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Wednesday Afternoon #2 (2 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 9-March-2005  16:55:50 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Intel's Developer Forum was on recently, and we seem to have accumulated a heap of links to stories about it. Intel announced at least two dozen new products, detailed its long awaited dual-core strategy and pushes the IT industry quickly towards 64 bit computing. Links to stories: Day 1 and Day 2 on Xbit, with 65nm Yonah spotted on LegitReviews. Hexus have been busy with Day 1 Keynote, Concept PC's, Intel's Multi-Core Strategy, apparent SLi on P4, enhancements to CMOS, silicon photonics and an interview with Pat Gelsinger. Coverage in Part 1 and Part 2 on HWZ. PC Perspective, TomsHardware and GamersDepot have articles too.

Yaleman spotted this article about the world of competitive eating. Good Lord. I cannot imagine a more nauseating sight than watching someone eat seven sticks of butter in five minutes.

GameSpy have a pile of info about the next Xbox console. Keep in mind that all of this information is based off of alpha development kits and current projections for the final hardware.

BIOSMag reviewed the Imation Disk Stakka, which I looked at here not long ago.

Xbit discovered that some of AMD's partners have been testing an A64 4200+ CPU. AMD’s Athlon 64 4200+ processor is clocked at 2.60GHz, contain 1MB of L2 cache and sport dual-channel PC3200 memory controller, copying major specs of the currently shipping AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 processor for Socket 939 infrastructure.

TweakTown have an article about protecting your WinXP PC from the outside world. ExtremeMHz follow up with a spyware and hijacker removal guide.

LostCircuits consider P4 600-series performance. On the other hand, the "clamshell" pattern of the Athlon64, coming in last in 32-bit and literally stepping all over the P4 in 64-bit mode shows a little bit of the difference between a processor architecture specifically developed for 64-bit computing as opposed to one that was patched to accomodate the latest developements in personal computing.

This is a flamewar waiting to happen, but CoolTechZone consider some current problems with Linux. Meanwhile, it's suggested that some enemies of Linux are spreading disinformation to undermine its credibility. Hexus however report on the growth in Linux gaming options.

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