PC Pitstop Newsletter – March 2010 #2

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Guest Columnists


PC Matic Update

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5 Ways to Improve Windows 7

by Steve Hogan

These 5 simple steps will make your Windows 7 even better.


Windows Update Great Debate

by Chris Pirillo

Is there anyway around the massive updates pushed out by Microsoft?


Internet Explorer 9 Preview

by Harry McCracken

Sneak peak at the cool stuff on the way in the upcoming IE browser update.


Keep Data on Your Laptop Secure

by Leo Notenboom

Laptops are easily lost. This free, open source tool is the answer.


Facebook Kids Getting Younger

by Bill Pytlovany

Are the default Facebook privacy settings enough to protect kids?


Spring Cleaning for Keyboards

by Steve Bass

Tips and suggestions on how to keep the most used piece of PC equipment clean.


Why Are Laptop Touchpads Bad?

by John Dodge

Most of the world’s touchpads are erratic, unreliable and horrible.

Tech Tips


Optimize Firefox for Readability

by Tekzilla

This Firefox plugin gives your eyes a break and it easy to use.


Get Classic Start Up Back

Windows 7 start menu got you down? Get the fly out menu back with this tip from morbidbutterfly.


Run XP Mode on Windows 7

Run XP mode without hardware virtualization with this software tip from bob3160.


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PC Pitstop Research


New Look: Drivers Library

The latest and greatest drivers are presented to you in an All New, easier to navigate – layout.


Updated: Most Popular PCs

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