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Trying out Windows 7's XP Mode
— 3:04 PM on May 11, 2009

Late last month, Microsoft revealed plans to offer a free Windows XP virtualization solution to users of Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate. In a...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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The case for a secondary motherboard OS
— 10:08 PM on March 26, 2009

It seems like every year, someone thinks that Linux is on the verge of making real inroads on the desktop. And every year, the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards Operating systems

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ABS's M1 mechanical keyboard
— 7:00 PM on March 25, 2009

Here's an unusual concept: a mechanical gaming keyboard with non-clicky key switches. Can such a device create a smooth typing experience, and is it...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices

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Enermax's Aurora Premium keyboard
— 11:17 PM on March 8, 2009

What's this? A laptop-style keyboard on the desk of a TR editor, a heavy-duty typist and ostensible keyboard purist? Surely there must...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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Thoughts on the Windows 7 beta
— 4:44 PM on January 13, 2009

I've already written at length about my (generally positive) appraisal of Windows Vista, yet I'm still eagerly looking forward to Windows 7. While I find...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Metadot's Das Keyboard Professional
— 9:14 PM on January 12, 2009

Is Metadot's Das Keyboard Professional really worth the $130 price tag, and can it compete with the classic IBM Model M? Clicky keyboard purists want...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices

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Windows 7, or Vista Second Edition?
— 8:25 PM on October 30, 2008

As an early adopter, I'm a bit used to being burned by my purchases. Formats die, product availability and support are usually low, and the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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In search of Bluetooth input for a couch gaming system
— 4:49 PM on August 26, 2008

Although my Xbox 360 has seen plenty of action over the last year, my gaming PC has sat largely unused. That's not so much...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices

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Bluetooth just became a lot less important in laptops
— 10:38 AM on August 1, 2008

 I was out at the store yesterday and saw this puppy.  Bought one on the spot.  It's...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices Mobile computing

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OCZ's Neural Impulse Actuator
— 11:05 AM on June 27, 2008

Like flying cars, thought-based control schemes have been a staple of sci-fi movies for decades. OCZ has embraced the concept with its Neural Impulse Actuator,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Gaming Personal tech

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Slow Vista SP1 file copies: no fix yet!
— 12:21 PM on April 29, 2008

After my post about slow file copies with Windows Vista SP1, some of you offered potential fixes and asked for an update once the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Networking

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Windows Vista Service Pack 1: A performance check
— 8:58 PM on April 3, 2008

How does Service Pack 1 affect Windows Vista's day-to-day performance in common desktop applications and games? We've run a host of benchmarks in order to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Vista SP1 nuked my network file copies
— 8:55 PM on April 3, 2008

Recently, I built a storage server for my LAN and migrated all of my important documents over to it.  Even more recently, I built myself...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Talkin' CES on the OCF Podcast
— 3:41 PM on January 19, 2008

I've made an appearance on the latest episode of the OCF Podcast.  This time, we talk at some length about the developments in PC...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics Displays Input devices

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The Vista nerd rage feedback loop
— 3:46 PM on October 1, 2007

Ask anyone in the techie community about Windows Vista, and they'll tell you the same thing:...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Belkin's Flip-DVI-D: too good to be true?
— 6:43 PM on July 11, 2007

This cute little device seemed to be tailor-made for our needs: it's a dual-port switch that handles four kinds of inputs: USB keyboard, USB mouse,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays Input devices

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Microsoft's Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer 2.0
— 12:00 AM on January 16, 2004

IN 1996, Microsoft forever changed the mouse by introducing its first scroll wheel....

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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Bytecc's Zippy EL-610 keyboard
— 5:38 AM on April 25, 2003

GENERALLY SPEAKING, keyboards aren't all that exciting. Some are louder than others, some...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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