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New Netscape Communicator Version is Faster, with More Features

If you’re one of the more than 2,200 Lab employees who’ve already upgraded to Netscape Communicator 4.51, you’ve probably noticed that the new version is noticeably faster. The improved IMAP4 mail system also offers a host of other features, including "pinpoint" addressing and access to mail folders from anywhere.
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Standard Configurations Simplify Computer Buying and Tech Support

If you’ve shopped for a computer — either in a store, on the web or via advertisements, the choices can be overwhelming. To help employees simplify the process and get the equipment they need, the Lab has adopted standard configurations for desktop and laptop PCs and software. Prearranged agreements make it easy for Lab organizations to purchase the sytems.
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Get the Latest Scoop on Y2K at June 22 Brown-Bag Session

All Lab employees are invited to attend a brown-bag forum at noon on Tuesday, June 22. The session will be held in the Bldg. 50 auditorium and will provide an overview of Lab efforts to ensure that our computer-based systems are Y2K compliant.
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Upgraded Central UNIX Server Offers Greater Speed, Computing Capabilities
As part of their continuing effort to improve services, the UNIX Group in the Lab’s Computing Infrastructure Support Department has upgraded LBNL's Central UNIX server,, to a Sun Enterprise 4500.
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Sun Workshop 5.0 is Now Available Under Site-Wide License

The much-anticipated new Sun Workshop 5.0 integrated development environment, which includes Sun Visual Workshop 5.0 and Sun Performance Workshop Fortran 5.0, is now available to the LBNL user community.
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New Feature for Macs Helps Integrate Data from FileMaker Pro Into Office 98

Last month, Microsoft announced the availability of a new add-in that extends the functionality of its productivity suite, Office 98 (Macintosh Edition). This add-in will make it easy for customers to use familiar tools in Office 98 with data stored in FileMaker Pro for Macintosh. For the first time, it is easy to integrate the power of FileMaker Pro with the analysis and communication features of Office 98.
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Berkeley Lab Computing News Here to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Computer

Berkeley Lab Computing News is the monthly electronic newsletter for Lab computer users. Computing News is produced by the Lab's Information and Computing Sciences Division, which is responsible for computer infrastructure support, computer protection and Lab-wide information systems and support.
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