Friday, February 16, 2007

John W. Scherer Video Professor Blog Feb. 16, 2007

Tech Talk!
As promised in last week’s entry, I mentioned that I’d have more information about the Windows Vista™ preview CD that Video Professor recently launched. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’ll quickly realize that Windows Vista is unlike any other operating system Microsoft has ever released. We wanted to give consumers an introduction to all of Vista’s new features and advantages. It will help you decide if Vista is right for you and help you decide when and if to upgrade. If you are interested in getting a copy of the Video Professor Windows Vista Preview CD, please call 1-800-591-1038.

In addition, Video Professor will launch its Learn Windows Vista tutorial in the coming months. You may be thinking that since you’ve mastered the previous versions of Windows, you don’t need a Windows Vista tutorial. Don’t be too sure. As you begin using Windows Vista, you’ll quickly see that many changes have taken place. From the Start menu, to the new look and feel of a window, to the capabilities Windows Vista offers, a lot has changed. Video Professor’s Learn Windows Vista lesson will teach you everything you need to know about:
• The new Windows workspace
• New methods to use, store and access graphic files
• Working with redesigned desktop tools
• Vista’s improved security features
• Personalizing Windows
• Using improved Windows System Tools
• Using the new Windows Sidebar and Gadgets
• Multimedia options, including Windows Media Center and Microsoft Movie Maker
• How to set up a network between multiple PCs and devices
• Wireless computing

Worried about ID theft? Check where you live
According to a recent study, people living in certain areas of the country run a higher risk of ID theft. If you live in Arizona, California or New York, you’re more likely to be attacked. We all know that you have to take precautions to keep your identity safe online, but this study is very interesting. The researchers said that knowing the areas that ID theft is more likely to occur could do wonders for fighting back. If you are looking for more information about how to keep your identity and your computer safe online, visit the resource library at
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Let’s keep our kids safe, too
In a related story, efforts are being stepped up to keep our kids safe online. With all the dangers lurking on social networking sites, discussion boards and chat rooms, an agency that rates web sites is working hard to protect kids. This is an interesting article detailing their upcoming plans.
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Off topic:
Going to great lengths to avoid school
I guess kids today will go to great lengths to avoid going to school. Unfortunately, technology plays a role in their deviant behavior. Two teenagers in Ohio are accused of posting a fake message on their school’s web site announcing that school was closed due to the snow. Isn’t it easier just to study for the test? It seems that maybe if these students would put all that effort into their schoolwork, they wouldn’t need to avoid class.
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John W. Scherer
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