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I need some help, and I trust you might point me in the right direction for
the download of a suitable browser replacement for my sytem, as follows:
I recently have been having trouble accessing my electronic account, and it
seems that my broker no longer accepts 'Internet Explorer 3.01a' which I
have been using. They suggested I needed Internet Explorer, version 4 at
least and maybe 5. But Version 4.5 needs a Power Macintosh which my system
certainly is not. I've noticed that 'www.microsoft.com/downloads' does
show a version 4.01 which is over 12Mb to download, but I'm assuming that
it too would need a Power Macintosh.
Any help would be gratefully accepted. Happy New Year.
Frank Whillans <whillans(a)netspace.net.au>
"Coranderk" 47 The Righi, Eaglemont
Melbourne Victoria 3084 Australia
Telephone 03-9457-2893 (local), +613-9457-2893 (overseas)
Hi - are you guys SURE we don't get worms?
I have gotten the new nasty - the Kool Yule thing twice in two days. What's
confusing is that it doesn't follow the pattern - although I recall that the
Melissa virus behaved differently on different systems and different computers.
No one I send email to has complained about getting it from me.
The messages are From: my email address To: my email address
The most prominent feature is the URL stewart messagemates
then in little print it says have a Kool Yule
The message is 94K - that's the tip off - although a friend just sent a Xmas
attachment which is 93K. Today's message has different formatting - blue
background and red type and the attachment is called hog.exe The body of the
message says "look at the latest animation."
It would be pretty convincing if it weren't for the headers. This subject is
a message I pulled up today, and copied part of to send to one of the
genealogy lists. The To From lines don't have my name - only my email.
Plus RootsWeb blocks attachments.
But why do I get it? My Mac shouldn't be infected. If I'm getting it from
someone else, their name should be on it.
Can hardly wait for the new year. 8-(
Diane in Seattle
Just heard on the morning news...
Microsoft just announced that the Macintosh version of Internet Explorer has a
couple of functions which are not Y2K compliant and will prevent the user from
using online shopping and... sorry missed the rest. They're working on a fix
and will post it on the Microsoft web site.
Can anyone give me information about a programme which converts the spoken word
to a Word Processor document?
How efficient is such a devise and where can I get information about them?
Does anyone know the present whereabouts of Jim D. REEKS?
He did work until quite recently for Apple Computers, and in 1996 he was in
charge of the Sound Manager Group. However, my e-mails to him at Apple
are returned, apparently he is no longer there. I wrote to the postmaster at
apple.com, but they wrote back that they do not keep records of employees
that are no longer there.
Any help in locating Jim would be much appreciated!
Dick Reeks in Virginia Beach, VA.
I use FrontPage 1.0 for Macintosh and am happy with the product.
I contacted MicroSoft and asked if they were going to upgrade the Mac
version to include some of the features of FrontPage 2000 for Windoze. I
was told, "There are no plans to upgrade FrontPage 1.0 for Mac." I asked
if they were freezing FrontPage at 1.0, and the person answered with
exactly the same sentence, "There are no plans to upgrade FrontPage 1.0 for
Mac." Thanks, Bill. Again.
Since then I've tried PageMill and Page Spinner but they really aren't in the
Does anyone have a reccomendation for a full-featured web authoring
application similar to FrontPage?
With both versions 4.5 and 4.7 when I try to save a word with the spell
checker in the email module, I get a total hang up requiring a manual
restart. Norton, Disk First Aid, and Conflict Catcher are no help and
say everything is fine. The rest of the activities on Netscape work
fine. My query to Netscape has been treated with studious neglect.
Sometime in the distant past, the spell checker worked fine, but that
may have been only with Navigator instead of Communicator.
This is on a Power Mac G3 (266 MHz) with 64 MB RAM, 4 Gig HD, and System 8.6.
Anyone have any ideas? Thanks a bunch.
Thanks so much. I tried.
> We posed this question to one of our techs and he sent this back:
> For the Mac Classic, unfortunately, The Classic uses the 6800 processor,
> first generation, and in addition only can have a total of 4mb of ram which
> is insufficient for internet usage. The best that machine can hope for is
> word processing and low level applications.
> The next upgrade computer that could possibly handle internet is the SE30.
> The SE30 would work for her, if configured with enough memory and sufficient
> hard drive.
> At 7:29 PM 12/6/99, bachart(a)halcyon.com wrote:
> >I have the old 1990 Classic Mac (hardly used) w/Imagewriter II printer.
> >What I want to know, is there any way I can upgrade this Mac so it can
> >be used just for the Internet.
This is true, however I did succeed in using an SE a few years ago with AOL
2.7. The question is whether AOL still recognizes v2.7. Does anybody know?
AOL and I parted company some time ago and I don't know.
