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Maxtor gehört jetzt zu Seagate. Hardware-Mag - Das Online Hardware-Magazin. Geek Vs Geek: Has Time Run Out for Microsoft Office? Windows 8 isn’t the only new thing from Redmond; there’s a fresh version of Office as well.

Geek Vs Geek: Has Time Run Out for Microsoft Office?

But this time around, there’s a confusing array of versions (Office 2013, Office 365, and many more) and a pricing model that some find distressing. Which version of Office is right for you? Or is the right answer: “None of the above?” Once a month, eHow Tech editor Dave Johnson faces off against Rick Broida, who writes about technology for CNET, PC World, and Wired. Follow along as they tackle this question from opposing corners.

Dave: Microsoft products tend to have a three-year gestation cycle, which means that we’ve now got the newest version of Office, whether we need it or not. Rick: LibreOffice, OpenOffice, Kingsoft Office Free 2012, Google Docs, or any of the other free alternatives. Dave: Yes, if you happen to be the Von Trapp Family Singers. Rick: You’re starting to make an awful lot of sense, which is scary. Dave: Why are we even having this conversation? Rick: Sure: Outlook. Who won? Geek Vs Geek: Is Windows 8 Dead? In the first few months that Microsoft has been selling Windows 8, the company claims it has sold 40 million licenses for the highly controversial operating system.

Geek Vs Geek: Is Windows 8 Dead?

Should you step up to Windows 8 or hang onto what you have for dear life? Once a month, eHow Tech editor Dave Johnson faces off against Rick Broida, who writes about technology for CNET, PC World, and Wired. Follow along as they tackle this question from opposing corners. Rick: Microsoft’s new operating system represents a pretty radical departure from the Windows of old, and I give the company credit for trying something different and forward-thinking. Unfortunately, the stark reality is that Windows 8 doesn’t work, at least as a desktop OS. Dave: Really, a total failure? Rick: Windows 8 boots to a totally unfamiliar menu–with no option to boot into the more familiar desktop, mind you. 5 Tips to Survive Your Next Tech Disaster. Last week was an especially bad time to be in the Johnson household.

5 Tips to Survive Your Next Tech Disaster

In the span of a single day, pretty much all of my tech failed in one way or another. And that was no small feat: Keep in mind that the only residence I’ve ever seen that has more technology than my house is the International Space Station. Here’s what happened. Around noon last Saturday, I tried to play music on my Sonos, a gadget that streams music from a PC to rooms throughout the house. (Sonos is probably my most prized gadget, ever.)

After setting up the new computer, I discovered that my wireless extender was no longer working, either. As I struggled with those questions, I also found that I didn’t have easy access to essential setup information I needed to get the new computer up and running – stuff like configuration details for my email accounts, and how to connect the new PC to my wireless printer. Always have a reliable backup. Keep a recovery checklist. Only change one thing at a time. Have a cookie. Keep PCs Safe From Malware with These 5 Simple Tips. Last week, while everyone else was on the edge of their seat waiting to see what new handsets BlackBerry would unveil along with the new and eagerly awaited BlackBerry 10 operating system, I was sitting in a New York City conference center, attending the 2013 Kaspersky Cyber-Security Summit.

Keep PCs Safe From Malware with These 5 Simple Tips

(For the scoop on BlackBerry, check out Jon Rettinger’s initial report on the new handsets.) With presentations and roundtable discussions featuring people like Howard Schmidt (former cyber-security coordinator for President Obama), Lawrence Orans (Research Director at Gartner), and security executives from PayPal, BlackBerry, and RSA, there was a lot of expertise in the room. And they painted a sobering picture of the threat that surrounds us every day thanks to the modern Internet. If you follow me on Twitter, you might have seen some of the stats I broadcasted throughout the day.

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