PC World October 2006 Contents

In the October 2006 issue of PC World, available now:

What's On the DVD

Cover Story

Supercharge software

With these tips and tools, your everyday applications - from Office to IE, Firefox to ZoneAlarm - can become faster, more powerful and easier to use.

Running Windows Vista

Is your PC or notebook Vista-ready? Here's how to get the most out of Vista on your current system or upgrade.

Start talking!

Our roundup of the latest VoIP gear will have you chatting on the cheap.

Tame Your system

Get any PC, new or old, ready for everyday use - it's easy with our break-in tips.

AMD on the offensive

PC World takes a look at the implications of AMD's buyout of ATI.

New Web wranglers

So much news on the Web, so little time to read it all. These tools and sites can help make you a well-informed person.


Industry news -- Important issues and events in the world of IT.
Quick takes -- Previewing the hottest new high tech each month.

Every month

  • Editorial
  • Readers Forum
  • Backbytes

      First Looks

      • Notebook Lenovo X60
      • LCD Monitor NEC MultiSync 90GX²; Storage device Iomega StorCenter 500GB
      • AMD vs. INTEL Plus Corporation Stealth III Gamer AM2 FX-62 and Extreme X6800 Core 2
      • DVD Burner LG GSA-H10A DVD burner
      • Notebooks HP Pavilion dv2000; Metabox D900K
      • Digital Camcorder Canon XL-H1
      • Network Device Ximeta NetDisk ND10; Backup drive Seagate 750GB Pushbutton Backup
      • Printers OKI C3400n colour printer; Lexmark X2470


      • Typing Tool Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Version 17; Driving Lessons L Plates
      • Web safety Tool McAfee SiteAdvisor
      • Backup Manager Genie Backup Manager Professional 7.0
      • Genealogy Tool Family Tree Legends Starter Edition
      • Server software Alexsys Team 2
      • Video-editing SOFTWARE Serif MoviePlus 5;
      • Voice-training tool Singing CoachUnlimited

      Here's How

      • Helpscreen: Your PC questions answered
      • Hassle-free PC: Sure-fire fixes for problem PCs
      • Bugs & fixes: Excel holes, Office woes
      • Windows: Leading a helping hand
      • Linux: Ubuntu tweaks and antivirus
      • Office: Smarten up your tables
      • Imaging: Give your photos more range
      • Video: Screencasting for beginners
      • Networking: Cost effective backup options

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