I am beginning to research UVerse. It's not too costly to get out of my DISH contract, and the cash-back rebates available now might make it a wash. There's something appealing about having phone, TV, and Internet all via one provider. The flip side is that I have to research the details. For example, with DISH, I found that the DVR, that services two TV's, will only service one in HD; the other is SD via coax. That made sense…but the fact of it was somewhat buried in the literature.
Luckily I have a neighbor, who works for AT&T, and I can bounce my questions off her (the poor thing).
Based on a CNET recommendation I pulled AVG Anti-Virus off my laptop and replaced it, and ZoneAlarm, with the free Comodo Suite. The PC now boots more quickly and runs faster. I don't know if it's due to both anti-virus and firewall benefiting from “one” application, or whether they run more efficiently, or whether the new apps aren't doing as much to protect me…I dunno…but whatever the case, I am happy (perhaps ignorantly so…dunno). I just did this today, so the jury's still out on the change's effectiveness. Here's hoping. All I know is the laptop just became emminently more usable again.