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February 6, 2009

Listen to This!

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Internet radio isn’t dead. Well, one form of it is. I remember a while back when they tried to do “Internet radio.” That method bombed, but it didn’t signal the end of listening to stuff on the Internet with your PC.
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February 4, 2009

February Rumor Roundup

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After the thrill of the Consumer Electronics Show and MacWorld in January there’s nothing much happening in the computer biz these days. We’re in the February doldrums, but the rumor mill is still active about some upcoming events that may affect your digital life.
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February 2, 2009

Cloning a Hard Drive

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One of the tricks I mentioned in last Friday’s post was how to extend your PC’s life by adding a second, internal hard drive. You then clone the contents of the original hard drive to the second hard drive, and start using the second hard drive as the primary drive. That begs the question, “What is this “cloning” thing Dan speaks of?”
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January 30, 2009

Making Mr. Computer Last

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Things are looking pretty grim out there economically speaking. People aren’t spending money because people aren’t spending money. That means we all need to hunker down until people tire of not spending money. Here are some suggestions for hunkering down with your aged computer and not spending much money to do so.
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January 28, 2009

The Volume Label

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Most people would think that a volume label would be found by a knob and it would have tick marks going from 0 up to 10 (or maybe even 11). In the realm of computers, however, a volume label is something completely different.
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January 26, 2009

Mac at 25

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This past Saturday, January 24, the Macintosh turned 25 years old. I thought I’d take a moment to reflect upon my own Mac journey.
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January 23, 2009

A Password to Remember

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Do you recall the glory days? Back before the Internet, back when Windows lacked a password box at logon? Perhaps you don’t. Like the stone age, those days are gone for good; passwords are here to stay. Not only that, you probably need to use a password at least a dozen times during your computer day.
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January 21, 2009

Windows 7 Beta Trials, Part III

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Yes, I have have Windows 7 working on my test computer. It’s much more solid than Windows Vista was at this point in the process, and overall I’m pleased. I still don’t see the masses flocking to upgrade their PCs, though.
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January 19, 2009

Windows 7 Beta Trials, Part II

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With the freshly-burned Windows 7 Beta DVD in my PC’s optical drive, I was ready to begin the ordeal, chore, task of installing Windows 7 onto my pristine and much beloved Windows Vista test computer.
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January 16, 2009

Windows 7 Beta Trials, Part I

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Beta tests. Typically buggy, incomplete software. People excited to get it, boasting about it. Dedicating good, high-end computer hardware. It’s not something I look forward to, but I did it anyway with Windows 7.
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