Saturday, April 26, 2008

Dell Will Continue to Install XP Past of Cut-off Date

Some facts from the Article

Fact 1: As of June 30, large computer manufacturers such as Dell and Hewlett-Packard can no longer offer Windows XP preinstalled on new computers, though Microsoft has said it would consider re-evaluating the deadline if there's enough customer demand.

Fact 2: Anyone who buys a copy of either the Business or Ultimate versions of Vista is entitled to also get Windows XP Professional .* Each computer manufacturer decides whether, or how, to implement this.

According to CNet, Dell will continue to install Windows XP for you on their PC even after the date given by Microsoft.

When selecting your operating system, you will see an option called "Genuine Windows® Vista Business BONUS" and "Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate BONUS." With these options, you may...have Dell factory install Windows XP Professional. You will also receive a backup media disc for Windows XP Professional, as well as the media for Windows Vista.

In other words, Dell provides optical discs for both XP and Vista, so you can change over at any time. This is not like

Apple's Boot Camp
, however; the computer can have only one operating installed on the hard disk at a time. But Dell provides technical support for both XP and Vista. Whether its tech support is worthwhile is another matter.

I hope other company will follow their steps to continue supporting XP at least until it became "more stable and worthy" (well.. even XP got their own problem back then when Microsoft first release it).

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

not to you.. especially not to you

Drathos writes "From MTV Movies Blog by way of WoW Insider: Everyone's least favorite director, Uwe Boll approached Blizzard about making a World of Warcraft movie. Their response? "We will not sell the movie rights, not to you ... especially not to you.""

Source : Slashdot

Well I'd say thank god! For anyone who didnt know who's Uwe Boll, he's a director, producer and screenwriter that has created lots of bad films (yes! i mean it.. BAD) based on video games.. here's a some of his films :

  • Alone In The Dark
  • House of The Dead
  • Bloodrayne I & II (and currently making the 3rd)
According to wikipedia..

"When rumors surfaced that Boll had expressed interest in a Metal Gear Solid movie, and claimed to have been given a script to read, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima responded in his audioblog HIDECHAN, "Absolutely not! I don't know why Uwe Boll is even talking about this kind of thing. We've never talked to him. It's impossible that we'd ever do a movie with him.""

Read more about him on wikipedia

Friday, April 18, 2008

PayPal Plans To Ban Unsafe Browsers

Alternative Details brings news that PayPal is developing a plan to stop users from accessing its financial services if they aren't using browsers with anti-phishing protection. PayPal is recommending the use of blacklists, anti-fraud warning pages, and EV SSL certificates. Browsers without anti-phishing features will be considered "unsafe." It seems likely Safari will be included in this category given PayPal's warning about the Apple browser last month.

"'At PayPal, we are in the process of reimplementing controls which will first warn our customers when logging in to PayPal of those browsers that we consider unsafe. Later, we plan on blocking customers from accessing the site from the most unsafe--usually the oldest--browsers,' he declared. Barrett only mentioned old, out-of-support versions of Microsoft's Internet Explorer among this group of 'unsafe browsers,' but it's clear his warning extends to Apple's Safari browser, which offers no anti-phishing protection and does not support the use of EV SSL certificates."

Source: Slashdot

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Dreamworks Acquires Rights for Ghost in the Shell

Anonymous GiTS fan noted a Variety story informing us that DreamWorks has acquired the rights to Ghost in the Shell and has plans to produce a "3D Live Action" version of the popular anime. This happened apparently because Spielberg is a fan. He says "'Ghost in the Shell' is one of my favorite stories ... It's a genre that has arrived, and we enthusiastically welcome it to DreamWorks." I hope they add a talking donkey.

Source: Slashdot

Friday, April 4, 2008

Microsoft Extend XP through 2010 for Ultra Low Cost PCs

Microsoft confirmed Thursday that it will extend the sales of Windows XP Home to OEMs beyond the current deadline of June 30, 2008, to accommodate a new class of ultra-low-cost PCs (ULCPCs) that are just beginning to pepper the market.

Windows XP Home will be available for OEMs to install on ULCPCs either until June 30, 2010, or one year after the availability of the next client version of Windows, code-named Windows 7 -- whichever date comes later. The IDG News Service previously reported that Microsoft would extend XP's life for these machines.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Neighbours Steal Ur Wi-fi? Have Fun With Them!

so, you find out that your neighbours are using your network without your permission.. Kill the links or you can have fun with them~!


Edit: Link Fixed >_<