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BC EOITION
JANUARY 2000

6 From the Editor


8 Letters
146 The Last Byte
Tech shock: Y2Kis upon us
and Ihave no idea what'sgoing to happen

84 It's a snap!
TCP lab peers down the lenses
of the lotest digital cameras

86 Digital camera survey


90 Understanding digital camera storage options

99 Selling the electronic storefront


10 What's New

99 lAN Line:Sharing, ri
ghts and permissions

54 Corel simplifies Linux experience

99 On the Go: Wireless email no longer a fantasy

65 Sperial delivery: Canada Post online


106 OS 9advances the Mac platform
19 Personal compufing's recent history

106 Linux Inside: Canadian open source projects

20 From Y1K to Y2K


1,000 years of computing

107 Canadian Linux Users' Exchange

(giveor take a few millennia)


24 A short history of computers
26 Information technology timeline

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47 Corel WordPerfect family Pack

115 Onlinebanking: How we got here


115 Weavingyour own Web site:Part 51
In-depth look at Coscoding Style Sheets: Part 9
115 Roots retailer digs into the Web

60 Ubi Soft's kinder, gentler games


135 Disneykeeps Nacs in mind with new
Toy Story 2 activity.game titles

48 Comdex's hidden gems

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57 XNL, scalable software keys to personal Web


61 Linux continues march into mainstream
112 The'best'of Comdex a subjective thing

122 Office Suite Training: Napping your data


122 Linux for Newbies Part 6: Basic security in Linux
122 IT Careers:
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128 Top 10 computer books of 1999
132 The brain drain
Focus onintemol culture
keeps talented employees
134 Guides to ASP

4 JANtuuW IO THE COMPIRERPAPER EC EDRCN www. ~

66 TV on PC: Converged graphics cards


66 Quicken: Best consumer software ever?

137 Narketpiace

66 Get funky with the 'disco' mouse

137 User Groups

73 Web TV for Windows

143 Adverti
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80 Optura DV takes still and video images

145 Calendar

82 RCA Lyra joins digitai audio race

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pointing out the obvious, been receiving fmm readers.We also
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explaining to do. First,
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course everyone involved in TCP video are coming together, and both
worked extra hard to bring this issue manufacturers and consumers will
to life.
be exploring where these new connections can take us.

pages visually with more

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and they deserve to be sayingthatthe industry Lschanging,
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the January 2000 issue.
Ncaa Pascal, one of thevery talented year's trade show.
Ever sinceVolume I, No. I ma ed graphic artists working in our
Microsoft is one of the few big PC
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Computer Paper has retained the TC Plogo. Ernie Stelzer, a member of exhibits at the show, and its sprawlsame basic logo. There have been
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manufacturers
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computer. The ipaq uses Windows
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able in the middle of the first quarter


of 2000.

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beige bcn, and design new forms
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types of small colourful enclosures


PCu in the 2tat century
designed for the FlexATX motherIn terms of mainstreun computing, board. Onc representative told me
the most interesting display I saw that they were gearing up their
was in Intel's briegng suites, away manufacturing, and could begin
from the tradeshow Boor in a local shipping t h e ca ses t o PC
hoteL In one room, Intel displayed a
dozen or so examples from its
Concepts for 21st Century PCs project. Intel commissioned industrial

more interesting designs were the


Ottoman PC (as in footrest). the
Mafp'c Bean (an organic. bean-like
shape for kids) and the scrubbable
ni6cant portion of the Vesta kitchen PC. Barry on these no ISA/PCI slots or legacy pons.
Sands Co nvention designs did I sce a 3.5-inch floppy Compaq Canadasaysit will be avail-

tively deliver. Many of you consider TCPan essential read. We


wantto make canadacomputes.corn an essentialbookmek.

Stay tuned.
restructured
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the editorial
Editorial director,
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Ottoman PC as a real product. we
will be seeing legacy I'ree PCs in the
next few months. I saw several case

port to connect to external derices.

seemed like dozens of companies


pushing MP3 audio players send

These creations and others can be

Interesting times ahead,

seen on Intel'sWeb site at nttpd/dsvri-

David Tanaka,

e ear message that digital convergence is under way big t ime.

aper.intel.corn/technology/easeofuse/conceptpc.htm.

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new cameras and new hardware for cameras. It would be nice to see Canadian
reviews and what these cameras cost in
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Nancy

TCP replies: As it happens,TCP lab Test's


reviewsof more thon 20 digital rameros appear
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Password tracker doesn't collect info


A Web-based password management application lets users surf more easily without collecting personal data, according to its developer.
The Passcenter service (htip://www,passceater.ceml keeps track of multiple pass-

words and offers single sign-on privileges for free. No information is garnered for
use in tailoring advertising or for other Web marketing applications, the compa-

ny said.
"Passcenter will never accept advertising nor enter into financial agreements with other Web
sites," said Paul Barrett, chief executive of ID Arts, the company that developed Passcenter,corn.
"There's enough 'noise' on the Internet already. Users are looking for simpler, quieter Internet
tools."
Based on a service devdoped for the British government, Passcenter doesn't use traditional
authentication methods, according
to ID Arts. Instead of entering passwords, users have to memorize five

Buyers of the Volvo's new SSOE model have a new option to


consider alongside the typical add-ons like CD player. sunroof
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Although Ottawa-based Toggle Software Inc. sent a copy of its ToggleMouse utility to TCP about eight months ago, it
wasn't until late November that this editor installed it on her older modd notebook PC to help solve a port-deficiency

problem
The notebook in question uses a touchpad to contml the cursor. But the touchpadlocated on the palm-rest area in
front of thekeyboard can send the cursor skittring around the screen if thumbs and palms are not beld high. Thesimplesolution was to hook up a PS/2 mouse and afufi-size PS/2 keyboard for using the notebook at home. The simple
obstade to this solution, though,was thesingle PS/2 port on the notebook
Enter ToggleMouse. I picked upthediskette that had been collecting dust on my desk for months, installed the software, and within minutes was able to configure my PC so the number pad on the full-size PS/2 keyboard controlled the
cursor. It may sound like adunky alternative, but depending on how finely you configure the movements (you can choose
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configure a mouse so it is easier for children to use.


Toggle says ToggleMouse offers mouse users features of
some of the new high-end scrolling and wheel mice without having to buy new hardware. The latest version,
ToggleMouse 4.5.2, has introduced more advanced features and some fixes for application- or OS-specific problems.
ToggleMouse is compatible with Windows95/98/NT. It
ispriced at USSI9,95, and can be purchased through the
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Nexxia, and UUNET Canada. Bell Nexxia, a
BCE company, has coast-to-coast telecom
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in Internet services to business customers.
AOL Canada, while a major ISP on the
national scene, has a considerably smaller subscriber base than Sympatico, Canada's largest
Internet service provider. (AOL Canada has
about 180,000 subscribers, which includes
CompuServe Canada clients, while Sympatico
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deal with the Royal Bank, which involved a
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The unlimited-use plan consists oF unlimited connect time and other new content and
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In 1969,Intel,a smallmakerofmemory chips,wasapproached by ajapanese company to build a
chipse
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Intel engineers proposed putting all the chips' functions on a single integrated circuit.
Sy Jeff Evans

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(IDFs), urrently held twice a year in Palm
Springs, Calif., have become doser to true
"Industry" Devdoper Forums, and Intel and
thousands of other PC product developers get
much better every year at agreeing to technologystandards in advance of the rdease ofnew
products. The result is that the PC is beoming
a much more stable professional appliance,
and less of a hobbyist's tinker toy.

ntel engineer Marcian E. Huf designed


the Intd 4004 pmcessor that same year,
which combined many circuits and functions on one piece of silicon. One they had
dcgvered the product to the Japanese customer, Intel execuuvcs sat back and realized
that they hadjust given away something that
might be extrcmdy valuable. As the Japanese
company was in some economic diiEujties,
Intel negotiated to buy back ag the rights to
the 4004 chip and the integrated circuit concept,for the sum of 860,000.

The future of the PC


In theage ofthe Internet,any device thatcan
hook onto a network is a Network Computer.
This indudes PCs with dial-up modems, cable
modems, DSL modems, or Ethernet, Token
Ring, or wirdcss networks It also indudtu any

Compugng gets pemonal


Ratherthan regard the integrated circuit as a
deviation from its core businms of building
memory, Intel management had the foresight
to see that the integrattxl circuit, the central
pmcessing unit for a potentiagy ingnitc range
of computing devices, should become the
focusofthe company's ef
forts.In shortorder,
Intel developed the 8008, then the 8080 chips,
just in time to seg the 8080 to a little company
agog MITS, which wanted to make do-it-

yourself computer kits for hobbyists.


Two rather geekykids named Bill Gatesand
Paul Allen wrote software for the MITS Altair
8800 microcomputer, which had been

launchaI in 1974.Alsoforesceiag the possibilities of personal computing, Gates and Allen

started a companycalled Microsoft to

other information tool thathasInternet mnnec-

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tivity. Alternatives to the PC inlode handheld


devices, such as the Palm line fmm 3Com, digital cell phones with text and graphics displays,
and Windows CE devices of ag shapesand sizes.
According to presentations at the most
recent IDF in late August 1999, the PC industry has set broad goals for the evolution of the
PC overthe next few years.They induder

Instant on: Going from power on to ready


intel engineerSarclan g. Uog
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to use in less than 30 seconds in 2000, to in


less than 10 seconds by 200 L
UBS fa Forty times faster than the original
universalserialbus,USB 2.0 approaches the
FireWirc (IREE 1394) data transmission
speed. This means VSB 2.0 may Und great
favourwith devdopers,for uses from smag
business and home networking, to video
transfers.

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software to the fledgling micmcomputer market.


