March 27, 2004

4GB microdrive for Canon EOS Digital Rebel and others -- $200

TechLive reports here that you can buy a Creative Muvo MP3 player for about $200 and inside is a Hitachi hard drive that sells for $500

Here's a partial list of cameras that'll accept the drive:

Canon EOS 300D (Digital Rebel)
Canon EOS Kiss Digital
Canon G5
Kodak DCS Pro 14n
Minolta DiMAGE A1
Nikon D100
Nikon D1H
Olympus Camedia C-5060

The article has a pointer to a more comprehensive list.

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Prevent other WinXP machines from becoming Master Browser

(This is really pretty deeply technical and I'm not going into a long explanation about it. If you understand what I'm talking about, fine. If not, don't worry about it.)


Also, the WebClient service (used with WebDAV to browse and share files via IE) can slow browsing of Network Neighborhood. Turn it off by stopping the WebClient service and see if it impacts on your operation.

Posted by tony at 08:14 AM | Comments (0)

March 26, 2004

"Bagel" worm can infect you without an attachment

PC Magazine reports in this article that the Bagel worm exploits the vulnerability talked about in Microsoft's MS03-040 update without requiring the user to do anything other than view the email, even in a preview pane.. If you haven't applied the update, do it now or switch to an email client like Thunderbird or Mulberry or PINE.

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March 23, 2004

WinXP SP2, RC1 available

Microsoft has made Release Candidate 1 of the Windows XP Service Pack 2 available for general download from their Windows XP Service Pack 2 Technical Preview Program page. Don't go charging in and install it just yet, though. Read some of the documents available from that page first and see if you're willing to offer up your machine to the software gods.

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