Windows-Help.NET Newsletter 28 Oct. 2000, Vol 3 No. 43
 Microsoft Unveils New MSN

by Arie Slob

Dear Windows-Help.NET Subscriber,

Microsoft this week unveiled a brand-new MSN®, giving consumers a new home on the Web. The updated MSN includes the new MSN Explorer, which provides an easy way for consumers to get on the Internet and makes using the Web more simple and personal. Also announced were updates to virtually all the MSN services and new industry relationships that will continue to bring the best of the Web to MSN users.

"Building on top of our already great services, today marks the crescendo of everything that we've been working toward with MSN," said Rick Belluzzo, group vice president of the personal services and devices group at Microsoft®. Now that we have an integrated service, a strong access offering and an incredible lineup of strategic relationships, our best days are ahead of us."

Also launched was the new MSN Explorer. By combining the best of MSN content and services, including the MSN Hotmail® Web-based e-mail service, the MSN MoneyCentral™ online personal finance service, MSN Shopping and MSN Search with the best of Microsoft's Internet software like Internet Explorer, MSN Messenger and Windows Media™ Player, the new MSN Explorer provides a single integrated experience that helps consumers get more from the Web.

For more information visit the MSN Explorer Web site.

Windows 2000 File System: NTFS

One of the first choices you have to make when you install (or upgrade to) Windows 2000 is the file system. FAT(32) or NTFS.

This is really an easy choice. There's only one reason not to choose NTFS; if you need to have an operating system which can't read NTFS (Win9x, MS-DOS etc.) to be able to access the partition. This limitation only applies to the local machine. If you want to access an NTFS drive across a network, any OS can access the NTFS partition.

For more information, and some tips on how to optimize NTFS performance, read the article on the Windows-Help.NET Web site.


Working with Scanned Images

Useful tips and guidelines for scanning images.


Scanners, What To Look For

The New Breed of Scanner - Easy on the pocket, easy to install, even easier to use.


Microsoft to Deliver on Smart Card Vision

Microsoft this week announced substantial rollouts of multiapplication smart cards based on the Microsoft® Windows® for Smart Cards operating system.


Unlocking The AMD Socket A Thunderbird and Duron Processors

Athlon.oC posted an article on how to unlock your AMD processor with just a pencil.

Use at your own risk!


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  Microsoft Security

Patch Available for New Variant of "VM File Reading" Vulnerability

Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability in the Microsoft® virtual machine (Microsoft VM) that originally was discussed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-011.

Affected Software Versions

Versions of the Microsoft VM are identified by build numbers, which can be determined using the JVIEW tool, as discussed in the FAQ. The following builds of the Microsoft VM are affected:

  • All builds in the 2000 series
  • All builds in the 3000 series

More information

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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.

Added: Working with Scanned Images
Added: Scanners, What To Look For


Added: Patch Available for New Variant of "VM File Reading" Vulnerability
Added: Microsoft Launches New MSN Explorer
Added: Microsoft to Deliver on Smart Card Vision

Windows 2000

Added: Windows 2000 File System: NTFS

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