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Kenneth

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The Typo Terrorist: Christmas Bomber allowed to fly due to a spelling error (Download Squad)

Jan 10th 2010 5:16AM Another solution is to use some common sense and wave the red flag when someone wants to fly with no luggage, no carry-on and no passport...

8 years late: Microsoft finally pushes users to upgrade from IE6 (Download Squad)

Dec 1st 2009 8:44AM Why not just stop supporting it? If it's time to move on, it's time to move on for everyone. Corporations, enterprises, everyone. If they can stop supporting an OS, they can stop supporting a browser.

CM Storm's Sentinel Advance gaming mouse features hardware profiles and OLED display (Engadget)

Sep 17th 2009 3:20PM I suppose this redefines 'overkill', get it?

O&O DiskImage offers powerful cloning features for 64-bit Windows (Download Squad)

Jan 23rd 2009 2:27PM While there are quite a few free disk imaging tools (two of which are already mentioned), it seems the free versions or alternatives never seem to have incremental imaging. Any tips regarding free disk imaging software that performs incremental backups would be much appreciated

Hitachi joins 500GB laptop disk party, brings encryption and a bit of whine (Engadget)

Nov 11th 2008 5:31AM Fujitsu is talking to itself now?

Run Linux LiveCDs in Windows with MobaLiveCD (Download Squad)

Sep 23rd 2008 7:06AM You may want to check out Nimblex. It is a very light Linux, and the website allows you to customize it with things that you will or won't need, essentially cropping it down to be as small as you would like. I've never tried bringing it all the way down to under 256mb, but you can get it down to around 200mb without losing much functionality (the basics such as browser and office applications are still there at that size). After customizing your build, an iso download is available for you for 24 hours (so dialup may be an issue), which you burn as a bootable disc, then boot from the cd. When you run it, there are various options such as running it from RAM, installing to the hard drive, running it from the CD etc. If your machine supports booting from USB devices, and if you want to keep this as cheap as possible, I recommend buying a cheap USB flash drive and setting up the OS on that, since CDs are more prone to damage and the odds are you will eventually have a need for your CD drive while you are running the OS (or you could just install on the hard drive).

Just something to keep in mind: most Linux distros are striving for forward compatibility, trying to support newer hardware (such as newer wireless network cards and graphics chips), so while the odds are you won't have any problems with your machine, you may find that some of your hardware isn't supported in any given distro, so you may have to hunt for drivers for a while.

Start++ Makes Vista's Start Menu Wicked Useful (Download Squad)

Sep 16th 2008 7:43PM I also recommend Vista Start Menu. While there is a paid version, the free version has most of the features and is quite powerful in extending the start button/vista orb menu. It doesn't integrate with the search field as much as this, but for people looking for a more expansive start menu, it may fit the bill better:

http://www.vistastartmenu.com/index.html

MSI Wind gets Turkish video hands-on (Engadget)

Apr 24th 2008 7:57AM For your 3 minuts of life back, here's my translation:

1.2 Kilograms of weight.

LED backlit 10" screen.

ULV CPU.

Release end of May.

80gb HDD

1gb RAM

XP Home

Intel Atom CPU.

Card Reader.

3 USB ports.

3 Cell battery standard, with about 2.5 hour uptime. 6 cell expected to provide 5 hours.

WiFi

Nothing much else really...

Electric Bill's Van-Puter does his Dodge Caravan proud (Engadget)

Feb 14th 2008 4:37PM Yeah but there's porn.

Electric Bill's Van-Puter does his Dodge Caravan proud (Engadget)

Feb 14th 2008 12:14PM Cue the OS fanboys/haters in 3...2...

Imagine the look on the face of the cop when this guy gets pulled over watching porn. LCD cleaner in the glovebox, and no that is not 'printer paper'.