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Windows 2000 Release 1 could appear by end of June

Microsoft is hoping to reach a significant Windows 2000 milestone by completing Release Candidate 1 (RC1) of the system by the end of June, but many beta testers still are unclear about when they will get their hands on that issue.

Torvalds: Where Linux leads

Linux inventor Linus Torvalds talks about the upcoming 3.0 kernel, which software he runs, and why Microsoft (eventually) will hop on the bandwagon.

Trend offers free licences

For a limited time users of Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0 are being offered free 50-seat licences of Trend Micro's InterScan WebProtect and InterScan AppletTrap programs.

Chernobyl virus to hit Saturday

Symantec has released a free tool to fix PCs infected by the "Chernobyl" CIH virus, which is expected to trigger once again on June 26.

Reckon to list on ASX

A second Australian accounting software company will list on the Australian Stock Exchange this year with the news yesterday that Quicken software company Reckon has launched an Initial Public Offering.

PC/Net deal mania

This weekend Harvey Norman will start offering $650 discounts on brand name PCs if customers enter into two-year Internet access contracts -- the latest deal in a rapidly changing market for home PCs. The retailer says it's only weeks before PC/Net d...

Intel launches 400MHz mobile processors

Two new mobile processors with clock speeds of 400MHz have been released by Intel this week. Gateway has already announced that its Solo 9150 notebook will feature the Pentium II 400MHz mobile chip.

Diamond wins MP3 court victory

A victory has been won for MP3 players this week with a legal win by Diamond Multimedia. A US court has ruled that Diamond's Rio music player does not violate a US law as asserted by the Recording Industry Association of America in a lawsuit.

Studio MP10 debuts

A new MPEG-1 video capture and editing package from Pinnacle Systems has been released in Australia. The bundle includes a capture device and a range of software for video editing and the production of multimedia CDs and video for the Internet.

Anti-Spam software now freeware

With new PC viruses proliferating around the world via e-mail, users are becoming more concerned about the risks that unsolicited e-mail may bring. Following the discovery of the Worm.ExploreZip, software company GFI has released a free anti-Spam pro...

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