PC World - February 2000




How will the next advances in computing affect your life and work? The horizon is full of possibilities, from polymorphic viruses to wireless everything. Here's what's in store -- we think.

54 Next PC -- exploring the digital frontiers58 Next Amazon -- hangin' at the digital mall60 Next Yahoo -- the wild, wild Web60 Next Ultraportables -- small is beautiful62 Next Microsoft -- where's Windows?

64 Next microwave -- home digital home

66 Next virus -- tomorrow's digital diseases66 Next Internet -- bigger, faster and universal67 Next game -- future playtimeFEATURES45 WEB AND YOU: CASH IN YOUR WEB SITE'S SUCCESSWeb site creators have a myriad of reasons for publishing online, but it's only a matter of time before they ponder, "How can I make a buck out of this?" Most of the Internet is interested in cashing in on the larger targets of corporations and established businesses, but is it possible for the small players to generate an income? Yes -- and we show you options, programs and products available to make your site work for you. Plus some essential tips on what to watch for.

69 WEB WONDERS: HTML EDITORS FOR ANY BUDGETWeb authoring packages come in many different flavours -- but with so many possibilities, what do you choose? We review the latest HTML editors for novices and experts alike.


Digital cameras are getting sharper and getting cheaper. We zoom in on 16 digital cameras to expose the features and flaws of this year's megapixel contenders. Plus, we give tips on the software that can give your cherished photos a professional polish.


13 COMING ATTRACTIONS: THE PROCESSORS OF 2000Faster and cheaper, processors this year approach the 1GHz mark13 ASIO GIVEN POWER TO HACKAmendments to federal legislation now mean that ASIO can legally hack into personal computers13 PGP GETS EXPORT LICENCEThe Clinton administration gives Pretty Good Privacy the all-clear for exports around the world14 WHAT'S THE STANDARD FOR THE WIRELESS WEB?

While there's lots of talk about WAP, is it really ready yet for worldwide fame?

14 INTEL UNVEILS BLUETOOTH FOR NOTEBOOKS Intel demonstrates the wireless technology Bluetooth, with a new product for notebooks14 IBM TRIES FOR SUPERCOMPUTERIBM is making an ambitious attempt to build a computer 500 times faster than the speediest computers today15 MICROSOFT BANKING ON WIN CE UPGRADEBig changes lay ahead for Windows CE in an attempt to raise Microsoft's share of the handheld market15 IT GOES PROFESSIONAL WITH ACSA first in the world, the Australian Computer Society gains accreditation as a professional organisation15 ALL FOR ONEDell unveils its all-in-one Internet PC while the controversial eMachine eOne arrives in Oz18 alt.netCrackz -- More devious than Warez, these tiny files turn shareware into fully-functional programsFIRST LOOKS22 Windows Millennium23 PocketMail24 Dragon NaturallySpeaking Mobile26 PartitionMagic 528 eMachine eOne 433, Fujifilm MX-150030 Digital Dashboard, Download Demon 3.032 Easy CD Creator Deluxe 4, SAFtyLatch 1.05HERE'S HOW104 INSTALL A CD-RW DRIVEWe show you how to install either an internal IDE or external parallel CD-RW drive108 WINDOWS 9xBypassing Windows security has always been easy -- we show you a couple of ways to limit what others can access on your PC110 WINDOWS 2000Application management made easy112 LINUXPart 2 of our Network Security series - get secure with the secure shell service114 Mac OSSherlock 2 makes locating files and information a simple task116 HELP SCREEN116 Windows 9x Preview Web-related files in your folder windows; printing from IE5; troubleshooting defrag problems; replace Notepad with EditPad118 Windows NT Selective printer sharing; more command line tricks; Windows NT user groups120 Internet Email encryption with PGP; e-mail newsletters; personal Web-based calendar; Free Agent 1.11122 Applications Finding long-lost files in Word; two-way lookup functions in Excel; use WordPad for small documents rather than a heavy-duty word processor124 Hardware Use the Windows Update utility to keep your PC in top shape; update your hardware drivers regularly125 Bugs & FixesDoes Adaptec Easy CD Creator take an eternity to load? Download a patch to speed things up as well as fix other minor problems in this popular applicationDEPARTMENTS10 EDITORIAL34 OPINIONS34 The myopic approach to computingBy Beverly Head36 The Rare Glitch ProjectBy Nicholas Petreley38 Put some punch back into lifeBy Mark Stafford40 GST bytes PC marketBy Bernie Esner42 READERS' FORUM42 DILBERTBACKBYTES154 BOOK REVIEWMastering HTML 4Weaving the WebThe Internet: The Rough Guide 2000155 WEB REVIEWSmell the coffeeUltimate cookbookWebtenderCreate your own radio stationAdolescent Adulthood156 GADGETS AND GIZMOSHome weather stationAxis 2100 network cameraFujitsu Stylistic LTSharp LC-R60HD LCD MonitorMatsucom OnHand PCFujifilm Digital Printer NX-70Pioneer DVD-V7300ELP LT series laser turntable158 GAMESStar Trek: Hidden EvilShadow Man160 BYTESBACKBEST BUYS90 PCsHOME PCsPeripherals Plus Athlon 700Gateway Performance 700xlDell Dimension XPS T-700rGateway Performance 600Peripherals Plus Athlon 550Peripherals Plus Intel Pentium III 600Dell Dimension XPS T-550Digital Star PowerPro P3-600BEcom PowerMate Athlon 600Digital Star PowerPro P3-500BBUSINESS PCsCompaq Prosignia 330Dell Dimension L-500cGateway E-1400Peripherals Plus Intel Celeron 400Flexisoft Prestige 81096 NOTEBOOKSPOWER NOTEBOOKSGateway Solo 9300 XLIBM ThinkPad i Series 1480Dell Latitude CSCompaq Armada 7400Dell Inspiron 3700 R500 GTVALUE NOTEBOOKSToshiba Satellite 2590XDVDToshiba Satellite 2610DVDTwinhead PowerSlim 600Twinhead Slimnote VxeTwinhead PowerSlim 300100 SCANNERSAcerScan Prisa 620UTAgfa SnapScan 1212uCanoScan FB630UEpson Perfection 610Epson Perfection 1200UHP ScanJet 3300CMicrotek ScanMaker X6

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