Around the same time, two other kids in
California were selling "blue box' devicesto
allow users to steal telephone services. These one, and this attracted IBM's interest. Initially
two pranksters, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, dedaring that there might be a market for
got out of that line of work before being arrest- about 100,000 or so IBM PCs, IBM released its
ed, and instead decided to build a personal Erst personal computer. Based on a licensed
computer circuit board, which they called the version of Micmsoft's MS DOS operatingsysApple I. In April 1976, the circuit boards went tem, and an Intel 8088 processor, the IBM PC
on sale in electronic Byte Shops, with the slo- lent a blue chip stamp of approval to the PC
gan, "Byte into an Apple." The rest, of course, is market.
history. Demand for the circuit boards was so
Also, by providing a quasi-standard for the
strong that Jobs and Wozniak rdessed a fully personal computer industry (" IBM compatiassembled personal computer system, the ble") without owning either the operating sysApple B. By 1978. they were even able to move tem (Microsoft DOS) or the CPU (Intel 8080,
Apple's headquarters from the garage to a real 8088, 8286, etc.), IBM unwittingly made the
offtce.
IBM-compatible PC a viable mainstream
Once a surprisingly vigorous marltet for productcat
egory,whichit hadnohopcofconpersonal computers showed itself, many com- trolling. Hundreds of IBM-compatible PC
panies jumped into the PC manufacturing makers jumped into the market, and fairly
game. Toronto-based Commodore Business quickly, a few major vendors including

tenceon a monopoly overmanufacturing Mac


compatible computers meant that ag the other
PC makers in the world had to make something else, and for most of them, IBM compatible was the only game in town.
One of thc worst things about the PC was
that there reaUy were no Brm standards for
basic items like graphics, sound, peripheral
devices, networking or telecommunications.
Addingany new hardware orsoftware to a system was an "advcntur." Corporations that
were pressured to gct PCs for their gexibility
watched the total cost of ownership of these
Uaky things go through the roof due to down
time, training. maintenance and integration
dUEujties.
The two companies that were benegting
most fmm the PC remained the two that had
Machinesbriegy marketed a KIM kit comput- Compaq, Hewlett-Pahard. Packard Bell, Dell providedthe key hardware and software comer before releasing the Personal Ekctronic and Gateway achieved the status of brand ponents fmce the beginning: Microsoft and
Transacmr (PET) PC, foffowal by the VIC 20
InteL Over time, they used their influence, in
and thc Commodore 64. Texas Instruments
subtle and not so subtle ways, to try to bring
developed the TI 99 and Tandy Radio Shack The gokien age of the PC
somorder to thc chaos of the PC. With plug
theTRS 80 PC, and a variety of othercomput- Between the launch of the IBM PC in 1991. and play. Microsoft took a big step forward in
ers from Kaypro, Atari, Timex/Sindair, Coleco, and the rise of the World Wide Web by about improving the user experience of adding new
and others appeared at least bridly on the 1996,was a period of happy chaos in the PC hardware to a PC. Intel, for its part, waged an
scene.
market. In spite of the simple tarn that the endless diplomatic campaign across the indusBy the end of the 1970s, it was obvious that Apple Macintosh, Erst released in 1984, was try. attempting to assemble alliances and set
the personal computing market was a viable manifestly superior to the PC, Apple's insis- standards for improving thc PC.
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shrinking, to thc point that the basic motherboard can fit in a slot in a monitor chassis,
or beembedded in a car or a home appliance. This leads to the next area of probable
lllnovaboll.

New form faotorm Intel showed PCs at


IDF that werc built into furniture (the
ottoman PC), customized for certain demographic groups (the Barbie PC), and
installed in appliancs (thc kitchen PC).
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Both Microsoft chief cmutive, Gates, and
Intd executives cbim the personal computers
of the future will be portable and personalized.
The emphasis will be on computing that travels with the user, either in the form of portable
devices, or a portable "personality," which
allows the individual to automatically customize whatever connected omputing device
he or she comes in contact with.
At the Comdex Fajj/99 conference held
recently in las Vegas,several computing trends
were in evidence. For one, asGates stated in his
keynoteaddress,our user experiences of the

Internet will becomemorc personal, with the


face the Internet presents to us conforming to
each user's wishes. For another, the age of dig-

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A thousand years (give or take a few millennia) of computing
Although by the year 1000 some parts of the Caliphate had
become independent Islamic states, ag parts of the Islamic
world still shared strong cultural, religious, trading and technological links. The Muslim Arabs had not conquered primitive
peoples and brought civilization to them. On the contrary,
although much of Western Europe was still attentpting to
recover from the barbarian invasions that brought about the
Dark Ages,the nations the Arabs conquered induded many of
the most ancient civilized cultures of the Middle East, North
Africa, and Persia
Thc victories of Muslim Arab imperialism in the sixth and
seventh centuries A.D. had given the Arabs ownership of the
rich traditions of astronomy, mathematics and computing of

sharp stone, and over the period of an entire month, scratched


the changing shape of the moon's phases onto a pitxe of bone.
Thousands of years later, that bone with its carefully
engravedrecord ofthe phasesofthe moon was unearthed,and
eventually recognized for what it was the earliest known
expression of human astronomical observation. This ancient
trace of mankind's obsession with time, counting, and symbolic representation of redity speaks of one of the fundamental characteristics of the human species.
We are the apes that count. The built-in human ability to
make symbols that stand for time. things, bdiefs and numbers,
has allowed us to construct the intricate, interrdatel global

culture we live in today. For human beings, knowledge ispower,

the
Gra eco-Roman,
Babylonian, Egyptian and

and the knowledge systems that civilizations have developed


through history have been central to their success or failure.
Modern computing didn't spring out of nowhere. It is just thc
mostrecent expression o(this basic aspectofbeing human.
This article will look at how computing came into
being, mainly over the last millennium, from the year
I 000, to the year 2000 (although to understand this
period, we wig also delve into prior civilizations).

By JeB Bvsne
ear the end of the last Ice Age,sommne in what is now

France stood under the dmr winter sky night aker

night, looking at the moon. He or she took a piece of

Persian cultures. Under brilliant rulers, such as Haroon


Al Rashid, Arab universities
were estab)ished and trade,

science and

e conomic

growth flourished. By the


year 1000. the technologies
and arts of the conquered

It'esg Greek (snd Babylonian) to me


In the year 1000 AD (YIK), the most tmhnologically advanced peoples had been synthe-

civilization on earth was thc Muslim Arab Abbasid Caliphate, sized into a distinct, unique
with its capital city at Baghdad, in what is now Iraq. At its peak, Arab civiTization.
Continued on page35
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which? Try them au, if they eventuaUy only


cost a few dollars each. But, confronted with
the dizzying rate of change in computing, a
question that begs to be answered is: where is
it an going?

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ital gadgets is upon us: as the form factor of
the PC shrinks and mutates into many forms,
tiny connected gadgets will be developed to

meet p
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Hence,in thekeynote by Sony'schiefexecutive. the presentation seemed to consist of one


amazing widget after another being pulled out
of a pocket aad dcmonstratcd. Which widget is

In an artide in the September ?999 special


issue of Saearifir American, Ray Kunweil, one
af thcpioneers of human/machine interface

technology ?he led the development of the lirst


commercial computer speech-recognition
program), makes some startling predictions
about where computing will go in our lifetime.
Kurzweil's logic is simple: computer technology has surprised its own creators over the
past 50 years by increasing in power exponentiany. Against expectations, it has not hit any
absolute barriers. and with the almost unlimited research resources now being devoted to

hightechnology, there is no reason to assume


any imminent slowdown in the development
of either digital or biological technologies.
Looking past the wearable, always-connected, instant-on personalized PC gadgets of the
next five years,Kurzweil makes some disturbing predictions.
First: "Sometime early in the next century,
the intelligence of machines will exceed that of
humans.
Second:"Once computers achieve a levelof

intenigcnce comparable to that of humans,


they wiU necessarily soar past it... Ultimately,
non-biological entities will master not only the
sum total of their own knowledge, but ao of

ours lbmanity'si aswelL"


Third: As this happens, there wiU no longer
be a dear distincdon between human and
machine.

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less time than it took the evolutionary process
that created us. Human inteuigencea product of evolution has transcended it. So, too,
the intdligence that we are now creating in
computers will saon exceed the inteuigencc of
Its creators.
Kurzweil is mainstreaming a concept that

has generally beenproperty of a fringe among


technology commentators,the concept of
"post humanism." Put simply, the combination

of computer tchnology and biotechnology,

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extrapolated only a few gencntions into the


future, results in a vision of a new form of life.
As articulated over the last quarter century by
Hans Moravec. a truly scary person. the posthumanist world view earns to laka weird
kind of pleasure fmm the possibility that
humans will replace themselves with a kind of
disembodied, perfect-world brain.
According to both Kunweil and Moravcc,
the nanotcchnologies that are being created for

lettingyouwriteat Bx,ruwriteat

4x orreadat 24x,Andwiththat
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anddurability thathasmadeYdmaha
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storageoverthepast 15years.

the next miUenniwn Y3Kcombine control


of matter and energy at the fundamental
atomic partide levl with the computational
power to create incredibly complete simula-

tions of reality.
At some point, when all af the gene
sequences in a human being's genetic structure
have beenidentioed and ~
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simulations of that "person' s"Ufc as a sort of
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can be identified by some computational systcnx then prmumably, that computer could
recreatea perfect replica of a human consciousness inside itsdL
Or could it?
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publish Kurzweil's speculations, because
whether he is right or not, computers havegiven
humanity capabilities to manipulate information, energy, and maner in ways aw species
neverhasbefore.Computers may turn out to be
morc limited than the post humanists believe,
but nobody knows what those limits may be. In
our rush to the brave new world of the future,
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A short history of computers


putational problem of complex numbers.
Named the Complex Number Calculator, it

edged as the birthplace of the abacus (though


earlier examples of this counting device are
ook around you. Computers seem credited to the Babylonians), one of many
omnipresent,occupying so many areas examples of an analogue computer. Over the
of our lives. The most obvious is proba- millennia, computers changed little until the
bly the personal computer you have at home last few hundred yearsan era that ushered in
or at work, but computers can be found almost some of the most of the important advances in
everywhere: from the chip that controls func- our modern age.

By Nathan Begat

was usedremotely over telephone lines.


