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  • Windows 1.0 turning 25: First experiences recalled

    Posted November 10, 2010 - 2:58 pm

    The creator of MIME and other tech experts remember their first experiences with Microsoft's Windows.
  • Must-Have Windows 7 Downloads

    Posted October 25, 2010 - 11:37 am

    It's hard to believe, but Windows 7 is just turning one year old. And what an impressive first year the operating system enjoyed, receiving almost universal praise from critics and users alike. Of course, even the most nimble, secure, and versatile OS has room for improvement. That's why we're following up our popular "Best Windows 7 Downloads" with another assortment of essential apps and utilities, all designed to help you make your 7-powered PC even better. And believe it or not, they're all free.
  • Happy Birthday Windows 7: Inside 7 Big Enterprise Rollouts

    Posted October 22, 2010 - 4:08 pm

    Look at you Windows 7! One year old and making everybody forget Vista was ever born.
  • The expert guide to Windows 7 security

    Posted September 30, 2010 - 8:55 am

    How to configure Microsoft's new Windows operating system to beat malware and keep data secure.
  • 6 useful Wi-Fi tools for Windows

    Posted September 1, 2010 - 8:53 pm

    We live in a mobile world; if you have a laptop (and who doesn't?), that means constantly connecting to the Internet via Wi-Fi. You most likely use Wi-Fi not just when you're on the road at cafés, airports or hotels, but to connect to your home network too. You might even connect to a wireless network at the office.
  • Windows 7 migration: 8 things that are bound to happen

    Posted July 26, 2010 - 8:29 am

    When it comes to a Windows 7 migration, forewarned is forearmed. Here are some of the hiccups, lessons learned, and advice from IT professionals.
  • Windows XP SP2 and 7 other things Microsoft has killed this year

    Posted July 14, 2010 - 12:13 pm

    Microsoft’s bell tolls for Windows 2000/XP SP2 support, Kin smartphones, Courier tablet and more.
  • XP to Windows 7 migration: 6 tools to help you make the move

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 3:47 pm

    Whether you're upgrading dozens or thousands of XP PCs to Windows 7, these tools will make it easy (well, easier).
  • What desktop virtualization really means

    Posted May 28, 2010 - 9:46 am

    Depending on whom you talk to, desktop virtualization is either the hottest trend in IT or an expensive notion with limited appeal
  • Google Apps vs. Microsoft Office

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 4:06 pm

    Microsoft has long dominated the e-mail, collaboration and office tools market, but Google is launching a strong challenge.
  • The ultimate guide to Windows 7 security

    Posted April 21, 2010 - 1:33 pm

    Learn how to put AppLocker, BitLocker to Go, security accounts, and other key Windows 7 security improvements to good use.
  • 5 virtual desktop pitfalls

    Posted April 2, 2010 - 4:23 pm

    Desktop virtualization offers great promise, but also potential problems. Cost is at the top of that list.
  • Living with Windows: security

    Posted April 1, 2010 - 10:59 am

    Under ordinary circumstances, and in the hands of an educated user, a properly configured Mac is not much of a security risk. Sharing a network with Windows systems doesn't change that; the Mac is still relatively safe.
  • The Windows 7 procrastinators

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 10:11 am

    Although even some large shops are delaying Windows 7 implementation, observers caution not to wait too long.
  • 21 Free Utilities to Customize and Upgrade Windows

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    Get Windows 7 features in Vista or XP, give your desktop 3D capability, or tweak your OS with these free tools and services.
  • 112 Best Free Downloads, Sites, and Services: The Full List

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 2:08 pm

    Want to correct Windows problems, make your PC or mobile phone more capable, and get things done faster online--all without opening your wallet? Check out these 112 incredibly useful, incredibly free downloads, sites, and services.
  • Life after Windows: What happens to tech if Microsoft dies

    Posted January 25, 2010 - 7:10 am

    Free from the Microsoft hegemony, user and developer utopia should ensue, some argue -- but here's why apocalypse is more likely
  • 7 Secret Features in Windows 7

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 4:30 pm

    From streaming Netflix movies in Windows Media Center to eye candy desktop themes to a calculator that does a lot more than arithmetic, here's a showcase of cool but unappreciated Windows 7 features.
  • Top 10 Free Windows Tools for IT Pros

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 4:11 pm

    No Windows geek or PC support professional should be without these must-have diagnostic, system tuning, file recovery, and other utilities. The best part: They're all free for the downloading.
  • Businesses That Dumped Microsoft ... and Won

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 3:24 pm

    Competition has caused these seven users to trade in their Microsoft wares for alternatives from other vendors.
  • Top 15 Tech Events of the Decade

    Posted December 28, 2009 - 11:10 pm

    For the ten-year span that started in 2000, turbulence was the name of the game in high tech. Fortunes were made and lost, everyday users took control of the reins, and technology-watching became a spectator sport. It was a chaotic time, but it was seldom dull. Here, then, is a look at the decade that was: the highlights and lowlights, the booms and busts, the fizzles and sizzles.
  • Has Microsoft redeemed itself?

    Posted December 24, 2009 - 7:40 am

    Windows 7, the 2010 server series, and more have helped repair Microsoft’s reputation
  • Can Windows Azure deliver on IT's interest in it?

    Posted December 3, 2009 - 9:10 am

    IT specialists see potential for Microsoft’s cloud platform to take care of peak compute loads
  • Windows 7 Networking Changes

    Posted November 30, 2009 - 12:40 pm

    Windows 7 has implemented a few new things when it comes to how PCs are networked. Reassuringly, it has kept a few old chestnuts that date back to Windows 98 for those of us that are slow to change. Some of these are obvious - such as changes to how information is presented in the control panels and other user interface elements. And some of them are more obscure, touted by various Microsoft bloggers and data sheets but harder to come by.
  • Cartoon caption contest winner: Windows 7 upgrade

    Posted November 9, 2009 - 9:34 am

    With his twist on Windows 7 upgrades, bala0302 is the winner of this week's contest. See the winning caption, along with some very funny honorable mentions and Phil Johnson's original cartoon.

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