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 Saturday, 29-September-2007  18:59:49 (GMT +10) - by Rational

Novell is crediting Microsoft with their increasing Linux sales due to the deal between the two companies. Novell says its Linux business has grown by 243 percent over the last three quarters, and it largely credits its deal with Microsoft. Novell has reached $100 million in revenue from Linux over the nine-month period, thanks to the close working relationship it has had with Microsoft since the two companies signed their collaborative deal in November. As part of the deal, Microsoft offers support for Novell's Suse Linux, and the two companies are working on making their respective software interoperable.

Bjorn3D have tested various thermal pastes. Advances have been made in many fields of computer technology from displays to video cards and hard drive capacities to thermal pastes. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that no self-respecting enthusiast would ever be caught using generic white paste to help cool their expensive computer equipment. Thermal interface material or TIM is something that anyone with a bit of patience and a few dollars can use to help lower the temperatures of their computer's CPU, video card and even their Northbridge.

TechGage have been covering the DigitalLife 2007 show. In our first part, we take a look at Polk Audio's new I-Sonic ES 2, R2-D2 projector and webcam, Dell's latest XPS notebooks with AGEIA's PhysX physics processor and Xyber's high-end and totally silent HTPC. There are also a slew of various photos from around the show-floor, including triple Alyx Vance's!

TechARP have updated their x264 benchmark results. We have updated the x264 benchmark results for both AMD and Intel processors including the results of the upcoming 45nm Yorkfield ES quad-core processor. The x264 benchmark measures how fast your machine can encode a short, DVD quality MPEG-2 video clip into a high-quality x264 video clip. It will give you results in FPS that can be used to compare the performance of different CPUs and different CPU settings.

ATI have released the Catalyst 7.9 HotFix resolving a number of issues with various games and improving performance. This hotfix resolves the following issues: Enemy Territory Quake Wars: Crossfire flickering issues are resolved. Performance is improved, Bioshock: Resolved intermittent hangs for the Radeon HD 2400 and Radeon HD 2600, Call of Juarez: Texture corruption is fixed, World In Conflict: Performance is improved, Team Fortress 2: Facial morphing corruption is fixed, Time Shift: Resolved random crashes for Radeon 9xxx and Radeon X8xx series of products

Technibble have posted about deploying software with Winget. Imagine downloading and installing Firefox, AVG Antivirus, Ad-Aware and Spybot by typing only four commands in DOS. If you know the basics of BAT scripting you can make it so all you have to do is press a button. In this article we’ll show you some ways to use this awesome program to download and install the latest versions of software.

Gateway has revealed an all in one PC similar to the Apple iMac. After months of speculation, Gateway finally unveiled their One "all-in-one" PC. Once out of the box, all that's required to get up and running is a single power cord. We had an opportunity to take a good look at the machine today and relay our thoughts here.

As a followup to the previous Chernobyl news, Mitch01 has sent in a few interesting articles related to it. Firstly, a French company has been contracted to build a steel cover over the failing concrete sarcophagus. Also, here are some pictures from within the zone.

And finally, here is a set of pictures depicting tangled messes of cable. Most network and system administrators like a nice tidy cabled cabinet of servers and network equipment. Sometimes it just doesn’t work out that way. The following are some of my favorite images of nasty cable messes.



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