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Three SATA-II Hard Drives Reviewed

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Today, we're looking at three sata-ll drives, plus we're comparing them with the Western Digital Caviar RAID Edition drive we reviewed several months ago. This allows us to see if there's any real performance difference between the old and new.

M$ sues US software pirates

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Microsoft today announced that it is filing four lawsuits against companies in Virginia and California for alleged distribution of counterfeit and/or illicit software and software components.

PC makers snub Windows sans media player

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Four major PC makers have no plans to sell the media-player-free version of Windows, which Microsoft was ordered to offer by Europe's competition commissioner.

Nvidia GF 7800 GTX $639 option

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The Geforce 7800 GTX with 256MB - for now - sporting with DVI and TV out will add $639 to your PC's price.

Hashing exploit threatens digital security

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Cryptographers have found a way to snip a digital signature from one document and attach it to a fraudulent document without invalidating the signature and giving the fraud away.

Falling CD sales can't be blamed on P2P swappers

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Declining CD sales cannot be blamed on the rise of internet file-sharing networks, according to a new report into the state of the global online digital music industry.

FCC sets rules for VoIP 911

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Internet telephone service will soon come with a warning sticker.

Britney Spears a hit with hackers

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The celebrity whose name is used most by hackers creating computer e-mail viruses has shifted from Microsoft chief Bill Gates to pop singer Britney Spears.

Space shuttle Discovery rolls toward launch pad

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Space shuttle Discovery is making its glacial crawl to launch pad 39B this morning to prepare it for blastoff next month.

Most Want U.S. to Make Internet Safe

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Most Americans believe the government should do more to make the Internet safe, but they don't trust the federal institutions that are largely responsible for creating and enforcing laws online, according to a new industry survey.

Linux Fans Greet New Kernel Release

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Linux-2.6.11.12

A new version of the Linux kernel has been released, adding support for virtualization and showcasing the use of a new release-management tool developed by Linux inventor Linus Torvalds himself.

Java flaws open door to hackers

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Sun Microsystems has fixed a pair of security bugs in Java that could be exploited by attackers to take over computers running Windows, Linux and Solaris.

The State Of Internet Security

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While the scams that daily flood our e-mail in-boxes show no signs of abating, there is some good news for the users who have to sort through them all. So says VeriSign in its latest "State of Internet Security" address covering the first three months of 2005.

OpenSolaris Needs Time to Shine

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Competitors and analysts are waiting to see whether possible Linux challenger OpenSolaris will build enough of a community to change Sun's business future.

M$ patches more holes

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Microsoft

Microsoft has released 10 security bulletins, three of them describing critical flaws that could let an attacker take complete control over a computer system

Yahoo! Buys Internet Phone Provider

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Yahoo Inc. said Tuesday it had acquired DialPad Communications Inc., a 6-year-old company whose software lets people to place calls over the Internet for a fraction of the cost of regular telephone service. New products from Yahoo that integrate DialPad technology could debut within a few months.

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PCLinuxOS Preview-9

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PCLinuxOS is a binary-based Linux distribution presented as a livecd that offers the user a beautiful fully functional complete desktop operating system. Unparalleled in beauty and functionality, PCLOS is perhaps the premier operating system of our time. To borrow a quote, "PCLinuxOS is one of the world’s up and coming providers of a Linux Desktop Solution. With a small but dedicated development team, PClinuxOS delivers Desktop Ready Software that harnesses the power of the Open Source Community."

PCLinuxOS Preview 9 Released

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According to distrowatch Preview 9 of PCLinuxOS has been released.

Infineon posts DDR 3 prototype to Intel

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Infineon has become the latest memory maker to produce a working DDR 3 device. Its DDR 3 chips will shunt bits at 1600Mbps, double the top-end of the DDR 2 specification.

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Late Coverage of Confidential Computing Consortium

  • Microsoft Partners With Google, Intel, And Others To Form Data Protection Consortium

    The software maker joined Google Cloud, Intel, IBM, Alibaba, Arm, Baidu, Red Hat, Swisscom, and Tencent to establish the Confidential Computing Consortium, a group committed to providing better private data protection, promoting the use of confidential computing, and advancing open source standards among members of the technology community.

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Graphics: Mesa Radeon Vulkan Driver and SPIR-V Support For OpenGL 4.6

  • Mesa Radeon Vulkan Driver Sees ~30% Performance Boost For APUs

    Mesa's RADV Radeon Vulkan driver just saw a big performance optimization land to benefit APUs like Raven Ridge and Picasso, simply systems with no dedicated video memory. The change by Feral's Alex Smith puts the uncached GTT type at a higher index than the visible vRAM type for these configurations without dedicated vRAM, namely APUs.

  • Intel Iris Gallium3D Is Close With SPIR-V Support For OpenGL 4.6

    This week saw OpenGL 4.6 support finally merged for Intel's i965 Mesa driver and will be part of the upcoming Mesa 19.2 release. Not landed yet but coming soon is the newer Intel "Iris" Gallium3D driver also seeing OpenGL 4.6 support. Iris Gallium3D has been at OpenGL 4.5 support and is quite near as well with its OpenGL 4.6 support thanks to the shared NIR support and more with the rest of the Intel open-source graphics stack. Though it's looking less likely that OpenGL 4.6 support would be back-ported to Mesa 19.2 for Iris, but we'll see.

The GPD MicroPC in 3 Minutes [Video Review]

In it I tackle the GPD MicroPC with Ubuntu MATE 19.10. I touch on the same points made in my full text review, but with the added bonus of moving images to illustrate my points, rather than words. Read more Also: WiringPi - Deprecated

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