>Subject: Re: Classic Mac
>Date: Tue, Dec 7, 1999, 11:17 AM
> Thanks so much. I tried.
> caroleh(a)mactreasures.com wrote:
We posed this question to one of our techs and he sent this back:
For the Mac Classic, unfortunately, The Classic uses the 6800 processor,
first generation, and in addition only can have a total of 4mb of ram which
is insufficient for internet usage. The best that machine can hope for is
word processing and low level applications.
The next upgrade computer that could possibly handle internet is the SE30.
The SE30 would work for her, if configured with enough memory and sufficient
At 7:29 PM 12/6/99, bachart(a)halcyon.com wrote:
>I have the old 1990 Classic Mac (hardly used) w/Imagewriter II printer.
>What I want to know, is there any way I can upgrade this Mac so it can
>be used just for the Internet. My aunt is on a limited income and would
>love to be able to correspond with all her kids and nieces and nephews.
>I thought if I could get this thing up to par, I could give it to her.
>Any suggestions. I did check on this site
> <http://www.eden.com/~arena/compworks/mac.htm> but I got lost.
>Needless to say, I am a novice. I did purchase an addition 2MB (I think
>it is 2), but haven't found a computer screwdriver LONG enough to open
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> I have a PC 7600/120; 96 RAM; 4 GB Hard Drive; OS 8.6; Global Village 56K v.90
> modem; Netscape 4.7. Now for my dilemma. My ISP uses PPP, I have contacted them
> and everything looks okay. My internet movement is very slow. On my dial up it
> says communicating at 44000 bps. Can, if so - how, I change this to a
> larger/faster modem speed? I realize my phone line will only allow a certain
> cap. When I was using the Free PPP (ISP told me - wrong - use PPP) I could go
> into my modem set up and make changes, but now with this Remote Access OT/PPP - I
> am lost.
I think I have it fixed. I upgraded my modem, and went back to FreePPP. Thanks for
the private emails with help. Now a Happy Computer Camper.......
You'll have to be more specific What stalls? Does the computer lock up? Do
you have to restart it? Or is it just Netscape that is troublesome? V3 was a
good one, but a little dated now . . .for one thing, it didn't dump its own
cache when memory was full . . .that can slow it to molasses speed, or make
it quit . . .how much RAM do you have? Have you run Norton Disk Doctor and
Speed Disk lately?
>From: "Gregory C. Bourland" <borgie(a)volcano.net>
>Date: Mon, Dec 6, 1999, 8:15 PM
> I have a Maintosh Quadra 610 version OS 7.6, with netscape 3.4. It
> always stalls. Is there any suggestions.
> greg bourland
I have the old 1990 Classic Mac (hardly used) w/Imagewriter II printer.
What I want to know, is there any way I can upgrade this Mac so it can
be used just for the Internet. My aunt is on a limited income and would
love to be able to correspond with all her kids and nieces and nephews.
I thought if I could get this thing up to par, I could give it to her.
Any suggestions. I did check on this site
<http://www.eden.com/~arena/compworks/mac.htm> but I got lost.
Needless to say, I am a novice. I did purchase an addition 2MB (I think
it is 2), but haven't found a computer screwdriver LONG enough to open
I got rid of my virus software a long time ago - just took up space.
I just wondered if anyone had heard about any evil stuff being written for Macs.
> Be prudent, don't panic, but don't take any wooden nickels [or wooden horses
> And don't open any unfamiliar attachments, or forward anything if you don't
> know its origin . . .
> >From: "Diane K. Hettrick" <dhettrick(a)earthlink.net>
> > Has anyone heard if we are vulnerable to any of the nasty things threatened
> > for Jan 1? u
Well, that was a long time ago. What I do remember for sure is the fuzzy
bitmap type [before ATM] and that the cassettes were the same. Also, the
SCSI chain was very fussy about what went where; or else the printer didn't
print! I was using a Mac IIcx. Thanks for the info. I remember the Canon
connection now . . .
>Subject: Re: appletalk/Reply
>Date: Sun, Dec 5, 1999, 12:17 PM
> In a message dated 12/5/99 11:27:43 AM, avenger(a)pioneer-net.com writes:
> I think HP built all those early Apple Laser printers, I could be mistaken,
> but it seems they all took the same toner cassette . . .
> Not true.
For some time I've been aware of the Goodwill outlet in Texas. They have a
real Mac section, presumably because they have the volume to do so. Today I
went to their web page and found it quite interesting and helpful.
Here's the URL, FYI, and you can follow links from it to other used and
refurbished Mac sites . . .