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Netscape 8.01

I always hated Netscape when they ruled the internet ten years or so ago. As a writer of books and articles I always found Netscape as a company to be arrogant, unhelpful, nasty and happily cruel.
I cheered when, Vader-like, Microsoft decided to rise and smash Netscape with Internet Explorer and I laughed out loud when Netscape went down in flames. 

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There's a Pain in My Windows

by Guy Lerner

Is the PC industry slowing down?

Yes, I’m serious. Crazy as it may seem, either it’s my warped imagination, or the speed of innovation we’ve become accustomed to in the Wintel world is faltering. I’ll need to quantify this question, of course, because innovation as I’ve defined it is not one immovable monolith. Many parts of the puzzle are indeed coming together at lightening pace, but others don’t seem to have budged for years.

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The United States vs. Microsoft

by Go Inside Premier Members

May 21, 1998

[Publisher’s Note: On May 18, 1998 the following questions from GO INSIDE Magazine Premier Members were sent to Microsoft and Waggener Edstrom (Microsoft’s outside PR arm) for answering. We informed Microsoft and Waggener Edstrom that we would publish these questions with or without answers because we need to show you that we are doing our best to get answers to the questions you fairly ask. As of today, Microsoft and Waggener Edstrom have yet to respond to your questions or even acknowledge receipt of our email. If and when we get answers, we’ll post them for you here.]

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Setting Up Your UTP Hardware (Part 2)

by Juan van Heerden

I didn’t get any flames or mail-bombs for Part 1 of this Go Inside Networks for the Masses series, so I think it’s safe to go on with Part 2. I am going to explain how to set up a UTP network “out of the box.” Everything is going to be pre-made. Just a basic UTP network.

Your options
You have two options. You can either buy everything out of the box, hubs, NICs and wire (already crimped), or you can buy the hub, NIC and wire to crimp yourself. As I said, this method is not for the faint-hearted or any beginners, although this method is the only way that you will get the wire through your roof, since you will pull it through your roof, and then crimp it to the right lengths.

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Bill Gates Gets Pied in the Puss

Today in Brussels, Microsoft’s middle-aged wonder, Bill Gates, was ambushed while entering a building and was blind-sided with a cream pie. The pie was viciously thrown with force and malice and its intent was obviously not to inspire laughs, but to wound. When you watch the video of it happening in real time, you can see Bill didn’t know what hit him — I’m certain he wondered if he had been smashed in the head with something more deadly than a cream pie. You can see he’s frozen scared after the pie slams into his face, full on. You can’t help but feel for the guy. Two others then tossed pies at Bill to finish off the humiliation.

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