by Jim Hume
This information is sourced from Company Publications, Press releases and Newsletters.
The Kodak Digital Science
DC20 Camera was released in June of
this year and is now available from a
number of retail outlets in Canberra.
It is an entry level digital camera that
enables you to download, enhance, print
and email pictures on your PC. There is
no scanning and no waiting.
It is so small and light it will fit into
your pocket. It comes complete with the
necessary software cables and battery.
The Software Shop in Phillip is happy to
show you the end results. Available for
around $550 Ph.(06) 285 4622
one of the three worldwide Internet
Relay Chat Networks, now has an
Australian server address armidale.dal.net
Ports 6667 or 7000. While it has a
smaller number of users than Undernet
and Efnet, it still provides a very diverse
number of channels. Some of them
equally off-beat or odd-ball.
It is claimed that because it is less
busy, the Australian DALnet server has
been able to stay connected through Telstra’s
gateway for lengthy periods (and
that has been my experience) while
Undernet has been forced to de-link from the
rest of the Undernet network due to heavy
loads and linking problems.
DALnet also makes provision for
registering your nick which can be up to
30 characters in length and for registered
users there is a handy Memo service.
DALnet help which details how to
register your nick, how to send memos, and
how to start your own channel is available
have now published Introducing
Front Page, a manual by Kerry A Lehto
and W. Brett Polonsky with a foreword by
Front Page Co-Creator Randy Forgaard..
This manual is designed to help in
learning to use Front Page to create and
manage your own website on Intranet or on
the World Wide Web using content
created in Front Page, in Microsoft Office or
in other applications. Now available from
usual Canberra outlets. RRP $49.95
have announced the immediate
availability of ABC QuickSilver Pack. Used in
conjunction with ABC Graphics Suite
Windows95 based graphics solution.
ABC Quicksilver Pack consists of
software components and Ready Use Web
content that extend internet capabilities to
the applications of ABC Graphic Suite.
They claim that ABC Quicksilver Pack is
ideal for anyone who wants to effortlessly
create professional looking Web pages
that include exciting graphical elements.
ABC Quicksilver Pack is available by
http://www.micrografx.com, or in CD
format for a small handling charge.
Ph. Linda Birchall (02) 415 2642
In the PC World July 1966-World
Class Awards. Adobe Acrobat won the
award for the Best Product for Group
Ware, Adobe Pagemaker the award for
best product for Desktop publishing and
Adobe Photoshop the award for best
Adobe Illustrator received first prize
in the 1996 Ziff-Davis Europe Software
Excellence Awards in the Macintosh
Technical Excellence category.
The Australian Observer
has been relaunched as a free
publication and is Australia’s first online news
magazine. I believe that it will prove more
popular than Microsoft’s Slate online
publication to most Australian viewers
with its features, news and links to the
Sydney Morning Herald and Age,
weather forecasts, Government
departments on the Web, TV Programs, sport
and links to useful Australian sites.
the producers of TurboCAD,
TurboPublisher, and TurboDraw are
expanding their products for the Home market in
particular with a series of Ezlanguage
CDRoms in Russian, Spanish, German,
French and Italian and similar series in
Family Health and EzLearning interactive
tutorials for major software products.
Prices range from $19.95 to $29.95.
Available from retail outlets in Canberra.
Their latest software offering is
Masterclips 35,000 with over 100 categories,
1000 photos, 150 popular sound effects
and 1000 different fonts with a free
Masterclips Medipaq Browser. $69.95 To
order Ph. 1 800 658 367
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