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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Microsoft responds to WGA issues

Microsoft responds to WGA issues

Last week I had the opportunity to ask Alex Kochis, Senior Product Manager on the Genuine Windows team, a couple of questions relating to Windows Genuine Advantage.  The replies are interesting and I thought I'd share them with readers here.

March 12, 2007 by in Windows

Making sense of "mean time to failure" (MTTF)

Making sense of "mean time to failure" (MTTF)

Last week researchers at Carnegie Mellon University published a paper which examined the real-world reliability of hard drives. It concluded that hard drive failure rate was much higher (by a factor of about fifteen times higher) than that expected based on mean time to failure (MTTF) information supplied by manufacturers. So why is there such a huge difference between MTTF ratings and the real world?

March 12, 2007 by in Hardware

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