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Vista User Migration: Poor performance

Vista User Migration: Poor performance

Part of Mitch Ratcliffe's series comparing the Windows Vista and Mac OS X user experiences, this step-by-step walk-through of Vista's Windows Easy Transfer application shows that there is still some work to be done in Redmond.

February 7, 2007 by in Windows

Toshiba's TLP-XD2000U LCD Projector

Toshiba's TLP-XD2000U LCD Projector

Here are a view different angles of Toshiba's new $849 TLP-XD2000U LCD projector. It's not the cheapest in its class (2000 lumens, up to 1024x768 resolution), but it's still a pretty good value. In other words, not the most expensive. Always check the cost of consumables (in this case the bulbs) before buying products that consume things (including printers).

February 6, 2007 by in Hardware

Windows Vista's Firewall offers false sense of security

Windows Vista's Firewall offers false sense of security

Now, with Microsoft Windows Vista in the market, it is a good time to start looking at its resilience to people and code that would just assume do your system harm. In Windows Vista, Microsoft's built in firewall took a step forward from the one offered in Windows XP by offering outbound blocking. But does it get the job done? Not quite.For David Berlind's write-up on Vista's inadequate personal firewall, see his blog post post in ZDNet's TestBed blog.

February 5, 2007 by in Windows

Unboxing the MacBook and ThinkPad

Unboxing the MacBook and ThinkPad

As part of Mitch Ratcliffe's ongoing examination of the strengths and weaknesses of the Vista and Mac OS mobile computing experience, we look at the packaging of the ThinkPad X60 and MacBook Pro. Apple's design aesthetic wins hands down, from the elegance of the packaging to the amount of material used.

February 2, 2007 by in Apple

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