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PERFORM ROUTINE COMPUTER MAINTENANCE TO KEEP YOUR SYSTEM RUNNING SMOOTHLY

So here it is April again and the air is filled with pollen and the sounds of lawnmowers. Everyone’s focus turns to outdoor activities this time of the year. We tend to forget about the old reliable computers that kept us entertained throughout the winter. Computer cleaning and maintenance are vital to keeping them running well. Here are a few pointers to keeping your computer healthy and happy after a long winter.

BLOG NEGLECT.....I'M GUILTY AS CHARGED

Here it is almost two years to the day since my friend and I launched this little experiment called Techwondo. It started as a web technology experiment to see if we could learn the ways of Drupal and CSS. After investing hundreds of hours into learning the craft, we managed to get it up and running at 98% completion. We planned to make multiple updates a day to keep our readers coming back. It was going to be great....or so we thought.

CLASH OF THE TITANS: NVIDIA AND INTEL DUKE IT OUT OVER CHIPSET LICENSE AGREEMENT

There is no love between NVIDIA and Intel this week. The legal dispute they are having concerns a 4 year old contract dealing with computer chipset licensing. Intel is claiming the contract doesn't apply to the newly release Core i7 Nehalem family of CPUs which feature an integrated memory controller. This also applies to all future Intel CPUs that feature integrated memory controllers.

UPCOMING EVENT: MSDN DEVCON

Microsoft is hosting a developer's conference in several cities beginning with Houston, Texas on December 9th. The event will be a live replay of the technical sessions Microsoft presented at the 2008 Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles back in October. Be sure to check out this event if you're a developer or technical enthusiast interested in gaining access to the next generation of tools and technology coming from Microsoft. The event will showcase all of the new stuff introduced at PDC, including:

* Azure Services Platform ("Windows in the Cloud")
* Windows 7
* .NET 4.0, including Windows Presentation Foundation, Silverlight, ASP.NET, Parallel Programming, Live Mesh, and More!

For more information, check out www.msdndevcon.com.

If you're interested in registering for this event in Houston, use registration code HDNUG. This code is sponsored by the Houston Dot Net User's Group.

NVISION 08 STARTS TODAY

Today is the first day of NVISION 08 in San Jose, CA. NVISION is being put on by the NVIDIA corporation, an industry leader in visual computing technology. NVISION 08 is the first-ever visual computing event. When most people think of NVIDIA, they think of 3D gaming. There will be much more to this event. It will gather together visual computing professionals, gamers, artists, designers, and cutting-edge researchers to share ideas and collaborate on all things related to the visual computing industry.

Head on over to the NVIDIA site to check out the schedule for NVISION 08.

Schedule of events: http://www.nvision2008.com/events.cfm

Technical Conference Schedule: http://speakers.nvision2008.com/agenda/

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