“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, but...

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 with the approach...

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...

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...