Today’s PC-purchaser can choose to buy up to a quad-core processor, and soon this choice will extend to eight or more cores.
These multicore processors seem to offer the potential for greatly improved performance, but you may not get the speed you expect.
If you’re thinking this column is going to be yet another one of those long, dreary lists of keyboard shortcuts, think again.
Rather than bore you with a comprehensive listing of key combinations, I’m going to show you just the seven most-important and least-known shortcuts that I use to get more work done in less time.
The difficulties experienced by users of the 64-bit version of Windows XP and Vista cause most users to believe it’s too early to make the shift from 32-bit to 64-bit.
However, the release of Windows 7 has convinced many people that this is the right time to change — but is it, really?
series on program uninstallation, I recommended free program uninstallers from Revo and ZSoft.
I’ve had a clutch of subscriber e-mails asking me to explain the difference between these two products and to name the one I prefer.
Even when you obtain a new program from a trusted source, there’s always a nagging doubt whether the file is really clean.
You can use the following techniques to check files for any possible malware infection before you start opening them.
It will happen to you one day: You’ll try to uninstall a software program and then discover that no uninstaller is provided.
Thankfully, it’s usually possible to manually remove programs lacking their own uninstall option.
One of the most frustrating experiences for a Windows user is when an installation fails — you often can’t delete the fragments or restart the install process, leaving you with nowhere to go.
Don’t give up hope; I’ll show you how to overcome this sticky stalled-installation situation.
You no longer have to choose between Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Chrome as your browser of choice.
A new contender in the increasingly crowded field combines all three engines behind one easily customizable interface.
With all the hype about the upcoming release of Windows 7, it’s easy to lose track of the fact that Windows 7 is not really a new operating system but rather Vista with many of the bugs fixed — Vista Mark II, if you like.
What most people don’t realize is that it’s possible to tweak Vista to offer a number of the most important benefits of Windows 7 without spending a cent.
In my June 18
I pointed out the advantages of using portable applications to replace installed programs on your desktop PC or laptop.
By carefully organizing the portable applications on your hard drive, you can make the programs much easier to access.