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...

Will Linux succeed on the desktop?

iTnews rehashes the old refrain of ‘Why Linux won’t suc­ceed on the desktop’ art­icles. These sorts of art­icles come out all the time, and they are always writ­ten by people who have not used Linux much and there­fore don’t under­stand how it works and how it is...