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  • Opinion: Ubuntu: laptop killer

    Ubuntu Linux has been taking a kicking this week in the crazed, hedonistic world of online forums. It appears that using Ubuntu on a laptop could kill its hard drive.

  • Opinion: iPhone to get free worldwide Wi-Fi?

    FON has been ramping up its efforts to establish a worldwide Wi-Fi network that allows anyone to connect wirelessly for free, last month's deal allowing BT broadband subscribers in the UK to access the network marked a big step forward. Now there's speculation that Apple could be joining the party – could Apple be planning to encourage iPhone owners to sign up?

  • Opinion: iPhone to get free worldwide Wi-Fi?

    FON has been ramping up its efforts to establish a worldwide Wi-Fi network that allows anyone to connect wirelessly for free, last month's deal allowing BT broadband subscribers in the UK to access the network marked a big step forward. Now there's speculation that Apple could be joining the party – could Apple be planning to encourage iPhone owners to sign up?

  • Opinion: Opening Office 2007 documents in Office 2003

    Many Office 2003 users are struggling with to open email attachments created in Office 2007. But this is a way to read the Office 2007 files with Office 2003.

  • Opinion: Google's PageRank tweak to stop sites selling links

    A week after an update to Google's visible PageRank system got all manner of commercial websites in a Web 2.0 flap, the search-engine giant has confirmed that the move was intended to stop sites flogging their web popularity for a quick cyber-buck.

  • Opinion: 'Iconic' iPhone will cause crime wave

    An industry expert today speculated that the Apple iPhone will cause a jump in mobile phone thefts when it launches next week.

  • Opinion: IT short-changed in 'world's top 100 geniuses'

    It's easy for those of us who keep a close eye on technology developments to assume that executives, scientists and researchers in the IT and communications industries are among the smartest innovators around.

  • Opinion: IT short-changed in 'world's top 100 geniuses'

    It's easy for those of us who keep a close eye on technology developments to assume that executives, scientists and researchers in the IT and communications industries are among the smartest innovators around.

  • Opinion: ISPs told: get tough with illegal downloaders

    Simon Cowell wants to eat your internet. Well, the UK music industry wants ISPs to kick off the internet persistent illegal filesharers, but ISPs are resisting. For now.

  • Opinion: Mac OS X Leopard: good news for Windows Vista?

    Whether you're a dyed-in-the wool Mac fan or Windows 'til you die, you have to admit that Apple OS launches lack the hysteria of Microsoft's infrequent blowouts. There's already little we don't know about Mac OS X 10.5, or Leopard, and a good thing too. And thanks to the joys of dual-booting, there's no reason why a healthy Mac market shouldn't be good news for Windows.

  • Opinion: Sky in hot water over Virgin-baiting advert

    A Sky+ advert that mocks Virgin Media's apparent practice of offering good deals only to new customers has been attacked by the ASA (Advertising Standards Authority). Because… you guessed it… because Sky offers certain deals only to new customers.

  • Opinion: Browser wars: Firefox crushes Internet Explorer

    PC Advisor readers have given IE (Internet Explorer) the bum's rush and have crowned Firefox the king of web browsers.

  • Opinion: Fantasy football is new IT resource hog

    Facebook, we're told, is the office worker's favourite time-wasting website. But on one particular day of the year, employees put the social-networking site on the backburner and focus their attention on fantasy football, according to internet measurement firm Comscore.

  • Opinion: Fantasy football is new IT resource hog

    Facebook, we're told, is the office worker's favourite time-wasting website. But on one particular day of the year, employees put the social-networking site on the backburner and focus their attention on fantasy football, according to internet measurement firm Comscore.

  • Opinion: Virgin ducks Sky to focus on broadband

    Virgin Media has decided to focus on faster broadband speeds in its battle to win customers from rivals such as Sky. It's Branson's browsing in the red corner, and Murdoch's films and movies in the blue.

  • Opinion: Storm: The malware that won't die

    We like to imagine that hackers are smart, but it is their collective incompetence that has allowed the IT industry to survive their attacks as long as they have.

  • Opinion: Windows shocker: 67% would buy XP over Vista

    Is Windows Vista the biggest PR failure in Microsoft's history? I don't remember the criticism being this bad a year after XP was launched, nor any of its predecessors. Of course, slagging off Microsoft's latest operating system launch is nothing new, but according to over 3,000 people who answered our recent poll, the disapproval has reached new extremes. Twice as many of those who responded would rather have XP installed on their new PC or laptop than Vista.

  • Opinion: Windows shocker: 67% would buy XP over Vista

    Is Windows Vista the biggest PR failure in Microsoft's history? I don't remember the criticism being this bad a year after XP was launched, nor any of its predecessors. Of course, slagging off Microsoft's latest operating system launch is nothing new, but according to over 3,000 people who answered our recent poll, the disapproval has reached new extremes. Twice as many of those who responded would rather have XP installed on their new PC or laptop than Vista.

  • Opinion: See Jonny kick for England again and again

    Convinced England are going to win the Rugby World Cup and want to record it for posterity? You could record it on a personal video recorder, but we reckon recording it to your PC’s hard disk is a better bet.

  • Opinion: Free for all

    Whether you’re on the lookout for a laptop, a new broadband provider, a console or a mobile phone, it’s never been easier to get your hands on the goods without paying anything. The offers I’m talking about here aren’t the ones promoted via tacky banner ads on suspect websites – they’re advertised in reputable newspapers, on billboards and even on mainstream TV channels.



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