Windows XP Service Pack 3 arrives, brings surprisingly little misery
Windows XP’s latest service pack, SP3, is just a few hours old but the already the complaints are flying Microsoft’s way. Reported problems range from being simply unable to install the thing properly to being unable to boot up once you have, and any number of smaller issues in between.
OPINION: Forget Vista, XP and Linux – Firefox is now my #1 operating system
I had some sort of religious dawn last week. Some kind of personal discovery, a moment of clarity, if you will. I used a Mac – and it was fine!
Now, I pretty much hate Macs. I’ve only ever used old Macs, rubbish ones from the distant past that are unable to cope with newer operating systems. So I associate Macs with PAIN.
But I just used one and it was fine. Because the only thing I use is Firefox…
Windows 7 arriving "sometime in the next year" says Gates, "The hell it is" says the rest of Microsoft
A slightly off-hand comment from Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates managed to set the blogosphere alight with a wave of excited speculation over the weekend. Answering a question about Vista, Gates told the audience at the annual meeting in Miami of the Inter-American Development Bank on Friday:
“Sometime in the next year or so we will have a new version [of Windows].”…
Rock lessens the burden with new Pegasus 210 ultraportable
The laptop world’s a funny old place. You can buy a top-spec machine in an ugly old case for £299, or you could have a Vaio or MacBook Air with the same specs for £1500. How does that make sense?
Aggressively attacking the vacant mid-ground is this – the new Pegasus 210 from power-maker Rock. It features a 12″ screen, classy magnesium alloy body…
YouTube Hits: Intelligent Dance Music using sounds from Windows 98 and XP
It’s Windows Music Video time! You thought the ‘Windows 95 Sucks’ video from last Tuesday was clever? Wait until you see the video above, which has been created entirely using alert noises from Windows 98 and XP. My sources tell me Richard D. James from Aphex Twin is running scared…
Eee PC's TOP SECRET bonus ability – gaming
Eee PC can bravely run Half-Life 2 (at 10fps, mind) with even World of Warcraft now added to the growing list of PC games hardcore Eee fans have managed to get working on the pocket laptop.
For the benefit of those who don’t believe
Asus is aiming to sell a staggering 3.8 million Eee PCs next year – some with Windows on
Although the fact that it’s currently sold out everywhere in the whole world doesn’t give us a huge amount of faith that the Asus manufacturing facilities can churn out that many of the uber-portable laptops.
The big new selling point that’ll push the Eee PC to the ‘next level’ is Windows. Currently the Eee PC ships with a very cool version of Linux that’s lovely and…
UK Government backs BBC Trust's commitment to make iPlayer available on other platforms (eventually)
The Government has responded to an online petition calling for the BBC to make its iPlayer software, currently available for beta testing – available to more than just Windows XP users, by backing the BBC Trust's commitment to making the…