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Windows Tips: Customize Taskbar, Add Passwords to Folders, Zip Files

Learn how to change Windows 7's taskbar display, password-protect folders, and compress files.



How to Make the Most of Windows Accessories

Here are a few ways to maximize the accessories that already come with Windows.


Microsoft Email Programs Explained

C. Moore needed clarification about Microsoft’s assorted email clients


UbuntuOne Files Connects Your Linux PC to Android Phones

This Dropbox alternative for Ubuntu users gives you 2GB of free cloud storage and easy file syncing with Android.

How to Revert to iOS 4.3.3 From iOS 5 Beta 1

There's a reason it's called beta software. Contrary to popular belief, you can downgrade from iOS 5 beta. Here's how.


Reader Q&A: Windows XP Service Pack Woes, Firefox 4 Tips

Rick explains how to force a Windows XP Service Pack to install and restore Mozilla Firefox's orange button.


How to Install Ubuntu 11.04 'Natty Narwhal' With Wubi

Want to try out Canonical's free new Linux operating system? With Wubi, you can install and uninstall Ubuntu 11.04 at will.

How to Cut Small-Business Operating Costs

Running a business doesn’t have to mean giving the world free access to your wallet. Here are seven ways you can start saving money for your small business today.


Six Windows 7 Nightmares (and How to Fix Them)

Running your business on Windows can be downright scary. These fixes will help you sleep better.


Windows Networking: Troubleshooting Tips

Multi-PC households are the norm, but making systems connect to one another can be frustrating. Here are ideas for overcoming Windows networking problems.

Can Your System Handle Windows 7?

Here's some advice on upgrading to Windows 7, defragmenting your hard drive, and handling Data Execution Protection warnings.


Reader Q&A: Fix IE, Replace Parts, Customize Icons

Readers need help with mysterious Internet Explorer crashes, choosing PC components, and customizing Windows folder icons.


Should I Switch to Linux?

Brad asked the Desktops forum for advice before switching from Windows 7 to Ubuntu Linux