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LAMG Releases iMac Essentials CD-ROM; Features Indispensable Software for iMac, All Macs.



LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 16, 1998--The Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850.  Macintosh Group (LAMG) today released the iMac Essentials CD, a compilation of up-to-date, useful shareware that runs on a variety of Macintoshes, including the new iMac from Apple (Nasdaq:AAPL AAPL Apple Computer, Inc. (stock symbol)
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Among the programs included are educational favorites like FlashCard Maker and Al Bunny, a prime selection of TrueType fonts, great games like Escape Velocity escape velocity, the velocity a body must be given in order to escape the gravitational hold of some other larger body, e.g., the earth, moon, or sun. A body given less than the escape velocity will fall back toward the surface of the larger body; a body given a  and the infamous Burning Monkey Burning Monkey is a series of computer games developed by Freeverse Software. The games all feature a colorful cast of cartoon monkeys, many of whom can be set on fire, usually when the user hits ⌘W.  Solitaire solitaire or patience, any card game that can be played by one person. Solitaire is the American name; in England it is known as patience. There are probably more kinds of solitaire than all other card games together. , helpful Internet software and utilities, and dazzling graphics -- including icons and startup screens for your i(or regular)Mac. Users will also find anti-virus and backup utilities, and calendar and address book programs.

The seventh in a series of popular shareware CDs from the non-profit user group, this collection contains more than 600 files. LAMG has included more than twenty desktop pictures, popular programs like StuffIt Expander StuffIt Expander is a freeware, closed source data compression software utility developed by Allume Systems (formerly Aladdin Systems). It runs in Mac OS Classic, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, and Linux/UNIX. It does not compress files. , and essential Internet files, including Netscape Communicator 4.05 (which does not come pre-loaded on the iMac) and essential browser plug-ins.

The disk also has iMac fun files, including the iMac Gallery, with photos not only of the iMac, but of the iMac factory and the giant inflatable iMac on the Apple campus in Cupertino, photos of possible (and impossible) future iMacs, such as the Waterproof and Executive iMacs, and the iBook and handheld iPad.

And, let's not forget our collection of QuickTime movies -- we've got the "Three Steps" and "UnPC" ads that you may have seen on TV, plus a few other surprises.

In total, there are more than 300 megabytes of cool software on the LAMG iMac Essentials CD.

LAMG is a nonprofit organization Nonprofit Organization

An association that is given tax-free status. Donations to a non-profit organization are often tax deductible as well.

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Examples of non-profit organizations are charities, hospitals and schools.
 helping microcomputer users use their computers as productively and pleasurably as possible. Celebrating its 14th anniversary in 1998, LAMG is one of the largest computer user groups world-wide.

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