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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.
The other day Ed Bott posted five secrets to faster Windows starts. It's a good listing, but Ed misses what I think is the ultimate tip for achieving a faster, more reliable Windows installation. What is this marvelous tip? Read on ...
Remember that "Redmond, start your photocopiers" jibe back when Tiger was released? Are Vista and Leopard all the proof we need that the photocopiers have been running flat out both at Redmond and Cupertino?
AMD has pretty much put the final nail in the coffin of the two-socket quad-core platform.
Should Microsoft make it easier for users to tweak Vista for better performance?
A few people have e-mailed in to ask me how the m9750 I have on loan from the kind folks at Alienware handles Crysis. Given that I'm on a bit of a gaming bender as of late, I'm happy to oblige.
When a Microsoft manager can't clearly explain what "Vista Capable" means, you know that the whole "Vista Capable" and "Premium Ready" thing has gone too far and that marketing has gone too far.
Planning on putting in some time on the PC over the Holidays? Maybe you're going to be spending some time fragging zombies, or creating cards from friends and family, or maybe you're going to be rendering a family DVD to give out as a gift. Chances are that unless your PC is quite new it could do with a little bit of a performance boost to help you get more done in less time. Here are some ways that you can boost the performance of your system for the Holidays.
I don't spend anywhere near as much time gaming as I'd like to. Part of this is down to being busy, but a bigger factor is the fact that I have to be sitting at my desk, and that feels an awful lot like work even when it's not. Is there a way to be able to spend some quality time gaming without being tied to a desk?
Will Vista SP1 and how this won't bring any relief to those who find Vista a bit slow or sluggish? Not really, but then again service packs aren't about performance increases; they're about reliability and stability.