Microsoft to support Linux

Microsoft gets serious about pursuing their new policy of interoperability by adding Linux support to it’s 2005 Server product. Microsoft had always rebuffed any requests for interoperability with products it didn’t make, particularly Linux, an open-source giant, which it has long considered a threatening alternative. On Wednesday, Microsoft head Steve Ballmer promised to add Linux …more

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VIA announces chipset support for AMD dual-core technology

The VIA K8 series chipsets, including the new VIA K8T890, uses VIA Hyper8 technology for high speed and low latency performance with the latest AMD Opteron processors with dual-core architectures. PC Pro

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Ballmer: Interoperability, interoperability, interoperability

Apparently, Microsoft is very committed to pursuing a policy of interoperability.  I can only hope that no one ever asks me to say “interoperability” three times back to back. “I want to make sure today you understand that from a management perspective we are absolutely committed to interoperability. We’re committed to work in broad industry …more

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Waiting for WiMax

WiMax: a revolution waiting to happen, or just another money making opp. for the tech industry?  This story says it both!  I say if I can be on a mountain, say somewhere in Montana, screaming down the Internet highway at blazing speeds on my super light notebook, then please don’t make me wait too long!  …more

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Sony, Toshiba Mull Format to Avoid DVD War – Source

Sony is said to have proposed using Blu-ray’s disc structure and HD DVD software technology. Toshiba has presented the idea of using HD DVD’s disc structure, which is closer to that of current DVDs, and employing Sony’s multi-layer data-recording technology, the report said. Although the companies have yet to forge a detailed agreement, the talks …more

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Google Rolls Out Test of Personalized Search Tool

More personalized searches may mean more relevant search results, but will it eventually mean more targeted advertisements as well?  Google says they have no immediate plans for making ads a part of the service. The new Google service, available starting Wednesday on Google Labs, tracks every search users have done when they are signed on …more

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Advanced Micro Enters Chip Battle a Step Behind Intel

And the competition just continues to heat up.  Who really has the better dual-core technology?  Read the entire story in the Legit Review’s Forum by clicking on the link below and weighing in with your thoughts. And despite being upstaged by Intel in the timing of their announcements, A.M.D. is claiming a technical victory, since its …more

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Toshiba Reveals The Libretto U100 Mini-Notebook

Wow!  I believe this is what I would call a lightweight heavyweight.  Really, the easy portabililty of such a truly functional notebook would be a key selling point for me, but I would be concerned about whether the screen size would work for me.  Weighing 2.16 pounds, the libretto U100 offers mobile users a compact and lightweight …more

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Novell delivers Linux package to home PCs

Seems like Linux is well on the way to moving it’s products into the realm of mainstream consumer use and bringing open-source along with it.  Novell has shipped its latest bundle of Linux software for tech-savvy home PC owners. In the bundle are several of the best-known Linux products, including the OpenOffice desktop software, from OpenOffice.org, …more

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Florida Man Registers BenedictXVI.com Name

A lapsed but devoted catholic?  A savvy, opportunistic entreprenuer?  An odd, but well-meaning gentle man?  Maybe we’ll never really know. A St. Augustine, Fla., man, Rogers Cadenhead, registered the address BenedictXVI.com on April 1, hoping that would be the name of John Paul II’s successor. To cover his bases, Cadenhead, 38, also registered ClementXV.com, InnocentXIV.com, …more

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Lite-On LVW-5045 DVD/HDD Recorder

I’ve been looking for a central storage hub for my digital media files, and the Lite-On LVW-5045 seems like a potential candidate. Here’s a snippet from the review @ TechIMO. Check out the forums for a link to the entire review, plus the rest of the reviews posted around the Net today. Not only can …more

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BFG Technologies Now Shipping 512MB GeForce 6800 Ultra 3D Graphics Cards

The specs on this supercharged graphics card is impressive indeed.  A  powerhouse of speed and performance, will it be a must buy for the extreme gamer? This card is overclocked out-of-the-box (core clock speed is 425MHz vs. 400MHz standard) for extra speed and performance, and is fully supported by BFG Tech’s Lifetime Warranty and 24/7 Free Technical …more

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Symantec Releases Beta Anti-Spyware Software

My only question is why has it taken this long to integrate anti-spyware technology into their Internet security product. Software companies like Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), Ad-Aware and now Symantec are coming to market with anti-spyware solutions designed to tap into this growing market. But Symantec vice president of consumer products and solutions Matthew Moynahan said Symantec’s …more

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Gigabyte intros dual-core mobo, supports DDR2-888

I don’t know about anyone else, but I firmly believe that you just can’t have enough USB 2.0 interfaces.  Other features of the board include one PCIe x16 slot, two PCIe X1 slots, memory support for up to 8 GByte, dual Gbit LAN, six SATA II ports, three parallel ATA ports, as well as three …more

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