PC Pitstop Newsletter – August 2009 #2

Back to School Shopping Tip
Is Firefox Growth Real?
Do Kids Still Use Computers?
The Other Browsers
$100 for 1 Lucky Friend
Chris Pirillo Video: Can you Put XP on a Vista PC?
Bits from Bill: Facebook not for Everyone
Technologizer: XP Users Speak Out
TechBite: 14 Smart and Free Websites
The Dodge Retort: Netbooks Don’t Work at Work
Tip #1: Building Your Own PC
Tip #2: Identify PC Parts
Tip #3: Speed Up Menus
Tip #4: Record What your Hear
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I was at a party, and more than one person asked me for advice buying a new computer. Here’s what I told them and I thought I would share.

Are you sure you need a new computer? This is not popular advice, but I honestly believe that most people don’t need a new computer. The main reason people purchase a new computer is because the old one is slow. The first question is whether they might want to save the money and get the old one running faster. It’s not just the money. You usually lose a day getting the new computer running like you want with all of your files moved to the new one.

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