Windows-Help.NET Newsletter 08 Sept. 2001, Vol 4 No. 36

In this issue:

w   Microsoft Plus! for Windows XP
w   Rose City Software Launches TweakMASTER!
w   Recent Support BBS Postings
w   Web Site Updates
w   Administrivia


  Microsoft Plus! for Windows XP

by Arie Slob

Hello Windows users,

Microsoft Plus! for Windows XP

Microsoft will continue with the tradition of offering a Plus! pack with its latest operating system. Microsoft first offered a Plus! pack with Windows 95, and later with its successor Windows 98.

Plus! for Windows XP includes:

  • Four new Themes: Aquarium, Space, Nature, and da Vinci.
  • Three new games: Russian Square, The Labyrinth, and Hyperbowl.
  • Eight screen savers
  • Digital Media Tools, which include Voice Command for Windows Media Player, MP3 Audio Converter, CD Label Maker, Speaker Enhancement, Personal DJ, WMP Skins, and 3-D Visualizations.

There's nothing that you will miss, unless you are fond of these visual enhancements. I have a bunch of screenshots on the Windows XP site, so you can check it out if you are interested.

You can pre-order Microsoft Plus! for Windows XP at Amazon ($39.99).

Rose City Software Launches TweakMASTER!

TweakMASTERTweakMASTER is a new generation Internet Optimizer utility which promotes faster Internet download speeds by carefully and intelligently tweaking various 'hidden' Windows settings. whether regular dialup or broadband access like DSL, Cable or Satellite. It is ideal for ALL types of Internet connections including dial-up, cable modem, DSL, or satellite. Supports Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP and also supports AOL 5.0/6.0. No other utility can make that claim and deliver!

TweakMASTER TweakMASTER also includes an innovative DNS Accelerator to help Web sites load faster, a handy PC clock synchronization utility and AOL Disconnect Prevention. Using the simple Wizard, TweakMASTER will optimize to your system to dramatically increase download speeds, making 'Surfing the Internet' a truly exhilarating experience. Be the Master of your Internet connection... tweak it with TweakMASTER.

Just visit Rose City Software to read more about it, or download the program [1.24MB] directly.

Recent Support BBS Postings

What does ATA4 Mean - Hardware
CD-RW's that write 80 minute capacity - Hardware
BIOS Backup - Hardware
Is my Pc limited to just a 2GB HD? - Hardware
Recommendation for anti-virus program? - Security / Virus

Web Site Updates

These pages were added/updated in the past week. Information on previously updated/added pages is available on the What's New? page for 1 month.
Added: Hewlett Packard's Merger With Compaq A Survival Ploy
Added: Excite@Home's Woes To Affect More Than Just Excite's Customers
Added: TweakMASTER - double your download speeds instantly!


Windows XP
Added: Microsoft Plus! for Windows XP
Added: Microsoft Announces Release of Windows XP Embedded Beta 2


Hewlett Packard's Merger With Compaq A Survival Ploy

Watch for discontinued components to hit the market for some great one-time purchasing opportunities, if you don't mind older technology, that is.

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Excite@Home's Woes To Affect More Than Just Excite's Customers

No one's talking about Excite@Home's @Home partners, yet!

Read Full Article

Windows Me System Restore Update

I alerted you back in May to this update, just in case you weren't around at that time, have a look at this article. The problem the update will rectify will start rearing its head on September 8th.

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