Daily Archives: September 13, 2007

13 reasons why Linux won’t make it to a desktop near you

This short and whimsical article by regular contributor “Briard” is so accurate it’s painful.

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Free online service offers alternative to PowerPoint

These free online apps just keep coming. Preezo allows you to create and use presentations directly from their site.

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Nintendo promises Wii bit of excitement

We all know that gadgets are supposed to make our lives easier and more productive. Technology should give us time to pursue hobbies and interests, like tripping the light fantastic or playing ball in the park with the kids

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How to run Microsoft Update using Firefox

The Sept. 6 issue of Windows Secrets explained how to automate Internet Explorer 7 to access Microsoft Update once a month.

But some readers expressed displeasure at the thought of using the dreaded IE 7 even for this relatively safe chore.

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Microsoft updates Windows without users’ consent

Microsoft has begun patching files on Windows XP and Vista without users’ knowledge, even when the users have turned off auto-updates.

Many companies require testing of patches before they are widely installed, and businesses in this situation are objecting to the stealth patching.

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