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information in surveys as a means for them to learn more about you, so they
can sell you something. Not so with this one! While it's true that we do want to find out more about you and the technologies you use, it's not for our benefit, it's for yours! We want to learn
more about what types of technologies and programs you use only so that
we can write more informative articles for you, our faithful readers!
It only makes senseif none of our readers use Windows 3.x or 95, why
waste space writing about it. Yet, if there still are a fair amount of
Win95 users out there, then articles on using that system are still valid. Same
goes for newer technologies. If many readers have new technology equipment,
but don't know how to use it, then maybe tutorials would help you get the most
from your system. And even more exciting is the fact that maybe we can entice
more writers to share what they know. Say we have a lot of Firewire users out
there, who don't understand the technology too well. Maybe we can help find
some expert who is willing to share what they've learned? Or, if a particular
Microsoft program isn't being covered here, and we have a lot of users of that
program, I'm heading to the MVP pool of experts to whine for help! But first,
we need to find out what you want to know!
So please take a little time to fill out the TechTrax Survey and do your best
to help us understand what you use and what you want to learn more about. Then
we'll do what we can in the future to provide the help you need.
And if you do fill out the majority of the survey form, your email address
will be entered in our drawing. We will select the email addresses of two
readers who will get to select two prizes, per winner, from the list
How It Works
Go to the survey page at http://www.mousetrax.com/techtrax/survey.html.
Fill in as much information as you can provide. Click Submit. As long
as you have filled out the majority of the form (3/4s of the questions),
your name will be entered into our drawing pool of email names.
Note! In an effort to insure some readers don't just enter their email
address without filling in the information requested, the survey will be analyzed
by the program code. If too many questions have been skipped, the form will
be rejected and the email name being submitted with that data, will also be
rejected from our drawing database. So be sure you complete all applicable questions!
The survey is written in two parts. To insure your privacy, the data in the
first part will be sent to one database and, if the number of answers are valid,
the email address at the bottom will be approved and passed to our second database
as a valid name for our drawing. So we won't know what answers you provided.
We'll only know that you did help us out with a fair amount of answers
and you're deserving an opportunity to win!
On Friday, November 29th, the drawing will end! We will take the list
of all eligible email names, run a random number selecting applet to come up
with two numbers. The first number will be matched to the person whose email
name sits in that database ID slot. They will be contacted via email and have
two days to respond. They will be allowed to pick two prize selections
from the list below. The second winner will be allowed to pick two items
from the remaining list of prizes. If a winner does not reply within two days,
their name will be discarded and a new winner will be selected. Winners will
be listed in the December issue of TechTrax.
Tell Your Friends
Yes, we're willing to openly bribe you for your time! We hope the chance
of winning some great prizes will entice folks to take time to fill out our
survey. But also, the reason we're allowing winners to choose two prizes,
is because it may give you an additional opportunity to convince your friends
to read TechTrax. Thereby increasing our subscriber list (which is nearly at
1,000 now just since May 2002!)
See, here's the deal...<leans close to whisper>Tell your friends that
you know about this terrific tech site with tons of valuable tutorials they
can read for free. Then let them know we're giving away some great prizes like
Microsoft cool Internet Keyboard and upgrades of Windows XP! Then you say "I'll
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It's a natural I tell ya! Think of all your friends out there. You share the
wealth of this valuable tech Ezine URLand if your friends win, let's hope
they also share the wealth in prizes with you! We get more readers and you get
more chances to win something cool! Such a deal!
Note! These product descriptions are from the http://shop.microsoft.com web site. Click the product's name to go there for complete details.
Breathtaking beauty. Mind-blowing adventure. Dungeon Siege combines the
immersive elements of a role-playing game with over-the-top intensity
and non-stop action. Dungeon Siege plunges you into a continuous 3D fantasy
world where you face off against an army of evil that has been unleashed.
You begin as a humble farmer, and as you travel through the world and
gain new skills, you can gather a party of up to eight characters to aid
Intense Combat, Dungeon Siege Style - Dungeon Siege pushes the envelope
of role-playing games with fully animated 3D characters, over-the-top
battles, intense special effects and awe-inspiring vertical landscapes.
Adventure on a New Scale - Players can customize their party to include
up to eight characters. There are no rules or restrictions, and the player
can have any combination of fighters, archers and magic users.
Sim Pro 2002
Made Real by Real Pilots! Flight Simulator 2002 builds on more than 20
years of expertise to create a flying experience that meets your high
standards. Designed by pilots for pilots and serious aviation enthusiasts,
Flight Simulator delivers a new level of realism, detail depth and interactive
excitement. FS2002 introduces many exciting features, including interactive
air traffic control (ATC) and auto-generated scenery, plus challenging
new aircraft and stunning visual enhancements that truly make Flight Simulator
2002 Professional Edition "As real as it gets."
Air Traffic Control
Real-time interactive air traffic control clears you from taxi to takeoff
to landing. Experience the challenge of working in a realistic ATC environment
as controllers respond to your requests during all phases of flight. Flight
Simulator uses artificial intelligence to create air traffic around airports
and along your flight path.
