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Get a Deal on Windows 7, Learn Office 2010 for Free

Pay only $30 for Windows 7 (if you're a student), and learn Office 2010 from two free books.


Restore Outlook After a Windows 7 Upgrade

Bilpet, planning a clean upgrade to Windows 7, asked the Answer Line forum how to transfer Outlook 2007 data and settings


How to Install the Latest Firefox 3.6.6 in Ubuntu Linux

Firefox 3.6.6 features browser crash prevention. Here's how to easily install it in Ubuntu Linux.

Super Software Secrets

From obscure options to esoteric shortcuts to arcane add-ons, here are 55 hidden gems that will help you master the programs you use every day.


Ubuntu 10.04 Upgrade: Best Practices Checklist

Ubuntu 10.04 is an easy-to-use Linux operating system that "just works."


Force Windows to Shut Down, Solve XP/7 Networking Woes, and More

Learn what to do when a shutdown freezes, plus downloads that let you easily network between Windows XP and Windows 7, and customize the OS.

Create Your Own Windows 7 Desktop Theme

Turn your digital photos into a Windows 7 wallpaper slideshow to share with friends and family.


Curb PC Annoyances: Windows 7, Office, and Monitor Tips

Here's what to do when Microsoft changes a file format, Office keeps asking you to accept the EULA, and Dell ships you a monitor with a seemingly random cable.


How to Configure an Ubuntu Linux Computer for Less Than $200

Here are step by step instructions for setting up an Ubuntu Linux computer with a 23-inch LCD monitor for under $200.

Problem-Solving Apps: Classic Start Menu, Search Commands, Double Diver

These downloads give you back the familiar XP Start menu, let you find Office commands quickly, and back up your drivers.


Windows Tips: DIY Repair Disc, System Tray Tweak, Icon Fixes

Learn how to create a system repair disc for XP or Vista, add icons to the Windows 7 System Tray, and keep desktop icons in their places.


Simple Tips Banish Computing Hassles

Here's how to use Ctrl-Z for just about anything, add events to Google Calendar with your phone, and wrangle Windows 7 taskbar icons.


How to Easily Install Ubuntu Linux on Any PC

A step-by-step guide to installing Ubuntu, the most popular Linux distribution.