PCs and second-hand smoke

You know all the commercials about how second-hand smoke are bad for people? Got these from a colleague online. Owners smoked at their computer for years. I've dealt with a few PCs like this over the years and they're next to impossible to get clean (and you don't want to pay for the per-hour that…
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Download sites and “awards”

Next time you're thinking about downloading software and are swayed because it has won awards, remember this.... (Not gonna click? A fellow wrote a program called "AwardMeStars" that does nothing whatsoever and it won awards) http://successfulsoftware.net/2007/08/16/the-software-awards-scam/
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MS Office is not -part- of Windows

As I've had two email questions this week that both touched on this, let me clarify: Microsoft Office (Word+Excel+Powerpoint) is a commercial product and has never been "free on the internet". It has also never been a part of Windows. It might have come with your computer but that's the manufacturer (Dell/HP/etc) including it in…
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