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Top 5 Windows Vista Tips To Personalize Your PC

In This Issue:
1. Editor's Note: Practical Vista Tips; Virginia Tech Tragedy Video Debacle
2. Today's Top Story
    - Top 5 Windows Vista Tips To Personalize Your PC
    - Vista Tips Image Gallery
3. Last Week's Highlighted Coverage
    - Mind The Vista Gap: Why Some Key Windows Apps Still Aren't Compatible
    - Review: NeoOffice -- The Best Mac Office Suite Money Can't Buy
    - Mozilla Releases Thunderbird 2
4. Eye Candy: Featured Image Galleries
5. Reader Photo Contest Winner: Steppin' Out
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"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." -- Arthur Schopenhauer


1. Editor's Note: Practical Vista Tips; Virginia Tech Tragedy Video Debacle

This week we launch a Windows Vista tips series, with an emphasis on the practical. The assumption from here on out is that you're using Vista and can benefit from a solid dose of user experience on what works and doesn't work, and how to squeeze the most productivity out of the new operating system -- and make your PC experience more fun, too.

We kick things off with five recommendations by Alex Wolfe, who covers everything from how to optimize the eye-candy DreamScene feature to the more business-focused: how to turn off user account control notifications and how to tune Vista to exhibit more of the best qualities of the Mac operating system. We'd also love to have you share tips that readers would find useful. You can e-mail Alex or post your suggestion on his blog.

Look for the next installment in this series next week.

Shifting gears, the tragic events at Virginia Tech this week were the toughest this nation has endured since Sept. 11. One TV network actually managed to make the situation more tragic by airing the killer's rant. That's my opinion. What's yours? Please vote

Tom Smith
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2. Today's Top Story

Top 5 Windows Vista Tips To Personalize Your PC
Our list of hot features to add to your Vista installation includes video wallpaper, making Flip 3-D work more like the Mac's, tuning Firefox's user interface, managing security, and where to get hold of nifty Sidebar Gadgets.

Vista Tips Image Gallery


3. Highlighted Coverage

Mind The Vista Gap: Why Some Key Windows Apps Still Aren't Compatible
The big stumbling block: Updating applications for Vista is a more complex task for software developers than was revising programs for the move from Windows NT and ME to Windows XP in 2001.

Review: NeoOffice -- The Best Mac Office Suite Money Can't Buy
If you're a Mac user who doesn't want to spend a lot -- or any -- money on an office suite, you may want to give NeoOffice a try.

Mozilla Releases Thunderbird 2
A new find-as-you-type feature in the free e-mail client winnows displayed messages on the fly, making searches faster.


4. Eye Candy: Featured Image Galleries

Web 2.0 Expo

Reality Check: Software As A Service


5. Reader Photo Contest Winner

Steppin' Out
Congratulations to reader Joe Moran for this photo, selected by the most readers.

See the full gallery of reader-submitted photos


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