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Scott Rolf knows trouble when he sees it. An IT director for a law firm near Cleveland, Ohio, Rolf was asked by a friend to check out the new Web site the friend had put up on a DSL-connected Web server. Rolf did more than just visit his friend's sit...
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On the advice of many of you who e-mailed me about last month's rant on things that are wrong with digital music stores, I'm revisiting <a href="http://www.emusic.com/promo.html">EMusic</a>.
All Linux vendors need to do to break Microsoft's death grip on the desktop is unravel a few chicken-or-the-egg type mysteries.
The story goes that the Internet puts the world at your fingertips, but that very wealth of information can make finding things all the more difficult. PC World takes a look at online search engines and shows you how to make sure they get straight to...
Choosing the right MP3 player isn't that difficult, but one player does not fit all. People will want different things from their players. MP3 CD players represent the best value: Most retail for less than US$200, and additional blank discs are cheap...
Windows XP is a safe and secure operating system. Really, it is -- as long as you don't connect it to the Internet. To be fair, other operating systems, including Linux and Mac OS X, are vulnerable to online attacks, too. But Windows gets more attent...
Sooner or later, every laptop owner asks the same question: How long will my battery last? For most people, sadly, the answer is the same: not long enough. But there are plenty of things you can do to squeeze every last minute of power out of your no...
It's 2004: Computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and spyware applications are flooding the world's networks. You're nuts to use a PC without an antivirus tool, but that alone isn't enough. Antivirus programs can't detect a new virus until it is alr...
Legend has it (incorrectly, it seems) that infamous bank robber Willie Sutton, when asked why banks were his favorite target, responded, "Because that's where the money is."
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