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Notes From Computers 2K8 Radio Show! (April 27, 2008)

"Good morning everybody, you're tuned to Computers 2K8 on sports radio 850 The Buzz" and so began today's show as we do every Sunday morning from 8am - 10am here in Raleigh, NC. You can download the show from the show's website or you can listen do us live as we stream the show across the web.

Vista Tip of the Day: Running Legacy Data in Compatibility Mode

If you're having a problem running older software in Vista you might want to try running in compatibility mode. Here's how:

1) Right-click on the program's EXE file and choose Properties

2) Click the Compatibility tab

3) Select the checkbox that says Run this program in compatibility mode for: and then select the OS you want to try.

Windows XP SP3 Goes RTM

If you've been anxiously awaiting Windows XP SP3 I have good news. It was released to manufacturing on April 21st and should be available for you to download as a part of Windows Update on April 29th. You can read more about that here.

Intel Slashes Processor Prices!

Intel this week slashed prices on a number of their processors. For more information check out this story I referenced on the show this morning.

AVG Releases Updated Version of Their Anti-Virus software (Free and Non-Free versions)

If you're a regular listener of the show you know we always recommend people protect their computers with the free version of AVG Anti-virus software. This past week AVG announced their new AVG Anti-Virus 8.0 software.  You can read more about that here.

Links Mentioned on the Show

Spencer mentioned a couple of interesting websites on the show today. Tom's Hardware and Gibson Research Corporation. Gibson research, founded by security and hardware expert Steve Gibson, provides software and podcast content to help you better understand and secure your PC.

Ok, that's it for today's show!

Have a day. :-|

posted on Sunday, April 27, 2008 12:52 PM Print
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