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How to run SteamOS in a virtual machine

See what all the hub-bub behind Valve's gaming-centric operating system is about WITHOUT blowing away all the data already on your hard drive.

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Leave no trace: Tips to cover your digital footprint and reclaim your privacy

Reduce your exposure to spying eyes with sandboxing, disk encryption and more.

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Compatibility with security: How to run Windows XP in a virtual machine

Running Windows XP in a virtual machine is a safe way to continue using it once support ends. Here's how to do just that.

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How to get your data from Windows XP to a new PC

Moving on is hard, but transferring your data doesn't have to be.

How to play DVDs and Blu-ray discs in Windows 8

Unlike Windows 7 and its other predecessors, Windows 8 won't play DVDs natively. Fortunately, there are low-cost ways around the problem.

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Mastering Metro apps: 4 ways they can work for you

Even Start menu diehards should give these winners a try.

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How to make the Windows desktop look good on high-DPI displays

Windows wasn't made to work well with pixel-packed displays. Here's how to force the issue.

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How to protect your PC in the web's worst neighborhoods

Shady download sites. Fake error warnings. Phishing, so much phishing. Avoid these dangers with a good security suite and an abundance of caution.

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9 free tools that make Windows much better

Nix Notepad. Pack away Paint. These free utilities do image editing, file management, screenshots and more, much, much better than Windows’ own versions can.

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11 PC games that are just as fun to watch as to play

Whether you're in it for the competition or watch someone else lose for a change, these games are the most fun to sit back, relax, and watch to your heart's content.

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PC gaming hardware: The coolest gear to look for in 2014

Steam. Small and modular designs. Glowing keyboards. Did we say Steam? It's going to be a very good year for gaming hardware.

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Click this: All about mechanical keyboards and why you need one

Stop using that freebie you got with your PC and start typing on a real keyboard. Here's how to find the best one for you.

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10 low-impact PC games that just let you chill

Sometimes you want to play dark and gritty games. Other times you need only a quick break from your routine. That's just what these 10 titles deliver.

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The PC games we can’t wait to play in 2014

It’s going to be a great year for the PC gaming crowd. Upcoming games will run the gamut from gut-bustingly hilarious to drop-dead scary to downright charming. We can’t wait for these 14 in particular to come out.

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SteamOS now supports AMD and Intel graphics

Valve’s Linux-based operating system, SteamOS, now supports AMD and Intel graphics thanks to yesterday’s update.