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I wrote hundreds of columns, reviews, and buyer’s guides (with product charts) for Government Computer news between 1989 and 8/03/2006 which is about the time GCN was sold by Post-Newsweek and essentially ceased publication except as part of it’s long-time competitor Federal Computer Week. The search links above and citations below are the only ones still indexed on GCN's site. Since they hold the copyright I can't include any earlier works published in GCN.

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Plug and play -- Government Computer News

08/03/2006

Network appliances help ease major changes to the system ... 'Network appliance' is one of those nebulous terms that can cover a wide variety of ... A network appliance also is likely to have its own management tools installed and may rely on ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2006/08/03/plug-and-play.aspx?sc_lang=en

Traditional values -- Government Computer News

06/09/2006

Rack or tower servers may seem a bit square, but they still have their place in the ... Use the following list to clarify your thinking when considering what kind of ... Do you have a qualified administrator for the software? ... Buying tips

http://gcn.com/articles/2006/06/09/traditional-values.aspx?sc_lang=en

Blade servers: Cutting edge -- Government Computer News

05/02/2006

No matter how you slice it, blades offer advantages over conventional servers ... Related Links ... The chassis provides connections, power supply and management for all the blades. ... Blade servers offer fast expansion with minimal effort.

http://gcn.com/articles/2006/05/02/blade-servers-cutting-edge.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: Still seeking common sense, the Power User logs off -- Government Computer News

11/16/2005

Power User: Still seeking common sense, the Power User logs off ... I've spent years in Washington and elsewhere and have concluded that lack of common ... The procurement process can be so complex that new purchases may be several years ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2005/11/16/power-user-still-seeking-common-sense-the-power-user-logs-off.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: Lack of technology is a disaster -- Government Computer News

09/21/2005

It's still difficult for me to concentrate on the trivialities of computer technology during ... I also know how simple and inexpensive it would be to improve the situation, even ... I have great respect and sympathy for the rescue workers.

http://gcn.com/articles/2005/09/21/power-user-lack-of-technology-is-a-disaster.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: Feed yourself a helping of RSS -- Government Computer News

09/09/2005

Blogs are still hot, and now video bloggers running their own news shows online are the ... But serious online information gathering is still fairly limited to direct research or ... Does your job involve the latest inventions or technology?

http://gcn.com/articles/2005/09/09/power-user-feed-yourself-a-helping-of-rss.aspx?sc_lang=en

Mobile PC lock down -- Government Computer News

08/30/2005

Aug 30, 2005 ... Mobile PC security is divided into three critical parts. ... First, always, is physical access to the device, whether this means fastening down ... The third piece is related to the rapidly expanding use of wireless networks, ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2005/08/30/mobile-pc-lock-down.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: Licensed to Drive Windows? -- Government Computer News

08/25/2005

Verifier is a powerful tool for finding problem drivers, but it can also be dangerous ... Microsoft offers a good Knowledgebase article, #244617, titled 'How to Use Driver Verifier to Troubleshoot Windows Drivers' [www.GCN.com/473].

http://gcn.com/articles/2005/08/25/power-user-licensed-to-drive-windows.aspx?sc_lang=en

Security appliances -- Government Computer News

08/12/2005

Blue Coat's proxy appliances protect small to enterprise networks. ... Cisco security hardware offers a wide range of functions for networks of all sizes. ... Plug-and-play hardware offers advantages over software suites'with some caveats

http://gcn.com/articles/2005/08/12/security-appliances.aspx?sc_lang=en

Want wireless security? Hack yourself -- Government Computer News

07/27/2005

Wireless networks can be a nearly magical budget-saving wonder. ... Look how much data you can pump through inexpensive wireless routers while networking ... But you no doubt know that wireless security is a serious concern'and it may be a ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2005/07/27/want-wireless-security-hack-yourself.aspx?sc_lang=en

 

 

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Power User: In search of better search engines and tools -- Government Computer News

07/12/2005

Power User: In search of better search engines and tools ... As basic as online search may seem, it remains an important tool in a government worker' ... Visit labs.google.com/personalized and create a profile that describes your interests (' ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2005/07/12/power-user-in-search-of-better-search-engines-and-tools.aspx?sc_lang=en

Burning issues for network firewalls -- Government Computer News

07/06/2005

Unified Threat Management is latest strategy in perimeter security field ... That translates into thousands of possible points of attack for hackers. ... Networks have to be protected by robust firewalls'which are expensive and difficult to ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2005/07/06/burning-issues-for-network-firewalls.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: Record what you want, where you want -- Government Computer News

06/27/2005

For the second Power User column in a row, I actually have some new products to talk ... This is unusual for me because these days I seldom see anything new and worthwhile. ... Insert a disk and the drive automatically begins to format it.

http://gcn.com/articles/2005/06/27/power-user-record-what-you-want-where-you-want.aspx?sc_lang=en

Enterprise storage - it's SAN-tastic -- Government Computer News

06/22/2005

The lowdown ... A storage area network is simply a subnetwork connected by a server to a massive ... An alternative would be Network Attached Storage. ... SANs offer the greatest scalability and performance, often with lower long-term costs ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2005/06/22/enterprise-storage--its-santastic.aspx?sc_lang=en

Don't be put off by PKI -- Government Computer News

06/07/2005

PKI/encryption products ... E-government security concerns are driving deployment ... Implementing a public-key infrastructure is a daunting task. ... Simply getting digital certificates to everyone and validating those certificates can be a ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2005/06/07/dont-be-put-off-by-pki.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: Hardware that works: A truly portable scanner -- Government Computer News

06/02/2005

Power User: Hardware that works: A truly portable scanner ... Sometimes I like to use this space to talk about a new product that's crossed my desk. ... Recently I wondered, wouldn't it be great to have a more portable scanner to copy ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2005/06/02/power-user-hardware-that-works-a-truly-portable-scanner.aspx?sc_lang=en

Spy vs. anti-spyware -- Government Computer News

05/18/2005

Privacy tools are critical for protecting agency networks and remote systems ... Does information pass through your computer that you wouldn't want posted on the Internet ... Fresh infections can glean a lot of information from memory caches.

http://gcn.com/articles/2005/05/18/spy-vs-antispyware.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power user: For agencies, it's Firefox no, OpenOffice yes -- Government Computer News

05/11/2005

Power user: For agencies, it's Firefox no, OpenOffice yes ... Several weeks ago, I wrote a somewhat lukewarm review of Firefox that got a big response from ... Thanks for the notes, but my position stands: Firefox doesn't offer enough to make ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2005/05/11/power-user-for-agencies-its-firefox-no-openoffice-yes.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power user: Avoiding the Longhorn stampede starts now -- Government Computer News

