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Open Your Business to Open-Source Apps

Almost daily, headlines proclaim how businesses are cutting costs and improving productivity by using Linux-based, open-source software.

Farewell Vista, Hello XP

How to make the switch back and deal with the gnarly problem of transferring your Vista e-mail, contacts, and user data back to the old standby operating system.

The 20 (Mostly Free) Downloads You Can't Do Without

Cure a sluggish PC, improve your defenses, and have more computing fun with these great programs. Most are freebies, and you can try those that aren't before you put down any cash.

15 Great, Free Security Programs

Turn your PC on, and you're immediately vulnerable to malicious attacks. But you can use these free applications to minimize the dangers and protect yourself.

Free Security Tool Ferrets out Unpatched Software

The tool is designed to inform users when their applications need patching.

Helio Ocean

Pros - Innovative dual-slider design Excellent messaging software. Cons - Sometimes lackluster call quality Small selection of nongame apps

How to Survive the Worst PC Disasters

Can't get your PC to boot? Or just sent your boss a really embarrassing e-mail? Here's how to recover from these and ten other potential catastrophes.

The Best Vista Notebooks

The new version of Windows can be a challenge for some notebooks to run. Our tests will point you to the laptops with the power to handle Vista.

Are You Up for a Vista Upgrade?

These tech pros will help you determine if an upgrade to Microsoft's Windows Vista is right for you and your company right now.

Ready for Microsoft's Vista?

New chips, lower prices--maybe you can afford that Vista PC after all.

Cell Phones as Bar Code Scanners

Your customers may soon use their cell phones to find out prices--and much more.

Review of Peachtree's Accounting Software

Input, output, expenses, taxes... what does it all mean? With Peachtree's latest editions, you can start making the numbers work for you.

Microsoft's Accounting System

If you're a Microsoft office junkie, this accounting program might be the all-in-one tool you need to bring your business's books in line.

Testing the Open Source Waters

Is free software really worth it? One business owner describes his first experiences with OpenOffice.
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