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More Windows Opinion

  • Opinion: Pin Folders to the Windows 7 Taskbar

    Readers are so much smarter than me. (Don't tell my boss.) Take Renee, who wrote in regarding a post from last week: Create a Keyboard Shortcut for Your Favorite Folder. In it I noted that Windows 7 doesn't allow you to pin folders to the Taskbar, hence the advice to set up a keyboard shortcut instead.

  • Opinion: Keep Your Wi-Fi Secure, Quick Windows Tips

    For many years, I didn't bother protecting my home network--even though PCWorld colleagues like Nick Mediati have some great tips on doing just that (see "How to Secure Your Home Wi-Fi Network"). Call me crazy, but I didn't see the need.

  • Opinion: ViewSonic Launches Combo Windows, Android Tablet

    ViewSonic's dual OS tablet, the ViewPad 10pro, is now available for pre-order via Amazon.com. That's the good news. The bad news is the tablet that runs both Windows 7 and Android 2.3 OS is in danger of being outdated before it loses that "new car smell". Here is why.

  • Opinion: The best gadgets of summer 2011

    Summer isn't always the best time to report on new tech: with many people either holidaying or having already bought their holiday gear, summer launches can often be overlooked. Not so some of the products that were unveiled or first went onsale this July. Here's our round-up of the best gadgets of the month.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Wants Windows XP Shoved Out the Door

    With Windows XP's retirement nearly 1,000 days away, Microsoft is pressuring customers to ditch the 10-year-old operating system.

  • Opinion: Leaked Details: Dell Latitude ST Windows 7 Tablet

    Dell could be the first to release a tablet ready for Windows 8, but leaked details suggest that Dell will launch the tablet in October equipped with Windows 7. The Dell Latitude ST (the more likely official name of the device codenamed 'Peju') faces a challenging array of tablet competitors, but it caters to a different audience.

  • Opinion: G Data gets upwardly mobile

    It’s a competitive market in the world of Windows security software. But that hasn’t deterred virus specialist G Data from making a new push beyond its home German market to these shores.

  • Opinion: Improve Screen's Readability With ClearType Text Tuner

    If you spend all day in front of the same computer screen, you owe it to yourself to make that screen as readable as possible. Windows 7's built-in text tuning tool, ClearType Text Tuner, lets you do just that.

  • Opinion: Windows 8 puts us all on the take

    Windows 8 will encourage us all to embrace the web. But cloud computing is setting itself up for a fall by its very dependence on the internet. If you can’t access your apps, how will you use them?

  • Opinion: Use Folder Checkboxes To Manage Files More Productively

    If you work with lots of large folders in Windows 7, here's a little trick that can help you manage them more easily. Buried in the Folder and search options menu of Windows 7's Explorer file browser, you'll find a checkbox labeled "Use check boxes to select items." Enable it, and you'll get a really useful tool for selecting multiple folders as you work.

  • Opinion: Must-Have Mobile Apps, Web Services for Vacation

    Travel can be torture, but if you arm yourself with these mobile apps and websites for getting the most out of your vacation, you can steer clear of the tourist traps, stay one step ahead of the crowds, and make your flight with time to spare.

  • 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: An Old Hard Drive and OS in a New PC

    Terry Marshall asked if he could move his old hard drive, unchanged, to his new home-built PC, boot his existing, "very stable" XP installation, and skip Windows 7 altogether.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Offers Students Free Xbox 360 with PC Purchase

    Student looking to buy a laptop or desktop computer this coming semester can pick a free Xbox 360 gaming console thanks to a pretty sweet Microsoft promotion. The Xbox deal is valid with the purchase of any Windows 7 computer starting at $699.

  • Opinion: Fit for purpose

    Who would deny that the hottest topic in consumer electronics right now is the tablet PC? And since there’s only one tablet PC onsale that – in my opinion, anyway – fulfils the description ‘fit for purpose’, we must inevitably turn toward the iPad.

  • Opinion: Upgrade to Windows 8 and say goodbye to the internet

    The internet has been constantly evolving since the day it was born, but the next-generation web will be the least democratic ever. Why? Money, of course.

  • Opinion: What happened to Windows 7 tablets?

    Dell's Windows 7 tablet may not be ready until September at the earliest.



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