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Can Microsoft Counter the Effect of Apple Ads?

July 16, 2008 |
Vista has floundered while Apple’s nifty ads skewered the Windows OS. Can Redmond fight back?
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Google Trends Reveals Which Tech Trends Are Hot (Or Not)

July 15, 2008 |

With its graphs that reflect the changing popularity of various search terms, Google Trends provides a forward-looking glimpse what technologies are on the rise.

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IT Layoffs? Not Again!

July 14, 2008 |
Having both been laid off and done the laying off, an IT pro talks about survival in the trenches.
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SaaS Creates Cloud Computing Alternatives

July 14, 2008 |
As companies access applications via software-as-a-service platforms, they use these platforms to develop their own solutions.
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Social Networking Meets the Mainstream

July 12, 2008 |
Consumers fast becoming regular users, but is business catching up?
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Tech Comics: Jedi Knights and Blu-ray

July 11, 2008 |
If the tech conditions are right, a warrior can score a true bargain.
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7 Tips to Keep Windows XP Running (For Years...)

July 10, 2008 |
If you'd prefer to skip Vista and wait for the next Windows release, you’ll need to use some serous life extension techniques.
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How Google's Virtual World Will Change the Real One

July 09, 2008 |
Google’s just-debuted virtual world is clunky right now, but expect it to grow into a monster success – and play a leading role in business as well as social networking.
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The iPhone 3G: Why You Should Wait Until September

July 09, 2008 |
There are a number of pricing issues, as well as some interesting competitors, that might give you pause.
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Browser Security: IE vs. Safari vs. Firefox

July 08, 2008 |
Each of the three browsers has strengths in malware protection, but it’s their weaknesses that are the most worrisome.
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The Myth of the Interchangeable Programmer

July 07, 2008 |

Management thinks programmers are cogs in the wheel, easily replaced by cheaper alternatives. And the tried and true “formulas” for project costs only supports this fallacy.

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Do You Feel Safer Because Todd Davis's Social Security Number is Posted Online?

July 07, 2008 |

The CEO of a security firm, LifeLock, posts his social security number online as proof of his company's effectiveness. But does the firm deliver the protection against ID theft that it promises?

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Mark Shuttleworth on Ubuntu and the Linux Desktop

July 06, 2008 |
The man behind Ubuntu talks about how he hopes to catch up with Mac, his view of Novell-Microsoft, the role of proprietary software in Linux distros, the Ubuntu-Debian controversy and more.
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KDE 4.1 Beta 2: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

July 05, 2008 |
Not only did KDE developers try to make too many changes too quickly, but they have yet to absorb the lesson in 4.x's muted reception.
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Microsoft Offers Office for Annual Fee

July 05, 2008 |
A lower-cost, subscription-based Office bundle may be less of an effort to undermine Google Apps and more about promoting Microsoft's OneCare antivirus service.
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Dell Finds a Way to Continue XP Sales

July 05, 2008 |
While most OEMs offer upgrades, Dell offers to sell a $20 "downgrade" to PC buyers -- Windows XP.
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Tech Comics: Sex Ed and Firewalls

July 04, 2008 |
A firewall is an important precaution in many situations.
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Should You Consolidate Your Database?

July 03, 2008 |
Database consolidation can have a huge impact on IT budgets by lowering hardware and database license costs. But the perils are numerous.
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Let's Solve Our National Identity Crisis

July 03, 2008 |
Because we don't move forward with a comprehensive, protected ID system, we've instead ended up with a third-rate, insecure system based on social security cards and government agencies collecting data without our knowledge or permission.
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The Best IT Job Boards

July 02, 2008 |
Also, insider's tips on using these IT job boards to improve your chances of scoring a better tech job.
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