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Wednesday Evening (21 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 17-January-2007  19:25:54 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Sun Microsystems are apparently giving away Solaris 10 and Sun Studio media. Take this opportunity to get familiar with the most advanced operating system on the planet and the tools which enable the highest optimizations and best runtime performance on the Solaris Operating System, bar-none.

Sniper spotted news on lower-specced members of the GF 8x00 family. GeForce 8600 and GeForce 8300 are the two series of graphics cards which will fill the void beneath NVIDIA's already launched 8800 series.

John Carmack shared his thoughts on DX10, Vista and gaming consoles, at CES. On the topic of DX10, Carmack said that there’s nothing at the moment motivating him to move to the new API just yet for Quake Wars, citing that he’s quite satisfied with DX9 and the Xbox 360.

Turophile pointed out this new SATA solid-state drive from PQI, with more info here on DailyTech.. I'm really hanging out for the day when I can put something along these lines (but proven reliable long-term) into our database server. Presumably it would almost totally eliminate our current disk I/O bottleneck. I really need to look into what's currently available in terms of these things, actually.

TheInq reckon NVIDIA's G80 brings them a step closer to making their own CPUs. Nvidia’s flagship chip powering the Geforce 8800 GTX and GTS has, he said, almost everything that a CPU needs.

JimX sent me this freaking bizarre Windows promo video from Microsoft. Nothing much happens until about 7 minutes in, at which point I wanted to kill everyone, starting with myself.

Timbot spotted a Core 2 Quad 6600 review on ExtremeTech, and some Core 2 Duo overclocking on TomsHardware.

Here's a fantasy rollercoaster timewaster.

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