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Warding Off Y2K Are you worrying about your office computer, that linchpin of your homebased business.

By Amanda C. Kooser

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Are you busy stockpiling water, cash, canned fruit and powergenerators for that magic moment: midnight, January 1, 2000? Ifyou've had spare time, maybe you've also squeezed in someworrying about your office computer, that linchpin of yourhomebased business. Now that I'm working from home, I'vebeen thinking about my laptop. It's a couple years old, from atime before Y2K was nightly news.

Thankfully, we don't have to hire a consultant to check theintegrity of our machines. For $49.95, Symantec's Norton 2000scans both applications and hardware in search of Y2K problems. Itcan also fix your system clock and BIOS. A handy spreadsheet anddatabase scan covers any Excel, Lotus 1-2-3, Access or FoxPro datayou might have, generating a detailed report of its findings.Norton 2000 works with Windows 95/98/NT 3.51 or higher with 16MBRAM and 10MB hard-drive space. Visit for moreinformation.

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