October 14, 2005
Hola CNET members,
Well, while you folks are reading this newsletter, I'll be in
Mexico, hopefully getting some well-needed rest and relaxation.
So I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of
you for your incredible contribution to these newsletters and the
CNET community forums. Without your voice, this newsletter
wouldn't be possible. So again, thank you! As I mentioned last
week, we will not be presenting a Q&A this week. However, I did
promise you some hot classic community buzz discussions that many
of you participated in in the past. So check them out and add
your voice if you haven't already. I'll see you all next week
when we answer Edward's question on digitizing his music
|Top 10 Classic Community Buzz
This week we revisit some of our past and most popular discussions in the forums. Enjoy!
Windows XP defrag or Norton Speed Disk?
Is there a defragging utility better than
the preinstalled Windows version? Another popular program
is found in Norton SystemWorks. Of the two, which one is better,
faster, and more efficient? Whether you agree or disagree,
share your views with the rest of us.
More from the Windows XP forum
Is there a right way to turn a computer off?
Is there really a correct way to turn off a computer? Do you shut
down all your active windows and programs before you shut down
Windows? Do you have a personal method? Read what others are
advising, and if you have something to add, let's hear it.
More from the Computer Newbies forum
Which one is most user-friendly, Mac or PC?
It never fails: every time I look in one of the Mac forums, the
question of PC vs. Mac always arises, but here's one with a
twist. Rather than the old debate of which is better, this one
asks which overall system is most user-friendly? Got an opinion?
Chime in on this thread.
More from the Mac OS forum
What computer brands are highly rated?
When people decide to buy a desktop, they're usually familiar with big-name companies, like Dell, and Gateway. But are PCs with well-known names better?
Perhaps. Each machine may have its own advantages. So if you're looking for buying advice on a new PC or simply have something to share
about your experience with a particular brand, throw your two
cents in here.
More from the Desktops forum
Newbies shouldn't jump to Firefox browser
Here's a twist. While in our forums, more often than not, members
recommend the switch to Firefox, but in this instance, member
skyace begs to differ, advising newbies to hold off jumping on
the Firefox bandwagon. Want to know why? Read his post and chime
in on what you think of his opinion.
More from the Computer Newbies forum
Router firewall or ZoneAlarm?
Do you run a firewall on your computer? Is it hardware- or
software-based, or both? Is one firewall enough to protect your
computer from intrusions, or would it be best to have both
hardware and software firewalls running at the same time? Chime
in on this discussion and let our members know what the best
More from the Viruses & Security Alerts forum
What's your take on VoIP?
Voice over IP, better known as VoIP (a service that allows people
to use broadband for telephone calls), is starting to compete
with telephone landlines. VoIP costs much less, especially if you
make a lot of long-distance calls. However, many questions arise
about the quality of calls, and the reliability of the service. Find out what our members
are saying, and if you use VoIP, tell us what you think.
More from the Broadband forum
Got Microsoft's AntiSpyware?
Recently, Microsoft joined the battle against spyware by
releasing its own antispyware utility. While it's still in the
beta phase, for those of you who currently are using it, tell us
what you think of it and how it compares to the more popular
antispyware utilities out there. We're all listening.
More from the the Viruses & Security Alerts forum
Wireless-G router, does brand matter?
When it comes to purchasing a wireless router, does brand really
make a difference? In terms of speed, range, stability, and
reliability, is it best to stick with well-known brands such as
Linksys, Netgear? Or are they all the same? Do you
have a preference? Tell us why you like your brand and offer
advice to our members.
More from the Networking & wireless forum
What's a cheap alternative to Photoshop?
As many of you know, Adobe Photoshop has a fairly large learning
curve and a price that many cannot afford. So are there
alternatives in the software world that can come close to
Photoshop's capabilities without breaking the bank? Check out
what others have recommended, and if you use something else for
creative photo editing, share it with us.
More from the PC applications & utilities forum
Check out next week's question:
I finally decided to digitize my huge CD collection, but I need a
little guidance. What do you think is the best format to rip CDs
(MP3, MP4, WAV, and so on), what's a reasonable capture setting
(I don't have a huge hard drive, so I can't go too high end), and
what software would you suggest for not only ripping, but
organizing and playing my music?
If you have the answer,
e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If we choose your response, you'll get a
free Help.com CD.
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