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Is Wi-Fi making you sick?

Wireless technology is everywhere these days. Almost every home seems to have a wi-fi router, as computer users find it so much easier to set up than running Ethernet cables.

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A Cringe-worthy analysis of the US computer biz

The US computer industry is going down and it has no one but itself to blame. That, at least, is the view of one Robert X. Cringely, a long-time industry watcher.

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Ten things to do to get ready for Windows 10

Windows 10 will be released on July 29, and many have asked us to make a list of things to do to make sure their PC is ready for the big install day.

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Top 10 free database tools for sys admins

This article lists 10 of the best free tools for managing, comparing, administering and developing databases. I’m confident that you’ll find a gem or two amongst this list.

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Better late than never-checklist for upgrading from Windows XP

It’s been over a year since XP went end of life. Maybe you still need that last little nudge to get current, so here is a checklist for upgrading

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Top 5 Free Rescue Discs for Your Sys Admin Toolkit

Here are the best all-in-one Bootable CD/USBs that admins can use to troubleshoot and repair a Linux or Windows system – all handy additions to your toolkit.

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Microsoft CEO Nadella releases Gates’ style memo

Bill Gates was famous for releasing an annual memo to tell his troops what direction Microsoft was taking. Current boss Nadella released a very similar memo in June.

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Analysis: Making the web a better place, one project at a time

A new compiler will enable an even faster web and another project is meant to put a stop to vendor lock-in within the cloud.

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Windows Server 2003 is dead : Here’s the ultimate upgrade checklist

Do you know what happens on July 14? It’s the day that Windows Server 2003 goes end of life. That’s less than a week from now.

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Celebrating freedom with the 19 best free applications!

We put together a list of the best 19 free applications available for sysadmins and power users. From network monitoring tools to troubleshooting software and more.

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