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Comment by Buffet on Review: PC Matic Gets a Zero! (February 23, 2020 08:11 PM)
Dear Bob, I've been using ESET's NOD32 Suite (paid version) for many years now and am very happy with it, with one MAJOR exception - it will not allow...
Comment by Dave Rodgers on Review: PC Matic Gets a Zero! (February 22, 2020 02:42 PM)
@michael @soussi The license fee is for 1 or up to 5 computers. My guess it takes as much work to cover 1 computer as it does for 5. For a long time,...
Comment by Terry McGowan on Beyond the Internet: Explore the Universe (February 21, 2020 10:36 PM)
Also check out what the earth itself looks like at night from space. Yes, light pollution is a major problem. Take a look at http://alturl.com/dicpw ...
Comment by RandiO on Beyond the Internet: Explore the Universe (February 21, 2020 09:57 PM)
Bob Rankin must think of us as a bunch of space cases. As a cadet myself; I would like to nominate WorldWideTelescope (http://www.worldwidetelescope....
Comment by RandiO on Some Fascinating History of the Internet (February 21, 2020 09:39 PM)
I miss the dial tone and the sweet music (AT-commands) during the dial-up of my very first 1200bps modem....
Comment by Howard Kellogg on Beyond the Internet: Explore the Universe (February 21, 2020 09:03 PM)
PBS has a program called "How the Universe Works"...
Comment by Pete on Beyond the Internet: Explore the Universe (February 21, 2020 08:42 PM)
Thanks Bob!! I used to live in the country and I miss seeing the Milky Way. Maybe some of you links will get me back into looking at it in a new way...
Comment by Ken H on Beyond the Internet: Explore the Universe (February 21, 2020 07:48 PM)
I have had Distant Suns on my iPhone since the iPhone 5. I may have paid about $10 for it back then. Just remembered to check latest update on my iPho...
Comment by Dana Lynch on Review: PC Matic Gets a Zero! (February 21, 2020 07:38 PM)
I have been using paid Avast Premium Security for 2 years and also had zero results. It has blocked suspicious websites and script. It blocks suspicio...
Comment by Charley on Review: PC Matic Gets a Zero! (February 21, 2020 06:45 PM)
Over the years I have used MANY different anti-malware solutions (Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro, Bitdefender, AVG, Avast, Avira, etc.). Sometimes I chos...

Windows-8 Articles

 

Cheap Windows 8 PCs

Earlier this year, Microsoft began to offer a variant of Windows 8.1 to PC vendors at a special, super-secret price that is rumored to be “practically zero.” This “Windows 8.1 with Bing" license has brought a crop of low-cost PCs to the market. Here's the scoop, and what you need to know about the Bing thing...

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3 Ways to Repair Windows 8

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Uninstall These Windows Patches NOW!

On August 2, Microsoft began pushing out its monthly bundle of Windows security patches and feature updates via Windows Update. By August 5, hundreds of users’ PCs were failing to boot after being powered off; the infamous Blue Screen of Death appeared. Some tech-savvy users traced the problem to a handful of patches in the August 2 release. On August 15, Microsoft pulled the flawed patches from Windows Update and advised users to uninstall them. Here is what you need to do:

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Crazy Eights? Come on, Microsoft!

Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update. Even I was confused at first about how they differ, and the mess about 'no more updates unless you install the Update update.' Hopefully, this will clear it all up...

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Switching to Windows 8 Made Easier

A reader asks: 'I really need a new laptop computer, but all of them come with Windows 8 now. I've heard many negative things about Windows 8, but my friend says it's not so bad once you get used to it. Are there any tips or tricks you can share to ease the transition to Windows 8?' Actually yes! Read on for my tips on restoring sanity to Windows 8, and some surprising things you'll actually LIKE in Windows 8...

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Chromebook Versus Windows 8

There are signs in the market that Chromebooks are preferred as an alternative to laptops running Windows 8. If you’ve been looking for a new laptop, but don't want the learning curve of Windows 8, you may find a Chromebook is the right choice for you. Read on to learn more...

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Windows 8 Pricing (Plus Other Confusing Facts and Rumors)

Windows 8 is coming to market on October 26, and Microsoft is doing all it can to urge users to upgrade to its radically new operating system. That includes dropping the cost of a Windows 8 Pro upgrade to unprecedented lows. But will the lower price tag be enough to entice people to switch?

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Why NOW is a Good Time to Buy a New PC

If you're currently using Windows XP or Vista, and wondering whether you should buy a new PC with Windows 7 now, or wait for Windows 8 in October, here's my advice...

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Windows 8: Will You Be Pleasantly Surprised?

The run-up to Windows 8's release (tentatively in October) has made everyone nervous -- or excited -- depending on how one feels about radical changes to the world's most popular operating system. As pundits probe the beta versions of Windows 8, surprise features and Microsoft policies are greeted with delight or dismay. Here are some of the current rumors surrounding Windows 8...

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Laptops for Windows 8

My laptop is five years old and still runs XP. I'll be buying a new laptop before summer ends, and I want to make sure it's compatible with Windows 8. Are there any specific features, brands or models you can recommend?

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Download the Free Windows 8 Consumer Preview

On February 29, Microsoft made the beta version of its forthcoming Windows 8 operating system software available to the public. You can download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview for free and install it on a PC or tablet device. Here's what you need to know...

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New Features in Windows 8

Microsoft unveiled Windows 8 at the D9 conference in early June, 2011. CEO Steve Ballmer hints that Windows 8 will be launched in late 2012. The next generation of Windows will be a radical departure from the past for users and software developers. Here is what we know about Windows 8 so far...

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Windows 8 Preview

The development of every new version of Microsoft Windows is accompanied by speculation, hope, and advice for Microsoft. We don't know anything, for sure, about what will be new in Windows 8. But here is what the rumor mill is grinding out right now...

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