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Tuesday Afternoon (7 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 10-November-2009  17:16:59 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Apparently Firefox is five years old already. That's a long time on the Internet, so let's celebrate five years of working together to make the Web better for everyone.

Meanwhile Sciby spotted this fairly neat customised free software installer. Ninite runs on Windows XP/Vista/7 and works in the background 100% hands-free. We install apps with default settings and say "no" to browser toolbars and other junk. All we do is install the latest versions of the apps you choose. Not even Ninite is installed.

NVIDIA's CEO has denied rumours of an x86 chip from them. "No," he said when asked if there was any truth to the rumor. "Nvidia's strategy is very, very clear. I'm very straightforward about it. Right now, more than ever, we have to focus on visual and parallel computing."

The Large Hadron Collider has been shut down by bread dropped onto it by a passing bird. You can't make this stuff up. The bird dropped some bread on a section of outdoor machinery, eventually leading to significant over heating in parts of the accelerator. The LHC was not operational at the time of the incident, but the spike produced so much heat that had the beam been on, automatic failsafes would have shut down the machine.

PCPerspective spent some time with GlobalFoundries, the fabrication spinoff of AMD. We spent some time recently with the team at GlobalFoundries to get an update on its status as an independent foundry company, its first and second customers, how the move to 32nm and 28nm is progressing and to speculate on what it means for the rest of the industry.

From BFM: Looking forward, there is so much excitement about the future that today sees the release of DarkBASIC Professional Online FREE - the full and unrestricted ad-supported version of the flagship product ... DarkBASIC Professional is definitely worth a look for anyone wanting to program their own games for use with Windows based systems.

XbitLabs checked out six SAS RAID controllers. We are going to compare six SAS RAID controllers we have reviewed before side by side in this roundup. Solutions from 3ware, Adaptec, Areca, HighPoint, LSI and promise - all in one article. They also have an ATI Radeon HD 5700 family review.



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