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 Thursday, 26-January-2012  03:02:13 (GMT +10) - by Agg

I hope you're having a great Australia Day!

iXBTLabs have a 71-CPU roundup. The year 2011 has ended, so it's high time to sum up the results and see the general picture. If you're looking to upgrade, we hope this will make choosing a processor easier

Schnappy spotted this video on the new Ubuntu HUD. Join us for a review of HUD - Ubuntu's intent driven interface.

Neerav has a blog post about the intangibility of digital goods. When I "buy" an eBook from Amazon.com or you "buy" a song from iTunes we aren't actually buying anything at all. What we're doing is paying for the legal licensing right to read/listen to some bits of digital information on a limited number of compatible devices.

Phoronix have some info on next-gen VIA hardware. The S3 Chrome 600 series / VIA VT3456 (VX11) still hasn't been officially announced, but here are some benchmarks of the forthcoming chipset from a VIA Nano quad-core system.

AMD meanwhile announced their Q4 2011 results, about which PC Perspective have some thoughts. The company had gross revenue of $1.69 billion and had a net income loss of $177 million. That net income is not necessarily a bad result, but more on that later. Margins rose to 46%, which is still a far cry from Intelís 65% for the past quarter. Gross revenue was up 2% from last year, which considering the marketplace and Intelís dominance, is a solid win for AMD.

OC3D checked out some fans from Prolima Tech. It's no coincidence that ProlimaTech, well known for their range of performance CPU and VGA cooling solutions, should also produce a range of fans. Here we take a look at the entire Vortex range, including the rather sexy looking Aluminium bladed 140mm model.

APCMag have an editorial on the state of Net Neutrality. The fur has rarely flown as thick and fast as in the debate around net neutrality, a concept that has been batted around for years but gained significant traction last year when the US Federal Communications Commission introduced formal and binding net neutrality regulations on telecommunications providers in that country.



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