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Subject: Apple makes Connectix MODE32 available on FTP.APPLE.COM
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	[ also available on RASCAL.ICS.UTEXAS.EDU in dir.  mac/NEW/9109
	  files named   Apple_and_MODE32.*;  if I understand the press
	  release right, distribution will also be possible on
	  comp.binaries.mac shortly.    ---Werner ]

It is true, Apple is now distributing, free of charge, MODE32 from Connectix
Corporation and it is available on the Apple FTP site (ftp.apple.com IP is
130.43.2.3) in /ftp/dts/mac/mode32/apple-mode32.*. Please read the press
release below for more information.

In addition, ftp.apple.com now contains System 7.0 versions of the Danish,
German-Swiss, and Spanish system software.  These are found in the standard
directory /ftp/dts/mac/sys.soft.intl/

Enjoy...
_______________
For Immediate Release

Contact:    John Cook
        Apple Computer, Inc. 
        408-974-3145

        Roy McDonald 
        Connectix Corporation
        800-950-5880 (voice)
        415-324-2958 (fax)
        AppleLink: CONNECTIX
 
CONNECTIX MODE32 TO BE DISTRIBUTED AT NO CHARGE BY APPLE

CUPERTINO, California -- September 5, 1991 -- Apple Computer, Inc. 
and Connectix Corporation today announced a distribution agreement 
under which Apple has acquired the rights to distribute at no charge

Connectix's popular Apple(R) Macintosh(R) software utility, 
MODE32(TM). The software provides users of Apple's Macintosh II, 
IIx, IIcx, and SE/30 systems access to the powerful memory 
addressing features of System Software 7.0.
 
Under the terms of the agreement Connectix has provided Apple 
with a version of the software licensed for unlimited copying by 
Apple, its authorized resellers and any end-user.  Apple is 
distributing copies of the software to major Macintosh installations, 
user groups, and reseller locations worldwide.MODE32 will also be 
made available on the CompuServe, America OnLine, AppleLink and 
other electronic bulletin board services (see Editors's Note below).
 
Financial details of the announcement were not disclosed.
 
MODE32 is Connectix's fourth major commercial memory 
management utility for the Macintosh. The software lets users of 
Macintosh IIx, IIcx and SE/30 systems access up to 128 MB of 
physical RAM using System 7 and Mac II customers up to 72MB, 
which was not possible previously on these four systems. MODE32 is 
not needed for the Macintosh LC, IIci, IIsi, IIfx; it is not useful on the

Macintosh Plus, SE, Classic or Portable.
 
Apple further announced that a future release of its system software 
would incorporate similar capabilities to MODE32. 32-bit addressing 
is a feature of System 7.0 that allows the Macintosh to access up to 
128 MB of physical memory or up to 1024 megabytes (one gigabyte) 
of virtual memory. Without MODE32 or equivalent software, certain 
Macintosh models (II, IIx, IIcx and SE/30) do not have the internal

capabilities to take advantage of 32-bit addressing.
 
"This agreement with Connectix is a win for our customers," said Eric 
Harslem, Apple vice president, Desktop Systems. "We see our work 
with Connectix as providing an immediate and proven solution to 
those customers who have switched to System 7 and want to add 
more RAM now. Over time, we'll take additional steps to integrate a 
solution into our standard our system software."

"Making MODE32 available to the entire Macintosh community was 
the best approach for Apple to take," noted Roy K. McDonald, 
President of Connectix. "This agreement demonstrates that today, 
Apple is strengthening its commitment to supporting its users by 
working closely with third party system software developers."
 
Current owners of MODE32 can receive a refund from Apple for their 
purchase.  US customers should contact The Apple Customer 
Assistance Center at (800) 776-2333. Customers will be directed to 
return the original product diskette for an automatic refund of $100. 
If a valid sales receipt for a larger amount is enclosed (up to the 
original list price of $169 plus tax) the full purchase price will be 
refunded. To qualify for the refund the product must have been 
purchased prior to September 5, 1991, and the diskette must be 
received by Apple or postmarked no later than December 31, 1991. 
Customers outside the US should contact their local sales office for 
program details.
 
