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Preston Gralla tried using Linux for two weeks. As an old-time Windows user (he says from 2.0), he had some challenges. I give him an A+ for giving Linux a chance and a C for utilization of resources to overcome his challenges. Preston gets the A+ for trying and reporting that all the hardware on [...]

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On the Seattle Post Intelligencer blogs there is this post which states that the “NBC Olympics on the Go” will only be available to Windows Vista users. (ars technica has more information here.) This just goes to show how powerful the Monoply is and also how stupid someone at NBC is. MS is trying to [...]

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Microsoft .docx Files Attack

It finally happened. My wife got some MS Office 2007 .docx files in e-mail. For any readers who have been under a rock, the .docx file is Microsoft’s zipped xml file format. This is similar to the format that Microsoft appear to have shoved through the International Standards Organization (ISO) fast-track process after being established [...]

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Innotek’s VirtualBox

I had been having trouble with VMWare Server and USB devices on my laptop. I ran across this Linux Journal article on VirtualBox and decided to install it. The article does a good job of describing how to set up VirtualBox and installing an OS in one of it’s VMs. I’m posting this because Don [...]

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Vista is on Terrible Top Ten List

I found out that Vista is one of Crave (cnet.co.uk)’s Top ten terrible tech products. I definitely agree with . . . Its incompatibility with hardware, its obsessive requirement of human interaction to clear security dialogue box warnings and its abusive use of hated DRM, not to mention its general pointlessness as an upgrade, are [...]

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