PC Pitstop Newsletter – April 2010 #2




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APRIL 2010 NEWSLETTER

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Guest Columnists



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Extreme PC Makeover #4

by The Pit Crew


A tale of a father, his 11 year old daughter and their screwed up computer.


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IE6…Are You Kidding Me?

by Bill Pytlovany


The risks of Internet Explorer 6 are too great to ignore any longer.



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The Secret Origins of Windows

by Harry McCracken


A Microsoft insider’s look at the birth of the Windows operating system.


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Keep Info on Shared PC Private

by Leo Notenboom


If you have to share a computer…these tips will help you maintain your privacy.



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Ask the Pros-Enable Single Click

by Steve Hogan


Double clicking can get tiresome, so enable single-click in Windows 7.



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10 Unusually Useful Sites

by Steve Bass


Steve offers a stack of sites that will make your life easier.



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Windows 7 Gadgets

by Chris Pirillo


Chris responds to a Windows 7 question from the PC Pitstop community.



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Passing on the iPad

by John Dodge


Why the iPad isn’t worth the hype. USB support anyone?


Tech Tips




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Firefox URL Fixer

by Tekzilla


Typos too often? This Firefox add on fixes mistakes in your URLs automatically.


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Bootable Flash Drive


If your CD/DVD drives are unreliable use this tip from Jwh1o1 to install Windows via flash drive.


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Free Resume Samples


Download free resume templates that will impress your future employer. Thanks to rosangela_1957.


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Run IE8 Without AddOns


Too many add ons can cause IE to crash. Keep it simple with this tip from thehulk18.


PC Pitstop Research


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Updated: Top 25 Best Loved PCs


Check out the recently updated index of the Top 25 Netbook, laptop, desktop, and custom builds.


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New Look: Drivers Library


The latest and greatest drivers are presented to you in an All New, easier to navigate – layout.

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Process Library


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All New WinPatrol Plus 2010


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Other Newsletters


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Ask Leo

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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 forgetting 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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