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January 26, 2009

Apple's Mac: 25 Years and Still Going Strong

On Jan. 24, 1984, Apple unveiled its new Macintosh computer. It featured an 8MHz processor, 128KB of memory, a 9-in. black-and-white screen and something called a 'mouse.' The rest is history.

What Your Computer's Drive Will Look Like in 5 Years

As solid-state disk technology closes in on hard disk drive capacity and price, experts say it may not be long before spinning disks are a thing of the past and a computer's storage resides in flash memory on the motherboard.

Videoconferencing Picks Up Where Your Travel Budget Leaves Off

Review: Business trips no longer on the agenda? These three services can help you stay on a face-to-face basis with your colleagues.

Living Free With Linux: 2 Weeks Without Windows

Can a dedicated Windows user make it for two weeks using only Linux? Preston Gralla tried it and lived to tell this tale.

January 19, 2009

Windows 7 Beta 1 Shows Off New Task Bar, More UI Goodies

Fast and stable, Beta 1 of Windows 7 unveils some intriguing user-interface improvements, including the much-anticipated new task bar.

Hate Microsoft Outlook? Top 10 Annoyances and How to Fix Them

Review: Microsoft Outlook has many ways to drive you crazy -- from sluggish performance and massive bloat to corrupt .pst files and constant crashes. Here are 10 tips to make Outlook less annoying.

The Satyam Fraud Has Important Ramifications For Outsourcers

Opinion: The fallout could have far-reaching effects, says Shaalu Mehra, chairman of the outsourcing and India practices at law firm Perkins Coie.

New Versions of Ubuntu, Fedora and Opensuse Push the Linux Envelope

Hands-on: Popular Linux distros Fedora, openSUSE and Ubuntu have new upgrades for their users, from beginners to long-term enthusiasts. We review each along with video run-throughs.

January 12, 2009

10 Must-Have Free BlackBerry Apps

A handful of free BlackBerry applications -- for browsing the Web, issuing voice commands, creating spreadsheets, reading e-books and more -- can make your trusty smart phone even smarter.

Boss By Day, Gamer By Night: Tech Leaders' Favorite Video Games

High-tech titans from Red Hat, Adobe, Cisco and more admit: All they really need to know they learned from ... World of Goo?

i m Server Virtualization: How Much Do You Know?

Quiz: So you think you're an expert? Take our quiz; you just may learn a few things. For those just getting started, here's some food for thought.

The Linux Gadget Hall of Fame: One Geek's Picks

Some of the most fascinating, fun and influential tech devices are based on Linux, which means there ought to be a Linux Gadget Hall of Fame. David Haskin chooses the first 10 inductees, including Amazon's Kindle e-reader and the HTC T-Mobile G1 phone. What are your picks?

Adobe Dreamweaver CS4: A User's Perspective

How well does Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 update the popular Web design application? A long-term user tries it out, and offers his opinion.

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