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XP Antivirus 2008 Removal Instructions (XP Antivirus 2008)

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New 'Get a Mac' ads attempt to undermine Windows 7


by Stevie Smith - Oct 23 2009, 16:15

Apple attacks Windows 7, despite positive reviews. Image: Apple. The ceaseless game of televised shin kicking between Apple and Microsoft continues this week after Apple marked the launch of Microsofts Windows 7 operating system by unleashing a trio of new Get a Mac commercials. With Windows 7 barely settled on store shelves and regardless of largely favourable reviews Apples latest volley of smirk-covered criticism attempts to shine a humorous but negative spotlight upon Windows 7 to push disgruntled Windows users towards the secure simplicity and dependable reliability of Apple hardware. The first of the three ads, all of which star Hollywood actor Justin Long, targets error-strewn Windows platforms of the past that have seen Microsoft claiming, for example, Vista wont have the problems of XP, and XP wont have the problems of ME, and ME wont have the problems of Windows 98, etc., etc. Meanwhile, the other two ads focus on the apparent pain and frustration of current Windows users as they toil between once again placing their trust in a Windows-equipped PC or going for a genuine fresh start by making the transition to a Mac and the number-one rated customer satisfaction that comes with it. Click on the clips below to see the latest Get a Mac ads for yourself. And dont be surprised if Microsoft is quick to respond in kind to Apples attack by unleashing another round of ads that

promote versatile and value for money PCs while criticising the inflated expense associated with Apples hardware. Yawn. Broken Promises
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Kindle not needed as Amazon offers PCbased reading


by Stevie Smith - Oct 23 2009, 15:30

The Kindle, now on PC -- no actual Kindle required. Image: Amazon. If you like the idea of Amazons Kindle electronic book reader but youre not particularly mobile, dont like the $259 USD price tag, and are actually looking to hop onboard the eBook bandwagon from the comfort of home, then Amazon has just what you need. Specifically, the Seattle-based retail behemoth today revealed its plans to issue a PC-based software application for Windows that will enable non-Kindle owners to purchase, download and read Kindle edition digital books and publications directly through their home computers.

The aptly named Kindle for PC platform will include a worry-free automatic bookmark feature allow the reader to instantly pick up from wherever their last session ended. It will also offer up a synch function for those users who are equipped with the iconic Kindle device. News of the PC application comes hot on the heels of Amazon attempting to drive consumer interest towards its Kindle device after lopping $20 USD from the latest model. The price drop shifts the Kindle from $279 USD to $259 USD the same price as Barnes & Nobles recently unveiled Nook electronic book reader. Kindle for PC is not the first such service extension offered up by Amazon, which has also released a dedicated Kindle software application for Apples iPhone smartphone and nontelephonic iPod Touch handset. While Microsoft might be hogging all the headlines today as it finally launches its Windows 7 operating system (OS), professional balance requires that we here at The Tech Herald direct our readers to a similarly fresh-faced alternative being offered up by technology giant IBM. Known as IBM Client for Smart Work, the new IBM operating platform is meant specifically for business and enterprise users (the very market Windows Vista failed to impress) and includes either Ubuntu or Red Hat Linux augmented by IBMs proprietary Lotus Notes, Symphony and LotusLive packages. If a company is a Windows shop, at some point it will need to evaluate the significant costs of migrating its base to Microsofts next desktop and bolstering its defenses against virus and other attacks, outlined IBM Lotus general manager Bob Picciano in an official statement. American businesses have asked for a compelling alternative and today we are delivering IBM Client for Smart Work in the U.S., he added. Our goal is to help organizations free up desktop expenses to use in more strategic collaboration projects. According to IBM, businesses and organisations choosing to adopt the open-source desktop package will be in a strong position to save up to 50 percent per seat on software costs when gauged against a Microsoft-based desktop while also avoiding requisite hardware upgrades in the process. While unlikely to sway mass focus from the current glitz and glamour surrounding the launch of Windows 7, IBM and partner Canonical expect to welcome hundreds of partners across the United States in order to help spread IBM Client for Smart Work throughout 2010. Instead of positioning the IBM Client as a drop-in replacement for the status-quo desktop, IBM is looking to create something better focused on usability, openness, and security with a path to cloud computing in market segments that make sense, commented Bob Sutor, vice president of Linux and Open Source at IBM.

Linux as the basis of the desktop is a pragmatic choice and gives a nod to the likely future of the desktop as being open and often virtualized, added Sutor.

