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Week in review: Feb. 10-14

For those who have been unable to keep up with recent technology news, we offer a review of the past week's highlights.

For those who were unable to keep up with technology news during the week and would like to get caught up, we offer a roundup of the week's highlights:

 In Business 

Although Microsoft emerged largely unscathed following a federal look into its business practices, an investigation by the Texas attorney general could present new worries. Even the AG's office in Microsoft's home state is seeking information on the Texas probe, which is focused on the software giant's forays into Internet software and online commerce. Meanwhile, at Apple Computer, which is trying to chip away at Microsoft's domination of the PC market, four executives vacated their offices and the company's so-founder, Steve Jobs, is expected to set up shop soon.
States looking at Texas MS probe
Apple execs leave; Jobs moves in
Software tax break on table

 In Computing 

Hoping to reclaim its title as the most innovative maker of portable computers, Apple will soon unveil a high-performance notebook. Initially, the PowerBook 3400 line will run at 180 or 200 MHz, but a 240-MHz version is expected to ship in April. If computer makers aren't boosting speed, then they?re lowering prices. And that?s just what Digital Equipment is doing by joining Compaq and Hewlett-Packard in selling entry-level PCs for less than $1,000.
Apple powers up
Digital joins PC price wars
Low-cost home PCs on way
Motorola backs Rockwell's 56 kbps

 In The Net 

The insurgency against America Online started with a bang as bands of self-described "rioters" fanned out across the network's many chat rooms to create havoc. But it ended with a whimper as two hours later the assault had largely dissipated. Is it possible the participants, who were protesting poor service and congested access, had trouble logging on?
AOL skirmishes begin
Coalition frowns on ISP access fees
Bill to nail CDA's coffin
Boston libraries restrict Web access

 In Intranets 

Microsoft plans to enhance remote access and wide area routing capabilities for Windows NT Server 5.0. The effort is code-named Steelhead and offers further proof that Microsoft intends to make Windows NT Server an "industrial strength" OS. Meanwhile, Intel's networking division is planning an "avalanche" of activity regarding Fast Ethernet technology.
MS steels Windows NT
Intel plans networking avalanche
Netscape jacks up prices
MS eases Web server migration