AMD has promised open source drivers for ATI hardware? Is this likely to happen, and if so, when?
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.
A lot of pixels have been devoted to a story by Fortune Magazine covering claims made by Microsoft that free software is violating 235 of the company's patents.
Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu, said earlier this month that Dell will not include Wine on PCs shipping with Ubuntu because he doesn't want Ubuntu (and Linux in general) to be seen as a cheap alternative to Windows.
Details have emerged of a United States Patent and Trademark Office filing that Apple made on the January 5th, 2007 for an innovative idea where an iPod (or perhaps an iPhone) has a full-sized LCD screen on one side and another, similarly sized force-sensitive touchpad on the rear of the device.
ComputerWorld has details of a study carried out that suggests that iPods can cause pacemakers to malfunction. But is this an iPod issue or an issue to do with the robustness of pacemakers.
VMware Workstation 6 - Similar enough to previous versions so as to not present a huge learning curve, but with tweaks and new features added where they were needed.
It's a product that I've been patiently waiting for - VMware Workstation 6 is released. Finally a way to run virtual machines on Vista without messing about with Virtual PC.
According to web metric analysts WebSideStory and Net Applications, the number of people surfing the web in the US on a Mac doubled over the past eight months. This represents an increase from a long-term flat-line of about 3% to around 6%. Switching from the PowerPC to Intel CPUs has been good to Apple.
Are YOU a typical desktop Linux user?
Would you like to see Ubuntu on your cellphone? Given the state of current embedded platforms, I know that I would.