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 Wednesday, 24-October-2007  09:12:50 (GMT +10) - by Agg

NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery launched successfully last night. You can keep an eye on the mission via NASA TV. Discovery and its seven astronauts have a tight schedule that calls for placing the new Harmony segment to the International Space Station, moving a tower of solar arrays already in space to a new location and overseeing the station crew rotation that will see Discovery astronaut Dan Tani and station resident Clayton Anderson switch places.

Phoronix compared Ubuntu + WINE with actual Windows XP. However, for those business professionals and gamers that remain dependent on some Windows-only binary applications, the WINE (WINE Is Not An Emulator) project has been making some excellent headway into supporting Windows applications on the Linux desktop.

SilentPCReview and LegitReviews offer their thoughts on the new DTX standard for SFF PCs. Now, more than ten months after the official announcement, we finally have our hands on a DTX system and have been able to take it for a brief test drive.

MadShrimps compared the 8600 GT and 7600 GT mid-range video cards. We compare the performance of this card in twelve of the most recent games, including Team Fortress 2, Unreal Tournament 3, Quake Wars, Bioshock and many others.

TechARP have a guide to overclocking the Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 CPU. The Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 is now a legendary processor for overclocking. It has allowed more overclockers to achieve the magic 4.0 GHz than any other Core 2 Duo processor.

Bit-Tech checked out the recent Independent Games Festival. We’ll be telling you as we look at the best and brightest games in this year's line-up. Some of them are wacky, some of them are scary, some are educational and some barely even qualify as a game because of their experimental nature - but that’s what indie games are like.

DriverHeaven have an interview with someone from Uberclok, who apparently sell pre-overclocked systems. Meanwhile PCMech interviewed someone from Lockergnome about what should be in the next version of Windows.

Internode have the demo of Juiced: Hot Import Nights. 1.63GB! Some kind of blingy drifty car game from the looks of it. Drivable cars will be Nissan 350Z, BMW M3, Holden Monaro and the Saleen Mustang.

OCWB checked out a Kingston factory. Currently, Kingston has over 4150 employees worldwide focusing on memory modules and flash memory products. It also has a capacity to ship over 175M/units per year. Products are distributed in 104 countries, 3000 locations worldwide.

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