It does what?

Why won’t tech companies cut the crap when it comes to selling you their software? We have no idea what exactly Sonic’s new “Actional 6.0” software actually does but dammmn if it doesn’t sound impressive. It’s been a while since we’ve been really impressed by what a company will say to sell its PC/disk partitioning…

Microsoft tries security through positive thinking

It’s kind of a joke when you come across an online discussion full of Microsoft fans. It’s like finding a kennel full of dogs belonging to an especially cruel master – even if they acknowledge that their favourite IT company has made considerable errors of judgement behaved in anti-competitive practices and has the worst security…

Sony reheats Linux on PS3

Playstation 2 users have got it in style but Playstation Portable (PSP) owners have had a strange relationship with Linux. Around this time last year a few PSP owners started messing with their new toys and discovered that the version 1.0 firmware that shipped with the unit was DRM capable but not enabled. This meant…

Linux on the Desktop: what’s missing?

My favourite initialism is probably LotD. It means many things to many people such as Lord of the Dance or Llamas on the Dirigible or even Labradors only ten Dollars (a small price to pay for a faithful companion in anyone’s language). The public clearly wants the aforementioned things; Michael Flattley is still inexplicably wealthy…

Vista’s network sync capabilities

Access to a shared common location on PCs helps but other than setting up network shares on the local machine and using third party software there’s no easy way of achieving the desired result. (Of course one solution is a dedicated file server but it’s not always practical from a cost or administration perspective.). The…