Linux Mainly On Dual CPUs

“ Blair sends along this TechWeb story that says most Linux deployments are on dual processors. What I found impressive is the growth rate of Linux server shipments is up to 40%, up significantly from 15% in 2001. “ HardOCP

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Half Life 2 Map Pack #1

“ The crew at ShackNews is hosting Half Life 2 Map Pack #1 for your downloading pleasure. The WinRAR file contains 50 death match maps and weighs in at just over 43MB. Grab it if you want it, you know all the cool kids are doing it.” HardOCP

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NVIDIA Soundstorm News

“In an exclusive press briefing – the CEO of NVIDIA has just stated that we will see Soundstorm avaliable on nForce soon. This will be more than the old hat Soundstorm which was on nForce 1 and 2. ” HardOCP

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Nvidia Snags Next Gen Playstation Contract

I just happen to be in San Jose for NVIDIA’s editor’s day and got a chance to talk to Nvidia about the PR that they released on the next generation Playstation.  Nvidia said that they have some of the best engineers working on the next gen console (they have 2500 total) and that the graphics …more

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CPU-Z 1.26 Released

“CPU-Z is a diagnostic tool that provides information on your CPU, including: processor name and vendor, core stepping and process, processor package, internal and external clocks, clock multiplier, partial overclock detection, processor features, supported instructions sets, L1 and L2 Cache information, location, size, speed, and technology.” TechConnect Magazine

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Thunderbird 1.0 Released

Mozilla.org has released the latest version of thunderbird, 1.0. Thunderbird is a free email client and a great alternative to Microsoft’s  Outlook Express program. for people looking for something a little different….try Firebird, Thunderbird, and Open Office, they’re all free, and provide a decent alternative to the pricey MS software. “The Mozilla Foundation, a non-profit …more

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Ultimate Anti-Spam Guide

ZDNet has taken 11 of the top anti-spam products and put them to the test in this Ultimate Anti-Spam Guide. If you are shopping for new anti-spam protection, check this one out for sure.From server-level software, to appliances, to managed services, we find what solutions are available to help enterprises manage the onslaught of unsightly …more

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AMDZone

Since Half Life 2 was released we have looked at graphic card performance on the nForce 4 Ultra chipset with ATI and Nvidia based video cards.  Then we turned to the hidden multiplayer support testing both the server and client side and a few early maps.  Now we turn our gaze on the CPU scaling …more

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Windows XP 64 Pro schedule leaks

A report on Planet AMD 64 appears to confirm our earlier reports that Windows X64 will be released to the market in March next year. According to the site, a “critical compiler” problem means that the Itanium build will not be supported in the release candidate, which is scheduled to be available to the channel …more

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AMD projects January Shock’n’Awe

bout a week ago there were various laments about AMD missing a golden opportunity to shout its advantages from the rooftops. The problem is that while AMD is technically missing an opportunity, it is doing it purposely, keeping quiet so it doesn’t ruin the big surprise in January. If you have two dog and pony …more

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nForce-5 for Intel to feature AMD technology

The Inquirer has discovered the upcoming silicon C19 + MCP04 nVidia chipset for Intel P4 motherboards, will be based on a two chip design. The chipset combo given the moniker nForce-5 will support SLI, DDR2, and of course include dual PCIe graphic capabilities. What is most interesting about the chipset combo will be the interconnection architecture between the C19 and MCP04. Communication between the two chips shall …more

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Kingston sales reach $2-billion

Kingston Technology a world leader in memory production including SDRAM, NAND, and OEM memory have topped the $2-billion sales mark. Per the Inquirer, John Tu Kingston’s co-founder stated “The $2 billion figure represents a 38% year on year increase…”  Kingston attributes the increase to their expansion into other digital media. Recently popular products from Kingston include Compact Flash cards (reviewed here) up to …more

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Danger Den releases “palm sized” pump

Danger Den has introduced one of the most compact PC watercooling pumps ever. The Danger Den DDC-12V is a svelte 2.4″ x 2.4″ x 1.5″ and is powered via a molex connector drawing between 6V ~ 13V.  At 13.2V the pump circulates 400LPH, and from the look of things the pump should be highly desirable for SFF.  At just $74.99 MSRP even the price is small.  Contact …more

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Dual-Die Intel chip for sale on EBay

A photo of this bastard bantling of desktop silicium (read Server) can be viewed here. Whether the chip was ejected from an Intel livery van whilst speeding through pot-holed Berlin streets, or traded behind the Fab by disgruntled tech on smoke break remains to be seen. Irregardless of the abomination’s source, it could be an item Phillips may want to purchase for their …more

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