Source: The Inquirer
OVER IN Kelly’s Korner is everything you never really wanted to know about Windows XP, until, of course it became a necessity. Wibble ye heathen.
X-bit Labs has tested ATI’s Radeon 9700 Pro, the Matrox Parhelia-512 and Nvidia’s GeForce4 Ti4600, using the 3D modeling software package, 3ds max 5. Which is best?
Microsoft has warned Outlook Express users that a software flaw could allow an online vandal to control their computers.
A critical vulnerability in the email reader could allow an attacker to send a specially formatted message that would crash the software and potentially take control of the recipient's computer.
Source: PC MAGAZINE
We're coming up on the first anniversary of Microsoft Windows XP. I warned you at the outset to stay away from Windows XP Home Edition ("XP Home: Don't Go There," October 30, 2001; www.pcmag.com/machronexphome). Unfortunately, if you've bought a new PC recently, it's probably running Win XP Home.
Microsoft "may offer new security abilities on a paid basis," according to the company's chief technical officer Craig Mundie. The possibility is under consideration within Microsoft's security business unit, recently set up under its own vice president, Mike Nash.
The idea is still only hypothetical, but represents an acknowledgement that Microsoft sees security not just as a necessary condition to reassure existing and future customers, but also as a potential source of revenue.
Microsoft is putting the finishing touches on the second release candidate, or near-final testing version, of Windows .Net Server 2003, sources said.
The clock is ticking for Windows .Net Server 2003, an operating system that is used to run high-end computers that manage everything from checking passwords to keeping track of a corporate payroll. The new system is also the foundation of Microsoft's .Net Web services initiative, geared to power advanced Internet operations.