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November 26, 2013 by

eXPropriation: Repurposing old XP hardware

Windows XP will soon be out of official support, and if you've taken the plunge and finally upgraded to a piece of modern hardware, one question remains: What to do with that old beige box? Here's a handful of options to help you decide which path to take.

January 27, 2011 by 3.3

This is a welcome update, but it's definitely a point release: unless you're looking for an alternative to Microsoft Office on financial or philosophical grounds, 3.3 may not be the version to make you switch.

December 31, 2009 by

Hits and misses of 2009

2009 was another great year for infocomm technology; there were plenty of new gadgets, operating systems and cloud-based services for business users. Here's how I'll remember 2009:Windows 7 arrived just in time to undo the problems caused by Windows Vista.

February 8, 2009 by

Petaflops, Megawatts, and data files

How fast will IBM's promised new 20PF grid be? if you counted in tenths of pennies it could count Obama's trillion dollar deficit twenty times per second - but the real zinger in the announcement is that they have to have worked out some kind of solution to the storage bottleneck.

February 3, 2009 by

Easy Windows 7 upgrades could earn Microsoft billions a year extra

Most analysts who looked at Microsoft’s announcement earlier today of its new lineup of Windows 7 editions have focused on the number of SKUs and are busily debating whether the new selection will make choices more or less confusing for Windows customers. But there’s a more important story buried in the details. By making upgrades easy and cheap, Microsoft could finally convince its enormous user base to start paying extra to unlock features in higher-priced editions and pull in billions of dollars in additional revenue.


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