BTW, Is Your OWN PC Year 2000 Compliant?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread
Thankfully, I have not been involved in Y2K remediation. How about some advice from those of you who have, especially with respect to getting our PCs TOTALLY compliant, er, "ready"?
Recommended manufacturers? BIOs upgrades? How safe is Win98, Win95, Win 3.1 (no snickering, pls)? What about Office 2000? Office 95? Virus checking apps? Internet Explorer/Netscape? Others?
Bring your questions as well as your answers into this thread.
It would be quite weird if the cobblers (us) ended up without any shoes (our PCs) because we blew it off.
-- BigDog (BigDog@duffer.com), July 11, 1999
A good question. I about half expect mine (Compaq presario, bought 3- 98) with W95 and Office 97 to be an expensive paper weight next year.
Even if they work well, shouldn't we keep them off the grid until power stabilizes?
-- Jon Williamson (email@example.com), July 11, 1999.
Big Dog, good advice. However, what with the more important "prep necessities" PLUS your library recommendation = Total Amount of Y2k Fundage!! Anything left over sure as heck is going toward more beans, not my stupid, %&&**%&)!%# computer.
-- NSmith (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 11, 1999.
For the Internet Explorer Updates & Fixes:
For a complete listing of Microsoft products and their y2k status. This also includes links to any upgrades and/or patches that are available for downloading from Microsoft:
A listing of the y2k status of some things we use:Click through to any patches or fixes available.
Thanks for this forum, it will become another "National Treasure" very quickly.
Take care all.
-- sweetolebob (email@example.com), July 11, 1999.
What about my IMac? Supposedly the Macs are compliant until 2040 or somesuch. Ashton, Leska, don't ya'll use the IMac?
-- Vic (Roadrunner@compliant.com), July 11, 1999.
Don't have an IMAC, but here's their site http://www.apple.com/about/year2000/
-- marsh (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 11, 1999.
Thank you, Big Dog, for bringing this issue to light. I plan to check into the matter at work tomorrow. (There's a lot of computer types there who I can rely on.) I'd hate to see the new year come and miss all the wonderful people that we've met on this forum. I kind of like my extended family!
-- Grace (email@example.com), July 12, 1999.