


$269 


$329 


6448MB 


5400rpm 


S12K 


FB36400S 


3yr 


$350 


$410 


8455MB 


5400rpm 


512K 


FB38400S 


3yr 


$455 


$515 


9100MB 


7200rpm 


1024K 


XP309100S 


Syr 


$619 


$679 


18200MB 7200rpm 


1024K 


XP318200S 


Syr 


$1075 


$1135 


ULTRA WIDE SCSI 










4550MB 


7200rpm 


512R 


VK304550W 


Syr 


$295 


$385 


9100MB 


7200rpm 


512K 


VK309100W 


Syr 


$499 


$589 


ULTRA 2 SCSI 












4S50MB 


7200rpm 


512K 


VK304SS0LW 


Syr 


$305 


$405 


9100MB 


7200rpm 


S12K 


VK309100LW 


Syr 


$519 


$619 


9100MB 


7200rpm 


1024K 


XP309100LW 


Syr 


$619 


$719 


18200MB 


7200rpm 


1024K 


XP318200LW 


Syr 


$1075 


$1175 



We are the #1 
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Extraordinary 



MegaHaus is the first company to soil 
the new Quantum Approved 
Audio Visuai drives specifically tuned to 
meet demanding A/V applications. 
ULTRA 2 SCSI A/V (Minimum sustained lOMB/sec) 
4SS0MB 7200rpm 512K VK3045S0LV4 Syr $325 $425 
9100MB 7200rpm S12K VK309100LV4 Syr $549 $649 
18200MB 7200rpm 1024K XP318200LV4 Syr $1109 $1209 



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The professional’s choice for backup. We will 
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Native 

20GB 

3SGB 

100GB 

140GB 

280GB 

490GB 



Compressed Internal 

40GB $2450 DLT4000 

70GB $5350 DLT7000 

200GB n/a 

280GB n/a 

S60GB n/a 

980GB n/a 



Table Top 

$2599 DLT4000QX 
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$10,499 DLT4114LST 
$13,999 DLT7114ST 



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n/a 

n/a 

$3769 DLT4S00R 
$5389 DLT4700R 
$10,199 DLT4114LSR 
$13,699 DLT7114SR 



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CD RECORDERS* 

Toast & DirectCD 



Smart Storage Solutions CDR Drives Include; 

✓ Toast Mastering Software 

✓ 5 FREE disks 

✓ Toll Free support 





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CD RECORDABLE Includes 5 Free Recordable Disks! 
2x6 Sony mechanism, caddy load, 1MB buffer 
4x6 Yamaha mechanism, tray load, 2MB buffer 
4x8 Matsushita (Panasonic) mechanism, tray load, 1MB buffer 
4x12 Teac mechanism, tray load, 1MB buffer 
4x12 Plextor mechanism, caddy/tray load, 2MB buffer 
NEW 8x20 tray load, 2MB buffer 

PRICE BREAKTHRU 

CD REWRITABLE Includes 5 Free Rewritable Disks! 
4x2x6 Yamaha mechanism, tray load, 2MB buffer 



Software! 

DirectCD from Adaptec now 
makes a CD Recorder as 
easy to use as a hard drive. 
Compare our price and you will see we 
are the #1 source for CD Recorders! 



Internal 


External 


$309 


$369 


$339 


$399 


$299 


$359 


$399 


$439 


$409 


$469 


$909 


$969 




$399 


$459 


:6XM1) 


$429 



CD-RW starter pack with 5 CD-RW disks and 10 CD-R disks (CDSTARTER) $95 



Adaptec Jam Pro Audio 


Adaptec Bias 


Fargo Signature 


CD Duplicators 


CDStomper 


Software w/ Peak LE $289 


Peak Software $499 


CD Printer $999 


Call for price. 


label kit $49 



Duo Master is one of the most innovative CD mastering solutions 
available. The solution provides a hard drive, Jaz or Syjet drive 
and CDR in one unit. Create your master on the hard drive, Jaz or 
Syjet cartridge drive and then master directly to the CD. This is 
the perfect CD mastering setup! Includes 5 free recordable CDs 
(5 CD-RWs with CD-RW drives) and 1 free cartridge with Jaz or 
Syjet unit. Add these prices to the internal prices above. 

