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Robert Strohmeyer is a veteran business technology journalist and the founder of Startzilla, a social toolset for entrepreneurs.

Ubuntu Puts Big Emphasis on Small PCs at OSCON

Ubuntu Netbook Remix and Mobile Internet Device editions of Linux are gearing up to compete with Windows on mini-PC devices this year.


Mobile Linux Takes Center Stage at OSCON

As Linux continues to spread on phones and mobile devices, the annual open-source conference kicks off with an emphasis on mobility.


Last OS Standing: Make the Most of Windows Vista

Now that Windows XP is no longer being sold by Microsoft, PC users will be stuck with Windows Vista. Here's a roundup of PC World's best tips for making Vista easier to use.


Windows XP Departs: Good Riddance or Sad Farewell?

Two of PC World's most opinionated editors weigh in on whether Microsoft Windows XP's departure is bad for PC users or the best thing that could happen to computing.



Customize Vista's look--and add hotkeys--with this donationware utility.

Desktop Linux Face-Off: Ubuntu 8.04 vs. Fedora 9

New versions of two of the world�s biggest Linux distributions have hit the street. How do they match up?



Switch between windows faster than ever before--on XP.

Better Screenshots

Professional quality screen capture has never been easier. Better Screenshots allows you to take instant fullscreen, mouse selection and window selection screenshots and record animated gif movies directly from the screen.


Browse iTunes cover art in Windows with this freebie.

Microsoft Virtual Desktop Manager

Manage multiple workspaces with this freebie.

Apache HTTP Server

Host a Web page from your own computer with this server program.


Add meta data to your podcasts to help them show up in Web searches.

Stickies for Windows

Note to self: Use this full-featured and free sticky note program.


Add some Linux features to your PC with this freebie.


Get Mac-like thumbnail windows on your PC with this freebie