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 Friday, 1-June-2007  06:55:32 (GMT +10) - by Rational

What could be described as a cyber attack on Estonia due to the actions of the government in removing a statue. What followed was what some here describe as the first war in cyberspace, a month long campaign that has forced Estonian authorities to defend their pint-size Baltic nation from a data flood that they say was set off by orders from Russia or ethnic Russian sources in retaliation for the removal of the statue.

TechReport have posted a story about Intel's V8 media platform. V8 is Intel's tentative first response to AMD's dual-socket enthusiast platform, Quad FX. Like Quad FX, V8 draws on workstation/server-class technology to take desktop PCs to new heights. Unlike AMD's effort, though, V8 doesn't involve an enthusiast-class mobo or any sort of processor bundle or discount. If you want to grab a slice of the future now, with eight cores of glory at your disposal, you're going to have to pay a pretty penny for it.

Phoronix have talked to Mark Shuttleworth about the Dell deal among other things. Earlier today we had spoke with Mark Shuttleworth to discuss the latest happenings in the Ubuntu world including Dell shipping Ubuntu PCs, getting open-source drivers from hardware vendors, and what is coming down the road for Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon.

TechwareLabs have posted a guide to putting strobe lights into your PC. In this case modification guide we show you how to install a set of strobe lights that you can pick up cheaply at most automotive stores in your computer case. This simple guide covers the tools needed, wiring, installation, and placement.

NordicHardware have done some Radeon 2900 XT CrossFire overclocking. We were about to give up after trying practically everything you can imagine, but that's when AMD stepped up and saved the day. Even though the method is still very crude and far from easy to perform, we can now present the first results with an overclocked ASUS Radeon HD 2900 XT CrossFire configuration.

TechArp have posted a buyers guide for your PC. Setting up a new PC is always challenging. What processor should you buy? What motherboard? What about the graphics card? Which should you go for? Who should you trust to give you advice?

Tweaktown have written an article about Joost, and how it could the the future of video on demand. Enter Joost (pronounced Juiced), a peer to peer (P2P) program for streaming video over the internet, developed by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, the guys who originally developed Skype.

XBitLabs have checked out the new budget processors from Intel, the Pentium E2160 and Pentium E2140. Intel Company started shipping new dual-core processors on Core micro-architecture. One of their major advantages is very low price of only $90. But are these intriguing newcomers as attractive as their counterparts from Core 2 Duo family? We are going to answer this question with our extensive performance and overclocking tests!

John sent in word of Particls, an RSS reader for your desktop with some interesting features. So what if you could subscribe to the sites you like best and be notified when they change. Particls even works out how important the new information is to you and displays a proportional alert.

Vasilli sent in a followup to the Eve online allegations which were posted last week. We have concluded our internal investigation of the allegations levied against CCP Games. The following report details our findings in as much detail as company policies and the privacy rights of our customers allow. We apologize for the length of the blog, but there is much information to present in an effort to show these allegations for what they truly are.

Joanna spotted this interesting page of a family who take a picture of themselves once every year to note how they age, it is particularly interesting to see how the children grow up.

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