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Friday Midday (2 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 25-June-2010  12:37:12 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Gizmodo are campaigning for Kate Lundy to replace Stephen Conroy, thanks Tarrith. There's more reasons why here. Back when Kim Beazley was leading the ALP, Senator Kate Lundy had the position of Shadow Minister for IT. It was a position she excelled in, and we’d like to see her manage the portfolio full time.

Issue 10 of TheOverclocker is out now. There's Computex info, interviews with top overclockers from around the world, etc.

I think my nerdometer just imploded, with this site about a Sci-Fi Airshow, thanks timbot. The SCI-FI AIR SHOW’s purpose is to preserve and promote the rich and varied history of Sci-Fi/fantasy vehicles. Through display and education we seek to celebrate the classic design and beauty of these ships and the rich imaginations that created them. When the cameras stopped rolling, many of these proud old ships were lost and forgotten. Please join us in working to keep these rare and beautiful birds soaring!

A Senate enquiry into online privacy will get underway soon. The inquiry, pushed through by the Greens, will examine privacy protections and data collection on social networking sites and the data collection activities of private companies and government agencies. A report will be delivered by October 20.

TweakGuides have updated their Tweaking Companion. The TweakGuides Tweaking Companion (TGTC), the complete system customization and optimization guide for all Windows users, has been updated. There are separate PDF versions for XP, Vista and Windows 7. The TGTC covers every significant Windows setting and feature, and provides all the major performance and customization tweaks. Also provided are links and instructions for a large number of reliable free applications which can enhance your system.

XbitLabs are in a comparative mood, with Asus Crosshair IV Formula and Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD7 AM3 motherboards, GeForce GTX 480 SLI vs. Radeon HD 5870 CrossFire and GeForce GTX 470 SLI against Radeon HD 5970. Radeon HD 5970 has long remained the leader among gaming graphics accelerators. Today it is facing a very dangerous rival - GeForce GTX 470 SLI tandem that may be a sign of the arrival of a new dual-GPU Nvidia graphics card.

Phoronix meanwhile compared five Linux distributions. With many Linux distributions receiving major updates in recent weeks and months we have carried out a five-way Linux distribution comparison of openSUSE, Ubuntu, Fedora, PCLinuxOS, and Arch Linux. We have quite a number of tests comparing the 32-bit performance of these popular Linux distributions on older PC hardware.



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