April 16, 2004

Patches, patches, patches!

If you're at all tuned in to tech news you know that Microsoft released 3 critical and a 4th important patch to XP last Tuesday. Here's a quick description of the areas of each of the fixes from eWeek. Embedded in the story are links to the bulletins from Microsoft as well as a more detailed description and analysis of the issues.

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PlanMaker 2004: Excel-compatible spreadsheet

PlanMaker from SoftMaker is in beta now. It's a spreadsheet that's compatible with Microsoft's Excel and is available on Windows, Pocket PC, Handheld PC and Linux. Free for now.

Posted by tony at 09:29 AM | Comments (0)

April 11, 2004

Increase Max Connections in IE

Internet Explorer has a default of 4 maximum simultaneous connections. That's just way too low.

Microsoft's KnowledgeBase article on this (183110) tells you how to change this. Modify the following two keys in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings: MaxConnectionsPerServer and MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server.

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