Daily Archives: March 12, 2009

Hell hath no fury like a lunchbox scorned

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay (of the popular televised competition “Hell’s Kitchen”) is notorious for his foul mouth and short fuse. Few and far between are the episodes that don’t culminate in crying contestants, as Gordon summarily rips apart their culinary slogs with a fiery enthusiasm. But where did he acquire such a dramatic and pigheaded disposition?

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Readers dubious of suites, want to mix and match

The tremendous response to our request for your opinion on the best approach to securing your PC gives us much to ponder as we prepare the next Security Baseline update.

Many readers feel that security suites stink, and best-of-breed is the only way to go — but, unfortunately, what’s “best” for one PC can be disastrous for another.

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Microsoft flubs a way to disable AutoRun in XP

Microsoft’s instructions for disabling AutoRun in Windows XP, which I referred to last week, pointed to an incorrect Registry key.

It’s easy to find the correct key, however, and understanding this Registry tweak can give you fine-grained control over the kinds of external media that AutoRun is allowed to work on.

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Downgrade Vista to XP in seven easy steps

Windows 7’s arrival is just a few months away, but many people aren’t waiting and just want to replace Vista’s newness — some say weirdness — for the familiarity of XP.

If you long for the good old days of XP and still have your install CD, this step-by-step guide will help you revert to Vista’s predecessor.

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