When you consider that Microsoft has poured half a billion dollars into the marketing of Windows Vista, you'd expect that the OEMs would be able to put together a credible campaign for the new OS.
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.
This blog is attracting a lot of attention from hardcore Linux users - well, I now need your help. Let's get a little group project going that'll help some of those newbies to Linux who've bought an Ubuntu-powered Dell.
My guess is that the way to promote Linux is to give people a safe, secure and no-fuss way to try out different distros before committing to one.
Dell's finally lifted the lid on the Ubuntu line. Here are the details ...
Licensing discussions are underway which could see consumers being given the right to make a number of legitimate copies of HD DVD and Blu-ray movies. But is it too late for managed copying?
Ubuntu-powered Dell rigs are finally here and by 4pm CST today you'll be able to place an order. Will you be placing an order?
Anyway, after wading through some of the comments (I don't know how some of you managed to keep up with the conversation in real time ... you deserve some kind of award too) I've realized that I missed three more points about regular PC users that some in the Linux community (the more vocal members perhaps?) just don't get.
How to I feel about the Dell/Ubuntu systems? In a word: disappointed.
Question: Why is it that the average computer user still chooses to spend hundreds of dollars on Windows or Mac when there are countless Linux alternatives that they could download, install and make use of completely free of charge?
Nicholas Negroponte, the man behind the One Laptop Per Child project and who aims to distribute millions of laptops to kids in developing countries, sees the project as being caught in the crossfire between chip giants Intel and AMD.