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Free Ubuntu CDs

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

I've just received my free Ubuntu Linux CDs I requested few weeks ago. It took a long time to travel from The Netherlands to Malaysia. I'm still fixing and configuring my old Pentium III PC for it.

If you are interested to try Ubuntu, download it or request for the CDs from the official Ubuntu website.

Boot Camp: Macs do Windows, too

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

I see this as another reason to love Apple. With Apple's Boot Camp which is still in Beta, installing Windows XP on your Mac is getting even easier.

More and more people are buying and loving Macs. To make this choice simply irresistible, Apple will include technology in the next major release of Mac OS X, Leopard, that lets you install and run the Windows XP operating system on your Mac. Called Boot Camp (for now), you can download a public beta today.

I bet we are not going to get anything similar from Microsoft, are we?

Windows Vista Delayed

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

It has been rumoured that Windows Vista will be released end of this year, somewhere in the beginning of November. In news today, it is really disappointing to know that Microsoft has decided to delay the release of Windows Vista to next January.


Windows XP Can Run On Intel-based Mac?

Friday, March 17th, 2006

Not too long ago, Windows XP on an Intel Mac was promising to reward $100 to the first person who is able to come up with the solution to make Windows XP dual boot with Mac on the new Intel-based Mac.

Then, with the addition of funds from generous donors, the total prize now had gone up to a whopping $13,854. And, the latest update from the site showed that the prize had been won.


Memory Makers Love Windows Vista

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

Do you believe that Windows Vista requires 800MB of RAM? Here's the prove: Vista set to swallow 800MB of RAM [the Inquirer].


Microsoft is recommending that PC makers put a minimum of 512MB of DRAM on each PC but is strongly advising that manufacturers and consumers really think about going instead for 1GB.

I'm currently running on 512. I'm going to add some RAMs in preparation to upgrade at the end of year. I suppose the price will definitely rise, if the demand is getting higher after the release of Vista.