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.

All opinions expressed on Hardware 2.0 are those of Adrian Kingsley-Hughes. Every effort is made to ensure that the information posted is accurate. If you have any comments, queries or corrections, please contact Adrian via the email link here. Any possible conflicts of interest will be posted below. [Updated: February 23, 2010] - Adrian Kingsley-Hughes has no business relationships, affiliations, investments, or other actual/potential conflicts of interest relating to the content posted so far on this blog.

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Five April Fools' Day-esque headlines I wish were true

Five April Fools' Day-esque headlines I wish were true

Today, in case you need reminding, is April Fools' Day. If someone hasn't already tried to ensnare you in some practical joke or hoax, keep looking over your shoulder, because it's a-coming.The web is a breeding ground for gags, and I expect that many of the sites that I visit will try to pull some kind of stunt. Some will be good, but mostly they'll be lame.Rather than subject you to more foolery, I thought that I'd compile a short list of April Fools' Day-esque headlines I wish were true. Alas, sadly, they are not.

March 31, 2008 by in Linux

Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron" beta - making life easier for Windows users

Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron" beta - making life easier for Windows users

One of the barriers to Linux adoption is the fact that many people find the idea of wiping their Windows installation a daunting thing. Sure, the widespread adoption of the Live CD with allows users to boot into a working Linux environment has made taking a Linux distro for a test drive easier, but a Live CD experience falls far short of what you can expect from an installed Linux experience. Ubuntu 8.04 beta "Hardy Heron" has made Linux adoption much easier by making it easy for Windows users to install Ubuntu onto their PCs without affecting their Windows installation.

March 24, 2008 by in Linux