04/22/2005

Power user: Avoiding the Longhorn stampede starts now ... Power users are always checking out operating systems still in development. ... That's because power users are anxious to play with new software, especially if we ... Reader Comments

http://gcn.com/articles/2005/04/22/power-user-avoiding-the-longhorn-stampede-starts-now.aspx?sc_lang=en

Lines of defense -- Government Computer News

03/30/2005

Mar 31, 2005 ... Using antivirus software is just one step in securing your networks, but it's an ... So on the one hand, you have fewer products to choose from. ... The accompanying chart includes both enterprise and small-office-home-office ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2005/03/31/lines-of-defense.aspx?sc_lang=en

 

 

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Power user: What's all the fuss about Firefox? -- Government Computer News

03/02/2005

Power user: What's all the fuss about Firefox? ... But because many government workers are prohibited from adding new software to their ... Firefox's use of tabs to open new windows instead of opening entirely new browser ... Reader Comments

http://gcn.com/articles/2005/03/02/power-user-whats-all-the-fuss-about-firefox.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: More Google power -- Government Computer News

02/02/2005

On the first page, I found several useful links to full-text scientific articles, including a 26-page Acrobat file covering the origins of the 11-dimensional supergravity manifold theory that has supplanted string theory in modern physics.

http://gcn.com/articles/2005/02/02/power-user-more-google-power.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: Avoiding Java's jolt -- Government Computer News

01/06/2005

Am I the only person who thinks Java doesn't work very well? ... Judging from the way so many developers love the programming language despite the fact ... Java compatibility problems, the justifiable fear of what may hide in downloaded code ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2005/01/06/power-user-avoiding-javas-jolt.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: Products, services and tips for a happy holiday -- Government Computer News

12/07/2004

Power User: Products, services and tips for a happy holiday ... Despite the many things I complain about in this column, a lot of the products and services ... I love it when things actually work, and I especially like to write about them at ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2004/12/07/power-user-products-services-and-tips-for-a-happy-holiday.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: XP Service Pack 2, Chapter 2 -- Government Computer News

11/02/2004

GCN readers who saw my recent column about a mysterious resource-eating problem on an ... Nevertheless, something bad got in and constantly tried to contact pubchat.us. ... Next I reverted the system using Symantec's Norton GoBack utility.

http://gcn.com/articles/2004/11/03/power-user-xp-service-pack-2-chapter-2.aspx?sc_lang=en

Setting sites on Section 508 -- Government Computer News

10/20/2004

Software tools'and a little forethought'can make sure your Web pages work for every user ... This guide focuses on Web development and publishing tools that let agencies develop ... The accompanying chart also includes some end-user tools.

http://gcn.com/articles/2004/10/20/setting-sites-on-section-508.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: Every user needs forensic skills -- Government Computer News

10/07/2004

Whether your job is computer forensics or you're just tired of endless Microsoft Windows ... I bought my bootable disk online for less than $5 with shipping, including three ... Symantec Corp.'s Norton Internet Security found no infection.

http://gcn.com/articles/2004/10/07/power-user-every-user-needs-forensic-skills.aspx?sc_lang=en

Crypto net takes a quantum leap -- Government Computer News

09/23/2004

Many people think the application of quantum mechanics to encryption is blue-sky ... Boston University also worked on the project and by now is probably the third node on ... Government Computer News delivers the latest news to your inbox.

http://gcn.com/articles/2004/09/23/crypto-net-takes-a-quantum-leap.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: Horror story -- security update eats custom settings -- Government Computer News

09/16/2004

Power User: Horror story -- security update eats custom settings ... Mindful of the ever-increasing breeds of malware, I update my virus signatures with ... Late last month I accepted a Norton Internet Security update after deselecting a few ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2004/09/16/power-user-horror-story--security-update-eats-custom-settings.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power surge -- Government Computer News

09/10/2004

These super PCs have fast processors and video, plus many drives and ports ... The microprocessors, memory and bus designs just hadn't been invented. ... That's certainly enough computing power to handle common office tasks and even low-end ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2004/09/10/power-surge.aspx?sc_lang=en

 

 

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Power User: Make the most of Google's operators -- Government Computer News

08/25/2004

Aug 25, 2004 ... Nothing has shaken up the leading online portals as much as Google.com's offer of ... It takes quite a while to load the start page over slower connections. ... I never considered any free e-mail account even slightly secure.

http://gcn.com/articles/2004/08/25/power-user-make-the-most-of-googles-operators.aspx?sc_lang=en

Laser printers on the spot -- Government Computer News

08/20/2004

Sticker price is not the most important element in cost of color laser printing ... Color laser printers can add speed and capacity to small offices ... Laser printers are really very little different from any other electrostatic-based ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2004/08/20/laser-printers-on-the-spot.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: Web security gets even -- Government Computer News

08/13/2004

Aug 13, 2004 ... It's worse when malware arrives via features intentionally built into software. ... Microsoft Word macros come to mind, as do cookies. ... Most people have never even heard of an attack vector that malware developers are now ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2004/08/13/power-user-web-security-gets-even.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: Are we gambling on democracy? -- Government Computer News

07/21/2004

Nor can they back out if they've already discarded their old equipment. ... The secretary of state decertified all touch-screen machines, and a judge upheld the ... A risk assessment prepared for the Maryland Budget and Management Department ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2004/07/21/power-user-are-we-gambling-on-democracy.aspx?sc_lang=en

Show of hands -- Government Computer News

07/14/2004

These biometric peripherals can help secure your systems ... The lowdown on biometrics ... Fingerprint, hand geometry systems lead in biometric recognition ... Biometrics is the art and science of using a measurable and preferably unique ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2004/07/14/show-of-hands.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: Time to catch up on your red-hot security reading -- Government Computer News

06/30/2004

Power User: Time to catch up on your red-hot security reading ... Summer is a great time to relax and dig into your pile of IT reading'especially the ... Microsoft Press has an excellent step-by-step series that leads you through the basics ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2004/06/30/power-user-time-to-catch-up-on-your-redhot-security-reading.aspx?sc_lang=en

Tips for tablet use, training -- Government Computer News

06/25/2004

Over the years I've often seen complaints about workers wasting time with the games ... Some managers have them automatically removed so users won't fool around during work hours. ... There are also a number of ways to take written notes.

http://gcn.com/articles/2004/06/25/tips-for-tablet-use-training.aspx?sc_lang=en

Is the pen mightier than the mouse? -- Government Computer News

06/24/2004

Related Links ... Tablet PCs offer a lot of pluses for employees out in the field ... I've made no secret that I love the tablet format for a portable PC. ... I get along fine with standard keyboards but do very little text input out of the ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2004/06/24/is-the-pen-mightier-than-the-mouse.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: Security trumps backward compatibility -- Government Computer News

