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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...

IBM releases updated beta of Lotus Symphony office suite

Remember Lotus Symphony? A few months ago IBM launched its open source MS Office competitor based on OpenOffice.org code. We downloaded it, installed it, weren't particularly impressed, unloaded it and forgot about it. Now IBM is back with a second beta release of Lotus Symphony. The application still runs pretty slow on our Windows Vista test system. There are versions available for Windows XP,...

Yahoo! Messenger opens up to corporate IM from MS & IBM

For all you corporate users that want to connect to the outside world, the Yahoo! Messenger blog just announced that Y! Messenger can now connect to users on MS Live Communications Server and IBM \ Lotus Sametime. This is in addition to the previously released support for MSN Messenger (now called Windows Live Messenger). I'm not sure how this functionality can be found - I pulled the current...

VisiCalc - a retro download

If you've ever been curious about the first ever computer spreadsheet, you can download VisiCalc itself and give it a try. Dan Bricklin, inventor of the spreadsheet, received permission from Lotus who now own the copyright for VisiCalc to allow him to offer it for free on his website. The actual executable weighs in at a paltry 27 kilobytes, and would run on a PC from 1981 - in fact it is...