This has to be the most bizarre excuse for voiding a warranty ever, but according to [URL="http://consumerist.com/5408885/smoking-near-apple-computers-creates-biohazard-voids-warranty"]The Consumerist[/URL] at least two Mac owners have been told their Applecare warranties are no good because they smoke. In both cases, we are told, the Mac owner concerned took the matter up with the Apple supremo, Steve Jobs, or at least with his office. And in both cases they lost that appeal. According to one of the users, who had an overheating Macbook, his machine had more than a year of warranty to run but the Apple Store called him to let him …

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote, "[URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story220784.html"]Has Linux Fallen Into a Well?[/URL]." It was a tale of two brothers, aka The Cave Dwellers, who had too many complaints and angst concerning the Windows XP installation on my wife's old HP DV-5000 laptop. Reinstalling XP didn't do any good the last time I did it, so I decided to give them [URL="http://www.ubuntu.com"]Ubuntu[/URL] 9.04 in its place. All I did was to tell them how to login and left the rest up to them. Two days after the installation came the first question: "How do I install the [URL="http://www.adobe.com"]Adobe[/URL] Flash Player …

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The End.