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October 28, 2014 by

Surface Pro 3: Why my clamshell laptop is history

Can the Surface Pro 3 really replace your laptop? In my case, the answer is yes. For the first time in 20 years, I no longer own a conventional clamshell laptop. Here's my long-term review, based on more than four months of daily use.

November 27, 2010 by

What's the point of Windows Home Server?

Having a server at home is getting to be common - but you probably don't call it a server. You call it a PogoPlug or a Time Capsule or a NAS box or a network drive (or less likely 'that old PC I fixed up for sharing').

June 3, 2009 by

From Starter to Ultimate: What's really in each Windows 7 Edition?

Over the course of its Windows 7 development effort, Microsoft has been incredibly controlled about releasing details, pursuing an agonizingly deliberate disclosure plan. The release schedule is now public, but Microsoft has politely but persistently refused every one of my requests for a breakdown of the features in each edition. So I did the work myself. I installed copies of each Windows 7 edition from the Windows 7 Release Candidate and tallied up which features were in each edition. Here's what I found out.

May 19, 2009 by

HighPoint RocketRAID 2340

HighPoint's RocketRAID 2340 is designed for those running a file server on the cheap. While it doesn't haul massive throughput thanks to its lack of hardware grunt, and the lack of Solaris support is lamentable, for the price it does the job admirably.

April 29, 2009 by

Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440

Although Seagate's BlackArmor 440 is not the easiest NAS server to set up and use, it's a good choice for small businesses and advanced users.

June 17, 2008 by

10 top Vista tweaks, part 2

As I noted in the first installment of this series, some of my favorite productivity-enhancing techniques don’t involve custom code or registry edits. Instead, they involve learning how the basic building blocks of Windows work, and then rearranging those components to cut steps out of the tasks you perform most often. In today’s installment of this two-part series, I share some of my favorite tweaks for getting maximum mileage out of Windows Search. I also explain the inner workings of volume shadow copies and how you can make better use of these automatic backups with System Restore and the Previous Versions feature. I show how to get quick access to your local and network data files by combining shortcuts in a single, easy-to-reach location, and I explain why hybrid sleep should be the default on every desktop PC.

April 15, 2007 by

Apple's new kick-butt file system

As a long time fan of Apple - I bought an Apple // in 1978 - I watch Apple's storage efforts with special interest. The least talked about addition to the next version of Mac OS X, Leopard, is notable.

November 25, 2004 by

Maxtor OneTouch II (300GB)

This external hard drive is a great solution for those with computers that are filling up quickly or those who need idiot-proof backups.

April 29, 2003 by

Next Windows leaks onto the Web

Microsoft has stepped up work on Longhorn, the next version of Windows. A new test version, leaked onto the Web last week, is more advanced than analysts had expected.


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