With the beginning of World War II,
computers became an important strategic
weapon. In 1941, Konrad Zuse, a German
engineer. had devdoped a computer caged
the Z3 to design airplanes and missiles (the
first of his Z machines was devdoped in
1936). The Allies spend much of the early
part of the war trying to develop a comput-

200 years allo: thank Jacquard


In 1801, Joseph Marie Jacquard invented
the Jacquard loom, a machine that used
punch cards to rreate patterns with fabric.
In 1833, Charles Babbage, designed the
Difference Engine (which he never ompleted) and the Analytical Engine. Both
were analogue machines, but the Analytical
Engineused memory. aswelL
A major advance in computing took
place in 1880, when Herman Hogerith, an
American inventor, adapted the Jacquard
loom and Babbage's designs. creating a
machine that would punch ards using a
mechanicalprocess. Data was aauaBy
stored on the cards. A single punch on the
card indicated a
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pun hes punch cards were a central part of omputdenoted a letter. ing in the 1960s and 1970s. For those of us old
With this mahod, enough to remember. the utility companies
up to 80 variations usal to mail punch cards that served as bills to
could be generataL consulners.
H oBerith won a
The 1930s ushered in the Atanasoff-Berry
contract to com- Computer, now known as the ABC, which was
p ute t h e U. S . devdopcd at lowe State University from 1936
Census. Using pre- to 1942. It contained the eletronic arithmetic
vious methods, the unit and regcnaativc, cydic memory contask was estimated cepts that would later appear in moremodern
to take 10 years. but computea. In 1937 George Stibitz was workwith Hogerith's mabine, it took only six ing at the Bell Tdephone Laboratories where
weeks.
he constructed a nlay-driven arithmetic unit.
From there, he built several varieties of relay
machines that were eventually usal in World
100 years soot the seeds of IBM
ln the wake of his succsswith thc U S. Census, War ll. In 1939, Stibim designed an electroHogerith founded the Tabulating Machine magactic relay calculator that solved the com-

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tions in your car to the chips ia mundane
devices like yow toaster. Computers have
beerne a part of our busy lives to the
degreethatthey are easily taken forgrantaL
Where did they come from? Some have
suggcstcd that this technology wasstolen from
aliens, but the truth is actually much doser to
home.
To properly appreciate the origins of the
computer, one has to go back some 5,000 ytnrs
to ancient China. which is gencragy acknowl-

er to decrypt German messages. In 1943. the


British Bnagy created such a device, which wss
dubbed tbe Colossus. The Allies built several
more machines to assist in their D-Day planning. The systans were available in time for

the Normandy landings, making a signigcant


contribution to the defeat of Nazi Germany.
Outside of the war, the Colossus contributed
little to the computer industry for nvo reasons:
it was only deignal to derypt secret masages,and its adstence remained secret for
many dccadcs after the war.
In 1944, Howard H. Aiken, a Harvard engineer worhng with IBM, developed a completdy electmnic calculator. The purpose of
thc machine was to compute ballistic charts
for the navy and mathematical tables, much
like Babbage's Ditference Engine. The machine
was huge half the length of a footbag field
with roughly 800 km (500 miles) of wiring.
The Harvard-IBM Automatic Sequence
Controlled Calculator Mark I or ASCC, used
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Slide ruleinvented byEdmundGunter.
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BlaisePascal's Pascaline, orArithmatique, mechanicalcalculating machine.
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1834

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JosephMari
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1930
1932
1933
1936

1936

J. LogicBairdtransmits television image.


Electromechanicalanaloguecomputer Intepraphby Dr.
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Vladimir Zworykin inventscathoderaytube, precursor to TV
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HomerDudley invenlsVoder electronic talking machine.
Alan Turing writesOn
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KonradZusedevelops
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instruments.
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1905

The term "vapourware" is invented to describe the common

1906

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1988

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Robert
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Transistor invented at Sell Labs (enabling replacement of

vacuumtubes).
ENIACcompulen begun in 1943 for artillery baliisgc research,

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infantsmorethan 6,000computers. Morris is trackeddown,


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1092

ThomasEdison invents workableelectric lighL

1903
1994

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1949
1951

IBM 604 electronic calculator.

Fimt chessplayinp computer, byClaudeShannon of MIT.


Univac I computerdevelopedfor general businesscomput.
Iiig.

1952

Automagctelephoneswitch makestelephonenetworks feasiFlemingValvevacuumtube invented.

TheWorld WideWeb. inventedby Bemers-Leeand others, is


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ThomasEdison's electric typewriter.


Alexander GrahamBall invents the telephone.

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processU.S.censusdata Hiscompanyeventuallybecomes

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referred to asBooleanalgebra, andbasis for binary information languapes.

1809

Intel 0740"computer on a chip."


SteveJobsandSlaveWozniak form Apple Computer
Company,releaseApple 1 computer.
Apple It, first PCwith colour graphics, $1,290.
TRS-00microcomputer,SKS ofRAM.$000.
Commodore, acompany foundedin Toronto. releases
PersonalElectranicTmnsactor (PET)computer.
CompuServeonline service launched.

second,$2,665.
U.S.government anti-trust suit against IBM withdrawn after
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Paul Nipkow'smechanical scanninpdisk, a fomrunner ol


video.
Invengonof photoelectric cags, whichgenerateelectricity

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IBM.

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cabinet).

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Rrst pmclical industrial rebots. called"unimates."
DECPDP-B, minicomputer for mainsbeambusiness martwt.
Contract to developARPANET, the precursor of gre Internet,

1081

transmitting text over

1872
1076
1079
1800

Time-sharingnetworkadcomputing.
First communicationssategites launchedinto geo-synchronous orbit: eventually becomea global communicationsnet-

1979
1979

1940

bers with zeros and ones,

Irmislsiols.
integrated circuits from Falrchild.

machinecommunicagonsandcontrol systems, invents tenn

mer, writes account of the

addinpmachine.
GeorgeBootsinvents system of representinpnum-

Union.
JeanHoerni invenls "planarprocess" fer constructing silicon

awarded to BSN.

1977
1977
1977

a singlebinary numbersequence.

JA

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1972

1976
1974

The word "bit" is used as anabbreviation for "binary digit,"

1054

1962
1965
1960

"cybernetics" to describehiswork.

1947

Digital EquipmentCorporagon(DEC)founded.

Altair and KIM.

does researchinto
breakingGerman
encrypgonsystem,
developscomputing
devicesfor codebreak- ~t
ing. Playsma(or perl in
1940

John McCarthy coins the tenn "aigficial intelligence."

work.
1962

1939-1945Bletchley Park faality

1946

Mechanical keyboard

196'I
1961
1962

1074
1975

John Atanasofl's electronic digital computer.

1850

1958

1974
1974

1942
1943
1945

Morse Codedeveloped,

1056
1957
1957

U.S. government files anti-trust suit against IBM.

CharlesXavier Thomasimients practical, mass-preduced


mechanicalcalculator.
JohannSeebeckdiscovemIhermoslectridty principle whereby healcanbe used to generate electrical current.
CharlesBabbage'sDifferenceEnplne. a workable mechanical
computer (nevercompleted).
AdaByron. Countessof
Lovelace.perhapsthefirst
womancomputer programDifferenceEngine.

1837

1920

Gotltried von Leibnitz invents Liebnilz Wheel to do multipli-

machine.
1820

1925
1026
1026

Europe.
Wood. block priintinp in Europe.
M40-1456 JohannGutenberp develops moveable metal lype press
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1614
JohnNapier invents systemof algorithmsandNapier's
1620
1623
1632

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1,00
0-500 BeadandwireabacusinEgypt,China.

1202

anti-trust charpes,execuhvesfound guilty.


EdwardHughHebem's coding machina,for encryptlnp messages.
Alex
anderKoch'sencrypgonmachine,adaptedbyGermans
for Ihe Enigmacoding system.

1921

to homeusers for $19.05.

NationalCashRegister (NCR) controls 95 percent of world

cashrepister markeLis prosecutedbyU.S. government on

1954
1956

U.S. governmentanti-trust suit against IBM(over 90percent


marketsharein iabulaling machines).
Fori
mnpragremminplanguagedeveloped.
GENIAC,an"electrical brain construcgonIdt computer said

1994

communicationsmedium.
MercAndreesonand others developMosaic, agraphical
user interlacebrowser for the World WideWeb.
PizzaHutbepins selling pbzas onthe internet via its Web
page.
Nelscape,foundedin April 1994, mleasesNelscape
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lopa pointing device and he looked up his
old notes. The group experimented with light
pens, joysticks, etc., but the most e(6cient one
was thc one dubbed the mouse, so named
because of its taiL

The 'yea personal oompugng arrives


The development of the Intel 4004 chip in

1971 6ned all computer components onto one


small chip. This chip could be programmed for
a variety of purposes, such as fun injection
system
s,televisions, and more.
As computers became smaller and more
affordable, more people could use them.
Rather than being available only for business,
computer manugtcturers began to take aim at
the home computer market during the middle
1970s. Some of thc more popular applications

at that time were word processing and spreadsheetprograms. One could choose from a
variet
y ofcomputers made by such vendors as
Commodore and Apple. In the early 1980s
arcadegames like Pac Man and Space Invaders,
sparked interest in the new computers.
During the 1980s, computers became more
popular, especially as dunes of the IBM models were introduced. In 1981, there were
approximately two million computers in use.
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By 1982. that number had more than doubled


to over 5.5 million. By 1984, the Apple
Macintosh line was introduced, offering a
user-friendly interlace. and a simple poinung
device (the mouse) to access the icons on the
screen. Eight years later, over 05 million PCs
were in use.
As computers have grown ever smaller. they
have become more powerful.Advances in
technology have created the LAN (local area
network) as a way to link computers together
in an of6e sewing. WANs (wide area networks) extended connectedness further. hy
joining LANs, often in different cities or continents. Networking has made it possible to
share files and programs over a wide area,
making data transfer extremely efficient.
Perhapsthe greatestexpression of networked
computing is the Internet and the World Wide
Web,which have spanned the globe and made
the world a much smaller place.
2000 and beyond
So where is all this technology taking us?
Predictions abound, but here are a few to think
about:
lt will become possible to speak in one language and have it automatically and instantly translated into another, not unlike the
universal translator in Sror Trek. (At
Comdex Fall/99 in November, Lernout St
Hauspie demonstrated sohware that translates an email message wrinen in French
into English in a matter of seconds.)
Major medical procedures will be performed by tiny robots (micromachinesl,
inserted through smaU incisions in the body,
and progranuned to handle virtually any
medical emergency.
The Internet will become completely wireless, eliminating the need for phone lines
and cables.
The microcomputers as we know them will
become a dung of the past. Instead. programs will be available from a large centrally located database (for a small fee, of
course). Users will have dumb terminals at
home or the ofgce, and will simply log on
when they want to use a program. This is
already taking place to a certain degree on
the Internet, where users can log into

schoolsonline.

Some of these predicuons may appear fic


tional, but as computing history has shown.
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Sitting astride the trade routes between
China and India to the east, and the Greek
Byzantine Empire and a slowly recovering
Europe to the west, the Arabs and their subject
peoples were world leaders in scientific
thought and research for more than 500 years.
For example, the mathematical term "alSorithm," a clearly defined procedure for obtaining the solution to a problem, is derived from
the name of al-Khowarizimi, a ninth century
Persian mathematician.
The scholars, astronomers and engineers of
the Abassid Caliphate had access to ag the
numbering and computing technoloBies that
Eurasian and African humanity had developed
over the previous 5,000 years. These technologieswere extensive and impressive, even by
modern standards.

