An alliance of hardware vendors is set to unveil a series of new programs designed to make it easier for enterprises and consumers to evaluate whether their PCs and applications are year 2000-compliant.
The zenith of the PC Y2000 Alliance's year-2000 program is a Web site that offers easy-to-understand information on compliance of PC hardware systems.
The Web site, which links to all of the participating hardware vendors, Microsoft's year-2000 site and various tools vendors, will be live this week at http://www.pcy2000.org/ .
"The Web site is designed to be useful to those who are not PC experts," said Dave Cunningham, program manager for the year-2000 effort at Dell Computer in the US. "We tried to take some very difficult-to-communicate information on what PC compliance is and put it in layman's terms."
PC Y2000 Alliance members are Acer Group, AMI, Compaq Computer, Dell, Fujitsu, Gateway 2000, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Toshiba and Phoenix Technologies.