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Vista virtualisation ban lifted

, posted: 23-Jan-2008 10:16

Just spotted this newsbit over at Ars Technica that Microsoft has lifted the ban on running consumer edition of Windows Vista on any virtual environment.

So rejoice all virtual pc users! You can now run your Vista Home Basic and Vista Home Premium in any virtual environment. And if I read it right - understanding the whole ban on virtualisation - that you may run a virtualised Vista in your Home Basic/Premium too perhaps?

The approval still require you to have a license (read the entire post)...



Be a Guitar Hero!!!

, posted: 22-Jan-2008 21:41

Over the weekend, my partner and I went to the mall for a short browse at some shops and we stopped by a EB Games. When we were there, there was a guy playing Guitar Hero III for Xbox 360. I have seen other playing it before but didn't think it was that fun at all...

So standing back a bit with my partner, we were observing and analyse how does the gadget work while this other guy was playing. When he done with it, I thought I'd give it a try (just as there wasn't many people around (read the entire post)...



64-bit Windows support in Boot Camp

, posted: 22-Jan-2008 09:49

Just spotted this over at Mac Rumors, that there's few cases reported any Mac Pro users can boot into their 64-bit Windows Vista (no confirmation for XP-64 however).

From the manual, Page 4, the message said:

Important: You must use a single full-install Windows installation disc (Service Pack 2 is required for Windows XP installations). Do not use an upgrade version of Windows and do not install an earlier version of Windows XP and attempt to update it later to SP2 or (read the entire post)...



Faulty RAM sparked a reborn for SBS@home

, posted: 20-Jan-2008 11:43

On the third week of 2008 (14-18 January 2008), my once honky-dory SBS 2003 R2 was running happily and quietly on our dresser drawer, doing its job with sorting out incoming and outgoging emails without worries.

However during this particular week, Mohican has been running quite erratically and BSoD few times during the week. It's not just a "Oops! Did I do that?" of BSoD and restart, it is a "BOOM! SURPRISE!" BSoD and restart.

On Friday morning, as I checked on it remo (read the entire post)...



TCL digital tv decoder died!!!

, posted: 13-Jan-2008 10:33

Just this morning, our digital tv decoder decided to die and never to return to power up, after numerous on and off...

So... off I went and called TCL helpdesk, reported the fault and will be greeted by a technician tomorrow morning. Dang! One whole day without Sky Movies or C.I. ... life is hard... guess I'll have to do some real work then... (read the entire post)...



Creative Zen Stone Plus 2GB [Black]

, posted: 11-Dec-2007 16:36

Mmm... I have never thought I'll get a digital audio player with small capacity like 2GB... but Creative Zen Stone Plus is small and petite and very very nice to hold and operate. It's slightly larger than Apple Ipod Suffle Gen-2, but it has more functions than that - FM radio, OLED 64x64 display, Date/Time, Equaliser, Microphone/Recorder.

I got mine from DSE for $129.95, which I reckon is a good buy.

2GB is amble for most audio satisfaction. I have loaded 233 songs, wh (read the entire post)...



TelstraClear back on mobile again!

, posted: 12-Nov-2007 08:01

This is something that I have been waiting for since TelstraClear and Vodafone NZ announced their business separation a few months ago, with the sudden unplug of their Unplugged project. And since then, TCL has been keeping mum on their planned effort using Telecom NZ's network for their mobile launch.

Well today is the new day for TCL's mobile network, piggy-backing on Telecom NZ's network. But what's different with TCL-TNZ's business venture compare with TCL-VNZ's, is TCL will be (read the entire post)...



"There" or "Their"?!

, posted: 30-Oct-2007 18:35

Continue from my previous rant about grammatic error in a sentence, a mainstream news media fell shamelessly into this trap of unprofessional journalism.

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Verizon's Limited Unlimited BroadbandAccess

, posted: 25-Oct-2007 09:18

Just as I was doing my morning ritual of reading my blog sites... spotted this on jkOnTheRun on about New York to Verizon- unlimited does not mean 5 GB.

In short, Verizon's marketing advertisement was misleading customers, and those that were affected (i.e. used more then 5GB in their "unlimited" plan) were terminated, rendered them a useless broadband wireless modem. New York state found Verizon's malpractice and misleading conduct and told Verizon to reimburse US$1M to the mistrea (read the entire post)...



[Update] Windows Live ID Linked Account

, posted: 24-Oct-2007 08:14

I was browsing around my usual blog sites and came across this cool new feature brought out by Microsoft for their Windows Live ID.



What it does is by allowing you to link all your Windows Live IDs that you may have been using for different sites or different reasons (like the GeekzoneMail - which is Windows Live enabled), allowing you to switch between different IDs without signing-out-signing-in again. One ID to rule them all.



Though this w (read the entire post)...



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