Linux” support

Carla Sch­roder from Linux Today repeats a ques­tion that I’ve heard asked many times: “Here we go with anoth­er round of Linux Today read­er com­ments. Let’s start off with an issue that has been on my mind: Vendors who boast of the their Linux-based devices,...

Huawei e169 3G modem on Ubuntu 8.04

I recently bought myself a Hua­wei e169 3G modem as part of a ser­vice with Exetel (based on the Optus net­work). There are a few guides online on how to get it to work with GNU/​Linux, but either they did­n’t work as advert­ised or I was­n’t happy...

Annoying by design

Microsoft claim that their UAC secur­ity prompts in Vista are designed to annoy you. I’m try­ing hard to take them ser­i­ously and to not laugh them off… but did they really think it’d work? OEMs and users have been dis­abling it in droves. Oth­er users have prob­ably...

Megahertz marketing

Stu­art Corner at iTWire suc­cumbs to our old nemes­is, cor­por­ate mar­ket­ing. Intel have for years pushed the line that mega­hertz (MHz) equals speed. Apple used to call this the ‘Mega­hertz Myth’. Intel com­pet­it­ors AMD and Cyrix were for many years forced to...