A number of people have asked me about the BIOS emulation crack for Vista that allows the proper activation channels to be bypassed. Here's my take on this latest crack attack.
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.
You've got your favorite Linux distro installed - what next? What's are the "must have" software apps for Linux?
Last week I had the opportunity to ask Alex Kochis, Senior Product Manager on the Genuine Windows team, a couple of questions relating to Windows Genuine Advantage. The replies are interesting and I thought I'd share them with readers here.
Last week researchers at Carnegie Mellon University published a paper which examined the real-world reliability of hard drives. It concluded that hard drive failure rate was much higher (by a factor of about fifteen times higher) than that expected based on mean time to failure (MTTF) information supplied by manufacturers. So why is there such a huge difference between MTTF ratings and the real world?
90 Firefox extensions - as recommended by ZDNet readers.
[Updated: Mar 12, 2007 @ 2.25 pm] NIST is keeping an eye on DST-related issues.
So, just how big a power supply unit does a PC really need? In this post I'll show you how you can work out how big a PSU your system needs and some of the considerations that you need to keep in mind when buying a PSU.
According to a report in a Nikkei, Sony will be selling PlayStation 3 consoles that lack the PlayStation 2 Emotion Engine chip in the US by the end of the year.
Try as I might, I just can't work up any enthusiasm for Samsung's hybrid hard drives.
What's your favorite Firefox extensions? How does this help you get more out of your PC? Do you have different extensions for Firefox on the desktop and notebook or do you use the same ones both at your desk and when on the move?