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 Friday, 20-October-2006  07:03:28 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Wayne has put our previous 7600GS review onto Digg. So if you're a Digg member and liked that article, consider Digging it, thanks. :)

Mojoman notes that HP is now the #1 PC manufacturer, having reclaimed the title from Dell. Hewlett-Packard's market share increased 1.2 percentage points in the third quarter to 16.3 percent worldwide, Stamford, Connecticut-based Gartner Inc. said in an e-mailed statement yesterday. Dell slid to 16.1 percent on its slowest growth ever.

From Ambush: AVG has upgraded their AVG Antivirus Free Edition to 7.5 with improvements in heuristic virus detection, NTFS data stream scanning, smaller update files, an improved interface and Windows Vista support. AVG also offers AVG Anti Spyware Free.

Internet Explorer 7 is now available, thanks David. WindowsAtoZ have a quick look at some new features in it, and there's a thread here in our General Software forum.

The complete works of Charles Darwin are now viewable online for free. Most of the editions provided here appear online for the first time such as the first editions of Journal of Researches [or Voyage of the Beagle] (1839), The descent of Man (1871), The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle (1838-43) and the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th editions of the Origin of Species. Check 'em out here.

HotHardware has more info on AMD's 4x4 setup, which involves two dual-core CPUs. While Kentsfield in all likelihood will scale nicely in mutli-threaded applications and under heavy multi-tasking scenarios, the chip still shares a single front side bus, which unlike AMD's dedicated HT links for each dual core CPU, is a shared-bus architecture and potentially not as efficient. Time and benchmark data will tell the real story here of course.

Virtual-Hideout have a Mega Watercooling Roundup with 8 kits examined. Thanks to our great sponsors we were able to test the Swiftech, Vantec, Asetek, Thermaltake, Zalman, Alphacool, and Koolance kits. Each kit was installed as though it were the very first kit in order to preserve the actual experience anyone else might have. This meant unlearning some short cuts and going by any and all directions sent with each kit.

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