PC Pitstop Newsletter – December 2011 #2

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Why VOIP is not Perfect
by Rob Cheng

Based on our experiences, here are common problems with VOIP

#1 OS in the World
by Steve Hogan

Windows 7 spot at the top is not news but how fast it got there is.

Can I Remove IE?
by Leo Notenboom

You could turn Internet Explorer off…but you really don’t want to.

Forced Browser Upgrade

by Chris Pirillo

Microsoft is forcing a worldwide automatic upgrade of the obsolete IE6.

Junk Your Java Now
by Daves Computer Tips

Why you should delete, remove, and abandon Java on your computer!

Too Little Virtual Memory
by Dave Tayor

Troubleshooting the “system is running with too little virtual memory” errors.

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How to Customize Facebook
by Make Tech Easier

You don’t have to suffer the default Facebook layout in silence.

3 Types of Hard Drives
by Burnworld

Back to the storage basics for your important documents, photos and videos.

The Root of IT Evil

by Enterprise CIO Forum

The challenge of sorting data to be kept and data to be retired.

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Set Up Ad Hoc Network
by Fred Langa/Windows Secrets

An ad hoc wireless network is a quick way to share files between two PCs

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Best Tips of 2011
The Pit Crew

The top tips submitted this year by members of the PC Pitstop community.

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My Favorite Free Software
by Bob Rankin

Of the thousands of free programs available…only a handful are essential.

Holiday Laptop Buying Guide
by Techlicious

Shopping for a laptop is no simple endeavor. Consider these options first.

Read a Blue Screen of Death
by Windows Observer

Get a chance to read a BSOD, so you can do some troubleshooting.

Lazy with Your Laptop
by Windows Talk

Everyone is guilty of being lazy with their laptops in one way or another.

Synch Your Lists
by ExcelTips.net

Have an occasion when you have two data lists that we want to “line up”?

Exporting PPT Text
by PowerPoint Tips

2 ways to export text from your PowerPoint presentations.

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RealWorld Paint
Tip submitted by Paultx

An excellent image editor that is light on resources and absolutely free.

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Minimize Annoying Sounds
Tip submitted by morbidbutterly

Using the Windows Volume Mixer to quiet annoying system sounds.

Tweak Windows AutoPlay
Tip submitted by lizardo_manson

Take control of what happens every time you insert new media into your system.

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