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Rage: I hate Shovelware

I rant about what I call Shovelware, you know, the extra junk that PC mfr's install on your PC that you don't need or want.

May 21, 2008


Rage: I hate Shovelware

See why this CNET user hates Shovelware.

May 21, 2008


On shovelware: A rant

HP and many other PC manufacturers preload largely useless apps on the systems they sell.

By July 12, 2007


Get a free office suite, help charity

When you download SoftMaker FreeOffice for Windows or Linux, the developer will make a donation to betterplace.org. What's not to like?

By December 12, 2012


Root your Nook tablet for as little as $9.99

At half the price of competing options, AndroidForNook gives you the full Android experience on the cheap.

By March 4, 2013


Three mistakes I made with my last laptop

Shopping for a new portable PC? I bought one not long ago, and there are three things I wish I'd done differently. Don't make the same mistakes.

By July 6, 2012


RootMyNook vs. N2A Cards: Battle of the Nook-to-Android cards

These two products give you a plug-and-play solution for turning your Nook HD or HD+ into a full-blown Android Jelly Bean tablet. Which one works best?

By February 22, 2013


Microsoft Windows 8.1

If you're a dedicated Windows 8 hater, the update to Windows 8.1 isn't going to change your mind. For everyone else, this collection of tweaks, fixes, and new features is useful, but everything here should have shipped in the original version last year.

October 17, 2013

4 stars Editors' rating October 17, 2013
Editors' Take

HP Compaq cq50-139wm

November 10, 2008

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Maingear goes mainstream with the Dash

Maingear announces the Dash Friends and Family PC

By October 24, 2007