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Top 10 Must-Have PC Maintenance Utilities

Die-hard Infopackets Reader Paul B. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have been a faithful subscriber to your newsletter for a few years now. While I immensely enjoy reading your articles (especially the software reviews), I am constantly second-guessing ... myself as to which utilities *I* need to keep my system running smoothly. As a newbie, I would like to know how many of these 'fix all programs' are really necessary? For example, which utilities do I need for: speeding up, uninstalling, defragging, anti-Spyware, anti-spam, firewall, anti-virus, registry cleaning / fixing... etc. I mostly use my ... (view more)

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Rip MP3 CD?

Infopackets Reader William G. writes: " Dear Dennis, I've been enjoying your recent discussions on Audio CDs and MP3s in the newsletter. Quick question: is there any way I can 'rip' an MP3 CD? I have many different programs but I am unable to find a ... way to recover or 'rip' MP3s back into my computer. Can you suggest anything that I can do? " My response: Just for clarification, the term 'rip' -- although loosely coined -- means to extract data from a CD or DVD that would otherwise be uncopyable without using a specialized ripping software. For example: you cannot insert an audio CD ... (view more)

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