While Microsoft might be hogging all the headlines today as it finally launches its Windows 7 operating system (OS), professional balance requires that we here at The Tech Herald direct our readers to a similarly fresh-faced alternative being offered up by technology giant IBM. Windows what? Microsoft who? Image: IBM. Known as IBM Client for Smart Work, the new IBM operating platform is meant specifically for business and enterprise users (the very market Windows Vista failed to impress) and includes either Ubuntu or Red Hat Linux augmented by IBMs proprietary Lotus Notes, Symphony and LotusLive packages. If a company is a Windows shop, at some point it will need to evaluate the significant costs of migrating its base to Microsofts next desktop and bolstering its defenses against virus and other attacks, outlined IBM Lotus general manager Bob Picciano in an official statement. American businesses have asked for a compelling alternative and today we are delivering IBM Client for Smart Work in the U.S., he added. Our goal is to help organizations free up desktop expenses to use in more strategic collaboration projects. According to IBM, businesses and organisations choosing to adopt the open-source desktop package will be in a strong position to save up to 50 percent per seat on software costs when gauged against a Microsoft-based desktop while also avoiding requisite hardware upgrades in the process. While unlikely to sway mass focus from the current glitz and glamour surrounding the launch of Windows 7, IBM and partner Canonical expect to welcome hundreds of partners across the United States in order to help spread IBM Client for Smart Work throughout 2010. Instead of positioning the IBM Client as a drop-in replacement for the status-quo desktop, IBM is looking to create something better focused on usability, openness, and security with a path to cloud computing in market segments that make sense, commented Bob Sutor, vice president of Linux and Open Source at IBM. Linux as the basis of the desktop is a pragmatic choice and gives a nod to the likely future of the desktop as being open and often virtualized, added Sutor. Hardware Seemingly not content with introducing an upgraded version of its more affordable 13.3-inch MacBook, Apple Inc. has also moved to take some of the shine off Microsofts new Windows 7

operating system by revealing refreshed hardware offerings across its popular iMac desktop product line. The tweaked iMacs, much like the reconfigured $999 USD MacBook, retains their established starting price points but deliver an array of improved specifications across aesthetic, presentation-based elements such as screen sizes and core components such as the central processor. Specifically, the basic $1,199 USD model will sport a 21.5-inch HD screen (up from 20-inch) and 17 percent higher resolution, while the $1,699 USD and $1,999 USD variants will both come with whopping 27-inch displays (up from 24-inch) and resolution boosts of 60 percent. In terms of hardware upgrades, the base $1,199 USD iMac now carries 4GBs of 1066MHz RAM (up from 2GBs) and a 500GB hard drive (up from 320GBs), while both of the more expensive iMac options will come equipped with a massive 1TB (terabyte) of data storage Other features included on Apples revamped iMacs include 3.06GHz of Intel Core 2 Duo processing muscle (an optional 2.66GHz Intel Core i5 quad core is available on the 27-inch model), along with a choice of graphics solutions through the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M and ATI Radeon HD 4670 (an optional ATI Radeon HD 4850 is available on the 27-inch model). Swinging the iMacs around and perusing their respective inputs and outputs, prospective buyers will find an SD memory card slot, the integration of a Mini DisplayPort output, four USB 2.0 ports, and support for Gigabit Ethernet and FireWire 800. Quality visuals on a high-definition screen or monitor are fast becoming the norm for most enthusiast gamers. However, computer manufacturing heavyweight Acer has moved to add another dimension to the popular interactive pastime by introducing its new Acer Aspire 5738DG-6165. Long-winded model number aside, Acer claims its new 'TriDef' portable computer offers up a markedly different gaming experience thanks to a 15.6-inch screen (1366x768) equipped with 3D technology thats capable of creating an even greater degree of immersion. Attached to a fairly modest price tag of $780 USD, the Aspires enriched LCD perspective can be switched on and off based on individual preference and when on requires the additional usage of "sporty and stylish" polarised 3D glasses that allow users to enjoy the screens threedimensional delivery. "This holiday season, we are seeing 3D content become more prevalent in popular films and games," outlined Ray Sawall, senior manager of product marketing for Acer America. "The Aspire notebook enables consumers to enjoy 3D entertainment on a mobile PC that can also replicate a 3D experience from standard 2D content."

