2 September 1996
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MICROSOFT, INTEL AND CYRIX
It was therefore rather interesting to read this week that with the release of Windows NT version 4.0, Microsoft's revised code now causes 6x86 processors from Intel's major competitor, Cyrix, to run 25% slower than their Intel competitors.
Microsoft claims that the changes were to "improve the stability on the 6x86 platform, cynics might think otherwise.
THE MAGICAL MICROSOFT SITE
Now if only someone from Microsoft would take a look at www.microsoft.co.nz using Netscape with the images turned off - bad design, but at least it's in keeping with the equally scruffy results you get by tuning Netscape at www.microsoft.com with images off.
Do Microsoft not realise that not everyone has money to burn by surfing with graphics enabled all the time?
HEY, THAT'S GOOD!
ISN'T THAT STRANGE?
At least one eagle-eyed Aardvark reader wrote to me wondering why the middle pages were missing in his copy. On further investigation it turns out that all the "free" copies sent out by Voyager had the middle pages missing. What could have caused this? A printer's error, were these copies just "seconds"?
No, the answer is of course that the centre-fold of that issue contained a large advertisement for Voyager's main competitor - Telecom's Xtra service!
FREE-UP XTRA'S NETSCAPE
A quick browse of the licensing documents indicate that it probably is but I doubt that's going to stop too many people. If you're an Xtra user who is looking for this patch you can visit a special page set up on Web World where, in return for a little "education" you can download it free of charge.
DID YOU KNOW?
The difference is that Deja News has the lofty ambition of keeping all of its collected newsgroup messages online from that date forwards. Obviously this could prove embarassing if you posted something in the heat of the moment and later wished to retract it. Sending a cancel may work if you're quick enough, but once that message gets to Deja News a cancel won't work - so what do you do?
Fortunately you can sent email to
email@example.com and request that all your postings be removed.
You can also prevent the archiving of your usenet postings by including
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AND DID YOU NOTICE
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