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• Microsoft Vista Home Networking Setup and Options
The most daunting part of upgrading to Windows Vista may be trying to figure out where in the layers of menus the networking and file-sharing options are hidden.

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It may not be something you do everyday, but having the supplies and know-how to whip up a network cable on the spot can be very handy.

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If you have a home network, you'll welcome the easy file sharing, remote access and the image-based backup features of Windows Home Server.

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Iomega's fourth generation StorCenter Network Hard Drive brings many of the features found in higher-end storage devices down to an attractive price.

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This free tool delivers many of the same capabilities that you'd find in pricey network monitoring tools. As long as you don't mind tinkering, The Dude is a decent network utility that should be worth the download.

Windows 7 Inches Ahead Amid Leaks on Ship Date
New clues emerge on Windows 7's earlier-than-expected arrival, while its head of development talks up post-beta work. — 02/27/09

Will Windows 7 be a PC Mover?
Analysis: Microsoft and its PC partners hope Windows 7 can drive PC sales, even in a down economy. — 02/26/09

Online Trust Takes a Hit in Gmail Chat Phishing
Expect many more such attempts to come in 2009, security expert says. — 02/25/09

Supertoxic Site Infects
Hackers attacked news site through DoubleClick network. — 02/24/09

AOL Soups Up Social Network Bebo
The online pioneer throws more effort into its social-networking play with status updates and AIM integration for Bebo. — 02/23/09

Windows 7's Worst-Kept Secret? Its Release Date
Redmond sticks to its 'by early 2010' mantra but leaks to a tech enthusiast site point to a much earlier ship date for Vista's replacement. — 02/20/09

Judge Decertifies Class in 'Vista Capable' Suit
Instead of millions of plaintiffs, Microsoft only has to fight six, but it's not out of the woods just yet. — 02/19/09

Facebook Backtracks on TOS Policy Changes
Social networking site rethinks its controversial stance on user content, but vows to revisit the issue with member input. — 02/18/09

Social Networks a Magnet for Malware
Just like the crooks robbed the banks because that's where the money is, malware will go where the people are. — 02/17/09

Pew: Twitter a Status Symbol on the Web
Researchers find Internet users are increasingly using Twitter and other social Web services for real-time status updates. — 02/13/09

Botnet Operators Gearing Up for Valentine's Day
Spammers try to play Cupid, with a dark twist. — 02/12/09

There Are Too Many Social Networks - or Not
Panel of experts discusses important trends in social networking. — 02/11/09

Panel: Social Network/Mobile Match Inevitable
Mobile technology will advance, but it's the broader adoption of smart phones and similar devices that will make social networking more common for mobile users. — 02/10/09

It's Official: Amazon's Kindle 2 on the Way
Sleek redesign and longer battery life aim to continue the e-tailer's success with the e-book reader. — 02/09/09

Microsoft Caves In to Users on Windows 7 Security
In the choice between protecting users from attack and not annoying them to death, Microsoft first chooses the latter, then backtracks when bloggers pummel their decision. — 02/06/09

What's Apple Planning to Fend Off iPhone's Rivals?
Will the iPhone maker turn to a new touchscreen patent or the addition of video features to its bestselling mobile phone? — 02/05/09

Google Debuts Location-Sharing Smartphone App
New Google Latitude software targeted at BlackBerry, Symbian, Windows Mobile and iPhone. — 02/04/09

Dell Smartphone Plans More Than Just Rumors
In a far-ranging interview, Michael Dell confirms the PC giant is looking to expand into new areas, while lauding Washington's plans for an IT stimulus. — 02/03/09

Are Legitimate Sites the Next Malware Threat?
Businesses may be exposing their customers to malware by leaving their sites unpatched, IBM warns in a new study. — 02/02/09

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