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Confirmation: Vista is about nothing

The man who has made a career from making humourous observations on the mundane things in life, is bringing his skills to promoting a slighted OS. It looked good on paper: get Jerry Seinfeld, one of the world's most successful clean comedians, to promote Vista. But was it really thought through?

The man who has made a career from making humourous observations on the mundane things in life, is bringing his skills to promoting a slighted OS. It looked good on paper: get Jerry Seinfeld, one of the world's most successful clean comedians, to promote Vista. But was it really thought through?

Take the following clip for instance and replace the word "show" with "Vista".


The intertubes are going to be mashing this combination up for some time to come.

One of the issues that developers are going to come across more often is having to parallelise their applications. To help get you started down this path, a series of articles appeared this week: the first looked at the state of play in the multi-core world, we spoke to an engineer from Sun, an IBM master inventor about the Cell chip architecture, and covered the basics in threading.

In case you needed any more convincing that multi-core is the future, Intel held its developer conference in San Francisco this week, with news that Intel will release some new tools that integrate into Visual Studio.

On the cooler side of things, Intel demonstrated how to create a cheap whiteboard using a Wiimote and a local company Emotiv, showed off its headset and emotion technology.

We also featured a how-to on creating the Blue Screen of Death on with a key press — the usefulness of which may be suspect, but it's another way to hide your work from your prying boss.

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