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Info-Mac Digest Thu, 29 Nov 01 Volume 18 : Issue 151

Today's Topics:

(A) dilemma -cd-rw or hard drive
[*] iGetter Download Manager for MacOS
[*] iGetter Download Manager for MacOS X (version 1.5)
[*] IGS Twisted 1.0
[*] SmartWrap 2.1J - Japanese Version
[*] Textation 1.0.1 - QuickTime Text Track Editor - Feelorium
[*] Watson 1.0
[A] dilemma -cd-rw or hard drive
dilemma -cd-rw or hard drive
help in finding driver
help in finding driver
help in finding driver
Mirror hard disk A good backup strategy

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Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 15:06:34 -0800 (PST)
From: Tony Nony
To: [email protected]
Subject: (A) dilemma -cd-rw or hard drive

susan wrote:

>which is better an external hard drive or a cd-rw for
backup?

The CD-RW has infinite and reliable but SLOOOW backup.

For the same money, you can get a B-I-I-I-G HD and an
ultrawide card ... and it's FAST. So, unless you are
going to burn CD's for some reason other than backup,
I'd go with the HD. I *really* hate backing up to CD.
630MB ain't that much any more.

Tony

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Date: 29 Nov 2001
From: [email protected]
To:
Subject: [*] iGetter Download Manager for MacOS

iGetter Download Manager for MacOS
Version: 1.5
Release Date: 11/14/2001

iGetter is download and accelerator utility for MacOS and MacOS X. It has
many useful functions like resuming broken downloads, segmented
(accelerated) downloading, Internet browsers integration, queue filtering by
various criteria, file mirrors support for additional acceleration, cookies
support, scheduling downloads for low traffic periods, reconnecting modems,
hang up and shut down when the downloads are done.

New In Version 1.5

iGetter 1.5 contains a number of enhancements and improvements over version
PR1.4. Most notably are:
- Included cookies support. Now you can download from servers that require
cookies from your computer like MP3.com or other services.
- New improved way of integration with Internet browsers using plug-in
technology.
- Included new function for searching of server mirrors for additional
acceleration of downloads.

System Requirements

- Apple computer with PowerPC processor
- MacOS 7.5.3 - 9.x
- OpenTransport 1.1 or later

Web Site: http://www.iGetter.net/

Pricing:
iGetter 1.5 is shareware. iGetter can be evaluated for as long as needed to
decide if it suits the users needs. All registered users will get free
support by email and also free upgrades in the major 1.x versions.
The registration fee for iGetter is $25 US.

[Archived as /info-mac/comm/inet/igetter-15.hqx; 1757 K]

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Date: 29 Nov 2001
From: [email protected]
To:
Subject: [*] iGetter Download Manager for MacOS X (version 1.5)

iGetter Download Manager for MacOS X
Version: 1.5
Release Date: 11/14/2001

iGetter is download and accelerator utility for MacOS and MacOS X. It has
many useful functions like resuming broken downloads, segmented
(accelerated) downloading, Internet browsers integration, queue filtering by
various criteria, file mirrors support for additional acceleration, cookies
support, scheduling downloads for low traffic periods, reconnecting modems,
hang up and shut down when the downloads are done.

New In Version 1.5

iGetter 1.5 contains a number of enhancements and improvements over version
PR1.4. Most notably are:
- Included cookies support. Now you can download from servers that require
cookies from your computer like MP3.com or other services.
- New improved way of integration with Internet browsers using plug-in
technology.
- Included new function for searching of server mirrors for additional
acceleration of downloads.

System Requirements

- Apple computer with PowerPC processor
- MacOS 7.5.3 - 9.x
- OpenTransport 1.1 or later

Web Site: http://www.iGetter.net/

Pricing:
iGetter 1.5 is shareware. iGetter can be evaluated for as long as needed to
decide if it suits the users needs. All registered users will get free
support by email and also free upgrades in the major 1.x versions.
The registration fee for iGetter is $25 US.

[Archived as /info-mac/comm/inet/igetter-15-x.hqx; 1869 K]

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Date: 29 Nov 2001
From: [email protected]
To:
Subject: [*] IGS Twisted 1.0

IGS Twisted is a MacOS X screen saver which goes in the screen saver folder. IGS Twisted is just a bunch of squares in 3D space (using OpenGL).
The interesting part is the movement algorithm (independently developed). There are more than 12 different controls adapted to the "psychic vibes" surrounding your computer. Some say it synchronizes to any music playing but it may just be myth. Download and see for yourself.

For permission to redistribute please contact me at [email protected]

[Archived as /info-mac/app/ss/igs-twisted-10.hqx; 47 K]

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Date: 29 Nov 2001
From: [email protected]
To:
Subject: [*] SmartWrap 2.1J - Japanese Version


This is the Japanese version of the SmartWrap package.