06/18/2004

Government agencies are seldom in the forefront when a new operating system comes along, ... The only time I risk installing brand-new software is when I'm being paid to evaluate ... It will soon bear fruit with the release of Service Pack 2.

http://gcn.com/articles/2004/06/18/power-user-security-trumps-backward-compatibility.aspx?sc_lang=en

A fluid line of defense -- Government Computer News

06/18/2004

Firewalls help keep network users from getting burned ... The lowdown on firewalls ... Network firewalls have to change to keep up with evolving threats ... Selecting the most appropriate firewall for your network configuration is only part ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2004/06/18/a-fluid-line-of-defense.aspx?sc_lang=en

 

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Power User: Is start-up a drag? Windows has the tools to help -- Government Computer News

05/19/2004

Don't bother answering. ... There are two basic reasons why your system gets progressively slower and less stable ... See the Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 310560 at www.microsoft.com for details about the system configuration utility.

http://gcn.com/articles/2004/05/19/power-user-is-startup-a-drag--windows-has-the-tools-to-help.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: A little of this and that on security -- Government Computer News

04/28/2004

Power User: A little of this and that on security ... That information is very useful for troubleshooting and can even serve for simple ... readme.txt'but instead of reading this, look up Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 837243, at

http://gcn.com/articles/2004/04/28/power-user-a-little-of-this-and-that-on-security.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: Don't search for text with all the wrong tools -- Government Computer News

04/14/2004

... site, at www.findarticles.com, does just that, indexing about 3.5 million magazine articles. ... Created by LookSmart Ltd. of San Francisco, the site offers free full-text versions of articles from about 700 consumer and trade publications.

http://gcn.com/articles/2004/04/14/power-user-dont-search-for-text-with-all-the-wrong-tools.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: Mapping software, hardware deliver on promises -- Government Computer News

03/16/2004

Power User: Mapping software, hardware deliver on promises ... I've reviewed Global Positioning System software and hardware for years. ... DeLorme's has always been affordable, even its most sophisticated professional ... Reader Comments

http://gcn.com/articles/2004/03/17/power-user-mapping-software-hardware-deliver-on-promises.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: Prime-time wireless for small offices? Not quite -- Government Computer News

02/18/2004

Power User: Prime-time wireless for small offices? ... Not quite ... I plan to have two-way satellite broadband installed this summer, so I went with ... Incidentally, you can now track an express package by entering the routing number in ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2004/02/18/power-user-primetime-wireless-for-small-offices-not-quite.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: In '04: better XP, WiFi; more spam -- Government Computer News

01/22/2004

Last fall Microsoft began releasing security patches monthly rather than weekly, in part because ... Another change will move the responsibility for closing unneeded ports from ... NX sets aside designated memory spaces for data storage only.

http://gcn.com/articles/2004/01/22/power-user-in-04-better-xp-wifi-more-spam.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: Sometimes getting ahead means learning to make do -- Government Computer News

12/10/2003

Power User: Sometimes getting ahead means learning to make do ... One year ago in this space, I wrote about the trouble I was having with an upgrade to ... I could no longer use a perfectly good Lexmark printer because it would take more ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2003/12/10/power-user-sometimes-getting-ahead-means-learning-to-make-do.aspx?sc_lang=en

User friendly -- Government Computer News

12/10/2003

Accessibility tools can help'often at low cost and little effort ... For managers, the most important tool for accessibility can be understanding ... There are tens of millions of disabled workers and potential workers in the United States ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2003/12/10/user-friendly.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: Command line tools rule when an OS is under attack -- Government Computer News

11/04/2003

Power User: Command line tools rule when an OS is under attack ... Nov 04, 2003 ... No power user worthy of the name should ignore the command line tools that still ... In my experience it certainly has come in handy combating other malware.

http://gcn.com/articles/2003/11/04/power-user-command-line-tools-rule-when-an-os-is-under-attack.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: It's all security, all the time -- Government Computer News

10/08/2003

Monitor Microsoft Corp.'s security bulletins directly. ... Threats appear at register.microsoft.com/regsys/pic.asp considerably faster than the ... The security bulletins often appear late on Wednesday or early Thursday. ... Reader Comments

http://gcn.com/articles/2003/10/08/power-user-its-all-security-all-the-time.aspx?sc_lang=en

 

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Power User: Mathematica 5 can solve the big ones -- Government Computer News

09/17/2003

But I expect most users would agree that his desktop mathematics program, Mathematica, ... It's simple enough for almost anyone who works with numbers. ... Advanced users treat Mathematica more as a programming language or development tool ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2003/09/17/power-user-mathematica-5-can-solve-the-big-ones.aspx?sc_lang=en

Self-defense -- Government Computer News

09/02/2003

Self-defense ... Personal firewalls are a necessity for solo users ... If you are working outside the network, you still need some firewall protection ... Others who need personal firewalls are those whose work requires isolation from the ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2003/09/02/selfdefense.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: Linux: a comer or a goner? -- Government Computer News

08/27/2003

PC prices are still falling, and Microsoft Windows might not remain the dominant operating ... Linux 2.6 could be highly attractive to developers because of its ability to run ... John McCormick is a free-lance writer and computer consultant.

http://gcn.com/articles/2003/08/27/power-user-linux-a-comer-or-a-goner.aspx?sc_lang=en

HP's Pavilion ze5300 matches power with price -- Government Computer News

08/22/2003

Of course, there are drawbacks, such as the nearly 8 pounds of equipment you have to tote ... There are downsides to this system besides the weight. ... The final shortcoming is that battery life is too short by almost any standard'about two ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2003/08/22/hps-pavilion-ze5300-matches-power-with-price.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power users take note -- Government Computer News

08/21/2003

Power users take note ... Power-user notebooks can have it all, but only at a heavyweight price ... You might not travel light, but souped-up notebook PCs let you ride in style ... Power-user notebook PCs are the Hummers of mobile computing.

http://gcn.com/articles/2003/08/21/power-users-take-note.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: You can find anything'almost'with these search tools -- Government Computer News

08/14/2003

Power User: You can find anything'almost'with these search tools ... As computer power grows, the needs and wants of users expand exponentially. ... A 1.44M floppy disk once seemed almost impossible to fill up with data. ... Reader Comments

http://gcn.com/articles/2003/08/14/power-user-you-can-find-anythingalmostwith-these-search-tools.aspx?sc_lang=en

