Dan over on UNEASYsilence has come up with a interesting way to get a cheap HD-DVD drive for a PC - by using the HD-DVD drive designed for an Xbox 360!
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One of the key selling points of the iPod (I'd go as far as to say that it's the unique selling point) is that the iTunes store is easy to use. In fact, it's very simple to use. I'd hoped that Microsoft would follow suit with the Zune Marketplace. It didn't.
More details are beginning to appear about AMD's upcoming 4x4 dual-socket processor platform. It's rumored that 4x4 will launch on November 14th, but so far this has not been confirmed.
A simple poll to take us into the weekend ...The holidays are fast approaching and games consoles are likely to a popular gift. Which would you choose?
MacMall is offering all its customers the chance to own an Apple Mac that has both Mac OS and Windows XP installed on it.
Now that Windows Vista has gone RTM, it might be a good time to take a brief tour of the different Windows Vista logos that you'll be seeing on PCs and hardware. After all, if you're in the market for new hardware or software and want it to be Vista ready, you'll want to pay special attention to these logos.
Yesterday I came across a number of websites and blogs reporting that NVIDIA had issued a recall for GeForce 8800GTX boards due to an incorrect resistor being fitted. It seems that these reports weren't accurate. There is no recall.
I really didn't expect the post I wrote last week about Linux (The world just isn't ready for Linux) to generate the interest that it did. After all, it was written by someone who's been using Windows since DOS and who is currently sitting in front of two screens - one with Windows Vista in it, the other running XP Pro. But the post obviously struck a chord with some people (and a nerve with others). I also have people offering me copies of nearly every version of Linux imaginable!
Finally, Microsoft has started to make something of it's virtualization technology. First, it made Virtual PC 2005 a free download (and Virtual PC 2007 for Windows Vista will also be free) and now it has released four pre-configured VHDs (Virtual Hard Disks) for Virtual Server 2005 R2.
AMD or Intel? Which processor people choose is usually comes down to price and personal choice. Dell hasn't entirely rushed to embrace AMD, but now it has announced two AMD-based notebook lines - ready for the holiday. These notebooks offer power and performance at a reasonable price.