Free Software Advantage #2

May 16, 2008

Don’t bother to look for a post called “Free Software Advantages #1” because there isn’t one. Free is the first advantage to free software (like these 157 programs from PC Magazine). Now we’re looking for other advantages, and #2 on that list follows my advice posted on Network World called “Task, Process, Tools.”

Why are many software utilities written? To solve a particular problem. My “Task, Process, Tools,” Read the rest of this entry »

PC Magazine Anti-Spyware Roundup

February 5, 2008

We may cure cancer before we cure spyware. That’s a terrible future fighting high-tech criminals, but that’s the kind of long hard fight with a short stick I see ahead of us.

That said, PC Magazine offers Nine Ways to Wipeout Spyware new on their Web site today. Even better, they offer a list of other products tested earlier, including warnings about products that do little or nothing except cost you money.

I don’t know the article author, Neil J. Rubenking, but he did a good job gathering and testing all the nine products in the test. Those types of reviews are always a pain and take more time than you expect, at least when I do them. Kudos to Neil and PC Magazine.