Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over two decades to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera. Adrian has authored/co-authored technical books on a variety of topics, ranging from programming to building and maintaining PCs. His most recent books include 'Build the Ultimate Custom PC', 'Beginning Programming' and 'The PC Doctor's Fix It Yourself Guide'. He has also written training manuals that have been used by a number of Fortune 500 companies.

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My MacBook Pro Experience - Day 28

My MacBook Pro Experience - Day 28

WOW! I’ve been a Mac user for 28 days! Did you know that it's possible to run a number of Windows applications on a Mac? All you need is an emulator, such as Crossover Mac. But how good a solution is this for those wanting to run Windows-based applications on a Mac? This is what I tried to discover.

February 7, 2007 by in Apple

Love your iPod - iPod protection

Love your iPod - iPod protection

I've owned an Apple iPod nano now for over a month now and I'm immensely impressed by the design and the features it offers. Being a huge fan of Audible and audio books in general, a small, easy to use, 8GB capacity flash-based player is what I've been dreaming of for some time. The nano fits my needs very well. However, the design of the nano leads me to believe that it's not the kind of player that's going to take rough handling all that well.

January 29, 2007 by in Apple

Vista upgrade could lead to woes

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 in Windows

My MacBook Pro Experience - Day 16

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 in Apple

Do you really need Windows Vista?

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 in Windows

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