Having read "How to REALLY erase a hard drive" by my ZDNet blogging colleague Robin Harris, I though I'd share my views about erasing hard drives.
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I've had a number of questions from Hardware 2.0 readers concerning the AACSLA (AACS Licensing Authority) and why they're now trying to erase the HD-DVD processing key forbidden numbers" from the Internet.
Who would have thought that one 16 digit hexadecimal string could cause so much upset. I'm talking about the HD-DVD processing string. But it's all a fuss over nothing. Digg or no Digg, the information is out there in the public domain and there's nothing anyone can do about it.
So, it's official. Dell is to offer Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty Fawn" on a select range of Dell PCs.
Knowing that AACS is a failure, all that the AACS licensing authority can do is control who links to the information on the crack.
When I tell people that I prefer to build my own PC rather than buy from OEMs, people wonder why. They they go on to mumble something about OEM PC makers being cheaper. They're not, you know!
Just when you think that WGA can't possibly get any worse, it suddenly does.
Two big changes announced - the $100 OLPC is now the $175 OLPC, and it will be able to run Windows.
Is Windows Vista going to be a repeat of the Windows Me marketing and sales disaster that Microsoft experienced back on 2000?
Apple had a spectacular second fiscal quarter.