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5/2006— Microsoft Ends Support for Windows 98 and Windows Me
Effective June 30, 2006, support for Windows® 98, Windows® 98 Second Edition, and Windows® Millennium Edition (Windows Me) will end.
Existing support documents and content, however, will continue to be available through the Microsoft Support Product Solution Center Web site. [Microsoft’s] Web site will continue to host a wealth of previous How-to, Troubleshooting, and Configuration content for anyone who may need self-service.
Microsoft is retiring support for these products because they are outdated and can expose customers to security risks. Microsoft® recommends that customers who are still running Windows® 98 or Windows® Me upgrade to a newer, more secure Microsoft® operating system, such as Windows® XP, as soon as possible.
Source: Microsoft® Windows® Published: January 6, 2006 | Updated: January 18, 2006


2/2006— is an incredibly useful site for looking up words.  It searches a thesaurus, multiple dictionaries an encyclopedia and returns all results at once.  Try it.


1/2006—Your small business wireless network may be vulnerable to wireless attacks—even if you do not have a wireless network.  Why? Because most new laptops are shipped with a wireless card.  Unless you disable the card, your laptop will constantly try to connect to neighboring wireless networks.  This tip was shared by Abdollah Konak of Penn State during the January Berks Chamber Technology Leadership Event.  For a copy of related presentation materials, email:


12/2005—Dual Monitors are a real time saver for staff involved in heavy data entry or analyzing online documents.  Beard Miller shared this tip during the “Small Business Strategy” session.  Their on-site auditors use a laptop and an external monitor.  A thorough tutorial


11/2005—Need to know your IP address, try our IP address detector


10/2005— - A secure, inexpensive way to access your office computer from any other computer with internet access.


9/2005—Google internal search.  A free, easy way to find stuff hidden in your local network—Learn more and Download


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1/13/2006  “Network Security—Keeping the Bugs at Bay” —Berks Chamber Technology Leadership Series: IMS/Steve Wullert moderating


11/16/2005—“IT and Email Policies” - Berks Chamber Technology Leadership Series:  IMS/Steve Wullert moderating


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