Since Vista’s first release I’ve been puzzling over why audio in Vista is prone to glitches, when it is meant to be fundamentally better than it was in Windows XP.
I’ve posted previously on the subject:
Audio in Vista: more hell than heaven
Why does audio glitch in Vista?
Another Pro Musician gives up on
…continue reading Unravelling the reasons for Vista audio glitches
Microsoft has published an article on speeding up Vista, aimed at general users.
It’s not too bad. Here’s the summary:
Delete programs you never use Limit how many programs load at startup Defragment your hard drive Clean up your hard disk Run fewer programs at the same time Turn off visual effects Restart regularly Add
…continue reading How to speed up Windows Vista: official and unofficial tips
I meant to link yesterday to John Lam’s post on living without the mouse.
I do so today because it fits nicely with Edward Tufte’s remark that (ideally) the content is the interface.
Lam’s point is that “toolbars just waste screen real estate”. Thus, he’s learned to operate as far as possible with keystrokes, not
…continue reading Living without the mouse – the content is the interface
Nokia is to acquire Trolltech, makers of the popular cross-platform Qt GUI API and widget set. Qt (Cute Toolkit) is used by KDE, one of the two most widely used Linux desktops. It is also used in many cross-platform applications.
The announcement states that Qt will continue to be open source:
We will continue to
…continue reading Nokia acquires Trolltech,
Microsoft’s Francois Ajenstat says SQL Server 2008 will not be released until Q3 2008. He calls this “roadmap clarification”, Microsoft-speak for what most of us call a delay.
It’s embarrassing for the company, since SQL Server 2008 “launches” on 27th February, less than one month from today. What will actually launch is a feature-complete CTP
…continue reading SQL Server 2008 delayed until third quarter 2008
Slashdot takes the IBM line:
At this point nobody has the vaguest idea what OOXML will look like in February, or even whether it will be in any sort of stable condition by the end of March. ‘While we are talking about interoperability, who else do you think is going to provide long term complete
…continue reading Polarisation