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The Internet Tourbus Newsletter (Turn on Images to View This Message) TOURBUS Vol 15, Number 57
20 OCT 2009
80,000 Riders in Over 100 Countries
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Is Your Hard Drive Dying? / Geekly Update / Surge Protectors / Fax Server / Windows 7 / Print to File
In today's TOURBUS, you'll learn the tell-tale warning signs of a Dying Hard Drive, and what to do about it. There are also TWO editions of the Geekly Update, and my advice on why you need a Surge Protector. Also, I've got the scoop on installing a Fax Server in your office, some tips on upgrading to Windows 7, and how to Print to a File. Read on!

Is Your Hard Drive Dying?
Is your hard drive giving you subtle signs that a data disaster is looming? How will you know when it's time to buy a new hard drive? Your computer's hard drive is its permanent memory, the critical repository of all your important data and programs.

Learn the warning signs of hard drive failure, and what you can do to be proactive...

The Geekly Update
What does it mean when Wikipedia pages start turning orange? Is it a halloween prank or something more sinister? Did the United States really bomb the moon? And can text messaging help you quit smoking?

Get answers to these burning questions and more, in the most recent installment of the Geekly Update...

Do You Need a Surge Protector?
A few years ago, after a lightning strike, I examined my lifeless motherboard and found that it had a big scorched area on it. I've also had to replace modems and power supplies that have taken a hit during an electrical storm. So the short answer is YES... you do need a surge protector.

Here's some info on how surge protectors work, and my tips on buying one that meets your needs...

Does Your Office Need a Fax Server?
If you work in a busy office, and the fax machine is often a major source of frustation and lost productivity, I've got good news for you. A fax server can save time and money by eliminating the need for fax machines, paper, toner, and all that wasted time waiting in line and fighting with the machine.

Read on to learn how a fax server works, and how to set it up in your office...

Windows 7 is Almost Here!
Windows 7, the newest operating system from Microsoft, hits the street on October 22nd, and there are some special deals available. I think Microsoft did things right this time, and moving to Win7 is a smart move for most.

Check out the links below to see what Windows 7 will cost, get some tips on how to upgrade from Windows XP or Vista, and how to easily transfer all your settings and programs to your shiny new Windows 7 system.

Print to File
A reader asks: "Often I compose a letter in Word, then paste the text into an email. But all the formatting (and sometimes images) are lost when my friends view it. Can I somehow capture in a file, exactly what WOULD appear on the printed page, then send that instead?" Yes, the solution is printing to a file.

Read on to learn how to bypass the printer and create a portable formatted document...

Send a Free Fax
Learn how to send and receive faxes for free, using online fax services.
Free Credit Reports
Protect yourself from Identify Theft -- here's how to get three free credit reports each year.
Make Windows Run Faster
My special recipe to clean the goo out of your computer's pipes, so Windows will start quicker and run more reliably.
Online Backup
Online backup services help you create an off-site backup copy of your important files.
Free Anti-Virus Software
Staying safe online doesn't have to cost big bucks. Here are my picks for the best FREE anti-virus software.

Free PC Matic - Performance & Security Scan

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