64-Bit Windows XP On AMD’s New X2: How Fast?

The performance benefits of dual-core AMD processors over single-core processors will be obvious to end users, and the company has unreleased benchmarks to prove it, De Onis says. Those benchmarks, however, were completed running the 32-bit version of Microsoft?s Windows XP SP2 operating system, not the new 64-bit Windows XP x64 operating system that was …more

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Microsoft readies industry for switch to 64-bit systems

While 64-bit-enabled hardware and software have been around for some time, the real transition for the majority of the world’s computer systems will only occur when Microsoft is ready. Microsoft started the process in earnest last week by announcing 64-bit editions of Windows Server 2003 and XP operating system software at WinHEC, its annual hardware …more

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Hackers finding new ways to compromise PCs

The online criminals turned their attention to flaws in antivirus software and media players like Apple Computer’s iTunes according to the Sans Institute. The new vulnerabilities are being exploited because more Windows users are receiving security upgrades automatically. This has forced hackers to take advantage of other software programs that might not be patched as …more

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Bluetooth to evolve via UWB

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group – the body that controls the wireless connectivity standard – has formally chosen ultrawideband as the foundation for future versions of the technology. It comes as no great surprise. Over a year ago, at Intel Developer Forum, it was made clear that Bluetooth would ultimately establish itself as yet another …more

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9th Annual Webby Awards(R) Unveil Best Sites Of The Year; Former Vice President Al Gore, Webby Winne

The winners of The 9th Annual Webby Awards will be saluted alongside former Vice President Al Gore at the internet honors’ ceremony in New York City on June 6th, the International Academy of igital Arts & Sciences announced today. Winners of The Webby Awards, selected by the Academy, were revealed today in over 60 categories …more

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Microsoft’s Metro Technology Has Adobe Acrobat in the Crosshairs

Dubbed “Metro,” the new Microsoft technology would give the next Windows version a built-in method to let people accurately view and print graphical documents even without the application that created the original file. That’s also the basic idea behind the Adobe technologies. Sci-Tech Today

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Dangers Lurk Along Windows’ 64-Bit Upgrade Path

Microsoft Corp. is encouraging PC owners to make the move to 64-bit software with a cut-price upgrade offer for its Windows XP Professional Edition x64 operating system, which came out last week. But there’s a catch. Those who take advantage of the $12 upgrade and move from the 32-bit version of Windows XP Professional that …more

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New chips offer speed without the heat

The next time you shop for a computer, there’s a good chance the salesman will try to sell you two. He’ll have no choice. The next generation of chips from Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. actually contain two processors on a single slab. They’re called dual-core chips, and they’re a clever solution to …more

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Soccer fans beware: Virus a click away

Soccer fans, before you click that mouse and run screaming GOAL!, read this article in the Legit Review Forum.  Not to worry, clicking the link below is quite safe. Promise free stuff and they will click. Around the world, and especially in Europe, soccer fans are falling for an e-mail promise of free tickets to the 2006 …more

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Intel’s Dual-Core Chip Aces First Test

Intel’s first dual-core desktop processors are ready to ship, and our tests show they’ll deliver some real benefit when you run software on them that’s designed to take advantage of the two cores, or when you’re performing multiple tasks simultaneously–running a virus check while surfing the Web, for instance. PC World

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SANS Updates Critical Internet Vulnerabilities List

What is the most striking part of the SANS update is that the top vulnerabilities identified include, in addition to the commonly targeted Microsoft software, security software from major antivirus companies and media-player software from companies like Apple and Real Networks. NewsFactor Technology News

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Next-Generation Xbox to Be Media Hub

Microsoft Corp.’s next-generation Xbox gaming console will be more of a digital entertainment hub than its predecessor, making it even more of a PC hybrid than ever, Bill Gates told a meeting of business journalists on Monday. The console, code-named Xenon, is due to be previewed in an MTV half-hour special later this month. The …more

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Spotlight on Spotlight

Spotlight in a Nutshell — Spotlight’s approach is simple: everything is indexed quickly and efficiently in an ongoing manner. Install Tiger and reboot, and the first thing the operating system does is index your hard disk. In multiple test installations, I didn’t even notice the indexing taking place, although some users report 50 percent of …more

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Apple tries to recover in the classroom

Apple Computer announced on Monday that it will sell as many as 63,000 iBook computers to a Georgia school district in one of the company’s largest education deals ever. The sale is part of a new program, which, as previously reported, will provide 17,000 iBook G4 laptops this fall to all teachers in the Cobb …more

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