Tech News Roundup

Tonight on GeekNights, we cop out with a tech news roundup. Among the news, Digg 3.0 emerges, LiveJournal users get attacked via ads, XGL is awesome, WinFS is dead, Warren Buffet gives his fortune to Bill Gates, and Belgium supports OpenDocument.

Switching to Mac and Garage Band

Tonight on GeekNights, we discuss Rym's move to a Mac Mini, OS X, and Garage Band. As for the news, Blu-Ray finally debuts and Craigslist improves significantly.

How Computers Work: Binary Logic

Tonight on GeekNights, we continue the How Computers Work series with part 2, covering binary logic and logic gates. As for the news, Apple is under fire in Sweden and Microsoft effectively drops support for Windows 98 and ME.

How Computers Work part 1

Tonight, on GeekNights, we begin a long and ongoing series on how computers work, from the very bottom to the very top. In the news, the Pirates are back and Vonage's IPO walks the plank.

Recovering from the convention

Tonight on GeekNights, we have a discussion on patents during the news bits, but otherwise just babble. Rym has returned from Animazement and we will air his coverage on Wednesday night. In the news, DirectX 10 is a Vista exclusive, and the Fogent patent on JPEG was thrown out. Also, we'd like to give a shoutout to Friday Night Party Line, where Scott recently made an appearance.

Ubuntu

Tonight on GeekNights, we talk about how to get started with Linux using Ubuntu. In the news, Lenovo is barred from many US Government uses and the RIAA raided a comic convention.

Worst Week: Consumer Electronics

Tonight on GeekNights, we begin worst week with a look at the worst of consumer electronics. In the news, Skypeout is now free to the US and Canada, and ISPs whine about HD content.

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