Stories by Scott Spanbauer

Safer surfing with Steganos

Concerned that unscrupulous Web sites may be tracking your every move on the Internet? Steganos’s $US25 Internet Anonym 5 keeps out prying eyes but exacts a heavy toll in Web-browsing performance.

Microsoft's Patch Policy Pickle

In the wake of recent widespread worm attacks on the Internet, Microsoft is considering taking an unprecedented step: making automatic download and installation of security updates the default option for Windows and perhaps Microsoft Office. But firs...

Windows XP service pack posted

Microsoft Corp.'s first service pack update to Windows XP--sporting dozens of security and bug fixes, additional driver support, and interface changes, plus one minor change to the Windows XP activation feature--is scheduled to be available for downl...

First Look: Whistler, the New Windows

Though still whistling, Microsoft's next desktop operating system is finally stepping out of the dark with this week's release of Whistler Beta 1 to a limited group of developers and hardware vendors.

Microsoft Whistler (alpha)

The future of Windows is .Net, Microsoft's initiative for simplifying interaction among computers and related devices and keeping them constantly connected via the Internet. With both Windows 2000 and Windows Me out the door, Microsoft is already wel...

All about Me

Windows Millennium super guide - we put the final shipping code of Windows Me to the test.

Microsoft Windows Millennium Beta 3

Has the multimedia bug bitten you? Then Microsoft's forthcoming successor to the Windows 98 Second Edition operating system - Windows Millennium Edition - may be for you.

Windows 2000: test driving the new OS

It's big, it's brawny and it's surprisingly swift. Better yet, you'll need just 64MB of memory to lift Microsoft's new OS off the ground. This month we put Windows 2000 through its paces to see how it measures up to it predecessors.

Windows 98 SE: uphill upgrade?

Windows 98 second edition, a micro-upgrade to Windows 98, includes a few new features and a swarm of bug fixes. Here's a run down of the most widely reported issues . . .

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