By 3000 BC, the ancient Egyptians and Maya of Central America, to the ancient
Babylonians had developed geometry to help Chinese and Hindus, to the Pre-Celtic inhabibuild huge structures such as the pyramids tants of Britain, developed great skill at astronand ziggurats.Map making and surveying omy, dcvcloping mathematical systems that
technology was created to determine land allowed them to predict astronomical events,
ownership, boundaries, and to aid in naviga- and building structures such as Stonehenge (a
tion and international trade.
religious and astronomical monument in
England, that was started around 3000 BC).
The religion of computing
A stmnomy hadpracticaleconomic uses,such
Ancient peoples all over the world, from the as calculating the dates in the year when it

would most probably be best to plant crops, as


well as religious signilicance, in creation myths
and in attempting to predict or control the
future.
ln most ancient civilizations, religion and
magic were not rigidly separated from politics,
technology or business. All parts of a culture's
belief system were integrated. with religion
generally being t h e m ost i mportant.
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years. the technological evolution of
computing in the iaat 50 years haa happened in the blink of an eye-perhaps
too quickly for ua to even understand,
much iaaa conboi.
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The development of a user-friendly Linux may be what's needed to move
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gramming community still regard the OS as


something only used by hardcore computer
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"Linux was develaped by a community of
developers, and it is great for develupers who
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Loki ports popular PC-based gamesincluding Civilization, Soul Glider, Rail Road
Tycaon II and Ultimate Solitaire over to
Linux.
"But most people want to use iheir computer and don't have the time or the interest to
deal with that kind of thing," Draeker says. "I
want dialogue boxes, menus and the kinds of
tools created by Apple and Microsoft to make
the camputer more accessible to the rest of us."
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its ambitious goal of making its Linux OS for

inux's greatest successto date has been its


popularity as a server operating system.
Framingham. Mass.-based International
Data Corp. (IDC) reports that l3 percent of
commercial organizations are using Linux. By
2003, IDC predicts Linux commercial shipments wiU have a compound annual growth
rate of nearly 2S percent, compared with a rate
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server environments.
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not translated into gening the operating system onto desktnp PCs. In this market, Linux
has a lot of catching up to do.
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the hlac OS, but more than twice oF OS/2 or
Unix,"says Dan Kusnetzky,director ofoperating environment research for IDC. "So Linux
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made to simplify it, many outside the pro- betweenCareland two open source developer

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communities. The alliance was formed to
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Linux, and to simplify thc instagatian process, through a Wine layer without the Windows
which many potential users discovered was too OS oa thesystem. By advancing the work of
onerous a task as they tried to load Linux onto the Wine open source project, Coral hopes to
a system. Carel's goal was ta develop a version make Linux more compeUing to consumers
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kicked 05 the Comdex/Fag 'yy trade show
herc in mid-November.
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about the Internet or the PC today."


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lesson on the PC industry, pointing out thc
tension between "big iron" centralized computing and the personal computer model ol'
processing power distributed across multiple
desktops.He then applied the big box versus
PC debate to his personal Web vision. The
growth of PC penetration in the home (more
than 50 percent of U.S.homes now have a PC,
according to his statistics) has spawned an
industry of innovators. Add the Internet phenomenon on top of that, and "you get something that even surprises the people whose job
it is to make projections about what is going to
happen. So, the PC has gone to new heights,
and I believe, wiU continue to do so."
In the future, said Gates, Web surfers won' t
have to deal with lntmet content through pre-

organized screens. Extensible markup language


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aUowing information to be customized at a

toag of the user'


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ability on an ever increasing magnitude. In the
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ware redistributed and balanced the load
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server failed. u

"semantic" level. For business."it deals with the


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us of their plans for Linux distribution and of


the Linux plans, we thought it would be a good

Mike Dickson, Corel's project development


manager, says Wine is a reimplementaion of
the WIN32 library set that allowed Coral
developers to either create a binary port to run
preompiled Windows applications in Linux
through the transpon layer of Wine, or to use
a secondary port to compile direcUy against
Wine's WIN32 implementation to create a
native Linux code.
"The main benefit of Wine is that you are
able to take an existing application and move it
to another operating system with a minimum
of recompile and a minimum oi' trouble,"
Dickson says."This lets you have the same look
and feel
, the same feature set,and the same
binary compatibility and file formats."
This preservation of the look and feel of
commercially available office and productivity
suites (such as Corel's applications) when
moved over to Linux will be an imponant fator in making Linux a viable desktop OSpeople want to use what is familiar.

thing."
Another company that is working dosely
with Corelis epax.corn Inc., a Menlo Park,
Calif.-based developer of popular faxing and
massaging solutions for the desktop.
"The idea is that if you bring out a new
desktop, you want to make sure key applications and services are available to the user to
make it competitive," says Michael Crandeg,
vice-presi
dent ofeFaxxom. "[Coreljgave us a
call and identified eFax as a strategic opportunity to support faxing and other unified messaging services that we are working toward in
the desktop environment."
Crandeg adds that the inclusion of fax and
massagingservices should make Linus more
appealing to everyday consumers who want
prepackaged and preloaded solutions, much in
the same way Windows og'ers a variety of preinstagal productivity solutions with its desktop OS.

"People don't want to come into something


and wonder what is GIMP [GNV Image
Manipulation Program. a Linux imaging

applicationj," says Eenoy Tamang, vice-presi-

dent of m arketing For Caldera Systems.


"People don't know what it is and what they
want is familiarity.
"They want to make sure that what they are
doing is not lost and there is not too much
time spent on the learning curve. Corel entering in the marketplace is weU needed because
it validates what we have been trying to do and
it is the right strategy, which is needed to
enable more people to access Linux on a
friendlier level."
Many argue that if Linux is to truly become
a conunerciagy viable desktop alternative to
Windows or Macintosh, PC vendors have to
begin offering machines with the OS installed.
So far, most PC hardware vendors have been
contentto offer Linux on their server products. Companies like Caldera and Red Hat
Software lnc., a Durham, N.C.-based Linux
Others embrace user friendliness
distrb
iutor and developer, have agreements
While Carel has been making a lot of noise with several manufanurers to put Linux on
about its Linux OS, it is certainly not the only some oftheirservers.
Caldera's Tamang says his company is in discompany trying to make Linux more userfriendly. Caldera Systems Inc., of Orm, Utah, cussionswith several V.S.and overseas parthas been shipping its OpenLinus 2.3 to busi- ners to offer Linux with dual. boot capabilities
nesses since September. It offers remote mass on commercial desktops, letting consumers
installation features, Y2K compatibility and an flip between Linux and Windows.
And Ottawa-based PC manufacturer Euroimproved Lizard (Linux's wizard) GVI for easier installation. The company also offers a vari- com is looking to offer dual-boot notebooks
ety of office productivity solutions that aim to featuring Corel's Linux OS in the near future.
Dale Windle, manager of technical operapreserve the functionality and familiarity that
businessconsumers expectfrom commercially tions for Eurocom, would not go into specifics
about the company's Linux plans, but would
available products.

Mnux appgcetions
At the same time, Corel also moved to add
functionality to the Linux OS by partnering
with several third-party developers to make
available Linux-based productivity solutions
and games.
Draeker says he signed on to make Loki's
Linux-based games available to Corel since he
saw it as a natural fit between the two companies.
"Loki and Coral are really two companies
that are focused on Linux as a consumer desktop product," Draeker adds. "When they told

N O TA BLEn

say Eurocom is looking to olfer Linux on notebooks in its 5100 and 5300 lines.
"We have gotten to the point where we have
taken a couple of machines and given them
triple-boot capabilities offering Windows ett,
Windows NT and Linux," Windle adds.
He says Eurocom wiU also offer Corel's
Linux-based office suite, but the company is
still in negotiations with Corel about details of
that relationship.
While dual-boot consumer machines are
one way to take Linux into the mainstream,
others suggest Linux will have a greater and
more immediate impact on d igital-ready
d evices that will connect people to t h e
Internet. Here, Linux's small footprint, speed
and gexibility would be an asset.
EvenCorelmay be looking beyond the comm ercialdesktop space. IDC's Kusnetzky sees
Corel as looking at Linux less as a means of
opening up new commercial possibilities, but
as a way to further consolidate its place in government and vertical markets where its office
and productivity suites have done well against
Microsoft products.
Kusnetzky believes Corel could be looking at
businesses that are looking to lower the cost of
their IT expenditures by offering them an
operating system and office suite that can run
on low-cost,low-maintenance hardware.
"And putting together a Linux package that
installs very nicely and supports their office
suite, they can approach a complete solutions
bid, which is of lower cost," he adds."They are
looking to stay in the personal productivity
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By Tom Venetis

held Cygnus Solutions that will allow Red Hat


to oi'fer Linux users a complete set of developLAS VEGAS Two key announcements at
er tools and support programs. The deal is valComdex Fall/99 have helped strenyhen the ued at US$674 million.
Linux operating system's position as a chalCygnus specializes in software development
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technology conference and exhibition was Cygnus Solutions is going to bring to our ability
m ade byRobert Young, the chiefexecutive of to build a complete open source suite, not only
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location, and you eliminate the need to dig The dcctronic program guide (EPG) by
behindyour system to plug in your camcorder. Gemstar was disappointing. Gemstar still hasto do some digitizing on your VCR, or to n't adjusted its channd lineup to refiect the
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With the exception of an FM tuner, gus card
has it alL There are no minimum CPU requirements listed on the AR-lu-Wander 128 baz.
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Of the three cards, this one was initially the
Rakicst. After the second dean install, however.
it did let me work and record or watch TV at
the same time, and would remrd a show in my
absence.
Tbe AR-ln-Wonder 128 has no tmuble scaling TV windows fmm 640x480 to 1,600x1300.
The nifty "TV desktop" mode uses the live TV
image ssyour PC's wallpaper. In the end I preferred to watch TV in a window while I
workesL
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VCR2 format is proprietary, but the codcc is
available at the ATI Web site, so even those
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VCR2 Rha. The VCR2 format bas a kw more
visible artikcts than MPEG-2, but only at fullscreen playback resolutions higher thea
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tapes, but the quality would likely be lmt an


transfer to VHS. While ranrding, the All-InWonder usesabout 40 percmt ofthe pmcssor
cydes,and playback ties up 100 percent even
if the processor is a 400 MHz Cderon. The
bundled Video CD player does a bauer job of
playing back MPEG Qes than the Windows
Media Player.
ATI's experience with previous versions of
the AR-In-Wonder shows, especially in the
bundled software. For each component TV
tuner, VCR features, DVD playback the ATI
sofnvarc had the most bdls and whist)es. It' s
the only one with instant replay, agowing you
to watch two imagesane live, the other
delayed by two to 10 seconds (or more,
depeading on system memory). Tbereh also a
channel scan window that displays still images
Rom eshavailable channd, updating them in
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video (not a DVD), but only the All-InWonder automatically numbers and saves the
images I love this card's TV Magazine a
transcript of a program created from the
dosed caption text and captured vidm flames.
The ability to review the day's happenings on
your kvourite pmgram by reading a transcript
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the transcript. The Hot words kature will
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ATI indudes a simple video wlitar to trim
dips aad do cuts only" assembly. For more
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bundle. Worldng with V ideoWave II is a pleasure. I' ve waxed ecstatic over this software
before, and my enthusiasm hasn't wanwL It' s
visually attractive, full of well thought-out features and my Erst choice for personal use.
(Nota MGI receatly introduced VideoWave
111).
The card's TV-out feature works wdL When
you sdcct this mode from the contml panel,
the monitor changes to 800x600 resolution at
60 Hz.The same image is seen on both the
monitar and the TV. This works well for
games, and for watching DVD playlwck on TV
in addition to, or instead of, the computer
monitor. If the dednop resolution is larger
when you select TV-out, the screea becomes a
window ante the larger vtlmel display that follows when you move thc mouse. A nice feature.

