Saturday, March 17, 2007

Apple uses Spring Break to promote the Mac for students

If you're a college student, you'll know that Spring Break starts today for most universities in the US. Becuause of this, Apple is trying to squeeze out the last Mac sales before Leopard comes out. While Apple is not actually offering a lower educational discout than during the rest of the year, it;s obvious that Apple considers students to be a very important part of the market. So if you're in college and haven't bought a Mac yet this might be a good time. Remember to use the Apple Educational Store to get special discounts on most of the products.

Friday, March 16, 2007

How to delay Vista's activation (infinitely)

So here's a free way to get Vista: Download it(like the trial version) from the Microsoft website, and install it(or some Torrent site). When it prompts for activation, click later or something(make it go away). Then according to

1. Press WinKey + R to open the RUN box
2. Type or Paste this command into the run box:

rundll32 slc.dll,SLReArmWindows

3. Press OK or hit ENTER
4. After your next reboot, vista will give you 14 more days before requiring you to activate again.

Supposedly you can keep doing this forever, which means that you have the full version of Vista on your Mac (because I know you don't use PC's right?) The only problem is that you may not get the security updates if you use this technique, but hopefully you won't need to run Vista to much.