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By Liane M. Gouthro

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  • Host With the Most: The newWebsite Trader Service from release 2002 of Peachtree CompleteAccounting ($270 street; $600 for the Multi-user Value Pack)provides templates to let you build an interactive storefront andstock it with up to 25 items for free. Add $20 per month, and itwill also clear your credit card receivables, depending on volume.Unfortunately, Peachtree still doesn't integrate online banking,bill-paying and small-business payroll services.

of IT professionals say e-mail software causesthe most IT support problems.

  • Change Is Good: Linux may begaining in popularity, but it remains a rarity on the desktop. Ifyou're thinking of switching, try MandrakeLinux ProSuite 8.0from MandrakeSoft-it features the stability and security ofLinux as well as a graphical interface similar to Windows. The $69(street) OS includes software as well, including a Web browser, ane-mail client and the StarOffice office suite.

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