PC World - April 2000

COVER STORY

92 SUPERCOOL COMPUTER OR WORLD'S SMARTEST FRIDGE?

1000MHz AMD Kryotech machine

Plus two 850MHz AMD Athlons

Exclusive: in the PC World Test Centre this month is the Kryotech Super G. This is the first time a machine of this calibre has been put through its paces in Australia. Plus, for us mere mortals, Gateway and Peripherals Plus have released their 850MHz machines - both reviewed in this roundup.

FEATURES

66 WINDOWS 2000: Tuning the new OS

Once you have upgraded, you'll find that Windows 2000 is a land of opportunity. We show you how to customise your desktop, manage files, access the Internet - and more.

84 WINDOWS 2000: Test driving the new OSPlus, we put Windows 2000 through its paces to see how it measures up to its predecessors.

61 WEB AND YOU

Outsourcing Web design - what it really costsDeveloping and designing a Web site is more than a DIY project, especially when your business's bottom line is involved. David Hague dispels the myths surrounding outsourcing and looks at how to obtain an Internet presence - without it costing the Earth.

61 PLAYSTATION 2: THE FUTURE OF ONLINE GAMINGSony has finally lifted the lid on its long-awaited PlayStation 2. Delivering DVD capabilities and a brilliant graphics engine, plus Internet capabilities, as well as the inclusion of two USB ports and a Series III PCMCIA slot, the potential for Web browsing, e-mail and online gaming is just around the corner.

97 THE ESSENTIAL WEB SITE TOOLKIT

Over 30 tools to keep your Web siteroadworthy and runningDo you want to drive people to your Web site? Does it frustrate you when dead links mysteriously appear? We review over 30 tools to weed out problems, speed up maintenance and allow you to spend more time adding content.

NEWS

16 EISA SWOOPS ON OZEMAIL AFTER TELSTRA STUMBLESEisa beats Telstra to the purchase of OzEmail's consumer business16 IBM CASH REGISTERS COME WITH WEB SUPPORTIBM has unveiled a Web-enabled cash register that will allow in-store employees to gain access to customer data from all of a retailer's channels16 MORE VISAS FOR IT WORK IN USThe US Government is considering raising the cap on the number of visas issued to foreign IT workers17 AUSTRALIA RANKS SIXTH IN COUNTRY HOSTS.au is the sixth most-used country domain, and Australia also comes sixth in the registration-rate-per-head stakes17 AUSTRALIA VOID OF CYBER CRIME LAWSProposals have been made to introduce federal laws against Internet crime19 WEB ATTACKERS USED UNIVERSITY PCSUniversity desktop PCs were used in the denial of service attacks that crippled seven major Web sites in early February19 AIMING AT LINUX, COREL AND INPRISE TO MERGEThe merger of Corel and Inprise could be an appropriate response to market conditions; others question the reliance on still-emerging Linux 22 CORELDRAW FOR LINUXCorelDraw 9.0 for Linux will meet advanced demands such as colour separation and video animation22 MICROSOFT INVESTS IN NETWORK-VIA-POWERLINESMicrosoft has invested in a maker of equipment that allows powerlines in homes and offices to be used as high-speed data networks23 LINUX GRABBED 25 PER CENT OF SERVER OS MARKETAnalysts warn that unusual Linux numbers can obsure the strong growth seen in all server operating systems, especially NT23 CABLETRON SPLITS INTO FOURCabletron Systems will split and focus on specific areas of the communications market26 alt.netCyberdildonics: strap on and take offFIRST LOOKS30 AOpen DVD-1040 Pro, Pioneer DVD-10431 Eudora Email 4.332 Pinnacle DV50033 Dell Dimension XPS B-800r, D-Link DSB-R100 radio34 NetOp 6.0, SpotOn Web Player36 Ricoh MP9060a, Mouse Phone38 Terratec M3PO player40 Xeenon MP Shuttle II, Gateway Micro Server41 WinZip 8.0 beta42 CyberLink MediaShow43 Terratec SoundSystem DMX44 RedHat 6.2 beta46 X:drive, i-driveHERE'S HOW128 UpgraderMaking the switch to Windows 2000132 Windows 9xFind those hidden Windows tools; recording macros134 Windows 2000Add multiple users - and read them their rights136 LinuxGet Enlightened - pretty up your user interface138 Mac OSSetting up multiple user accountsHelp Screen142 Windows 9xMaking your files private; troubleshooting boot-up problems; resetting internal modems; backing up Outlook data; launching two programs with one shortcut; making Outlook Express ask if you want to Save or Save As144 InternetCreate your own Web page - how to get started; Web page tips146 Word ProcessingInserting voice attachments into your documents; creating side-by-side bulleted lists148 SpreadsheetsAdd graphics to your page header; reference a sheet indirectly; prevent row or column insertion150 HardwareThe care and cleaning of your PC; assign drive letters; solve printer woes151 Bugs and FixesThe latest patches for the TombRaider and Ureal gamesDEPARTMENTS12 EDITORIALOnline assassins48 OPINIONS48 A computing paradiseBy Beverley Head50 The Linux ‘Tivolution' has arrivedBy Nicholas Petreley52 Often irrelevant and proud of itBy Mark Stafford54 Stale sites make a statement, tooBy Ian Yates56 READERS FORUM56 DILBERTBACKBYTES185 SKILLSWallace did it his wayBreak into ITWindows 2000 training186 BOOK REVIEWMicrosoft Windows 2000 Professional At A GlanceMCSE Training Kit - Upgrading to Microsoft Windows 2000The Virgin Guide to the Internet187 WEB REVIEWCopy your pet on the Internet!

User Friendly and After Y2K!

The Easter Egg Archive

The Open Diary

188 GADGETS AND GIZMOS

Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical

Ceiva Internet Connected Picture Frame

Kodak PalmPix

APC Notebook Pro Surge Protector

Logitech Cordless Desktop iTouch

SoundBlaster Live! Platinum Drive II

Casio Global Positioning System Pathfinder190 GAMESArmy Men: Toys in SpaceRising SunSWAT 3: Close Quarters Battle192 BYTESBACKBEST BUYS108 PCSHOME PCSGateway Performance 700xlPeripherals Plus Athlon 700Dell Dimension XPS B-800rDell Dimension XPS T-700r Gateway Performance 600Peripherals Plus Athlon 800Peripherals Plus Intel Pentium III 600Dell Dimension XPS T-550IBM Aptiva 85AHP Pavilion 8610BUSINESS PCSGateway E-4400Acer AcerPower 8404Dell Dimension L-500cxNEC PowerMate VT116 NOTEBOOKSPOWER NOTEBOOKSGateway Solo 9300xl DeluxeCompaq Armada E500Dell Inspiron 5000IBM ThinkPad 600XToshiba Satellite ProNEC VersaNote VXVALUE NOTEBOOKSDigital Star PowerNoteAcer TravelMate 730TxDell Latitude LSGateway Solo SECompaq Armada M700122 REMOVABLE STORAGEAcer CD ReWriter CRW8432ACastlewood Orb 2.2GB Ultra SCSI ExternalDiamond Data CD ReWriter 4630AHP CD-Writer Plus 8210eHP CD-Writer Plus 9200iHitachi GF-1050 DVD-RAM Imation LS-120 SuperDiskIomega Jaz 2GBIomega Zip 250MB USBIomega ZipCD 650Ricoh MP9060AYamaha CRW8424S-VK

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