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  July 1998  

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Sunday, July 5  
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GET YOUR 386 OUT OF THE CLOSET
Sun Microsystems announced delivery of its JavaPC Engine 1.0 -- $99 software that targets legacy hardware systems, particularly within enterprises. Short-term goal is to turn old DOS and Win3.1 systems into speedier Java-based network PCs; long-term goal is to bolster Java as a platform within enterprises. Details here.

NEW FACES ABOUND
Over the weekend c|net joined other portal sites like Netcenter, Yahoo!, and Excite with a facelift. It seems that everytime I turn around my favorite sites look unfamiliar. Just when I get comfortable with navigation, it's time to learn again. Ah, progress.
Check out c|net's new look for yourself.

Thought for the day: "That men do not know very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach." - Aldous Huxley

 

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Saturday, July 4  
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ALTERNATIVE OPERATING SYSTEMS
In early March, Ralph Nader and the Consumer Project on Technology asked six PC makers, including Compaq, Dell, and Gateway, to offer customers the option of a non-Windows operating system such as Linux (a UNIX variant) or BeOS (a newcomer to the PC platform). See how it's going here.

MID-YEAR REVIEW
It's time to take a look back at the predictions I made for the Internet industry. In December, I prognosticated the future for Java, Microsoft, Apple, Lucent, and Netscape. Check out my mid-year report card on the
predictions page.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK RESULTS
To review, I asked "When on vacation, does your employer suggest you carry a device like a pager, cell phone, or laptop computer with you?". Two-thirds of respondents said they are not traveling with electronic communications devices. I always have a pager and laptop computer with me. Now for the new Question of the Week.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Have you ever used an Operating System other than Windows on your personal computer?

No    Mac    Linux    BeOS    OS/2    Other

      

Thought for the day: "The problem with doing nothing is not knowing when you're finished." - Benjamin Franklin

 

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Friday, July 3  
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ASP HOLE
A new security hole affecting a Microsoft server scripting language leaves sensitive and hidden Web site info, such as passwords, exposed to malicious users. Get the details here.

MP3 CONFERENCE
High-tech and recording industry bigwigs wrangle over how music should be collected and distributed over the Internet. Find out
what they're talking about.

THE ROAD TO RECOVERY
Apple Computer's radical realignment of its consumer strategy last November may be leading the company down the road to recovery. By retaining all its regional partners and just one national chain, CompUSA, Apple has been able to stem mounting losses and actually has seen a profit in the past two quarters.
More here.

Thought for the day: "The pessimist may be right in the long run, but the optimist has a better time during the trip."

 

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Wednesday, July 1  
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CHUMP CHANGE
Microsoft said it has settled a trademark dispute that had challenged its use of the name "Internet Explorer" to market its popular Web browser. Sources close to the matter say the settlement will have the software giant paying $5 million for rights to the name. Full story here.

THE SLUMP CONTINUES
Plant closures are unusual at Intel and rarely discussed outside the company. The company said earlier this year that it would lower headcount by 3,000, but new developments seem to indicate a growing aggressiveness in cutting costs. Details here.

NOT FOR JUST ANY MACHINE
A number of major PC vendors are issuing warnings to customers, advising them to delay upgrading to Windows 98 until patches and BIOS updates are done. Find out why here.

Thought for the day: "Until you lose your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is." - Margaret Mitchell

 

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Tuesday, June 30  
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MIND YOUR STEP
A new cyber-friend named Rene Griebel has been helping me out with German language translations for those sections of 1998 on the Web for the past couple of weeks. As a way of helping to pay him back for his kindness, I promised I would help promote his band's new CD. Here is a description, in his own words:

The music-style I may describe as psychodelic Rock. It's a mix of the influences of Pink Floyd and Metallica :-x. Anyway, in spring 1998 we changed our name into Mind Your Step, to beware of some possible Copyright problems (we've noticed, that a few bands owned the same name). However, it's not easy to find people, who trust in a band with "just" own music. That's why we gave our last shirt to finance 3 days in a studio and recorded the first CD "Into the light". Because of the very expensive prices for that, we just got 100 copies of it. The CD has four tracks, "Good Morning", "The Man", "Into the light" and "The Tree"  and was finally released on June, 23rd 1998. All tracks (and a few more) can be prelistened in streamed Real Audio on our website. You'll also find there the lyrics, some photographs and other stuff, planned is a possibility to download mp3's.

Okay mate, I think this is a quite good piece of work :->   If you want, feel free to use this, but please look for some possible mistakes. You know, I really like the english language, but I'm definitely not perfect. (By the way - the most I love is writing small letters, hehehe, in german it's, as you might have noticed, a little bit different...)

Thought for the day: "I have learned to use the word `impossible' with the greatest caution." - Wernher von Braun

 

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Monday, June 29  
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STRIKE ONE FOR INTEL
The chipmaker suffers a reverse when an administrative law judge rejects its motion to compel the FTC to clarify the issues in its antitrust case. Click for full story.

FOR THE MASSES
With the debut of Netcenter 2.0, Netscape hopes to seize center stage in the theater of portal players. Click for more.

WAIT A MINUTE
A Harvard Law School professor cited by the U.S. Court of Appeals in the Microsoft-DOJ dispute says the judges misinterpreted his legal standard -- a standard central to the court's recent ruling in favor of the software giant. Microsoft's response: go back to school.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK
When on vacation, does your employer suggest you carry a device like a pager, cell phone, or laptop computer with you?

Yes     No     What's a vacation?

      

Thought for the day: "Happiness is not a reward - it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment - it is a result." - Robert Ingersoll

 

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