Microsoft backs Samsung over Intel

Shortly after the launch of Windows Vista Beta 2 Microsoft Windows Performance Group team member Gabriel Aul (right) said that Windows Vista’s “SuperFetch” capability would work best with Samsung brand hybrid flash hard drives with Microsoft “ReadyDrive” technology built in. One of Vista’s key selling features is SuperFetch which monitors usage habits and rather than…

Linux to get 3D GUI

If you use Linux anywhere but the command line chances are you spend a lot of time staring at X whether you realise it or not. X is the windowing subsystem for Linux managing the core components needed to provide the user with a GUI such as cursor position and interaction window size shape and…

Will your Mac run Vista?

Windows XP screams along on my MacBook Pro under Parallels Workstation faster than it does on my middled-aged Wintel box. However running the eventually-to-be-released Windows Vista will be a different story. Microsoft today released the technical specs needed to run the new OS. In order to run Vista at a “premium” level your Mac will…