Windows-Help.NET Newsletter 17 June 2000, Vol 3 No. 24
 Windows Goes Wireless

by Arie Slob

Dear Windows-Help.NET Subscriber,

Intel and Microsoft this week announced they are developing a road map to provide native support of the Bluetooth wireless technology for the Microsoft® Windows® operating system during the first half of 2001. The companies are also working on a standard method for PC platforms to interface with the Bluetooth technology that the PC industry can implement in their products.

Bluetooth technology enable will users to connect a wide range of computing and telecommunications devices, cameras, video and audio devices easily and simply, without the need to buy, carry, or connect cables.

Intel is currently developing the initial Bluetooth software, which will enable early adopters to deliver products to the marketplace. Intel and Microsoft will also be working with the industry to help deliver new solutions to customers when the Microsoft implementation becomes available.

Microsoft will be able to provide a true plug-and-play user experience in the first half of 2001 by implementing an architecture based on the WinSock programming model.

As announced at the Windows Hardware and Engineering Conference in April, Microsoft will be providing hardware and software support for Bluetooth hardware designs and applications that will take advantage of Bluetooth wireless technology.

Intel, Microsoft, IBM Corp. and Toshiba Corp. all hold Promoter group membership status within the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) and are working together to define PC implementation for Bluetooth technology. The Bluetooth SIG currently consists of more than 2,000 member companies that are developing Bluetooth products.

More information on Bluetooth can be found in the Bluetooth FAQ.


Microsoft Announces Availability of Windows CE 3.0

Microsoft announced today that the Microsoft® Windows® CE 3.0 embedded operating system and its comprehensive development tools, Platform Builder 3.0 and eMbedded Visual Tools 3.0, are now available to order.

Windows CE 3.0 is the richest embedded operating system for flexibly and reliably building the next generation of highly connected 32-bit devices.


NewZilla, the unofficial Netscape 6 and Mozilla FAQ for newbies

NewZilla is an unofficial Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) site to answer questions regarding Mozilla, the Preview Releases of Netscape 6, and the connection between the two. This includes dispelling false assumptions and myths, and providing information on how to get involved with Mozilla.


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The Print Shop Deluxe v.6.0 The Print Shop Deluxe Version 6 makes it easy to get great looking results everytime. With everything you need at your fingertips, and over 100,000 graphics and photos to choose from, you'll create stunning projects in a snap! Easy-to-use photo editing, powerful text editing tools, and our new Easy Steps help feature make it easier than ever to create projects that will get you noticed.
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Cool Off That Hot CPU Easily & Effectively

Thermoelectric Modules using the Peltier effect offer an interesting alternative to an overheating CPU.


CyberStalking, Could You Become A Victim?

No one is immune to the potential of being stalked in Cyberspace, not even men.


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Stolen Computer Registry

The Stolen Computer Registry was formed in 1992 to foil hardware theft and foster confidence in the purchase of used computers. Here you can check if a computer is reported stolen, or list your computer when it gets stolen. The Registry does not charge for its services.

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Dial-Up Networking won't remember your Password

In some cases, Dial-Up Networking will not remember passwords. What happens is that either the Save Password check box is disabled, or the setting is ignored.


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  Microsoft Security

Patch Available for "Desktop Separation" Vulnerability

Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability in Microsoft® Windows® 2000. The vulnerability could allow a malicious user to gain additional privileges on a machine that he could log onto at the keyboard.

Affected Software Versions

  • Windows 2000 Professional
  • Windows 2000 Server
  • Windows 2000 Advanced Server

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Added: CyberStalking, Could You Become A Victim?
Added: Microsoft Announces Availability of Windows CE 3.0
Added: Intel And Microsoft To Develop Road Map For Native Windows Operating System Support For Bluetooth Wireless Technology
Updated: Universal Serial Bus (USB) & Windows 9.x
Added: Cool Off That Hot CPU Easily & Effectively
Updated: Windows 9.x System Resources


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Updated: Msgsvr32 Errors

Windows 2000

Added: Patch Available for "Desktop Separation" Vulnerability

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