Windows-Help.NET Newsletter 16 June 2001, Vol 4 No. 24

In this issue:

w   Review: Windows XP Beta 2
w   Featured Rose City Software: DU Meter
w   Recent BBS Postings
w   Software Blowout Sale!
w   Web Site Updates
w   Administrivia


  Review: Windows XP Beta 2

by Arie Slob

Hello Windows users,

Windows XP It has taken me some time, but I have just completed a review of Windows XP, the next version of windows that is going to replace all those different windows versions currently in use (windows 98, Me, NT & 2000).

Obviously the space in this newsletter is way to limited to reprint the entire article here, so I would suggest that if you have any interest in Windows XP (and maybe even if you think you have not!), you should check out the link at the bottom of this article, and read the review.

There are plenty of screen-shots to go with the writing, so you can see for yourself (although there is nothing that beats the "hands-on" experience).

I must say that I'm impressed! Now this is an OS that I would want! Windows XP is different. It contains many new features, and has numerous options to tweak (although sometimes hard to find), and it seems to work very well.

Not that there are no problems. There are still some inconsistencies. For example, Outlook Express didn't want to remember that it should open on my secondary monitor (works in Windows 98/2000). I was also unable to get a fresh installation to detect neither my ADSL connection, nor the 3COM (USR) 56K modem. I would expect these things to be fixed when Microsoft moves forward, but overall, I'm impressed, and looking forward for the release in October!

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Rose City Software

New Release - Version 3.0

DU Meter

"I just had to tell you about DU Meter, this great little utility that monitors my new DSL connection 24/7. A quick glance always tells me if a download is finished, stuck, or still in progress, and if my connection is working right. My desktop just wouldn't be the same without it!"

Recent Support BBS Postings

Scandisk and Defrag will not run, tried everything! - Windows 98
Automatic upgrades Windows Me
Read dump files - Windows 2000
Printing address book - Internet Explorer

Software Blowout Sale!

Software Blowout!

This week we are running a Software Blowout Sale in our Software store!

Prices have been dramatically slashed! Use this opportunity for some major savings on your software purchases!

You are sure to find something of your interest in any of these categories:

Games - Home & Personal - Education - Tax & Personal Finance - Utilities & Operating Systems - Internet & Multimedia - Business - Graphics.

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: A Sample ChoicePoint FBI Dossier
Updated: New DU Meter 3.0 Released


Updated: TweakUI 2000

Windows 95
Updated: Cool Hardware Diagnostic Tool with OSR2!

Windows 98
Updated: Cool Hardware Diagnostic Tool!

Windows XP
Added: Microsoft Windows XP (Beta 2) Review


A Sample ChoicePoint FBI Dossier

Let's look at what kind of personal information is available in a typical ChoicePoint FBI dossier.

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Microsoft describes bug with TweakUI and Office XP

Microsoft posted a Knowledge Base Article Q284896, describing a bug in TweakUI 1.33 and Office XP.

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Microsoft Support WebCasts

Support WebCasts are a product support information service offered to all (Microsoft) Online Support customers. Tune in and watch live presentations given by Microsoft Support professionals, and participate in live Q&A sessions following each presentation. If you are unable to attend a session, simply go to the archive and view an on-demand recording of it.

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Problems Accessing Windows Update

If you have problems accessing the Windows Update Web site, have a look at this page, where you'll find some suggestions to regain access to the Windows Update site. At the end of the page you also find links to 75 Knowledge Base articles on the Microsoft support site, listing the most common error messages.

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