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Monday Afternoon (7 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 29-June-2009  14:55:47 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Still having issues with our news mailbox unfortunately, so if you sent anything interesting or important over the weekend, send it again to agg@overclockers.com.au - thanks.

It seems Acer have quietly been increasing market share, set to overtake Dell as the second-biggest PC maker. And if this comes to pass, Acer would trail only Hewlett-Packard; no computer company based outside the United States has ever climbed so high.

Apple have a firmware fix for those MacBook Pros with slow SATA interfaces. I'm pretty sure this only affects you if you have decided to swap the drive for an SSD or some other fast drive. While this update allows drives to use transfer rates greater than 1.5Gbps, Apple has not qualified or offered these drives for Mac notebooks and their use is unsupported.

Thieves are apparently using Google Earth to find valuable fish in ponds and steal them, report The Sun. Twelve thefts of the collectable creatures - which can be worth hundreds of pounds - have been reported in Hull, East Yorks, in the last three weeks.

Microsoft has revealed Windows 7 pricing and availability in a video on their Windows 7 Blog. On October 22nd, Windows 7 will be available in the following 14 languages: English, Spanish, Japanese, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Chinese (Hong Kong). Scroll down the page for pricing.

We haven't heard from RAMBUS in a while, but they have some 7.2GHz XDR memory. Unfortunately for Rambus, XDR is only produced by Elpida Memory and Samsung Electronics, and the only XDR-based device that can boast with mass availability is Sony PlayStation 3.



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