Geek News Central 2005-11-29 #120

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Firefox 1.5 almost here!
Mark Cuban
MP3 Tag Studio
Broadband Tuner for Apple
IE Security Bugs Again!
Laptop Riots
TiVo and Podcasting!!!! Site of the Night
Glass Effects on Vista!
Xbox 360 Media Center Extender COOL!
Blogging Money
Calacanis does not want anyone else to win!
Podcasting $100,000 Sponsors
Blogging tools for Firefox
Silly Pay for Wedding!
Tags clean up mess
TiVo Search for Ads Todd’s Way!
MapQuest Challenged
Young Prefer Illegal Music (No Kidding)
Don’t upgrade Kazaa
Desktop Search need Security!
Robin Good Media Picks
Sony BMG more Idiocy
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Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.

2 thoughts on “Geek News Central 2005-11-29 #120

  1. Regarding the Wal-Mart laptop riots: Todd, you were spot-on about the availability of a better laptop for just a few more dollars elsewhere. I just saw an ad at for some model of the inspiron for $499. Isn’t that just $100 more than the one at Wal-Mart? I think I saw one of those “Black Friday Madness” ads for some laptop at Circuit City that was $199, the catch being that you had to also buy 12 months of AOL. Of course, that was just during their 5 hour sale or whatever it was.

    You can’t add upgrades to this Dell at order time (which really sucks because 256MB RAM really isn’t enough these days) but for somebody that really needs an entry-level laptop, this wouldn’t be bad.

  2. I had issues when upgrading firefox, too. It would surf, but it was unusable, because of no buttons, all the text was jammed up. It took a while, but I think that the issue was a theme, I had installed. There’s also I firefox /safe mode startup in the start menu, which would allow me to at least start it. Good luck!

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