According to Acer, the technology works via a special 3D film coating that has been applied to the notebooks high-definition screen, which, when accessed by the user, creates a 3D gaming image. Other, more conventional, features supporting the computers unique 3D visuals include a 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, ATIs Mobility Radeon HD 4570 graphics solution, Windows 7, 4GBs of RAM, up to 500GBs of hard drive space, an integrated Web camera, and a multi-gesture touchpad. Philippines Pass New Tobacco Control Regulations and Laws [01/05-1] Excerpts from: The smoking ban: A health or economic issue? By Roderick T. dela Cruz The Manila Times [01/05/04] Legislators passed a landmark law last year apparently to shield the non-smoking public from the ills of cigarettes, shackling the growth of the over P100-billion local tobacco industry. The action drew howls not only from tobacco farmers but also from some business establishment operators who claimed that the law would tow the smokers economy underground. Buoyed by a national cigarette consumption of 82 billion sticks in 2003, the smokers economy contributed close to P30 billion in revenues to the national coffers. Industry analysts said that with the passage of Republic Act No. 9211, otherwise known as the Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003, this segment of the economy would thrive underground, minus the taxes, along with the likes of smuggling and software piracy. Even before RA 9211 was enacted in June last year, several cities like Makati had passed ordinances that banned smoking in public areas and conveyances. Government agencies tasked to implement RA 9211 at the national level are now looking at Makatis experience on how to put teeth to the law that also covers the tourism, property, media and advertising sectors. Health advocates, however, explained that more than tourists, smokers are persons who share their intimate moments with their family, office mates and friends. Smokers are killing the persons near them, Dr. Jessica Q. de Leon, a member of the Tobacco Control Management Team of the Department of Health (DOH), said. Studies showed that persons married to smokers tend to have higher risks of contacting diseases, de Leon added. According to WHO, 75 percent of male and 18 percent of female adults in the Philippines were smokers as of 1999. Around 4 percent of the Filipino youth (below 18 years old) were regular smokers while another 1 percent was experimenting. A global youth tobacco survey reported that as many as 21.6 percent of Filipino students were smoking cigarettes. The percentage was 32.6 percent among male students and 12.9 percent among female students.

Smokers reportedly spend 20 percent of their household income on tobacco products. Nearly 60 percent of all households in the country have a smoking member. The DOH claimed that some 20,000 Filipinos die of smoking-related illnesses each year. This translates to two Filipinos succumbing to tobacco-induced fatality every hour. The smoking ban in public areas is well anchored on one key term: second-hand smoke (SHS) or the smoke exhaled by a smoker and later inhaled by other people. According to the DOH, nonsmokers exposed to SHS, otherwise known as passive smokers, are more vulnerable to diseases because the particles in the exhaled smoke are smaller and could reach deeper into the lungs of the passive smokers. On June 23, 2003, President Arroyo signed R.A. 9211 into law, something that health advocates quickly hailed as a landmark in the history of health protection. The law seeks to regulate the packaging, use, sale or distribution and advertisements of tobacco products. Under the law, the government is supposed to enforce a smoking ban in schools, recreational areas frequented by children, elevators and stairways, hospitals, clinics, laboratories and food preparation areas. It particularly prohibits the sale or distribution of tobacco products within 100 meters from any point of the perimeter of a school, public playground or other facility frequented by minors. Beginning January 1 this year, the following health warnings are required to be printed on every package of tobacco products: Government Warning: Cigarettes are Addictive; Government Warning: Tobacco Can harm your Children; or Government Warning: Smoking Kills. Apart from these warnings, all packages of tobacco products shall contain, on one side panel of the package the following statement in a clear, legible and conspicuous manner; No Sale To Minors or Not For Sale To Minors. Until 2007, advertisements of tobacco products are required to convey the message: Government Warning: Cigarette Smoking is Dangerous to Your Health. Celebrities are also barred from endorsing tobacco products. The law will prohibit tobacco advertising on television, cable television and radio beginning January 1, 2007 and all cinema and outdoor advertising on July 1 of the same year. Beginning July 1, 2008, all forms of tobacco advertising in mass media shall be prohibited except tobacco advertisements placed inside the premises of point-of-sale establishments. Comprehensive Tobacco Regulation Act Date: 1997

Source: Senate Bill 2383 Subject: An Act Regulating the Labelling, Sale and Advertising of Cigarettes
(and other tobacco products), Prohibiting Smoking in Public Conveyances and in Enclosed Public Places, Providing for Violations Thereof and for Other Purposes

