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Archive for March, 2006

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.


Google Desktop: Out Of Beta

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

Notice the difference in the logo? The "BETA" at the bottom has left Google Desktop.

Just today, Google released the new version of Google Desktop 3. If you have been using Google Desktop, it's time to upgrade. It seems like Google has added lots of new features to this release.

Anyhow, that has nothing to do with me since I'm not happy to let Google Desktop index all my offline files. If you have any good points to change my view about Google Desktop, say it.

Java: String Equality (Common Mistake)

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

A very common mistake that lots of Java programmers will make is to use "==" to compare strings, rather than ".equals". That's what I keep reminding myself all the time and I never use "==" to do any string compare.

Just today, when I was testing a Java program, I noticed that the programmer used "==" to compare strings, everywhere in the 4000-line program. Why there's no logic error in the program? Why is the program still getting the correct output?


Google Brings You to Mars

Monday, March 13th, 2006

After the earth, we have moon. Now, we have Mars. I wonder what's next.

Google blog: Mars attracts

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.