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How to open files without proprietary software in Windows

Some file types require proprietary software to open, even for review, while others are simply mysterious to first-time users. Open Freely is a free app that lets users check out many common files, including those associated with Microsoft Windows.

By Jan. 20, 2012


PS Vita hands on: Proprietary media already holding it back

CNET goes hands on with the Japanese version of the PlayStation Vita. It's sleek, sexy, and boasts a gorgeous 5-inch OLED screen, but Sony's use of proprietary media is already holding it back.

By Dec. 21, 2011


Apache foundation quits 'proprietary' Java process

Saying the platform is completely under Oracle's control, the Apache Software Foundation resigns from the Java Community Process Executive Committee.

By Dec. 10, 2010


The community made me proprietary

Why good open-source companies turn to proprietary value to make a living.

By Oct. 15, 2008


Proprietary software is a...services business

Looking at recent earnings announcements, it may well be that open-source software vendors are making the most money from software while proprietary vendors retreat to services revenue.

By Jul. 25, 2008


Why you should avoid proprietary Wi-Fi dongles

Proprietary Wi-Fi dongles are generally a bad buy, since they're too expensive and there are alternatives, like power-line adapters.

By Jan. 25, 2011


Try doing this with proprietary software

Open source breaks down walls to collaboration by putting code front-and-center.

By Jun. 3, 2008


Economy conspires against proprietary software

Vendors of proprietary software are discounting their products in order to keep up with the pricing pressure exerted by open source.

By Mar. 17, 2009


Proprietary vendors race to the bottom

Proprietary software is getting its license fees kicked around. Sob.

By Feb. 22, 2008


Multi-Multi-Tech MultiModem ZDX Proprietary Fax / modem

The ZDX offers nothing special for the price. There are plenty of better values elsewhere.

By Sep. 29, 1998

3 stars Editor's rating Sep. 29, 1998