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Friday Morning #2 (7 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 7-December-2007  03:11:47 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Multi-GPU setup? Vista? There's a hotfix that might improve your performance. In some scenarios, games and benchmarks perform more poorly than expected on a Windows Vista-based computer. This issue occurs when the games and the benchmarks use multiple display adapters in a Linked Display Adapter (LDA) configuration.

A Florida database administrator has allegedly been stealing personal data and flogging it, thanks Craig. According to information presented to the courts, Sullivan is alleged to have sold the information to data brokers for a total of US$580,000 (£284,600).

Run away, there's violent video games afoot! Grand Theft Auto topped a list of the top 10 most violent video games that Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy released on Monday, urging families not to buy the items for children during the holiday season.

HotHardware have a sneak peek of DisplayPort and RV635 XT. We've got an as yet unreleased DisplayPort-equipped RV635 XT board here and have been testing it out on an also unreleased LCD panel that we'll be showing soon.

PenStarSys have an interview with Joe James from Super Talent, while Internode chatted with David Glenn about Hellgate: London.

Digit-Life play with some high-end goodies. Today we test the new generation of platforms from Intel and AMD. The first is represented by the 3.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 processor with a new 45-nm Yorkfield core and the Intel X48 chipset. The second is represented by the engineering sample of the newest 2.4 GHz AMD Phenom X4 quad-core processor.

PCMech are looking at Pidgin. Pidgin is a free multi-protocol multi-platform instant messaging client. Prior to Pidgin I was a die-hard Trillian user. While itís true that Trillian "Astra" will be available soon enough, the existing v3.1.8 client is old, ugly and is purposely limited in the "basic" version (the "pro" version costs $25). Pidgin on the other hand is free and does everything without costing a dime.

Atlantis has been delayed on the launch pad but should be good to go later today. Atlantis is slated to deliver the International Space Station's first European room, an RV-sized laboratory called Columbus. Its arrival will break the monopoly that the United States and Russia have had on the station's facilities since it opened in 1998.



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