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  • Opinion: Windows Vista's half-term report: must try harder

    Hard to believe, but Vista is nearly half-way through its life as Microsoft’s top dog.

  • Opinion: First look: Eee PC with 3G – the killer combination

    We've been full of praise for the Linux versions of the Eee PC – running Asus' ultraportable laptop with an open-source operating system keeps the cost down and frees up hard disk space.

  • Opinion: First look: Eee PC with 3G – the killer combination

    We've been full of praise for the Linux versions of the Eee PC – running Asus' ultraportable laptop with an open-source operating system keeps the cost down and frees up hard disk space.

  • Opinion: Microsoft still out of touch

    While Microsoft has been working on touch technologies for at least as long as Apple, no one in the wide world knows about it.

  • Opinion: PC World forces Britain's Got Talent finalist back to work

    PC World shop assistant Madhu Singh, who hopes to follow former CarphoneWarehouse worker and PC Advisor reader Paul Potts as winner of Britain's Got Talent, has been told he must continue working right up until the televised final of the talent show on Saturday.

  • Opinion: Inside an Apple Store toilet

    We all know how bright and lovely are Apple’s retail stores – much nicer than CurrysDigital or PC World. They’re clean, well stocked and you can use them as a free Internet café.

  • Opinion: Teaching kids to cheat smarter

    Today brought the news that infamously incompetent exam board Edexcel has developed James Bond-style technology to discourage A-Level and GCSE cheats.

  • Opinion: Linux is ready for your desktop, and your business

    Linux on the desktop? Why not?

  • Opinion: Microsoft's 'Office' politics

    Okay, try to follow this: Microsoft has spent the past two years slamming its Open XML file format through the process to make it an international standard. Along the way, there's been arm-twisting, committee-packing, bribery and other chicanery. But by last week, Microsoft was one step away from success.

  • Opinion: Google rules UK internet traffic

    Time to groan again Yahoo, Microsoft, Ask, et al. Online competitive intelligence service Hitwise data for March revealed that Google Internet properties send over one-third of all Internet traffic to websites in the UK.

  • Opinion: Apple Mighty Mouse deserves legal fire

    Imagine my surprise when I read the news that Apple is being sued over its scrolly Mighty Mouse.

  • Opinion: Take PC Advisor's broadband speed test

    Ofcom's report this morning claims there's no longer a geographical digital divide in broadband access, with rural areas apparently overtaking towns when it comes to high-speed connections to the home. But the top-line stats don't tell the whole story.

  • Opinion: Take PC Advisor's broadband speed test

    Ofcom's report this morning claims there's no longer a geographical digital divide in broadband access, with rural areas apparently overtaking towns when it comes to high-speed connections to the home. But the top-line stats don't tell the whole story.

  • Opinion: Why you shouldn't get excited about Windows 7

    "Hold the line!" That's the new rallying cry for the core Windows development team. Add new features. Tweak existing ones. But whatever you do, don't make Windows 7 any slower or fatter than Vista.

  • Opinion: Mobile broadband: Try before you buy

    One of the current ad campaigns promoting 3G broadband promises "the fastest, most reliable mobile broadband in the galaxy", and depicts a 3G-enabled USB flash drive flying through space at lightning-fast speeds. But I doubt very much that anyone would be able to get a reliable 3G signal on Jupiter if I'm still struggling on Earth.

  • Opinion: Mobile broadband: Try before you buy

    One of the current ad campaigns promoting 3G broadband promises "the fastest, most reliable mobile broadband in the galaxy", and depicts a 3G-enabled USB flash drive flying through space at lightning-fast speeds. But I doubt very much that anyone would be able to get a reliable 3G signal on Jupiter if I'm still struggling on Earth.

  • Opinion: Least appealing product press release yet

    Today I received the following press release, and I think it takes the biscuit for being the silliest I have ever been sent (via email, of course).

  • Opinion: The future is free

    The development of powerful free software shows no sign of abating and it took the PC Advisor team some time to whittle down our favourite free applications to the top 100 we've highlighted as part of the cover feature for our July issue (on sale now). Even the likes of Microsoft and Adobe claim to be embracing free software principles and it begs the question, where will all this stop?

  • Opinion: The future is free

    The development of powerful free software shows no sign of abating and it took the PC Advisor team some time to whittle down our favourite free applications to the top 100 we've highlighted as part of the cover feature for our July issue (on sale now). Even the likes of Microsoft and Adobe claim to be embracing free software principles and it begs the question, where will all this stop?

  • Opinion: Epilepsy on YouTube - freakshow or education?

    Epilepsy campaigners today criticised YouTube clips of people having seizures.



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