The long awaited official launch of Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system has come and gone. On October 22, 2009, Windows 7 hit the retail shelves. The initial media blitz and the launch parties are now just a fading memory. The early reports appear that folks are generally very positive concerning Microsoft’s newest operating system.
- Bits from Bill: Should You Upgrade to Windows 7 Now?
- Windows 7 – The Faster Version
- The Dodge Retort: Hopeful for Windows 7, But…
- Chris Pirillo: Windows 7 Security
- Ask Leo: My PC was Stolen, What Now?
- TechBite: 5 Tools to Tickle Your PCs Fancy
- Technologizer: Worst PC in America Slideshow
- Tip #1: Admin at Welcome screen
- Tip #2: Get Back the Classic Taskbar
- Tip #3: Install Windows Backup on XP
- PC Pitstop Driver Library
Why won’t my Outlook close? CLOSE dang it.
Click It.. [X] .. CLICK… CLICK IT….CLICK IT. I get so tired of this, why can’t I just close my program and be done with it? What the heck is holding things up?
- Technologizer: The Worst PC in America
- Bits from Bill: Another Secret to Fast Startup
- Ask Leo: 7 Keys for Account Protection
- TechBite: 5 Killer Word Tricks
- 1,000,000 YouTube Videos
- Chris Pirillo: Video Editing Made Easy
- The Dodge Retort: Windows 7 Launch Party
- Tip #1: Upgrading from XP to Windows 7
- Tip #2: Recover your Deleted Files, Free!
- Tip #3: System Restore is Broken
- PC Pitstop Driver Library
By Harry McCracken
There aren’t many pieces of technological design that simply can’t be improved upon, but the clamshell-style laptop computer case–introduced by Grid Systems in 1982–may be one of them. That’s why the vast majority of the portable computers built ever since have used it. But for more than a quarter-century now, inventors have been trying to top it, with folding screens, screens on stalks, folding keyboards, two-screen clamshells, tri-fold clamshells, and more. Most never even get off the drawing board. Herewith, a gallery of designs from Google Patents (click the filing dates to see the patents). There’s only one in here I might have considered buying, but on some perverse level I admire them all.
This confirms it!. It’s time to jump the Vista ship and get on board with Windows 7. No need to cling to that precious version of Windows XP either. Skip vista and hop into the latest and greatest. You know you want to.
In October 2008 wepc.com was introduced as a joint venture of ASUS and Intel to promote input for the worlds
first community designed PC. It appears this very novel concept is entering into a new phase and details are now being discussed regarding the much requested multiple screen and touch interface features.
However, you still have time to submit your ideas !
Just in case you were getting bored with the economy and the candidates, Sony brings you their 2nd Annual Battery Recall. This event is being held at the Palm Shore Resort and is hosted by Dell, Toshiba, and HP…… . Sorry, but a little levity helps as the occurrence of laptops catching fire, exploding and possibly damaging life, limb and property has become so commonplace that it’s almost a seasonal event.
Check out Robs video of what happens when a laptop catches fire. It’s had almost a million and a half views.
October 2008 Newsletter
Digital Gangsters and Scams
Bits from Bill: Malware Strongholds
Tip: PC Process Explorer
Tip: Control Panel Add-Ons
Tip: Build Your Own PC
New Survey: Drivers
Survey Results: Do You Know Your PC?
Research: Floating Point Pas
I asked Steve Hogan to take a look at the latest news on Lithium Ion battery fires. Here?s what he came up with. Thanks Steve.
Each year, the publishers of US tax preparation software bombard the ad space with their promotions for US tax preparation software. PC Pitstop took a look at just how prevalent this type of software is on US PCs. We also took a look at the most popular titles to see how they compare.
The results of our October 2006 PC Safety Survey are in. The overall survey summary results are shown below.
Our research shows that approximately 4% of the PCs that run our on-line tests have some sort of password management software on their systems. RoboForm and Norton appear to be the forerunners in this category.
Make sure to check out our October 2006 password management survey results.
OpenOffice.org 2.0 was released in October 2005 and is proving to be a formidable contender in the office productivity suite arena. The fully featured open-source suite is freely distributed and is a direct competitor of Microsoft Office. The suite contains word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, graphic and database modules. It can read and write most of the of the file formats found in Microsoft Office and many other applications.