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BitBeamer - the internet file transfer app.

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WindowsFor all of us that have used LeechFTP for years and years and years (is that you Carl Sagan? Is this me?) without support, no updates, poor docs and the occasional German wörter here and there, the release of BitBeamer comes in handy.

The really really cool thing about the discontinued LeechFTP, is that it does multithreaded filetransfer. It simply means that the FTP client pulls the files from the server more than one at a time. This really squeezed the last bitspersecond out of the bandwith. BitBeamer does this as well, and it also does queueing of files, meaning you can mark 200 files for download and go have dinner, take a smoke or quarrel with your neighbour. When you return, the files are all there. Take a peek at BitBeamer's features, and discover that the good old FTP client is older than you thought. BitBeamer also integrates with your browser, extending whatever FTP://-functionality that was in there from before.

It's not free, but you can leech a trial version that will chug-a-lug for 30 days. It's Windows only.
 
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Opera 6.0 for Windows Beta 1 released

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WindowsIn connection with COMDEX, Opera Software ASA has released Opera 6.0 beta 1 for Windows. Among the new things are the ability for users to choose between Multiple Document Interface (like it's now) or Single Document Interface (ála Netscape). Also, Opera now displays non-Latin characters, meaning Asian users can use Opera with their native character sets. There's an extensive list of new features in the press release.

You can download Opera for free right away. The free version has advertising, and a version without the ads will set you back USD39. Upgrade from Opera 5.x is free.
 
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Windows XP Home? No network for you!

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Just in case you haven't found out yet, Windows XP Home edition doesn't support anything useful when it comes to networking, either in you SOHO or company. This is an excerpt from "Windows 2000 Magazine update", a weekly e-mail newsletter for subscribers. It's written by Paul Thurrott:
 
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IE5.5 and 6.0: Your cookies can be read by anyone

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WindowsMicrosoft has published a new security bulletin - MS01-055 - which in short tells that the cookies stored on your computer can be read by anyone who sends you a special URL, either through e-mail or on a web site. As usual, only Outlook Express and Outlook users with either IE 5.5 or IE6.0 are affected. With this, Microsoft has published over 50 security bulletins for the Internet Explorer/Outlook Express/Outlook family of software since february of 1998. Will it ever stop?

Why is this bad? This is bad because if you ever used your credit card to buy something online, chances are that your credit card number, your billing address and other personal data might still be stored in the cookie that the online store placed on your machine.

Microsoft claims the publication of the vulnerability has been handled irresponsibly, by going public a few days after notifying them. Oh dear oh dear.

It's time for you to switch to Opera and Poco. For a measly $65, you will spend a lot less time on Windows Update, plus you'll sleep a lot better knowing that most - if not all - vulnerabilities of this kind will go someone else's way.
 
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Using Windows NT/2000 authentication on Apache

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WindowsBy Tor Willy Austerslått

As you might know, the Apache web-server is no stranger to Win32 platforms. The current offering is version 1.3.20, packed in a nice MSI-file for the Windows Installer service. So, at least installing the thing is a no-brainer. Configuring it to get something done might not necessarily be.
 
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XP is here, and so are the patches

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WindowsThe day after XP was launched with much ado, there's already 20 Mb worth of updates waiting for you over at the Windows Update web site. This is ofcourse if you opted for manual download of patches when installing XP. If not, MS may already have pushed these updates in your direction and installed them on your computer.

Some of these patches are bugfixes, some plugs security holes and some bring new functionality.

Read it all on cnet.com.
 
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Five reasons to avoid Windows XP

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WindowsWindows XP hits all of us today. Brian Livingston of the "Windows Secrets" books fame, explains why he will neither write a "Windows XP Secrets" book, nor change to XP on his office network.
 
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Will Tinky Winky use XP?

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WindowsYou might have seen it already, but don't you think the standard backdrop in Windows XP look just a tiny weeny little bit like the place the Teletubbies live in? Kelly McNeill at osopinion.com investigates further :-)
 
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Steve Gibson gets support from the FBI on Windows XP

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WindowsMichael Anderson joins the ranks of Steve Gibson complaining that Microsoft is making Windows XP too powerful and secure for our own good.
 
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NT 4.0 MCSEs gets to keep certification

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WindowsAccording to rumours all over the place, wingeeks certified as MCSE on NT 4.0 will keep their certifications forever. Instead of dumping this MCSE certification on new years day 2002, it will be renamed "MCSE on Windows NT 4.0" and be valid for the holders lifetime. Other MCSE certifications will be renamed accordingly; "MCSE on Windows 2000" and so on.

Seems Bill and Steve finally crumpled from the pressure and separated the customers technology skills from its own upgrade and marketing plans.

Keep an eye on Microsoft Training & Services for the official news. If it ever happens.
 
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