Stories by Preston Gralla

  • Opera 10 Web browser

    Opera has always been packed with features, but it has yet to garner the same kind of publicity that Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome enjoy. And that's a shame, because version 10 of the venerable Web browser adds a slew of clever features that anyone who surfs the Web will welcome.

  • OS deathmatch: Snow Leopard vs. Windows 7

    It's the best of times if you're a lover of operating systems, with the nearly simultaneous release of Apple's Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" (available right now) and Microsoft's Windows 7 (available Oct. 22). This leads to the inevitable debate: Which is the better operating system, Windows 7 or Snow Leopard?

  • Opera 10 release candidate

    Opera has always been a try-harder browser packed with features. Despite this, it has not yet managed to get the same kind of publicity that Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome garner. And that's a shame, because this release candidate version 10 of the venerable browser adds a slew of clever features that anyone who browses the Web will welcome.

  • 10 browser-boosting downloads

    These days, everyone lives in a browser. Surfing the Web is no longer an aside to using the computer for work and play, but is central to it.

  • Windows 7 RTM -- a closer look

    Now that Microsoft's Windows 7 has reached the release to manufacturing (RTM) stage, it's time to take a close look at all the features of the upcoming operating system.

  • App demystifies Windows 7 built-in firewall

    Want fine-grained control over the firewall built into Windows 7 and Windows Vista--especially the way it blocks outbound connections? Good luck. Even if you manage to unearth the controls buried deep in Windows menus and applications, you'll be baffled. Windows 7 Firewall Control Free solves the problem for you.

  • Review: Firefox 3.5 makes browsing faster, easier and more fun

    The just-released version 3.5 of Firefox is a winner, offering significantly faster Web browsing, better tab handling, a host of interface tweaks and, like just about every other browser on the planet, a "porn mode." If you already use Firefox you'll want to upgrade right away. If you're not a Firefox user, this version represents a very good opportunity to give the browser a test run.

  • Desktop Linux: Why you shouldn’t care

    Recently, website analytics company, Net Applications, came out with figures that showed the percentage of “client devices” used to surf the Web that were running Linux crossed the 1 per cent level for the first time ever – 1.02 per cent in April, to be exact.

  • Desktop Linux: why you shouldn't care

    Recently, the Web site analytics company Net Applications came out with figures that showed that in April, the percentage of "client devices" used to surf the Web that were running Linux crossed the 1% level for the first time ever -- 1.02%, to be exact. The firm enthusiastically noted that "Linux has reached

  • RevoluTV brings the world's TV to your PC

    If you're not satisfied with the TV available through your cable or satellite provider -- or if you're looking for alternative channels around the world -- give the free RevoluTV a try. This free program lets you tune into TV channels around the world for news, entertainment, sports and more. The channels are all broadcast via the Web, so you don't need a TV tuner or any other special hardware.