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Get Windows 7 Performance on Your Current PC

Windows 7 promises quicker boot-ups, slick tools, and better looks. Here’s how to get the new OS's top features on your current Vista or XP PC without taking a chance on beta software or waiting for the final version of Windows 7 to arrive.


Windows 7 Features on a Vista or XP System

Windows 7 features like ISO image burning, Windows Search, and the great new Windows 7 Calculator are a big part of the new OS. Here's how you can get them--or features just as good--on your current Vista or XP system.


Save Money While Controlling Multiple PCs

Depending on your needs, you can use fewer displays, input devices, or even PC systems, and still get the benefit of multiple computers.

Add System-Wide PDF Creation for Free

PDFCreator acts as a printer, letting you export PDF files within your applications.


Is It Time To Switch To An All-Wireless Network?

For aging business networks, dumping Ethernet in favor of a pure wireless infrastructure can save time and money.

Improve PC Speed and Security

Use file management and deletion software to clean your hard drive, and child-friendly tools to protect your family's privacy.


How to Tame Vista's User Account Control

In this screencast, senior editor Robert Strohmeyer walks through the steps you'll need to take to tame one of Vista's most annoying features: user account control.


Linux vs Windows: The Netbook Question

Jim Getten is planning to buy a netbook. Should he get one with Linux or Windows?


Fast-and-Easy Linux From Hassle-Free PC

PC World blogger Rick Broida shows you how to install and use Presto, a fast-loading, easy-to-use Linux OS that's free to try.


Free Network Management Tool Saves Your Budget

The ad-supported Spiceworks IT Desktop manages medium- and small-business networks at no cost.

Make the Most of Your Presto Linux Installation

Ready to become a Presto power-user? This batch of tips will put you on the right path.


Get Started with Fast-Booting Presto OS

Ready to take Presto Linux for a test-drive? All you need is a Windows XP- or Vista-powered PC and a few minutes of install time.


Turn Any PC Into a Fast-Booting Linux Machine with Presto

Add Presto to your laptop for lightning-fast access to e-mail, the Web, and more.