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Postby TeMerc » Thu Feb 17, 2005 7:49 pm

January 2005 - Vol. 5, Issue No. 65

By Scot Finnie

IN THIS ISSUE


Google: The New Microsoft
Customizing Firefox
First Look: Microsoft AntiSpyware 1.0 Beta
Let’s Fight Sp@m 13: POPFile Update, Spamnix 3.0
Call for Contributions
Link of the Month: Digital Photography Review
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Postby TeMerc » Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:31 am

February 2005 - Vol. 5, Issue No. 66

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Spyware in 2005
60-Second Briefs
- About Microsoft's 'Genuine Windows' Anti-Piracy Plan
- Firefox 1.1 Slips to June 2005
- Thunderbird Is No Firefox
- Microsoft Malicious Software Detection Tool
- Broadband Wars
- Macintosh Defection?
- Traveling to Microsoft
- Scot's Newsletter Forums!

Results of the HTML Test
Linux Explorer: Taming the Cron Daemon
Some 'Splaining
Link of the Month: Spyware Warrior
Tip of the Month: Convert HTML Newsletter to Text with URLs


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Postby TeMerc » Mon Feb 28, 2005 6:46 pm

March 2005 - Vol. 5, Issue No. 67

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A Mac in the House
T-Series ThinkPads Everywhere
60-Second Briefs
- Get Firefox and Thunderbird 1.0.1
- Beware Phishing Scams
- LCDs, Firefox, and ClearType for Windows XP
- Scot's Newsletter Forums

Death to the Video Card
Getting HTML If You Want It
Recommend-A-Friend to Scot's Newsletter
Newsletter Archiving
Announce-Only Text Edition Test Coming
Linux Explorer: Ch- Ch- Changing File Permissions
Problem of the Month: Windows XP Pro File Sharing

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Postby TeMerc » Mon May 02, 2005 11:10 am

Special Edition, May 2005 - Vol. 5, Issue No. 68

By Scot Finnie

IN THIS ISSUE


Special Edition Note
The Microsoft WinHEC Windows Longhorn Report
Problems in Firefox Paradise?
Errata: Linux Explorer
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Special Edition Note
Just a quick note at the top to let you know that I'm splitting the May 2005 issue into two parts. Today's part focuses on the many things about Windows Longhorn I've learned over the last week at Microsoft's WinHEC convention in Seattle. The second part of the newsletter will appear sometime later this month, possibly as soon as a week or so from now.


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Postby TeMerc » Sat May 14, 2005 12:46 pm

May 2005, Part II - Vol. 5, Issue No. 69
By Scot Finnie

IN THIS ISSUE


Looking at Longhorn Build 5048
Review: Copernic Desktop Search 1.5 | Top Product!

Resolved? Problems in Firefox Paradise
60-Second Briefs
- Mozilla Delivers Firefox 1.0.4
- Apple's Beautiful OS X 1.4 Tiger Operating System
- Yonder Is WildBlue
- Microsoft's Forthcoming new 'Eiger' OS
- Verizon FIOS Coming to Papa
- Windows Server 2003 SP1 and R2 Customer Preview

Anti-Spyware Realities
Aggravating but Eventually Good ThinkPad Purchase
Q&A
Linux Explorer: Hard Links and Symbolic Links
Link of the Month: Konfabulator


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June 2005 - Vol. 5, Issue No. 70
By Scot Finnie, Cyndy Bates Finnie, and Martin Heller

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The Great Tech Call-'Em-Like-You-See-'Em Contest!
Some Twists on Longhorn Build 5048
Longhorn and Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT 350D
Review: X1 Desktop Search 5.21 Outlook Edition | Top Product!

Verizon's 15Mbps FIOS Broadband in the Real World
The Lowdown on 64-Bit Windows
Thanks for Your Donations
Apple's Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
Link of the Month: John Udell's Weblog
Problems with Missing Words and Sentences
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Postby TeMerc » Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:22 am

July 2005 - Vol. 5, Issue No. 71
By Scot Finnie

IN THIS ISSUE


Microsoft Burns Hotmail Users with Sender ID
A Triumph of Marketing
60-Second Briefs
- Longhorn Slipping?
- Insights into Office 12
- Microsoft Announces RSS Support in Longhorn
- Win2000 SP4 Update Rollup; No SP5 Coming
- Canon Digital Camera Dilemma

Long-Term Review: Lenovo ThinkPad T43 | Top Product!

