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.
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.
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!
When Vista was released the chorus of complaints and criticisms quickly grew from a low hum to a near deafening roar. A little more than a week since Apple released Leopard and that low hum of discontent has already been amplified to the point where it's starting to hurt my ears.
In this blog I've highlighted a number of Vista related bugs, some of which are trivial, others pretty serious, but today I've come across a bug in Leopard that beats anything Microsoft has to offer in Vista hands down - this bug is serious because it causes widespread data loss, and it's easy to replicate.
You might remember from a few weeks back my desire to get my hands on an iPod touch. I was so eager to get my hands on one that I made a five hour round trip to my nearest Apple store to get one only to be turned away because they were all sold out. Well, I didn't let that put me off and eventually got a couple via Amazon. Am I still as enthusiastic about the iPod touch now I've had one for a couple of weeks? Read on to find out.
We've had the Mac mini at the PC Doc HQ for nearly a week now and while the system isn't fully integrated into the ecosystem, it's not been left to gather dust either. So, with a week under my belt, I thought I'd pass on my initial thoughts about Apple's smallest member of the Mac family.
A year ago I posted a poll asking how many of you were planning to increase the number of Linux systems you run. Nearly twelve and a half thousand of you responded and 50% of you said that you were indeed planning on increasing the number of Linux systems you run. Well, didja stick to your word? Didja really stick it to the man?
The Windows Vista Team blog has an interesting post by Steve Ball, Senior Program Manager for Sound in Windows Vista, on why sound in Windows sometimes glitches. I'm still left with one question though - Why is Vista so badly affected by glitching while Mac OS X and Linux distros aren't?
I'm a sucker for in-car gadgets, so when I got the opportunity to get some hands on time with a new TomTom ONE 3rd Edition, I snapped up the chance.
A few weeks ago I wondered (out loud) about how Leopard would be received by the masses. Like Vista is long awaited, like Vista the launch was delayed, and like Vista, I got the impression that Apple rushed a bit to get it out of the door because the Mac fanboys were getting restless. Leopard debuted to some really glowing reviews written by some of Apple's biggest and most widely read fanboys, but now that the OS is in the hands the people that really matter, the feedback is far from glowing.