From:         Bob Rankin 
Subject:      TOURBUS - 17 Oct 2007 - Internet Quiz / Vista Downgrade


The Internet Tourbus - U.S. Library of Congress ISSN #1094-2239
Copyright © Bob Rankin and Patrick Crispen - All rights reserved

In today's TOURBUS, you'll find out how much you know about nothing. Take the Useless Internet Knowledge Quiz and you'll see what I mean. I've also got some help for people who've tried Windows Vista and hate it. Wanna go back to XP? You can. And who doesn't like free clip art? Check out my favorite sources, and get the lowdown on Craigslist while you're at it. Read on!

The Useless Internet Knowledge Quiz

How much do you know about the Internet, cyber-culture, the heroes and the villians of the online world? Find out by taking the Useless Internet Knowledge Quiz! It'll measure your knowledge of the people who, for better or worse, made the Internet what it is. Are you up to speed on the most popular memes and viral videos? What about famous spoofs, hoaxes and urban legends?

I think you'll find that The Useless Internet Knowledge Quiz is a fun learning (or memory jogging) tool as well as a test of your cyber knowledge. After each question, you'll see the correct answer, and a link where you can learn more about the topic. When you're done, send your score to a friend and a challenge them! Are you ready?

Vista to XP Downgrade

Although Windows Vista was launched with much fanfare, user reaction to Vista has been mostly lukewarm, and many customers are looking for a way to "downgrade" from Vista to Windows XP. The reasons are many, including hardware incompatibility, sluggish performance, software that doesn't work, freezes or crashes, and gripes that the new Digital Rights Management feature unfairly restricts the freedom of users.

If you're running Windows Vista, and looking for a way to go back to Windows XP, here are some tips to take the pain out of that process...

Free Clip Art and Drawing Tools

Do you create newsletters, presentations, or do website design? A few years ago, you'd have to spend hundreds of dollars on a graphics editor and clip art packages. But now there are plenty of good sources for free clip art and even drawing tools.

If you're looking for some websites where can you find free clip art, stock photos and drawing tools to spice up your work, read on...

What is Craigslist?

Who is Craig, and what's on his list? Craigslist is sometimes blamed or praised for killing the traditional classified ad business. Some call it the next eBay, and others use it for job postings. The site was founded in 1995 by internet entrepreneur Craig Newmark. It's an online community where you can find jobs, housing, goods, services, romance, local activities, advice and lots more.

Newmark says he started the site "to give people a break" and over a decade later, it's clear that the bare-bones but very useful site does just that for many people. Because help wanted ads are sold for just $25 in most cities and all other ads are free, Craiglist has expanded to 450 cities in 50 countries. Should you post your ad on Ebay or Craiglist? Find out here:

That's all for now, see you next time! -- Bob Rankin

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