Steve Blass

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Connecting Ethernet to token ring requires card

Q: I have a Macintosh Powerbook G4 Titanium with an Ethernet and PC card slot. My corporate network is token-ring-based. How do I connect to this? Can the Macintosh translate and see the various drives? I also have Connectix's Virtual PC and DoubleTalk. What do I tell the members of my PC support team, who think Macintosh is a swear word?

There are open source alternatives to MS Office

Sun Microsystems Inc. 's Star Office works and can be used at no charge, although whether it's open source depends on your point of view. Another free usable tool is EasyOffice from There are open source office tools available, and an effort is underway to build a complete open source desktop.

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