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...

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...