A few ZDNet readers have asked me for my thoughts on Firefox 3.0a1 alpha (Gran Paradiso) that was made available for testing purposes.I downloaded it and installed it into XP Pro inside a VMware virtual PC (500MB RAM, 8GB hard drive) this morning and here are some initial thoughts.
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.
Back in early November I covered a story about a Microsoft Xbox Live update which bricked at least one console. At the time a few readers commented saying that they wouldn't be surprised if this ended up in a lawsuit - well, they were right!
Over at the PC Doctor HQ I've been busy experimenting with a variety of Linux distros. One of the distros that shows the most promise as a Windows replacement on some of the systems here is Ubuntu so I decided to download and have a look at the Ubuntu "Feisty Fawn" 7.
For years I've been in search of the "ultimate" USB flash drive. Up until recently the capacities were too small or the prices too high, but now I've found three USB flash drives that come close to claiming the "ultimate" tag.
Hewlett-Packard has agreed to pay $14.5m to settle a civil lawsuit over its much-criticised investigation into a boardroom leak.
Sony's PlayStation 3 is a marvel of technology, while the Xbox 360 has been out for over 12 months. But which games console outputs the best graphics? Gamespot carried out some checks and found that the graphics of most of the Xbox 360 games were superior to those of the PS3.
PiperJaffray, the middle market investment bank and institutional securities firm, issued a company note on Apple Computers, Inc. on December 5th which paints a very positive outlook for the company.
This should be put in the "did they really say that" category.Nic Foster, general manager for Sony Australia & New Zealand: "Wii is a core gaming device. It's a more fun, intuitive sort of product to pick up, where the PS3 is a broader entertainment solution."
Yesterday AMD announced that it had gone "65nm" with a range of 65W "energy efficient" processors, work that AMD carried out in conjunction with IBM. AMD claim that these CPUs use just under 50% of the power needed to drive the Intel Core 2 Duo.
Kevin Rose, the founder of Digg, claims to have some reliable information on the much rumored Apple iPhone.