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 Saturday, 13-January-2007  15:19:26 (GMT +10) - by Agg

NordicHW summarise the Swedish Computer Performance Championship results. We saw a new 3DMark 06 record (later retaken by K|ngp|n) and three different percentual overclockings at 178%, 196% and 201%. And we shouldn't forget to mention the thrilling end of the budget category which ended in a three-way tie!

Beyond3D consider the Hi-Def format war post CES. Tweaktown meanwhile reckon you can experience 1080p HD content right now.

From Ambush: The Aurealis Awards celebrate Australia's best fantasy, science fiction and horror writing. This year's event features hosts Kim Wilkins and Sean Williams and US editor Gardner Dozois.

Nick spotted some Blu-Ray/HD-DVD player pricing from CES. With all of this lens and laser shuffling, LG is claiming the BH100 will offer 25 second load times for BD movies and 30 second load times for HD DVD movies.

Phoronix checked out the virtualisation features in the Linux 2.6.20 kernel. In this article we are offering a brief overview of the Kernel-based Virtual Machine for Linux as well as offering up in-house performance numbers as we compare KVM to other virtualization solutions such as QEMU Accelerator and Xen.

Tech-Report have handed out their 2006 Awards for the best hardware of the past year. We've also whipped up a selection of unique awards to recognize some of the year's most interesting innovations and annoying trends. And there were plenty of each.

Let's finish with some open-source news from Wes:

Interesting read - The Free Software Movement and the Future of Freedom. "The following is a transcript of a lecture given by Richard Stallman in Zagreb (Croatia/Hrvatska) on March 9th 2006. The lecture was given in English. Richard Stallman launched the GNU project in 1983, and with it the Free Software movement. Stallman is the president of FSF - a sister organisation of FSFE. Transcription of this presentation was undertaken by Ciarán O'Riordan."

Also Linux.conf.au 2007 will be held from Jan 15-20 at the Kensington campus of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. An open day is also scheduled from 3pm - 8:00pm Thursday the 18th January which showacses OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) project, how to build a segway, NICTA research projects and Open Source gaming.

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