A checklist for staying on schedule -- Government Computer News

08/07/2003

Elements of success ... Project management software helps you see when your team is going off schedule. ... Getting back on track is the true measure of your management skills. ... Remember that changes in the overall plan occur almost daily.

http://gcn.com/articles/2003/08/07/a-checklist-for-staying-on-schedule.aspx?sc_lang=en

Elements of success -- Government Computer News

08/07/2003

These project management tools can help you keep that work on track ... Project management software is a vital tool for any complex undertaking that has both a ... Tools for project management vary greatly in complexity as well as in mission.

http://gcn.com/articles/2003/08/07/elements-of-success.aspx?sc_lang=en

Speech recognition -- Government Computer News

08/07/2003

For 20 years developers have been promising that someday we would communicate with ... But until very recently, speech recognition has remained a tiny niche application at best ... The other, much more important application is in dictation.

http://gcn.com/articles/2003/08/07/speech-recognition.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: How to find the needle in the haystack -- Government Computer News

07/23/2003

Limiting hits to certain file extensions is a great way to shorten search time. ... So-called Google hacks are gimmicks that let you fine-tune a search. ... Don't worry that you might violate copyrights'Google itself posts application ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2003/07/23/power-user-how-to-find-the-needle-in-the-haystack.aspx?sc_lang=en

 

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The client -- Government Computer News

06/04/2003

Related Links ... Inexpensive PCs could be just the thing for your network ... For decades users received their network services via dedicated terminals. ... There are several categories of client hardware in use today'although there is ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2003/06/04/the-client.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: In-house video setup needn't cost more than $5,000 -- Government Computer News

04/30/2003

Power User: In-house video setup needn't cost more than $5,000 ... It makes sense to have digital recordings good enough to incorporate into later projects. ... I wanted the ability to record near-broadcast-quality digital video under various ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2003/04/30/power-user-inhouse-video-setup-neednt-cost-more-than-5000.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: Ounce of assessment is worth pounds of missed security cures -- Government Computer News

04/16/2003

Power User: Ounce of assessment is worth pounds of missed security cures ... My central Pennsylvania county's emergency management coordinator recently asked me and ... In such a rural area, computer security doesn't top the priority list.

http://gcn.com/articles/2003/04/16/power-user-ounce-of-assessment-is-worth-pounds-of-missed-security-cures.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: A guide to XP Pro -- Government Computer News

03/17/2003

Government users just migrating to Microsoft Windows XP Professional will find a particularly ... But select Copy, Esc, and you return to the original document. ... Once you've designed a new alphabet or special character for your office or ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2003/03/18/power-user-a-guide-to-xp-pro.aspx?sc_lang=en

Compatibility problems plague DVD -- Government Computer News

03/05/2003

Compatibility is far from assured even using the original standards. ... There are few things more dispiriting than discovering your backup media won't work ... DVD hardware is more consumer-oriented and not usually built for mission-critical ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2003/03/05/compatibility-problems-plague-dvd.aspx?sc_lang=en

Picking up the pieces -- Government Computer News

03/05/2003

Backup and disaster recovery software can help save the day ... Knowing what data or services must be restored first in any situation is vital to a well- ... Regardless of the cause, the response to virtually any security problem requires you ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2003/03/05/picking-up-the-pieces.aspx?sc_lang=en

Norton Ghost shadows your system -- Government Computer News

03/05/2003

The ultimate backup is to have a mirror image of a system on a separate hard drive stored ... The most significant use for Ghost is to create a clone. ... This is useful as a backup or simply to produce a number of identical PCs for an office ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2003/03/05/norton-ghost-shadows-your-system.aspx?sc_lang=en

Watch the bugs and don't get stung'or complacent -- Government Computer News

02/21/2003

New server software vulnerabilities pop up every day, but most are never exploited. ... That can lead to complacency on the part of Web site administrators. ... Here's an example of how a cracker could use the information in the accompanying ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2003/02/21/watch-the-bugs-and-dont-get-stungor-complacent.aspx?sc_lang=en

'Naked' federal sites are open to attack -- Government Computer News

02/21/2003

Federal Web sites unwittingly reveal treasure trove of security data ... Federal Web servers are broadcasting critical security data about themselves. ... Other than a password list, an administrator could hardly give crackers information ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2003/02/21/naked-federal-sites-are-open-to-attack.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: Speed up remote Net access and slow down attackers -- Government Computer News

02/20/2003

Power User: Speed up remote Net access and slow down attackers ... If you work in a field office that's networked only through the Internet, and if ... It probably contains some documentation and the entry localhost, which always has the IP ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2003/02/20/power-user-speed-up-remote-net-access-and-slow-down-attackers.aspx?sc_lang=en

 

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Power User: A simple formula sets shortcuts for Windows apps -- Government Computer News

01/22/2003

Power User: A simple formula sets shortcuts for Windows apps ... Omnipresent computer mice have made many users forget that the keyboard can control Microsoft ... The easiest and most useful shortcuts are the three-key combinations that open ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2003/01/22/power-user-a-simple-formula-sets-shortcuts-for-windows-apps.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: Power User looks back to 1982 and forward to 2022 -- Government Computer News

10/02/2002

My stint in this space has been the most enjoyable of all. ... Even more than my technology experience at various levels of government, your ... I don't have to tell you that business and government approach IT very differently.

http://gcn.com/articles/2002/10/02/power-user-power-user-looks-back-to-1982-and-forward-to-2022.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: Mine rescue puts PC crisis in perspective -- Government Computer News

08/21/2002

Power User: Mine rescue puts PC crisis in perspective ... Three hard-drive catastrophes in as many months is about average for a large office, but ... My main drive'in a nearly new system'crashed last month so badly that none of my computers ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2002/08/21/power-user-mine-rescue-puts-pc-crisis-in-perspective.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: Here's a guide to finding what's invisible on the Web -- Government Computer News

08/08/2002

Power User: Here's a guide to finding what's invisible on the Web ... These valuable resources make it increasingly difficult to avoid crashing your system ... Navigatesmarter.com has a feature called Quickbrowse, which eliminates the need to ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2002/08/08/power-user-heres-a-guide-to-finding-whats-invisible-on-the-web.aspx?sc_lang=en

LCD prices drop within reach -- Government Computer News

08/02/2002

Sub-$1,000 LCD panels are looking better and better ... If you haven't taken LCD monitors seriously as an alternative to traditional CRT ... Two years ago the only people who got LCDs were those with enough clout to demand and get the latest ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2002/08/02/lcd-prices-drop-within-reach.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: Google is a user's best friend -- Government Computer News

07/18/2002

Every Web user should know how to exploit the features of the powerful Google.com ... It appears as a little search window in every browser session. ... It makes searching for images or discussion groups easy. ... Looking to buy something?