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Section 2. Declaration of Policy. It is hereby declared the policy of the State to protect and promote the right to health of the people and instill health consciousness among them. Toward this end, it is the purpose of this Act to establish a comprehensive program to safeguard public health and ensure the physical well-being of smokers and non-smokers alike by discouraging cigarette smoking and tobacco use, whereby: 1. Smokers shall be adequately informed of the health risks associated with cigarette smoking and tobacco use by the inclusion of a prominent warning on each package or container of cigarette or tobacco; 2. The youth shall be protected from being initiated to cigarette smoking and tobacco use through the stringent regulation of the promotion and advertising of cigarette and any other tobacco product; the prohibition of cigarette and tobacco sales to persons under eighteen (18) years of age; a ban on cigarette smoking, tobacco use, sale and promotion in elementary and secondary schools; and inclusion in the curricula of all elementary and secondary schools a study on the health risks associated with cigarette smoking and tobacco use; 3. The right of the general public to a cigarette and tobacco smoke-free environment shall be protected by a ban on smoking in public conveyances and enclosed public places; and 4. Filipino tobacco farmers shall be assisted and encouraged to cultivate food crops and other agricultural products to prevent their economic dislocation arising from the worldwide decline in tobacco demand brought about by the increasing public consciousness about the hazards of smoking xxx Section 5. Advertising and Promotion. Upon effectivity of this Act, promotions and advertisement of cigarettes or any other tobacco product in any medium of electronics or print communication shall be strictly regulated. Promotions and advertisements using electronics media such as television and cinema shall be required to prominently display the specified warning throughout the duration of the said advertisement: Provided, that cigarette advertisement aired over the radio

shall devote twenty percent (20%) of their total air time to the airing of the warning: Provided, further, that the promotion and advertisement using print media shall include a warning occupying at least thirty percent (30%) of the total advertisement space. For purpose of this Act, print communication includes, but is not limited to, newspapers, journals, serials, magazines, books, pamphlets, booklets, static signs, outdoor or indoor billboards and streamers, circulars, notices, bills, or letters. Electronics communication includes, but is not limited to, radio, television, video, moving picture, and cinema. Section 6. Education. All elementary and secondary schools shall include as part of their health and science subjects the teaching on the health risks associated with cigarette smoking and tobacco use. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or offer to sell, distribute, smoke cigarettes or otherwise use any tobacco product within the premises of elementary and secondary schools. All colleges and universities shall be encouraged to design and implement programs to promote consciousness in college students of the health risks associated with cigarette smoking and tobacco use. The Secretary of Education, Culture and Sports and the Chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), in coordination with the Secretary of Health, shall issue rules and regulations to effect the provisions of this Act, including administrative, non-penal sanctions for violations thereof. Section 7. Sale or Distribution to Minors. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or distribute, gratuitously or otherwise, to a minor any cigarette or any other tobacco product. It shall not be a defense for the person selling that he/she did not know or was not aware of the real age of the minor. Neither shall it be a defense for the seller that he/she did not know, nor had any reason to believe that the cigarette or any other tobacco product was for the consumption of the minor person to whom it was sold. Section 8. Smoking in Public Conveyances and Enclosed Public Places. Cigarette smoking in all public conveyances and enclosed public places is hereby prohibited. Smoking areas may be designated except in hospitals and medical clinics; Provided, that such smoking areas shall not be located within the same enclosed room which has been designated as a non-smoking area. xxx Section 10. Penalties. Any person who violates any provision of this Act, other than those provided in Section 8 hereof, shall be punished by imprisonment of at least six (6) months but not exceeding six (6) years or a fine of at least Fifty Thousand Pesos (P50,000.00) but not more than One Hundred Thousand Pesos (P100,000.00), or both, at the discretion of the court. In addition, the license or permit of the offender to import, manufacture, sell, distribute, promote and/or

advertise cigarettes and any other tobacco products may be revoked by the issuing office or agency. If the offender is a corporation, firm, partnership or association, the above mentioned penalty shall be imposed upon its responsible office or officers; and, if the guilty officer is an alien, he shall be summarily deported after serving his sentence, and shall forever be barred from entering the Philippines again. Any person who violates the provision of Section 8 of this Act shall be penalized with a fine of not less than Two Hundred Pesos (P200) but not more than Five Hundred Pesos (P500), or imprisonment of not less than three (3) days but not more than seven (7) days, or both such fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the court. The same penalties shall be imposed upon the owner, operator or manager of the public conveyance or enclosed public place, his employee or agent or any law enforcement officer who knowingly allows smoking in the places herein mentioned, or for failing to post a "No Smoking" sign in a conspicuous place therein.