Daily Archives: March 15, 2007

The best free uninstaller

Most freeware uninstallers are just replacements for the Windows Add/Remove Programs applet. They don’t really uninstall programs but rather provide a user interface to run the uninstallers that are supplied with most programs.

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The best free Windows clipboard replacement

There are many clipboard managers out there but only a few that do what I want, the way I want. Clipx [1] and Clipomatic [2] are excellent.

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How to ensure you don’t have vulnerable software on your PC

If you want to keep your PC secure it’s essential that all your software is kept up to date with the latest security patches. When I say all your software, I mean all, not just Windows and Office.

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How to tell whether your anti-spyware program is itself spyware

It’s a sad fact that many of the so called anti-spyware programs in circulation are frauds designed to generate false alerts to panic users into buying them. Worse still, some are themselves spyware. Check this list to see if your product is clean.

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Tax filing for Nix

James Fogarty writes, “Gizmo, this site explains where you can get your taxes done free.” Hmm, just missed 2007, may be useful for 2008.

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Free games from Microsoft

Subscriber Robert Kolts writes, “Gizmo, Microsoft has a wide range of free games for download. Not exactly the latest stuff, but hey, it appeals to the kid in us all. Some are demos but a lot are the full games.”

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Seven steps to remarkable customer service

This excellent article suggested by regular contributor JW should be mandatory reading for all tech support staff. In fact, mandatory reading for anyone in a service industry.

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Weapon of mass destruction for geeks

Take revenge on the guy down the aisle with the USB powered coffee warmer [1] by targeting his coffee mug with this USB powered missile launcher

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New utility from SysInternals

I’m a great admirer of the utilities from SysInternals but subscriber Martin Cowen spotted this new one from Mark Russinovich that I missed. “ZoomIt is a screen zoom and annotation tool for technical presentations that includes application demonstrations.

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Good prices on computer software

Subscriber Mikel Peterson writes, “Gizmo, this site has some of the best prices on software I’ve seen. It’s especially useful for those of us with older PCs.

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