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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CPU Cool: Getting Faster But Not More Power-Hungry

Today it’s all about the new dual-core processors, but for industry giants like  Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) and Intel  it’s only  the beginning of a major evolution towards muliti-core microprocessors. Within the next few years, processors with four cores are expected to be introduced, and that’s not the end of the road. “Even as …more

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Entry level dual-core Opterons to be priced same as high-end single-core parts

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will begin pricing its dual-core Opteron processors at the same level as its high-end single-core versions, Taiwan-based motherboard makers indicated. It will be interesting to see what computer enthusiasts around the world will purchase!  The entry-level Opteron 865 processor will be priced at US$1,514, the same level as the high-end single-core …more

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Nvidia tapes out G70 silicon

We just learned that Nvidia taped out its next-generation graphics chip codenamed G70. Whispers say that it’s in good shape and that the first silicon is up and running nicely. Our pro-Nvidia sources believe that it will end up faster than ATi’s R520, but ATiers will pooh-pooh that claim, for sure. The Inquirer

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Sims 2 coming to consoles, handhelds, mobiles

It was just a matter of time. With 4.5 million copies of the Sims 2 sold and its first expansion pack, University, topping the charts, Electronic Arts has shocked no-one by revealing it will expand the franchise beyond PCs. GameSpot News

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Intel Looks To Make WiMax Affordable

Apparently Intel is actively working to ramp up production so consumers looking to leverage wireless broadband won’t be confronted with massive price tags.     While WiMax chip sets are being shipped from an Intel plant in Panang, Malaysia for a price of $45 to those who buy in bulk, the cost of a WiMax modem would still exceed $500. …more

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AMD Dual-Core Opteron Prices Revealed

Just in case we were all agonizing over what to do with all that extra cash we’ve been hoarding, Intel and AMD have solved the problem with their new dual core processor pricings.  How soon will you make the leap to the new dual core PCs? The entry-level Opteron 865 processor will be priced at …more

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Intel desktop product mix gets more complicated

Even if you remain unconvinced that dual core chips are the way to go for your organisation or for you personally, the blurring of the product lines for Intel desktop processors will increase over the next 10 months or so as the firm changes its product mix to include VT and EM64T features. The Inquirer

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Microsoft to Extend the Reach of Live Communications Server 2005 to Mobile Devices

Being on the go, or out in the field no longer means being out of touch in today’s “always on, always connected” society. Microsoft Corp. today announced it is extending Microsoft(R) Office Live Communications Server 2005 capabilities to mobile devices, enabling companies to deploy trusted instant messaging (IM) and presence-enabled solutions that provide a consistent …more

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