WINDOWS XP INTRODUCTION

Windows XP is four months away, but it will make such a big splash that you should be coming up to speed on it now. This seventeen-page analysis of XP covers everything from system requirements and new features to backup/restore capabilities and networkability. The article is easy reading for consumers, but there’s more than enough details to keep IT professionals interested too. […] continued

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PLAN YOUR NEXT PC PURCHASE

If you’ve been holding out, then your next PC should be a Christmas present to yourself. When Microsoft rolls out Windows XP at the end of October, you’ll see a tremendous amount of hype – and for a change, it looks like the hype will be justified. It is a remarkable operating system, combining tremendous stability with some very appealing new features. […] continued

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EASY CD CREATOR 5 & WINDOWS 2000

Easy CD Creator is the software I use for burning CDs. It’s got a reasonably simple interface and it does almost everything most people want to do with their burners. (Out at the fringe, with other software, it’s possible to overburn CDs, copy discs that are copy-protected, and have more fine-grained control over the process, but most people never get to that point.) […] continued

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WINDOWS XP PRODUCT ACTIVATION

Tech types are all atwitter over the “Product Activation” requirement that will be introduced with Windows XP. After you install a retail copy of Windows XP, you won’t have unfettered use of it until you “activate” it online or with a phone call to Microsoft. There’s lots of details, but the idea is to keep you from installing one copy on multiple computers. […] continued

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NO SUPPORT FOR BLUETOOTH OR USB 2.0 IN WINDOWS XP

Last week Microsoft announced that Windows XP won’t support Bluetooth. Today Microsoft turned its back on another emerging technology when it announced that Windows XP won’t support USB 2.0.

Bluetooth and USB 2.0 have both received lots of publicity, but the reality is that neither one is ready to be rolled out to a mass market yet. […] continued

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WINDOWS 2000 & GAMES

Windows 2000 is so stable that it’s easy to forget to keep it up to date. If you’re running Windows 2000, visit Microsoft Windows Update and check for critical updates. (If you haven’t installed Service Pack 1, it’s a good idea, but not if you’re on a dialup connection – it’s a big download.) […] continued

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MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP

Windows 2000 Professional is the most stable operating system ever released for a personal computer. It’s a joy. But it’s missing some of the cuddly features that home users appreciate, it wasn’t marketed aggressively to small businesses, and many users were left out because upgrades from Windows 98/ME to Win2K are virtually impossible. […] continued

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WINDOWS 2000 PROFESSIONAL TIPS

If you’re using Windows 2000 Professional, take a look at this quick list of 10 tips put together by ComputerWorld. There’s bound to be a couple of things that will come in handy. If you’re not using Windows 2000 Professional on a business desktop – why not? Windows 2000 Professional is the most stable operating system ever released for a personal computer. […] continued

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