The Apple USA Customer Assistance Center will provide all users of 
the product installation and usage support as well as answering 
questions on virtual memory, RAM installation or other System 7.0 
related features.
 
This distribution agreement pertains only to MODE32.  Connectix's 
other Macintosh utilities -- MAXIMA, HAND-Off II, OPTIMA and 
VIRTUAL -- are unaffected by this agreement and continue to be 
sold through their normal commercial distribution channels.  These 
utilities are not licensed for copying, posting on bulletin boards or 
any other unauthorized distribution.
 
Connectix designs, manufacturers, distributes and publishes 
innovative products for the Macintosh family of computers.  Effective 
September 1, 1991 Connectix has relocated to new facilities at 2655 
Campus Drive in San Mateo, California 94403. For more information 
call Connectix at (800) 950-5880, international (415) 571-5100, fax 
(415) 571-5195, or AppleLink CONNECTIX.
 
Apple Computer, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of advanced 
computer systems for educational institutions, business and the 
home.
 
-30-
 
Apple, the Apple logo and Macintosh are registered trademarks of 
Apple Computer, Inc.
 
MODE32, OPTIMA 2.0, MAXIMA 2.0 and Virtual 3.0 are a trademark 
of Connectix Corporation.
 
Editors' Note: As of today, Apple and Connectix have begun an 
aggressive campaign to post MODE32 on many electronic services:
 o  AppleLink.  MODE32 can be found in the "Apple Products" area 
under "System 7 Information,"
    "Software," "Third Party Software Upgrades for 7.0," "Connectix 
MODE32"
     MODE32 can also be found under the Connectix Icon in the "Third 
Parties" area beginning
    September 10.
 o  Internet  MODE32 can be found on the Apple FTP site 
(ftp.apple.com, IP 130.43.2.3) in the
    /ftp/dts/mac/mode32 directory.  Use account anonymous and 
your site name as a password.
 o  America Online (path, "System 7," "System 7 and Related 
Software," "System 7 and
    Supporting Software")
 o  Compuserve ("GO MACAVEN", select Section 8)
 o  BIX 




Apple/Connectix Agreement
Questions & Answers
9.5.91

Q.  What is Apple announcing today?
A.  Apple is announcing 3 things:

    o We recognize our commitment to fulfill the obligation to 
Macintosh II, IIx, IIcx, and SE/30 customers who want to address 
additional physical dynamic random-access memory (DRAM).
 
    o Apple has signed an agreement with Connectix under which 
their product, MODE32 (introduced 2 months ago), will be made 
available at no charge to all Apple customers. MODE32 lets the 
Macintosh IIx, IIcx, and SE/30 address up to 128 MB of physical 
DRAM and the Macintosh II address up to 68 MB of physical DRAM.
 
    o Apple will incorporate, in a future version of system software, 
long-term support for additional memory addressing for these 
models.
 
Q.  What about Connectix customers who have already purchased 
MODE32 at the retail price?
A.  Customers who purchased MODE32 prior to today can get a 
refund from Apple simply by sending their original MODE32 disk to 
Apple at:
 
    Apple Computer, Inc.
    Attn:  MODE32 Refund Program
    20525 Mariani Avenue, M/S 73P
    Cupertino, CA 95014
 
(Outside the USA, please contact your nearest Apple business office.)  
Apple will send you a check for $100 within 8 to 12 weeks. If you 
paid more than $100, simply send your receipt along with the disk 
and we will refund the full amount of the receipt up to $169.00.
 
