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Faster Forward: November 30, 2008 - December 6, 2008

Online Invitations Still Broken

'Tis the season for holiday gatherings, which means it's the season for invitations to said events... which most of the time means an Evite invitation. I'm happy about two of those three things. Evite dominates the online-invite market but shouldn't. Although it has progressed a little since my rant about...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  December 5, 2008; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Gripes , The Web  
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Netbooks Need A Little More Work

I wanted to like the netbooks I tried out for today's column, I really did. But even if I'm spending "just" $300 or $400, I don't want to feel obligated to discard touch-typing habits I learned in high school just because a laptop designer wouldn't follow lessons that the rest...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  December 4, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Computers , Gripes  
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Whatever Happened to Windows Home Server?

A couple of Thursdays ago, I took aim at a handful of risky, uncertain or unproved technologies that I thought unworthy of your money. Another item could have made that list, if only I'd seen it get any attention this year: Windows Home Server. This is a bundle of Microsoft...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  December 2, 2008; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Windows  
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"Cyber Monday" Open Thread

The retail industry's campaign to separate us from our money continues today with a host of "Cyber Monday" online-only sales. The made-up name (seriously, "cyber"?) is supposed to suggest that we'll all blow off work to shop online using our employers' bandwidth; prior years have suggested that not all that...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  December 1, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Feedback , The business we have chosen  
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