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Peter Thomas

Peter Thomas

Peter has been keeping an eye on the forums for the past ten years, juggling his online time with his other life as an IT consultant. When he’s not working he likes nothing better than a long walk in the countryside, or trying to play Mississippi blues guitar.

 

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Articles by Peter Thomas


Features: 
How to shop safely online

PC Advisor explains the selling regulations that exist to protect your purchase online, and what to do if you are unhappy with a product you have…

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Would you like to join our special beta-testing forum?

We've been invited to carry out a structured beta test of a new version of Symantec Norton 360 (version 3.0).

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Know your consumer rights

Many of us struggle to comprehend the complexities of the UK’s consumer-protection legislation but, worryingly, it’s not just consumers to whom…

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Battle of the botnets: is your PC up to no good?

Botnets are networks of computers that have fallen under the control of cybercriminals, capable of accumulating revenues of millions of pounds per…

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Facebook: The most dangerous site on the web?

There can be few regular internet users who haven't heard of Facebook.com, the social-networking phenomenon launched in February 2004. The…

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MBS porn billing: are you being ripped off?

We've been inundated with complaints from outraged readers about MBS' billing practices, but has it actually broken any consumer law?

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Readers' PCs crippled by MBS porn billing

When we see a spate of complaints in our online forum, all about the same company, and all posted in a fairly short space of time, I know that…

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UK: the poor cousin, part II - PlayStation 3

So Microsoft doesn't think the UK is worth Windowsmarketplace.com,, but that is as nothing compared to Sony's shoddy behaviour over the…

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UK: Microsoft and Sony's poor cousin

We pay more for Vista and the PS3, and we can't use Windows Marketplace. It's time we were put on an equal footing with the US

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Microsoft's closed shop

Windows Marketplace, Microsoft's online shop allowing people to download Vista and Office, is a great idea. So why can't we use it?


 

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News: 
Windows 7 available for knock-down £65

What is the situation with respect to those individuals who preordered WIndows 7E at about £44.99 per copy will they still get the same price on…

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Why Sony's PS4 2.0 update is every gamer's dream (well, mine at least)

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