October 2008 Newsletter #2



PC Pitstop Newsletter



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This Month


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State of the XP SP3 Mess


6 months has past since the release of Windows XP SP3. Is it finally ready for prime time?

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Microsoft Security Patch


Your computer may be in danger of remote code execution attacks. Read more for steps you need to take.

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Windows 7 – MSFT Make Good?


Microsoft is sorry, but for what? Dave reports back from the Microsoft Developers conference.

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Candidates & Computing


How important is it for the presidential candidates to have computer skills? Let’s discuss.


OCTOBER 2008 NEWSLETTER


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Bits From Bill


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Windows 7 & Cloud Computing


Live from the Microsoft Developers Conference, Bill checks in with updates on Cloud Computing & Windows 7.


Free Scans


Driver Alert



Driver Alert


PC Update

Improve system functionality & stability.



Free Spyware Scan



Exterminate


Anti-Spyware

Stop Spyware from slowing your PC.



Disk Health



Disk MD

Drive Refresh

Keep your Hard Drives working at full speed!



Personal Data Profiler



Erase


PC Profiler

Learn what others may discover about you!



Win Patrol Free Trial



WinPatrol


PC Watchdog

Who is watching your PC’s front door?



Full Test



OverDrive


PC Checkup

Most complete
PC analysis available.



PC Trends


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Broadband Technology


Broadband Genie, a new PC Pitstop partner in the UK, takes a closer look at the
current state of broadband.

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Websites: McCain vs. Obama


What if a presidential candidate spent millions on a web site and nobody visited?

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Election Instant Poll


Early voting has started in many parts of the country and now at PC Pitstop. Who do you plan to vote for?



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You could win $100 for participating in our current surveys!
See all past winners.


Tech Tips



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Open CD Drive Secret


Is your PC off? Instead of powering it on just to get at your CD, use this tip from morbidbutterfly.


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Sidebar Gadgets


Vista needs more cool desktop sidebar toys. Get some with this tip from Adamsappleone.


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Jazz Up Your Logon Screen


Fed up with the same old logon screen on XP or Vista? Spice things up with this tip from 8210GUY.


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$100 goes to the best tips each month.


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Special Offers


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Carbonite – Online Backup to Protect Your Files


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Crucial Technology – Best Memory Prices & Selection


Nothing improves system performance more than more memory. Crucial makes the right memory upgrade easy to find, easy to buy, and easy to install.
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