Bob Rankin: Free Internet Faxing

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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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The Highs and Lows of Upgrading to Windows 7

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2009 was a great year at PC Pitstop. We have a lot to be proud of in the past year. We now have three products that can be considered best in breed, PC Matic, Optimize 3.0, and Driver Alert 2.0. More importantly, we have assembled an incredible team of dedicated and talented individuals. From development, to marketing, to customer service to technical support, we are striving to be the best we can be.

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Average Installed Memory – Vista vs. XP

Vista vs XP: Average Installed RAM

Back in May 2006, when Microsoft announced Vista system memory requirements of 512 MB for “Vista Capable” and 1 GB for “Vista Premium Ready” classifications, the average XP system had 833 MB and 659 MB of installed memory for Desktop and Portable systems respectively. Once Vista was released in early 2007, most users determined that “more memory was better” as the average installed desktop memory rose relatively quickly to over 2 GB on Vista systems. In recent months, it is not uncommon for PC manufacturers to market Vista systems with 3 GB of RAM. The emergence of 64-bit architecture has also likely played a role in the increase of average RAM.

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