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20+ essential programs for your new Windows computer

Our regular readers can probably rattle off a list of their 20 favorite apps without breaking a sweat -- as the comments on this post will no doubt prove. But for our less in-the-know friends, family, and co-workers, it can be challenging to figure out where to download high quality programs that actually do what they need them to do. We've put together an assortment that will help you hit the...

Windows Live Essentials beta now available for download

Microsoft's new suite of Live apps is ready to rock -- in beta form, at any rate. If you're interested in checking out the new releases (a few of which are actually quite good), head on over to the Live Essentials beta download page and grab the slim installer. Alternatively, if you'd like to go with the offline installer (which weighs in at just over 100MB), you'll find them here: As it...

InfoWorld takes misguided jabs at Microsoft over MSE updates

Microsoft has received an awful lot of positive feedback about Security Essentials. It's easily one of the best options Windows users have -- paid or free -- for malware and virus protection. InfoWorld thinks, however, that Security Essentials has a rather irritating and serious flaw: its update mechanism. The post I'm talking about takes issue with MSE "taking liberties" with users'...