Microsoft Windows Is So Slow, but Why?

The New York Times has a two page story that tries to explain why Microsoft Windows is slow. It seems they believe it is slow because, “Windows is now so big and onerous because of the size of its code base, the size of its ecosystem and its insistence on compatibility with the legacy hardware …more

0 Comments

Lexar Takes Down Guidance

Lexar, the flash-memory maker in the process of being sold to Micron, previewed a major first-quarter sales shortfall Tuesday. I hope Micron saw this coming before they inked the agreement to acquire Lexar for stock worth about $688 million! The Fremont, Calif., semiconductor company expects to lose $22 million to $30 million on revenue of …more

0 Comments

Tuesday Reviews from Around the Web

XtremeComputing reviews the TerraTec Space 7.1 soundcard. Find out what they have to say about it and find other reviews from around the ‘net by visiting the Legit Forums! Sensaura is a great EAX emulator but will a novice be able to activate the option without and problems I don’t think so. This card could …more

0 Comments

Monday Reviews from Around the Web

[H]ardOCP reviews the Alienware Aurora 5500 today! Find this and other reviews by visiting the Legit Forums! Of all the big name OEM builders, Alienware probably does the most to give you the same level of service and build quality as boutique builders. The hardware in the Aurora 5500 is solid, and they?re willing to …more

0 Comments

Alienware Aurora 5500 Notebook Reviewed

If you have two thousand dollars to spend on a gaming notebook then you should take a look at the Alienware Aurora 5500 that [H]ard|OCP looked at today on their consumer site. If you like to build your own stuff be sure to check out the LR article on building your own here. The hardware …more

0 Comments

ATI May Start To Buy Back Stock

ATI Technologies Inc., the world’s No. 2 maker of computer-graphics chips, may buy back as much as 10 percent of its stock, calling the shares ”attractive.” ATI shares (ATYT) are currently priced at $14.99 and are up 12 cents for the day. The Ontario-based maker of chips for personal computers may begin buying shares on …more

0 Comments

AMD’s Channel Program Grows and Offers Better Service

AMD today announced more than 500 new participants have joined the AMD Commercial Systems Channel Program, further validating the company’s commitment to customer-centric innovation and collaboration among the growing worldwide AMD64 ecosystem of solutions integrators, value-added resellers (VARs) and distributors. “As a society, we are witness to information being transformed into utilities, with more pervasive …more

0 Comments

FB-DIMMs slow down Intel Bensley servers

The Inq. reports that Intel’s Bensley was delayed not due to any problems with the platform itself, but due to FB-DIMM memory modules. Very interesting story and could be the truth behind why it was delayed! Yes, those pesky FBDs are late, hot, and in short supply, so several big box slingers, let’s call them …more

0 Comments

Steve Jobs Sells $295,725,936 In Apple Shares

Apple Computer founder and CEO Steve Jobs sold 45 per cent of his Apple stock on March 19th. Jobs sold 4,573,553 shares at a price of $64.66, which translates to $295,725,936. After selling the 4,573,553 shares he has 5,426,451 shares left in reserve. Many rumors have been floating around the web about Apple these days …more

0 Comments

Microsoft Office 2007 will work with Windows XP

While Microsoft has already delayed their Windows Vista operating system and Office programs till 2007 we have some good news for those that don’t like change. It is being reported that Microsoft Office 2007 will work on Windows XP machines, so you don’t have to change your OS to have the latest Office program. Makes …more

0 Comments

Police use MySpace to ID suspects

Police Detectives used profiles posted on the MySpace social networking Web site to identify six suspects in a rape and robbery that began when a party turned violent, leaving blood “in almost every room of the house,” officials said. If you are dumb enough to rape someone in the first place it only makes sense …more

0 Comments

BT Goes After Broadband Bandwidth Hogs

Bristish Telecom has sent letters to more than 3,000 customers that were downloading more than their monthly contract allows. If you are a BT customer that has been downloading between 100 and 200 gigabytes per month expect a letter in the mail. If you get a letter you have the option of paying more for …more

0 Comments

Friday Reviews from Around the Web

MODTHEBOX.COM posted their review of the Thermaltake Silent Boost RX K8 CPU Cooler today. Find this and other reviews by visiting the Legit Forums! What makes the Silent Boost unique is the fan. This meaty 5 blade fan is what Thermaltake calls a “reversed fan”. There is no housing that surrounds the fan blade tips. …more

0 Comments

ATI set to release Radeon X1900 GTO Video Card

Fudo over at The Inq believes that ATI is getting ready to launch the Radeon X1900 GTO video card. It will be based on the R580 core and more than likely clocked at 500/1000 MHz. This is interesting news as we still don’t have any retail ATI Radeon X1800 GTO cards in the market. t …more

0 Comments