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Friday Afternoon (4 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 1-May-2009  14:34:05 (GMT +10) - by Agg

As mentioned earlier, AMD unveiled their Athlon X2 7820 BE earlier this week. This is a budget-minded dual-core 2.8GHz AM2+ part with unlocked multiplier. Coverage on BenchmarkReviews, OCClub and NeoSeeker.

Oosh pointed out this article with more details on the recent TIME online poll results. The poll announces (perhaps subtly) to the world, that the most influential are not the Obamas, Britneys or the Rick Warrens of the world, the most influential are an extremely advanced intelligence: the hackers.

If you're worried about Swine Flu, there's now a hotline for info. The Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing has set up a new, national hotline for the public to receive health information about the outbreak overseas of Swine Flu. The number is 1802007.

XbitLabs compared a couple of LGA775 Mini-ITX motherboards. We tested two LGA775 mainboards designed in Mini-ITX form-factor: Intel DG45FC and Zotac GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi. These boards based on Intel G45 Express and Nvidia GeForce 9300 chipsets can become an excellent base not only for an HTPC system, but also for a compact high-performance platform.

Windows 7 will apparently be here next week, thanks IntelInside. Microsoft said on Thursday that a nearly-final version of its next-generation Windows 7 operating system will be publicly released on May 5 The Windows 7 release candidate (RC) was made available to developers on Thursday.

Today is AMD's 40th Birthday. May 1, 2009 will mark the official 40-year anniversary of AMD’s founding by Jerry Sanders and seven co-founders in 1969.



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