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8 July 1998

Cast your vote. The Age is polling readers on their feelings about Windows 98.

Lucent Technologies has incorporated RSA's BSAFE encryption technology into its Inferno network operating system. This will allow the new generation of networked computing devices maintain a high level of security that is interoperable across disparate network environments.

Steve Jobs' keynote speech at MacWorld today covers the iMac, another profitable quarter, and a peek at the future. Rhapsody has been re-christened Mac OS X Server, and will be available "late this year." The consumer Mac OS X will beta in Q1 of 1999 and release Q3. Macintouch has all the details.

Matsushita Electric Industrial (whose products fall under the Panasonic brand name in the US) and Microsoft have signed an agreement to collaborate on PC-TV convergence technologies. Matshushita will license WebTV and possibly Windows CE. This announcement follows Microsoft's announced ventures with Sony and Hitachi. MS is making the moves to own the future set top box market.

Lotus and Sun are working together to boster the NC's sagging reputation. The will roll out the latest Sun JavaStation NC connected to Lotus's eSuite Workplace 1.5, running on Sun's newest release of its Netra J server, at next week's Internet World Summer in Chicago.

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