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Y2K A-OK?

By Claudia Lynch, Benchmarks Online Editor

Well January 1, 2000 has come and gone and we're still here, most of us none the worse for either obsessing of not obsessing about the Y2K Problem. The folks here at UNT involved in the "Y2K Rollover" did an outstanding job making sure there were no big disasters waiting for people when they returned to work on January 3.

But it's not over yet ..

We may have passed the January 1, 2000 test with flying colors but many people, including UNT's Dr. Leon Kappelman, believe that Y2K-related problems will be with us for quite some time. Check out "Glitch Central" if you are interested in how things are going so far.

There are still some dates in the future that might cause problems with some systems. Two of these dates are February 29, 2000 and October 10, 2000. The 29th of February 2000 might cause computers to crash if they can't handle the fact that this year is a leap year. The 10th of October 2000 is the first eight-digit number of the new millennium and might cause some problems with our computers, according to the experts.

Upgrade your browser

As we mentioned last month, it's not really a Y2K problem but if you have a Web browser that is below version 4.5 for Netscape or version 5 for IE, you should upgrade to the latest versions of these browsers. To upgrade Netscape see: http://home.netscape.com/try/download/index.html For Internet Explorer, try: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/


References

Denton Record Chronicle, Sunday January 23.

List of adverse events from around the world: http://www.y2kalert.com/rollover.html

TipWorld - http://www.tipworld.com -- Year 2000 [IT'S NOT OVER YET - 01/10/2000]

Y2K: IT AINT OVER 'TIL THE FAT LADY SUES: http://www.y2kalert.com/fatlady.html