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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.


Master the Software Updating Process to Keep Your PC Safe and Stable

Running the latest versions of software helps keep your computer secure from malicious software. Here's how to manage software updates for all your major apps.

57 Amazing Things You Didn't Know Your Tech Could Do!

We've worked long and hard to come up with the best tips and tricks for your PCs, smartphones, cameras, game controllers, music players, and the Web. Let's start with PC, laptop, and networking tips.

IE 8: Its Security Is Worth the Download

Plus: Fixes for Firefox and Opera, and new risks from poisoned pictures.

Fix Common Windows Woes With Hassle-Free PC

PC World blogger Rick Broida tells you how to turn off Vista's Disk Defragmenter, get XP to shut down gracefully, and find loads of online Windows help.


10 Expert Ubuntu Tricks

Try these simple shortcuts to work smart and faster in Ubuntu and other Linux distributions.

Tweak Windows Folders With Hassle-Free PC

PC World blogger Rick Broida shows you how to get folders to open and display as you wish, and automatically restore folders when rebooting.


How Do I Create a Bootable Flash Drive?

Margaret T. wants to boot from a flash drive and work on documents from there

How to Instantly Shut Down Your PC

Keyboard shortcuts and other tips to shut down and log off fast.


Giving Linux That 'XP' Factor

Still holding out on the Vista upgrade? Now's a good time to give Ubuntu Linux a try.