OpenOffice 1.1.4 Final

“ OpenOffice.org is the open source project through which Sun Microsystems is releasing the technology for the popular StarOffice productivity suite. It is an international office suite that will run on all major platforms and provide access to all functionality and data through open-component based APIs and an XML-based file format. The OpenOffice.org project establishes the necessary facilities …more

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Firefox Ad Boosts Downloads

“ Last week’s two-page advertisement in the The New York Times paid for by fans of Mozilla’s Firefox browser is bringing in more downloads, a Mozilla employee said Wednesday in an online blog. The ad, which ran in last Thursday’s edition of the newspaper, celebrated the November launch of Firefox 1.0, the alternative browser which has been …more

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Apple’s Operating System Tiger Leaked

Apple is suing several developer’s of it’s latest MAC OS X v10.4 given the moniker Tiger, which was allegedly leaked onto BiTorrent sites. “Apple offers pre-release versions of its operating system to some of its registered developers under strict non-disclosure rules. These rules prohibit the developers from sharing Tiger with others. Apple alleges in a lawsuit that …more

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Lilliputian 9700

Cutest thing I ever did see, and what a stocking stuffer this literal baby would make! Pictures at AKIBA PC HOTLINE. “” The Inquirer

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nVidia Guru David Kirk Answers Your Questions

“David Kirk has an insatiable need for power. Graphics rendering power, that is. He’s fond of saying, “Why use a screwdriver when you can use a sledgehammer?” As nVidia’s Chief Scientist, Kirk has overseen development of architectures including the original GeForce, GeForce 2, GeForce 3, GeForce 4, GeForceFX, and most recently, the GeForce 6 series. …more

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Asustek and MSI to support SiS756

“Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) recently confirmed that its SiS756 northbridge has already moved into mass production and motherboards using the chip will be available in the first quarter. The company officially announced this northbridge chip in the middle of March and it recently passed PCI-SIG PCI Express (PCIe) compatibility certification. The SiS756 supports the Advanced …more

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AMD stopped from advertising NX flag as anti-virus cure

“ CHIP FIRM AMD has been prevented from advertising its NX bit as an antivirus panacea in the Netherlands. Dutch site Tweakers.net reports that after a complaint to the consumer commission that the AMD advertising was misleading, the firm is being prevented from describing the NX bit as a cure for all forms of viruses, as …more

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Microsoft Plans New Windows Version in January

“ Microsoft Corp. will provide a stripped-down version of Windows from next month while it decides whether to appeal against a European Union court order, its general counsel said on Wednesday. The EU’s Court of First Instance earlier ordered Microsoft to carry out European Commission sanctions immediately. “We need to focus on doing an excellent job …more

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Abit in financial difficulty?

Abit, maker of some very popular motherboards among PC-enthusiasts, may be struggling financially. Digitimes has reported supplier’s of PCBs and core logic chipsets became concerned after company chairperson Remond Lu stated banks may freeze Abit assets. The TSE (Taiwan Stock Exchange) downgraded Abit’s stock yesterday alluding to iniquitous financial practices.  “Over 70% of Abit’s total import and export business in the first half of …more

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ATI’s profit up, but Intel threatens

“ GRAPHICS FIRM ATI turned in net profits of $63.7 million for its first financial quarter, up 34 per cent from the same period last year. The increase in net profit was matched by its revenues, which rose by 31 per cent to $613.9 million year on year. But shortage of some components meant that its …more

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ATI prepares two new chipsets

“ ATI IS WORKING to improve two chipsets. Its RS480 and RX480 families had some features that could certainly do with a sound tweaking. Both chipsets suffered from USB 2.0 slowdown, lack of LAN and Azalia-like audio. Early adopters of ATI’s chipsets used the ULI Southbridge as it did had all those features ready and good …more

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Scientists Seek to Forge Diamond Computer Chip

Great, now my wife is going to want a 5K, princess cut processor!  “ Only a few are singing about them yet, but it could turn out that diamonds are a computer’s best friend. Damon Jackson is one researcher who sees the sparkling gems as a way to overcome the limitations of the silicon chips that …more

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Nvidia to pitch NV48 at ATI’s R520

“ Nvidia will launch against ATI’s next-generation high-end graphics chip, the R520, in Q2 2005. So claim sources from among Taiwan’s graphics card manufacturer community, cited by DigiTimes.  They also allege that the part, codenamed NV48, will be fabbed by TSMC at 110nm, and not by IBM. The sources claim the move is a result …more

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More Americans Buying Digital Cameras

I will shortly be joining this group. Someone in Texas is enjoying a new Olympus digital camera, complete with several pictures of the Winter CPL in Dallas……whoever you are, Marry Christmas! A novelty item just four or five years ago, the digital camera is shaping up as the most popular electronics gift in 2004, according …more

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