between its consumer graphics cards and its


pmfessional vidm cards. Although the other
two cardsare dearly consumer products,the
Marvd reaches a higher leveL
Instagatioa and setup was similar to the
other canis, w'nh twu exceptions. The large
connectorfor the breakout box on the cable,
combined with a slight recess on the back of
my system, made for a very tight gt. The
Marvd is the only canl with mternal audio
connectors. The others have internal cables to
tbe audio card.
The documentation indicates that the
Marvel will be happy with a 166 M Hz
Pentium-based system, but commends a 233
MHz Pentium CPU. The Rne print indicates
that a 350 MHz Pcntium R is required for
optimal DVD playback. That praved to be tru
in tmting. On a 300 MHz Cderon system, only
the All-In-Wander oikred stutter-free DVD
playback capable of freeze frame. When I
swapped in a 400 MHz Cdemn, the Marvd's

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from 1Vtuner. OaagteadXwxtISytzy feature.
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unlike the ATI and 3dfx cards, the tuner is not
on the AGP card, it's in the breakout box. The
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channel in mtation.
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that isalso available on other G400 cards. The
DualHeadfeatures deserve a review of their
own. While other Matrox Dua(Head cards
support a second monitor, the Marvel supportsonly a TV for the second display.
Matroxis very defensive about its choiceof
the Motion JPEG (MJPEG) recording format.
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har dware
encoder/decoder that is built onto the Marvel
G400. Unless you first convert the file to
MPEG-2 with the supplied transcoder sohware, you won't be able to play it back on
another system. It's worth noting that the
three-passtranscoding process (video, audio.
multiplexing) taks more than threetimes as
long as the play length ofthe clip.

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by the superior picture quality and flawless
playback the MJPEG format delivers. In every
way, the quality of the playback is equal to the
originaLEven at the 50 percent quality setting,
thereare no visible artifacts, motion is smooth,
and colouredges clear.The other cards skip
playback frames so often, it's distracting, and
the audio and video synchronization often
slips. Although I can't ssy the Matrox never

skips a frame, it's rare. And the audio-video


sync is alwaysperfect. Either recording or playback uses lessthan 10 percent of the processor
cydas.
This card is good enough to use asa replacement for your VCR and you won't have to
apologize for the playback quality when
friends come over.You'll w ant a large hard
drive. as the MJPEG Eles are about 50 percent
bigger than ATI's VCR2 format. This means a

30 minute recordingis approximately 1.5 GB.

Because of my experience with Avid's profmsional non-linar video-editing systems, I


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Avid Cinema, was bundled with this card.


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blank page. It you' ve upgraded your system to Windows 98 SE, the "i" doesn' t
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incident. The minimum requirements are a
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a CD-ROM drive, and speakers, but a Pentium quick wealth part is a lie according to what the
is recommended. A modem is required for program told me. I really liked the compreonline banking and 'tqeb site access.
hemive summary that is produced at the end
QuickTax2000,the tax component of the of the process.
suite, installs everything the program needs
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Sadly, I have discovered


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the online updating of your account information. If you are at all serious about tracking
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The ability to update my chequing account,
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motion recording time up to 1.5 hours.
gcause Mini DV is a relatively new format,
the tapes are expensive compared to 8 mm
cassettes. Depending on quality, Mini DV
tapes are at least $20 each.
The camera has a switch on the fiant that
you can move from a lock position into cithcr
Photo or Movie mode. The Optura was one of
the Brst camcorders to offer this dual-mode
capabiTity. (If others follow Canon's lead, it
won't be long before wwill only have to own
one camera.)
In Photo mode, you can take digital still
pictures in 720x480 pixel resolution, which
you can view on your television, computer ar
an thc camera itself. If you have a colour
printer hooked to your PC (with a certified

analogue or digital videocard), you canprint


out your still images.Taking still photoswith

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the Optura, is simple: lighdy pressing the


start/stop button primes the built-in auto
focus and auto exposure, after which you
firmly press the same button to capture your
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4.5x3.5 cm LCD viw panel can be tilted up or
down for viewing during recording or play-

back
The resolution of stills taken in Photo mode
is suitable for the Web, but when scaled to a
4x6 inch print, doesn't come dose the quality
of shots fmm a 35 mm or APS film camera. or
even a mid-range digital camera.
Video
Shooting digital video in Movie mode, however, redly shows olf the strengths of this camcorder. With the Optura, Canon is the first to
utilize progressive scanning CCD technology
in consumer video. This is made possible with
a new digital integrated circuit (IC) that
processes every pixel in its CCD array at a rate
of 60 fields per second. What makes this even
more amazing is that all of this signal procssing is being done concurrently with other
essential funczions such as automatic focusing
and exposure.
Digital cameras that don't use progressive
scanningcan capture and record 60 fields per
second, but their ICs can only keep up with the
CCD data by recording even line pixb on a
first scan, and odd linc pixb on a second scan.
This elfectively drops the recording rate to 30

frames per second and degrades the quality by


introducing flicker. Progressive scanning also
eliminates colour blurring, smaring and visual "noise" associatml with other camcorder systeins.

An optical image stabilization feature further contributes to the crispness and clarity of
image capture by eliminating inadvertent
shaking common to handheld shoots. The
Optura also uses an RGB filter the type used
in high-end professional cernorders for a
higher signal-to-noise ratio and consequently
truer colour rendering.
The Optura comm with two zoom modes:
14x optical. and 35x digital. I experimented
with the 35x digital zoom for a few days, but
was disappointed with the results. When
enabled, digital noise is immediately recognizable when you zoom past the 14x optical
zoom. I found the feature to be almost useless.

How
ever, the optical zoom, from wideangleto

14x, is impressive and should be enough for


most videographers.
Like conventional professional cameras, the
Optura gives you the &eedom to override its
standard easy recording mode that automaticall
y adjustsyour focus,aperture and exposure
senings. A rotating dial on thside of the cameralets you choose from severalpresets thai
will compensate for extreme lighting conditions, such as shooting subjects against
extremely light or dark backgrounds. The
camera also has two settings that let you manually control the priority of your aperture and
cxposursettings.
Autofocus is supplmented by a fmture
Canon calls Flexizone AF (autofocus). In this
mode,thc camcorder placesa small rectangle
in the viewfinder that you can position over
the portion of your scene that must remain
in focus. This is indispensable for scenes
with a lot of depth of field when you want to
keep either the foreground or background

quality 12-bitl32 kHz (four-channel) mode


that can be selected through the viewfinder
menu.
In the compact design of this camcorder,
Canon has managed to pack just about every
kind of port possible for transferring video
into other media. In addition to the standard
composite jacks, the Optura provides 5-Vido
output and a FireWire port. I hooked the
Optura to one of the two FirWuports on a

their use. With careful attention you can probably make a single battery last the duration of
a one-hour shoot. However, I would recommend carrying at least one fully charged backup battery.

Bottom line
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ponablc At 147 g (5.2 oz) with batteries, and
taking up just 11.4x0.4x2.1 cm (I.SX23x0.825
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CD player when you go out. you' ll screen is larger and displays more information
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Cornpactplash card, the
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can}, place it into the Lyra, press Play, and
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cameras in this roundup, and may be a bit
unwieldy for some. However, it has a number
of features that users will Bnd imprssive. Th
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optics are exccgent. Although it uses a proprietary rechargeable battery, a standard battery
from acamera shop can be used in an emergency. While it doesn't have a built-in flash, it
11'aNew,
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agowing users to add their own Bash. It also
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giving users a lot of control over their images
afterthey've been transferred to a PC.
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svnvelrng LCD
msplay ts more versable, allowing
Tel: 905-882-0700, httpd/www.Caamcanada.corn
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CRWformat for better quality.
that mak it worth extra considration. The gx
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Has two slots tor CompactFlash cards, and can
make and can be combined with 4x digital zoom for
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mcrodrivei.
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In addition to keyboards and handhelds. Casio m acro modethatcan focus on objectsasclose
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ftdd. A slightly older unit, the QV-7000SX has the QV-7000's LCD panel apply to this rnodek
a lower 1.3 mPtpixI resolution, but has a it tends to drain batteries and can be hard to

batteries and a charger, which will really appal


to the pocketbook Th fact that Play and
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setting means that the lens extends and
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small inconvenience.
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Solar Asset panel saves
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direction, it ups the resolution of the camera
to 2.1 megapixels for high-quality prints, and
the lens is protected by an intgrated hardsheU
cover. Best of ag, is the use of the Type II
CompactFlash slot, which allows the camera to
use IBM's 340 MB micmdrive. Coupled with
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combination.
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Gr8ill resotuhon.
Movie mode.

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Infrared picture transfer option.
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rr/crodrive.

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Esumatedsheet price: $t,000
Teh 800-463-7766, hltpy/www.peon.corn
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1.3 megapixel PhotoPC 750Z is a high-quality
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is a key feature, as is the internal flash memory. The Solar Assist panel is a vry nice battery
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it packs in a whopping 2.1 mcgapixds and
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long bsSery life from includedcell.
allowing for a few extra features, most obvious Ressonsmy
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those who would rather use their own Sask Eslimsted street prke: $999
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Fym package,which comes with the
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users to plug their CompsctRash card into
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an external hard drive. The 48 megabyte
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models that are earning Pujig(m cameras a lot
of attention, the MX-2900 is both bigger and
more fully Smtured Bmn the other Pajiglm
units in this mundup. Abo, with a resolution

of 29 megapixds, the MX-2900 indudes aSx

version has a metallic gold Snish


(rather than the wlver Swish of the standard
model), aad comes with an 8 MB manory
card, and a Sandisk lmageMate awd reader
with USB connectivity for downloading
images Smter. Although the resolution is too
lmsic for demanding users, those with a casual

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The DC240 has 1.3 megapizels resolution,

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Snpdssbmrelail prke: $429

rechargeable batterf~
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DC240 also comes in two vmsions. The 240i
has its own softcover caaying case, bnt what
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At just 1 m egapixel, Hewlett-packard's DC240 is its bluetdcar plastic mse, reminisphotoSmart C200 isn't erectly leading the cent of Apple's iMac computer. timately, it
pack in tenne of resolution, but it manages to may be more gimmkk than anything, but for
squeeze a lot out of the resolution it hax 'ibe those who want to try something different, this

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and comes with its own rechargable batteriesand charger.To regect this camera's
higher pixd count, Kodak hss induded a 20
MB CompactHssh card (still tbe highest
capacity card currently shipping as a standard item with any camera). Where this camera falls down a bit is with its zoom; it features
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USB inlsrface for lazier picture transfer.
20 MS ComnaclFlasn card inciudsd.