Quantum 2GB (DU02GBM) $270 Quantum 4GB (DU04GBM) $340 
Jaz 1GB (DUOIGBJAZM) !;330 Jaz 2GB (DU02GBJAZM) $530 
Syjet 1.5GB (DUOSYJETM) $350 



All-in-one CD 
Mastering 




^Seagate 






Internal 


External 


4S20MB 7200rpm 


S12K 


ST34520N 


3yr 


$260 


$320 


4SS0MB 7200rpm 


S12K 


ST34S73N 


Syr 


$485 


$545 


6S30MB 7200rpm 


S12K 


ST36S30N 


Syr 


$375 


$435 


9140MB 7200rpm 


S12K 


ST39140N 


Syr 


$495 


$555 


9190MB 7200rpm 


1024K 


ST39173N 


Syr 


$605 


$665 


18200MB 7200rpm 


1024K 


ST118273N 


Syr 


$1120 


$1180 


ULTRA WIDE SCSI 












4S20MB 7200rpm 


512K 


ST34520W 


3yr 


$270 


$360 


4S50MB 7200rpm 


512K 


ST34S73W 


Syr 


$480 


$570 


6S30MB 7200rpm 


S12K 


ST36S30W 


Syr 


$375 


$465 


9140MB 7200rpm 


S12K 


ST39140W 


3yr 


$495 


$585 


9190MB 7200rpm 


1024K 


ST39173W 


Syr 


$605 


$695 


18200MB 7200rpm 


1024K 


ST118273W Syr 


$1120 


$1210 


ULTRA 2 SCSI 












45S0MB 7200rpm 


1024K 


ST34573LW Syr 


$495 


$605 


4S50MB 10,000rpm 1024K 


ST34S02LW Syr 


$535 


$645 


9100MB 10,000rpm 


1024K 


ST39102LW Syr 


$720 


$830 


9190MB 10,000rpm 


1024K 


ST39173LW Syr 


$625 


$735 


18200MB 7200rpm 


1024K 


ST118273LW Syr 


$1125 


$1235 


18200MB 10,000rpm 


1024K 


ST118202LW Syr 


$1369 


$1479 


4S50MB 5400rpm 


512K 


IBM34560N Syr 


$275 


$335 


9100MB 7200rpm 


512K 


IBM39130N Syr 


$525 


$585 


18200MB 7200rpm 


1MB 


IDGHS18Z 


S3rr 


$1099 


$1159 


ULTRA WIDE SCSI 












4S50MB 5400rpm 


S12K 


IBM34S60WSyr 


$275 


$365 


9100MB 7200rpm 


S12K 


IBM39130WSyr 


$539 


$629 , 


9100MB 10020rpm 


1MB 


IDVGS9U 


Syr 


$609 


$699 


18200MB 7200rpm 


1MB 


IDGHS18U Syr 


$1099 


$1189 


ULTRA-2 SCSI 












9100MB 7200rpm 


S12K 


IBM39130U2 Syr 


$565 


$675 


18200MB 7200rpm 


1MB 


IDGHS18U2 


Syr 


$1155 


$1265 



• CD ROM DRIVES • 

Internal External 

16X- 5 disc changer Nakamichi MJS16MD^M $189 $249 

32X- Slot load Honeer DRX32SM/XM $90 

32X - Tray load Toshiba XM6201BM/XM $105 

32X - S12K buffer Plextor PX32TSM/XM $148 

36X • Slot load Pioneer DRU706M/XM $95 



$150 

$165 

$208 

$155 



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IOMEGA 1GB Jaz 

IOMEGA 2GB Jaz 

SYQUEST 1.5GB Ask about rebate 

ADAPTEC Controllers 

PCI Wide Single Channel 

PCI Wide Dual Channel 

PCI FireWire + Wide SCSI 

PCI Ultra 2 

ATTO Controllers 

PCI Fibre Channel 

PCI Ultra 2 SCSI 

above w/RAID software & cable 

E4 Cool DVD Kit 

Complete kit for Mac G3 computers 

Maxoptix Optical Drives 

2.6GB 

5.2GB 

Sony Optical Drives 

5.2GB 

Fujitsu Optical Drives 

640MB (mail in offer for 3 disks until 9/30/98) 



JAZX $269 

JAZ2X $339 

SYJET1.SMAC $279 



A2940MUW 

A3940MUW 

AHA8945 

A2940MU2W 



$225 

$469 

$639 

$399 



ATTOPCIFC 

ATT0PCIU2 



$889 

$425 



ATT0PCIU2K $609 



DVDMAC $399 



T5-2600 

T6-5200 



$1149 

$1499 



SMOF551 



$1599 



DYNAMO640SE $329 



Nobody beats MegaHaus for CD Recordable Media prices! We will 
not be undersold. If by chance you do find a lower price, call us. 






