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  • Opinion: Must I Keep Windows.old?

    After EddieS reinstalled Windows onto his 14-month-old PC, he found all of his old files in a folder called C:\Windows.old. He asked the Windows forum if he can delete it.

  • Opinion: Day 8: Setting Up E-mail in Evolution

    Time to move on. No, I haven't actually resolved all of my issues with getting Ubuntu Linux to display the way I would like it to on my external monitor, but I have wasted enough time toying with that, and frankly it's giving me a migraine. So, in fairness to Linux, I am switching gears.

  • Opinion: Nintendo @ E3 2011: Five Things We Learned

    With a new console to unveil, Nintendo seemed the likely champion of the press conference war. Did Project Cafe win the day?

  • Opinion: Reader Q&A: Windows XP Service Pack Woes, Firefox 4 Tips

    It's time for another reader Q&A--this week, help for someone who can't get Windows XP Service Pack 3 to install, and directions on how to reveal Mozilla Firefox 4's orange menu button.

  • Opinion: Day 7: Lessons from the Unity Trenches

    Welcome back as we wrap up the first week of 30 Days With Ubuntu Linux. I guess it says something about the complexity of switching operating systems as opposed to switching office productivity suites that we are a week in and still playing around with how to just get things installed and configured. I intended to make this post about actually playing around with the Unity interface, but after all of the helpful comments from Day 6, I thought I would try out some of the tips and see what happens.

  • Opinion: Sony @ E3 2011: Five Things We Learned

    Sony began by offering an apology, but went on to show Microsoft how to put on a show.

  • Opinion: Why Groupon Sucks for Small Businesses

    Groupon, the three year old coupon company, has been all the hype across business and tech sites lately. The company is the largest of its competitors and claims it distributes online coupons from merchants in 500 markets and 44 countries. Facebook and Google, in an attempt to get a piece of the action, have recently rolled out similar services.

  • Opinion: Why Apple's iCloud could mean your next phone is an iPhone

    iCloud may not seem as exciting as a new smartphone or tablet, but it may guarantee that I buy a new iPhone when my current one dies.

  • Opinion: Microsoft @ E3 2011: Five Things We Learned

    After the unexpected success of the Kinect Microsoft is a company at ease, and more than willing to disappoint.

  • Opinion: Windows 8 and Lion: Different Takes on Computing's Next Steps

    It's kind of hard to compare Mac OS X Lion to Windows 8, mainly because, well, while we now know a fair amount about Lion, we essentially know only two things about Windows 8: that it exists and that it has a tablet-friendly overlay as its main interface. But what I think we can say is that they're two very different approaches to bringing tablet-like features to PC operating systems.

  • Opinion: Install a Windows Service Pack That Refuses to Install

    I like the fact that Microsoft regularly updates Windows with bug fixes, security improvements, and the like. What I don't like is when the OS refuses to install its own updates, which is what happened to reader Debby:

  • Opinion: Is My Ex Spying on Me?

    A reader's estranged husband told her he's spying on her email. Could this be true?

  • Opinion: What is Google +1?

    You may have noticed that PC Advisor has added the Google +1 button to article pages on the PCAdvisor.co.uk site. But what is Google +1, and why have we added it?

  • Opinion: Despite Oracle's Antics, LibreOffice Gets a Big Update

    The world may be reeling this week from Oracle's bizarre decision to bequeath OpenOffice.org to the Apache Software Foundation rather than the Document Foundation, but that hasn't stopped the latter from rolling out the second major release of its widely adopted LibreOffice contender.

  • Opinion: Can Anyone Run an App Store Correctly?

    Can you trust the "What's New" section of any app store? Probably not.

  • Opinion: Sony Hacked Again: How Not to Do Network Security

    Yes. As unbelievable as it may seem, Sony was hacked again. It is not (entirely) Sony's fault that it is the target du jour for hackers everywhere. But, it is Sony's fault that its networks and servers seem to be trivial to hack and easy to pwn.

  • Opinion: Apple's Hottest New Product: An Agenda

    Let the drooling commence: Apple has a hot new product -- and it has arrived before Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference starts on June 6.

  • Opinion: Free BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing App Gets Official

    Research In Motion (RIM) initially released the new BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing application in early April to a select group of BlackBerry smartphones users via its BlackBerry Beta Zone test center, but today, the BlackBerry-maker made the software officially available to all U.S. and Canadian RIM smartphone users running device software v5.0 or higher.

  • Opinion: Turn Dropbox Into a Jukebox for Your iOS Device

    Dropbox--is there anything it can't do? Regular readers know of my fondness for the online storage service, which is fantastic for keeping files in sync across multiple devices and making cloud-based backups. But it turns out Dropbox is also part jukebox, at least when you pair it with BoxyTunes.

  • Opinion: Day 2: Wow. That Was Really Easy

    OK. Step one in spending 30 Days With...Ubuntu Linux is to get Ubuntu Linux installed so I can use it. I have already narrowed it down to Ubuntu, so I don't have to bother with the question of which Linux, but the first question I need to address at this point is how to install it.



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