Author Archives: Tracey Capen

Tracey Capen

About Tracey Capen

Editor in chief Tracey Capen was the executive editor of reviews at PC World magazine for 10 years, from 1995 to 2005. He was InfoWorld's managing editor of reviews from 1993 to 1995 and worked in the magazine's test center and as networking editor from 1989 to 1992. Between his stints at InfoWorld, he was senior labs editor at Corporate Computing magazine.

Rated download speed versus actual speed

Lounger cornfield set up a new router; now he wonders why he’s not getting better download speeds. That sets off a discussion about how to measure the download performance you’re actually getting.

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Can older PCs happily run Windows 10?

One of the most common questions asked about Windows 10 is whether it’ll run on aging machines.

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Is Microsoft Security Essentials effective?

Few things in computing generate more discussion than the effectiveness of anti-malware applications.

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Two important changes at Windows Secrets

Full-text articles return to the newsletter, and a sad departure of our favorite (and only) assistant editor.

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Tracking Microsoft updates — and other things

Microsoft returns to separate release dates for security and nonsecurity updates — and gets it wrong. Plus: Just because you’ve been using PCs for years doesn’t mean you won’t have those “D’oh” moments.

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