Welcome to the 423rd issue of the PC Improvement News. PCIN consists mainly
of news and tips. There is something for everyone, and if this is your first
issue, I'm sure there will be something for you. If you give me two or three
issues, I know that you will come back for more!
So, did you get a PS3 or a Wii? I've mentioned before that my sister works
at Best Buy. I was there last week the night before the PS3 came out and there
were people camping outside waiting. No thank you! If you saw anything or managed
to get one for yourself, feel free to leave
I will have a review done next week for Paragon Partition Manager 8.0. I've
reviewed their products in the past, and they have definitely continued to
make good products.
In addition to plenty of turkey, a record amount of spam will be served
up this holiday season.
Mass e-mailers traditionally bump up their activity as the year winds down.
But this year, the amount of junk messages could be unprecedented, companies
that make spam-busting tools say. And senders of unsolicited ads are already
celebrating the close of the harvest season and the approach of Christmas.
"Just as legitimate vendors began stocking their shelves with holiday decor
and gifts before Halloween, spammers started sending spam messages tailored to
the holiday gift-giving season earlier this year," said Stephen Pao, vice
president of product management at Barracuda Networks, a Mountain View, Calif.,
maker of security appliances.
In October, 63 billion junk messages were sent daily, on average, compared
with 31 billion a year ago, according to data from IronPort Systems.
Web sites that publish inflammatory information written by other parties
cannot be sued for libel, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday.
The ruling in favor of free online expression was a victory for a San Diego
woman who was sued by two doctors for posting an allegedly libelous e-mail
on two Web sites.
Some of the Internet's biggest names, including Amazon.com, America Online
Inc., eBay Inc., Google Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc., took the defendant's
side out of concern that a ruling against her would expose them to liability.
Regular reader Pat send in a link to a list from PC World magazine with
links to 101 software/Internet freebies. There are links to freeware utilties,
web-based email, fun web sites, and more. Check
In particular, as it mentions, the site has a games section with over 200
topics cover over 6,000 questions. Although the site is based in the UK,
the questions would be appropriate for people around the world. Check
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