PC Pitstop Newsletter – August 2009 #2

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This Month


Back to School Shopping Tip

Thinking about buying a new computer for the new school year? Perhaps you should think again or at least wait.


Is Firefox Growth Real?

All of these browser market share numbers are nothing more than a ‘best guess’.


Do Kids Still Use Computers?

A generation of tech savvy kids may no longer need computers. Where does your family fit in?


The Other Browsers

Internet Explorer and Firefox aside, people are using many other browsers. Should you switch?


$100 for 1 Lucky Friend

Log into Facebook and join the PC Pitstop group for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift certificate.


PC Pitstop

Guest Columnists


XP Users Speak Out

by Harry McCracken

XP loyalists reveal why they won’t budge & why the alternatives leave them cold.


Can you Put XP on a Vista PC?

by Chris Pirillo

Chris says there is hope for those who prefer a XP world.


Facebook not for Everyone

by Bill Pytlovany

Facebook is a great communication tool, but it comes with its own host of dangers.


14 Smart and Free Websites

by Steve Bass

These websites are sure to come to your rescue in the future.


Netbooks Don’t Work for Work

by John Dodge

5 reasons why netbooks can’t be real work machines.


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


Tech Tips


Building Your Own PC

First time builder? There are lots of things to consider before you choose new parts for a PC. Thanks from got the flavor.


Identify PC Parts

A huge chart of memory, ports, card slots, power connectors, and hard drives. Thanks bob3160.


Speed Up Menus

Speed up your menus & avoid unnecessary lags with this XP and Win 7 friendly tip. Thanks rosangela_1957.


Record What your Hear

To record what you hear over you PC speakers or headset, use this tip from Corpsecrank.


$100 goes to the best tips each month.

Top 5 Drivers


Top Drivers Library

The newest drivers are presented to you in all their detailed glory. Make sure your PC is up to date.


Process Library

Check your PC against our running processes library to identify potential malicious processes and shut them down.


Most loved Desktops

Back to school time! Before you buy your kid’s first college desktop, check out the best of the best in our top desktop list.


Most Loved Netbooks

Netbooks are super hot right now, so check out the top rated Netbooks from our OverDrive scan before you buy.





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free, and simple. Just send an email to: picks@lockergnome.com


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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

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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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