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MailBITS/26-Sep-94

Adobe Type Manager 3.8 -- Although Adobe Type Manager 3.7 comes free with any QuickDraw GX product (including both System 7.5 and Peirce Print Tools), you can upgrade any version of ATM to version 3.8 for $29.95. Why upgrade? According to an Adobe sales representative, ATM 3.8 runs in native mode on Power Macintoshes, 35 percent faster on AV Macs, and generally has better compatibility with newer programs. ATM 3.8 also comes with thirty typefaces, including Tekton, a multiple master font (Tekton also comes with QuickDraw GX). Apple's Tech Info Library states that, "Primarily, only Power Macintosh customers should be interested in [upgrading from 3.7 to] the 3.8 version as it now has native code." [TJE]

Adobe Systems -- 415/961-4400 -- 800/833-6687

QuickDraw GX correction -- I regrettably and erroneously wrote in TidBITS-244 that you cannot generate a PostScript file by printing to disk through the Print dialog box. Using the LaserWriter GX driver, you can print to a PostScript file, much as you could using previous LaserWriter drivers. Sorry for the confusion. [TJE]

Speed Disk Fix -- In TidBITS-243, Mark reported that serious problems with the Speed Disk 3.0 portion of Norton Utilities 3.0 had caused Symantec to suspend Norton Utilities shipments. An updater that updates Speed Disk 3.0 to Speed Disk 3.1 is now available. Registered users and upgrade subscribers should receive the fix shortly; in the meantime, anyone can download it from various online sources. [TJE]

ftp://mrcnext.cso.uiuc.edu/pub/info-mac/disk/speed-disk-30-to-31-updt.hqx

MODE32 users should be absolutely certain to install the new MODE32 version 7.5 from Connectix (see TidBITS-243) before upgrading to System 7.5. We have it on good authority that installing System 7.5 on a non-32-bit-clean Macintosh with an earlier copy of MODE32 (or perhaps Apple's 32-bit Enabler) may cause severe damage to the system software, necessitating a complete reinstallation. Also, MODE32 7.5 is compatible with System 7.1, should you not have upgraded to 7.5 yet. [MHA]

ftp://mrcnext.cso.uiuc.edu/pub/info-mac/cfg/mode32-75.hqx

Quadra 630s cannot be upgraded using the current Power Macintosh Upgrade Card, despite incorrect statements on Apple's 12-Sep-94 price lists. Apple plans a PowerPC-based upgrade for the 630 series, the Performa, LC 575 and 474, and the Quadra 605. The upgrades should be available late this year. [MHA]

PowerBooks with 4 MB RAM as shipped from the factory will still have System 7.1 loaded on the hard drive, since Apple recommends not installing 7.5 on PowerBooks with only 4 MB of RAM. These machines will also include System 7.5 as a "net install" option which the user may elect to install. Or, U.S. customers may request a set of System 7.5 floppies for a $10 shipping and handling charge, and sales tax, by filling out a coupon available from Apple resellers or on AppleLink. [MHA]