What are the benefits of virtualization? This is a question asked over on Lockergnome Q&A recently, and I thought the answers may just benefit several of you out there. Now, we know that many of you already use virtual machines. Why not leave a GOOD comment on the video, explaining to those who don’t why it is they might want to look into doing so? See how that works? We all help each other! Remember – YOU were a n00b at one time, too!
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By Leo Notenboom
For some reason many people’s gut reaction to a malware infestation is to consider a new machine. That’s just … wrong.
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By Bob Rankin
PC Pitstop is proud to welcome Bob Rankin as a new guest contributor. Bob Rankin is a technology writer and computer programmer who enjoys exploring the Internet and sharing the fruit of his experience with
others. His work has appeared in ComputerWorld, NY Newsday, and other
publications. Bob is the author of several computer books, and offers
free tech support at AskBobRankin.com
Why use an expensive and complicated fax machine when there are so many Internet alternatives? Some even allow you to send and receive faxes online for free. Here’s a roundup of free Internet fax services…
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By Steve Bass
Privacy risks now extend to very legit looking sites and even your office copy machine. Yes, the copy machine!
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PC Pitstop is proud to welcome industry veteran Leo Notenboom as a new guest contributor. Leo has been involved in the tech industry for nearly 30 years. After retiring from an 18 year career as a Microsoft Software Engineer Leo went on to create Ask Leo!, a free web site where he answers real questions from ordinary computer users.
By Leo Notenboom
You’re minding your own business and one day you get email
from someone you’ve never heard of and they’re asking you to
stop sending them email. Or worse, they’re angry. Or worse
yet, they accuse you of sending them a virus! But you don’t
know them, you’ve never heard of them, and you know you’ve
never sent them email.
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The Road Ahead
From Bloat to Craplet
How to Rev Up a Vista Machine
Song: You’re Not Me
Product Update: Optimize Enhancements
Product Update: Overdrive Out of Beta & More
Help, Help, Save my XP!
Research: Installed RAM – Vista vs. XP
Tip: Handy MS Word Tip
Tip: Icon Restore
Tip: Reclaim CPU Power
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Recently my focus has been on how the computer manufacturers are clogging our machines with boatware and craplets. My most recent look at this problem was disheartening to say the least. Instead of continuing to whine, I decided to see what I could do about the problem.
I started with a Sony VAIO VGN-NR185 laptop. The same one used in the ï¿½From Bloat To Crapletï¿½ article. This first laptop uses an Intel Core2 Duo 1.6 GHz processor and 1024 MB of memory. I’ve always liked the VAIO from Sony but the recent problem with craplets and Sony’s position on DRM has led me to safer alternatives. I wanted to see how much time it took to clear this machine of the headaches installed by Sony.
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