August 1996 Table of Contents




By Fred Langa
Admit it: Sometimes things do go right.

The Explorer

By Mike Elgan
Cyberthugs are making mean streets of the info highway.

Windows at Work

By Cheryl Currid
You can't afford to skip the 32-bit festivities much longer.

Dialog Box

By Robert Kruger
Organized crime is muscling into the counterfeit software business.

How To

Optimizing Windows

By John Woram
Getting tired of those dreary shortcut icons? Redecorate.


By Jim Boyce
Grab your daypack. We'll show you some shortcuts to the Internet.

Power Windows

By Karen Kenworthy
Windows can play nicely with non-Microsoft applications.

Programming Windows

By Martin Heller
Defend the Web against control-copping pirates

Cover Story

Safety on the Net

Don't let hackers, crackers and outlaws wreak havoc on your Web site, your network or your system. Act now to shut them out, so you can safeguard your data, your company and even your family.


It's a High-Stakes Race in Groupware

As the competition heats up among Notes, Exchange and GroupWise, intranets are the dark horse in the race to dominate groupware.

Enterprise View

It's only ISDN, but I like it.

Enterprise Administrator

Outfit your troubleshooter toolkit.

NT Product Pipeline

Check out the hottest new products in the pipeline.


Living Color

If your color printouts aren't always true blue, give Windows 95's built-in color-matching system a try. With a little simple tweaking, your printouts can actually live up to their on-screen image.

Colorful Choices

Color your world with an ink jet or laser printer. We'll help you decide which technology is better for your projects and your pocketbook.

Go with The Flow

With the latest business graphics packages from Visio, MicroGrafx and others, you can dress up once-drab documents.

WINLAB Reviews

What's Hot

Ventura Redux: Omnipresent Publishing: Corel Ventura 7.0

Corel's remake of the venerable desktop publishing system promises one-stop shopping for all your authoring needs-paper, Web and CD-ROM.

Prodigious Pro: Quantex QP6/200 SM-2

Even as Pentium Pro desktops pop up all around us, prices on the high-powered PCs are plummeting. Quantex, a David in a Goliath-dominated market, is making its mark with the QP6/200 SM-2.

Recommended List

Check out our complete list of recommended products, including the top systems, notebooks, hardware and software.

And Our Reviews Of ...







August 1996 Letters

August 1996 Newstrends

New Products

August 1996 How To Buy

... a PCI network interface card

R&R: Resources and Recreation

WINDOWS Magazine Online

Superior Shareware


Recycle Bin