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ComjsactRBSh, SmaftMed)a and IBM'8 mjcrodrive


n irn poriant considerabon when purchasing a digital camera is the aze
nd kind of mmovable storage it
uses. It's all well and good to be able to
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Record and play voice messages

quickl
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user to download images to a PC after taking just a handful of shots.
With the new generalx of higher-msolution digital cameras. this issue becomes
even more pressing. Photographers who
plan to take a lot of shots at the highesl
resolution will want to make sum they 9el
8II rila memwy rirsy need ahead oi tiros.
(there's nothing mors frustrating than running oui of space on your memory card
just as onwlhing intwssring is about to
happen in front of your lens!j
These days.most cameras make use of
one of two Irinds of storage:
CornpactRash,and SmariMedia. (Srmy
cameras appear to be the big exception,
making use either of floppy disketles or

Informative LCD display

Sony's own M
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Weight only 99 gm with batteries

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camera manufactumm prefer to use one or
the other through their entire product line.
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AlthoughCompsctRash ha8 the edge in


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the world. SmartMedia is thinner memory
cards are less than I mm thick. This allows
manufacturers Io deagn camera bodies
that as excepuonally thin. Data on

SmarNedia can read via external readers

High data transfer rate


Superior error recovery from scratched

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and PC Card adapters. Because this media


8 vo ihvi, iloppy disk ad8plsfs. which carl
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have also been developed as n way to
transfer SmartMedia data.
The Srst disadvantage wrih this technology, how8vef, ia that the cars ANy b8 loss
durablethan CompactRash because Ihe
memory area is exposed on one side of the
cad and may be subject to abrasion during inserrion and removal. More pressing
for many critics of the SmariMedia ionnat
is the cunent 32 MB cap lor the cards;
although cards up to 128 MB are apparently working in the pmtotype phase and
manufactwers are hopeful that they' ll ship
scen, they' re still ret available.
Compact ls big!
Sandisk'
8 CompactRash technology,on
the other hand, has sprinted ahead in
terms of capacity, with 96 MB memory
cards already shipping. and 200-plus MB
cards available in a double-width format
(although this format hasn't made ris way

to many conswner cameras yet). Even with


today's highest resolution digital cameras,
96 MB is a lot of storage space. allowing
more than150 JPEG captures at the highest-quality setrings. Most users would
pebably run out of battery power first!
The biggest problem with CompactFlash
is ils lagw physical size. Anhough it's ret
going to be a major issue for most digital
camerausem, cars thataccept
CompactRashmedia are necessarily
slightly thicker. (It would be much harder to
implement an ultra-compact design like
Fulrklm s MX-2700, ior example, 4 it used
CompactRash cards.) To be fair, most
cameras using CompactF lash media anm't
noticeably thicker than their SmarNafiawielding counterparts.
Cost-wise, the two technologies apnea
tobe runnmg neck and neck.At32 MB
(the highest capacity shared by both formats). both hsd a steel price of about
$225 to $250 per card at the time at writing. It will be interesting to see how the
pricing skews when both formats are available in 128 MB versions.
Although the CompacFlash techrxriogy
was created by Sandisk,othercompnn'es
market the made undw their own names.

one, Cesar Media (htlpri/www,lsxsrmsdia.corn),


offers "accelerated CompactFlash cards.
whichhave a fasterwri
te speed snd USB
corn pabbility.
We had a chance to kek atthe 48 MB
Digital Film package, which comes with the

JumpShot USB connector cable. asowing


users to rriug their CompaclRash cad into
their PC and mad/write as if the cad was

an external hard drive.The48 MB card


and JumpSIet bundle are available at a
street price of roughly $299. The card's
higher capacity makes it a great akNon to
any digital camera travel kri.

Suggested rslzil wcc: $1,549


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The DC290 Zoom is a big camera in a number of ways: it has a lot of features (including
audio). 2.1 mcgapixcl resolution, a 20 MB
CompactF)ash card, and a big form fawor
that allows Ihc user to gct a good grip on th
right side of the camera. It comes with the 3x
optical zoom. features both USB and infrared
transfer ability, and the shutter can bc kept

open for up to I 6 seconds. For those who like


their Slee uncompressed, images can be saved
in TIFF format. It's a higher-priced camera
that's far better suital to professional users
than casual users but even the latter will
Bnd it easy to use.
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A new enuy into the world of dignal camera storage is ISM's new microdrive. The
use of a small "m in the spelling is intentional, as IBM hopes this form of storage
will catch on, and the name wril become a
generi tenn. Siighlly thicker than
CompactRash ends but using the Type II
CompactFlash form factor, the microdrive
is a mechanical hwd drivs, and is currently
available in 170 MB snd 340 MB capacities.
Cameras with a Type II CompactRash
slot can use both standard CompactRash
cards and the microdrive interchangeably.
Thosewho choose to use the micnxlri
ve
vn'll be able to store hundI8ds of photos St
a camera's highest resolution. Like
SmarNediaand slsndard CompaclRash,
the microdme can be used in other
, from handhekl PCs to MP3 play, and more. Current slnmt-level pricing
ior a 340 MB microdrive is around $899.
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Dimage EX 1600

Zoom
Estimated slrscl nnos: $930
Tsk 905-890.6600. htlpy/www.minie.ca

Despite a (cw minor kinks, the Dimagc EX


)500 Zoom is a versatile little unit with s
number of interesting features. As with the
previous model, the Dimagc V. the EX I500
line fcaturcs a removable lens, which can bc
attached to an optional extension cabk. Thc
I.S-mega pixel resolution delivers high. quality

images.and theorientation detection an bca


big time-saver for those who take a lnt of photos in Portrait morc. The one minor annoyance in the camera's interj'acc is the need to hit
"save" to instan
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want to wait for the autosavc delay.

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EsliiiiatBBStreet pnc8:
$900
Tel; 905-625. 9910
htlp://wow.xikon.ca.
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geld of conventional
photography, and ite
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Do you have
the power?
Tips on digital camera batteries
ver since the Grat digital camera
rolled off the drawing board, they' ve
had a mputation for using up batteries at an alarming rate. This is largely due
to the fact timt the flash and the LCD
semen onthe back ofmost cameras consume power like it's going out of style.
fgnce most cameras use standard AA batteries, it's generally just a matter of popping out the old batleries and insergng a
new set. This is a convenient but often
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The proof is
in the printing
Comparison of prints from digital
and Slm cameras yields surprises
e went into this digital camera
Lab Test with the idea that
when presented with digital
camera output alongside conventional
Olm-based Photography,people would
choose conventional prints as their
favourite.
To test this, we printed samples from
each of the 25 digital camanm in this
month's Lnb Test on cokwr ink!et printem
and asked 20 staff members from other
departments at The Computer Paper to
iudg8 tllairnto pals or fail th8 oulpllt
fram each camera. and to select and rank
their top five favourite Photos
The digital camera photos three to
eight images bom each camera, 111
images in total were all Driintad out at
the same nmolution, using the same outputsenings,and on the same paper.For
an added twmt, we threw In six photographs taken with a professional-quality
35 mm film camera and printed by 8 conventional photofinisher. The nmults
ween't as dearwut as we had expected:

The convenOonal photography prints


sarnemd the most 0rst choices, but for
the majority of those who didn't pick 8
conventional print as their number one
choee, they didn't rate one in the top
Sve either.
Prints from 16 of the digital cameras
appeared in at least one person's top
five choices.
Twa/lty-two of 010d/g/tBI cameras w8/u
failed by at least one person.
Two test Participants Ounked the conventional photography.
What does this all mean'I For the most
part, Photography is a matter of percepBon and personal taste. The output preferred by one person may not make the
grade for someone else. For that reason,
it may be a good idea to request inkietprinted samples when considering the
Dumhase of a digital camera, to make
sure your tastes are compnlibfe with its
output.
What is clear bom this quick experiment, is that the age of digital photography is upon us. Many of our voters were
impressed with the quality of most of the
digital cameras-even devoted 35 mm
film camera usem. With even mors
improvements in digital camera technology just around the comer, it's certain to
be an area wo/OI watchingl
Thanks to Lexmark for the use of the
Jetprinter 5770 and to Hewntt-Packa/d
for the use of a Photogmart P1100.
Both of these colour ink)et printers were

essential in making this experiment


happen.

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Protective LCD
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Internal flash memory.
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Teh 416-499-1 434, hltp:Ifwwwsony ca
Sony'sMavica line ofdigitalcameras has been
very popular, largely because they use Soppy
d iskeues f o r st orage. W h ere b o t h
CompactFlash and SmartMedia cards are stig
relatively expensive, floppies are dirt cheep,
and compatible with almost any PC. The
Continued on page 97

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Externalflash sync.
megapixel sensor and the swiveling Nikkor
lens combine to offer very high-quality digital
images. The 3x optical zoom, the external flash
sync and the ability to save files in uncompressed TIFF format will catch the eye of the
more experi
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AU in ag, this one raises the bar for the other
players in the digital smera field.
Highlights
2.1 megapixel resbluhon
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lens.
3x opbcal zoom
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amera may find it worthwhile, but the price
tag is a little too high for almost everyone else.
At this price point, many users may want
instead to take a lonk at the Sony's Cybershot
line. which uses Memory Stick storage media.
Highlights
14x optical zoom
tens for amazing telephoto range.
Floppy diskette storage for nearly universal PC
comPatlblhty.

Reasonably good
bakery life.
Full-motion video
ahdaudio recording.
LCD-basedoptical viewhnder showsrou exactly
whal you' reshooting, cnth only a fraction of Ihe battery ase ofIhe targe LCDpanel.

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S o n y ' s
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switches from
floppies to the
new
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Stick technology,
and what this line
loses in terms of easy-to-transfer media. it
more than makes up fur it in terms of power.
The lack of an opucal viewfinder will put off
more serious photographers (especially
because the LCD view+nder can be hard to
view in bright sunlight), as will the lak of an
optical zoom. This is too had, because the
camera's Zeiss optics are of exceptional quality, and the 2.l-megapixel resolution offers
high-quality shots. Sony's prominence in the
audio/video world also shmes through in this
camera, which features not only still capture,
but MFEG capture with both video dnd audio.
As a multimedia device, this one definitely
scores high on the fun meter.
Highlights
Exceptionagy
high qdahty swiveling Zeiss lens
2. I megapixef resofvtidn.
MPEG wdeo
anth aude made.
Comes vnth PC
Card adapter for Memory Sech
media.

M i c r o

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Cagio OV-2000UX
It has good resolution, USB cnnnection, movie recnrding, and uses a Type
II CompactFlash slot, which is compatible with higher capacity storage media
(including the 340 MB IBM nucrodrive). It all adds up to a winner.

