Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology.

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Vista upgrade could lead to woes

Reports are circulating that the upgrade versions of Windows Vista won't allow users to "clean install" the operating system. If this turns out to be true then it's time to image your old Windows XP and Windows 2000 systems, buy Vista Ultimate or Business or by the full version instead of upgrade.

January 29, 2007 by

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My MacBook Pro Experience - Day 16

A couple of people have asked me whether working on a Mac is significantly different to working on any other Windows PC. I'm guessing that what they are really asking is whether the workflow associated with carrying out a task on the Mac is all that different to doing the same task on a PC. Is it easier? Is it harder? Are there greater or fewer steps involved?

January 26, 2007 by

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Do you really need Windows Vista?

Not a day goes by now where I don't see an article with a title such as "10 reasons you need Vista", "10 reasons you don't need Vista" or "50 things that are wrong with Vista". It seems to me that everyone has an opinion about Windows Vista but hardly anyone is providing the reader with any real information to help them decide whether Vista suits their needs.

January 25, 2007 by

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Blu-ray discs now crackable too

The group hacking effort, lead by an anonymous programmer going by the alias "muslix64", claim to have been able to decrypt and play commercial Blu-ray media as well as HD-DVD discs.Yesterday "muslix64" made the following post of the Doom9 forum:In less that 24 hours, without any Blu-Ray equipment, but with the help of Janvitos, I managed to decrypt and play a Blu-Ray media file using my known-plaintext attack...

January 20, 2007 by

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