PC Pitstop January 2009 Newsletter

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This Month


Windows 7 Wish List

What does Rob want out of Windows 7? Will he get it, or will he have to wait until next Christmas?


OverDrive OverHaul

Even more functionality has been added to help keep your system safe and fast. Scan your PC again to keep it secure.


Goodbye 2008!

The best PC Pitstop user tips and the most commented on articles grace our top ten of 2008 list.


Ask the Pros – Answers

You asked and now the Pros answer your questions, from how to defrag the Windows Pagefile to How to speed up your boot time.


PC Pitstop

Guest Columnists


Bill P: Support You Deserve

It can be a nigtmare, but here are a few tidbits to help you get better service all around.


Techbite: New Year Time Wasters

What better way to ring in the new year than with some of the best time waster games and videos around.


Technologizer: Origins of Clippy

Harry McCracken follows the rise & fall of Microsoft Office’s late Clippy and other MSFT animated characters.

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Disk Health

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PC Trends


Open Office Use Soars

The PC Pitstop research team documents dramatic trends for this free software.


Cell Phone and PC Usage

Cell phones are getting more sophisticated by the day. Will they replace PCs in the near future?


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Tech Tips


Icons for Shutdown or Restart

Tired of digging through a menu to shutdown? Create a shortcut with these instructions from pastofino1.


Open Source, Security Tools

40 free progams to protect your PC and your Identity. Thanks to dimwit.


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opinionated daily take on the Web, mobile tech, consumer electronics, and PCs.

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From the makers of Roboform, GoodSync synchronizes files between desktops, laptops, and external drives, and works over a network or the Internet.



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