The Wall Street Journal wrote an article last month about wireless networks, expressing a sentiment many of you have probably felt – namely, they’re a pain in the neck. It doesn’t help that the vocabulary has gotten muddled. There are now four basic types of networks covered by the term “wireless”:

  • 802.11g
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In the last couple of weeks I’ve set up several Dell Optiplex computers running Windows Vista from Dell’s small business division. Dell has seriously cut back on preinstalled software; there’s been virtually no unnecessary programs to remove, which is a big change from just a few months ago. It helps that Dell has improved the ordering process so it’s possible to get a new computer without any unwanted security software or ISP promotions. […] continued

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