PC Pitstop Newsletter – July 2009

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This Month


Top Loved Netbooks

Netbooks are becoming more popular, so we’ve researched the best loved mini PCs for your pleasure.


Is Windows 7 Price Right?

Prepare your pockets, Windows 7 has an official price. Is the price right for you to switch?


Windows 7 Family Pack Discount

Microsoft apparently has 3 for 1 multiple PC license package for Windows 7 in the works.


Ask the Pros – Drive Management

If you have partition pains, this Ask the Pros is for you. Learn what tools Windows already has for disk management.


OEMs Get Win 7 on July 13th

Reports of Windows 7, version 7264 flood the internet. Why the excitement, what’s different about this version?


PC Pitstop

Guest Columnists


Enlarge Fonts on Web Pages

by Chris Pirillo

Enlarge fonts on a web page and make it easier to read.


Twitter Under Attack

by Bill Pytlovany

3 Rules to Ward yourself from new Twitter malware attacks.


Hows Your Hard Drive Doing?

by Steve Bass

Keep up on the health, fitness, and maintenance of your hard drives.


Firefox 3.5 Review

by Harry McCracken

How does the new version of Firefox look under the hood?


HP Mini – Review

by John Dodge

The HP Mini Netbook with Verizon mobile broadband gets a thorough review.

The all new Optimize 3.0 – an incredibly powerful tool that will now do even more to instantly boost the speed,
stability, and overall security of your computer.


Tech Tips


Windows 7 Tutorials

Before you adopt Windows 7, here are some useful instructions to get acquainted. Thanks to Jacee.


Gmail HTTPS setting

Protect your emails from being read mid transmission & secure
your email privacy, with this tip from faith_michele.


Start Your PC With No Case

Who needs a case to turn on a PC? With this trick you can test your hardware without the assembly. Thanks to el kido.


Rotate Your Monitor Display

Here’s a neat trick to make your PC screen display as portrait instead of landscape. Thanks to morbidbutterfly.


$100 goes to the best tips each month.

Top 5 Drivers

The 10 drivers most recently added to our
Driver Alert database.

Click here for the full library
Product Date
NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 6/10/2009
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT 6/10/2009
NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 6/10/2009
NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT 6/10/2009
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 6/10/2009
NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE 6/10/2009
NVIDIA Geforce 9800 GT 6/10/2009
NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT 6/10/2009
NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS 6/10/2009
NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE 6/10/2009






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Best Memory Prices & Selection

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free, and simple. Just send an email to: [email protected]


Techbite Newsletter

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and PC World Contributing Editor publishes a free weekly newsletter
with commentary on the technology products he loves, the strategies for
getting the most out of them,and the gotchas that can cause computing
misery. Sign up for the newsletter here.


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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