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It's Microsoft Patch Tuesday: October 2009

Justin James gathers the information you need to make the right decision on applying Microsoft's October patches in your organization. Read more

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Windows 7 Professional feature to feature comparison chart

Microsoft Windows 7 compares favorably with previous versions. Greg Shultz shows which features exceed expectations for Windows 7, and which do not. Read more

Tap into the power of Libraries in Windows 7

Greg Shultz introduces you to the new Libraries feature of Microsoft Windows 7 and shows you how to get the most out of it. Read more

I upgraded to Microsoft Windows 7 and survived

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The 10 most useful Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts

Master these keyboard shortcuts and hit the ground running with the new Windows OS. Read more

Product Spotlight: WinZip file compression utility

Over the years Winzip has grown from a fairly simple product to one with a ton of features fulfilling a variety of compression and packaging needs. Read more

Product Spotlight: HD Tune Pro 3.50 diagnostic tools

HD Tune Pro is a hardware-independent utility that administrators can use to perform a variety of diagnostics to confirm hard disk performance. Read more

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