Q.  If I have questions, whom do I call?
A.  Call Apple at 1-800-776-2333.

Q.  Where can I get a copy of MODE32?
A.  As of today, Apple and Connectix have begun an aggressive 
campaign to post MODE32 on many electronic services:
 
o  AppleLink.  MODE32 can be found in the "Apple Products" area 
under "System 7 Information,"
    "Software," "Third Party Software Upgrades for 7.0," "Connectix 
MODE32"
     MODE32 can also be found under the Connectix Icon in the "Third 
Parties" area
    beginning September 10.
o  Internet  MODE32 can be found on the Apple FTP site 
(ftp.apple.com, IP 130.43.2.3) in the
    /ftp/dts/mac/mode32 directory.  Use account anonymous and 
your site name as a password.
 o  America Online (path, "System 7," "System 7 and Related 
Software," "System 7 and
    Supporting Software")
 o  Compuserve ("GO MACAVEN", select Section 8)
 o  BIX 

MODE32 was also sent, via AppleLink, to all Macintosh user groups 
around the world. Apple field personnel will receive a disk copy of 
MODE32 on or about September 13th.

Q.  Where can I get an instruction manual?
A.  A "Read Me (MODE32)" file is available on line with MODE32 and 
contains all the necessary installation instructions.
 
Q.  Are there any known compatibility issues with MODE32?
A.  We know of only 2 compatibility issues with MODE32. None of 
these compatibility issues is serious and we expect that all will be 
addressed by the manufacturers of the individual products.
 
    1.  Disklock.  When Disklock is activated, MODE32 is disabled.
    2.  MacDraw Pro.  When text is selected, in certain modes, the 
selection is offset
    by a small amount.
 
Note: Additional memory addressing above 8 MB is available only 
when your Macintosh has 32-bit addressing turned on.  Some 
applications may not run correctly in 32-bit mode.  Therefore, 
applications that are not 32-bit compatible will not run properly 
even when MODE32 is present.
 
Q.  How does MODE32 work?
A.  MODE32 is a control panel that works with System 7.  Like all 
control panels, installing MODE32 under System 7 is easy.  Just drag 
it to the System Folder.  MODE32 must be turned on from its control 
panel.  Open the control panel and select "enable."  Then, wies you make to the 
Memory control panel to take effect.
 
Q.  When do I need MODE32?
A.  If you own a Macintosh II, IIx, IIcx, or SE/30 and you wish to 
install more than 8 MB of physical DRAM or access more than 13 MB 
of virtual memory.
 
Q.  Do I need MODE32 for other Macintosh models?
A.  No. Some models (LC, IIsi, IIci, or IIfx) already have the ability to

address more RAM without MODE32. The Macintosh Plus, Classic, SE 
and Portable models do not benefit from MODE32.
 
Q.  Does this affect the commercial status of any other Connectix 
products?
A.   No.  Connectix will continue to sell four other Macintosh utilities, 
HAND Off II, Optima 2.0, Maxima 2.0, and Virtual 3.0, as commercial 
products. These are licensed for single-user, single-system use and 
may not be copied or distributed through bulletin board services.

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> CONNECTIX MODE32 TO BE DISTRIBUTED AT NO CHARGE BY APPLE

Hey, nice.

But aren't we supposed to flame Apple now for not also distributing
all kinds of other people's software for free? :-)

--
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Subject: Re: Apple makes Connectix MODE32 available on FTP.APPLE.COM
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In article <48...@uakari.primate.wisc.edu>, b...@primate.wisc.edu 
(Brain in Neutral) writes:
> 
> > CONNECTIX MODE32 TO BE DISTRIBUTED AT NO CHARGE BY APPLE
> 
> Hey, nice.
> 
> But aren't we supposed to flame Apple now for not also distributing
> all kinds of other people's software for free? :-)

No.  We're supposed to flame Apple for one or more of the following:

1)  Waiting so long to do it.
2)  Not writing it in-house and having to go outside the company for it.
3)  Not putting it in the system file.
4)  Not putting it in ROM.
5)  Forcing people to spend the postage to mail their original disks in order
    to get their refunds.

