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Disinfect Your Keyboard

Keyboards, particularly those shared by multiple people, harbor huge quantities of bacteria. If you want to reduce the chances of picking up your co-worker's cold, you can disinfect your keyboard with disinfecting wipes. To avoid damage to the keyboard, be sure to:

  • Unplug the keyboard before disinfecting it.
  • Squeeze out any excess liquids from the cloth to avoid liquid dripping into the keyboard.
  • Don't let any liquid from the wipe sit for long periods of time on the keyboard.
  • Don't scrub the keyboard, just lightly wipe down. Rubbing too hard leaves behind more lint.
  • Avoid cleansing cloths that contain bleach.

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Free Microsoft Office X Test Drive

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Free Microsoft Office X Test Drive -- Following up on its recent Test Drive version of Microsoft Word X for Mac OS X, Microsoft has announced a free Test Drive version of the complete Microsoft Office X suite of applications for Mac OS X, including Mac OS X versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Entourage. The Test Drive runs for 30 days and lets users get hands-on experience with Office X's features and capabilities - nearly all the features of the retail version of Office X are available in the Test Drive. The Test Drive is available now as an enormous 122 MB download, or - after 14-Jan-02 - users in the U.S. and Canada can order the Test Drive on CD-ROM for a small shipping and handling fee. Office X requires a Mac running Mac OS X 10.1 or later.

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In addition, Apple and Microsoft have announced mail-in rebate programs for customers buying Mac OS X and Office X. Buying a new Mac with Office X makes a user eligible for a $150 rebate; a new Mac with the an Office X upgrade qualifies for a $75 rebate, and purchasing Mac OS X and either Office X or the Office X upgrade qualifies for a $50 rebate. The rebates all run through 31-Mar-02. [GD]

 

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