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  • Consider GIMP as an Adobe Photoshop alternative for graphics editing

    Adobe Photoshop and other expensive graphics editors may suit power users, but there are good reasons to test the GNU Image Manipulation Program.

  • Use Group Policy to provide users a standard Windows 8.1 Start screen

    Windows 8 lacked a way to enforce a consistent user experience, but thanks to PowerShell, you can provide a common Windows 8.1 Start screen.

  • Windows 8.1 features treat power users, but watch out for tricks

    Several Windows 8.1 features will suit power users' tastes, but there are still hidden gotchas to beware of.

  • Mobile workstations deliver high-end computing power -- for a price

    Mobile workstations from Dell, Toshiba and HP pack plenty of computing power and weigh less than their predecessors, but prices may limit adoption.

  • Universal apps may be the Trojan horse for Windows 8 adoption

    Universal apps that run across all Windows 8 devices have caught the attention of IT professionals considering Microsoft's mobile device deployments.

    Microsoft's new...

  • More Mac OS tips may remind desktop admins of Windows functions

    The Mac OS is on a small but significant number of desktops in the enterprise, and Macs are more common in education and where graphics-intensive applications are used. IT administrators who may be familiar with only Windows desktops have nothing...

  • Why was the Windows XP lifespan so long?

    Microsoft will cease providing technical assistance for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. Alas, the appetite for desktops has changed in favor of more portable, power-saving devices, perhaps with touchscreens. In addition, cloud computing and...

  • Microsoft tightens Windows 8 encryption with Windows 8.1 features

    In Windows 8.1, Microsoft has jumped on the encryption bandwagon, if not quite in reaction to the National Security Agency. As with with its Surface RT tablet line, Microsoft's Windows 8.1 automatically encrypts disk drives by default. This...

  • solar power

    Solar power is the use of the sun’s energy either thermally or through the use of photovoltaic cells in solar panels and transparent photovoltaic glass to generate electricity. Standard photovoltaic solar panels are the most...

  • Ten hidden Windows command prompt tricks

    You can also type "CMD" in the address bar of Windows Explorer to get to the Windows location of your choice. All you need to do is go to the folder location of your

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