PC World December 2007 Print Contents

In the December 2007 issue of PC World, available now:

What's On the DVD

Cover Story

Speed up Vista & XP There are myriad ways of making your PC run more smoothly. Most involve only a few simple tweaks, other problems are better served by third-party tools. This month we assemble 75 tune-up and streamlining tips, focusing on Windows Vista and XP.

Green Christmas Gift Guide Stumped for a great gift idea this Christmas? This month we have great tech gift ideas that will ease your conscience, and those you love by going green.

Every month

  • DVD contents
  • Editorial
  • Readers' forum
  • Subscription
  • Backbytes

Broadband & Internet


    The best Web apps
  • Telstra CDMA ready to switch off
  • Facebook chooses MS over Google
  • Making money from games
  • Top 5 charts


  • Vodafone Mobile Connect HSDPA Express Card
  • engin Voice Box 3102
  • Sony Ericsson K850i
  • Telstra Next G Turbo 7 Series USB Modem
  • Telstra F256



  • Top 5 charts


  • Motorola MOTORAZR2 V9
  • LG KE850 (PRADA)
  • Sony VAIO VGN-FZ17G
  • HP Compaq 2710p GP143PA
  • HP Compaq Presario B1200
  • BenQ Joybook R56-BV04
  • Fujitsu LifeBook P1610
  • Apple iPod classic
  • Hitachi MMP-401B



  • Value in open source CMSes
  • Top 10 business technologies
  • Top 5 charts


  • Acer X223W
  • Palm Treo 500v
  • Dell Vostro 1400
  • ASUS PG221
  • Viewsonic PJ760

Top 5 laser printers

  • Dell Colour Laser Printer 1320c
  • OKI Printing Solutions C3400n
  • Konica Minolta Magicolor 2530DL
  • Brother HL-4040Cn
  • Lexmark C500n

Top 5 MFD printers

  • Canon PIXMA MP470
  • Canon PIXMA MP510
  • Epson Stylus Photo RX610
  • Dell 948 All-In-One Wireless Printer
  • HP Photosmart C5280

Home Entertainment


  • Top 5 charts


  • ASUS Internet Radio (AIR)
  • LG 32LB9D
  • Panasonic VIERA TH-50PZ700A
  • Pioneer KURO PDP-508XDA

Digital Image


  • Frequently asked photo questions
  • Top 5 charts


  • Olympus Tough 790 SW
  • FujiFilm FinePix Z10fd
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T200
  • Canon EOS 40D
  • Sony DCR-HC38


  • Shake hands with Elvis

PC Pow-R-Tech


  • Building a PC Beast
  • Top 5 charts


  • BioShock vs. Halo 3
  • Toshiba Satellite X200
  • Dell XPS M173
  • Excel Computers SG-685X
  • D-Link DNS-323
  • Intel QX9650
  • ASUS P5 E3 Deluxe
  • Acer Aspire M5630
  • Inno3D GeForce 8800 GTX
  • Acer P223W
  • Company of Heroes
  • World in Conflict


  • 10 troubleshooting tricks and tools
  • Helpscreen
  • Vista Service Pack 1 beta

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December 2007 DVD

FREE FULL VERSION: Ashampoo Internet Accelerator 2

FREE FULL VERSION: Cyberlink PowerDirector 5VE


FREE FULL VERSION: PC Tools Spyware Doctor Starter edition


PC WORLD SHORTLIST VIDEOS: Data security, PC noises

NEWS ARCHIVE VIDEOS: MP3 sunglasses; The revolution is here; Gifts for the gamer; The Das Keyboard; Ice cream on-demand; See what's on your flash drive; Cool Summer Tools; Top tech from overseas; In-car entertainment; Honey, they shrunk the PC; Don't cross me; Routers for the road; Digital Globe reaches for the stars; Tokyo Game Show; Ninja Gaiden II interview; Infinite Undiscovery; First OLED TVs released; Microsoft talks VoIP; Sony powers a Walkman using a sugar battery; Think your office is secure?; New cell phone even easier to use; New iMac attracts customers; No Vista for Olympics; AOL unveils video upgrade; New Sony digicam specs released; Mobile speech to text; What your next TV could look like; Casio creates YouTube phone; I-Sobot, the humanoid robot; Lufthansa looks to broadband; Undercover reporter outed at DefCon; Metal Gear Solid 4 footage; Good vibrations; Pimped out Hummer; How tough is the iPhone?; The iPhone unboxed; 2007 Computex wrap; Overclock madness; eBay anywhere; Safari and iPhone; Macs vs PCs

HOW-TO: Vinyl to CD, Makin' copies, Learning to play piano, Pimp your rodent, Add memory (PC World Back2Basics), Retrieve a lost Windows password, Retrieve a deleted file, Recover a crashed hard drive, Reset your Internet connection, Install RAID, Save money on printing, Set up a Wi-Fi network, Set up multiple monitors, Reinstall XP, Install a DVD drive, Install an additional hard drive, Upgrade your graphics card, Upgrade your RAM

GAMES: Assassin's Creed trailer, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars demo

TRIALS: Microsoft Windows Server "Longhorn" trial

AUDIO: Audacity 1.2.6, Audiograbber 1.83, Jet Audio 7, Juice 2.2, MediaCoder, SharePod 3

BROADBAND AND INTERNET: Azureus 3, Buyertools Reminder 1.6, FeedReader 3.10, FileZilla 2.2, Firefox 2, Flash player, Free Download Manager 2.5, GMail Drive, NetStumbler, Opera 9.3, Pidgin, Skype 3.5, Thunderbird 2

DIGITAL: DivX 6.6, Gimpshop, Inkscape, IrfanView 4, Paint .NET, Videora iPod Converter 2.19

PC POW-R-TECH: CDCheck 3.1.13, CPU-Z, DeepBurner 1.8, DriveImage XML 1.21, Gnome Partition Editor, JDiskReport, PC Wizard 2007, PuTTY, Sisoft Sandra Lite, SpeedFan

SECURITY: Ad-Aware 2007, Avast! Antivirus Home Edition 4.7, CCleaner 1.41, ClamWin Free Antivirus, Comodo Firewall 2.4, Norton AntiBot trial, Spybot Search and Destroy

TECH@WORK: 7-Zip, Adobe Reader 8.1, Cobian Backup 8.4, IZArc ZIP 3.81, OpenOffice 2.2, PC Inspector File Recovery 4, PDF Creator, progeCAD Professional 2008 trial, TrueCrypt, UltraVNC

UPDATES: Ad-Aware 2007 Definitions Update, Avast! 4.7 Definitions Update, Dotnet Framework Runtime 2.0, Nero trial/update, Spybot Definitions Update, Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6