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A Peek at Communicator 5.0

Netscape is being secretive about its latest version of Communicator, but sneak peaks at the browser reveal a sleeker, leaner and speedier browser.

Intel delays high-end PCs

Intel has delayed the release of new high-end PCs featuring its new 820 chipset citing memory problems associated with the Rambus memory design.

Tripod users get free authoring tool

Users of the Web site hosting service provided by Tripod are now entitled to use a free version of software developer Trellix's Web authoring tool, Trellix Web.

PC picture will sharpen

A new standard that's set to come to a monitor near you promises to eliminate nagging problems like ghost images, the jitters and image distortion.

AOL locks out competing chat services

"We don't want to chat," appears to be the latest instant message America Online is sending to Microsoft and Yahoo. Evidently, Microsoft's MSN portal and Yahoo are off AOL's buddies list when it comes to AOL's enormously popular Instant Messenger ser...

Hacker tool targets Windows NT

From the group that brought us the hacking tool Back Orifice comes a new release -- Back Orifice 2000 -- claimed to be smaller, nimbler and twice as nefarious, affecting systems running Windows NT, a staple of large corporations today.

Keep your PC healthy with free utility

Add a modem and the printer stops working. Fix the printer and the scanner is screwed up. Four hours later your computer is a complete mess. You'll have wished you had known about Attune, a free utility that warns of hardware conflicts before they ha...

Do Compaq's woes reflect the PC market?

Pfeiffer blamed Compaq's recent dismal financial quarters on industry-wide pricing problems and low demand for PCs. Analysts however, say the writing was on the wall for the number one PC seller . . .

Michael Dell's broadband vision

High-speed Net access is the next big thing for Dell, says the computer company's founder Michael Dell. In fact, super fast Web access will drive PC sales and streamline the way Dell sells its systems, he believes.

Web inventor pushes for new standard

The Web is still too complex, too inefficient, and not private enough, says its inventor: Tim Berners-Lee. Ten years after he invented the Web, Berners-Lee is pushing for a new standard to improve its indexing capabilities.

Product review: Childproofing the Web

Web filtering tool Cyber Patrol is now available as a retail product in Australia. We take a look at this tool and its capabilities in keeping the Net safe (and clean) for both kids and corporates

Communicator gets chatty in new version

The new version of Netscape Communicator promises greater stability and security, says Netscape Communications, and brings enhanced chatting with an upgrade of AOL's Instant Messenger

Free PCs, but not a free lunch

How much would you sacrifice for a free PC? One US company has had an overwhelming response from people willing to hand over detailed private information about themselves for a new 333MHz Compaq PC.

AOL/Netscape: A Godzilla is born

With Netscape in America Online's back pocket and Sun along for the ride, a new beast has been born. What will it mean to you? "AOL everywhere" is one guess

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