By Mark O’Neill Analysts at a consulting firm called Gartner have concluded that Microsoft Windows is perilously close to collapsing, as the default operating system on most computers has become more and more “bulky” and “ill-equipped” to cope with the rapidly changing needs of computer users. Now before all you Linux geeks start cracking open […]
Here’s some great news for all you die-hard XP fans: XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) will be released in April! This is most assuredly the last major update the operating system will receive until the end of its life, as Microsoft will remove it from store shelves in June. SP3 contains 1073 patches and hotfixes. […]
Yep folks, Lenovo has decided to try and compete against the MacBook Air with their new x300 ultra-light and ultra-thin laptop. Here is a quick comparison chart between the two ultra-portables: Lenovo Thinkpad X300 Apple MacBook Air Processor: Core 2 Duo Weight: 2.9 to 3.1 pounds Thickness: 0.92 in. Screen: 13.3 LED Resolution: 1440X900 Removable […]
When I read yesterday that the United States Supreme Court has decided to reopen an old Novell vs. Microsoft case dating back to 2004, I couldn’t help but think back to what has happened between the two companies in the 20 last years. If you weren’t following the news back then, here’s what went down: […]
After 15 years in a row of being the world’s richest man, Bill Gates finally had to step down from the podium and take the 3rd place. But please, don’t start sending donations to Mr. Gates yet, his fortune is still evaluated at over $58 billion. The new world’s richest man is Gates’ friend and […]
By Patrick Biz Contributing Writer, [GAS] Not only could this be very embarrassing, it could also hurt your reputation and even expose you to legal actions. Before exchanging documents with tracked changes, you should always make sure the final copy is sanitized and cleared of any sort of hidden data. Take your data security and […]
In the following video, science educator Roy Gould and Microsoft’s Curtis Wong give an astonishing sneak preview of Microsoft’s new WorldWide Telescope — a technology that combines feeds from satellites and telescopes all over the world and the heavens, and weaves them together holistically to build a comprehensive view of our universe.
Momenta, one of the finalists in Microsoft’s 2007-08 Next-Gen PC design competition, is a personal computer that attaches to your neck and records what it considers as “the most memorable moments of your life”. The device works by monitoring your heart rate, and as soon as it detects some kind of excitement in your day, […]
The Folks at Fridaypage just released a funny Vista promo video that I’m sure Microsoft wouldn’t approve of. While I don’t necessarily agree with most of what the video says, it still made me laugh a couple of times. Enjoy!
In my last post, I urged readers to patch weak applications. How do you know which ones to patch? The hard way to do it would be to go through your program files and open each application, check the version, and then see if there is an updated version at the vendor’s website. Or you […]
Love them or hate them, Microsoft has come a long way in making their Windows operating systems secure, mostly by employing built-in firewalls, default security settings and auto-patching features. Despite this, Windows is still the most-targeted operating system on the part of attackers, simply because it is the most ubiquitous. Now, instead of targeting flaws […]
We’ve all come to know and love our favorite brand logos. Nike, Apple, Logitech, Motorola, whatever. It’s almost like they’ve been around so long that you don’t actually recognise them as company insignia anymore, but rather as proofs of quality and authenticity. Logos undergo drastic changes as much as their respective companies. They are changed to […]