UPDATEDOver on KezNews.com a brute force method for acquiring a usable product key for Microsoft's Vista platform has been released. I can confirm that this method works (for now at any rate), but I don't think that Microsoft has much to worry about.
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Microsoft's Windows Vista activation process has been cracked - by using brute force technique.
Pre-installed Linux with no support - would customers be happy with that?
Many hailed Dell IdeaStorm the ultimate customer feedback model and a great example of Seth Godin-style “take something good, innovate, and make it great
Lenovo has issued a worldwide recall of 205,000 notebook batteries. Are you affected?
Dell doesn't want to go to the cost and hassle of supporting multiple Linux distros. The alternative is simple - make Windows optional extra on all your PCs.
Sony has responded to PS3 backward-compatibility critics - sort of.
My MacBook Pro Experience series of posts that I've run over the past six weeks or so have, in my mind been a total success. One of the things that made it a success in my mind is the amount of feedback I have received. Buried within that feedback were numerous requests that I do the same thing, but this time for Linux. Sounds like a good idea to me, so let's get the ball rolling!
Well, the MacBook Pro has been packaged back up into the cardboard and styrafoam cocoon that it came in from Apple and gone back to their PR department (I was lucky enough to have the MacBook for more than the 28 days that Apple has initially offered it to me for). What did I learn from the experience? What do I now think of Apple products and the Mac OS?
Power uses go to great lengths to tweak their systems in order to experience improved performance but I'm here to tell you that all the registry tweaks and killing unnecessary services won't beat fitting a 10,000 RPM drive and loading your OS onto it.