By Bill Pytlovany
Typically changes to primary education in our country are slow to proceed. To my surprise there’s a push to remove cursive writing from school curriculum…
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Many were expecting this new chipset would lead to better performance and even a little head room for overclocking, but so far that’s not the case. Lets hope the required hardware fix puts this chipset back at the top where early reviewers had it.
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Let me save you the trouble. It’s not real exciting, isn’t real pretty, and I doubt anyone will be switching browsers because of this new release.
Provided there are no major glitches, I’m sure IE9 will settle into place without fanfare or interruption of IE’s ever dwindling market share.
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Microsoft has ended support for the long time king of Windows operating systems, Windows XP SP2. It’s a simple thing, says Microsoft, just upgrade to Windows 7.
Today marks the end of security updates for Windows XP SP2 as Microsoft pushes users to Windows 7. Funny but there’s not so much as a mention of that plague known as Windows Vista.
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By Leo Notenboom
How much do you trust them?
No, seriously, how much do you really trust them?
Because, all other issues aside, this is all a matter of trust.
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By Bill Pytlovany
Have you noticed that most of the software you’re buying these days is only 99 cents?
The traditional software industry, like many, has been hit hard by slumping economic times. At least that’s what appears to be happening. I can’t help but notice traditional software distribution is in a state of flux not unlike the media and publishing industries.
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Time to break out the tinfoil hats, Windows Vista SP 2 beta has been available since December 4th 2008. It doesnâ€™t seem to add anything exciting to this universally acknowledged lame duck of an operating system, so I guess that explains the lack of interest I’m seeing around the web. While Microsoft touts the inclusion of Windows Connect Now for easier configuration of Wi-Fi networks and support for burning Blu-ray discs, these features have been available by automatic updates since July of this year. Take note that if youâ€™ve recently purchased a system with Windows Vistaâ€™s Feature Pack for Wireless, it will already have WCN and Bluetooth 2.1 support included.
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Our June Tech Support Survey results confirm that the PC Pitstop community is filled with computer users who prefer to solve their own PC related problems and are frequently asked to help others with similar issues.
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Friends, it’s great to be here at the retirement party for Windows XP. As you all know, he’ll be leaving his full-time job at Microsoft as of the end of June. Just like Bill Gates, it won’t be an abrupt break with the company. You’ll see XP wandering the halls for a few years to come. Keep your guard up; when you least expect it you’ll be hit by an XP practical joke. Just last week I noticed he tried to hide file extensions for known file types.
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The Battle for Hard Drive Freedom
Full Tests Souped Up Again
PC Pitstop Hall of Shame
Tip: Move Files with Ease
Contest: Pit Sprints
Survey Results: Gaming
Research: Hidden Free Space
New Survey: Obsolescence
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Welcome to PC Pitstop. Or if you’re a returning veteran, which many of you are, welcome back. We sincerely appreciate your visit to our site, and I hope that we can help your computing experience in a positive way. Whether that’s autofixing a problem, or learning more about your PC, or finding a new online PC guru friend.
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Anti-virus update: PITSTOP topples K0URNIK0VA virus, 40 – Love
Improved test results: Get detailed info on running programs
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WELCOME to the Future, everyone! And thank you for visiting PC Pitstop.
More and more people are learning about the power of a Pitstop. Our traffic levels are growing by leaps and bounds, and we are so happy to play a role in your computing experience. But we’re not resting on our laurels. You see, we have a vision.
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