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Firefox 3.5 passes IE7 as most popular web browser (Download Squad)

Dec 21st 2009 10:25AM Is anyone else impressed that Chrome has surpassed Safari? Especially since a native Chrome client for Macs only came out a few weeks ago.

The great Google Wave invite giveaway! (Download Squad)

Oct 31st 2009 6:38PM Wave is really cool, judging from the tech demo. I wonder what people might use it for once it's released for the general public.

TSA's Millimeter scanners see through clothes, installed at 10 airports (Engadget)

Jun 6th 2008 5:24PM That's creepy, especially due to the fact that I'll have to go through security at one of those airports (it's actually spelled Albuquerque) on my way to DC next week. Why don't they just ban the use of luggage on planes and save themselves billions of dollars on this kind of pseudo-legal crap. "But we need it for the terrorists!" Yeah, sure, just like we need cameras monitoring everyone at all times to make sure we're not all pedophiles. 1 in a billion. Actually the pedophile idea would probably catch more criminals than the TSA will ever catch terrorists. So I say we do it, and the Bill of Rights be damned!

The hundred gadget giveaway: round 36 (Engadget)

Sep 12th 2007 7:13PM do veux.

The hundred gadget giveaway: round 12 (Engadget)

Sep 6th 2007 9:08PM I hate school, it tears me away from engadget...

The hundred gadget giveaway: round 7 (Engadget)

Sep 5th 2007 3:51PM ooooooohh.....

The hundred gadget giveaway: round 1 (Engadget)

Sep 4th 2007 2:05AM awyren dw i.

How would you change Windows Vista? (Engadget)

Aug 19th 2007 6:19PM I run XP on my main PC, and it annoys the heck out of me sometimes, but I don't think I've met an OS yet that didn't have its problems. Vista, however, I run on a PC that shipped with XP, but came with an upgrade to Vista Home Premium.

The Vista PC is an eMachine (my dad bought it) and it shipped with 512 MB of RAM, a 2.5 Ghz Athlon 64 and not much else. Not even a video card.

What I want to know is why Microsoft gives out their "Vista Home Premium Compatible" seal of approval so easily - I upgraded the eMachine with an extra 512 MB of RAM and a GeForce FX 5500, and that just barely mets the requirements. As it is, I run Vista with most of the features disabled, as if it were Home Basic, and it still runs slower than any PC I've used in years.

When XP came out, there were some noticeable, if not really major enhancements over 2000 Pro that I loved - mainly the "My Computer" icon in the Start menu. So, instead of having to go to the desktop every time I wanted to get to "My Computer," I just had to click on Start. It's those kind of small, relatively subtle time-savers that made XP a whole lot better than anything that had come before.

Vista, though, has regressed from XP. Vista killed the "Up" button in Explorer, it decreased screen real estate with the side bar (not to mention performance), it made installing and running programs even harder by popping up at inopportune moments to ask permission to do things that you obviously wanted it to do.

The only thing I like about Vista is the new Network center, and even that is spoiled by its inability to network effectively non-Vista PCs. Besides, the Network update could have been added to XP pretty easily.