Demember 22, 2006
Happy holidays CNET members!
I can't believe the year is already coming to an end. Writing these newsletters has been a blast all year long, and I will continue to bring you members' Q & A as well as the latest and greatest action from our community. But before I head off into the holiday festivities, I would like to say thank you to all of my dedicated readers for your years of continued support. Also, here's a big thank you to our members and forum moderators, who made this online community shine with their helpfulness toward one another and made this community a great place to be. Over the years, I have seen many online friendships blossom through the community, and it makes me feel good that we not only turn to each other for technical help, but also help out each other personally. So just remember, when you're in need of computer help, technical advice, or just need a place to hang out online this holiday, you are always welcome to join us in our friendly community forums. Since this will be the last community newsletter delivery of the year, I want to extend my warmest holiday wishes to you, from my family to yours. As I mentioned earlier, I will not be presenting a Q&A this week; however, I did promise some Q&A discussions that got many of you talking in 2006. But before you dive into that, check out some hints for some New Year's resolutions. So pull up a cozy chair, get involved, and enjoy! Again thanks, everyone, for your continued support and participation. I'll see you all next year, when we help out Kumar with his concerns over Internet security.
Need a New Year's resolution?
What's a New Year without some resolutions? Oh, stop dwelling on the ones you didn't accomplish this past year--the real celebration is all about moving forward. So scrounge up paper and pen, jot down all the things you'd like to accomplish this coming year, and go at it with a whole new outlook! Hmm, it's not that easy? Well, let me drop you a few hints:
I can help
Resolution 1: Helping others in need
If you've visited the CNET forums and received some helpful advice, return the favor and offer what advice you can to help someone else out. Here are the forums to check out.
Resolution 2: Take a tip, share a tip
If you've found our Tips and Tricks area to be helpful, by all means take all you want and if you have a tip of your own, offer it up to others so we can all learn from you.
Resolution 3: Learn something new
If your goal is to learn something new this year, CNET has a variety of online tech courses you can dive right into--check out what we have now and enroll to learn.
Resolution 4: Become a featured CNET member
Fill out your CNET profile so that we can all get to know who you are in our community. And when you're done, let us know that you'd like to be featured on CNET. This way you can be in the spotlight, and go down in history as a CNET featured member.
Top newsletter Q&A discussions of 2006
Here are the top newsletter Q&A discussions of 2006. Read, learn, and enjoy!
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Check out next week's question:
Hi, I need your help in clarifying some of the Security information when using Internet.
1. Is it OK to leave my wireless broadband router on all the time, even when I switch of the computer or other times when I use other programs such as Word or PowerPoint, rather than Internet. Could some one able to hack into my computer files even when I am not browsing the Internet?
2. Will someone able to hack into my computer if I use the standard firewall provided with Windows XP?
3. From the security point of view, is a wired Internet broadband connection safer than wireless broadband connection via a home wireless router which is encrypted?
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