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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Build a Vista-compatible office PC for $305 (software not included)

Build a Vista-compatible office PC for $305 (software not included)

A reader set me an email challenge the other day - put together a cheap yet well spec-ed and relatively powerful office PC that's up to the challenge of running Vista. To make the challenge even harder, the whole package (PC, keyboard, mouse, LCD panel and Vista OS) had to come in at under $600 (the reader wanted to build five of these systems). Can it be done? Read on to find out.

March 7, 2008 by in Storage

Mac users - Secure or smug?

Mac users - Secure or smug?

The accepted wisdom is that Mac users are immune to most of the security afflictions which plague those mere mortals that are still using Windows. But is all this set to change? Is a wave of Mac-homing malware getting ready to flood the Internet?

March 6, 2008 by in Security

From two to three GPUs with CrossfireX Quad

From two to three GPUs with CrossfireX Quad

There was a reason that I was excited about AMD/ATi releasing the Catalyst 8.3 drivers yesterday - and that's because I had (waiting in the wings) a dual-GPU Sapphire Radeon 3870 X2 dual GPU graphics card which I wanted to fit into my main system along with a Radeon 3870 using CrossfireX Quad technology.

March 5, 2008 by in Processors

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