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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AMD's Phenom - For suckers only

AMD's Phenom - For suckers only

I was quite interested in AMD's Phenom quad-core CPU, that is, until I read some early reviews of the processor. Now I've come to the conclusion that you'd have to be a sucker to be an early adopter of AMD's new quad-core line.

November 18, 2007 by in Intel

Building a Windows Home Server - the easy way!

Building a Windows Home Server - the easy way!

So, you're thinking about building your own home server based on Microsoft's latest OS, Windows Home Server and want some pointers as to the best hardware to use. You've come to the right place! Here I'm going to take a look at the components that you'll need to put together a robust, reliable and economical home server.

November 18, 2007 by in Hardware

Scoble's Apple rant

Scoble's Apple rant

I stopped reading Robert Scoble's blog a long time ago but I couldn't help but notice that he caused a bit of a stir over the past few days by posting a couple of Apple-related rants.

November 18, 2007 by in Apple

Friday Rant - It's new technology stupid, you should expect problems!

Friday Rant - It's new technology stupid, you should expect problems!

It bothers me how there's a growing number of people who believe that early adopters of new technology products or services should not only expect problems, but should also make excuses for the product or service not meeting their needs because it's new. The cry of "it's new technology stupid, you should expect problems" seems to have become the default defense put forward by fanboys and apologists alike. I get this one thrown at me all the time. If you've ever been an early adopter you're likely to have come across this yourself.

November 15, 2007 by in Networking

Windows error messages - written by robots, for robots

Windows error messages - written by robots, for robots

One thing that I've noticed about Windows Vista is that Microsoft seems to have hired robots to write the error messages that the OS displays, and that these robots are writing error messages so that other robots can understand them. I want a human to write error messages, and for those error messages to be understandable by other humans - please. Is that too much to ask?

November 14, 2007 by in Innovation

Malware found on new hard drives

Malware found on new hard drives

The Taipei Times is reporting that around 1,800 new 300GB and 500GB external hard drives manufactured by Maxtor shipped with malware on them. What makes this story even more interesting is that Taiwanese authorities suspected that Chinese authorities were involved.

November 13, 2007 by in Security

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