Contrails from high-flying jets. Reflections off polished aluminum. Puffs
of smoke from tires at touchdown. All this visual excitement in one box.Panoramic
view from enhanced virtual cockpits. The flight decks come alive as you
pan around the virtual cockpits with working instruments.
Quick access, complete control. The Internet Keyboard Pro brings 19 Hot
Keys and 2 USB ports to a comfortable standard keyboard design that also
includes a detachable palm rest. Hot Keys allow you to browse the web,
check e-mail, or play a CD directly from your keyboard. The USB ports
on the Internet Keyboard Pro enable you to plug your latest USB devices
directly into your keyboard. The IntelliType Pro software also allows
you to customize your Hot Keys to make the Internet Keyboard Pro work
the way you want it to!
19 Hot Keys give you superior control over your PC - Access the Internet,
your e-mail and your favorite programs directly from your keyboard. Type
in comfort. Detachable palm rest supports your forearms and can be removed
to save desk space. Two desktop USB ports for easy plug and play allow
you to plug USB devices directly into your keyboard, not the back of your
Mouse - Blue
Roll and scroll in style! Enjoy a mouse with a fun blue design, a wider
clear scroll wheel, and the signature red optical glow. Turn any desktop
into a bright vibrant space. Microsoft Optical Mouse Blue offers a fun
design.Comes with a three-year warranty!
Benefits: Unique Clear Scroll Wheel; Fun Optical GlowNo Mouse Ball!;
Comfort for Either Hand; Dazzling Design; Works with PS/2 and USB
Microsoft Publisher Deluxe with Photo Editing, version 2002, gives business
users who are serious about creating their own sales and marketing materials,
the tools they need to turn marketing ideas into great publications. Publisher
Deluxe includes a full version of Microsoft Publisher 2002, the Microsoft
Office Desktop Publishing Solution, and the full version of Microsoft
Picture It! Photo 2002, the leading consumer photo-editing program. In
addition, Publisher Deluxe includes the OfficeXP Content CD and the Publisher
Deluxe 2002 Content CD with nearly 50,000 images. Higher resolution versions
of these images are available for commercial printing from the Microsoft
Design Gallery Live Web site.
Twice the Madness! Bang bars and bury your opponents in Motocross Madness
2 and kick into overdrive in San Francisco and London in Midtown Madness
Two times the Madness in one box! Racing Madness 2 features the adrenaline-pumping,
fun-filled Motocross Madness 2 and Midtown Madness 2.
Bang bars and bury your opponents in Computer Gaming World's "Racing
Game of the Year", Motocross Madness® 2.
Rip and roar through accurate, detailed models of London and San Francisco
in Midtown Madness 2. Drive a Double Decker Bus or the Aston Martin DB7
|Bring the Power of Voice to Games.
Communicate or Die - the common problem of all team-based games. Now talk
to your friends in your PC games instead of typing, with SideWinder Game
Voice. It enables effective team play through internet or Local Area Network
connections. Game play is uncompromised and the sound is terrific! Have
your friends join in on the action with Game Voice Share software, available
for free download!.
Voice Command and Control Within Games -Game Voice comes with a speech
recognition engine that allows you to simply speak a command like "grenades"
or "flaps down" within a game instead of hunting for the keyboard
shortcut. Use one of the pre-built profiles or create your own.
Find and Connect to your Friends Easily - Based on instant messaging
technology, Game Voice's connection management software lets users quickly
and easily find and connect to their friends. It also shows users when
their friends are online.
Talk to your PC - Game Voice includes a quality voice cancellation mic
for optimal speech recognition.
XP Pro Upgrade
Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional is the next version of the
Windows operating system, which is designed for businesses of all sizes,
and for individuals who demand the most from their computing experience.
Windows XP Professional goes beyond the benefits of Windows XP Home Edition
with advanced capabilities designed specifically to optimize productivity
using the latest advancements in the digital world. Built on the solid
foundation of Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional provides improved
reliability, security, performance and ease of use, setting the new standard
in efficient and dependable computing.
All the features of Windows XP Home Edition, including a new visual design
and reliable foundation; complete digital media support; tools for instant
messaging, voice and video conferencing, and application sharing; and
the ability to recover from problems and get help and support when you
Premier mobile support for the ability to work offline or access your
computer remotely. Greater security, including the ability to encrypt
your files and folders. Built-in support for high-performance systems.
Integration with Microsoft Windows Servers and management solutions.