Over the weekend a few regulars sent me a link to an article on DesktopLinux.com which looked at the effect that cheap Linux-powered desktop PCs would have on Microsoft. Should Microsoft fear the cheap PC revolution? Personally, I don't think so.
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.
When people ask me about the tech highlights of 2007, two products stand out from the crowd - Nintendo's Wii games console and Apple's iPhone. Both these products have enjoyed stratospheric levels of hype which has resulted in very strong demand, but which product was the biggest hit of 2007?
I'd not given Amazon's Kindle ebook reader much chance of succeeding given the stratospheric price tag combined with DRM, but then I started reading the customer reviews for it and just realized that the Kindle has already amassed quite a considerable cult following, and this could be crucial to its success.
The idea that Macs and the Mac OS would somehow remain invisible to hackers despite enjoying huge influx of new users was just too good to be true.
The volume of spam hitting inboxes doesn't seem to be showing any signs of slowing down, and this is making it increasingly difficult to sort out genuine email from all the junk spam. With this in mind, what are your plans for 2008?
Hollywood director Michael Bay is pointing the finger of blame at Microsoft for the HD DVD/Blu-ray disc format war and claims that the Redmond giant is attempting to kill off both formats in order to get people downloading movies instead.
It seems that Steve Jobs is looking for a new way to make money from consumers (Steve Jobs looking for a way to make money, that's not news I hear you say ... read on ...).
Yesterday I received a nice surprise in the mail - a box from ATI containing a Radeon HD 3870. Unfortunately, I was in the grips of a nasty bout of stomach flu and not even the prospect of better frames per second couldn't convince me that it was a good idea to crack open my PC and start messing inside it.
My blogging colleague George Ou raised some interesting points in a post yesterday looking at security flaws in Firefox and Internet Explorer. Over the years I've come to the conclusion that counting bugs is a pointless exercise and that it's far better to limit the attack surface you present to hackers.
Yesterday's revelation that Microsoft would be watering down Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) in Windows Vista SP1 came as a bit of a surprise to me. Why, if WGA has been so successful in the prevention of piracy, and why if the mechanism caused so little collateral damage (both points Microsoft has been adamant about throughout) now backpedal and water down WGA?