There is still no Internet wide standard for the IM protocol, It is AOL
that is blocking it. So you have ICQ, AOL, MSN, Yahoo, all incompatible.
But now there is Trillian you can
merge all your accounts in to 1 buddy list and add IRC Chat channels too! It is
still in Beta but works quite well. With the winXP skin enabled it looks really
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Windows 2000 Admin TIP
In windows 3.1 and windows 95 peer to peer
networks you could easily add a description to your computername in the
Microsoft Network properties, so when you browse your network and have detailed
view enabled you could easily see what the role of the owner of the computer
In NT4 still was still possible but the only
way I could do it was by adding the registry: services, lanman....
Now in Windows 2000 you can add descriptions
with the GUI but it is somewhat hidden.
Right click "My Computer" and choose
"manage", Now the MMC will appear.
Right click "Computer Management" and choose
"properties". The first TAB looks familiar but now choose TAB "Network
Identification". Here you can add your description.
You can do this for every machine on your
network form the same MMC, if you have sufficient rights.
In MMC right click "Computer Management" and
choose "connect to other computer" repeat the same steps and you will have
better view on your browse list. Note that while browsing you need to set view
In WIndows XP this option is also added to
the computer name TAB in the properties of My Computer, where it should have
been al along.
Now when you mount network drives (k:
\\computername\sharename\ , in XP it will appear in Explorer in
K sharename on "computerdiscription
in win2k it is
K sharename on "computername"
RC1 is out a week now and people who
subscribed to the WinXP preview program could download the ISO file from
Microsoft by logging in with their credentials they received after their
A member of my XP discussion forum
discovered that you could easily download the same file without logging in! The
trick was to change some advanced options in download tools like GetRight. Set
the download protocol to "download manager" and Voila you could download RC1
from the high-speed Connexion servers that MS uses for software distribution.
This trick was supposed to stay in my forum, but soon it travelled to
newsgroups, websites and other forums. It was even mentioned in various news
sites and after a couple of days MS found a trick to stop my forums
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Windows XP Update
RC1 users, there is an update for the System
Restore at Windows Update.
2 days ago the first post RC1 build leaked
to IRC it is build 2509, rumours are it is RC1 + the Windows Update patch but I
think they added more then 1 bug fix in 4 builds.
Here is some cool info on Windows Product
Activation, where people have been worrying about. The worry is that MS said WPA
is linked to your hardware, so when you buy a new piece of hardware you need to
reactivate your WinXP. Obviously this is done for Anti-Piracy
It seems not to be such a problem as first
Exchange Cluster problem Update
Like I said in previous newsflashes
Microsoft has updated it specifications for active/active Exchange Clusters. The
SP1 Whitepapers were posted a few days ago. Read my updated article and get the
new whitepaper here.
OK that's it
cu next week
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