Forget Linux for Dummies: now it’s Linux for Grannies

Two separate projects in the United Kingdom aim to use Linux to make computing simpler for older users who are skeptical about technology. But in both cases the benefits come at a price. The first machine, known as SimplicITy, comes with a welcome screen with just six buttons: Email, Web, Profile, Chat, Files, and Video […]

iPhone System Headed to New Devices

Apple is reportedly planning to expand use of its iPhone operating system to new devices following the creation of the iPad. This could include a more intuitive system for Apple TV. The news comes from a job posting by Apple for a rather cutely name position of “Engineering Manager (Platform Bring-Up)”, with the mention: “focused […]

Google Nexus One Officially Unveiled

By Jimmy Rogers (@me) Contributing Writer, [GAS] While news of this device leaked quite a while ago (and Google openly distributed it to their employees), the Google Nexus One still drew a crowd today, both online and at Google’s official launch event.  The new phone is similar to other Android devices, such as the popular Droid, but […]

Acer to make the Chrome netbook a reality

Acer has announced that it plans to be the first manufacturer to produce hardware running Google’s Chrome operating system. Chrome is a Linux-based system which is centered on the existing Google-made browser. It’s aimed primarily at users who want a low-cost machine for internet use and a few basic applications. The system is really just […]

Microsoft Releases Axed Windows 7 Family Guy Promotional Clips

A while ago, Microsoft announced that they would team up with Seth MacFarlane to do some Windows 7 / family guy promotional spots. Then a few weeks back, they decided that the family guys characters might not be the best fit for the Windows 7 brand and just axed the whole project. But it seems […]

Google Chrome OS Demo

Google Chrome OS is an open source operating system for people who spend most of their time on the web built around the core tenets of speed, simplicity and security. This is a demo video to give you a feel for the Google Chrome OS user experience.

Ubuntu “Karmic Koala” 9.10: A Closer Look

Today, a new release of the popular free & open source operating system Ubuntu becomes available. This is release 9.10, code-named Karmic Koala. In the interest of full disclosure, I should mention that I could be a little biased, as I had a hand in the planning and development of the release. First, if you […]

Geeks Have a Sense of Humor

Of course, you have to be a geek to get this one at all. The full story is at the Picasa photo page. [via reddit]

Apple Releases Windows 7-Bashing Commercials

As was expected, it didn’t take very long for Apple to release a series of Windows 7-bashing ads. Check them out below… and be sure to let us know your thoughts about them in the comments after. Broken Promises Teeter Tottering PC News

Are you a student? Get Windows Server 2008 R2 for FREE!

Hey Students! Are you currently taking, or planning to take, IT classes? Then this is an offer you won’t want to miss. Thanks to their DreamSpark program, Microsoft is currently offering Windows Server 2008 R2 to eligible high school and college students… for free! You do need a Windows Live ID and a valid student […]

Remembering: The BBC Micro

Last week I wrote about the first computer I ever owned, the Sinclair ZX81. My next step in the computing journey came with the opposition: Acorn’s BBC Micro. The story of the BBC’s origins was at the heart of the recent Micro Men drama. To cut it short, Acorn won the battle over Sinclair to […]