Toxicgonzo writes: I need software for Windows XP which will record my mouse and keyboard events so that they can be written into macros. I'm hoping for software that writes these macros into scripts with a basic-like language. I want to use these macros on a work machine so I need to be absolutely sure this software won't kill my machine, come bundled with unwanted software, or leak sensitive data. What is the best macro software for XP? While we're at it, what is the best macro software for other OSes?
Toxicgonzo writes: Amazon has given a PS3 owner a 20% refund for removal of the PS3's OtherOS feature. The owner cited European law Directive 1999/44/EC — which states that goods must:
* comply with the description given by the seller and posses the same qualities and characteristics as other similar goods
* be fit for the purpose which the consumer requires them and which was made known to the seller at the time of purchase
How many other European PS3 owners will follow suit? If Amazon foots the bill to Sony, how will Sony respond?
Toxicgonzo writes: In a recent conference call, Steve Ballmer admits the sales forecast for Vista had been "overly optimistic". He explained the slow sales by saying, "Piracy reduction can be a source of Windows revenue growth, and I think we'll make some piracy improvements this year." He plans to "dial-up" anti-piracy measures with a tougher version of Windows Genuine Advantage. Also, he promises Microsoft "..won't go five years... between big Windows releases."