CDR74 


CDR74W 


CDR74P 




5 Pack 


$21/$19 


$96/$91 


$28/$2S 




20 Pack 


$42/$39 


$360/$3SS 


$65/$62 




SO Pack 


$93/$89 


$859/$839 


$139/$135 




100 Pack 


$17S/$169 


$1629/$1609 


$2S9/$249 




Budget 5 Pack 


$19/$17 


$80/$76 


$24/$21 




Budget 20 Pack 


$36/$33 


$299/$289 


$SS/$S2 




Budget 50 Pack 


$74/$70 


$699/$689 


$119/$109 




Budget 100 Pack 


$139/$129 


$1299/$1289 


$189/$179 




CDR74 is recordable, CDR74W is rewritable, CDR74P is printable. $ is 
alone/witb CDR purchase. 8X certified, & Platinum now available. 




• IDE HARO DRIVES 


t 


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3.5” ULTRA IDE 
6S30MB Seagate 


7200rpm 


ST36530A 


3yr 


$209 




9140MB Seagate 


7200rpm 


ST39140A 


Syr 


$255 




10100MB IBM 


S400rpm 


IBMIOGP 


3yr 


$265 




10100MB IBM 


7200rpm 


IBMIOGXP Syr 


$305 


l,^i\ ■ 


12900MB IBM 


5400rpm 


IBM12GP 


3yr 


$385 




14400MB IBM 


7200rpm 


IBM14GXP 3yr 


$499 




16800MB IBM 
2.5” IDE for laptops 


S400rpm 


D3M16GP 


3yr 


$445 




4000MB Toshiba 


12.1nun 


MK4006MAV lyr 


$279 




S400MB IBM 


12.5mm 


DA25400 


3yr 


$429 




6480MB IBM 


12.Smm 


DA26480 


3yr 


$489 




6490MB Toshiba 


12.7mm 


MK6409MAV lyr 


$499 




8100MB IBM 


19mm 


DP28100 


2yr 


$829 


i’- ■ , 



FU^TSU 



ULTRA WIDE SCSI 
4SS0MB 7200rpm S12K M304SW 
4SS0MB 10,000rpm 512K M3045WP 
9100MB 7200rpm 512K M3091W 

9100MB lO.OOOrpm 512K M3091WP 
18200MB 7200rpm 512K M3182SW 



Check out these prices! 
Also NEW 10,000rpm Drives. 



RAID 



Syr $319 $409 

Syr $409 $499 

Syr $499 $589 

Syr $659 $749 

Syr $1029 $1119 

— 



Since 



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1987 



itliority 




These preconfigured RAIDs can be run in RAID 0 or 1 mode. The capacity 
listed is for RAID 0 configuration. In RAID 0, the data is striped across a pair 
of drives. This is perfect for digital video such as Media 100, Ti*ueVision, Avid, 
or other applications that require extremely high data transfer rates. 

Includes - Ultra 2 LVD SCSI drives - Adaptec PCI Ultra-2 SCSI controller 
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PAGE NO. 


PHONE NO. 


WEB ADDRESS 


Adaptec 


17 


408-945-8600 


www.adaptec.com 


AMC - Advanced Multimedia Concepts 


105 


(425) 558-3101 


www.mam.amc-direct.com 


ARS Nova 


118 


800-445-4866 


www.ars-nova.com 


Bear Rock Technologies 


118 


800-232-7625 


www.bearrock.com 


Bungle Software 


OBC 


800-295-0600 


www.bungie.com 


CE Software 


15 


800-523-7638 


www.cesoft.com 


ClubMac 


98-99 


80a258-2622 


www.club-mac.com 


Coast to Coast Memory 


113 


800-4-Memory 


http://! 8004memory 


Compu America 


102 


800-533-9005 


wvw.compo-america .com 


Compu. D 


107 


800-929-9333 


www.compud.com 


Compu Mall 


no 


800-977-5665 


VAVw.computerstogo.com 


Computer Discounters 


113 


800-964-1 882 


VAVw.computerdiscounters.com 


The Computer Exchange 


117 


800-304-4639 


wvAV.mistermac.com 


Connectix 


10-11 


650-571-5100 


www.connectix.com 


Corel Corporation 


5 


800-772-6735 


VAVw.corel.com/draw8 


MacMall 


94-95 


1-800-965-3282 


wvAv.macmall.com 


DataViz Inc. 


