PC Pitstop Newsletter – September 2009



PC Pitstop Newsletter


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This Month


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PC Specs Don’t Matter


A new marketing campaign from AMD suggests consumers only care about what a computer can do – not the specs.

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OverDrive “Outstanding Tool”


An industry expert calls OverDrive an “outstanding tool” for PC diagnostics.

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Ask the Pros – Kill Fake AntiVirus


Just as problematic and infectious as the Swine Flu – how to get rid your PC of fake antivirus software.

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2 Steps to Dual Boot Windows


Not sure about Windows 7 after the bad news about Vista? Try a dual boot setup with these simple steps.

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64 Bit Systems on the Rise


No longer reserved for servers – 64 bit processing power is now common in desktops.


SEPTEMBER 2009 NEWSLETTER


PC Pitstop

Guest Columnists


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4 Reasons Win 7 is 10x Better

by Bill Pytlovany


4 reasons you should upgrade to Windows 7.



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Do You Need More Memory?

by Chris Pirillo


A sluggish PC may mean its time to upgrade … is more memory the answer?



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6 Surprising Uses for Google

by Steve Bass


Google is not JUST a search engine, it offers a load of extra cool tools.



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World’s Weirdest Laptops

by Harry McCracken


Multiple efforts to top the standard clam-shell laptop design.



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The Politics of FIOS

by John Dodge


Not everyone will get Fiber Optic Internet & the reasons are purely political.


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Optimize 3.0 is an incredibly powerful tool that will now do even more to instantly boost the speed,
stability, and overall security of your computer.



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Tech Tips



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Screenrecorder


Capture and save small videos of what is going on your PC screen, including audio for FREE. Thanks to Paultx.


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Virtual PC


Run Windows XP on your Windows 7 or Vista machine. Thanks charlezag.


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Refresh Firefox Tabs Fast


Watching an auction or a page that you need to refresh often is easier with this add on. Thanks Wigan.


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Monitor Off Utility


For OLD laptops that don’t turn off screens to save power, this little utility will help. Thanks Adamsappleone.


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$100 goes to the best tips each month.


Top 5 Drivers







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Top Drivers Library


The newest drivers are presented to you in all their detailed glory. Make sure your PC is up to date.


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Process Library


Check your PC against our running processes library to identify potential malicious processes and shut them down.


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Top 25 Best Loved PCs


Netbook, laptop, desktop, and custom builds each have their own top 25 list in our satisfaction library.


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Popular Freeware


We’ve added more useful freeware and utilities to the list. Who needs to pay for good software anymore!


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Special Offers


Preorder Windows 7


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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. Check out their memory now.

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Free Trial!


Still logging in by hand? Let Roboform log in for you! No keystrokes to track, no hassle for you.

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Synch Your Files Automatically – Try Free!


From the makers of Roboform, GoodSync synchronizes files between
desktops, laptops, and external drives, and works over a network or the
Internet.


Other Newsletters


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Lockergnome


The
Lockergnome community newsletter, Pirillo’s Picks, features links to the best
discussions and blogs found around our various sites. Signing up is
free, and simple. Just send an email to: picks@lockergnome.com

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Techbite Newsletter



TechBite’s columnist Steve Bass
and PC World Contributing Editor publishes a free weekly newsletter
with commentary on the technology products he loves, the strategies for
getting the most out of them,and the gotchas that can cause computing
misery. Sign up for the newsletter here.

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New! Technologizer T-Week Newsletter



Technologizer’s T-Week is Harry McCracken’s weekly e-mail newsletter (delivered on Friday) with
highlights from Technologizer and original items. It’s timely, fun, and free–and you can
sign up to receive it right here.



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(http://www.pcpitstop.com)
was formed in February 2000, and offers users a unique way to make sure their PCs are running fast, stable and
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