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4 reasons Windows 8.1 is better than Windows XP

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Are you still using Windows XP?  It’s dead! Seriously. Okay, I get it.  The stability of the operating system was unprecedented… but that was in the antediluvian days of Pentium processors, Jurassic Park 3 and Destiny’s Child. Windows XP was

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Did you know Windows 7 mainstream support ended yesterday?

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How do you feel about the number 13?  Are you superstitious? Well yesterday, January 13th, marked the end of mainstream support for Windows 7. Let me explain…

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5 features everyone wants to see in Windows 10

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A few days ago I candidly expressed my feelings on why I thought Windows 10 is the answer to the wrong question.  A few months before that, I talked about why I think Microsoft is poised to fail. Well today I want

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The smart way to install Mac OS X Yosemite without frying your Mac

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Apple is all about anticipation and Mac OS X Yosemite (yo-sem-i-tee) is a perfect example of waiting for the next big thing.  Now, you can either wait until the fall to upgrade like the rest of the world, or you

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How to find out your motherboard manufacturer without opening your PC

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Pop quiz: how do you figure out your motherboard manufacturer without opening your computer? You’re probably thinking, “Duh, just Google my PC serial number”.  That would probably work but it’s old-hat and not very sophisticated.  There’s a more clever way

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