Reader Poll: What Desktop OS Do You Use Most Often?
Network Know-How: Additional Wireless Security
Another Verizon FiOS Broadband Real-World Report
Q&A
Linux Explorer: Command-Line Aliases
Link of the Month: Firefox Users Sound Off
Missing Words II
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Postby TeMerc » Mon Aug 29, 2005 11:28 pm

August 2005 - Vol. 5, Issue No. 72

By Scot Finnie
IN THIS ISSUE

  • The Insider's Guide to Windows Vista Beta 1
  • Poll Results: What's Your Primary Operating System?
  • Reader Poll: What's your Next Operating System?
  • Linux Explorer: The Find Command



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Postby TeMerc » Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:22 pm

October 2005 - Vol. 5, Issue No. 73
By Scot Finnie

IN THIS ISSUE

  • New 'CTP' Beta of Windows Vista
  • 60-Second Briefs
    - Office 12 to Support PDF Creation Natively
    - Office 2003 Gets Service Pack 2
    - Microsoft Announces Reorg and Jim Allchin Retiring
    - PC Today Columns on Windows and Office
  • Using the Canon EOS 20D Digital SLR Camera
  • Firefox 1.5, Opera Free, IE 7
  • Revisiting MAC-Address Recommendation
  • I Get Mail — And I Can't Read It All
  • Link of the Month: IEBlog


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Postby TeMerc » Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:23 am

November 2005 - Vol. 5, Issue No. 74

By Scot Finnie

IN THIS ISSUE

Windows Vista October CTP Pre-Beta 2
New Internet Explorer 7 Features Revealed
Email's Loss of Reliability and Lack of Innovation
60-Second Briefs
    - Should You Install Firefox 1.5?
    - Updated Version: POPFile v0.22.3
    - Check Out the Pipeline Reviews


Poll Results: Your Next Operating System
Digital SLR Camera Follow-Up
Linux Explorer: Use Hdparm to Optimize Your Hard Disk
Link of the Month: Wikipedia
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Postby TeMerc » Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:08 pm

December 2005 - Vol. 5, Issue No. 75

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  • Microsoft Cancels Windows Vista Beta 2?
  • The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide
  • What's Your Firefox 1.5 Experience?
  • Samsung 244T 24" and 214T 21" LCDs | Top Products!
60-Second Briefs
    - 20 Years of Windows
    - First Thoughts: Office 12 Beta 1
    - Um, Yawn, Eudora 7.0
    - Viamatic foXpose Firefox 1.5 Extension

Review: ThinkPad Z60m Jam-Packed with Value | Top Product!

Growing Weary of Symantec Desktop Security Products Anti-Spyware Recommendations
Broadband Chronicles: Verizon FiOS
Tip of the Month: Customizing the Places Bar


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Postby TeMerc » Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:36 pm

December 2005 - Vol. 5, Issue No. 75

By Scot Finnie

IN THIS ISSUE
  • Microsoft Cancels Windows Vista Beta 2?
  • The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide
  • What's Your Firefox 1.5 Experience?
  • Samsung 244T 24" and 214T 21" LCDs | Top Products!

60-Second Briefs
    - 20 Years of Windows
    - First Thoughts: Office 12 Beta 1
    - Um, Yawn, Eudora 7.0
    - Viamatic foXpose Firefox 1.5 Extension


Review: ThinkPad Z60m Jam-Packed with Value | Top Product!

Growing Weary of Symantec Desktop Security Products
Anti-Spyware Recommendations
Broadband Chronicles: Verizon FiOS
Tip of the Month: Customizing the Places Bar


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Postby TeMerc » Mon Jan 09, 2006 4:45 pm

January 2006 - Vol. 6, Issue No. 77

IN THIS ISSUE
  • Broadband Chronicles: Verizon FiOS Big Red-Letter Day!
  • Windows Vista Dec. Beta - Plus, Issues with Multiboot?
  • Confirmation of Firefox 1.5 Woes
  • Link of the Month: GasBuddy.com
  • Tip of the Month: Customizing the Places Bar, Part II

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Postby TeMerc » Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:53 pm

March 2006 - Vol. 6, Issue No. 78

IN THIS ISSUE
  • Six (and More?) Versions of Windows Vista
  • dows Vista - February CTP (or Beta 2, Release 1)
    60-Second Briefs
    - Windows Defender Anti-Spyware Beta 2.0
    - Testing BitDefender 9 Standard Antivirus
  • Verizon FiOS vs. Comcast High-Speed Internet
  • Verizon FiOS Musings
  • Link of the Month: Digg.com
  • Tip of the Month: Tweak UI and the Places Bar

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Postby TeMerc » Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:54 pm

