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  1. Microsoft Security Essentials review

    Microsoft Security Essentials review

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    Free malware protection tool Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) has become the world's second most popular security package – a big change for a company regularly criticised for how it managed Windows' security.

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    Windows Live OneCare 2.0 review

    Windows Live OneCare 2.0 review

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    Microsoft's goal with Windows Live OneCare was to create a one-stop maintenance application that applied software updates, performed drive checking, and offered firewall and malware protection. The aim was good, the execution less so, with some common infections falling through the net. Now that it's reached version 2.0 has there been any improvement?

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    Microsoft Windows Defender review

    Microsoft Windows Defender review

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    When Microsoft first acquired GIANT AntiSpyware a few years back, the company finally appeared ready to do the right thing. GIANT had a reputation for being tough with spyware, and did an excellent job of preventing the most pesky infections

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    Windows Easy Transfer review

    Windows Easy Transfer review

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    Windows Vista provides its own free migration tool in Windows Easy Transfer (WET), and in some areas it's very impressive. It's easy to place the software on a USB drive or CD, say, and take it to your XP PC

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    Windows Firewall (Vista) review

    Windows Firewall (Vista) review

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    When Microsoft first released Windows XP it had a firewall (ICF), but it wasn't enabled by default. This changed with the release of SP2, where Windows Firewall and its one-way (inbound) filtering arrived on the scene

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    Microsoft Office 2007 review

    Microsoft Office 2007 review

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    Who said Microsoft was afraid of change? The two most disruptive things you can do to a successful software package are change the file format and change the interface. Office 2007 does both

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    Microsoft Office Live review

    Microsoft Office Live review

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    Office Live isn't just an online variant of standard Microsoft tools like Word, Excel and PowerPoint used to take out Google's ever-increasing grip on the Internet market. It's an Office-themed spin on the Live tools themselves

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    Microsoft Office Groove 2007 review

    Microsoft Office Groove 2007 review

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    Microsoft Groove 2007 is Office's new collaboration tool. It's taken Microsoft a while to integrate it with Office and Windows, but the result is worth the wait. Shared workspaces connect teams together, wherever they are

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    Internet Explorer 7 review

    Internet Explorer 7 review

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    The woeful state of Internet Explorer 6 might lead you to expect little from Internet Explorer 7, but Microsoft has actually done us proud this time. IE7 has a little catching up to do ....

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    Windows Live Mail (Beta) review

    Windows Live Mail (Beta) review

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    Hotmail will eventually become Windows Live Mail, but whether it can ever become as good as Gmail remains to be seen. For starters, online storage is only 2GB, the search function doesn't extend to attachments...

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    Internet Explorer 5.2 review

    Internet Explorer 5.2 review

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    Microsoft's Internet Explorer has been the default browser for mostcomputer users for years, but after version 5.2, the company ceaseddevelopment on the Mac version. Although it was the default browser forOS X until the advent of Safari...

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