http://gcn.com/articles/2002/07/18/power-user-google-is-a-users-best-friend.aspx?sc_lang=en

Tools for secure networks -- Government Computer News

07/05/2002

Related Links ... Network management tools will tell you what's going on ... More than ever, managers have to balance security with ease of use ... A vast number of programs can be loosely described as network management tools.

http://gcn.com/articles/2002/07/05/tools-for-secure-networks.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: Can Flash MX beat .Net? -- Government Computer News

06/26/2002

The San Francisco software publisher boasts that the XP suite can build what it calls Rich ... For Web site visitors, that means seeing search results and real-time updates without having to ... It saves bandwidth and makes sites friendlier.

http://gcn.com/articles/2002/06/26/power-user-can-flash-mx-beat-net.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: Who needs a Linux PDA? Sharp users, that's who -- Government Computer News

06/12/2002

The fight for market share among makers of personal digital assistants mostly involves ... If, like me, you can draw most letters correctly but have trouble entering certain ... Slide down the bottom cover to use a full QWERTY keyboard.

http://gcn.com/articles/2002/06/12/power-user-who-needs-a-linux-pda-sharp-users-thats-who.aspx?sc_lang=en

Reporting for duty -- Government Computer News

06/07/2002

Small laser printers shoulder the document load for many offices ... They're still the paper generators of choice for most text documents'but these days all ... One major difference is whether the printer generates an image internally from a ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2002/06/07/reporting-for-duty.aspx?sc_lang=en

 

 

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Dynamic content -- Government Computer News

05/30/2002

These tools animate, automate, protect, personalize and update Web pages ... Web management tools give you the ability to bring your site to life ... Add the mandate to make online information available to everyone'to comply with Section 508 ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2002/05/30/dynamic-content.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: Stay up-to-date on archives, e-mail traces and bugs -- Government Computer News

05/22/2002

Power User: Stay up-to-date on archives, e-mail traces and bugs ... Ever want to turn back Internet time and see what your agency's Web home page looked like a few ... The archive of www.whitehouse.gov also makes for fascinating reading.

http://gcn.com/articles/2002/05/22/power-user-stay-uptodate-on-archives-email-traces-and-bugs.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: Search, drag, back up. Organize your favorites -- Government Computer News

05/01/2002

May 01, 2002 ... If you do online research, your Favorites list is probably as long and disorganized ... Microsoft Internet Explorer has no good way to manage favorite links or find specific ... Backup should be routine for every user anyhow.

http://gcn.com/articles/2002/05/01/power-user-search-drag-back-up-organize-your-favorites.aspx?sc_lang=en

POWER USER -- Government Computer News

04/12/2002

.Net can Web-enable almost any application via Java and Extensible Markup Language. ... And development goes fast through .Net Framework, a programming model that ... All .Net languages use the same application programming interfaces.

http://gcn.com/articles/2002/04/12/power-user.aspx?sc_lang=en

Keys to access -- Government Computer News

04/12/2002

Keys to access<@VM>Testing sites are worth a try, but reports might not enlighten ... Browsers, other tools make the job easier for many users ... What are the incentives for creating accessible systems? ... The shortest answer is cost.

http://gcn.com/articles/2002/04/12/keys-to-access.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: You can get a commanding view in Windows 2000 -- Government Computer News

03/14/2002

Power User: You can get a commanding view in Windows 2000 ... Another shell named explorer.exe became Windows' graphical interface'that's why the Microsoft ... A command-line shell is perfect for automating tasks such as file management or ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2002/03/15/power-user-you-can-get-a-commanding-view-in-windows-2000.aspx?sc_lang=en

Power User: Less could be more -- Government Computer News

02/16/2002

Feb 16, 2002 ... It's fast, stable and a multimedia user's dream. ... Unfortunately, it never became much more than a dream because its low sales limited ... For a small company such as Be Inc., guerrilla marketing tactics just weren't enough ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2002/02/16/power-user-less-could-be-more.aspx?sc_lang=en

Rated XP -- Government Computer News

01/18/2002

These latest releases of applications will do Windows XP ... When do I need XP-ready apps? ... If you want to take advantage of XP's collaborative features, the applications in ... Some specialists consider this a very insecure environment.

http://gcn.com/articles/2002/01/18/rated-xp.aspx?sc_lang=en

POWER USER -- Government Computer News

01/18/2002

Except for a good chair and up-to-date computer hardware, my office looks like a war ... Obviously, the enterprise software you use is a different matter. ... For example, staff members might need to spend a day or two in training to get the ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2002/01/18/power-user.aspx?sc_lang=en

POWER USER -- Government Computer News

12/06/2001

Removable clone drives are hard to beat for backup ... Early this year, a witchy combination of backup utilities completely ruined one of my PC hard drives ... Although the Presario is only about one-third as fast as the newest gigahertz PCs, ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2001/12/06/power-user_633659210505992397.aspx?sc_lang=en

 

 

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POWER USER -- Government Computer News

11/06/2001

As prices plunge for personal digital assistant devices, agencies are starting to buy in. ... PDAs can be fantastic tools, and I myself carry one everywhere, but I'm acutely aware that ... Home phone numbers for everyone in your work group.

http://gcn.com/articles/2001/11/06/power-user.aspx?sc_lang=en

POWER USER -- Government Computer News

10/31/2001

What's an eXPert to think of the new Microsoft OS? ... Microsoft Windows XP will be the only operating system shipped on most PCs by January. ... The XP Professional edition also supports multiprocessors and has new administrative tools.

http://gcn.com/articles/2001/11/01/power-user_633659209441284455.aspx?sc_lang=en

POWER USER -- Government Computer News

10/04/2001

Anyone can use a fire extinguisher, but only trained personnel should use medical ... False. ... This applies to a leading cause of office deaths: cardiac arrest. ... Until recently, only doctors could decide whether a shock was appropriate.

http://gcn.com/articles/2001/10/04/power-user.aspx?sc_lang=en

POWER USER -- Government Computer News

09/28/2001

You wouldn't think I'd have trouble finding weather information. ... There's weather info to be found everywhere, from outside my own window to the local ... Nevertheless, I am always in search of better weather information, both for my own ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2001/09/28/power-user.aspx?sc_lang=en

Portable PCs that do what PDAs do not -- Government Computer News

08/29/2001

In this corner: all less than six pounds and all under $2,500 ... The base weights for these systems can be misleading because different configurations ... Travel weight is what you'll actually have to tote around, and that includes adapters, ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2001/08/29/portable-pcs-that-do-what-pdas-do-not.aspx?sc_lang=en

 

