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System TuneUp

System TuneUp is a collection of tools to optimize your Windows PC performance. With System TuneUp, you can: Remove unneeded files...

December 11, 2014 by AceLogiX

PC sales: how low will they go?

The longest PC sales decline in history has the industry in shock. We are in a new era with smart phones and tablets. But the bottom is deeper than many expect. Here's why.

August 1, 2013 by

R-Wipe&Clean

R-Wipe & Clean is a complete R-Tools solution to wipe useless files and maintain your computer privacy. It irretrievably deletes private...

July 6, 2014 by R-tools Technology

DL Cleaner Lite

DL Cleaner Lite is a simple and safe tool that includes utilities to keep your PC clean, healthy and fast. Junk files, temporary files,...

March 28, 2014 by CBS Interactive

Can Apple make a Tablet PC "cool"?

Rumors are flying around claiming that Apple is secretly developing a Tablet PC. But keyboard-free, touch-screen portable PCs are nothing new, and over the past two decades history is littered with the corpses of failed ideas. Can Apple make a Tablet PC "cool"?

October 4, 2009 by

PC sales to decline 11.9% in 2009

The PC industry will experience its sharpest unit decline in history, with PC shipments totaling 257 mln units in 2009, an 11.9% decline from 2008, according to Gartner. Previously, PC units experienced their worst decline in 2001 when unit shipments contracted 3.2%. Up to this point, emerging markets collectively recorded their lowest growth in 2002, [...]

March 2, 2009

Admission and Lesson - Don't Overcomplicate Linux!

This is the kind of thing I don't particularly enjoy writing, but as I have been blogging about learning Linux, and I've tried to approach as an "ordinary PC user" would, I think it's important to pass along lessons learned from mistakes. Of course, my approach to Linux is tainted by my very long history with Unix, and perhaps that's what happened in this case...

July 17, 2008 by

HP revamp frenzy ushers in 50 new PCs

HP, the world's largest PC manufacturer, rolled out 50 new products on Tuesday at a conference in Berlin, the largest such product refresh in the Personal Systems Group's history.

June 10, 2008 by

The tattered history of OOP

OOP has been a mixed bag, but I say this only because like with the PC, the creative vision of OOP was lost. What follows is largely based on Alan Kay's presentation called "The Computer Revolution Hasn't Happened Yet" that he gave at the 1997 OOPSLA conference (available at Google Video), and a paper he wrote many years ago, available online, called "The Early History of Smalltalk", among other sources. (A guest blog by Mark Miller).

June 1, 2008 by

The stereo analogy

The whole PC thing is a social phenonmenon - and what history shows us is that social phenonmena don't last.

November 11, 2007 by

NM Museum to open PC history exhibit

 I just read this in today's e-mail newsletter from our local business newspaper: The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is opening a permanent exhibit hall that will highlight the computer revolution in the state where it all started. The exhibit, titled "Startup: Albuquerque and the Personal Computer Revolution," will feature a history of Microsoft that dates to the 1960s.

November 3, 2006 by

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