Ed Bott

Ed Bott is an award-winning technology writer with more than two decades' experience writing for mainstream media outlets and online publications. He has served as editor of the U.S. edition of PC Computing and managing editor of PC World; both publications had monthly paid circulation in excess of 1 million during his tenure. He is the author of more than 25 books on Microsoft Windows and Office, including Windows 7 Inside Out (2009) and Office 2013 Inside Out (2013).

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Can Best Buy's PC business survive?

Can Best Buy's PC business survive?

Reports from the field by PC shoppers say Best Buy is doing a disastrous job of showcasing Microsoft's Surface RT tablets. And this is a surprise? The company has offered a miserable retail experience for years. How much longer can they keep this up?

published December 20, 2012 by

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FTC takes aim at data brokers

FTC takes aim at data brokers

Shadowy data brokers have turned online and offline data collection into a huge unregulated business. Now the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is demanding details about how these companies work.

published December 19, 2012 by

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The ultimate Windows 8 upgrade FAQ

The ultimate Windows 8 upgrade FAQ

You've got questions about the Windows 8 upgrade. Can you burn the upgrade files to DVD or a USB flash drive? Is it possible to go from a 32-bit Windows PC to 64-bit? Who qualifies for cheap upgrades? I've got the answers you're looking for.

published December 13, 2012 by

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Free Windows 8 upgrades? Not so fast (or easy)...

Free Windows 8 upgrades? Not so fast (or easy)...

You might have heard reports that Microsoft has accidentally been giving away free licenses to Windows 8 Pro. Sorry, but that's not true. It's just another move in the long cat-and-mouse game between Microsoft and the pirates.

published November 21, 2012 by

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How PC makers destroy the Windows experience

How PC makers destroy the Windows experience

Building a PC should be easy. Design great hardware, add an operating system and any specialized tools that your hardware needs, and delight the user. So why do some PC makers insist on screwing things up?

published November 17, 2012 by

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