POWER USER -- Government Computer News

08/28/2001

They're holding massive inventories even as new products are coming out, so prices ... I can't think of a better productivity investment than these useful little units in the ... Crashes do occur, especially if you often try out new software.

http://gcn.com/articles/2001/08/28/power-user.aspx?sc_lang=en

POWER USER -- Government Computer News

08/08/2001

Two products put new shine on telephone and dial-up Web services ... The biggest problem a power user faces with dial-up connections isn't so much their ... The handy utility can resume a partial download even from certain servers that don't ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2001/08/08/power-user_633659204757288274.aspx?sc_lang=en

POWER USER -- Government Computer News

08/08/2001

XP products look good, but the OS could create security holes ... With software, it's sometimes difficult to tell the difference between muscle and bloat. ... It also has speech recognition capability, not surprising in light of Microsoft's ...

http://gcn.com/articles/2001/08/08/power-user_633659008922618608.aspx?sc_lang=en

DIGITAL CAMERAS -- Government Computer News

10/25/1998

Federal managers are buying digital cameras and scanners in record numbers, and the reason is ... After spending a few weeks using two digital cameras, I’m not surprised by their ... They even printed well on 600-dot-per-inch laser printers.

http://gcn.com/articles/1998/10/26/digital-cameras.aspx?sc_lang=en

 

Once you learn how to use it, this is a good video-editing tool -- Government Computer News

10/25/1998

Once you learn how to use it, this is a good video-editing tool ... Pros and cons: + Powerful and fairly easy to use + Precise object positioning to three ... I didn’t find it very user-friendly despite earlier animation experience with

http://gcn.com/articles/1998/10/26/once-you-learn-how-to-use-it-this-is-a-good-videoediting-tool.aspx?sc_lang=en

 

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Fast Modems - BUYERS GUIDE -- Government Computer News

10/19/1998

Whether you’re connecting a LAN to the Internet or using your palmtop computer to ... One modulator demodulator, or modem, which converts your signal from digital computer ... But if you’re working with digital service, you won’t use a modem.

http://gcn.com/articles/1998/10/19/fast-modems--buyers-guide.aspx?sc_lang=en

Optical jukeboxes -- Government Computer News

10/12/1998

The measure of a jukebox varies with type of data and how it is used ... Magneto-optical disk jukeboxes, once the darlings of big-time mass storage, have ... Network managers in search of large-capacity data storage are instead turning in ...

http://gcn.com/articles/1998/10/12/optical-jukeboxes.aspx?sc_lang=en

 

Video makes the voyage to desktop PCs -- Government Computer News

09/21/1998

If you think video won’t become a mainstream office application in the next couple of ... Most of the factors that catapulted desktop graphics applications into the mainstream—faster ... Low-end analog editing systems cost less than $500.

http://gcn.com/articles/1998/09/21/video-makes-the-voyage-to-desktop-pcs.aspx?sc_lang=en

Travelers can tap the Web while away -- Government Computer News

09/07/1998

Some, such as CompuServe, offer reasonably priced toll-free numbers for connecting ... Perhaps you have trouble connecting to the office network over the Internet to get your e-mail, ... There are many other free e-mail accounts on the Net.

http://gcn.com/articles/1998/09/07/travelers-can-tap-the-web-while-away.aspx?sc_lang=en

Fast installation, sharp OCR accuracy make scanner a good buy -- Government Computer News

08/24/1998

Fast installation, sharp OCR accuracy make scanner a good buy ... Nothing I can think of—not memory prices, processor speeds or hard-drive costs—so ... What I got in addition was a surprisingly high-quality color and grayscale scanner.

http://gcn.com/articles/1998/08/24/fast-installation-sharp-ocr-accuracy-make-scanner-a-good-buy.aspx?sc_lang=en

Graphics software -- Government Computer News

08/24/1998

More and more images are appearing in agency documents and presentations and on Web ... Agency publications managers find that images are easy to include, enhance their products and ... They come in separate packages or in an office suite.

http://gcn.com/articles/1998/08/24/graphics-software.aspx?sc_lang=en

Web site authoring tools -- Government Computer News

08/10/1998

You can run, but you can’t hide—the Internet is everywhere. ... Now that a federal mandate requires agencies to make information more freely available ... It also can free workers from answering routine telephone calls and conventional mail, ...

http://gcn.com/articles/1998/08/10/web-site-authoring-tools.aspx?sc_lang=en

BUYERS GUIDE - Presentation hardware -- Government Computer News

07/27/1998

"All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players." ... Use a carrying case that can survive a drop by a luggage handler. ... Does your presentation demand a whiteboard, and will there be one at your destination?

http://gcn.com/articles/1998/07/27/buyers-guide--presentation-hardware.aspx?sc_lang=en

Online or off, DropChute tells you when a file is waiting -- Government Computer News

07/13/1998

Online or off, DropChute tells you when a file is waiting ... To send a file via DropChute, you designate the recipient and the file to transfer, but ... You can even chat electronically during a long transmission. ... More Editorial Webcasts

http://gcn.com/articles/1998/07/13/online-or-off-dropchute-tells-you-when-a-file-is-waiting.aspx?sc_lang=en

SCSI, IDE or Extended IDE—it is your choice, so don't get mixed up -- Government Computer News

07/13/1998

If you run many low-end PCs for standard office tasks or networked operation and ... But if you need top performance, are running a multitasking environment or need to connect ... For now, however, you need to choose between some version of


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PhoneJack shows upside of full-duplex call quality over Internet -- Government Computer News

06/29/1998

PhoneJack shows upside of full-duplex call quality over Internet ... Jun 29, 1998 ... Pros and cons: +Free phone calls with good to excellent sound quality ... Free Internet telephone calls until now have had several downsides: slow response, ...

http://gcn.com/articles/1998/06/29/phonejack-shows-upside-of-fullduplex-call-quality-over-internet.aspx?sc_lang=en

Backup drive keeps files safe, sound -- Government Computer News

04/27/1998

The stated backup rate is 60 megabytes/sec for the internal drive and 40 megabytes/sec ... Although the documentation indicated the unit would run under MS-DOS, my test failed ... A printer-out port kept the tape drive connected at all times.

http://gcn.com/articles/1998/04/27/backup-drive-keeps-files-safe-sound.aspx?sc_lang=en

Logically speaking, MindWizard isn't for everyone -- Government Computer News

04/27/1998

MindWizard is an artificial intelligence program that's supposed to simulate your own ... They promise future application-specific templates and macros that would make the ... But the index had no generic spreadsheet or database lists.

http://gcn.com/articles/1998/04/27/logically-speaking-mindwizard-isnt-for-everyone.aspx?sc_lang=en

