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November 3rd, 1999

[8:00 AM] So, About This Particular Macintosh? Is It Available?
by Staff

Issue 5.11 of About This Particular Macintosh (ATPM) is currently available. ATPM covers an assortment of topics related to being a Macintosh user. According to ATPM:

This month, Mac maestro David Ozab continues his insights into the musical side of the Macintosh with the second part of his MIDI and the Mac.

This issue also sees a bit of a theme--fonts! Publisher Michael Tsai offers an overview of fonts on the Mac in his column, Personal Computing Paradigm. Michael also reviews the font utility, Font Agent.

David Spencer spins a wicked web of font searching in this month's About This Particular Web Site, and Shareware Editor Bill Lovett presents a plethora of font utilities for your enjoyment.

Networking guru Matthew Glidden, of "Three Macs and a Printer," talks about something we all need once and a while--security. His fourth article of the 10-part series is "Dealing with Your Network's Insecurities." We're sure Matthew offers more help than just telling you how to build your network's self-confidence.

Robert Paul Leitao returns to close out his tenure this year with Apple, Kids, and Attitude. Robert looks back at some of the predictions he made in ATPM 5.01 regarding Apple's business practices and financial future, and how they turned out. He also discusses the recent Apple flip-flop on shipping G4s, and we look forward to his return in ATPM 6.02.

Tom Iovino and Mike Shields tie in some elaborate analogies in their respective columns, Apple Cider, and On A Clear Day... Tom tells us the things he's thankful for in the Mac world, and Mike laments the passing of his French Toast Crunch cereal while bringing us the latest on the Mac in Hollywood. We don't know how they do it, but they manage to pull it off.

Scott Feldstein talks about computer buyer types in his column, User Preference, while David Ozab explores the Instrument Interface in a Segments piece.

After you check out the staff reviews of the new iBook, Font Agent, Cruise Control, Spy Fox 2, and Auction Action Tracker, make sure you digest our new Update section, where we provide updated information on items we've reviewed in recent issues.

This month's Trivia Challenge was submitted to us by British reader John Precedo, and features a Star Trek theme. The big winner gets an ATPM t-shirt, but don't despair if you're not the first respondent with all the correct answers. You can still get your own ATPM t-shirt by ordering one! Finally, we bring you more desktop pictures, this time from the beautiful Bahamas.

You can find more information, as well as various formats, of About This Particular Macintosh at the ATPM web site.

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