but on a serous note
at a hacking convetion i think last week, there was a competition on how fast someone can hack into an OS,
OSX.5: less the 2:00
Vista: 2 days because they used a Java bug
Linux: it was possible but the hacker didnt want to spend the time on it
the winners won $10k plus the laptop they hacked.
Excellent (ish) news. Microsoft have decided to allow folks to sell XP Home Edition for Asus EEE machines and the like until 2010. XP Home is fairly bleh, but you can trick it into behaving like Pro if you want.
The EEE's I have seen running XP seemed to run it OK. The only issue is that XP with SP2 (or 3) takes up at least 1.1Gb of your 4GB of storage. Throw in (say) Office 2003 or similar and you haven't much space left for games/****/data.
No, not the ****s.
I was thinking of getting one for travel, don't know. Bit better than carrying this sucker on the planes.
Got a question for all them there tech guys out there.
This is supposed to be Need For Speed: Carbon:
I just installed a new DVD-ROM drive. Everything in the game looks like this, and I cannot get past this screen, since I don't know what anything is.
I updated with the latest patch... I assume this is something to do with the DVD-ROM drive drivers not agreeing with my NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX/MX400?
Is it JUST one game that has issue? or any game you put through the DVD drive
It's just NFS with this problem. I just updated the GEForce driver to the latest one applicable for my card, and the probelm remains.
I just installed the DVD-ROM drive an hour ago, with no software, just plug and play. I haven't worked on computers in a long time, so I apologise if I sound like a complete dumbass with this, but there's a power cable connected to the drive, and a data cable, but not the small, two or three (or so) pin cable that goes to the soundcard (on the normal CD drive). is this an issue?
From the look of the min specs for the game, your video card is too wussy*, a 64MB GeForce 2 Ti is the absolute min.
* Mine is the same model so don't be too insulted.
yea thats what i was thinking, i dont run top of the line stuff on my desktop but i had a 64mb GF2-440 about 4 years ago, you can find a good 128mb video card for under 40 bucks now
Thanks for the info, guys. I might go and do that.
Wont be an issue, infact most pc's nowadays dont even have that cable, or an eide cable, most are now sata today. But to cutt to the chase you dont need that sound cable!I just installed the DVD-ROM drive an hour ago, with no software, just plug and play. I haven't worked on computers in a long time, so I apologise if I sound like a complete dumbass with this, but there's a power cable connected to the drive, and a data cable, but not the small, two or three (or so) pin cable that goes to the soundcard (on the normal CD drive). is this an issue?
FYI - Thought you may find interesting. Australian dollars of course.
SourceEee PC XP Version Hits the Shelves
April 7th, 2008 We spoke about the eminent release of the XP version of the Eee PC in episode 80 of the GGP. A few of you had a bit to say about it in addition to Doug sending us an audio comment. Doug thought that the inclusion of XP would make the Eee PC cost prohibitive and not worth it. I would have agreed, but for the observations of it for sale in the wild.
It looks like the Eee PC XP version is joining the market at the same price point as the Linux version. So that took me totally by surprise. Not sure what kind of deal Asus has struck with Microsoft or if they are willing to take a hit on their margins initially to get market penetration.
What has been confirmed is that gadgets like the Eee are prolonging the life of XP in that the ultra low PC market will be able to sell OEM XP for the next two years. While the desktop cousins and laptops will be cut off as of the 30th of June this year. Truth is that Vista would cripple the Eee and Microsoft see these platforms as a money spinner. Long live XP!
It will be interesting to see if the dominance of the Microsoft and XP brand make this the preferred format for the Eee PC. I know, I know the geeks will still go for the Linux version, but I am talking about the poor uni student that needs something to whack out assignments on and stuff like that. There is a market for a budget mobile computing solution and now with XP the Eee PC might just fill a void. For a lot of consumers the traditional laptop just doesn’t make economic sense.
Second I am waiting to hear how the XP version performs. XP clearly has more overheads than Linux and it will be interesting to see if this comes into play witht he Eee PC version. Keith maintains that you can tweak XP to be light and efficient, which I am sure is true. The big question is have they got the mix right?
So what do you get for your hard earned $399? (Best Buy)
- 900MHz Celeron
- 512 RAM
- 4 GB soild state memory
- 800 x 480 screen
- Wireless 802.11 b/g and ethernet
- 3 USB ports
- Camera and Mic built in
- Windows XP Home