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Computer makers have been reporting shortages of Intel Pentium III processors for the past few weeks, but Intel said it will ship "millions" of chips this quarter.
Intel also confirmed that there is a shortage at present, due to stronger than expected demand.
A fifth fabrication facility is scheduled to start producing the new Coppermine Pentium processors during the first calendar quarter of 2000, further increasing Intel's capacity.
It is expected that the shortage of processors & chips will be eased by the second quarter of 2000.
Microsoft backs off in messaging war with AOL
This week Microsoft announced that the newly released version of MSN Messenger service will no longer be able to communicate with AOL IM.
Microsoft said the decision was based on an AOL software bug that could pose a security risk for MSN users.
There is also a preview [342KB] available of MSN Messenger Service version 2.0. The preview will run on English Language versions of Windows 9.x and Windows NT 4.0.
More information on the Preview 2 can be found at the MSN Messenger Service Web site.
Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 5.01
Microsoft has released Internet Explorer 5.01 and Internet Tools. You can download the new version from the Microsoft Internet Explorer Web site.
This update will change your Internet Explorer version to 5.00.2919.6307 and Outlook Express to 5.00.2919.6600.
According to Microsoft this release is designed primarily as a quality update for customers running Windows NT and those who will be running Windows 2000. This release has minimal feature enhancements over Internet Explorer 5.0.
Outlook Express has a few more enhancements, one often requested feature is the ability to request return receipts. For more details, see this article.
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