The voting is over, and I’m glad to report there were no “chad” problems or confusing ballots. Talainia Posey’s article, “Tuning up Windows 98: Nine tips that are often overlooked,” was the most read article in the Support Republic for 2000. Talainia loaded this article with helpful tips such as checking for DOS configuration changes, changing your drive to FAT 32, removing extra fonts, and eliminating your Internet cache. Each tip was thoroughly explored and detailed instructions were given for easy execution. It’s no wonder this article topped our list as the most read piece of 2000.
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Now that we’ve crowned the top article in Support Republic, it’s time to announce the best of the rest.
- Number 2: "Download our UNIX command cheat sheets"
- Number 3: "Learn how to handle disgruntled and disruptive users"
- Number 4: "Download our CAT 5 Patch Cable Creation Guide"
- Number 5: "Secrets of a super geek: Troubleshooting"
- Number 6: "Look like a Windows NT registry pro with these quick tips"
- Number 7: "Download our HTML tag list"
- Number 8: "DOS lives on"
- Number 9: "Sharing an Internet connection on a home network"
- Number 10: "Fighting with a stubborn network card"
What’s your choice for the best of 2000?
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