Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology.

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Windows error messages - written by robots, for robots

One thing that I've noticed about Windows Vista is that Microsoft seems to have hired robots to write the error messages that the OS displays, and that these robots are writing error messages so that other robots can understand them. I want a human to write error messages, and for those error messages to be understandable by other humans - please. Is that too much to ask?

November 14, 2007 by


Malware found on new hard drives

The Taipei Times is reporting that around 1,800 new 300GB and 500GB external hard drives manufactured by Maxtor shipped with malware on them. What makes this story even more interesting is that Taiwanese authorities suspected that Chinese authorities were involved.

November 13, 2007 by


Mozilla to make Firefox memory issues a priority

One thing that has put me off using Firefox more is the crazy levels of memory usage that the browser sometimes seems to exhibit. The Mozilla development team have long claimed that the issue that users are experiencing is not a bug but in fact a feature. However, now that Mozilla is looking to port Firefox to mobile platforms, the issue has become a high priority.

November 12, 2007 by


The falling price of graphics cards and RAM will be the death of the 32-bit OS

Despite having support for 64-bit operating systems, almost every new desktop PC sold today is shipped with a 32-bit OS. But over the next few years this will change. The change won't come about because users want 64-bit OSes or because vendors suddenly see the light. No, the change will happen because the unstoppable march of technology will force both users and vendors to adopt 64-bit.

November 11, 2007 by