BioMouse fingerprint ID system digit-izes PC access -- Government Computer News

04/20/1998

After I entered it, the software displayed a crosshair and invited me to place a finger on ... When I pressed down my left thumb, a clear fingerprint image appeared along the ... Almost instantly the security window disappeared, and I was in.

http://gcn.com/articles/1998/04/20/biomouse-fingerprint-id-system-digitizes-pc-access.aspx?sc_lang=en

Firewall Guard Dog barks at cookies, viruses and dubious pages -- Government Computer News

04/06/1998

Firewall Guard Dog barks at cookies, viruses and dubious pages ... Guard Dog has lots of optional tools to block various Net threats such as cookies, ... Cookies speed access to desired information, but they also store data about your PC and ...

http://gcn.com/articles/1998/04/06/firewall-guard-dog-barks-at-cookies-viruses-and-dubious-pages.aspx?sc_lang=en

Disk Mapper does spring cleaning of your hard drive, anytime -- Government Computer News

03/08/1998

Disk Mapper does spring cleaning of your hard drive, anytime ... As hard drives clog up with ever-larger files, it's getting to be a real challenge to ... Disk Mapper shows all your files graphically, so you can pinpoint the largest ones for ...

http://gcn.com/articles/1998/03/09/disk-mapper-does-spring-cleaning-of-your-hard-drive-anytime.aspx?sc_lang=en

MathWork's math tool requires advanced programming skill -- Government Computer News

02/23/1998

MathWork's math tool requires advanced programming skill ... One kind has an interactive, graphical interface with a programming language hidden underneath. ... It's easy for mathematicians, engineers and programmers to learn, but hard for ...

http://gcn.com/articles/1998/02/23/mathworks-math-tool-requires-advanced-programming-skill.aspx?sc_lang=en

PIM shares project info and databases -- Government Computer News

02/09/1998

There are two broad PIM categories: those focused on contact management and those that ... The first group structures data rather rigidly. ... The other, including Info Select, is more flexible about storing and retrieving ... Reader Comments

http://gcn.com/articles/1998/02/09/pim-shares-project-info-and-databases.aspx?sc_lang=en

VRCreator helps novices, experts create virtual-reality scenes at a low price -- Government Computer News

01/12/1998

VRCreator helps novices, experts create virtual-reality scenes at a low price ... Hypertext Markup Language programming is to hypertext documents. ... It lets designers apply real-world characteristics to objects in virtual worlds.

http://gcn.com/articles/1998/01/12/vrcreator-helps-novices-experts-create-virtualreality-scenes-at-a-low-price.aspx?sc_lang=en

Software glitches mar performance of Omniwriter - Loading the CD-RW recorder'ssoftware is a laborious task, complete with mystifying error messages -- Government Computer News

11/10/1997

CD-rewritable drives make disks that are reusable for nonarchival storage or backup. ... The Omniwriter reads and writes both these types of disks as well as reads ordinary CD-ROMs ... Apparently the software won't accept file dates that old.

http://gcn.com/articles/1997/11/10/software-glitches-mar-performance-of-omniwriter--loading-the-cdrw-recorderssoftware-is-a-laborious-t.aspx?sc_lang=en

 

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Device lets you receive up to 80 fax pages overnight -- Government Computer News

10/26/1997

Device lets you receive up to 80 fax pages overnight ... PC faxing hasn't caught on in the office because so many faxes are sent overnight when ... Computers lock up at times from software conflicts or power fluctuations. ... Reader Comments

http://gcn.com/articles/1997/10/27/device-lets-you-receive-up-to-80-fax-pages-overnight.aspx?sc_lang=en

Catch the wireless wave with a sleek SurfBoard -- Government Computer News

10/20/1997

It's a job hazard for presenters, who have the unpleasant choice of trying to control a slide ... The wireless keyboard is a stumble-free alternative. ... The keyboard is about an inch shorter and narrower than a standard business keyboard ...

http://gcn.com/articles/1997/10/20/catch-the-wireless-wave-with-a-sleek-surfboard.aspx?sc_lang=en

Downloading makes the Web go around -- Government Computer News

10/13/1997

Internet newcomers are usually astonished to discover they can get almost anything on the ... More and more users are enthusiastically downloading programs and upgrades right off ... Management's fear of downloads is certainly not misplaced.

http://gcn.com/articles/1997/10/13/downloading-makes-the-web-go-around.aspx?sc_lang=en

The AJ-D200 digital videocamera archives and edits like a pro -- Government Computer News

09/29/1997

The AJ-D200 digital videocamera archives and edits like a pro ... The bother of paying for film and processing, then scanning images into a computer is what ... What separates near-professional and professional quality images is the number of ...

http://gcn.com/articles/1997/09/29/the-ajd200-digital-videocamera-archives-and-edits-like-a-pro.aspx?sc_lang=en

Prepare for the DVD onslaught with DynaTek kit -- Government Computer News

08/25/1997

Prepare for the DVD onslaught with DynaTek kit ... Although there are few DVD titles, the drives are beginning to appear on the market ... The shorter wavelength means that smaller data bumps are detectible, and the bumps ... Reader Comments

http://gcn.com/articles/1997/08/25/prepare-for-the-dvd-onslaught-with-dynatek-kit.aspx?sc_lang=en

The eyes have it: Extron screen checker scores big -- Government Computer News

07/28/1997

The eyes have it: Extron screen checker scores big ... Jul 28, 1997 ... To activate it, just pull out the plastic strip protecting the factory-installed ... Refresh rate is the critical factor that determines whether workers suffer eyestrain ...

http://gcn.com/articles/1997/07/28/the-eyes-have-it-extron-screen-checker-scores-big.aspx?sc_lang=en

Bryce 2 graphics program sees 3-D picture, gives realistic look -- Government Computer News

07/28/1997

Bryce 2 graphics program sees 3-D picture, gives realistic look ... Anyone can use it to do photo-realistic terrain sculpting. ... The interface idiosyncrasies come from its origin on the longtime leading desktop ... More Editorial Webcasts

http://gcn.com/articles/1997/07/28/bryce-2-graphics-program-sees-3d-picture-gives-realistic-look.aspx?sc_lang=en

Jot notes, check e-mail, travel light with MessagePad -- Government Computer News

07/14/1997

Jot notes, check e-mail, travel light with MessagePad ... Jul 14, 1997 ... Its 162-MHz reduced-instruction-set-computing processor operates much faster than ... Other mainstream users, such as executives, writers, investigators and students, ...

http://gcn.com/articles/1997/07/14/jot-notes-check-email-travel-light-with-messagepad.aspx?sc_lang=en

