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SLO Bytes Newsletter - July 2009 - PUSH Article Descriptions

O'Reilly eBook Bundles by Elsie Smith, PC Community, CA, UG Rep to O'Reilly Media (Approx. 598 words). O'Reilly's eBook bundles include three different file formats compatible with a variety of reading systems and devices. Elsie edited the information she found on O'Reilly's Website to let us know about their eBook program.

Free Software Helps Caregivers by Mike Morris, Editor, Front Range PCUG, Colorado (Approx. 773 words). Mike gives us some tips on being a caregiver - good knowledge for all of us, just in case.

Fun & Games with Ubuntu by Brian K. Lewis, PhD, Regular Columnist and Member of the Sarasota PCUG, Florida (Approx, 2,046 words). Brian takes us through getting his new Asus laptop up and running with Ubuntu.

Let's never forget the first king: DOS by Rick Smith, a member of the Channel Islands PCUG, California (Approx. 842 words). Where has DOS gone? Some might say it's still around in the various forms of Linux. This is a fun tongue in cheek article.

PPC Locking HDMI Cable by Bob Clyne, Member-at-Large, Southeastern Michigan Computer Organization (Approx. 642 words). For those of you not familiar with it, HDMI is the current cable standard for carrying digital audio and video signals between pieces of equipment such as TV sets, DVD players, Blu-Ray players, AV receivers, etc.

Remote Computing - Helping Another Computer Users by Joe Durham, Newsletter Co-editor., a recap of a Quad-Cities Computer Society (IL) meeting with Don Singleton (Approx. 1,012 words).

Replay Converter 3.20 - Stream it - Record it Keep it by Greg West, Editor, Sarnia Computer Users' Group, Canada (Approx. 345 words). What do you do with a video once you have downloaded it? If you have this Applian program, it's easy and you are in complete control.

Speed Demons by Bill Roman, Advisor to the BOD, The PC Users Group of Connecticut (Approx. 856 words). As a PC technician, Bill is constantly asked why the clients' computer has become so slow and if there is anything wrong with it. Bill explains about the two main culprits that contribute to a PC becoming very sluggish.

The Emergency Tool in the Palm of Your Hand: Your Mobile Phone by Lorin Goldstein, a family member of The PC Users Group of Connecticut (Approx. 1,133 words). Take the time to read through this article - there's a surprise ending!

Vipre Performance by Ted Wirtz, a member of the Orange County PC Users' Group, California (Approx. 1,308 words). Ted takes us through installing his new malware protection program: Vipre.

Word Processing Choices from A-Z (really) - Part 1: From A to N by John White, a member of the ICON PCUG, New York (Approx, 816 words). Who knew there were so many word processing programs out there.

Word Processing Choices from A-Z (really) - Part 2: From N to Z by John White (Approx, 1,428 words) And there are even more

Clean Up Your Room/Desktop - Part 1 by Ron Hirsch, Contributing Editor, Boca Raton Computer Society, FL (Approx. 1,639 words). Part 1 of a nifty tutorial on everything Icons.

Clean Up Your Room/Desktop - Part 2 by Ron Hirsch - a continuation of Ron's tutorial.

Cleaning Inside your PC by Gary Bentley, Editor, SouthWest International PCC, Texas (Approx. 846 words). Should you use a vacuum cleaner when you clean inside your PC? How should you clean your PC without zapping it? This and more in Gary's article.

Computer Performance Considerations by Gary Bentley, SouthWest International Personal Computer Club, Texas (Approx. 1,319 words). FSB, RAM, DDR RAM, 1, 3 or 4 GB - what should you have in your computer.

The Disintegration of Service by Jerry Goldstein, VP and Newsletter Editor, The PC Users Group of Connecticut (Approx. 650 words). Do you have problems with technical support and trying to reach a knowledgeable person? Then this is the article for you.

These articles have been provided to APCUG by the author solely for publication by APCUG member groups. All other uses require the permission of the author (see e-mail address above).

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