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Upgrading to USB

USB is the PC buzz word of 1998 -- but do you know what it means? And can you upgrade your machine to include a USB port? Roy Chambers has the answer . . .

Browser caching explained

Caches are everywhere -- on your motherboard, on your processor, on your hard drive -- but unless you're an avid reader of manuals and online help files you might not be sure what they are.

The limitations of Sound Recorder

Sound Recorder only seems to record for 60 seconds, and I see no way to make it work for a longer period. Do I need to install extra software/hardware in order to record tunes of a decent length?

Why use FAT32?

I have a Pentium 200 with an 800MB hard drive which is running out of space. Can I use FAT32 on Windows 95? I have been advised against it. Why would that be? And if I can do it safely, how would I install it?

Automate dial-up connections

I read with great interest your August article on starting multiple programs with one batch file (Start multiple apps at once, p140). It was just what I needed to open Eudora, ICQ and other applications without all the double-clicking. Now I'm wonder...

Notebook screens explained

I am shopping around for a laptop -- I am becoming more and more confused with the different types of displays on offer from the different manufacturers: Passive DSTN, Passive XGA, TFT Active Colour Screen, XGA TFT Colour Screen etc. Are these all di...

Intel vs the K6-2

I am going to upgrade to a new system soon and was just wondering about AMD's new processor, the K6-2 300

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