Practical Joke Aimed at Microsoft Products
Just when you thought you were turning the corner on Y2K compliance, some practical joker has initiated an email hoax that may make it to your staff before it gets to your IT department.
The joke centers around Y2K compliance of Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT.
The email starts out something like this: “Every copy of Windows will fail on January 1st unless you fix it now, to fix it…” The email then walks the reader through what looks like a fix. The instructions are easy enough for a third grader to make changes to a computer’s control panel.
Save yourself (and your staff) some time. Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT are already Y2K compliant, as long as you taken all the recommended actions in Microsoft’s compliance documents.
Voice of the Editor
Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.