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Windows Vista RC1 scales back UAC warnings

Windows Vista RC1 scales back UAC warnings

By Sep. 1, 2006


IRS explains how to do taxes for your bitcoin

In a new FAQ, the Internal Revenue Services explains that the digital currency should be considered property for your tax purposes.

By Mar. 25, 2014


Windows 8, take 2? Let's see Start button, boot to desktop

Microsoft may be moving toward bringing back the Start button and allowing users to boot straight to the desktop with its coming Windows 8.1 release later this year.

By Apr. 16, 2013


Microsoft Vista Home Basic

Windows Vista Home Basic is essentially warmed-over Windows XP, Windows XP SP3. If you're currently happy with Windows XP SP2, we see no compelling reason to upgrade. On the other hand, if you need a new computer right now, Windows Vista is stable enough for everyday use.

By Jan. 24, 2007

3.5 stars Editor's rating Jan. 24, 2007

How to change User Account Control settings in Windows 7

UAC was one of Vista's most annoying features, and it's still hanging around like a bad smell in Windows 7. It is much less intrusive though -- here's how to customise it

By Oct. 12, 2009


Keep Vista's User Account Control on guard duty

They slow you down, but those pop-up security alerts do serve an important purpose.

By May. 1, 2008


Windows 7 default user account control worries experts

Microsoft made some changes to a much-maligned User Account Control feature, but experts say the default still puts consumers at risk.

By Oct. 22, 2009


IRS remains mum on taxpayers' e-mail privacy rights

The IRS is not answering questions about internal documents showing the agency believes Americans have "generally no privacy" in their e-mail, Facebook chats, and Twitter direct messages.

By Apr. 15, 2013


Report: Windows 7 holes eased by axing admin rights

BeyondTrust report says companies should set most workers as standard users and not administrators to avoid being exposed to attacks.

By Mar. 29, 2010


Microsoft to tweak Windows 7 settings

Amid sharp criticism from some corners, Microsoft says it will take steps to strengthen a controversial security feature.

By Feb. 5, 2009