WinInfo Short Takes: Week of October 11th

Is Millennium going the way of the dodo? According to anonymous sources at Internet World, Microsoft has decided to cancel the Windows Millennium project, retrench, and come back later with something completely different that will have yet another code-name. While I've not been able to confirm this rumor elsewhere, it does make for some interesting discussion. Maybe they'll just remove that annoying "Skeeter" bug: Changing the face of computing indeed.
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Red Hat Incorporated released the latest version of its Linux operating system, the dynamically titled Red Hat Linux 6.1. The big news this time around is a more graphical setup, which will allow novices to more easily install the OS they'll never figure out anyway.
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Thanks to David Danziger for turning me on to Google, the best search engine I've ever seen. This Web-based search engine gives more relevant results than anything else out there. Check it out today!
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W. Dallman Ross wrote in with some amazing news: Installing an otherwise innocuous bug fix has miraculously cured virtually all of the instability problems in Windows 98: Could it be that Microsoft is fixing more than it says it is? If you've been having all kinds of instability problems with Windows 98--especially with Netscape--then you need to check this out! It's called the "Patch for the fragmented IGMP packet vulnerability," and you can find it on the Microsoft Web site.
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As other sites continue their Windows 2000 release date copy-cat stories, remember where you heard "RTM at Fall Comdex first": Right here in WinInfo.
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Why did Microsoft release a new version of PhotoDraw 2000 so soon after the original? Was it that bad? And why isn't there a killer $20 deal for existing users? Microsoft: Are you really out to screw the early adopters? Shame!
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Quote of the week: "I'm not cheap, but I am on special this week.

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