This Week in Tech

Nov 19th 2006

This Week in Tech 77

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Vista Capable vs Vista Ready, hybrid drives, and why Microsoft hates Linux...
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Vista Capable vs Vista Ready, hybrid drives, and why Microsoft hates Linux...

  • Dvorak's blog has apparently been banned in the UAE.
  • Microsoft & Novell have made a deal
  • Steve Ballmer stated that Linux users owe Microsoft.
  • The queen of England has honored Apple designer Jonathan Ives.
  • Microsoft's Zune launched.
  • These guys have smashed their PS3 in front of a Best Buy line.
  • A dentist has hired 60 temps to wait in line for a PS3.
  • The 2g iPod Shuffle has better capacitors, and therefore better sound, compared to the other iPods.
  • Bill Gates has praised the iPod and has labeled the Zune a "modest" competitor.
  • The Playstation 3 and the Nintendo Wii both launched this weekend.
  • Gears of War is an excellent game for the Xbox 360.
  • The MPAA is suing a company called Load-N-Go, which loads DVD movies on iPods, for copyright infringement.
  • The Optimus OLED keyboard will go online for pre-order on December 12.
  • The Xbox 360 HD DVD player has been released.
  • Is the Zune a beta?
  • The blue pill hack is practically a way to put a machine into virtual mode instantaneously.
  • You can now use your ATI video card to fold proteins.
  • The Zune is not compatible with Windows Vista until January 30.
  • Jason Calacanis has left as well as Nick Douglas Valleywag.
  • Here are the differences between a Vista Capable and a Vista Premium machine.
  • There are several technologies in Windows Vista to boost performance using flash technology.
  • We discussed on Security Now that the 64-bit version of Windows Vista is much more secure than the 32-bit version.
  • John Markoff of the New York Times has defined Web 3.0.
  • Digg turned down Rupert Murdoch's offer to buy out Digg.