I knew that Jim Allchin's comments about allowing his seven year old son to use a Vista box without antivirus software installed would cause a bit of a stir. After all, it goes against the grain. It challenges a way of thinking that's become the norm. What's become quite apparent from the conversation that this caused is how antivirus companies have Windows PC users over a barrel - the accepted thinking has become that every desktop PC needs to have antivirus software installed on it. Period.I don't totally agree with this view. There are better alternatives. Allow me to explain why.
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.
Details are emerging that Sony's PlayStation 3 games console might not be backward compatible with some games designed for the earlier PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games console.
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!
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!