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February 21, 2010 by

Why we don't trust Devil Mountain Software (and neither should you)

Devil Mountain Software has been a thorn in the side of Microsoft for years and is adept at garnering headlines. The latest effort is a report claiming that 86 percent of Windows 7 PCs were gobbling up too much memory. Can you trust these findings and the company overall? The short answer: No. Here's why.

February 16, 2010 by

Driverless eSATA cards: worth the wait?

Experience with a bad eSATA driver got me thinking: why do eSATA cards need drivers? PCs already have SATA drivers. Thanks to the Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) it is now possible to buy driverless eSATA cards. How well do they work?

March 11, 2009 by

HP Compaq dc7900

The HP Compaq dc7900 is a solid business offering in the premium desktop space, but the competition is a small step ahead.

January 9, 2009 by

CES 2009: Hands-on with Lenovo's dual-screen W700ds

I mentioned seeing Lenovo's dual-screen W700ds, or "the beast," as Lenovo informally calls it, at CES Unveiled on the unofficial first day of CES. Well, now I got to play with it, and though it may not exactly be portable, it's a power user's dream machine.

December 17, 2008 by

Netbooks vs. Laptops: Nvidia 9400M 'Ion' chipset stirs competition

Just because there isn't an Apple netbook doesn't mean there isn't a chance to crowd the market.Nvidia is launching its GeForce 9400M "Ion" graphics chipset for Netbooks and small desktops today, with the intention of replacing Intel as the go-to provider of the 945 chipset that supports the Atom processor.

August 8, 2008 by

Do it Yourself Mojave

Yup. I'm now a Vista user. As I mentioned in a previous post, circumstances have recently required that I buy a new desktop PC.

July 31, 2008 by

Eight excellent PC upgrade ideas

Why build a new PC when, with a few easy upgrades, you can transform your old PC into one that feels like new (or at least newer!)?PC upgrades aren't about boosting the power of your PC, but in allowing you to get more done in less time, or get your work (or play) done quicker or easier. Some upgrades do increase the overall performance of your PC ("Yeah! More power!!!"), but others are designed to make your existing PC easier to use.

July 27, 2008 by

My Sunday Afternoon: Fun with VMWare ESX 3i

As soon as I heard the announcement from  bright and bushy-tailed VMWare CEO Paul Maritz that the company was shortly going to be releasing their ESX 3i enterprise-class embedded hypervisor for free, I was absolutely thrilled. Given the pace of technology reporting, I knew that I had to get it running on my test equipment right away.

July 17, 2008 by

Dell Vostro 410

Dell claims its Vostro 410 is an energy efficient, high performance PC for small businesses. While Dell's efficiency claims seem to be hot air, the 410 is a sleek, zippy and good value PC.

July 14, 2008 by

HP DX2710

Businesses looking to roll out desktops won't be let down by the solid HP DX2710 small form factor PC, but watch out for the short one-year warranty.

May 28, 2008 by

Lenovo ThinkCentre A57

The Lenovo A57 is a well-priced office desktop with a strong performance. While very similar to its smaller sibling, the M57e, the A57 offers better performance and upgrade options for a small price increase.

April 14, 2008 by

News to know: AOL, Linux; Mac clones; Mobile Web

Notable headlines:Ed Bott: Making sense of Windows' irrational pricing and licensingRobin Harris: 2.5" disks to become new standard in 2009TechRepublic: 10 common mistakes to avoid when you're installing Linux softwareChristopher Dawson: My kid hates Linux.


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