Spoon PholoPC 600


This tiny little device not only has
exellent resolution, it comes with
audio capability and a USB connection
tor faster downloading. Even without a
zoom lens, this camera is impressive!

Editor's

CHOICE

Kodak DC290 Zoom


Although most of Kodak's cameras are
top-notch, this one is a heavyweight. It
oErs excellent picture quality, a huge
memory card, can save unompressed
files and offers lots of manual control.

Nikon Coolpix 850


The newer members of N i kon's
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forms and at prices that compare quite
favour ably with standard mobile phone calling
charges.Wireless email attached to notebook
computers (using devices such as a wireless
grail" for mobile com- modem operating over the Mobitex network
puter users. For years. and using services such as Burnaby-baaid
we have been inundat- Infowave Software's Infowave for Exchange)
d with imagesof peo- hasbeen around forsome time. But for those
ple sending email from who want wireless email without a notebook
the beach, horn the computer, here are a few of the wireless email
back of a taxi or from options I have tried in recent months:
the top of a mountain. Yet when you looked

plug in the phone number of your existing

into thetechnology required to doany of those Nokla Communicator 000IB

Rosnnroh In $$ogon Interecavn Pager 000


If you aunt a small device for sending and

things, it was often di%cult to use, slow,

This is pmbably the oldest self-contained wire-

Internet service provider (ISP) along with


your incoming and outgoing email details and
the Communicator 9000i does the rest for you.
File anadunents are handled intelligently by
"leaving" them on the email server so that
when you next log on with a desktop or notebook computer, you can pull them oif
There is, however, one major downside to
the Nokia Communicator 9000i the price. At
$1500, it is probably out of the league of most
email users.

expensive, unreliableor not invented yet. I

less email gadget you'U currently gnd on the receiving email, you can't do much better than
know this to be true fmm long and bitter expe- market. It is basically a "smartphone that this. Produced by Waterloo, Ont.-based
rience, having sent my Erst "email Rom the
beach badt in 1982.
In those days, the dosest you could get to a
wite)ess experience was to take a mobile computer and a large, bulky thing called an
acoustic coupler, which you latched onto the

indudes email functions, a Web browser, text


processor, calendar, address book fax and

Research In Motion (RIM), this tiny pager


indudes a miniature QWERTY keyboard and
spcakerphonefunctions.
the ability to send and receive messages of up
Probably the best t hing about t he to 16,000 characters (about 2,700 words). Just
Communicator 9000i from a wireless email how small is it? It is only 196x0.97x036 cm
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(and oeen unreliable) mobile phone.
up for a special wirelessemail service. If you
We have come a long way since then. use a PCS/GSM~mpanble service, you just

and wonder what to

want to buy goods or services

The Retail Council of Canada study also found only 26 percent of


C anada's top retailers are selling online, compared to the 50 percent of
the top retailers in the U.S. And this reluctance by Canadian companies
to launch an online presence may cost them big in this year's Christmas
rush. In 1998, U.S. consumers spent nearly US$3 billion online, andthis
year, New York-based industry analyst jupiter Communications predicta Americans will spend US$6 billion.
So t he question must be asked: Why are Canadian businesses
reluctant to get online? Some analysts and e-commerce leaders say
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commerce isfalling," Green adds.


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States.
This, at least, is the fmling being expressed increasingly by many analysts and e-conunerce solutions companies. According to the Ottawabased Retail Council of Canada, Canadian online shoppers spent about
$668 million in 1998, a 156 percent increase over the previous year.
These shoppers are buying everything from computer equipment and
software to music, books, games and even cars. While this is great for e-

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computer, spreadsheets were the


dominant application, and the primary reason formany computer purchases.
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a shared printer for the first time? There are
youp. If there is a group o( users with a par- several methods, but the one I find to be easticular set of requirements that isn't already iest involves navigating to the printer in
covered by an existing group, it's good practice Network Neighbourhood. It will be listed
to create a new group with a descriptive name. under the server name, along with all of the
A Windows NT Server is likely to share other objects being shared on the server.
resources such as files and directories, and Double-dicking on the printer will downprint
ers. Increasingly,server-based applica- load the appropriate print driver to the user's
tions, Internet access, fax serring, and email local drive, and install it. That's why it' s
are being added to the mix. Modems and worth taking the extra step of installing print
scanners are other possibilities, but they are drivers on the NT Server for other operating
systems. If the driver is updated on the servstgi rare.
er, it will be updated automatically on the
workstation.
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Let's look at how a printer is shared. In the
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simplest situation, the printer we want to
share is physically connected to the server. If Directories are shared in much the same way,
it is connected to another computer on the but the details are naturally different. Once a
network, or perhaps a print server, the con- share is created, the next step is to set the
cepts are still similar.
permissions on that share. There are four levFirst it needs to be instaged. This is done elsof share access:read, change, fullcontrol,
under NT in much the same way as under and no access.Thedifferencebetween change
?/srmdows 95/98. Next, the printer must be and full control is that someone with the latshared. In a small office, it is typical to give ter permission can change the file and direceveryone full access to the printer. Since it is tory permissions, a feature available only on
likely that everyone is a member of the Users drives formatted under NTFS. If the admingroup, this is accomplished by giving full con- istrator needs more granular control over
trol to the Users group. It is not necessary to permissions on a resource than share access
provides, the only way to accomplish that is
yve permissions to individuals.
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the printer, or to give some individuals less done, the permissions on a resource are the
than full contmL The four permission levels lesser of the permissions granted vis share
for printers are no access, print, manage doc- and NTFS.
Another benefit of using NTPS on a drive
uments, and f uII c ontrol. Perhaps the
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NT Workstation 4.0, then no additional drivers need be installed. If, as is more typical,
there's a mix of Windows 95/98 and NT
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Canadian open source projects


arshaa McLuban would have had a
field day with the open source movement. Talk about "global village":

Wine is a Windows com-

Linux was born in


Finland. LyX iscentred
in France. The SuSE

patibility layer that allows


users to run selected

distribution of Linux is

Windows16-bitand 32-

based in Germany,and
TurboUnux was devdoped in the Far East.
FreeBSD, NetBSD and

bit applications directly


from their X Window

OpenBSD (dose rela-

Syste
m environment

tives to Linux) evolved


out of the creative vortex of the University of

Unux Isetwinder boxes


Corel's involvement with Linux began with a
hardware initiative. It developed a small

(desk-dictionary size) Linux box built


around the StrongARM RISC processor. It
created three versions of the box, called the
Netwinder: a small-department server, a

Following the trend of recent commercial distributions, it indudesa graphical management developer's box, and a thinnish-client endtool for configuring and customiring the sys- user version.
tem, plus a feature for updating the system via
the Web.
Corel's involvement with Linux runs
deep. Seeing a potential market for its fiagship WordPerfect product, as well as itsfuU

oflice suite, Corel has been contributing

California at

Berkeley, while Richard Comt embraces Unux


Coral (lepihwa.coral.cora) endeared itself to
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Linux community when it released Coral
near Boston.
W ordPerf
ect8forUnux and made abasiverCanada is also home to some energetic sion (miausextra fonts andgraphics) available
open-source activities. Ottawa-based Carel at no charge. Coral WordPerfect 8 was the first
Corp. previously releasedCoral WordPerfect 8 mainstrem desktop application available for
for Linux andhasnow releasedan entire Linux Linux and it was a success fmm the iastant it
distribution callel Coml Linux. A Coral asso- hit the wires.
ciate company, Rebel.corn. hss introduced
Over a million people downloaded it from
small sdf-contained, easy-to-adminhner Unux the Coml Website within a few months of its
bases based on the StmngARM pmoessor. A release,aad it is aow induded in nearly every
Vancouver, B.C., starmp company, Stormix commercial distribution of Linux. Que has
Technologies Inc., has released a distri1>ation aheady releawxl a book devoted to it: Using
of Liaux calltul Storm Unux. And Calgary, Carel WordPerfscr 8for Linux, by Roderick W.
Alberta, is the home of OpenBSD, the open- Smith, 1999 (ISBN: 0-7897-20329, $59.95).
source OS that some security analysts consider
More recently Cord bas released its own
Stallman's GNU Project started out life at the

the most secure Unix distribution available.

on t h e r e liable D ebian G N U/Linux


(httpitwww.dehbh.org), Coral Unux adds easeof-use features aimed at new users. Centred on
the KDE interface, Coral Unux includes a
graphical instafiarion akin t o C a ldera
OpenLinux 3.2 and Red Hat Unux 6.1.

valuablecoding efforts to the opea-source

Wine project (hltpi/wnw.wlashq.org). Wine is


a Windows compatibility layer that allows
users to run selected Windows 16-bit and

32-bit applications directly from their X


Window System environment. The Wine
projecthas bees making steady progress
through the effort of volunteer programmers, but the Corel input hasgivea the project additional impetus.
What Cord is ssisting with in partictdar is

a Wine API layer that will allow Corers native


Windows ofilce suite to run in Unux, without
haviag to maintain separate Windows and
Linux devdopment streams. If successfuL this
could benefit Liaux users and Windows devel-

Rehetcom's Netstndw

Before brinpng it to market, however,


opers alike, forming a bridge between Unux
Coral
sold oif its hardware division to an
and
Windows
pmgramming.
distn1>ation of Unux called Coral Unux. Based

OS 9 advances the Mac platform


Major OS release embraces Apple's core markets and the Web
It's no secret that the emergence of the Web
has created an opportunity for Apple to coapple's renewed focus and discipline has tinue its explosive gmwth and make even furgestated another major system software ther significant inroads into the mainstream
easeits second in just two years. marketplace. The trick will be
Mac OS 9 is the latest milestone offering that to anticipate how conhas been precedel by various other upgrades sumers will use this new
and updates labeled as 8.0, 8.1, 8.5, 8.5.1, and medium, then careful-

ay Peter Mgburn

8.6. In an industry where development cydes ly craft an operating


of morethan a few years are the norm, the systemaround those
competition is beginning to sit up and take needs. OS 9 seems
notice.

to have taken the

j thL'OS9

first big step to that

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after you have run the updater. The instager


CD-ROM also indudes updates for Stufilt
Expander, DropStuff an d A p pleWorks
Surprisingly, Final Cut Pm also required an
update at the time of OS 9's release, but this
should be available for download from Apple's
Web site by the time you read this.
FaxSTF 5.04 and Retrospect 4.2 are the latMacintouch (htlp://www.macin-

incompatibilities after the upgrade, allowing


you to easily return your hard disk to its previous state. You should get in the habit of checking for third-party extension, control pand
and application compliance before you
bey'n an upgrade. Pmbably the best
two sites to verify these issues are

touch.corn) and M
ac Fixit
(hllp://www.macfixit.corn),
which compile reports and
feedback &omApple and the
usercommunity before and

est releasescompaable with OS 9. If you still


haveSpeedDoublerandRAM Doublerkicking
amund, I'd suggest abandoning them since
they' re incompatible aad aren't really necessary with this OS. If you own a Hewlett-

