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MacEdition ProNews May 4, 2001

by MacEdition Staff (feedback)

FileMaker, FileMaker, let me in...

There's a brand new site out there, one that collects FileMaker plugins in one place so you don't have to. It's simple, effective and powered by Mac OS X. Here's what the Peninsula Group (yes, they do this too!) has to say about their new site:

Do you need plugins for filemaker now? Can't be bothered with the hassle and slowness of other plugin sites? Then you need the brand spanking new filemaker plugin site, www.filemakerplugins.org. Compared to many other plugin sites it's fast, effective and easy to use, so whatever you're looking for you'll find it a filemakerplugins.org! It's so clear and uncomplicated to use it will make you wonder why many other plugin sites make their's so complex! If you're stuck for time and urgently need plugins for filemaker then let filemakerplugins.org be your first choice. All you need do is type in the box what you need a plugin for and filemakerplugins will find the plugins for you - simple!

You can add your own plugin link for free! To keep filemakerplugins.org up to date and to maintain the high quality of the site there is an opportunity to add a link to our site - so go on, take advantage! If you want your products to be part of the best plugin site around then simply add your link!

Peninsula back their products with free full technical support via E-mail. The company has over fifteen years experience of Barcoding software and are linked to large companies such as Black and Decker, Pedigree Pet Foods, and Cambridge University Press. To find out more information about Peninsula Group or the services they provide, contact web@filemakerplugins.org or see their website at www.peninsula-group.com or Tel +44 (01262) 673591.

Printing from a Mac, the Lexmark way

The Lexmark folks sent us a rather large press release announcing the new 2001 line of the Lexmark Z series printers. The company claims 2400 x 1200 DPI on these printers, even in the sub-US$100 printer category. More interesting is the fact that these printers are being touted as Windows-, Mac- and Linux-compatible. In fact, picking a printer at random (the Z53) even shows Mac OS X in the supported operating systems list (though we at MacEdition could not actually confirm the nature of the support since the drivers aren't available for download yet).

Finally, more cables!

For only $149.95 (plus any other charges that may apply ;-), you can free yourself from the shackles that are ADC (Apple Display Connector)! Dr. Bott has come up with the DVIator - a DVI-to-ADC adaptor. No, this is not a submitted press release, nor a paid advertisement. We just like the idea of being able to purchase a new Apple monitor without having to shell out for a new machine at the same time. Way to go, Dr. Bott!

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