SmartWrap (tm) analyzes your text, detects paragraphs and lists within your
text, and rewraps your text so it wraps naturally within your document
or message. SmartWrap (tm) comes in many varieties so it's always available
where you need it most. The following SmartWrap (tm) programs and plug-ins
are available:

Features:

*SmartWrap (tm) Text Services Plug-in for MacOS X apps like TextEdit
and Mail. (MacOS X)
*SmartWrap (tm) Plug-in For Eudora (tm) and Eudora (tm) Light. (MacOS 8, 9 and
X)
*SmartWrap (tm) the Clipboard Application. (MacOS 8, 9 and X)
*SmartWrap (tm) Plug-in For BBEdit (tm) , MailSmith (tm) , and CodeWarrior.
(MacOS 8, 9 and X)
*SmartWrap (tm) AppleScript Scripting Addition. (MacOS 8, 9 and X)
*SmartWrap (tm) Extension for the Preditor Editor. (MacOS 8 and 9)
*AppleScripts for use with Outlook Express, Claris E-Mailer, and
PowerMail. (MacOS 8, 9 and X)

New to 2.1:

*Added an all new plug-in for RealBasic.
*Incredible new icons for SmartWrap the Clipboard and the MacOS X
Text Service (for MacOS X Only.)
*Fixed problems with wrapping of some text art.
*Where applicable, all resources made MacOS X compatible.
*Added AppleScript support to the SmartWrap Preferences
application.
*Added advanced Smiley Detection and Protection Technology. :-)
*Completely rewrote SmartWrap Text Service for MacOS X 10.1.
*Cleaned up SmartWrap the Clipboard's interface.
*SmartWrap the Clipboard can now handle more than 32,000 characters
of text.
*Maintaining trailing line break if there is one.
*Removed all old 68K Macintosh support.

[Archived as /info-mac/text/smart-wrap-21-jp.hqx; 2469 K]

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Date: 29 Nov 2001
From: Feelorium
To:
Subject: [*] Textation 1.0.1 - QuickTime Text Track Editor - Feelorium


Textation 1.0.1
(c) Copyright 2001 Feelorium Limited, All Rights Reserved.
[email protected]
http://www.feelorium.com

Textation is an easy to use QuickTime text track editor. Users simply point,
click and type the text needed to display, without the need to manipulate
text descriptors manually and type time codes one by one. Textation even
checks the validity of time codes while users input data.

Textation also supports creations of Chapter Tracks and HREF Tracks. It is
easy to create these types of tracks in seconds using Textation.

Users can also preview the resulting movie on the same editing window by
just clicking a switch.

System Requirements
- Mac OS X 10.1

What's New
- Textation now handles double-byte text samples correctly.
- Textation now displays multiple languages font menu correctly.
- Name of new text track is numbered.
- Textation will not disable preview automatically after user changes
settings.

[Archived as /info-mac/gst/textation-101.hqx; 320 K]

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Date: 29 Nov 2001
From: Dan Wood
To:
Subject: [*] Watson 1.0


Watson is an extendable application for Mac OS X that gives an
"Aqua" user interface to a number of Internet-based services
such as stock quotes, telephone lookup, and movie schedules.
Watson functions much like Apple's Sherlock in that it bypasses
the Web Browser for specific functionality. But instead of being
a search engine, Watson connects to a handful of other useful
services available on the Internet. Intended to complement the
Web browser, Watson constructs a facade over certain services,
collecting them in a single Mac OS X application. Watson speeds
up navigation, since HTML does not need to be rendered on-screen
and no superfluous graphics are transmitted over the Internet.
Tools integrate with other Mac OS X applications such as
TextEdit, Preview, and the Web browser. Most noticeable in
Watson is the Aqua interface that one cannot find on a Web page.
A user of the Yahoo! tool, for instance, browses categories
using a "columns" view rather than a series of separate Web
pages. Watson works on any version of Mac OS X, and a full-time
Internet connection is recommended. A single-user license costs
$29 and can be purchased via Kagi.

[Archived as /info-mac/comm/inet/watson-10.hqx; 732 K]

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Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 10:44:24 -0500
From: Ken Laskey
To: [email protected], susan mann
Subject: [A] dilemma -cd-rw or hard drive

I expect this could turn into a religious discussion with strong
adherents to either side. My answer would be that the best solution
is the one that has you backing up the most regularly. I have been
backing up to a hard drive for years because (1) I can schedule it
and it will run without my intervention and (2) the entire backup can
run without me running around to see whether I have blank media
somewhere (i.e., nothing like not backing up for a month because you
haven't driven by the local Best Buy). Now my two points aren't
entirely true because you do eventually fill the hard drive. I have
my hard drive in two partitions, so when I fill one, I can start a
new backup set on the other, giving me an active backup and an
archive. With a cd/rw, you can easily transport the past backups
offsite. Nice touch but would you do it? Also, the cd/rw approach
gives you a much longer history. Would you organize that history or
be frustrated by the ever growing pile of burned CDs?

