Best of 1999

Many thanks to all those who took the time to cast their vote - we were surprised the recent referendum didn't cause a voting revolt. Check out the results.

Congratulations to Duncan Handley of Concord, NSW, the winner of the complete set of 10 IDG "For Dummies" books worth over $250. We think he might be able to pass them on to his less PC-literate friends. So what did Duncan think would make life easier for him in the new millennium?

"The Magic PC-fixer, which will replace all my friends asking me how to fix their machines on the weekend. Probably created by Microsoft, looks like a paperclip ..."

Best PC - Dell Computer Dimension

Best notebook - Dell Computer Inspiron

Best personal printer - Epson Stylus ColourBest multifunction device - Hewlett-Packard Officejet R65Best modem - Sirius Technologies NetComm RoadsterBest graphics card - Matrox Millennium G400Best portable storage - Iomega ZipBest digital camera - Kodak DC rangeBest scanner - Hewlett-Packard ScanJetBest handheld computer - 3Com Palm seriesBest graphics application - Adobe Photoshop 5.5Best software utility - Symantec Norton UtilitiesBest antivirus application - Symantec Norton AntivirusBest personal finance software - Intuit QuickenBest accounting software - Data-Tech Software MYOBBest freeware application - WinampBest Web browser - Microsoft Internet Explorer 5Best e-mail application - Microsoft OutlookBest ISP - Joint winners: Telstra Big Pond/OzEmailBest new product - Castlewood Orb

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