Windows ME (millenium edition) was released on September 14 and you may be wondering whether it's worthwhile spending money to upgrade from Windows 98. Refer to this week's list of sites for reviews. The technically-minded might like to note that it's not possible to boot Windows ME into a DOS prompt at startup. As well, Win ME doesn't allow use of any real-mode drivers and will change the autoexec file if it finds any there on bootup.
Junk or spam mail is an almost daily problem. One tip is to not reply to that kind-looking offer to be removed from the sender's list. All that does is to confirm to the spam sender that your email address is alive and you've received the spam.
Another tip that may work in some situations is to create a folder in your email application for each person at home who receives mail. Then create filters so that each person's mail goes to their own folder. Then what's left in the inbox can more easily be deleted if it's spam. Another option is to use the SpamEater program, available for download from www.hms.com.
Looking for a different screensaver? Try something out of space, available from SoftwareBlast at www.softwareblast.com.
And if you want another site for free or shareware downloads, try Jumbo at www.jumbo.com where there are more than 300,000 to choose from. The site has a program of the day, a featured game and a weekly screensaver to help you choose from such a large collection.
If you're looking for relief from the Olympics and just want to put some humour into all the pressure that's built up, visit www.silly2000.com for Olympics silliness - it's plain good fun.
What about watching movies on your Palm personal assistant? A company appropriately named pocketCinema is developing short movies for your PDA. Meanwhile there is the 10-button remote being produced for all appliances in the household, there's the "no-look" remote and another company is working hard to bring digital TV to our PCs.
There's been much talk about government services being available on the Web. The US Government has just announced the opening of FirstGov from which all services are accessible. FirstGov brings together 2000 different government web sites consisting of about 27 million web pages. The US Government has also started to assign an email address to each US citizen - this process will occur over the next couple of years.