Love it or hate it, you can't ignore Windows Vista. Fans of Apple's Mac OS X will tell you that all of the good bits of Vista have been blagged from the Tribe of Jobs but the fact remains that the vast majority of us use Windows XP so the question is simple, why the hell should we make the switch from Windows XP to Windows Vista? We've got ten solid reasons why you should.
1. Safer than houses
3. The bundled apps got better
4. Xbox Live now equals Vista Live
5. Halo 2. Halo 2. Halo 2
6 to 10 read them at http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2007/04/02/ten_reasons_to_update_to_vista/
News aggregation site employs human eyes
The news-aggregation site Topix has developed software for filtering out spam and other junk from its message forums. To filter in the good postings, however, the site has turned to human volunteers.
Topix LLC is soliciting editors to oversee the forums covering every U.S. town and city. One or more volunteers from each of 32,500 localities will be in charge of marking the best messages and news items and perhaps writing their own articles on community happenings.
The idea is to tap the power of citizen journalists — everyday Internet users who may write a quick message on a corner traffic accident or complain about delays in garbage collection. Some of that is happening in the forums now, but those posts get buried among the more mundane writeups.