{I speak for myself and for no other entity, and no one else speaks for me}

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From: ha...@en.ecn.purdue.edu (Corey Hauer)
Newsgroups: comp.sys.mac.system
Subject: Re: Apple makes Connectix MODE32 available on FTP.APPLE.COM
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>In article <48...@uakari.primate.wisc.edu>, b...@primate.wisc.edu 
(Brain in Neutral) writes:
>No.  We're supposed to flame Apple for one or more of the following:
>
>1)  Waiting so long to do it.

Negotiations often take time.  I'm suprised it happened this soon.

>2)  Not writing it in-house and having to go outside the company for it.

NIH (not invented here) syndrome would have further delayed this.  For crying
out loud, sometimes you have to go out-house to get something done FAST.  
Witness the Sony-Powerbook 100.

>3)  Not putting it in the system file.

If you read the newsbrief you would notice that it will be part of 7.0.1.  Read
before flaming.

>4)  Not putting it in ROM.

Why would you want it in SLOW ROM when you can load it into RAM where it can be
accessed much more quickly.  Apple did not even define 32-bit clean when the
cx, SE/30, etc. came out.  And if you think a SIMM ROM release wouldn't cause
a flood of clones...  Clones are evil, witness the deluge of WINKLUDE3.0 apps.
They are shit because IBM lost control on the machine and the standard evolved
at a snail's pace.  If Apple has the helm, they can continue to move at this
wicked pace.

>5)  Forcing people to spend the postage to mail their original disks in order
>    to get their refunds.

...

If I'm being humor impaired here please understand that this message is because
I am sick of the Apple flaming going on.  If you're going to bitch, bitch 
constructively.   If you really want to have a reason to bitch, buy a WIMP3
based clone.

Apple is not only the best computer company, they are the only one who truly
gives a damn about thier customers.  Only Apple would do what they have with
Mode 32.  Thank you Apple, for 7.0, the quads, the PowerBooks and Mode 32.

Corey
ha...@en.ecn.purdue.edu

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Subject: Re: Apple makes Connectix MODE32 available on FTP.APPLE.COM
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In article <1991Sep7.0...@en.ecn.purdue.edu> ha...@en.ecn.purdue.edu 
(Corey Hauer) writes:

>I am sick of the Apple flaming going on.  If you're going to bitch, bitch 
>constructively.

Constuctive bitching is a good idea. But please, don't be sick of people
flaming Apple.

>Apple is not only the best computer company, they are the only one who truly
>gives a damn about thier customers.  Only Apple would do what they have with
>Mode 32.  Thank you Apple, for 7.0, the quads, the PowerBooks and Mode 32.

This, of course, is nonsense. Apple is a business concern and ascribing
human emotions, such as care, to it is a mistake.

Apple is in business to make money. Apple does what it does because it
wants to keep your business and garner good will.

As for Apple being the only company that would have done with MODE 32
what they have done, you are wrong. Other companies also treat their
customers well. I can think of a handful of companies which have done
equally nice things.

BTW, thanking Apple for releasing new products (7.0, the quads, etc.)
is pretty absurd. Apple is a business concern, not your mommy.

-- 
Stephen Kurtzman          | "I would like to be a person who does not judge
kurt...@pollux.usc.edu   |  Free to be me whatever that might be
                          |  I don't want to hold a position,
                          |  don't want to hold a grudge"    -- Terre Roche

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From: b...@Apple.COM (bill coderre)
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Subject: Re: Apple makes Connectix MODE32 available on FTP.APPLE.COM
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In article <35...@usc.edu> kurt...@pollux.usc.edu (Stephen Kurtzman) writes:
|This, of course, is nonsense. Apple is a business concern and ascribing
|human emotions, such as care, to it is a mistake.

|Apple is in business to make money. Apple does what it does because it
|wants to keep your business and garner good will.