PackardDeskwriter 600 scrim printer,or an


lf you are a publisher, or HP Desk)et 600/800 series inkjet printer, you' ll

after each OS rdease.

have to wait for updates on HP's Web site


before migrating to OS 9.
Even though I' ve never
The last step to ensuring that your upgrade
eacountered a s e rious
and Type Manager Dduxe (which are goes without a hitch is to choose the Mac OS
problem during a system
upgrade, I alwaysbegin the processby doing a available for f ree o a A dobe's site at All set in the Extensions Manager, dose its
complete backup of my hard disk, induding htlpJ/atria.adobe.corn). OS 9 safely relocatesthe window, insert the OS 9 CD-ROM, thea
the entire System folder. This comes in handy incompatible ATM version into the Control restart your Mac while holding down the "C"
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if you discover any extension or application Panels (disabled) folder. so don't enable it until
own any typefaces from the
Adobe library, it is essential that
you update Adobe Type Manager

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Ottawa company called HCC (Hardware There are three open-source members of the
Canada Computing). Shortly after, HCC

changed i t s
n a m e to
(kttp://www.rebel.corn), a

B S D fa m ily FreeBSD, N etBSD

and

Re bel.corn OpenBSDplus
a commercially supported

company that bills its

Netwinder product as Ope(IBSD iS th e Only OS


"hardware with an atti-

tude." RebeLcom'saim in WhiCh nearly eVery lin e

release BSD/OS. All


are direct descendents
from the o r i ginal
"Berkeley Unix."
O penBSDis
theBSD

I
kets: business, government, schools, etc. Corel
still maintains a rela-

tionship with Rebel.corn.


Running the StrongARM processor, the
Rebel.corn Netwinders use very little power and
generateverylittleheat. The setup and adminiitration of the pre-loaded Linux takes place via a
remote PC running Windows and s Java-based
Web browser. Hence you can simply pop them
into a corner or into a server rack without a
monitor or keyboard attached. The Netwinders
have network cards built in (the server has two

o f them) and youcan almost use themasplug

every line of code has


been audited for security. In addition, it includes strong encryption
p r ograms that cannot be legally exported from
t he U.S. due to the export laws of that country
(e ncryption is considered a miTitary secret).
OpenBSD is based in Calgary.
The OpenBSD CD-ROM proudly proclaims
"Made inCanada: land of free cryptography."
Conrinved on page 112

and play Linux. These very nifty, inexpensive

Storm Llnux

1 Ixxi'rs 8 ssr'ious Undx user in Canada,

Vancouver startup company Stormix


cated to Linux and open source solutions for
business and home users. The company has
released Storm Linux, a distribution based on
Debian GNU/Linux. As with Corel Linux,
Storm Linux sports a graphical installation
procedure (plus the option of a text-based
install), and SAS (Storm Administration
System), a set of controls for system admin
and maintenance. SAS comes in both graphical and text fl avours. Storm Linux includes the
StarOIEce S.la suite of office applications as
part of the distribution.

The primary goal of the company is to make


Linux easier to use. It is contemplating things
like tutorials and wuards embedded into the
distribution.
What is interesting is that both Cord Linux
and Storm Linux are building on the excellent
but lesser known Debian GNU/Linux base.
Both companies are attempting to make
Debian easier to use. Storm was started by
three developers: R. Garth Wood, Kevin

Lindsay and Atsushi Ikeda.

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you should be aware ofIiw Cansdmn


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Technologies (http//www.stormix.corn) is dedi-

lf you' ve been using Linux for a while, you' ve

probably encountered references to the BSD


(Berkeley Systems Division) family of opensource operating systems. They bear a strong
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have one of the newer Macs with the new


ROM-in-RAM architecture.

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key. This will tell the Mac to use the CD-ROM
as a startup disk until the installation is Bn-

ished. With a few extra options enabled (such


as speech recognition), in addition to the
default installation choices, it took about eight
minutes to upgrade a 300 MHz G3-based
PowerMac, and about 20 minutes to upgrade

an ignore

One of the first things I noticed shortly after


the upgrades on both machines was that the

Apple menu wasconspicuously shorter. Closer


examination revealed that six items were missing. It seems that the installation process

Sherlock 2
Sherlock made its debut in Mac OS8.5, where
it was an instant hit. Sherlock 2 has tons of

In addition to the standard search plug-ins


(such as AltaVista, Excite, etc., which are
grouptxt with the standard Internet channel),

metallic look of S herlock and QuickTime


makes it hard for the user to quickly and easily distingtdsh the contml elements. For examthere are sets of spedalty plug-ins gmuped ple, the dose box and the window-resue han-

with channels labeled People, Shopping, News, dle blend into the overall appearance. These
Refer
ence andApple.W ith Sherlock 2,you can elements should contrast strongly with the rest
enhancements and refinements that make also create your own channels to suit your of the interface so they are immediately recogsearching your local storage, network volumes organizational tastes.
nizable as elements that perform a function.
and the Interneteven faster,easierand more
One improvement to Sherlock's user inter- Furthermore. the Sherlock window is missing
enjoyable.
face is that it no longer opens separate win- a zoom box and windowshade control, which
Apple dropped Sherlock's tabbed folder dows for every search result. Instead. it lists are elements found on ag other Mac windows.
interface in favor of a row of channel buttons
that categorize the type of search you want to
perform. Starting Rom the IeR side of the mw,
you can choose to search one ormore localor

hits withio the Sherlock window, while at the


same time changing the result column headings to reflect the context of the search. For
example, the Shopping channel will show pricing and availability, whereas the People chan-

I could go on describing other faults with the


inter('ace design but others have already covered this issue in detail. Hopefully, Apple is just
going thmugh an experimental phase and will
recognize the shortcomings of this new "show-

removes older versions of Apple CD Audio remotevolumes for 6les based on name or
Player, Apple DVD Player, Apple Video Player, content. One really useful new feature is the nel will display columns for email addresses case" appmach.
Graphing Calculator and SimpleSound, plac- abiTity to save complex boolmn 6)e searches as and phone numbers.
i ng newer versions i n t h e r oot o f t h e a set accessible via a pop-up menu which
Sherlock 2 has tremendous utiTity for Web Mu)09!e users
Applications and Apple Extras folders. To m eans youdon't have to recreate the search searches, however, it will have to depend on

restore all of these items to the Apple menu, each time you require it.
Moving to the right, searching the Web has
you can create aliases and dmp them into the
beenbroken down intoaseriesofchannelbutApple Menu Items folder.
One thing I usually check right after an tons that de6ne a speci6c category of search.
upgrade is how much more system resources
(such as hard disk storage and RAM) are consumed. Fortunately
, OS 9's requirementsoverand above those of OS 8.6 aren't that

onemus. Your mileage may vary depending on


how your system is set up, but with virtual
memory enabled,the sire ofthe System folder

only increased by about two percent, while the

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about the interface.


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However, if you do more than word pmcessing, sending email and Web browsing, I'd recommend that you have a minimum of 96 MB

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several times to gain access to my account. If


you use this featmu be prepared to resort to

simplified but dfective way of creating a


multi-user envimnment with security privileges. In situations where one computer is
shared by several people, such as at home and
in schools, At Easebecame a popular utility.
In OS 9, a more sophisticated multi-user
capability has been more doiely integrate)

your typed password on occasion.


It's interesting to note that Apple designed recyded from the early '90s PowerTalk days
the password architecture to be modular so that has been injected into OS 9.The Keychain
third parties could add their own forms of verification through devices such as a retina or
fingerprint scanners.

into the system. By default, the multi-user

There are some other rough edges to the


Multiple Users feature that Apple aad other

option is turned otf after you perform an


installation.

application developers will have to smooth


over ia upcoming releases. One of the most

The Multiple Users feature breaks dowa

glaring is the omission of a password verifica-

build on the security and privacy issues that


will become paramount as the Internet grows

the unauthorized user be able to see the


actual passwords on the Keychain. As weU,
in size and infiuence. The Keychain is an idea you canspecify that your Keychain automat-

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attacheseach password to yourKeychain.The


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only drawback to this feature is that you can


only encrypt one file at a time. It would be nice
to be able to encrypt a folder full of items at
one time.

multiple passwords that you accumulate

during the course of your workflowSoftware auto update


whether they be digital certificates for
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Bes and network volumes.


One of the beautiful features of the
Keychaia is its portabfiity. Conveniently, you
can copy it to a disk, or send it via a network
to another Mac, so you can access your full

setofpasswords whereveryou are.Sincethis


is a security feature. you' ll be doing yourself
a favorby clearly understanding how to
properly use this powerful tool. It's impor-

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your Keychain accidentally unlocked,other LikeMultiple Users and Keychain,Software


users will have full access to the areas your Update is also Fartiafiy implemented as a
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tion uses a 56-bit key to encrypt and compress


your 6les, along with a dd'suit option that

accounts. Moreover, as you type in the pass-

checkbox controls that allow an administrator word, each character appears asa bullet, so you
tdoublecheckwhat you'vetyped in.Ifyou
to assiga user privggin. Of course, when the can'
contml panel is first opened, the machine's make a typo while creating a new account,
owner is presumed to have full access privi- you' ll have to delete the user and re-specify the
leges. As you would expect, you can set global privileges unlessyou can guesswhat your typo
user options in addition to specific user per- was.
missions that enable (or restrict) access to varThere is also another security loophole in
ious system components, local and/or remote the abiTity to bypass the Multiple User setup
volumes, applications, folders and documents. using astartup CD-ROM during the bootup
Each usercan even customize the system's sequence. Also, restricted applications and
look-and-feel via the Appearance contml other Bes do not become invisible (or gray
panel, so that the desktop donga changes themselves out) to make it obvious to users
depending on who is using the computer.
that they don't have permission to use them.
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userscan accessacomputer running OS 9with application and get a messagedeclaring that
avoicepassword.OS9 stepsusersthrough the it is forbidden to find out that they don' t
voice password processby taking four samples have access. lastly, some applications (such as
of a user-designated spoken phrase, It thea Adobe Photoshop) don't support the creation
biometricafiy averages the samples to profile of Multiple User preference Bes.
their voiceprint. While this feature has a high
coolness fitctor, I found it wasn't 100 percent Keycheln end encrypfion
reliable. Occasionagy, I had to say the phrase These two new industrial-strength features

time.

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ton and the system successfully found and

subtle, and others more obvious to the end

updated the OpenGL drivers on my machine user. Here are just a few:
Gamesprockets, the game acceleration

to version 1.1.2.

extensions (development of wh