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Saturday Morning (18 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 3-February-2007  08:02:19 (GMT +10) - by Rational

Brad sends word of this article about Windows Vista upgrades and why they are economical and how to do them. "Windows Vista, in my opinion, is a big improvement over Windows XP in many ways. But the new operating system is distinctly overpriced. The list price of the "full" (not "upgrade") version of the most expensive edition, Vista Ultimate, is $399.95 USD, with a street price around $380. That gold-plated retail figure is only possible because Microsoft long ago achieved monopoly pricing power in the PC operating system market."

Eric has sent in this Vista installation and tweak guide from installation to drivers and optimizations.

HardwareSecrets has posted some information about setting up an ad-hoc wireless network without the need of a wireless router or wireless access point. "A lot of people donít know that if you run Windows XP or Windows Vista it is possible to build your own wireless network at home or office without using a wireless broadband router or a wireless access point, saving some bucks. In this tutorial we will show you step-by-step how to build this kind of wireless network, also known as ad-hoc."

ThinkComputers has interviewed Booth Babe Kat Garrow about what it is like to be one. "With the thousands of products being shown at CES what better way to show them off than with a beautiful woman! Ever wondered what it is like to be a booth babe? Well we were able to sit down with Kat Garrow, a 19 year old booth babe and she was able to answer some of our questions..."

Ambush has sent us information about Ubuntu Studio, a modified version of the Ubuntu Linux distribution aimed for multimedia use. Coincidentally Lachlan sent me info about Ubuntu MMC which aims to be used on HTPC's. It he says that it will include many codecs which are not normally bundled with Ubuntu and a front end is under development.

Thomas linked us with this hilarious Japanese spa prank (NSFW). I feel sorry for the people who were pranked.



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