25 


1-800-270-0030 #134 


www.dataviz.com/easierl 


DPI 


117 


800-390-7020 


— 


Digitek 


1 16 


888-699-8787 


wvAV. macstuff . net 


Drive Savers 


1 19 


800-440-1 904 


www.drivesavers.com 


Earthlink 


19 


800-395-8425 


www.earthlink.net 


Eritech International, Inc. 


115 


800-808-6242 


VAvw.eritech.com 


FWB Software 


57 


65a482-4800 


www.fwb.com 


Game Dealer 


53 


212-387-8200 


www.gamedeoler.com 


Gathering of Developers 


30-31 


— 


wvAV.godgames.com 


Green Dragon Creations, Inc. 


113 


888-624-0200 


wvAV.greendragon.com 


IDG Expos (Macworld) 


111 


l-80a645-EXPO 


vAvw.macworldexpo.com 


Groovemaker 


116 


1-800-767-4546 


wvAv.groovemaker.envy 


Infinity Micro 


118 


80a589-1234 


www.infinity-micro.com 


Infowave Wireless Messaging 


81 


800-663-6222 


WWW. i nfowa ve . n et 


Interland Inc. 


IBC 


800-599-0546 


www.interland.net 


IXMICRO 


65 


408-369-8282 


www.ixmicro.com 


Kensington 


13 


65a548-6978 


VAVw.kensington.com 


Keyspan 


1 18 


510-222-0131 


vAvw. keyspan .com 


LA Computer Center 


104 


800-689-3933 


www.lacc.com 


Leister Productions 


119 


717-697-1378 


vAvw.leisterpro.com 


Mac Power Sales & Service 


119 


888-275-POWER 


WWW. mac-power.com 


Mac Solutions 


115 


800-873-3 RAM 


WWW. macsolutions.com 


MacOnline 


73 


1 -877-MAC- 1984 


VAVw.MacOL.com 


Mac Sales 


119 


1-888-AAAC-SALES (622-7253) 


www.macs4sale.com 


MacSoft (a GT Interactive Company) 


67,69,71,75,79 


800-229-2714 


VAVw.wizworks.com/ macsoft 


Mactica 


119 


888-666-5147 


sales@mactica.com 


MacZone 


100-101 


800-304-0286 


www.maczone.com 


Madsonline 


113 


1-800-851-1551 


www.madsonllne.com 


MediaGuide 


114 


800-463-0686 


www.mediaguide.com 


Media Supply 


1 14 


6ia458-9100 


VAVw.mediasupply.com 


MegaHaus 


109 


80a475-7531 


http:/ / www.megahaus.com 


MicroMat Computer Services 


7 


800-829-6227 


www.micromat.com 


Microtek 


41 


800-654-4160 


www.microtekusa.com 


Mitsubishi Electronics America, Inc. 


23 


800-843-2515 


http://vAvw.mitsubishidisplay.com 


Momentum, Inc. 


63 


425-893-8100 


VAvw.momentuminc.net 


MovieWorks 


113 


510-734-0730 


www.movleworks.com 


Newer Technology 


IFC-1 


316-943-0222 


wvAV.newertech.com 


Ontrac Data 


119 


(760) 864-9535 


VAVw.ontracdata.com 


Orange Micro, Inc. 


27 


714-779-2772 


wvAv.orangemicro.com 


Other World Computing 


96-97 


80a275-4576 


VAVw.macsales.com 


Power Max 


106 


800-441-6922 


VAvw.powermax.com 


PowerON Computer Services 


117 


800-673-6227 


www.poweron.com 


REAL Software 


93 


512-292-9988 


www.realsoftware.com 


Rockstar Studios 


119 


415-242-1984 


VAVW.rockstar.com 


Sega Soft 


103 


888-SegaSoft 


www.segasoft.com 


Shreve Systems 


108 


800-227-3971 


WWW. sh revesy stems . com 


Sierra 


61 


1-800-757-7707 


www.QG5.com 


Software Architects 


2 


425-487-01 22 


www.softarch.com 


STAZ Software 


9 


80a348-2623 


www.stazsoftware.com 


THQ Inc. 


77 


818-225-5167 


vAvw.THQ.com 


Total Recall 


83 


info@recallusa.com 


VAVw.software.recallusa.com 


Totally Hip Software 


91 


888-8THEHIP 


vAVw.totallyhip.com 


Village Tronic 


59 


1-800-317-7217 


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7200/90 


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