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  • Opinion: Why Google Chrome OS is bad for business

    IT manager Michael Scalisi argues that Google Chrome OS has a long way to go before it becomes the primary operating system for most companies.

  • Opinion: Office 2010: Is this the best Microsoft can do?

    From what's been reported so far, I don't see much to like about Office 2010. The discussion thus far has lacked a single 'killer feature' that makes me want to shell out a few hundred quid for an Office that seems only fractionally better than what I'm already using.

  • Opinion: Does the world really need another operating system?

    When Google first launched its Chrome Web browser, many of us immediately saw Chrome as Google's extension of an operating system.

  • Opinion: Snow Leopard to boot Windows out of the enterprise?

    It could be that a real battle is brewing between operating systems. Apple will fire first by releasing Mac OS X 10.6, known as Snow Leopard, in September. Microsoft's response, Windows 7, will hit store shelves a few weeks later, on October 22.

  • Opinion: Why you need to save money on printing today

    Here's some facts to throw your way in these times of economic woe and love for Mother Nature: 18 percent of print outs are immediately thrown away, those that are required are binned less than three hours later, and the average business spends 8 percent of its turnover on printer costs.

  • Opinion: Vista or XP? It's all about the money

    To upgrade to Windows Vista or not to upgrade to Vista? That is the question. And the answer is money.

  • Opinion: Why Mac OS X is taking over the world

    Net Applications research data suggests that Mac OS X market share is inching its way to 10 percent of all computing platforms, standing currently at 9.93 percent.

  • Opinion: For remote working: just add water

    Snow's frozen water, right? Well, the addition of a few inches of the stuff has caused all of the south east of England to grind to a halt.

  • Opinion: Explaining the UK's drunken porno office party

    So more than one in three UK office workers surf for porn at work, it seems. (And PC Advisor's own research suggests a similar proportion of users intend to stick with Windows XP. Is there a correlation between operating system luddites and workplace willy worriers? I think we should be told.)

  • Opinion: Replace desktop PCs with netbooks

    They're cheaper, greener, and capable enough for everyday business work - if you can get XP Pro on them

  • Opinion: Printer makers: give us cheap, high-quality prints

    It was long a sacred truth among printer manufacturers: to part punter and cash, slash cost of hardware, stick impressive (and unrealistic) print speeds on box, recoup cost in toner and paper. Rub hands, emit low chuckle, back away slowly until reaching bank.

  • Opinion: Will Wall Street woes hurt the IT industry?

    While the high-profile troubles of major financial institutions such as Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch and AIG in the US have stoked recession fears, many analysts say that IT spending will continue to grow.



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