Got Vista?

Subject: General Tech | January 30, 2007 - 09:16 AM |
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Today is the day that Vista hits retail stores everywhere, though it does not seem to have had the same effect on people as, say, Burning Crusade.  With the FUD surrounding this new OS from Microsoft, many are double thinking the switch from XP to Vista.  In that crowd is [H]ard|OCP, and Kyle, an admitted Microsoft fan, is sharing his thoughts on his satisfaction with XP versus his desire to have the new shiny.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

AMD and Microsoft Collaboration Enables World-class Windows Vista Experience

Subject: General Tech | January 29, 2007 - 03:33 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Jan. 29, 2007 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today detailed the
hardware and supporting software technologies to deliver the highest
levels of performance, stability and application compatibility for
Microsoft Windows Vista(tm) users.

Source: AMD

Apple versus LG versus Ruckus

Subject: General Tech | January 29, 2007 - 12:26 PM |
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Digital Trends compares the LG Prada phone to the Apple iPhone.  While both have touch screens and are 2.5G GSM GPRS EDGE phones, the LG will be out sooner, and does not tie you into a contract with Cingular.  That may give it an edge in your mind, or not.  They follow up with a look at Ruckus, which is going about online music subscriptions in a very different way than iTunes, and will work with the Prada, and just about anything else.  They finish with some screen grabs, and a hypothesis that Apple may have been

Tools for the game designer in you

Subject: General Tech | January 29, 2007 - 12:07 PM |
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Gamebryo Element is a game development program from Emergent that, like the Unreal Engine, supports not only PCs, but consoles as well.  With Metrics Elements and Metrics Automation, it provides a way to create games with full support for vertex and pixel shaders, skeletal bases fro characters and more.  If you have thought of making a game, and want it a little more polished than some of the free engines that are out there, take a look at this review from Beyond3D.

Source: Beyond3D

Everything you wanted to know about Novel-Microsoft ...

Subject: General Tech | January 29, 2007 - 09:17 AM |
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Ars Technica takes a quick, and humorous look at the Novel-Microsoft deal, with visual aids.  From their initial infatuation, when it looked like Windows and Linux were going to be swapping code with each other, to the eventual souring of the relationship.  It has now spiraled into a nasty domestic disturbance, with Linux's multiple personalities, SuSE, Red Hat and Ubuntu all making an appearance.

Source: Ars Technica

Hurry, you're missing it all!

Subject: General Tech | January 26, 2007 - 02:34 PM |
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We offer advice on a new diagnostic skill this week on PC Perspective ...

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LOTR online details released

Subject: General Tech | January 26, 2007 - 12:32 PM |
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HEXUS has quite a bit of information On LOTR Online: Shadows of Angma.  There are some unique bonuses to getting in on a pre-order, or The Founder's Program as they refer to it. If you have any interest in Middle Earth, and love MMORPGs, head to the European or American pre-order sites before the release date of April 24th. 

Source: Hexus

I'll bet you didn't expect that

Subject: General Tech | January 26, 2007 - 09:04 AM |
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Who could have imagined it?  The Inquirer has located a computer store that stays open until midnight, and not just on nights when a new MMORPG expansion is released!  Think of all those times you had to give up and go to bed because you destroyed a keyboard, and didn't have a back up.  If this catches on, you'll never have to worry about that happening again!

Oh, and it has an iMac running Vista Ultimate Edition too.

Source: The Inquirer
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Installation Begins

Want to see what the installation of Windows Vista might be on your system with an upgrade or clean install? Our pictorial article will walk you through it!

But how will you ever find it once you put it down?

Subject: General Tech | January 25, 2007 - 09:32 AM |
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The storage density record was destroyed by a joint group from Caltech and UCLA.  While you are not likely to see this for sale anytime soon, that circuit seems to be well ahead of Moore's Law and proves we have a while to go before we hit any sort of limit to the complexity of circuits.

Source: Slashdot