Kicking off a short series of articles on building and configuring a couple of quad-core PCs.
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.
I've been anxiously awaiting news of Vista SP1 since, well, since Vista went RTM. I've expected that SP1 will bring an end to some of the Vista teething troubles that I and many others have been experiencing. Now I'm starting to worry that SP1 is going to bring with it new teething troubles.
It's been interesting to observe the iPhone unlocking efforts by the hacking community, but it's been entertaining to see how this will be countered by legal, technical and policy changes. So far I'm seeing Apple play the role of good cop and AT&T being the bad cop. While AT&T has gone ahead and released the legal hounds, Apple has been pretty quiet.
Jono Bacon, Community Manager for Ubuntu, has announced the next version of Ubuntu - Ubuntu 8.04, codenamed Hardy Heron.
I'm curious. What happens to network performance on Linux/Mac when you play audio?
Will Leopard be seen as being innovative enough?
Over the past few weeks I've come across dozens of websites promoting the idea that switching over to using a version of Google that had a black background as opposed to a standard white one would save me money/electricity/the planet* (delete as appropriate). Well, does it?
Somebody over at Sony must have a thing about rootkits because once again the company is caught trying to cloak files on systems using what security company F-Secure describe as "rootkit-like behavior." This time the product afflicted is Sony's MicroVault USM-F fingerprint reader software that is supplied with fingerprint-protected USB flash drives.
Several ZDNet readers have asked for my thoughts on Mark Russinovich's response to Vista network slowdown issue.
Gabe Newell, president of Valve Software, believes that Microsoft made a serious mistake releasing DirectX 10 for Vista only, excluding Windows XP. I have to agree with Newell.