GrabIt creates images with better quality than a digital camera -- Government Computer News

06/30/1997

GrabIt creates images with better quality than a digital camera ... Capture images from your video camcorder, give them special effects with the GrabIt plug- ... Consider instead an excellent image capture device you may already have: a video ...

http://gcn.com/articles/1997/06/30/grabit-creates-images-with-better-quality-than-a-digital-camera.aspx?sc_lang=en

OCR still doesn't beat a good pair of eyes -- Government Computer News

06/02/1997

Scanners these days have far better nonflatbed-feed mechanisms, higher resolution, ... If you want to implement a large document image scanning and storage project today, ... Indexing and storage for complex multimedia documents will improve.

http://gcn.com/articles/1997/06/02/ocr-still-doesnt-beat-a-good-pair-of-eyes.aspx?sc_lang=en

 

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Workbench Version 2.2 supplies updated BPR tools -- Government Computer News

06/02/1997

Version 2.2 will let you create custom methodologies as well as standardized objects ... It has improved access to visual attributes of model components, and you can generate ... New modelers in this version include use case and interaction.

http://gcn.com/articles/1997/06/02/workbench-version-22-supplies-updated-bpr-tools.aspx?sc_lang=en

Travelers use GPS map for accurate guidance -- Government Computer News

05/12/1997

They can always stop and ask for directions, assuming they find someone who gives ... What if they're investigating a disaster area where road signs have burned or washed ... The Tripmate GPS unit is small, light and appears quite rugged.

http://gcn.com/articles/1997/05/12/travelers-use-gps-map-for-accurate-guidance.aspx?sc_lang=en

Canvas delivers crisp technical drawing tools -- Government Computer News

03/22/1997

The package can do basic desktop publishing or photo editing, but its strength lies in ... Many word processors can do a limited amount of desktop publishing, but even ... Word or Corel WordPerfect can't handle specialized publishing jobs.

http://gcn.com/articles/1997/03/23/canvas-delivers-crisp-technical-drawing-tools.aspx?sc_lang=en

Voice Power lets users vocally guide commands on their PCs -- Government Computer News

03/22/1997

Voice Power lets users vocally guide commands on their PCs ... It's handy for surfing the Internet and customizing application launches. ... The package also has value for users with mobility problems or who are keyboard- ... Reader Comments

http://gcn.com/articles/1997/03/23/voice-power-lets-users-vocally-guide-commands-on-their-pcs.aspx?sc_lang=en

Buy these modems in pairs to get top performance -- Government Computer News

03/16/1997

They send at standard speeds and provide a maximum compressed data transfer speed of ... The internal HyperModem comes in voice and nonvoice versions. ... I tested the voice version because of its potential as a reasonably priced telephone ...

http://gcn.com/articles/1997/03/17/buy-these-modems-in-pairs-to-get-top-performance.aspx?sc_lang=en

The complex Mathematica now comes with a friendlier interface -- Government Computer News

03/15/1997

The complex Mathematica now comes with a friendlier interface ... Mathematica is for you as much as for engineers and scientists who feel at home with ... I would not have recommended Mathematica for mainstream professionals until this ...

http://gcn.com/articles/1997/03/16/the-complex-mathematica-now-comes-with-a-friendlier-interface.aspx?sc_lang=en

Print Studio beats office suites at some office tasks -- Government Computer News

03/09/1997

Print Studio beats office suites at some office tasks ... It pays to buy a package that duplicates capabilities you already have--if it's much easier to ... To choose a Print Studio template, click on a category, and a thumbnail image appears ...

http://gcn.com/articles/1997/03/09/print-studio-beats-office-suites-at-some-office-tasks.aspx?sc_lang=en

Don't write your passwords down-Master them -- Government Computer News

02/24/1997

John McCormick, a free-lance writer and computer consultant, has been working with ... Government Computer News delivers the latest news to your inbox. ... Plan to attend this webcast to support your agency efforts to design a practical ...

http://gcn.com/articles/1997/02/24/dont-write-your-passwords-downmaster-them.aspx?sc_lang=en

Genetic algorithm technology gives AI a boost -- Government Computer News

02/10/1997

Genetic algorithm technology gives AI a boost ... It's an industry cliche that artificial intelligence has not fulfilled expectations. ... That happened with speech and handwriting recognition, and even optical character ... Reader Comments

http://gcn.com/articles/1997/02/10/genetic-algorithm-technology-gives-ai-a-boost.aspx?sc_lang=en

Next up for Pcs: high-end graphics and power smarts -- Government Computer News

11/18/1996

Next up for Pcs: high-end graphics and power smarts ... Nov 18, 1996 ... The AGP represents Intel's line of attack on the dedicated graphics workstation ... By inserting this high-bandwidth, dedicated path between graphics chips, main memory ...

http://gcn.com/articles/1996/11/18/next-up-for-pcs-highend-graphics-and-power-smarts.aspx?sc_lang=en

 

 

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Take care of your hardware and it will take care of you -- Government Computer News

07/29/1996

Take care of your hardware and it will take care of you ... It's time to take a look at hardware dependability issues. ... I've been running some my hardware almost continuously for two years or longer. ... Pentium users tend to forget.

http://gcn.com/articles/1996/07/29/take-care-of-your-hardware-and-it-will-take-care-of-you.aspx?sc_lang=en

Software upgrades have all the grace of dancing elephants -- Government Computer News

07/08/1996

Software upgrades have all the grace of dancing elephants ... Long-time readers will recall my opinion of software upgrades: Most are useless. ... The rest contribute little except thrilling new ways to corrupt data and waste time on help ...

http://gcn.com/articles/1996/07/08/software-upgrades-have-all-the-grace-of-dancing-elephants.aspx?sc_lang=en

Beware of persistent security holes in some Java releases -- Government Computer News

06/24/1996

Beware of persistent security holes in some Java releases ... By John McCormick ... Are you responsible for a network using Navigator 2.0 browser from Netscape ... I've been hearing a lot of talk about security holes that let users innocently ...

http://gcn.com/articles/1996/06/24/beware-of-persistent-security-holes-in-some-java-releases.aspx?sc_lang=en

32-bit CardBus takes bandwdth to 33 Mhz if you're compatible -- Government Computer News

02/05/1996

32-bit CardBus takes bandwdth to 33 Mhz if you're compatible ... The culprit is the desire for newer and more useful features, regardless of the ... We can hope that a few hardware manufacturers will implement dual-voltage supplies ... ASCII.

http://gcn.com/articles/1996/02/05/32bit-cardbus-takes-bandwdth-to-33-mhz-if-youre-compatible.aspx?sc_lang=en
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