PC Pitstop Newsletter – July 2009 #2

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This Month


Thanks for the Comments

Introducing our PC Satisfaction Library, a one-of-a-kind index of user experiences that will guide you to the right PC.


Top Loved Custom Desktops

Our PC Satisfaction Surveys have revealed the top mother boards for custom built desktops.


Top Loved Commercial Desktops

Those of you in the market for a Desktop – might be shocked. One company dominates user satisfaction.


Top Loved Notebooks

Notebooks are getting lighter, faster, and more popular. The PC Pitstop community weighs in on the best & worst.


Google Chrome OS

Google has announced a new attempt to design a Linux based OS to reflect what computing is today.


PC Pitstop

Guest Columnists


Solving XP SP3 Problems

by Chris Pirillo

Software compatability issues that arise when installing XP SP3 may have a simple solution.


We Have Your Password

by Bill Pytlovany

Did you know that using the same password for multiple services could be dangerous?


7 Tools for a Better Firefox

by Steve Bass

Make your Firefox shine with the best 7 tools Steve could find.


Sneak Peek at Office 2010

by Harry McCracken

Discover what Office 2010 has to offer and how much it differs from 2007.


United Airlines breaks guitars

by John Dodge

How social media can bring a corporation to its knees with a simple Youtube video.

The all new Driver Alert 2.0 – now with DriverMatic technology. With Drivermatic your drivers are downloaded and automatically installed directly from the application. Less hassle for you, better performance for your PC.


Tech Tips


Runtime Error Codes

This is a great tip that explains what an runtime error is and what they mean. Thanks to Adamsappleone.


Extract media from Powerpoint

From Paultx, use this tip to grab media from Powerpoint presentations without wasting the extra space.


G.ho.s.t. Virtual Online PC

Get your very own virtual computer online that you can access from anywhere. Thanks to bob3160.


XP Backup Utility in Vista

Use the XP Backup Utility in Vista using this tip from 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 8600 GT 7/14/2009
NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 7/14/2009
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 7/14/2009
NVIDIA Geforce 9800 GT 7/14/2009
NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS 7/14/2009
NVIDIA GeForce 7050 / nForce 610i 7/14/2009
NVIDIA GeForce 8400 7/14/2009
NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GS 7/14/2009
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275 7/14/2009
NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2 7/14/2009






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Best Memory Prices & Selection

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Other Newsletters


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.



Lockergnome community newsletter, Pirillo’s Picks, features links to the best
discussions and blogs found around our various sites. Signing up is
free, and simple. Just send an email to: [email protected]


Techbite Newsletter

TechBite’s columnist Steve Bass
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.

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