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24 hours with Windows 8 
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24 hours with Windows 8

Does Windows 8 deserve the fuss, or has Microsoft delivered another Vista? We spend 24-hours with the new OS in an attempt to find out.
Tweak and pimp Windows using Ultimate Windows Customizer 
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Tweak and pimp Windows using Ultimate Windows Customizer

Get the most out of Windows with this free, feature-rich customisation tool.
Best Windows 7 features, Part 4: Greater search powers 
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Best Windows 7 features, Part 4: Greater search powers

Even if a feature in Windows 7 isn't immediately apparent, the vastly improved Start menu search bar will help to hunt it down.
Best Windows 7 features, Part 3: Device management for your PC 
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Best Windows 7 features, Part 3: Device management for your PC

The most impressive boost to usability in Windows 7 arrives with device management.
Best Windows 7 features, Part 2: Networking made easy 
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Best Windows 7 features, Part 2: Networking made easy

Networking is another area where significant progress has been made since Vista and XP.
My life with Linux: Day 7 and Final Verdict - The daily ups and downs of switching to open source 
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My life with Linux: Day 7 and Final Verdict - The daily ups and downs of switching to open source

Stuart Turton spends the final day of his one week odyssey with Linux, gets drunk on the gaming possibilities of Wine and gives his final verdict on whether Linux is worth the trouble or not.
My life with Linux: Day 6 - The daily ups and downs of switching to open source 
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My life with Linux: Day 6 - The daily ups and downs of switching to open source

Stuart Turton spends the sixth day of his one week odyssey with Linux, and it takes little time for Stuart to fall out of favour with Ubuntu. His computer crashes and Stuart questions why he even bothered with Linux to begin with.
My life with Linux: Day 5 - The daily ups and downs of switching to open source 
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My life with Linux: Day 5 - The daily ups and downs of switching to open source

Stuart Turton spends the fifth day of his one week odyssey with Linux, gets his hands dirty with 'Gnome Do' and quickly realises his new found joy for Ubuntu. Has Stuart finally cracked Linux?
Three's a crowd: Microsoft invites the whole family to share Windows 7 discount 
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Three's a crowd: Microsoft invites the whole family to share Windows 7 discount

Microsoft is offering substantial discount deals on Windows 7 Home Premium packs for families (up to 3 licences) for under $250.
My life with Linux: Day 3 -  The daily ups and downs of switching to open source 
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My life with Linux: Day 3 - The daily ups and downs of switching to open source

Stuart Turton spends the third day of his one week odyssey with Linux, fighting Fedora monitor hassles, wishing for Ubuntu at work and discovers that forums can be a Linux user's new best friend.
My life with Linux: Day 2 - The daily ups and downs of switching to open source 
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My life with Linux: Day 2 - The daily ups and downs of switching to open source

Stuart Turton spends the second day of his one week odyssey with Linux, battling Fedora and DVD playback troubles, while trying valiantly not to go back to the relative 'safety' of Vista, as frustrations start to boil over.
My life with Linux: Day 1 - The daily ups and downs of switching to open source 
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My life with Linux: Day 1 - The daily ups and downs of switching to open source

Linux is turning up in everything from netbooks to Dell PCs, but is it actually fit to replace Windows? Stuart Turton spends a week with Linux to find out.
Whatever happened to...Vista's broken promises?  
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Whatever happened to...Vista's broken promises?

Microsoft has never been known to make mistakes in the past, but never was it more apparent than with Vista - and no matter the promises and the hype, Vista never truly delivered.
Top 10 worst Microsoft products of all time 
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Top 10 worst Microsoft products of all time

Last week, in honour of the Windows 7 launch, we covered Microsoft's biggest successes in the computing field. This week, in the interest of balance, we're looking to the company's dark side..
Microsoft makes its Windows 7 sales pitch, just don't mention Vista 
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Microsoft makes its Windows 7 sales pitch, just don't mention Vista

Gone is some of the bluster as Microsoft makes a surprisingly down-to-earth Australian launch presentation for Windows 7 today
Windows 7, the complete guide: How Windows 7 can lock down your business 
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Windows 7, the complete guide: How Windows 7 can lock down your business

BitLocker first reared its head in Windows Vista, but the scope of the encryption software has been extended in Windows 7. Since Vista's launch, lost or stolen USB drives have become an enormous security liability.
Windows 7 slower to boot than Vista 
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Windows 7 slower to boot than Vista View all Atomic Articles

Windows 7 taking a step backwards in speed?
Vista quicker than Windows 7 
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Vista quicker than Windows 7

Systems experts with stop watches have poured cold water on Microsoft's claims that its Windows 7 operating system boots up faster than Vista..
Vista losing out to Windows 7 
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Vista losing out to Windows 7

The much-criticised Vista operating system losing market share even before Windows 7 arrives.
Windows 7, the complete guide - Part 10: Wireless that works 
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Windows 7, the complete guide - Part 10: Wireless that works

As Microsoft gears up for its big OS release, people might be surprised to learn about another Windows 7 other secret: better wireless connectivity.
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