Windows-Help.NET Newsletter 16 Sept. 2000, Vol 3 No. 37
 Microsoft releases Windows Me


by Arie Slob

Dear Windows-Help.NET Subscriber,

Windows Millennium Edition On September 14th, Microsoft announced the immediate availability of Microsoft® Windows® Millennium Edition (Windows Me), the new operating system for home PC users. Windows Me delivers exciting technology advancements in the areas of PC health, digital media, home networking and the online experience. It is available for retail as a full version as well as an upgrade for users of Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows 98 Second Edition. PC manufacturers are also offering the Windows Me operating system preinstalled on new consumer PCs.

Windows Me is available in the following languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Swedish, Dutch, Brazilian, Danish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Finnish, Greek, Arabic, Hebrew and Thai. The remaining languages - Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, HK Chinese, Czech, Polish, Hungarian, Russian, Slovak and Slovenian - will follow shortly.

"Microsoft's investment in understanding both the needs of customers and the exciting technology trends taking place in home computing are the foundation for Windows Me," said Steve Ballmer, president and CEO of Microsoft. "Windows Me was designed specifically with the home user in mind, and customers will be very pleased with the digital media, home-networking, PC health and online experience enhancements."

Consumers can experience Windows Me firsthand through the Meet Me Tour, which is visiting 25 malls across the United States. The Meet Me Tour kicks off today in San Francisco, Chicago and New York and continues through November. Designed to give visitors a hands-on introduction to the latest operating system designed specifically for home users, the tour features an interactive home-like display where visitors can get acquainted with the product by creating and sharing photos, experimenting with music in new ways, producing a video, accessing the Internet and playing games. In this interactive display, visitors can test-drive the latest home PC advances in music, pictures, movies, home networking and the online experience.

For more information and a few areas of concern about Windows Me, see our more indepth review on Windows Millennium.


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  Highlights  

New, Improved Handheld PC2000 For the Data Gatherer on the Go

Looking for a handheld PC with long battery life, secure wireless Internet access, browsing capabilities plus lots of options, but still able to fit in your hand?

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Digital Cameras Available in 4 Megapixels

Instant digital photographs, without the expense of film or developing; lots of fun, lots of choices!

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Microsoft Announces Microsoft TV Technologies in Windows

Microsoft - at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) 2000 - announced that it plans to make available a set of software components that enable any PC-type device to deliver Enhanced TV.

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Windows 98 Resource Kit Sampler

The Windows 98 CD-ROM contains some nice goodies most people are unaware of. We'll discuss some of them.

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Start- and Favorites Menu Not Listed in Alphabetical Order

If you rearrange the shortcuts on your Start- and Favorites Menu, the shortcuts and folders may not be in alphabetical order, and any new shortcuts or folders you add, may just be added at the bottom of the menu.

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  Microsoft Security

Patch Available for "Malformed RPC Packet" Vulnerability

Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability in Microsoft® Windows 2000. The vulnerability could allow a malicious user to cause a Denial of Service on a Windows 2000 computer.

Affected Software Versions

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 - All Versions

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Patch Available for "Windows 2000 Telnet Client NTLM Authentication" Vulnerability

Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability in the telnet client that ships with Microsoft® Windows 2000. The vulnerability could, under certain circumstances, allow a malicious user to obtain cryptographically protected logon credentials from another user.

Affected Software Versions

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 - All Versions

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  Web site updates

These pages were added/updated in the past week. Information on previously updated/added pages is available on the What's New? page for 1 month.


InfiniSource.com

Added: New, Improved Handheld PC2000 For the Data Gatherer on the Go
Updated: IRC Networks and Servers, Listing O - Z
Added: Digital Cameras Available in 4 Megapixels
Updated: Specialized Search Engines


Windows-Help.NET

Added: Microsoft Announces Immediate Availability Of Windows Millennium Edition
Added: Microsoft Announces Microsoft TV Technologies in Windows


Windows 2000

Added: Patch for "Windows 2000 Telnet Client NTLM Authentication" Vulnerability
Added: Patch Available for "Malformed RPC Packet" Vulnerability


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