I beg to differ. Apple provides employees with a laminated wallet card
that has a list of Apple Values:

	Empathy for Customers/Users

	Achievement/Aggressiveness

	Positive Social Contribution

	Innovation/Vision

	Individual Performance

	Team Spirit

	Quality/Excellence

	Individual Reward

	Good Management


Apple really does care about its customers. This Mode32 thing is a
perfect example. Apple made a mistake, but was smart enough to effect
a solution that made everybody winners. Apple paid a bit of money to
do it, but not very much considering just how many people benefitted.
And each of those people is that much more of a mac zealot. The best
part of all of this is that the people at the ACAC might get more
power to make more people happy in the future.

What we're seeing in business is a revolution in attitude, where
businesses understand that caring about customers will create
customers that care about businesses. Ben & Jerry's is like that --
they have a social audit as well as a business audit in their annual
reports.[1]

Your view is very cynical and unjustified. Real companies all over the
world are discovering that caring about the environment, caring about
customers, and being forthright and honest will get you loyal
customers a heck of a lot faster than discount product ever will.

bill coderre
really does believe, and will work to make it happen

[1] This example is plagiarized from Guy Kawasaki's new book, "Selling
the Dream." Buy it.

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From: m...@spt.entity.com (Marty Connor)
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>In article <57...@apple.Apple.COM>, b...@Apple.COM (bill coderre) writes:
>|> Apple really does care about its customers. This Mode32 thing is a
>|> perfect example. Apple made a mistake, but was smart enough to effect
>|> a solution that made everybody winners.
>...
>|> Your view is very cynical and unjustified. Real companies all over the
>|> world are discovering that caring about the environment, caring about
>|> customers, and being forthright and honest will get you loyal
>|> customers a heck of a lot faster than discount product ever will.

While it may be the case that bc believes that he can speak for the
company he works for, I think he is suffering dillusions.

Apple is no more a big cozy nice company than Bartles and Jaymes are
the two actors that do the commercials.

Apple is a large multi-national corporation who imported fascistic
leadership from Eastern Europe to increase market share in the US and
abroad.  John Sculley "The Skull Man", is a mass marketing expert that
likes a challange and will sleep with the devil (Microsoft,
IBM,....) to get what he wants.  The head of "security" at Apple is
ex-FBI, still with connections, and a taste for vengence.  Apple's
Lawyers will sue anyone who gets in their way.

I find this pollyannaistic drivel from the non-layed off at Apple
naive and disgusting.  You are basically pawns, 80K/year pawns, but
pawns non-the-less.

The founders of Apple are no longer much involved with the company,
and are off fighting other battles.  The company is publicly owned,
and must answer to the almighty dollar and the people who own it.  The
CEO of Apple is so afraid of losing control of the company that he
does constant 'reorganizations' to prevent power from consolidating
anywhere, and constant loyalty checks to make sure key people are
staying on-board.

Apple made a non copy-protected piece of software for high-end
machines free.  Great.  The got a lot of free good press for that
move.  It is a public relations coup.  I bet they could swallow
connetix in a heatbeat if it suited them.

And to people who are still at Apple, who agree with what I say:
Maybe you have a mortgage to pay.  Maybe you have a family to support
and need the money (considering the country is in recession)  And
maybe you just like to hack, and do the best you can.  I know that if
you speak out you will likely be layed off or reorganized out of
existance.  I hold nothing against you.  I seek a clearer vision of
what is.

WAKE UP PEOPLE OF THE NET.  Consider the source of postings.  Apple
employees who say the wrong things on the net get fired. (i.e. the
author of Macpaint 2.0).  Get it.  Be skeptical and curious, and
question your world.

AAAhhhhhh.  I feel better now.  Flexing that first amendment feels
good now and again.  Makes me believe that I did the right thing
starting my own company, where at least I can say what I think, most
of the time...

Tiring of listening to the BullShit,
Marty

P.S.  Please distribute this message widely at Apple, where I think
      some people actually believe noone sees through the orientation BS.
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