Minimum Requirements For Windows 7 RC 1

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We’re coming into the home stretch for the release of Windows 7. Tuesday May5th, Microsoft made available Windows 7 RC 1 for everyone to download. In an attempt to avoid a server jamming rush there are no time limits on how long you have to download this release. There are no limitations on keys available and the servers are giving good to great download speeds.

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PC Pitstop Community Offers $ Saving Tips

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So far, over 20,000 of you have responded to our current survey about the economy. Along with the responses have come some great money saving ideas – that we have decided to share.

We will continue to add to this list as we receive more responses.

If you have yet to complete the survey for a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Certificate – you still have time (the survey ends on February 28, 2009). Please keep in mind all responses selected to be shared on this site are done so anonymously.

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A Close Look at Broadband Technology

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Broadband Genie, a new PC Pitstop partner in the UK, takes a closer look at the current state of broadband technology. Broadband used to be the cutting edge, final frontier of home and business internet access, but over the past five years or so broadband has gone from being accessible only to the wealthiest homes and clients to something which is cheap or sometimes free when bundled with other telecommunications packages. With increasing speeds and new technology constantly improving the application of broadband around the home, it can be a confusing and jargon-filled world, but hopefully this guide will help you to understand some of the more widely used terms and where broadband is headed in the future.

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September 2008 Newsletter

  • *OverDrive 3D Benchmark
  • *Virus Wars I
  • *IE 8 Rains on Firefox Parade
  • *Bits from Bill: Whats Wrong with Toolbars
  • *Bits from Bill: Google Enters Browser War
  • *Malware Survey Results
  • *Women Forget More Than Men
  • *Online Backup Survey
  • *Tip #1: Browser Keyboard Shortcuts
  • *Tip #2: XP Home Security Tab
  • *Tip #3: Tip for Encoding with Nero 8
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    XP Service Pack 3 – Adoption Rates Could be Worse

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    Since its release in early May 2008, there has been plenty of press concerning the issues with Microsoft’s XP Service Pack 3. Common sense would tell us that such negative press would drastically slow the rate that folks would update to the release. PC Pitstop analyzed the percentage of XP users that have updated their systems to SP3 during the first three months since its release and compared them to the adoption rates of SP2 during its roll out.

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    Battle Of The Sexes

    Through our world renowned OverDrive diagnostic test, PC Pitstop has accumulated a unique view of trends in the PC industry. In this report, we take a look at several million computers to analyze the computing differences between males and females.

    Surprisingly, there are some very large and real differences between male and female computers. We take a light hearted look at the battle of the sexes for computing supremacy. Roll your mouse over each chart to learn more about each and every tasty difference.


    Men Are Faster than Women

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