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January 2001
  • Mac OS X
    A user looks at the latest operating system
  • Favorite Web Sites
    Online Banking
    Search for a new dog
  • More Agony of Upgrades
    One user's experience with hardware and software upgrades
  • Holiday return address labels
    A step by step guide for using AppleWorks to make these

March 2001
  • Business Cards
    Use AppleWorks to make your own
  • Map Web Sites
    Eleven sites for obtaining great maps
  • Digital Cameras
    More digital than film cameras are sold today
  • Bargain Web Sites
    Nine web sites for the bargain hunter
    Another bargain web site for computer hardware
  • Hardware Review
    Trimedia Reader by VST Technologies
  • A neat trick and a wonderful freebie
    Copying a CD
    Pando calendar

May 2001
  • Pick Up function of AppleWorks/paint
    Use Pick Up to create decorative text items
  • Review of Stuffit Delux 6.0
    The latest version of a valuable compression utility
  • Installing Mac OS X
    If your going to OS X, you had better read this!
  • Trixie brings Jim and Ellen Heid
    More on OS X from the expertise of Jim Heid
  • Upgrade: More agonizing than usual
    Pat Rasmussen's insights on installing OS X
  • President's Page
    News and reflections from Irene

July 2001
  • How to use tabs and tab stops like a pro. Plus neat little nuances such as the differences between hard and soft returns, how you generate them, and why you might need them.
  • Helpful web sites for summertime travel
  • The latest info on Laurie Bird, our Tennessee representative for RCMUG
  • Some information on selecting a USB hub - a bridge that we are all going to have to cross sooner or later.

Sept. 2001 (pdf)
  • More on setting tab stops and how to use tab fills.
  • More of Joanne's favorate web sites, covering everthing from benefical aractnids to wine and cheese match ups.
  • Instant Messaging - another internet communications system
  • Web site address for obtaining downloads of software built for Mac OS X
  • Thoughts and observations for from our editor

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