You'd have to check current costs to find at what point one solution
is more cost effective than the other. There are also other factors.
Do you have other needs for a cd/rw or is the total motivation
backup? With a hard drive, you could create another partition to use
for say archiving. Do you want to do this or is the total cost of
the hard drive for backup?

So the bottom line is: what do you want to do and which solution fits that?

Hope this helps,
--

Ken Laskey
[email protected]

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Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 11:40:27 -0500
From: "Edward W. Ver Hoef"
To: [email protected]
Subject: dilemma -cd-rw or hard drive

On 25/11/01, Susan Mann wrote:

> i was all set to buy a cd-rw for backup and then someone suggested to buy
> another hard drive and hook it up externally to back up
> i have a g3 wallstreet that has scsi ports/os9.1
> and a ibook that is usb 9.0 that i use occassionally
> right now i am backing up on zip disks
> if i bought a cd-rw i was going to get a buscard to make the g3 firewall and
> buy a cd-rw that is both usb and firewall
> which is better an external hard drive or a cd-rw for backup?

I have been using CD-R with Retrospect and Retrospect Express for backup for
about three or four years years. The media is quite inexpensive if you buy it in
bulk (50 - 100 disk packs). Of course CD-RW drives can use CD-R disks. I like
the idea that the data CANNOT possibly be over-written. There is always the risk
that a disk can be scratched but I have never had that problem during the time
I've been using this system. Whenever a given backup gets to be too big
(typically over three disks, in my case), I start a new backup and archive the
old one. I keep archived backups for a year or so and then pitch them.

I originally bought the burner because I had a number of uses for it. I scan
and/or generate a lot of material (photos, documents, etc.) that I want to keep
available but which don't need such immediate access that they need to be on my
hard drive. In addition, I wanted to and have now started to copy most of my
audio recordings (LPs, cassettes, etc.) to CD both for permanence and to be able
to take them with me to play in my car or motorhome while on the road. Thus the
burner is used for more than one application, some of which cannot be done any
other way.

Ed Ver Hoef

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Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 20:46:54 -0800
From: [email protected] (D V)
To: [email protected]
Subject: help in finding driver

Dear Ezra,

In article , [email protected], you wrote:

> I've just bought through e-bay a LaserWriter II NT and am trying to locate a
> driver for it but can't seem to find anything in the Apple site. The only
> thing that I have downloaded is something called Laserprep, which is a 4K
> item that I cannot open. Can anyone tell me from where I can download the
> driver that I will put over the System folder which should then tell me it
> needs to be placed in the Extensions folder, and once in there I will be
> able to choose it in the Chooser... Or is my thinking all wrong?

You should have the LaserWriter 8 driver with a bunch of printer
descriptors in a folder for it to use, and which SHOULD contain the LW II
NT printer description. These came with System 7.5.3, so I would imagine
it's in the System Software Installer options. Try launching your System
Software Installer and search for Printing, and look in there to see
what's available. If that doesn't help, try checking out Apple's
LaserWriter 8 software at:

http://download.info.apple.com/Apple_Su ... serWriter/

Or, more specifically:

http://download.info.apple.com/Apple_Su ... .1.smi.bin
(3.0 MB)

Hope this helps...

--

DV
[email protected]
[email protected]

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is
the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves." -- William Pitt, 1783

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Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 15:11:02 -0600
From: "L. David Umbaugh"
To: "Chaz Larson [mailing lists]"
Subject: help in finding driver

At 9:46 AM -0600 11/28/01, Chaz Larson [mailing lists] wrote:
>The most recent version is 8.6.1; you can find it on Apple's support
>site if you search for "LaserWriter" in the download area. It'll be
>fifth in the list or so.

The OS 9.0 edition on my machine is identified as version 8.7.
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Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 17:27:07 -0600
From: "Chaz Larson [mailing lists]"
To: "L. David Umbaugh"
Subject: help in finding driver

At 3:11 PM -0600 11/29/01, L. David Umbaugh wrote:
>At 9:46 AM -0600 11/28/01, Chaz Larson [mailing lists] wrote:
>>The most recent version is 8.6.1; you can find it on Apple's support site if you search for "LaserWriter" in the download area. It'll be fifth in the list or so.
>
>The OS 9.0 edition on my machine is identified as version 8.7.

Yep; you're right. My machine under 9.1 has 8.7, as well. 8.6.1 was the most recent one I found when I searched at Apple, and I didn't think to look at what was installed on my machine.

It would appear that 8.6.1 is the most recent version you can download by itself.

chazl

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Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 18:14:27 -0500
From: Louis Bergeron
To:
Subject: Mirror hard disk A good backup strategy

I am doing backups on zips, CD and also on a mirror hard disk. I use
Retrospect and all is setup automatic. The main advantage is being able to
recover from a mistake very rapidly. For example, I work on a file, I save
my work but I discover I made a mistake. I get the mirror file and start
over. Likewise, I can make experiences on the mirror and backup over the new
softwares I just installed on the mirror. I have been using a mirror hard
disk for years and I like it a lot.
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