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A Bit of A Puzzle

Intel released its financial numbers on Tuesday. They weren’t too good; essentially the typical bump in sales dollars for Christmas was the Bump That Wasn’t. In their conference call, they blamed a lot of things for that. They said the Read More

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Adjustment and Extinction?

To paraphrase Winston Churchill, AMD can always be counted upon to do the right thing, after all other possibilities have been exhausted. 🙂 The Inquirer reports that AMD will adjust at least some Opteron prices a little higher and drop Read More

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EFI and You

EFI and You Just before the first IntelMacs came out, Apple announced that its systems would boot up using something called EFI rather than the good old BIOS. What is EFI? EFI is Intel’s successor to BIOS. EFI will make Read More

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65nm Intels Coming

Yes, Virginia, there is such a thing as 65nm Pentium IVs, though they’ve been noticed mostly by their near-total absence so far. A web search shows a handful of places where you can order them, though the sites generally indicate Read More

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The Perils of Being Oz

Little Stevie Jobs has a big problem. He announced a few IntelMacs yesterday, a notebook and an iMac. The iMac uses a dual-core Yonah chip. There’s one little problem with such a system for somebody who buys a machine like Read More

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The Perils of Repair

Doing 21st Century Voodoo A few days ago, we had a primer on how to build your own computer. As many readers would attest, doing this is likely to make you the “computer expert” in the eyes of family, friends Read More