Dear Windows-Help.NET Subscriber,
I know that not all of you "celebrate" Christmas, but most do, so from here I want to wish you happy Holidays and all the best for 2000 from the gang at InfiniSource! (and try to spend some time with the family instead of your PC!)
For a special holiday greeting card from all of us at InfiniSource.com, please visit our Web site.
This Newsletter will not be published next week - as even I am going to try and spend some time with my family - the next issue should be out on January 8th, 2000.
In this issue I'll re-publish some of the best/most popular articles & downloads from the past year, so if you missed it, here's your chance!
The Microsoft Year 2000 Product Analyzer
If you didn't do so already, maybe you have some time during the last days of the year to check on your Microsoft applications
The Microsoft Year 2000 Product Analyzer scans a computer's hard drive, looking for core Microsoft software and generates a report with year 2000-information.
The Microsoft Year 2000 Product Analyzer performs the following tasks:
Identifies installed software products on specified drives by scanning the drives for executable files
Compares the resulting list of products to the products listed in a compliance database
Generates a report of the compliance levels of the products it discovered, based on the information in the compliance database
Our most popular article this year was the recent announcement of the availability of Internet Explorer 5.01. Internet Explorer is becoming the browser of choice for most people. From our Web sites log files it transpires that over 70% of our visitors are using a Microsoft browser. From those using Internet Explorer, 79% uses IE 5.x, 19% uses IE 4.x.
Another popular article was published in November: Hidden Executable Commands, a new trend with worms and viruses.
Third on the list is an older article, first published in April, dealing with the notorious CIH Virus. Of note is that this virus is still making it's way around the Internet.
The most popular Web site we brought to your attention was the Gibson Research's ShieldsUP! Web site, where you can test your system for security from your browser.
The second most popular Web site was a page on Microsoft's Product Insider, dealing with Restoring your system after a complete hard drive failure.
Third on this list is Free2Try.com -- There is nothing better than Free-Stuff, and Free2Try.com is where the Internet goes for Free Stuff and Trial Offers.