Windows-Help.NET Newsletter04 March 2000, Vol 3 No. 9
 1GHz computers this month?

by Arie Slob

Dear Windows-Help.NET Subscriber,

Intel and AMD have insisted that their 1GHz (1,000MHz) chips will not come out until the second half of this year. But a recent announcement from Hewlett-Packard, that it will start shipping a Pentium III consumer PC running at 1GHz later this month, changes all that.

Intel and AMD have been leapfrogging each other since last August, producing faster processors at an increased pace. It seems that the pace has just increased again!

The increased competition has meant a shortage of supply, however. Intel's top-of-the-line processors are especially hard to come by. AMD has some supply problems as well, though not as severe as Intel.

According to an Intel spokesman, volume shipments of 1GHz chips are not likely before the third quarter.

It was also announced last week that Intel cut prices on Xeon, Pentium III and Celeron chips by 10 to 29 percent. These price cuts were followed by similar price cuts by AMD, which are likely to lead to discounts across the computer industry.

Y2K passes last hurdle

We all know that the Y2K bug was a much-hyped non-event. But some people were still trying to warn us that leap year might be a last "chance", that computers would fail to recognize the year 2000.

Well, February 29 passed, and, once again, nothing serious happened.

Europe and the USA were completely trouble-free, although there were some reports of minor issues in Japan, Singapore and New Zealand, affecting bank transactions and cash machines.

So, all in all, it looks like we can finally lay this one to rest! Good riddance!

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Still Using That Dial-up Modem? - Go DSL!

Here's some info to nudge you toward choosing a faster Internet connection.


Iomega releases Windows 2000 tools

IomegaWare™ 2.2.1 for Windows® 2000 is here. This easy-to-use software suite provides integrated features that help you find, format, protect, and manage your stuff on Iomega® Zip®, Jaz®, and Clik!™ PC Card drives and disks.

IomegaWare 2.2.1 is also compatible with Windows 95, 98, and Windows NT® 4.0.

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Microsoft prepares Office 2000 SR-1

According to sources, Microsoft is close to releasing the first Service Release for Office 2000, probably by next week. Office 2000 SR-1 combines a number of new updates with the collection of previously available fixes into a single, easy-to-manage and deploy package. When it ships, Office 2000 SR-1 will become available as a free download or CD.

Synchronix (formerly Asynchrobobia)

Synchronix for Win95/98/NT4/2000 performs foolproof synchronization of files and directories, either one-way or bi-directionally, with many useful options. Tasks can also be performed over a local area network, and to FTP sites. The user-friendly interface makes it a simple, cost-effective way to keep files, folders and systems synchronized.

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Unable to see Java applets in IE5

"I can no longer see java applets using IE5. I have tried just about every logical solution. Uninstalled, reinstalled,enabled Java,tried all of the suggestions I was able to find. I am able to see the java applets in Netscape, and I was able to see them in IE5 until I had a crash and had to reinstall it. Has anyone ever had this problem fixed or know if it's possible to fix it?"

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  Web site updates

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Added: Still Using That Dial-up Modem? - Go DSL!
Updated: Microsoft Knowledge Base Articles dealing with Internet Connection Sharing


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Updated: Problems Accessing Windows Update

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