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June 2008: Upgrade Your Old Retail PC!

June 08 Maximum PC pdf - click to download!In the PDF archive of the June 2008 issue, you can find:

  • Upgrading your OEM Machine
  • The MaximumPC Guide to Home Automation
  • The Vista Defrag Challenge
  • How To: Create a Personal Internet Radio Station
  • Awesome Product Reviews, including the Alienware Area-51 m15x
  • Ask the Doctor
  • Rig of the Month
  • The Watchdog
  • And a whole lot more!

Click the big giant cover image to the right to download the PDF archive today!

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iControl Advanced Starter Kit

This month, we also reviewed the larger of iControl’s two starter kits, which consists of a wireless camera, a motion detector, an Intermatic Z-Wave lamp module, a door/window detector, a motion detector, a keychain remote, and a control module that plugs into your wireless router.

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Intermatic Home Settings Lighting Control Starter Kit

If you’re considering automating your home, lighting is the best place to start. But if you’re afraid that handling bare electrical wires will leave you with an Einsteinian hairdo, pick up Intermatic’s Home Settings Starter Kit.

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HP: "Let Us Entertain You"

Don’t let the VoodooPC acquisition fool you. Hewlett Packard’s consumer strategy goes much deeper than computer games.