Saturday, November 25, 2006

Choosing The Right Vista

VIA Arena has a very good guide to choosing the right Vista for your needs. There is a handy chart that shows you which features are in the different versions of Vista and what they mean to you. This is good reading for those of you planning to upgrade to Vista

For my needs it looks like I will need "Windows Vista Business" edition. That is the middle edition of seven (7) editions.
YES! 7 different editions of "Windows Vista".



Friday, November 24, 2006

Adware Trojan aims for Macs

More proof that the Mac OS X is not quite as secure as it's boosters thought. Apparently, this code can be installed without any user input, much less permission. This should not be able to happen and I imagine it won't take long for Apple to issue a fix. Still, it is proof Mac users should now keep up on security matters related to their chosen platform. They can no longer blithely assume security sufficient to the job is built in.


Thursday, November 23, 2006

MAKE: Blog: Liquid Nitrogen ice cream? Fractal pecan pie? A recirculating gravy fountain?

In honor of Thanksgiving in the U.S. I offer this geeky look at turkey day. Enjoy and have a stuffed day. ;)
Arwen has a fantastic interview (make sure to see the photos) she writes - "Liquid Nitrogen ice cream? Fractal pecan pie?? A recirculating gravy fountain??? I couldn't believe my eyes when I first saw Turkey Tek's Thanksgiving Instructables way back in April, and I've been not-so-patiently waiting to see what they put up this year. To keep myself occupied while I wait for Thanksgiving to come and go and for TT to disclose this year's escapade, I thought I'd ask a few questions about what makes Turkey Tek tick."

MAKE: Blog: Liquid Nitrogen ice cream? Fractal pecan pie? A recirculating gravy fountain? - An interview with Turkey Tek


Monday, November 20, 2006

Yes, there is an Office 2007 'kill switch'

This is hardly news by now. I post it only because it is definite confirmation and a few more details than we had before.

I hope MS can pull this off. I am not hopeful. I can imagine hundreds, thousands, even millions of false positive reports by the WGA software, leading to no end of problems and huge customer resentment. It is even possible that MS could even end up killing their customer good will, which is already stretched thin. I know this can be done well, but somehow don't trust Microsoft to manage it.

We shall see.


Sunday, November 19, 2006

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 11-19-06

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 11-19-06. You can listen live every Sunday from 10AM to 1PM Pacific thats 1PM to 4PM Eastern. If you prefer, you can download the same file here via ftp.