Daily Archives: November 11, 2010

Finding a cure may mean looking elsewhere

Sometimes, what seems to be a networking problem is actually caused by the actions of a totally different PC subsystem.

By making simple adjustments to that second system, you can often resolve the networking problem.

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How to compare a notebook to a dead fish

Most of us are all too familiar with the funny and somewhat obnoxious PC-vs.-Apple commercials. But back in the 1980s, Compaq took a more indirect but just as humorous swipe at the competition — IBM. Starring the famous and hilarious John Cleese, Compaq’s new portable computer is put up against a … 22-pound fish!

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Searching for an easy-to-use e-mail client

Sometimes the best application is not the one with the most bells and whistles — it’s the one that does the job with minimal fuss.

Lounge member Dick Moores is helping out a friend who’s migrating to Windows 7 but may find Outlook more than is needed. Dick raises the question of what’s the best, simple e-mail client, and gets a passel of opinions.

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Windows XP: Looking back, looking forward

On October 22, Microsoft pulled the plug on sales of Windows XP, ending the operating system’s spectacular nine-year run.

With no new copies being sold, support for XP will start to decline. Fortunately, XP’s long run has produced a ton of collected wisdom: everything you need to keep your copy going strong and — when ready — to help you move on.

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