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ChrisPC Win Experience Index

ChrisPC Win Experience Index is the free tool that lets you rate your computer and check again the Windows Experience Index on your...

November 13, 2014 by Chris P.C.

Windows malware: are you safer today than you were 10 years ago?

In 2002, after a series of widespread, high-profile, and highly embarrassing Windows-related security incidents, Bill Gates wrote his now famous "Trustworthy Computing" memo. So what's happened in the intervening 10 years? Plenty. Take a trip with me down bad memory lane...

May 13, 2012

Jalada Hamia Light

Jalada Hamia Light - The Ice Cube Game. When we hit upon the magic combination of simplicity and challenge, which keeps you coming...

October 7, 2014 by jalada

2002 Ultrabooks & tablets, more memory for Windows 8?

Windows 8 won't run on every XP-era PC; watch out for PAELooking for a PC in the office that still had Windows XP on to upgrade to Windows 8 Consumer Preview this week meant digging down below the variety of test machines (from 17" notebooks to netbooks) that had had Windows 7, on to some of the oldest boxes in the office; the PCs I bought when I first started work as a freelance writer in 2001.

March 23, 2012 by

Dell announces fast compact Alienware X51

Dell has launched a small console-style Alienware X51 that, while part of its games-oriented range, could appeal to other users who want an affordable, upgradeable Windows PC for video and graphics processing. It packs a full-size graphics card into a small box, and the options include an Nvidia GeForce GTX 5551 with a gigabyte of GDDR5 video memory.

January 18, 2012 by

Password Protect USB Flash Drives Software

This software offers a solution to users who want to password protect a USB drive. Simply select the drive to protect and the password...

September 23, 2014 by Sobolsoft

Apple's iPhone 4S vital to keep rivals at bay

Cupertino's newest handset, essentially an iPhone 4 with better components including processor, camera and memory, will help it compete better with Android and Windows Phone but nothing to "blow customers away", analyst notes.

October 4, 2011 by

Thin is in at HP

HP has re-jigged its market-leading thin client portfolio, adding three new products plus updates to others to run the embedded version of the Microsoft Windows 7 OS.The new models make up what HP call the t5500 family (the 't' stands for 'thin'), sharing a common hardware spec that starts with the same 64-bit processor (a 1GHz VIA Nano u3500) plus 1GB of DDR-3 memory.

October 20, 2010

Memristors could save power as well as pack in more memory

Phase change memory will probably just miss the Windows 8 schedule but it's been looking the most promising advance on flash storage - which is going to hit a problem with density and storage life in the not too distant future. The larger your flash memory, the shorter the storage life and some of the really high density flash memory that's been talked about could store information for as little as an hour.

April 8, 2010 by

Windows 7 memory usage: What's the best way to measure?

Windows memory management is rocket science. And don't believe anyone who tells you otherwise. Since Windows 7 was released last October I've read lots of articles about the best way to measure and manage the physical memory on your system. Much of it is well-meaning but just wrong. To help cut through the confusion, I've put together a tutorial and accompanying gallery that explains how to make the most of your memory.

February 25, 2010 by

How to measure Windows 7 memory usage

Microsoft Windows has been around for 25 years, and during that time its memory management features have changed dramatically. If you're still using ten-year-old tools and techniques to measure performance in Windows, you're doing it wrong. In this gallery and accompanying blog post, I explain how to use each of the three main memory monitoring tools in Windows 7, and what each one's unique display really tells you.For more details, see Windows 7 memory usage: What’s the best way to measure?.

February 25, 2010

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 21, 2010 by

Shiny, shiny, shiny

If you’re impressed by shiny little boxes you’ll love Pano System, a VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) solution from Pano Logic, which features a unique “zero client” device in the form of a glossy three inch metal cube.Unlike traditional thin clients, designed to work with Windows Terminal Services, the tiny Pano Device has no CPU, memory or any kind of local storage.

November 30, 2009

Windows 7 in the real world: 10 PCs under the microscope

When the slow-motion launch of Windows 7 finally ends and it hits store shelves next week, will it erase the memory of Windows Vista? Over the past three months, I’ve been test-driving the final version of Windows 7 in my home and office on six desktops and four notebooks. Will it suffer from the crashes, glitches, and slow performance that doomed Vista in the six months after its launch? Or will this one make PC users happy? Here's my report.

October 14, 2009 by

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