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October 5th, 1999

[8:30 AM] New Utility Checks For Apps With Y2K Problems

Blue Line Studios has released their Millennium utility, Y2K App Checker. For those not aware, the Year 2000 (Y2K) bug is a result of using two digits instead of four to denote the year. This may cause some applications to recognize January 1, 2000 as January 1, 1900. Any software reliant on date codes could obviously suffer from such an error. According to Blue Line Studios:

Although your Mac hardware and the Mac operating system are fully year 2000-compatible, it doesn't mean your software necessarily is! Y2K App Checker does a check on your installed software in accordance to an underlying database. If it finds any programs that have a known year 2000 incompatibility, it lists the program's name, its specific problem, and the recommended solution.

Y2K App Checker does a check on your installed software in accordance to an underlying database. If it finds any programs that have a known year 2000 incompatibility, it lists the program's name, its specific problem, and the recommended solution.

System requirements: Any Macintosh, iMac, or Mac clone, 4 MB of available RAM, and system 7 or above.

Blue Line Studios is providing Y2K App Checker free to the Macintosh community, but the product is not yet released. A specific date has not been announced, but The Mac Observer will be sure to bring it to you as soon as it is. You can find more information at the Blue Line Studios web site.

Blue Line Studios



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