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CourtLink Adds

COURTLINK Inc., of Bellevue, Wash., has joined the frontier, launching The new site offers real-time Internet access to more than 700 federal, state and local court systems, says CourtLink.

The Internet service provides an alternative to the company's existing dial-up Windows-based program. Both help users track cases, search multiple court records simultaneously (by name or case number), sort results and order documents online, it says.

CourtLink also announced that it has received $15 million in financing from Internet Capital Group and others. Internet Capital also recently announced that it has provided $21 million to JusticeLink Inc., which provides e-filing systems for courts and attorneys.

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Contact Management

InterAction Sync Handles Outlook

INTERFACE Software, of Oak Brook, Ill., has debuted InterAction Sync 1.0 for Outlook Contacts, an add-on to the company's InterAction relationship management tool for law firms.

The software allows users of Microsoft Outlook to use InterAction's features from Out-look's desktop environment, says Interface.

InterAction Sync provides bi-directional synchronization and data mining capabilities between Outlook Contacts database, and Interaction's centralized relationship database, explains Interface.

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Voice Recognition

IBM Debuts ViaVoice for Mac

IBM has released ViaVoice Millennium Edition 1.0 for Macintosh, its first speech recognition software for the Macintosh platform. It provides users with an intuitive, easy-to-use interface to perform everyday computer tasks, such as creating e-mail and editing documents, by speaking, says the company.

ViaVoice contains a 64,000-word vocabulary, says IBM. After text is created, users can transfer text into Mac applications such as AppleWorks or Microsoft Word. Users also can create voice shortcuts for commonly used phrases.

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Operating Systems

Corel Ships Three Versions of LINUX

OTTAWA'S Corel Corp. has debuted its Corel LINUX OS, which is available for free as a download from its Web site, and in two boxed versions.

The free edition includes Corel Install Express, Corel Update and Corel File Manager, the company notes. The free version on CD may be purchased for $4.95, plus shipping and handling.

The standard edition offers Netscape Communicator, Adobe Acrobat Reader, WordPerfect 8 for Linux (light edition), Instant Messenger-ICQ compatible client, fonts, and more, it says.

The deluxe edition adds BRU backup software, clip art, games, 30-day installation tech support, eFax Plus service, a user guide, sound drivers and a 3-1/2-inch Linux penguin.

Corel also announced that it is currently developing Linux versions of the entire suites of its flagship products WordPerfect and CorelDRAW. The office suite is expected to be released in 2Q 2000.

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Desktop Computer

Dell Introduces Webpc

DELL Computer Corp., of Round Rock, Texas, says its sleek new Dell Webpc desktop computer is designed for quick, easy Internet connectivity.

The computer, about one-third the size of a traditional desktop tower, comes in five colors, Dell notes. While Macintosh favors food groups, Dell opts for geographically scenic inspiration for its color palette: Tahoe Blue, Sedona Orange, Sea Island Teal, Red River Red, and Napa Purple. (Peripherals can be ordered in complementary Tahoe Blue and Midnight Grey, it notes).

The computer can be purchased with an optional flat panel display, but comes bundled with a color-matched 15-inch CRT monitor, printer, and one year of Dellnet Internet service. It includes a Celeron 433 MHz processor, and five plug-and-play USB ports. It is only six inches wide, 10.7 inches high and 10.1 inches deep, Dell reports.

The keyboard has customized Internet buttons for quick access to e-mail, Internet search engines and preferred Web sites, says Dell. The unit also debuts Dell's new e-support button, that launches a self-diagnostic program.

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