CPM Download Pack

Prepare for and enhance your experience with any CMP site, including TechWeb, GamePower, TechShopper, TechTools and even File Mine. These apps will help you fully exploit the power of CMP’s online publications, and use these sites as tools to improve your work and leisure time.

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Netscape Navigator
All of CMP’s sites are best viewed through either Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer (below).

Netscape Navigator is a premiere Internet browser, combining speed, usability and reliability into a single package. Netscape Communications also introduced the idea of browser plug-ins, which are additional applications you can download to extend the browser’s capabilities. (See our Browser Plug-ins Pack for some great suggestions!) Beyond standard Web and FTP access, Netscape also provides integrated mail and newgroup readers, making it a one-stop-shopping package for many Internet users.

Licensing: Freeware
Requirements: Win 3.1
Publisher: Netscape
Download size: 5,784 KB

Internet Explorer
All of CMP’s sites are best viewed through either Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator (above).

Internet Explorer is Microsoft’s full-featured Web browser. With E-mail and Usenet newsgroup clients included, IE has some appealing features. Full support for Java and ActiveX make Internet Explorer a robust browser, capable of displaying Web pages and handling downloads with ease.

Licensing: Freeware
Requirements: Win 3.1
Publisher: Microsoft
Download size: 500 KB

PointCast Network 1.5 — Full Kit
Download the PointCast Network Full Kit and bring the latest news, sports and weather directly to your desktop. You can run PointCast as a screensaver or as an on-demand application, displaying your customized content choices as they are „broadcast“ by PointCast. CMP’s content choices are numerous, with daily deliveries from TechWire, GamePower and File Mine. PointCast is available for Win 3.1x, Win 95 and Win NT.

Licensing: Freeware
Requirements: Win 3.1; Internet connection
Publisher: PointCast
Download size: 4,201 KB

VivoActive Player 2.0
This popular plug-in for Netscape Navigator lets you view streaming video on the Web. CMP is building a library of video content, viewable with the VivoActive Player. Download and install the plug-in, and get ready for high-quality video streamed in real time to your computer, even at 28.8 modem speed. The video will play from the moment you click on it, even if you’re behind a firewall. Internet Explorer users don’t need the plug-in to view the video.

Licensing: Freeware
Requirements: Netscape Navigator 2.01; Internet connection
Publisher: Vivo
Download size: 752 KB

BackWeb 2.0
Stay updated on your favorite topics, effortlessly, with BackWeb. This service keeps you „in the know“ on subjects you’re interested in. BackWeb lets you automatically receive TechWire news headlines while you work on other tasks. Once subscribed to a channel, you’ll automatically receive information periodically in the form of InfoPacks — multimedia presentations or audio announcements. BackWeb is also available for Windows 3.11.

Licensing: Freeware
Requirements: Win 95/NT; Internet connection; 14.4 or faster modem; 16 MB RAM
Publisher: BackWeb Technologies
Download size: 2,313 KB

InCommon’s Downtown will search TechWeb for new content, automatically download it and notify you through an on-screen channel bar. Subscribe to your favorite channels and receive automatic updates as you work. Downtown is also available for Windows NT. Get Downtown!

Licensing: Freeware
Requirements: Win 95; 16 MB RAM; Internet connection; 14.4 or faster modem; Netscape Navigator 2 or higher; or Microsoft Internet Explorer 3
Publisher: inCommon
Download size: 2,024 KB

Wintune 97 1.0
Make your PC hum with the latest version of this must-have utility from the folks at Windows Magazine. This gem will analyze your system and recommend simple steps to optimize your computer’s performance. Wintune 97 measures key elements of your system’s operation, then displays a tabbed interface to show your PC’s performance in several formats. You get everything from a summary view of Wintune’s analysis to reports and graphs of your computer’s strong and weak points. Wintune 97 is only available for Win 95 and NT — Win 3.1x users should download Wintune 2.0.

Licensing: Freeware
Requirements: Win 95/NT
Publisher: Windows Magazine
Download size: 1,024 KB

Active Xcavator 1.0
Internet Explorer users can take complete control over ActiveX with this utility from Windows Magazine. Active Xcavator locates the controls that have been downloaded to your machine and helps you remove unwanted controls. Active XCavator lists ActiveX controls installed by Internet Explorer 3.0 or later. View information on the control, including the name, size and location of the file. If you have an ActiveX control that is very large, doesn’t work properly or was downloaded by accident, Active XCavator lets you delete it. If you delete a control by mistake, all you have to do is return to the original Website where the control was originally installed from, and it will automatically be reinstalled.

Licensing: Freeware
Requirements: Win 3.1; Internet Explorer 3.0
Publisher: Windows Magazine
Download size: 47 KB