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Articles by Matthew McKenzie
posted in November 2008
Having trouble with a netbook running a locked down -- and perhaps dumbed down -- Linux distro? Check out a series of articles the show you how to unleash the hidden power of your pint-sized PC hardware.
Now that Sun has released StarOffice 9, it's a good time to answer an important question: What, exactly, is the difference between OpenOffice.org and StarOffice?
Would you rather watch paint dry than wait for files to transfer to and from your USB devices? Relief is on the way -- and its name is USB 3.0.
Will Microsoft extend its planned Office Web to Firefox and Safari browser users? That appears to be the case -- and it also looks like both Mac and Linux users will have a standing invitation to join the party.
Apparently, quite a few Firefox users still haven't made the leap to version 3.0. That will have to change soon, as Mozilla plans to bring down the final curtain on its Firefox 2 codebase.
Many online tech resources don't age very gracefully -- but some do. The winning entries in O'Reilly's "Great Linux Desktop Migration Contest" definitely fall into the second category.
Windows versus Linux performance benchmarks are nothing new. Linux versus Mac OS comparisons, however, are quite a bit more interesting.
Google's new open-source OCR software will transform online search technology. Almost certainly, it will also catch some companies with their virtual pants down.
Shopping for a quality entry-level netbook? You might be interested to hear what Asus has planned for its Eee PC lineup in 2009.