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.
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.
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.
OK, I've just spent a good few hours gaming on the Alienware m9750 system and to say that I'm impressed by the performance of this notebook is a massive understatement. If you want portable gaming, this is the system for you.
A few days ago I took delivery of an Alienware notebook for review (which, unfortunately - for me - has to go back in a few weeks ...). That means the start of a new series of posts - "My Alienware Experience."
Amarok for Linux. If then you decide to buy from the iTunes store, you're making the hope of a divorce from iTunes all the more remote. Sure, you can burn music to a CD and then re-import that into another format, but once you bought a specific amount of music and you've attained a specific critical mass of audio (and CDs to burn), you're just not going to do it because it's too much of a hassle and you lose important information such as track name, album name and so on.
Tomorrow sees the iPhone being unleashed on British and German markets four months after its US debut. It'll be interesting to see how it's received.
A lawsuit has made its way to the US District Court for the Southern District of California which claims that the iPod/iTunes link that Apple has fostered is monopolistic.
Are we being bombarded by far too many update? Wrox editor Jim Minatel thinks we are.
I know that it might not seem like it at times, but I'm a big Ubuntu fan. I haven't fully figured out how and where it fits into my computing ecosystem yet, but I know that it does have a place there. One aspect of Ubuntu that particularly impresses me is the clear development time-line that is published and adhered to. You always know what's coming and when to expect it.
In the TalkBack section of my previous post on Leopard and Vista, bahamude came up with great idea for a poll. Being a sucker for polls, I decided to run with the idea!