It seems that Microsoft wants to help aid in the development of the Firefox browser and has extended an invitation to the Firefox and Thunderbird teams to visit with the right people to get Firefox running under Vista. The invitation came in the form of a message posted last Saturday by Sam Ramji, Director of Open Source Software Lab at Microsoft to the mozilla.dev.planning newsgroup. But 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.
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Three months to go. 2,000,000 consoles to manufacture - that works out at 15 a minute!
The browser war has always been two-sided. Internet Explorer vs. Netscape. Internet Explorer vs. Firefox. It's pretty easy to forget that there are other players in the game. And when it comes to browsing the web when on the move, Opera is the browser to turn to.
Robert Scoble made an interesting point in his blog yesterday about a key difference between Windows, Mac and Linux - fonts. I agree - money spent on typography is money well spent.
Intel has let slip some interesting details about the upcoming Kentsfield quad-core processor due to make an appearance towards the end of this year.
If you're one of the millions of people who have bought Dell notebooks over the past few years, I've got some bad news for you - this battery recall is going to cost you time and/or money. And the more you bought, the more it's going to cost you.
I don't know what I'd do without my USB flash drives. Over the years they have evolved from being a mere storage device where I dumped files that I wanted to take with me when I was on the move into a platform in their own right. With the aid of a few software applications and utilities (some free, some not), you can do the same to your USB flash drive.
It seems that the recent battery recall by Dell could only be the tip of the iceberg as the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has decided to review all Sony made lithium ion (Li-Ion) notebook batteries.
I've been expecting this news for some time - following a lengthy investigation, Dell are voluntarily recalling a whopping 4.1 million batteries sold between April 2004 and July 21, 2006.
New airport/airline regulations regarding carry on luggage following the arrest of terror suspects in the UK has meant that passengers can't take electronic gear (cameras, laptops, iPods and so on) onto planes as hand luggage. While this is a sensible security precaution given the ongoing security threat, it's a policy that also seems to be allowing thieves who work within airports a greater level of opportunity and access to help themselves to other people's stuff.