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Tips Of The Day For November 1999

Tip Of The Day For November 21, 1999: Email hoaxes and chain letters have become an epidemic. Every couple of days I receive another notice in my inbox from a well-intentioned person that 99% of the time turns out to be false. Some of these have been circulating for years. Do your friends and colleagues a favor and thoroughly research any email warnings you receive to determine their veracity before passing them on.

Tip Of The Day For November 7, 1999: Be very careful when evaluating different hardware components using benchmarks. With the proliferation of review sites, there are usually many conflicting and contradicting opinions regarding what is fastest and what is not. You will find the caveats listed here of value especially when looking at CPU benchmarks.

Tip Of The Day For November 1, 1999: One of the primary rules I use when dealing with my own personal PCs is this: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". It's a cliche, but it's also true, that the more changes you make to your machine, the more likely you will end up with some sort of problems. And in general, the more invasive or complex the changes, the higher the chances.

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