10/29/2006

Dell recommends 2 GB of memory for Vista

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

After Samsung, Dell is the second major company that tells its customers that Vista may need more system memory than what Microsoft is listing in its system requirements. According to a report in the Seattle Post Intelligencer (SPI), chief executive officer Kevin Rollins promoted an upgrade to 2 GB.

Source: TG Daily

Sun’s Java plan: new versions in 2006, 2008

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Sun Microsystems plans to release Java Standard Edition (SE) 6 at the end of this year and its sequel, Java SE 7 in early 2008.

That’s according to a road map Sun published in an interview with Jean Elliott, Sun’s director of Java SE marketing.

Source: News.com

Jail Time for Boarding Pass Fake?

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Congressman Edward Markey (D-Mass.) wants the federal government to arrest security researcher Christopher Soghoian for creating the Northwest Airline Boarding Pass Generator, a site which lets anyone create a facsimile of a Northwest Airlines boarding pass. Soghoian hoped to spur Congress to look closely at the nation’s aviation security policies, which he calls “security theater.”

Instead, Markey, a member of the House Homeland Security committee, wants the site shut down and Soghoian arrested.

Source: Wired

AnalogWhole, an Alternative To FairUse4WM

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

AnalogWhole is a free application that allows any file that can be played in Windows Media Player to be transferred to iTunes as an MP3. It uses, you guessed it, the ‘analog hole’ to re-record any DRM’ed song as an MP3. Because the analog signal doesn’t actually leave the computer, but is simply looped back in the sound card, sound quality of the re-recording is excellent. All meta data is transferred as well. The MP3 file is automagically added to iTunes. Just show it where you store your DRM music and walk away

Source: Slashdot

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