At the WinHEC 2007 trade show Microsoft's Bill Gates announced that in just five weeks Windows Vista has gained an install base of 40 million users. That's a larger install base than for any other non-Microsoft OS.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes sifts through the marketing hyperbole and casts his critical eye over the latest technological innovations to find out which products make the grade and which don't.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology.
Would you buy an Ubuntu-based Dell PC if it was loaded with craplets?
Find out how I got on installing and configuring Ubuntu 7.04 Server Edition.
AMD has promised open source drivers for ATI hardware? Is this likely to happen, and if so, when?
A lot of pixels have been devoted to a story by Fortune Magazine covering claims made by Microsoft that free software is violating 235 of the company's patents.
Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu, said earlier this month that Dell will not include Wine on PCs shipping with Ubuntu because he doesn't want Ubuntu (and Linux in general) to be seen as a cheap alternative to Windows.
Details have emerged of a United States Patent and Trademark Office filing that Apple made on the January 5th, 2007 for an innovative idea where an iPod (or perhaps an iPhone) has a full-sized LCD screen on one side and another, similarly sized force-sensitive touchpad on the rear of the device.
ComputerWorld has details of a study carried out that suggests that iPods can cause pacemakers to malfunction. But is this an iPod issue or an issue to do with the robustness of pacemakers.
VMware Workstation 6 - Similar enough to previous versions so as to not present a huge learning curve, but with tweaks and new features added where they were needed.
It's a product that I've been patiently waiting for - VMware Workstation 6 is released. Finally a way to run virtual machines on Vista without messing about with Virtual PC.