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About Macintoshes

Question

would like to run Mosaic on my Macintosh at home. Is it possible ?

Answer

There are two alternatives to make WWW browsing on your Mac:

If you don't require viewing images, you may connect (through your standard communications product like VERSATERM) to a UNIX workstation where the ``lynx'' interface is available (a courses-based WWW browser supporting forms).

Otherwise, you should run one WWW browser locally on the Mac (Mosaic, Netscape). And for that you must use the Serial Line IP (SLIP) protocol via your modem. Modems slower than 14.4 Kbaud will give usually slow performance. Versaterm 3.6.2 and higher, or NCSA Telnet products support SLIP. Configuration steps are given in detail in the ``User Guide for Terminal access from Home''.

There is still an alternative (also over an SLIP line) by connecting to a UNIX workstation with Mosaic/X. You will need, in that case, Apple's MacX, eXodus or any other compatible product, then launch any X-window (including Mosaic) application setting before the DISPLAY environment variable to point to your assigned IP address. This will however be heavier resource-wise than the previous option.

Question

do I get my e-mail in my Mac?

Answer

I assume you mean ``how do I process it'', because you could obviously connect to any computer at CERN where you have an account (using NCSA-Telnet, Versaterm or similar products) and ``get'' your mail by running the local MAIL agent there (MAIL on CERNVM and VXCERN, pine on a UNIX computer, etc)

For the Macintosh, you need to do two things: get the QuickMail software installed, and register an e-mail account. The software is for free, but there is a registration ``license'' fee.

The AS QuickMail service (x3510) will do the registration under the username of your choice, and send a TID for the cost of the license to the person responsible for your budget. The software will be installed by them, or alternatively you may do it yourself (see Q: How do I install QuickMail in my Mac).

Question

do I install QuickMail in my Mac?

Answer

Assuming you have already registered a QuickMail account, do the following steps:

  1. Select the ``Chooser'', go the the Appletalk zone ``Ethernet'', and connect to the Macintosh ``AS Server'' as ``guest''
  2. Select the ``Mac Support'' disk
  3. Open it. You will find the ``QuickMail'' folder, and inside ``Install 1''. Open again, and launch ``Workstation Install''
  4. after the installation is finished, you must restart your Mac (you will be reminded to do this).
  5. At restart, you will be presented a panel where you must fill your ``MailCenter'', ``Name'' and password, as provided by the AS QuickMail service.



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Janne Saarela
Tue May 23 09:56:57 METDST 1995