April 2006 - Vol. 6, Issue No. 79

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  • Hello, Computerworld!
  • Review: Apple's Boot Camp Beta | Top Product!
  • Boot Camp Basics: How to Setup Windows XP on a Mac
  • No Vista for Christmas ... Is Microsoft Missing the Boat?
  • Web-Based Apps that Don't Work!
  • Ten Things You Need to Know About Scot's Newsletter
  • Where's Linux Explorer?
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Postby TeMerc » Sun Apr 30, 2006 10:30 pm

May 2006 - Vol. 6, Issue No. 80
IN THIS ISSUE
  • Internet Explorer 7 Has No Soul
  • Firefox 1.5 Issues Wrap-Up
  • Looking for the Right Antivirus Program, Part II
  • Thanks to Computerworld Well Wishers
  • Living with A Mac and Virtualizing Windows
  • Linux Explorer: The Truth About Linux and Viruses
  • Link of the Month: Robert. X Cringely's Series on Apple
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Postby TeMerc » Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:03 am

June 2006 - Vol. 6, Issue No. 81

IN THIS ISSUE
  • Visual Tour: 20 Things You Won't Like About Vista
  • Finding the Right Antivirus Program, Part III
  • Cyndy's Digital Photo-Editing Toolbox
  • Review: Apple's 17-inch MacBook Pro | Top Product!
  • Link of the Month: MacPrices.com

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Postby TeMerc » Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:47 am

July 2006 - Vol. 6, Issue No. 82

IN THIS ISSUE
  • Whence Windows Vista and Office 2007?
  • Looking for the Right Antivirus, Part IV
  • Accessing the True Administrator Account in Vista
  • Review: Dell Dual-Core Inspiron E1505
  • How to Install Windows Vista for Testing
  • Linux Explorer: Guarding Linux Against Rootkits
  • Call for Contributions
  • Link of the Month: SlickDeals.net
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Postby TeMerc » Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:23 am

August 2006 - Vol. 6, Issue No. 83

In This Issue:

  • The Latest on Vista, Plus Build 5472 and UAC
  • 60-Second Briefs
  • More on Revealing Vista's Hidden Administrator Account
  • Grabbing a ThinkPad T60
  • Mac Fanboy?
  • Ozzie Declares PC Dead, What Might Replace It?
  • WGA: What It Is and How to Remove It
  • The Right Antivirus, Part V | Best Antivirus of 2006!
  • Link of the Month: VMware Virtual Appliances

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Postby TeMerc » Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:37 pm

September 2006 - Vol. 6, Issue No. 85
By Scot Finnie

IN THIS ISSUE
    Tuning Up Windows Vista RC1 Build 5600
    F-Secure Anti-Virus 2006 Follow-Up
    Kicking Off a Software Firewall Comparo
60-Second Briefs
    - Windows Vista and XP Dual-Boot Issues
    - Finally Going Gigabit
    - Firefox 2.0 Beta 2
    - All the Way on WGA
    - Scot's Newsletter Living Documents

Link of the Month: Jeff Han's Cool Computer Interfaces

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Postby TeMerc » Fri Nov 10, 2006 4:26 pm

November 2006 - Vol. 6, Issue No. 86


    Windows Vista and Office 2007 Go Gold
    Turning Over an Apple Leaf?
    60-Second Briefs
      - Mozilla to Give Eudora New Life
      - Firefox 2.0 Rocks, and IE7 Is Much Improved
      - Mixed Impressions on Outpost 4
      - A Few Insights on F-Secure Anti-Virus 2007
      - Power Users Win on Vista Licensing
    Dot.com Dunderheads
    Link of the Month: Ed Bott's Microsoft Report Blog

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Postby TeMerc » Sat Dec 09, 2006 11:03 am

December 2006 - Vol. 6, Issue No. 87
Happy Holidays!

In This Issue
  • Living with (or Without) Internet Explorer 7
  • More Detail on Windows Vista
  • The Microsoft Gods Must Be Angry
  • Acronis and Other Image-Based, Drive-Backup Utilities
  • 15 Things Apple Should Change in Mac OS X
  • Turning Over a (new) Apple Leaf? Part II

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Postby TeMerc » Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:40 am

March 2007 - Vol. 7, Issue No. 89

In This Issue:
  • Is Windows Ready for Daylight Savings Time?
  • Microsoft WGA Returns to Windows XP
  • Scot's Newsletter: It's About Windows, Mac, and Linux
  • The Great Mac Software Hunt: Introducing the A-List
  • All About Upgrading to Windows Vista
  • Tip of the Month: Faster Backspace Deletions
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