More taxes are likely to be the future for Internet users, as state and local governments are pressing the U.S. Congress to impose taxes on Internet shopping, e-mail and broadband connections. Read more here.
Skype, an online telephony service, and Wal-Mart have arranged a deal so a special section of Wal-Mart stores will soon feature Skype products. Our local Wal-Mart already has its spot ready to go. The spot is located in the electronics department in the phone aisle and it's populated with Skype products such as handsets, Webcams and headsets.
The final version of PCLinuxOS 2007 was released May 21. Among the new features are Kernel 184.108.40.206, KDE 3.5.6, OpenOffice.org 2.2.0, Firefox 220.127.116.11, Thunderbird 2.0, FrostWire, KTorrent, Amarok, Flash, Java JRE, Beryl 3D and more. There is nearly 2GB of software on this Live CD, which also can be used to install the OS on your computer if desired. The ISO is 698MB in file size.
Note: This distro does not include Win32 codecs or DVD decryption software. Proprietary NVIDIA and ATI drivers are available after a hard drive installation. Read more or download PCLinuxOS 2007 at www.pclinuxos.com.
Free online courses
CNET's How-to is offering a "Fix Your Digital Photos" class beginning Monday. This free course will teach you how to add special touches to your digital photos and correct errors such as red-eye. The course will show you how to choose editing software, how to compose better photos, and how to edit the images to send to friends and family via e-mail. Learn more or sign up here.
CNET's Online Courses will offer a "Manage Your Outlook E-mail" class Monday. The free course will teach you how to organize your e-mail in Outlook, how to archive and back up your e-mail, and how to move your e-mail to another computer. It will teach you how the program stores your information and how to compact your data files. Learn more or sign up here.
Sites to see
Generate and print your own free, customizable calendars at ePrintable.com. You can created weekly, monthly or yearly calendars. You can add photos and text of whatever you'd like, and it is as simple as 1-2-3. First, you select the date and calendar type. Then you select an image and text, and finally, you press the "Create Calendar" button.
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