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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Mozilla to make Firefox memory issues a priority

Mozilla to make Firefox memory issues a priority

One thing that has put me off using Firefox more is the crazy levels of memory usage that the browser sometimes seems to exhibit. The Mozilla development team have long claimed that the issue that users are experiencing is not a bug but in fact a feature. However, now that Mozilla is looking to port Firefox to mobile platforms, the issue has become a high priority.

November 12, 2007 by in Hardware

The falling price of graphics cards and RAM will be the death of the 32-bit OS

The falling price of graphics cards and RAM will be the death of the 32-bit OS

Despite having support for 64-bit operating systems, almost every new desktop PC sold today is shipped with a 32-bit OS. But over the next few years this will change. The change won't come about because users want 64-bit OSes or because vendors suddenly see the light. No, the change will happen because the unstoppable march of technology will force both users and vendors to adopt 64-bit.

November 11, 2007 by in Processors

The iPod/iTunes link IS monopolistic

The iPod/iTunes link IS monopolistic

Amarok for Linux. If then you decide to buy from the iTunes store, you're making the hope of a divorce from iTunes all the more remote. Sure, you can burn music to a CD and then re-import that into another format, but once you bought a specific amount of music and you've attained a specific critical mass of audio (and CDs to burn), you're just not going to do it because it's too much of a hassle and you lose important information such as track name, album name and so on.

November 7, 2007 by in Mobility

When it comes to releasing operating systems, Ubuntu have it figured out

When it comes to releasing operating systems, Ubuntu have it figured out

I know that it might not seem like it at times, but I'm a big Ubuntu fan. I haven't fully figured out how and where it fits into my computing ecosystem yet, but I know that it does have a place there. One aspect of Ubuntu that particularly impresses me is the clear development time-line that is published and adhered to. You always know what's coming and when to expect it.

November 6, 2007 by in Enterprise Software

iPod touch - Nice device, shame Apple crippled it

iPod touch - Nice device, shame Apple crippled it

You might remember from a few weeks back my desire to get my hands on an iPod touch. I was so eager to get my hands on one that I made a five hour round trip to my nearest Apple store to get one only to be turned away because they were all sold out. Well, I didn't let that put me off and eventually got a couple via Amazon. Am I still as enthusiastic about the iPod touch now I've had one for a couple of weeks? Read on to find out.

November 5, 2007 by in Enterprise Software

My Mac mini - Initial thoughts

My Mac mini - Initial thoughts

We've had the Mac mini at the PC Doc HQ for nearly a week now and while the system isn't fully integrated into the ecosystem, it's not been left to gather dust either. So, with a week under my belt, I thought I'd pass on my initial thoughts about Apple's smallest member of the Mac family.

November 2, 2007 by in Apple

Well, didja stick it to the man?

Well, didja stick it to the man?

A year ago I posted a poll asking how many of you were planning to increase the number of Linux systems you run. Nearly twelve and a half thousand of you responded and 50% of you said that you were indeed planning on increasing the number of Linux systems you run. Well, didja stick to your word? Didja really stick it to the man?

November 1, 2007 by in Enterprise Software

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