We’ve written a lot about Wi-Fi security in Windows Secrets. But aside from security issues, how do you pick the best Wi-Fi technology? There’s a variety of technologies to understand. Here’s what you really need to know about wireless to make the right choices.
The need for silent computing is sweeping the planet. Rather than put up with ringing ears, turbine-like power supplies, and vibrating system components, PC users are striking back and demanding more of PC and computing makers. Looking for a little silence? Here’s some more relief.
Your PC is part of a conspiracy to rob you of your precious hearing. Don’t believe me? Simply sit in front of your PC and then turn it off.
If you’re considering an operating-system change — perhaps to a new operating system version, or even
to a completely different operating system — do your homework first. You can test new systems without having to wipe out the OS you’re already using.
Windows Secrets readers have spoken: Windows today is a convoluted mess of add-ons.
Power users have had enough. What follows are the best reader-submitted tips about clearing the gunk out of Windows and making it the OS you want it to be.
I’m tired of Microsoft forcing its hand-holding tools on me. This week, I’m going to start examining the ways we make Windows work the way we need it to, not the way Microsoft wants it to.
Windows XP users have access to a wealth of digital-media tools. But you
don’t have to be an XP user to take advantage of digital media at home or on the
Windows XP Pro includes Remote Desktop, which is useful for remotely
connecting to your PC. But Remote Desktop has trouble with firewalls, and it
isn’t available on Windows XP Home Edition, 2000, 9x, or Me. Fortunately,
Windows users have a variety of options for remotely accessing your PC. And one
of them, surprisingly, costs nothing.
Because of relentless electronic attacks against Internet Explorer
users, maybe it’s time for a more radical approach to PC security.
Microsoft says it’s impossible to remove IE from Windows. That’s not technically true,
so let me explain how to do so (although this is not a solution for
MSN Search isn’t the only search service with advanced features:
If you’re looking to find a local restaurant or other service, or find
map-based information, Google’s got you covered too.