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WinCE to get major face-lift

Windows CE, Microsoft's answer to the handheld operating system will get a major face-lift in the fourth quarter, the company has been telling its key partners. Code-named Rapier the new system will be significantly easier to use, the company says.

Microsoft threatened PC makers, says IBM

A top IBM executive has testified in the Microsoft antitrust case that Microsoft made threats against PC makers who were considering IBM's OS/2 operating system. Compaq, Hewlett-Packard and the IBM PC company all chose not to use OS/2 in fear of reta...

Freeware for the MP3 fiend

If finding an MP3 file in the shortest amount of time and with the least amount of work appeals, MP3 Fiend, a free program available on the Net will be of interest to you.

40 million hits a day for Mormon genealogy site

Traffic to the new genealogy Web site launched by the Mormon Church this week has exceeded expectations such that its operators are offering access to users on a rotational basis. The site has been receiving 40 million hits per day and turning away a...

Cashback deal sparks encyclopaedia battle

Starting next Tuesday national retailer Harvey Norman will be hosting the battle of the CD-ROM encyclopaedias. Both IBM and Microsoft will be offering special cashback deals on World Book and Encarta CD-ROMs through the retailer.

Melissa mutant threatens networks

The Melissa virus, which swept across networks around the world last month, has popped up again in a mutated format, which may have occurred when it inadvertently came in contact with another virus.

Canon launches new USB scanners

Canon has brought USB to its flatbed range of scanners, announcing two new models which offer true optical resolutions of 300 and 600dpi.

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