Anti-virus Vendor, Er, Hacked. Serves Up, Er, Viruses

The Japanese arm of antivirus vendor Trend Micro has announced its website had been hacked and its pages modified to service up viruses. In other words, if someone had visited their website chances are they’d have picked up a virus. Not the sort of thing you expect from an antivirus manufacturer, and they’re not being …

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Does IE7 Herald The Death of Windows 98 and 2000?

You may have read that Microsoft has launched a beta version of its browser, Internet Explorer 7. An aspect of this that seems to have not received widespread publicity is the fact that with IE 7, Microsoft has effectively killed off Windows 98 and Windows 2000. In an interview with eWeek, Gytis Barzdukas, director of …

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Another Explorer Replacement

When you’re not looking all these new things start popping up. Further to my post on Directory Opus, here’s another option for file managers: the exotically named A43 File Management from BG’s Home. And it’s free. Version 2.40 works with Windows 2000/XP. It offers the following: Integrated text editor. Integrated zip/unzip features. Integrated file search. …

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Get With The Process

Johan Malmberg of Uniblue Systems, makers of Windows system utility WinTasks, tells me they’ve launched a new site, www.processlibrary.com, which is “a free service site that provides the user with detailed information about every common process. In the recesses of most computers, 20-30 invisible processes run silently in the background. To know what every process …

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Software: PaperMaster Pro – worth the wait?

 It’s been nearly five years some folk have been waiting, but it looks like PaperMaster, a great program for scanning and organizing your paperwork, is back.   PaperMaster — the last full version was 98, to give you some idea how long this software’s been hibernating — was pretty good. It look liked a filing …

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Column: WordPerfect Office

  Loose Wire — Office Challenge: Corel Software’s latest version of WordPerfect Office has some great features, including a dictionary to die for and fumble-free format switching; Is it time to ditch Microsoft?   By Jeremy Wagstaff, from the 8 May 2003 edition of the Far Eastern Economic Review (c) 2003, Dow Jones & Company, …

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