Hardware

Kashif on August 20th, 2008

AFTER desperately trying to reach a critical mass (market), chip manufacturer Intel – locked in a deadly world war with rival superpower AMD, which refuses to quit – has resorted to desperate tactics. It’s dropped an Atom bomb, and there are expected to be many casualties. Probably the brand manager for the Centrino Atom will […]

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Kashif on August 20th, 2008

Sun Microsystems has open sourced its Java toolkit for building mobile applications just as the role Java plays on handsets comes into question. The company has released the Light-Weight UI Toolkit (LWUIT) (https://lwuit.dev.java.net/) under a GPLv2 license with a classpath exception – for binary linking with an application – as an incubator project (https://lwuit-incubator.dev.java.net/) to […]

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Kashif on August 20th, 2008

Intel Corp. on Wednesday said that it had made available the Extensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI) draft specification revision 0.9 in support of the USB 3.0 architecture, also known as SuperSpeed USB. The xHCI draft specification provides a standardized method for USB 3.0 host controllers to communicate with the USB 3.0 software stack. This specification […]

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Kashif on August 19th, 2008

Setting up a home server running an open-source operating system is a popular and useful activity. Useful in what ways, you may ask. You could use it to run a website, collect and send e-mail messages, store your OpenID credentials or serve your music around the home. [ad name=”post-banner-01″] As you can guess, we have […]

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A free solution accelerator available for download straight from Microsoft is capable of sniffing out the security holes on Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and RTM computers in an IT infrastructure. The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.1 was released at the end of June 2008, and is the evolution of the Windows Vista Hardware […]

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Kashif on August 19th, 2008

Vista is a pig. It’s a voraciously greedy resource hog that gobbles up more system resources than any previous operating system. That much is well documented. It’s baffling to note, therefore, that PC-buying punters remain seduced by the big, computational beasts of the component jungle. All too often, PCs are specced up with snazzy CPUs […]

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