Archive for the 'PC Doctor’s Thoughts' Category

Pwn2Own 2010 – Who will fall first?

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Over on Hardware 2.0 I've put up a poll asking readers which browser they think will be the first to fall at this year's Pwn2Own hacking contest. The event is spread over three days. Day 1: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7 Mozilla Firefox 3 on Windows 7 Google Chrome 4 on Windows 7 […]

7 reasons to stick with Windows XP

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Last week I was challenged by a reader to come up with 7 reasons for XP users to stick with the operating system they have. Stick with what you know Certainty Cost XP is still supported by Microsoft Developers still support XP Upgrade components to stay secure! Do you really need to upgrade? What do […]

Will Apple approve Opera Mini for the iPhone?

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Over on Hardware 2.0 I've got a couple of polls: Will Apple approve Opera Mini for the iPhone? Would you like to see Opera Mini on the iPhone? Have your say!

Norton comes clean about PIFTS.EXE

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Yesterday Norton Internet Security/AntiVirus started noticing a file called PIFTS.EXE running on their system. Within moments customers started posting questions about this file on Norton's community forum. Then, mysteriously, admins on the forum started to delete those messages (fortunately Google has a long memory). Within moments a storm of conspiracy theories whipped up. So, what […]

Microsoft to IE users – Don’t switch browsers!!!

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

While security experts are urging Internet Explorer users to find a safer browser, Microsoft is recommending users stick with IE: "I cannot recommend people switch due to this one flaw," said John Curran, head of Microsoft UK's Windows group. Sorry Microsoft, but this sounds like daft advice to me. It's easy enough for people to […]