Articles By Scott Spanbauer

The three top online threats and how to counter them

The three top online threats and how to counter them

The same Internet connection that lets you reach out and touch millions of Web servers, e-mail addresses, and other digital...

February 20th, 2007 Scott Spanbauer
Protecting your PC from three serious Internet risks

Protecting your PC from three serious Internet risks

COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLEThe same Internet connection that lets you reach out and touch millions of Web servers, e-mail addresses,...

January 24th, 2007 Scott Spanbauer
Free agent – Dual-boot basics

Free agent – Dual-boot basics

Linux purists may cry foul, but many of us still need to dual-boot between Windows and Linux. And while the...

March 28th, 2006 Scott Spanbauer
Longhorn Preview

Longhorn Preview

The most recent build of Longhorn--Microsoft's next Windows--has some impressive visual touches, including the kinds of translucent objects found now...

June 23rd, 2005 Scott Spanbauer
Streamlining e-mail, addresses, calendars

Streamlining e-mail, addresses, calendars

Computing freedom means being able to find, protect, and move our data from computer to computer, and from application to...

November 22nd, 2004 Scott Spanbauer
Is XP’s fix safe?

Is XP’s fix safe?

Windows XP Service Pack 2 promises to protect you from the most pervasive worm attacks, stop pop-up ads, and tighten...

October 11th, 2004 Scott Spanbauer
A grown-up’s guide to instant messaging

A grown-up’s guide to instant messaging

As if you didn't already spend enough time blocking spam, battling pop-up ads, and replying to every single e-mail message...

February 25th, 2004 Scott Spanbauer
Free antivirus ready for prime time

Free antivirus ready for prime time

As W32.blaster, Sobig, and earlier virus threats have shown, the Internet is not a terribly safe place to connect your...

December 28th, 2003 Scott Spanbauer
Get all your e-mail in one fell swoop

Get all your e-mail in one fell swoop

E-mail is the number one use for a PC. Lots of us spend hours each day dealing with the dozens,...

March 31st, 2002 Scott Spanbauer
Win 98 Upgrade has its own bugs

Win 98 Upgrade has its own bugs

Windows 98 second edition, a micro-upgrade to Windows 98, includes a few new features and a swarm of bug fixes....

November 18th, 1999 Scott Spanbauer