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Saturday Afternoon (6 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 8-May-2004  17:56:27 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Big news for today is that Intel is scrapping Tejas, the next-generation Pentium4 CPU, shifting the focus to dual-core processors across the desktop, mobile and server platforms. More info here on InfoWeek and here on Sudhian.

WinHEC, the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference, was on last week. An early report stated that Microsoft may distribute an alpha release of Longhorn, the next generation of Windows, thanks Ambush. Microsoft is expected to recommend that the "average" Longhorn PC feature a dual-core CPU running at 4 to 6GHz; a minimum of 2 gigs of RAM; up to a terabyte of storage; a 1 Gbit, built-in, Ethernet-wired port and an 802.11g wireless link; and a graphics processor that runs three times faster than those on the market today. There's more WinHEC coverage on Sudhian, NeoSeeker

HardWareZone have a five-way GeForce FX5950 Ultra shootout, while Xbit have an FX 5900 XT FAQ posted.

Bit-News check out life as an online gaming cheat.

Here's some (p)reviews of upcoming dual-layer DVD burners: Sony DRU-700A Dual Layer Recorder on Anandtech and BenQ DW830A DL Recorder on CDFreaks, thanks Ambush and usbmausii.

OCHQ compared operating systems.

Dan has more letters than you can shake a geek at. This one covers slide scanning, monitor cables, slow CPU cooling, circuit potting, NiMH nonsense, non-universal remotes, wireless plus trains, car stereo at home, CE Marked cases, 3G panic, unchargeable batteries, a spyware pusher, and a little lost Reiki master.

TweakTown compared SerialATA RAID controllers from Promise, Silicon Image, Highpoint and nVidia.

ExtremeTech checked out G-Mail, which was quite a big news story recently.

OCWB have a guide to unlocking the multiplier on the newer locked AthlonXP processors, by making them look like mobile CPUs.

2CPU checked out Intel's 3.2GHz Xeons with 2MB L3 cache here. We ran it through the standard slew of Windows benchmarks and we also tested Web and Database server performance under Linux 2.6.5.

HardOCP have posted their take on VIA's new K8T800 Pro chipset for A64.

From Sil80: Incase you havenít had it listed already... this is a funny game. :) Also Ė for anyone who uses MS Outlook 2003 - this patch is a MUST! I now donít get any junk mail in my Inbox Ė Outlook now filters it all quite accurately into the Junk Mail folder.

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