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Recent Macs not only look different, they connect different too: FireWire and USB have supplanted SCSI and ADB, orphaning millions of peripherals. However, TidBITS readers are using a variety of adapters to enliven older hardware, including's Stealth Serial Port. On the software side, Matt Neuburg looks at Font Reserve 2.5, and we note updates to Netscape Communicator, USB Overdrive, and FaceSpan, plus a new patent.


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