Stories by Tom Mainelli and Tom Spring

The Shape of PCs to Come

The year 2001 is nearly here, and nobody's chatting with HAL just yet. But not everybody's crystal ball is as cloudy as Arthur C. Clarke's turned out to be.

Two Whistlers on the Way

Microsoft Corp. is finally merging its Windows 2000 and 9x lines with its upcoming "Whistler" operating system--but you'll still have a choice of Windows: Whistler will come in both business and consumer editions.