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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Speedlinking - iPod, PS3 and Zune news

Speedlinking - iPod, PS3 and Zune news

Lots happening in the hardware world this week:- Universal may try to force an iPod royalty fee on Apple- The PS3 is to get 1080p/24 support, and will allow for DVD upscaling- Intel to add pre-standard 802.11n to the Centrino chipset at next update - Transferring movies, ZIP files and PDFs between Zune PMPs

November 30, 2006 by in Apple

Microsoft tweaks WGA Notifications

Microsoft tweaks WGA Notifications

Yesterday I blogged about the fact that Microsoft has made some changes to how the WGA (Windows Genuine Advantage) Notifications application works.  Today I'll show you some of the changes that Microsoft has carried out to this application to try to make it fairer.

November 28, 2006 by in Windows

Make XP look like Vista!

Make XP look like Vista!

I've had a number of people ask me what I think of the transformation packs that allow you to make Windows XP look like Windows Vista. I had to be honest and say that I'd never tried to do this because I've been running Windows Vista betas for months. Anyway, the other day I was creating some operating system new images in VMware and Virtual PC and I decided to give it a go.

November 23, 2006 by in Windows

Poll of the Day - Bill Gates for president?

Poll of the Day - Bill Gates for president?

Scott Adams has a real knack for coming out with things that really make people think. Over the weekend he came out with the following bombshell on the Dilbert Blog:"I think that in an election cycle or two you will see an atheist business leader emerge as a legitimate candidate for president. And his name will be Bill Gates."

November 19, 2006 by in Tech Industry

Ballmer: Linux "Infringes our intellectual property"

Ballmer: Linux "Infringes our intellectual property"

Earlier this month we were all trying to figure out the reasoning behind the Microsoft/Novell deal. After all, the two companies have hardly been best buddies in the past.Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer, in a Q&A session after his keynote speech at the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) conference in Seattle, offers some insight.

November 16, 2006 by in Open Source

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